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

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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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A4tech keyboard and mouse not working at login Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my desktop. Mouse wasn't recognized at any point, the keyboard worked just fine through the install and at the boot menu, but as soon as it gets to the login screen, ...
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Why does my keyboard fail after changing the sound?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 last night and I am already having some problems. Whenever I change the sound on my PC by using Fn + F6 / F7 / F8; the thing that drops down to tell you what level the ...
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Not recognizing USB key board

I am trying to load ubuntu server from a disk to an older Mac mini. I have a dell key board that connects by USB and it is not being recognized to type in any commands. Any advice would be great. ...
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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 or mouse don't work after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Ubuntu on my old eMachine T6528. I have been a windows developer and am beginning to switch to java--thus linux and ubuntu. I started with 12.04 as it fits on a CD. The eMachine ...
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Enable window switcher keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

I love the ctrl-alt-left (and all related) keystrokes for switching workspaces in Ubuntu. I recently made the mistake of disabling OpenGL in the ccsm (dumb, I know). I've since re-enabled OpenGL, ...
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Is it possible to connect Ubuntu phone to the keyboard?

I wonder to know if there will be an opportunity to connect some keyboards (like for tablets) directly to smartphone or perhaps through the dock-station and use it. Or it even could be ...
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Keyboard Layout Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and none of the keyboard layout that comes with Wbuntu match with my keyboard layout. I am talking about the Help key, Brightness keys, Touch-pad On/Off, Backward, Play, Forward, ...
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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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Twitter: alt-gr takes to beggining of the line

My keyboard is set to have Alt gr (right Alt key) select third level characters. Now I mainly use Serbian keyboard and when I try to mention someone on twitter and try to type @ character I would ...
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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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Key presses not registering unless I type very slowly

Asus K55N laptop Ubuntu 13.04 Kernel: 3.8.0-30-generic It took a long while to type this. I purged and reinstalled apport yesterday because it had been crashing. I am not sure if that's related but ...
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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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Sticky keys: how do I know a key is stuck?

I'm trying to get myself to use sticky keys (to prevent RSI), but I often find I've pressed Ctrl and then changed my mind, and I'm not sure if hitting e.g. q will insert a q or quit the program … is ...
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ubuntu desktop on arm device tablet gt-p3100 galaxy 7

i've read some post about installing ubuntu on arm device, but all refer to the ubuntu touch developer preview; is there any possibilities to install a desktop version "not touch" to my galaxy tab 2 ...
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Apple Keyboard / Trackpad using too much power?

If I open powertop my keyboard / trackpad seems to be using 10+ watts of power at 100% usage at all times. I feel like this may be a bit excessive. Is it normal for the keyboard / trackpad on my ...
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Ctrl+Alt != AltGr (How to change/adjust key-shortcut, in order to make @-sign )

I'm using Hungarian keyboard layout, but can't input e.g. @ using Ctrl + Alt +V, only with AltGr. It stands for all the AltGr characters. How can I make it to work with Ctrl + Alt +? ?
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Ubuntu Opens in Black Screen Using Lightdm But Working When Using GDM

Last time I installed lm-sensor (a package to know CPU Temperature) and restarted my system. $ sudo apt-get install lm-sensors $ sudo sensors-detect $ sudo service module-init-tools ...
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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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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Logitech G15 keyboard (with LCD) tools

I am still using my old "gaming" keyboard Logitech G15 (I'm not playing games) since before I've migrated to Ubuntu. This keyboard has a driver support only for win and mac OS, as you can see in this ...
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How can I rebind Print Screen to Delete?

I'm running Xubuntu Raring Ringtail. Using xkbcomp, I used the following commands (I can go into more detail as to the context and what command I use, if it's relevant), which successfully remapped my ...
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Erroneous Character Input

Summary: With default install of 12.04LTS on a Dell XT2 the g key activates g5, G% with uppercase. H and " present the same issue. With xev I can see 4 codes for each physical keystroke of these ...
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Keyboard and Mouse do not work during login

I've never been able to input my password to my account because as soon as the Ubuntu logo goes away, taking me to the login screen, the lights on my keyboard shut off and my keyboard and mouse become ...
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Custom keyboard layout not faithful

I've created a custom layout by creating a layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/chn. I also added the XML information to /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml. I can choose the layout using the layout ...
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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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After installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7, I am unable to use my mouse, connect to the internet, or power down!

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on my 64 bit laptop. After installation, everything worked fine until the next time I restarted the computer. The next time I restarted, my mouse ...
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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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keyboard and touchpad quit working

I have a serious problem with my ASUS 1005PX, running Ubuntu 13.04. The keyboard is very slow and working unreliable (e.g. input is 'jjjjj' if 'j' is input) and the touch-pad is dead. In the beginning ...
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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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Is there a compatability issue with Ubuntu 13.04 and Razer Products?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a clean system and am running into an issue with the computer not recognizing my mouse and keyboard (razer deathadder and lycosa). I have looked at a lot of the ...
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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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Unable to turn off wifi with fn-F2 keys

Everything was fine on 12.04 LTS. I fresh installed 13.04. In 12.04 and Windows (now removed), Fn-F2 keys were turning off wifi (LED OFF). In 13.04 this combination only turns off wifi in network ...
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Reset keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F) in ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and in the keyboard shortcut menu I accidentally set one of the shortcuts as CTRL + F, I corrected this. However in applications such as firefox, evince and gedit CTRL + F is ...
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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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(XFCE) Is there a way to make <SUPER> not open my apps menu when using <SUPER>R?

I'm using <SUPER>R to open terminal, <SUPER>L to lock etc. But I've also got just <SUPER> bound to xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu which emulates windows use. Unfortunately when I do ...
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How to increase mouse wheel sensitivity with a modifier key?

The sensitivity of the mouse scroll wheel famously cannot be adjusted as is explained in this question and the many duplicates asking the same. I am wondering whether there is a simple fix available ...
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Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard fails to work after waking up from hibernate

I recently bought a Logitech K810 keyboard for my laptop (Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64) and set it up using the instructions found on a bug post for the device. In a new terminal type: hcitool scan ...
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How can I correctly rebind an additional space to another key?

I've bought a split ergonomic keyboard, and wish to bind the left spacebar to space. I'm attempting to use xmodmap, which binds it fine when pressed alone, except it does not correctly recognise ...
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Gnome shell: how do I map super-tab to app switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 under Parallels on a macbook8,1. I have a Norwegian keyboard, so I have set the alt key to choose 3rd level, so I can acces square and curly brackets (like on the mac). ...
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Microsoft Wireless 5000 works and the stops on ubuntu 12.10

I've never used a linux system before but have always wanted to learn so I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 on my system and all seems to be running well, apart from the Microsoft 5000 Bluetrack ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Window switching using key combination Alt-Tab changes behaviour when using Alt specified by xmodmap

Alt-Tab normally lets you cycle through open windows and changes focus to the window that is active when you release Alt. This is all fine, but I want to use another key for Alt_L so I've specified ...
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Xmodmap changes aren't taking effect

Ok. I have a Thinkpad laptop and my bottom left key is a function key instead of a Control key like I'm used to. So I fired up xev, pressed the Fn and got a keycode of 151. So I cleared all of it's ...
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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 ...