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

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Laptop Keyboard & Trackpad don't work - External keyboard/mouse DO work

Attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new laptop. Using the live USB, I'm able to get past the boot screen and load up the OS (using nomodeset since I use a GPU), but the laptop keyboard and ...
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Bind all keystrokes to an application

I'm running 16.04 with LXDE on an old server. Graphics are obviously not awesome (8MB onboard graphics), so I am using x2go to forward my xsession over 10 100 1000. The problem is that the ...
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Alt key works on Ubuntu 14.04 VM, ignored on 15.10 VM

I've been using an Ubuntu 14.04 VM for quite a while. I have it working the way I need to, mostly. I just created an Ubuntu 15.10 VM and I'm trying to configure it similarly. I just noticed that ...
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How can I make an icon which presses a key when double- clicked?

Is there any way to make a document/file when double clicked presses the Super key for example. I have no idea if something like this is possible on Ubuntu.
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Sometimes keyboard shortcuts don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media buttons, so I use scroll lock to lower volume and pause/break to increase. Works out pretty great since I don't use these buttons. But sometimes when I reboot, these ...
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Logitech Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work with GRUB2 on boot [duplicate]

I can't use my keyboard with GRUB2 when I reboot? Is there a fix for this?
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How can I get the Insert key never to overwrite in Kubuntu 14.04?

I have read Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key? asked in 2011 but I can't find the Add button in System settings. I want my Insert key to insert, but it keeps ...
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Global Shortcut not working 15.10

I have a keyboard with media shorts and they work to pause music playing in chrome globally. My Global Settings: My Chrome Shortcut keys: However when I hit Cntrl+Alt+Z the audio won't pause. ...
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UK QWERTY keyboard && Spanish tilded chars in Ubuntu touch (OTA-10)

I have an external BT keyboard with layout UK QWERTY (see a scan of the layout here 1) which works fine with my Ubuntu mobile devices. What I in addition want to archive are the Spanish tilded chars ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not able to pass login as well as recovery. I have seen that suddenly usb2.0 doesn't work in ubuntu14.04. I have to use 3.0 for mouse and keyboard. lsusb command shows all usb ports. Thanks and ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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Ubuntu 14.04lts, USB Keyboard and USB mouse Just stop working

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04LTS since Sept 2015 without any problems. Within the last week or so the USB keyboard and mouse just stops working. The only way to cure the problem is to do a hard ...
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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Disable key when program is running

Duplicate question to How disable key while specific program is running?, which was never answered. (Which option is worse, that I repost the same question, or that I thread necro the old post?) ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...
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Disable events from extra keyboard keys on notebook

How can I disable events like "fly mode", "turn of screen" which locate in F1-F12 buttons on my notebook? I need those buttons for hotkeys in my IDE and I always call this events when I misclicked and ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...
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AltGr selectively dropped in communication chain on Finnish keyboard

I am using Kubuntu 14 LTS on two machines, one as 32-bit version and the other as 64-bit version. I have been using x2x to control the former system from the keyboard and mouse of the latter. I have ...
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remap the top number keys to use the symbols and numbers with the shift key

As a developer I often have to write a lot of % $ # symbols in my code. It is extra work over a day to keep hitting shift so obviously this will be a real functional improvement for programming to ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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Ubuntu15.10 make a screenshot with keyboard shortcut no save option display?

I have to take a Screen-shot icon from left favorite bar to open a Copy to clipboard ----------- save window. When I was using ctrl + Alt + print shortcut in setting in the All Systems -> Keyboard, ...
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How to report a keyboard layout issue

I am using a MacBook Air with a French (a.k.a. AZERTY) keyboard. I chose the "French (Macintosh)" keyboard layout in System Settings / Keyboard / Layouts. Everything works fine, even for exotic ...
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Keyboard shortcut for end of line

I've been searching the other posts for an answer to this but they all have been slightly different than what I am looking for. I am used to developing in OS X where the simple keyboard shortcut ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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BIG ISSUE: Mouse and keyboard don't work on boot menu

Whenever I turn on my computer, as usual the keyboard and mouse turn on, but then they turn off on the boot menu and the screen where you select Ubuntu, or it does it for you in like 10 seconds. After ...
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How should I debug the error “Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session.”

