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

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What's wrong with my meta keys (`ctrl` & `alt`)? They won't stay down!

When I hold down ctrl or alt continuously, it occasionally behaves as if the key has been released momentarily. The easiest way to demonstrate this is I enable the setting which displays an indicator ...
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Keyboard stops working after a few minutes

I have a USB keyboard (Steelseries) which works fine on Windows. But on both Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 it stops working after a few minutes. I'm also using a USB mouse and it continues to work fine ...
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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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How to make onboard show only when no keyboard is connected?

I have a Surface Pro, and would it would be convenient if the onscreen keyboard appeared when I remove the type cover. It would be even better if this were compatible with the "auto-show when ...
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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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disable keyboard battery notifications in 13.10

I've updated to 13.10, and I'm getting notifications every hour or so that my wireless keyboard battery is low ... while it's sort of clever that Ubuntu can do this now and wants to show it off, a ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use On-screen keyboard in Firefox/Chrome in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Pretty simple question, it's all in the topic line. I enabled the universal access features, turned on the keyboard, and it's pretty nice except for the fact that I can't use it in my internet ...
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Keyboard not working after boot

After booting (not everytime but in around 50% of start-up/reboot cases) system keyboard isn't working. $ cat /var/log/kern.log | grep keyboard Mar 24 11:29:01 Aspire-5741G kernel: [ 4.364653] ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installation Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before my avro working suddenly not working, but showing me avro icon in right side, but can't work , anyone help me ?
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On Board Keyboard does not show keys for touch screen.

On board keyboard does not show key for touch screen on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. Anyone have any fixes?
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Keyboard/Trackpad Unresponsive on Macbook Air 4,1 (14.10) after install script

I was reading the WIKI page on the Macbook air with Ubuntu when I came across this auto-setup script: post-install-precise.sh which I decided to run because it seemed to automate installing all of the ...
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ThinkPad Helix keyboard not detected 14.04

Brand new ThinkPad Helix. Keyboard works fine in the Grub menu and in Windows. Managed to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed using the on screen keyboard, but it won't recognize the built in keyboard. Any ...
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A strange problem with IBus for Linux/Unix

I am using IBus input method for Vietnamese. I added three methods for English, French and Vietnamese. It can be switched each other. But it had a strange problem as the following image:
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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on resume on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus R510 notebook. I have an intermittent issue where I will suspend the laptop and when I resume it the keyboard and touchpad will not respond --however I'm able to ...
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Issues entering letter “O”. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga

I have problems entering the letter "o". I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga (dual boot with pre-installed Windows 8) Sometimes right from the beginning of the session I have ...
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How to configure keyboard layout for fcitx-mozc input method?

I installed fcitx input method framework and the Mozc input method for Japanese (package fcitx-mozc) following instruction at ...
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type rupee and euro with same keyboard

I have a DELL Vostro 3546 laptop. It has rupee on 4 and euro on 5.If I select english(with rupee sign) as keyboard i can't type euro but I can type rupee and if i select english(alternate ...
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Can't disable keyboard backlight on Sony vaio sve15115fxs (ubuntu 14.04)

As the title states, I'm having trouble disabling the backlight on my keyboard for this laptop. It's currently on dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04/win 7. I've tried the following command sudo su -c "echo ...
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Setting custom hotkeys

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with xfce4.8 as my desktop enviroment and I am trying to set a hotkey to make F6 turn the display brightness down, F7 turn it up, F8 mute the speaker and so on. Using ...
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Keyboard mapping issues

So, my issue is this. The Ctrl, Windows, and Alt are mapped as left Shift. This is somewhat irritating, as I can't Alt+Tab, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, etc. Any help would be much appreciated. I only started ...
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Numpad buttons going weird

I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected /, it gives a ∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * ...
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Console Keyboard Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on a VM (Vsphere). While everything is fine if I connect via SSH, the keyboard in the console is broken and I cannot seem to get it right. I tried to run ...
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Keyboard source is stuck

After installing Ubunto 14.10 on my computer, I edited the "next source" option on the keyboard settings(Text entry settings) and also added another language (English US, Hebrew). When pressing on ALT ...