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

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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Pressing any key in firefox repeats a string (under load)

On 32-bit lubuntu (14.10) with firefox 35.0.1, occasionally while browsing a very, very strange bug with text input will occur. When typing into any text box, any key will input, instead of the ...
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A key on my keyboard is not working!

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today I noticed that my Delete button is not working. I tried restart, but the problem persists. All other keys are working properly. Why has this problem occurred and how ...
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Keyboard button control default music app Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have 2 music app on my laptop: Rhythmbox (install first) Amarok (install later) Keyboard button to control music: Previous, Play/Pause, Next always control the app Rhythmbox. I changed the ...
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T9 keyboard using numeric keys

after bought an gamer mouse, that have 12 numeric keys at left side, i was wondering how to do an T9 keyboard to use that keys on ubuntu? I'm working with java but can't figure out how to integrate ...
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ESC button not working

Hey I have a dell inspiron 4515 running with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The last few day the Esc button is not working any more. Can one one help me out please?
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keyboard numbers stop working except 5 and 6 when log in

keyboard numbers stop working except 5 and 6 when log in , that occurs suddenly without any updates and I’m using Ubuntu 13.10 i can't use my numpad now and use the on screen keyboard to write ...
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symbol (£) on US keyboard?

How can I type the pound sign (£) in Ubuntu 14.04 using US keyboard layout? the very long shortcut way is not welcomed.
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Cannot type “f” in Midori

I bumped into a very weird error: I cannot type "f" when using Midori. This includes using the letter f in a URL (no www.lemonde.fr for instance), a search on Duck Duck Go or Google, and searching for ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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xmodmap: How to set Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt?

When using xmodmap, is it possible to map the Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt? I am trying to map Alt+Ctrl+ u to ü and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+u to Ü. I have no AltGr on my keyboard (KBC Poker I). I have it down to ...
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Numeric keyboard frozzen with gnome-shell

I'm using 14.10 with unity and gnome-shell. - with unity, numeric keyboard is running perfectly. - with gnome-shell, login with numéric keyboard is running well, as well as in a terminal or using ...
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Mouse and Keyboard are freezing

Sometimes my mouse and my keyboard just stop working. I cannot move, click or type anything anymore. But music or videos which are open still work and play. The only thing that I can do is pressing ...
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[Ctrl][Alt] causing windows to maximise vertically

Ubuntu 14.10, Unity, running Windows under KVM. Pressing Ctrl+Altimmediately causes the focused window to maximise vertically (no other keys pressed). Pressing them again causes the window to ...
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keybinding problem - shift keys remapped themselves

Turned on my netbook (Asus X200CA) this morning to find some weird keybinding changes. Running 14.04 with cairo dock, ran an update this afternoon to try and fix it to no avail. Left shift key is ...
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How to use Tamil typewriter keyboard in ubuntu?

I have enabled the tamil keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: I activated all the Tamil keyboards: none of the keyboards support real Tamil Typewriter layout. like, in typewriter first we have to type ் ...
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Cannot login because of other keyboard on login screen

I had changed my password using bg symbols in my password to make it more secure, but when I restart to kubuntu login lightdm screen there is no way to return to bg symbols because the default layout ...
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Typing special characters in terminal

I want to be able to type a special character (é) in terminal. I found a webpage which tells me to push a dead_acute key along with "e" key and that's it. ...
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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keyboard issues on wake

I have a dell vostro v13 and I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (32bit). When I am typing my sentence will freeze and than catch up really quickly. The problem is that it will either miss characters, or put ...
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Modify Super Key to act like Command Key in Mac

I'm a mac user and I want to map the Ubuntu super key to act like the mac command key. Some like: SUPER + C = Copy SUPER + V = Paste SUPER + X = Cut But I also want to use the Super key for some ...
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Why do my A, N, Enter, Shift Keys seem to have reduced sensitivity to touch?

I recently installed PyCharm, Emacs, and Vim in order to start programming. However, I noticed that my A, N, SHIFT, and ENTER keys on my keyboard seem to not always work when I press them. There was ...
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Ubuntu 14.10, lenovo ideapad z580..keyboard issue

I did a recent installation of 14.10 and everything went well but I soon realized that my arrow keys (up/down/left/right), home, end keys are not working. I did a dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...
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Any tool for importing Microsoft .klc file?