I am running an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 that I setup more than 6 months. About a week ago, I started getting an error message: Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping ...
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Cannot find pipe symbol “|” in Ubuntu server

This question might sound silly, but I'm trying to install webmin on Ubuntu server and I need to execute this command: wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - but I'...
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aterm not accepting keyboard input

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 and it's default windowmanager. Yesterday I installed aterm with apt-get install, but I can't get aterm working. Problem: aterm won't accept keyboard input it does ...
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Keyboard not working

The keyboard has no function - in no program /app After booting the kb is OK, login is working...then nothing Changing to the terminal on alt- ctrl- F1 ...The keyboard is OK Any hint?
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XBindKey reload bug

I have installed xbindkeys to change some keys, and I could not reload my config file while following a tutorial https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys : xbindkeys -p is not reloading the ...
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Changing enter and tab

I would like to make enter key act as tab and tab key act as enter in my keyboard, and also backspace to (`) and shift-backspace to (~). I would also like to change Left, Down, Up and Right to F1, F2, ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keyboard light not working

I created a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to test some command that I need to learn in my classes. But my Keyboard light isn't turning on, the key to turn them on is SCR LK on windows. But it ...
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An error occurred while mounting … .iso keys:Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

I found, that due to some errors with mount configuration, the following error occurred: An error occurred while mounting ... .iso keys:Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery Regardless ...
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What is the “Alternative Characters Key”?

On Ubuntu 15.10 I see in Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Typing The "Compose Key" and the "Alternative Characters key". I know what the former is, but not the latter. Does it duplicate the ...
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Matias Laptop Pro fails to connect

Trying to pair with a Matias Laptop Pro on my Razer Blade running Ubuntu. On bluetoothctl I get: [bluetooth]# pair 20:77:03:26:09:DF Attempting to pair with 20:77:03:26:09:DF [CHG] Device 20:77:03:...
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my keyboard freaks out, help

whenever I select some text and backspace it, it kinda copies and whenever I type fast it pastes itself between the letters I don't know what to do with it I don't know if i was able to explain it ...
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How to prevent key repeat for my mute/unmute key?

I have set a very low key repeat delay because I like it … makes me feel working faster :-) However, this creates problems with the hardware mute/unmute button on my computer (a Lenovo ThinkPad X201):...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Surface 3 Pro keyboard not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 with kernel version 4.2.0-34-generic on a Surface Pro 3. Everything is working out of the except the detachable keyboard. I have followed the following guide ...
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My Keyboard is malfunctioning after installing Ubuntu Mate 15.10

I'm new to the forum and to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 yesterday in my Asus F5GL laptop in a separate partition which is Vista already had. Problem is when I'm try to log in my Keyboard is ...
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after installing Ubuntu unable to access as keyboard shift key not working so unable to enter pw

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu onto the internal hard drive of my laptop. During the process of installing Ubuntu, I clicked the option to encrypt drive, and entered the same password I ...
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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character “5” repeated in text fields, and system freezes

I am running Ubuntu 15.10, with the latest updates. When I type in a text field (google search, type name of file, etc..) the number 5 gets typed on its own and it keeps repeating until I press ESC ...
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MinimalCD - Strange input lag on certain keys `, ~, ´, and ¨

I´ve just installed mini.iso Ubuntu 14.04 and there is some kind of international keyboard features that are causing me to need to double-tap ´ or `. If I use these keys and then immediately another ...
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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creating keymaps in ubuntu

I'm using a special keyboard that doesn't have keys like PageUp, PageDown, Home, End ... I want to create a keymaps for these keys. For example, when I press ctrl+Up, my computer will behave like I ...
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managing keyboard layouts outside unity

I would like to know if there is any way of using the standard ubuntu keyboard layouts from outside Unity. I am using a different WM (Fluxbox). The brute force approach would be to use xkb. I can do....
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Trackpad and keyboard erratic behaviour on Thinkpad Yoga (15.10)

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems that have been plaguing my Thinkpad Yoga, running 15.10. First up, the trackpad stops working for seconds at a time. This alone makes it almost unusable. But I ...
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Root system problem

I have a root system problem with Ubuntu 14.4 errors were found while checking the disk drive for / This is a common problem. I have followed numerous treads on this site: none have worked! I ...