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

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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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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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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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Keyboard stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop running on a server

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 Destkop on a remote server. I have been working with it since 2 weeks ago, but suddenly (a moment ago) my keyboard does not respond at all. I can not type anything. The ...
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Raise and lower screen brightness (both from menu and from keyboard)

I'm working on an Acer Aspire E15 with Ubuntu Studio 14.04 installed in dual-boot with Windows 8.1, and from Ubuntu I'm not able to modify the screen brightness, for two reasons. The first is that I ...
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Why would Ctrl-Alt-D kill conky?

When I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D to bring up the file manager, I lose my conky window. Why would this happen?
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Left, Down, Right Arrow keys, Insert, Delete Keys Not Working

I am using Acer Aspire V5 Touch updated to Windows 8. I learned that recently the left, down, right arrow keys are not working. And then today I checked on the Filter keys which is to be found on ...
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Wrong (EN) keymap after fresh install

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.2 you might end up dumped on a login screen that only gives you the "EN" keyboard map to enter your password. Of course, when installing you changed to your own ...
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How to Reassign/Replace a keyboard key with other one

My laptop's spacebar key is broken. You all know it's a very important key. So please tell me how do I reassign spacebar to any other key, e.g. capslock Please help, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 ...
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Keyboard is recognised, won't accept input

So I have a Corsair K70 RGB keyboard and it works fine in Windows, GRUB, and BIOS. However, it won't work in Linux. Going into terminal and using the command xinput list I get: Virtual core pointer ...
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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...
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Keyboard shortcuts - ignore Caps Lock

I have mapped Super + R to launching synapse. This does not work if the caps lock is enabled. I tried assigning another shortcut whilst the caps lock was enabled, and it resulted in Shift+Super+R ...
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Function Buttons Not Beeping (or doing the right thing!) On TOSHIBA

My TOSHIBA Satellite A505-S6980 has a row of touch sensitive buttons on top. They used to make a beep noise, but now they don't after I started using Ubuntu. The strange thing is, in the GRUB menu, ...
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Keyboard stops working randomly

Ubuntu 12.04 My Laptop's keyboard stops working randomly for some reason (before now I used it for years and nothing like this happened). Everything else works fine, I even can call screen keyboard ...
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How to stop Terminal from closing when I press Enter?

My Ubuntu terminal closes after pressing Enter couple of time. Sometimes, it closes after I type: ll <enter> Any idea how to solve this problem?
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Chrome thinks that I am holding down CTRL when I am not

I have not had this problem in a long time with Google Chrome on Ubuntu. But as it keeps on coming back now, I thought that I should ask a question here. So the problem is that suddenly for no ...
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How to use Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04?

How do I use the previously available Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04? The default keyboard for Amharic lacks the vowels or I just can't find them here is the keyboard layout that I have ...
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`xinput --test` output

Hi I'm fairly new to Linux so bare with me. I looked all over the internet and could not find an explanation of what xinput --test outputs when used on a keyboard. I know it outputs mouse coordinates ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard not working

I am hoping someone can help me... I am increasingly becoming a fan of Ubuntu so I decided to load it on to my home laptop which is a Lenovo IdeaPad Z500... Everything seems to work except for the ...
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How to prevent key grabbing by unity-setting-daemon and indicator-applet-complete?

Issue description With Ubuntu 14.10, using Metacity (flashback/fallback). I've the Logo key set to Meta, the Alt key set to Alt. I'm unable to use Meta-s and Meta-p (as far as I can tell, other ...
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Cannot decrypt on boot, keyboard not detected

I just freshly installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 but I can't decrypt my hard drive because my keyboard does nothing at the decrypt screen after Grub. Keyboard works fine on Grub though. Despite having it ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...
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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
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Error loading new keyboard description

I read this post so I run: begueradj@hacker:~/Bureau# sudo loadkeys fr Loading fr then: setxkbmap fr which gives me this error message: begueradj@hacker:~/Bureau# setxkbmap fr Error loading new ...