Questions about keyboards, both touch and otherwise. However, please add the "touchscreen" tag for touchscreen keyboard questions.

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how to completely disable English(US) keyboard so that switcher doesn't notice it?

I would like to completely disable the English (US) keyboard, so that I can use English (Dvorak) everywhere. The reason I'm concerned about this is that there's a new hotkey for switching between ...
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how to get xbd recognised [duplicate]

There are numerous questions on ubuntu forums about keyboard mapping - clearly many people have this problem - and I've read a hundred or so answers - all about using gedit to edit the xbd files. OK. ...
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“s” not working

I was working in terminal and the character s no longer works. It's not a keyboard issue as it works on all other applications, and shift-s works. Also, even when I paste s it eliminates them from ...
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Packard Bell VAB70 keyboard & touchpad not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Packard Bell VAB70 laptop. Initially I installed 12.04, during the installation process the touchpad & keyboard worked, so I was able to enter the wi-fi key. ...
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How to create macros

I have Genius Luxmate i202. It has Fn key. I want to use Fn + key to increase or decrease volume. I want to use Fn + A type a with umlaut and other German special character
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Tab key stops working without modifiers

running ubuntu 14.04, unity 7.2.1 on Dell e5540 laptop. time after time Tab key starts working a little strange. doesn't work by itself - autocompletion in bash or switching between inputs in a ...
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Xmodmap remapping modifiers not working?

I am using a new keyboard, and trying to set it up to mimic the keyboard on my laptop. I'm using xmodmap on Ubuntu 14.04, and can't get it to work. I cleared the modifier keys like so : xmodmap -e ...
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fn+pgup (home) button key in Fujitsu Lifebook PH521 is not working on Ubuntu 14.04-01

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my 2 years old laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook PH521) it is an AMD E-450 powered laptop. Everything is working right, except the "home" (fn+pgup) and "end" ...
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Rebind PrntScr key

I want to rebind PrntScr ("print") to a custom screenshot program: shoot. However, if I try to do it the usual way, I simply end up invoking the GNOME screenshot utility. How can I make PrntScr do ...
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keyboard and mouse wont work in gui and recovery mode

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04. When i get to the login screen, my keyboard and mouse won't work. I tried to go to recovery mode through grub but the keyboard wont work on the recovery ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same application?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I can press Alt+| to switch windows of the same application. How can I change this keyboard shortcut to something else? I have tried using Gnome Control Center under System ...
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I want to create new Hotkey [duplicate]

I want to add a new Hotkey, When I press F1 it will do the same as Shift+F1 does. I have added a new Custom Shortcut (System -> Keyboard) but I don't know the command to run like we press Shift+F1. ...
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Which command gets run when I press the F1 key?

I want to add a new Hotkey: When I press F1 it will do the same as Shift+F1 does. I have added a new Custom Shortcut (System -> Keyboard) but I don't know the command to run like we press F1. I ...
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Number Lock light remains on after shutting down computer

If the Num Lock key active light is lit, on closing down the PC using the top bar menu option Shut Down...the light on the keyboard remains lit. If the Num Lock key is depressed before closing down ...
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alt + shift not work

I use Alt + Shift to change the language. It is so normal and I have worked with that for a long time. But some days some thing have happen for me. That is Alt + Shift not work all times. For example ...
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Backlight keyboard won't turn on samsung ativbook 6 ubuntu 14.04

So I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I like it but I can't seem to make the back-light keyboard to work. I have search hours for a solution but I can't find the script: kbd_brightness ...
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How does Ubuntu process the press of the power button and other keys presented on the keyboard?

How does Ubuntu process the press of the power button and other keys presented on the keyboard? There are many hot keys on my keyboard: Power Button, Volumn Up, Volumn Down, Mute and so on. How does ...
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grave accent key is not working [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu since August 2010. Now, I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.12.1. I was trying to find shortcut for toggling language but it couldn't work and my grave accent key (`) is also ...
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Keyboard is not working in GRUB menu

My Laptop key is not working in GRUB menu. I don't have a dual-boot or USB keyboard attached. I have searched : here , here or here but all the options are either for Dual boot system or for ...
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Suspend from keyboard at lock screen

I have a Logitech DiNovo Edge wireless keyboard with a suspend button. This button does work properly most of the time when the screen is unlocked on the last few Ubuntu versions (included 14.04). ...
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Ubuntu Roll Up Keyboard [closed]

This is about the Roll Up Keyboard found at shop.ubuntu.com Does anybody know if it's wireless? I have a Cubox-i and I would like to know if I can just roll the keyboard in my backpack when I go to ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 and Keyboard and mouse will not load

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and now I have to unplug the keyboard and mouse and plug them in after the system is booted. I have a Razer Black Widow keyboard and a Corsair mouse. My system ...
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media control keys on docked Dell Latitude laptop also changes multiple display settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has keys above the numeric keypad for "rewind", "play/pause", and "fast forward". When the machine is docked with an external monitor, using these keys ...
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cannot connect wireless keyboard when wakeup

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and a Logitech K520 wireless keyboard-mouse set. Occasionally, when I wake up Ubuntu from suspending, I find that the mouse works but the keyboard doesn't. And I find a way to ...
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How to revert: Alt suddenly stopped to help special char creation?

