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

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backspace working without using it

it's the first time I using UBUNTU and i'm installling the ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386 version. The problem is that wherever i had to type in some info (like location or rename a drive) during the ...
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Keep keyboard from waking laptop?

I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. I have been having a problem where, while I am carrying the laptop, the screen will push one of the keys and wake the laptop up. Is there any way to: ...
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Keyboard language is different every log in

I set my keyboard to german - and it is the only language selected. Nevertheless, every time I log in, the keyboard language is somehow English. (This bug is similar to this one: Keyboard language ...
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Keyboard and mouse stopped working at Ubuntu Desktop

Managed to load up Ubuntu 13.10 perfectly, then from nowhere when I start the computer, shortly before it hits the home screen all lights disappear from mouse and keyboard. Keyboard works fine if I ...
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Keyboard layout changes after reboot to US

Since a few weeks ago my keyboard settings keep changing to US after every reboot. I only have the Slovenian keyboard settings. Removed the US after installing the system months ago. My system: Ubuntu ...
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Copy/paste produces wrong codepage characters

When I copy/paste text into nano on a console window (Ctrl+Alt+F2), the braces and brackets are converted to German Umlaut characters. It's fine in a terminal running on the graphical Desktop. That's ...
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Enable repeat for a specific key

My ↓ key has died tonight. While waiting for a new keyboard, I am using the answer here to map the right Ctrl (key code 105) so that it acts as ↓: How do I remap certain keys or devices? Long story ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10, ps2 keyboard not recognized (worked in 12.04)

I have a old laptop with a internal ps2 keyboard (right now it is running ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I want to install the new version 13.10 but I found that the keyboard is not recognized. Can anyone help ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut that toggle start/stop .jar file?

# this is for running the AIORemote server from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Laptop to run with my Android device as remote control mouse pad and wireless file transfer. I know how to create keyboard shortcut ...
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Remap Command/Apple key to work as the control key

I have an iBook G4 running Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to re-map the Command/Apple keys to work as control. I've looked at using xmodmap, but so far I have failed at it. And, after trying the ...
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Neither control key is not registered with Anthy installed

I have a very annoying problem with a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install. For some reason control keys usually do not register. There seem to be no event given by xev. By usual, I mean most of the time. ...
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How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive?

How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive? I have a Logitech Media Keyboard 600 which has a wheel for volume control. I find the amount the volume changes between 'clicks' is ...
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Where can I fix control-clicking in Ubuntu?

Some time ago I was messing around with keyboard shortcuts, now I can't use Ctrl + 'click' to open links in new tabs. It's a minor inconvenience, but one that I actually find I need a lot. Now Ctrl + ...
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Wifi function key not working on HP laptop

I have an HP Pavilion g7-1260 with Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I would like to be able to use the wifi toggle key on the keyboard to enable and disable wifi. My wifi works fine and the light on the key turns ...
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Keyboard shortcut script not working

I finally gave up on getting my Fn+up/down keys to change my screen brightness on my laptop. I took a brightnessup.sh and brightnessdown.sh script and put them in /etc/acpi and then went to keyboard ...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with MATE

I'm on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine with MATE 1.7 installed. I'm trying to open the keyboard shortcuts menu, but nothing happens. Anyway, I can reach it through: system option -> keyboard -> ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: keyboard and trackpad do not work on Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro

I created a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 13.04 image. I managed to boot my Samsung ATIV. the GUI, mouse and keyboard work perfectly, and the installation works without problems. When I boot the ...
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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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IBus 1.4.1 input switch major lag (xubuntu 12.04)

I am absolutely sure it's an IBus problem. It doesn't want to switch, lagging for a few minutes up to an hour, from any language to any language. It is selected as the Keyboard Input Method System and ...
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I want to use Xmodmap along with multiple layouts

I usually use 3 keyboard layouts: US, BG, DE. As I need the DE layout only for Umlaute, I found the solution with modifying the keys in ~/.Xmodmap. The command xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap changes my US layout ...
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Can't disable backlit keyboard on Sony Viao, Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit

I need to turn off the backlit keyboard on my Sony Viao, with 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04. I'm prone to migraines, and the lights really bother my eyes. I've ried several posted solutions, none work. ...
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Why is my laptop keyboard malfunctioning after running boot-repair?

So, after using boot-repair to fix (reinstall) a Grub issue, some of the keys on my laptop have ceased to work. The specific keys are ;,',/,0,-,= and p. I tried swapping back to the live CD I ran ...
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Input devices not working at boot

Well, I'm not sure if this is caused by Ubuntu, but it started to happen after I installed Ubuntu, so I decided to ask here... Sometimes, when I turn my PC it goes to Grub and I cannot use my ...
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Keyboard layout order: last language is always the same

I use Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity. I have 3 keyboard layouts: English, Russian and Ukrainian, and I want to set the switching shortcut to "Caps to first, Shift + Caps to last". The problem is that the ...
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Filco Majestouch, TenKeyPad not working in 13.04

I have an issue with a Filco Majestouch numberpad - in the fact that it freezes on a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 (x64) (finally made ubuntu my primary boot, as opposed to Windows) - If I unplug the ...
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Left Shift Key acts like it's held too long

I have an obscure problem with a Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard. Everything works perfectly with the exception of the left shift key, it acts as though I have it pressed down for about two seconds ...
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GRUB does not listlen to input devices (keyboard)

I've got Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I've never had any problems with anything related GRUB or the OSs (at least not something strange that I cannot fix). Well, GRUB went ...
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Fn key switches on and off, randomly

My F keys sometimes require the FN key to be used, and then later at a seemingly random time they don't. For example Guake sometimes requires me to hold FN + F12 to use it when normally its just F12. ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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keyboard backlit - Ubuntu 12.10 - Sony Vaio

OK, I know there are bunch of back-lit issues already posted and answered but mine is different so please don't' ignore me. lol. In windows 7, my keyboard back-lit is always turned on while on AC ...
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Keyboard issues in Ubuntu 12.04

My Ubuntu wireless keyboard is being really weird and I am unable to figure out what's happening. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and today I noticed that webpages was refreshing after I hit the Ctrl ...
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How do I disable multimedia buttons on my laptop? The system sees them as a trackpad resulting in erratic behavior.

I have this Sony Vaio, VGN-CS16T, running 12.04. It is a chinese computer that has not been sold outside of south east asian markets. I don't read chinese, so I can't find a lot of support for it. ...
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12.04 german qwerty

Keyboard Layout "German (qwerty)" missing since 12.04 states, that German (qwerty) was removed in favor of German(us). That layout however is not shown in the configuration dialogue. I tried manually ...
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Mysql console client do not take non-ASCII characters

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and mysql client 5.6 My locale is $ locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=ru:en LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ru_RU.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8" ...
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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 blue tooth 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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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?

Pressing the 1 key gives me a "1". Pressing shift+1 gives me "!". I would like to press ctrl+1 to give me a "¹". (Superscript one character) The following code allows me to type "¹", but only with ...
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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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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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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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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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What are all the ways in which the keyboard layout can change on an Ubuntu system with an Xfce DM

Background: on the second system, now, my keyboard layout has started reverting from an English layout to the German layout originally set (it's a localized install). One of the problems that make it ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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Alt-Tab into certain applications results in ~3.5s keyboard input lag, but not touchpad lag

I'm on ubuntu 14.04. sWhen I alt-tab into certain applications, including gnome-terminal, Sublime Text 3, and LibreOffice Writer, there is an initial keyboard input delay of ~3.5 seconds. After that ...