I know it is relatively easy creating a custom keyboard layout, but it seems like I have to do that for both two desktop environments installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop (Unity and KDE). And what is ...
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Cannot write accented chars (ex ã) in Java apps

The title says it all: I can't write accented characters in Java applications. For now I have tried Idea IDE's and Netbeans and none accepts them. Using other applications it works as supposed. Note ...
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The Keyboard Layout in German language has not all the letters in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/ 14.04

Do you have any idea how to install the rest of the keys in German keyboard in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/14.04 on a Laptop? More specific I have an Acer Aspire 5610. There are some keys that can ...
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Firefox blur event fires when changing keyboard language

When i changing keyboard language in a text-field with DOM "blur" event, the event fires!. As you know the blur event must fire when text-field lost the focus. I've found this problem only in ...
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The application Keyboard input Methods has closed unexpectedly

I get this message: "The application Keyboard input Methods has closed unexpectedly" immediately After I log in. It has been happening more recently. Please help, Thanks
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Slow Keyboard with Lubuntu [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend a 'site that will give me a very basic idea of Lubuntu? I don't use it too much 'cos I can't get a handle on the basics. My keyboard has been slow and muddles up the type. brown ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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14.04 fresh install keyboard and mouse not working on reboot

I just installed Ubuntu, and my USB keyboard and mouse aren't working. I'm essentially stuck on the log-in screen with nowhere to go. I tried rebooting and starting in recovery mode, but I can't hold ...
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capslock/shift/ctrl keys are not working on usb keyboard, works on laptop keyboard

Title basically says it all, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. It seems like they are being detected but just not mapped.
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Showing Onboard Keyboard On Lock Screen

I have been playing around with the Onboard settings and even though I select the option "Show when unlocking the screen" from the settings the keyboard still doesn't appear when on screen lock. This ...
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USB (mouse/keyboard) turn off selecting Windows from GRUB

I completely reformatted a drive and set up the partitions as I wanted them. First I installed Windows 7 and things were smooth (keyboard mouse worked) Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Grub and ...
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Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu 14.04 - Windows 7 VM keystrokes work 80% of time

Is there a way to adjust the keystroke sensitivity on a Virtualbox VM in Ubuntu 14.04? When typing in my Win7 vm (I'm using seamless mode), I have to type very slowly and push the keys PERFECTLY for ...
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How do I turn off or repurpose the CAPSLOCK key?

Update: My main goal is to change the function (or even turn off) the CAPSLOCK key. At work, we have a long domain name. I'm lazy. I'd like to map my CAPSLOCK key to type out a string such as ...
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Keyboard layout related issue - fixed in GUI but receive error in terminal

I run on Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue related to the keyboard layout in GUI mode. I managed to fix it in the GUI by using: setxkbmap -layout us [1] and adding it to the ~/.bashrc. That works fine. ...
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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using xkb)?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
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Keyboard not working at login screen Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3.9.90. After a standard program update two weeks ago my keyboard stopped working only in the login screen. As a workaround I log in using the screen keyboard. When ...
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How to use a laptop keyboard on another laptop? (software solution)

I want to play fofix (frets on fire, a guitar hero like game) in multi-player mode but I don't have an extra USB keyboard. I would like to link my friend's laptop's keyboard to my laptop (two ...
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not able to boot up with the key lock on [duplicate]

Since installing the latest version have had to hit the key lock key to use the keypad. How can I boot up with the key lock on? Without not having to hit the key lock key every time?
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Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
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USB keyboard sometimes works sometimes it doesn't

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an IBM Model M keyboard with USB-SDL-6-pin adapter. The keyboard works fine on a Macbook Pro and on my desktop when I'm running Win7. The keyboard works at the bios ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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Direct Keyboard Input from Linux Laptop to Windows Pc

So, every once in a while I sit with my Laptop right in Front of my Desktop Pc with the PC-Mouse next to it (which means I can still use it) but the keyboard is behind the laptop. It so happends I use ...
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Keyboard and mouse (touchpad from laptop) stalling

Today I started up my laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that every second or so my keystrokes and mouse actions doesn't get through. This is very annoying. An example of typed text will look like ...
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How to change one key in the keyboard?

I need to change only one key in my keyboard, the key for ç, it is not used in my language nor the keyboard language so I don't know why someone would put that key there, in fact I've only seen that ...
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Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...