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How can I set up a key spamming macro?

I'm trying to find a program that functions as an analogue to AutoHotKey on Windows. I need to constantly send virtual keystrokes to any application window by pressing a button. Ideally, I should be ...
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How to swap Caps with Left Control and change layouts using Caps Lock+Swith (grp:shift_caps_switch)

I already tried a lot of methods for changing this and none of those worked. I used xmodmap and setxkbkey but it both ways there's always problem with setting it. However, using those methods don't ...
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Inverted question/exclamation marks

I am trying to type inverted question marks and exclamation marks in Ubuntu 15.04 and have tried AltGrt + ? and AltGrt + ! but all I get is: ? and ! respectively.
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launch problems at Ubuntu 14.04.2

I install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Aser Aspire R3, with Windows 8.1 as preinstalled system on board. Something got wrong and now, from time to time, I have problems in entering, which shown in two cases: or ...
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Map firefox refresh to multimedia keyboard

Sorry for this question, I think I'm missing something really easy. In firefox I can refresh with F5. Groovy. I have a multimedia keyboard with forward/back/bookmark/refresh/search/close buttons, ...
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Why synergy started to become unresponsive?

I have been using synergy to share my keyboard and mouse between my desktop and laptop for a long time. Starting from around 2 months ago, it has become painful to use it. Generally, I can get my ...
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Keyboard mapping multiple keys to l shift (ubuntu 14.04)

I just recently bought a new wired keyboard and all the ctrl, alt, super keys do not work. I checked using xev to check the keys and everything is given a keycode of 50 which maps to the left shift. ...
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On mini Mac, after install of 14.2, the pass-phrase for encrypted drive is not accepted. But also I can not boot from install media anymore

I have checked how to enter my pass phrase with different keyboard-layouts after having read the listed issues with this error. However I still can't get through. I can no longer boot the mac with ...
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gnome: How to set lv3:rwin_switch xkb option in tweak tools

I set my keyboard layout like this: setxkbmap -layout us -variant altgr-intl -option '' -option caps:escape -option altwin:swap_alt_win lv3:rwin_switch which is fine, as long as I do not plugin and ...
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Gnome On Screen Keyboard appears only in activity search

I use a Dell with a touch screen which can be folded into a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I enabled the Gnome On Screen Keyboard in the Accessibility menu, but the onscreen keyboard appears only ...
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no wireless keyboard detected, acer aspire U5 620

I am new to this plattform and have searched it but did not find anything regarding my new pc (Acer aspire u5 620) and a similar thread remained unsolved: ...
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State of USB-Host on Ubuntu Touch port on Nexus 4

I am thinking of either buy the BQ E5 or to reactivate my old Nexus 4 and flash it with Ubuntu Touch. The last time I did that (2 years ago) there has been an issue with the USB Host mode, so it was ...
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Disable Touchpad of Logitech TK820 on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

How can I disable only the touchpad of the TK820 (Combination multi-gesture touchpad and keyboard)? I only could achieve disabling the complete input device. Any help or point in a direction is much ...
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USB Keyboard Stopped Working After Update

I use a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard with my Lenovo X230 laptop. It worked fine until yesterday when I updated my system. I have tested the keyboard with another laptop -- it works fine. I also ...
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Notebook running linux with a mac external keyboard

I run Ubuntu on my notebook and use an external mac keyboard. It is very confusing that the order of the CTRL, ALT and SUPER (or COMMAND) is different. On the notebook's keyboard it is: CTRL, SUPER ...
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Keyboard not mapping properly, upon removal of external keyboard

I know that there has to be some kind of simple solution, and I have searched for it, but have come up with nothing. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook 3,1. The keyboard has worked perfectly ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login keyboard stuck on english. I want french keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a french computer (AZERTY keyboard, see below) but I selected english keyboard while installing Ubuntu. Then change my keyboard parameter like this: and here is my ...
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How do I run xkbcom on Ubuntu GNOME startup?

Using xkbcomp -xkb I have generated a keyboard description and stored it in my home directory - ~/.keyboard-map. I can "use" this keyboard description by executing the following command: xkbcomp ...
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Lenovo z50-70, keyboard and touchpad not working at all

Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04. Working fine in GRUB, in BOIS. After system is boot - keyboard and touchpad not working. I can work only with usb keyboard and mouse. Can somebody get advice about problem?
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Kinesis Advantage keyboard keeps cutting out on a new Dell Optiplex 9020

I just started using a Dell Optiplex 9020. I noticed that my Kinesis Advantage keyboard will step working every 10 minutes or so. Simply unplugging it then plugging it back in fixes the problem but ...
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Remap Fn+F3 from XF86Sleep to XF86MonBrightnessUp

I have got a new laptop which is Toshiba Sattelite Pro R50 and I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on it. After a while it turned out brightness buttons are mapped incorrectly. Fn + F3 is mapped to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Have any program that restore or prevent the enviroment issues after log on?