I guess I've unintentionally pressed some key combination that changes function of right Alt. I want it to change normal Latina letters into special letters (as it is by default).
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unlock screen from command line

I was using virtualbox on a laptop and closed the lid which locked the screen and sleep the computer. Now it came back from sleep, the screen is locked, but I can not type my password. The mouse work, ...
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Ubuntu, can't use @

I got an problem with my Ubuntu 12.04, ran in a VirtualBox on Windows 7. Like the title already said I can't use @. This one is just copy 'n paste. The problem also concerns the pipe and tilde, I ...
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Linux - keyboard with phone-like typing

I have a USB keyboard extension with just number-keys: I need to write chars (A to Z) on this keyboard. My idea is write the way you can on some phone keypads, where each number is mapped to ...
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Backlit keyboard

I have a dell vostro 3650 running newest Ubuntu install. I read this laptop has a backlit keyboard. I've researched how to turn it on with no luck. I've tried hitting the Fn F6 keys and the Fn right ...
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How to remap capslock key properly? [duplicate]

I want to remap capslock to ctrl on a low level, such that it also works in games, virtual consoles etcetera. I tried adding XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" to /etc/default/keyboard, but that doesn't work. ...
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Ubuntu stopped responding just after boot

I have HP Probook 445 g1 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed. Now the problem is that when I boot up my PC it boots perfectly but after 4–5 seconds of entering the password, the mouse & keyboard ...
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Can't type caret ('^') in Konsole [closed]

I can obviously type it my browser and even in Xterm, but not in Konsole. I'm using Kubuntu, 13.10. To be thorough, I am using a German keyboard (which is already a pain), but I don't see why that ...
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How can I achieve more control over my XFCE keyboard shortcuts?

XFCE has a great keyboard commands editor in the window manager keyboard settings area. I can change the commands that open or close windows or move to workspaces etc. But it is a bit lacking. What ...
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FN-Key Binding; what needs to be known?

I've beeen trying to read some about how to bind the FN + key combos to do certain common actions (toggle wifi, toggle bluetooth, brightness up/down, toggle touchpad, mute/unmute, volume up/down, etc ...
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14.04 - Keyboard does not work in login screen after sleep [duplicate]

I have an issue I'm not sure how to work out. On Ubuntu 14.04, after sleeping the keyboard will be non-responsive most of the time on the lightdm login screen. It's not completely non-responsive: I ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from overriding my setxkbmap settings?

I have put the following in my .profile: rm -f executed.log echo ".profile starting" >> executed.log if [ `whoami` != "root" ] then setxkbmap -v >> executed.log setxkbmap ...
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Upside-down question mark

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04[1] with a Dvorak keyboard layout. I need to write a bunch of emails in Spanish on a daily basis and I really really need a keyboard shortcut to the inverted question mark glyph ...
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how to fix my keyboad

I was working with my laptop suddenly the some problems happen for my keyboard. the J switch to 1 K switch to 2 L switch to 3 U switch to 4 I switch to 5 and ... How can I fix this? and ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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Keyboard locks in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

Couldn't you help me with hell of a wierd issue? I use Intellij IDEA 13 on Ubuntu 14.04 and from time to time my keyboard completely (yep, completely, it's not about shortcuts) locks in IDEA. I still ...
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Key repeating consistently gets interrupted

I am using xubuntu 12.04 64bit on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z laptop. Scenario: Holding the key sss expected output: ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ... ssssssssssssssss actual ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize all keys with paired bluetooth keyboard

I'm trying to connect a Logitech Harmony Hub as a Bluetooth keyboard to my Ubuntu 14.04 Linux HTPC. The pairing worked fine and the device is recognized as a keyboard in Bluetooth Settings. Some keys ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Replace specific keystrokes with custom text or characters [closed]

In formal writing I try to use n-dashes correctly so, for example, instead of: 2013-14 I write: 2013–14. To get an n-dash I currently use the Compose key (the right Windows key in my ...
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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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problem with exponents (like a³)

I use French keyboard setting, when I try to write "a^3" I should click the button "^" and then the space button to get "a^3", if I do not click space I get "a³", which is quite annoying while working ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...