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

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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 application toplevel menu mnemonics not available

Under prior versions of Ubuntu (not sure which) an Alt-key combination activates the application menu and show a corresponding sub-menu. For example, pressing Alt-F from most applications expands the ...
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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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Compiz KDE Ubuntu 12.04 can't input text to programs and unable to move windows sometimes

Well i finally managed to install KDE with Compiz on Ubuntu 12.04. Now i have only a few problems left the biggest problem is that i can not input text into the KDE start menu.. it does popup ...
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shift key does not work for 12.10

Installed 12.10 on samsung series 9 laptop. shift key does not work. Edited /lib/udev/rules.d files that did not specify samsung model number e.g., 95-keyboard-force-release.rules file but this did ...
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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 shortcut to hide onscreen keyboard

What's the command for hiding and unhiding the onscreen keyboard called Onboard in Ubuntu? Currently it's possible to click on the cross button at the upper right corner of the onscreen keyboard to ...
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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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Reassigning Touch Sensitive Buttons

I have a Lenovo z580. It has touch sensitive buttons at the top as you can see in the picture. The mute, vol down and vol up buttons work properly in Ubuntu. The other 2 don't. The camera is used ...
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Reset Keyboard Shortcuts Ubuntu 12.10 (compiz cube issue)

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu, and had customized some keyboard shortcuts before installing compiz settings manager. I enabled the cube setting, and followed the directions as per here: ...
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Num pad blinks all time

I use Ubuntu 12.10 on acer notebook. Now the problem is when I connect external keyboard to notebook, numlock blinks all time, and I can't use num-pad numbers. Problem exists with both external ...
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Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Microsoft Wireless keyboard does not work together

If I plug in my USB Microsoft wireless mouse and USB Microsoft wireless keyboards at the same time, then the mouse and keyboards both become jittery. The mouse will stop moving smoothly and the ...
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No response at all from keyboard after sleep (12.10) Sony Vaio VGN-CS Series

There's no response from my keyboard after the lid is closed on my laptop. Keystrokes aren't recognized and none of the light indicators (num lock, caps lock, etc) will show up. I've tried a couple of ...
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Dell Inspiron 531 DT keyboard loses focus

The keyboard on my Dell Inspiron 531 DT keeps losing focus. It does it when in any program so is not program specific. I have checked I have up to date drivers and done a Dell diagnostic check but ...
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how to fix console keymap of installed system from livecd?

i have by mistake removed important graphical desktop packages. due to some bug or error i cannot switch to latin letters, so cannot login, because cannot write user name (and password), if i go to ...
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Neither keyboard nor mouse after boot, after recovery mode they work

I have installed Xubuntu 12.10 on a MacBook Pro 5,3. The problem is that after a normal boot the lightdm shows up but I cannot use the keyboard nor touchpad. However if I choose recovery mode: ...
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How to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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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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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 do I remap keys (DELETE to INSERT) in Ubuntu 14.04?

My DEL key doesn't work in my keyboard. I want to reassign it to the INS key, as I use DEL a lot more often than INS, but I can't find any preference or tweak tool to remap normal keys. I somehow had ...
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keyboard shortcuts

When I type the "quotation marks" or a back slash / symbol in a Word doc I get the E - French style. I have looked all over the control panel to be sure I am in English mode, but can't get the French ...
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Anomaly in switching windows on different viewports in Unity

My sample setting is as follows: Viewport1 contains following window: Firefox A Viewport2 contains following windows: Firefox B Gedit When Viewport1 is shown and Firefox A has gained focus ...
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After upgrading to Trusty my keymap file isn't working for my tivo_slide remote

I tried creating this file: ‍/etc/udev/hwdb.d/61-keyboard-local.hwdb It looks like this: lee@tv:/etc/udev/hwdb.d$ cat /etc/udev/hwdb.d/61-keyboard-local.hwdb keyboard:usb:v150ap1201* ...
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USB devices are detected but not working

I have an Acer(TM5720, 32bit, 2.3ghz, Intel Dual Core T7500) laptop. I use a dell USB wired keyboard and and HP Wired Mouse. Everything was working fine until this morning, i.e now Keyboard and mouse ...
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How do I make Ctrl+Alt+F7 keyboard shortcut work in IntelliJ on Ubuntu 14.04

There is already a partial solution to the problem documented on askubuntu.com. Unfortunately, it is not working for Ctrl+Alt+F[1-7] keys. There was a solution for that in Ubuntu 13.04 and eralier to ...
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Certain Keyboard shortcuts not working

I have the logitech k800 keyboard but can't seem to get certain shortcuts working. I change in the keyboard shortcut settings volume up and down and it actually takes the key assignment but does not ...
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Installing HIDPoint on a newer kernel

I just tried to install HIDPoint on my 14.04 machine, to handle the special keys of my Logitech MX 3200. However, the installer won't play nice - it's complaining that I have an unsupported kernel. ...
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Problems with input and suspend(separately)

I'm still very new at Ubuntu/any other linux OS, so this might be an easy fix for most. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, it's dual-booted with Windows 8.1 and I'm using a Toshiba laptop. ...
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I am not able to disable certain keys even after using xmodmap

Some of the keys on my keyboard are continously pressed. I am trying to disable that key using the following command: xmodmap -e 'keycode 115=' or xmodmap -e 'keycode 115='NoSymbol' It works for ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Keyboard Backligth is set to Maximum in every reboot

At every reboot my screen backlight and my keyboard backlight were set up to maximum level on every reboot. Reading this article: How do I set default display brightness? i've solved the problem ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login problem

Often if I have to login to my pc after block for inactivity my keyboard does not type special char contained in my password, the unique way is login like guest user disconnect and reconnect with my ...
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How to make my bluetooth keybord GTC ribbon works properly in ubuntu 14.04?

I conected my bluetooth keyboard to my laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and apparently it is conected but when i try to use it, it just lets me put numbers. The letter "L" in the number 1, letter "O" is the ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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Issures with Toshiba satellite c55-a5105 laptop

To began, with nothing was working out of the box other than the USB, and the Ethernet port. Until I fix the Wireless Internet, and the touch pad. If you want to know more than please see the ...
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Not Quite Multiseat

I am attempting to create a pair programming environment sort of set up like multiseat: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatX[1] or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatOneCard[2] (as ...
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Issues with xmodmap, alt+shift or alt+control viewed as hyper?

I have a file, .xmodmap, that looks like this : clear Control clear mod4 clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L keycode 37 = Control_L keycode 133 = Alt_L keycode 108 = Super_R keycode 134 = Alt_R add ...
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Mouse / keyboard not working on Ubuntu, stuck at login

Just installed Ubunutu, completely new to using Linux myself. Should be running the latest version as I selected to download updates on install. Mouse: Logitech 848nm Wireless Mouse - Works on ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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How to enable keyboard when yoga pad 2 is folded as a tablet?

I have a Yoga Pad 2 Pro, and when I'm using it's HDMI port to output to a larger display, I don't really have any usage for the laptop's display, so I thought I could turn the display off and fold it ...
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Switching language with Alt key in 12.04

Whenever I needed to switch the languages in my keyboard it interfered with the alt key that was meant for HUD search. So I changed the shortcut in the settings, now I can use another key for HUD. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: keybord issue (some of the keys don't work)

I have a problem with keybord while using Ubuntu 14.04. It happens that after blocking the computer, some of the keys are not working. There are always the same keys (from what I noticed), like ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...