Sometimes the users' desktops bars (Xubuntu 14.04) doesn't appears after log on the session, showing just the wallpaper. I solved pressing ctrl+alt+F1, and: killall -u <user>(to kill the ...
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help getting secondary mouse buttons to work? also have a k70 rgb keyboar numpad problem

i have a corsair M65 mouse, it has two buttons on the side on windows known as mouse button 4 and 5. also there is a sniper button. I haven't been able to use them at all, i'm using Ubuntu 15.04. i ...
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CAPS LOCK to CONTROL remap is reset after screen lock [duplicate]

I am trying to map my CAPS LOCK to CONTROL. To that end I added the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps to the Startup Applications menu. This works fine whenever I start the system, however, ...
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Why am I getting an early Alt KeyRelease

I'm trying to bind Alt-W to something in a TightVNC session running on Ubuntu 14.04 and a vncviewer running on Ubuntu 15. When I run xev on the viewer machine, I get Alt_L press, W press, W release ...
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Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update

Keyboard layout on laptop is messed up after full system update. Running Linux Mint 3.11.0-26 on an HP Pavilion. Example of problem: When pressing the o button it returns a 6, and m=0, j=1, 0=/, ...
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Can I program the F10 button on my keyboard to input .com?

I am wondering if I can program the F10 button on my keyboard to input ".com" so when I type a website i can press F10 and ".com" will be put in. Is there a way? I am running Linux Lubuntu 15.04.
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Create custom shortcut GUI/view similar to the Super + hold feature

Ok I have seen the posts on custom shortcuts and know the Super key by holding it brings up a fancy list of default shortcuts. I want to for example hold Ctrl + Super + V and get all my Vim shortcuts ...
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No Keyboard, no network after power-out 14.04 LTS Server

After a power-outage, the server rebooted OK, but fails to set up networking and the USB keyboard no longer worked (A bit of a hinderance as I then have no way to access the machine). I tried several ...
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Command for Refresh

I have a keyboard with multimedia keys (play song, pause song, etc). For example, I can play/pause a song with Fn-Key + F5. I wanted to invert the Fn-Key so that it is pressed by default. I read that ...
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Special Function Keys are not working in Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS

Volume (+/-/Mute), Brightness (up/down), Disable Webcam, Mute Microphone and Projector Function keys are not working (when used through laptop keyboard) but Next, Pause/Play and Previous keys are ...
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BQ Aquarius Ubuntu phone bluetooth keyboard

I have SV-05B wireless bluetooth keyboard and wanted to try and connect this to my ubuntu bq phone. When I go to the blue tooth connection the mac address of the keyboard comes up but it will not ...
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Suddenly keyboard crashes while using it

I use VMware and have Ubuntu 14.04 on it. While running Ubuntu, my keyboard works well at first but suddenly the keys start not working well: e.g. when I press s in Libre Office Writer it tries to ...
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Kubuntu keyboard problem

Issue is with some keys, when I type a I get al, for c I get c. and etc. It seems problem started to occur after latest updates..... Please advise...
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Xmodmap - how do I use ctrl as a modifier?

Basic keyboard layout: 1 → 1 Shift+1 → ! I would like: Ctrl+1 → ¹. (Superscript one character). The following code allows me to type ¹, but only with Shift+1: xmodmap -e "keycode ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key to be Shift Lock?

I would like Caps Lock to behave as if it were Shift Lock - so when you have Shift Lock on and press 1, it gives !. I am using GNOME, but if I can use a package for another DE on GNOME, I'm happy to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 sa5_crypt screen keyboard doesn't work

I have Xubuntu 14.04 since it's release, but have never updated it until today. After that (and with a message of error in the softwate updater) i rebooted my pc (sorry for my english, i'm from ...
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Does Ubuntu Touch allow custom keyboards?

Does Ubuntu Touch allow the possibility of a custom keyboard (as is possible on Android)? By this I mean a proprietary "keyboard app" that you can install from a 3rd party developer. There at least ...
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Accents problem on GTK application on Kubuntu 15.04

I have installed Kubuntu 15.04 which looks awesome. My French-Canadian Keyboard is well configured and I can type word with accents fine on KDE app like Kate. But if I'm on skype, firefox or other GTK ...
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IOGear gcs72u Keyboard/Mouse Unresponive After A While - Ubuntu 14.04

I have a kvm setup: 1 Computer with Ubuntu and another with windows 8. The problem is after a number of switches (Between 5 - 10 back and forth) the mouse and keyboard stop moving for my ubuntu ...
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NUM-Lock LED state does not correspond with internal state after boot (15.04)

Summary: After boot and login, my keyboard's NUM-Lock LED is off, but the numpad is working, so the internal state is on. If I start press NUM-Lock, the LED stays off and the numpad gets disabled, the ...
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Cannot reassign XF86Back and XF86Forward keys

I have thinkpad laptop with annoying back/forward keys near the arrow keys. I often press them by mistake, which leads to text losses while typing in browser. In other DEs (mate, xfce etc.) I usually ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 | Logitech Unifing | No Keyboard nor mouse during Grub choice menu

Almost all is in the title ! I'm unable to use up/down arrows on my K800 wireless Logitech keyboard (No advertising, just trying to be accurate!) Once grub choice menu passed after time out, both ...
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Remap keys in Ubuntu

I recently screwed up my keyboard, and for now (as someone can recommend) I can't buy a new one. The thing is: everytime I press "o", I get "9o" written, "(" turns "(/" and so on. Is there a way to ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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Laptop keyboard not working after installing laptop-mode-tools

Just a few weeks before, I installed laptop-mode-tools on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop. Thereafter, I rebooted my computer but unfortunately my keyboard didn't work at all (but my mouse worked fine as ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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Make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04. The keyboard doesn't have the "Delete" key. How can I make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete? I was able to remap some other single keys in ...
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How do I stop my keyboard layout reverting to English USA from English on reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Removed English USA from Keyboard settings. English is the only thing in there. Can revert to English after reboot by clicking on EN icon but having to do this every time I reboot is annoyying