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

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DiNovo Keyboard not connecting anymore after upgrade to 15.10

After upgrading to 15.10 the diNovo keyboard doesn't connect any more. The device search finds it, but when I want to connect after a few seconds it times out with an connection failed message. ...
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Keyboard sporadically assumes alt key held down

Currently running ubuntu 15.04, and every couple of hours my computer decides that the left alt is held down. it only does this if a keyboard is plugged in, though it does it regardless of which ...
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What is the use of modifier keys in Xmodmap?

I was following this question to do some remapping. In the question, there is: Additional information: The sequence of these mappings is Key, Shift+Key, mode_switch+Key, mode_switch+Shift+Key, ...
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Cinnamon hotkeys suddenly remapped - where are they defined?

I'm using Cinnamon with Ubuntu 15.04 and I've been setting my hotkeys in Keyboard > Shortcut, for example Ctrl-Alt-t is mapped to "Launch Terminal": I also have "Super-L" mapped to "Lock screen":...
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Different keys for “Ctrl+Backspace” in xterm vs LXTerminal

I'm comming from Windows an GUI applications, so I'm used to Ctrl+Backspace to be the keyword-delete mapping. I'm also used to bash and Terminal emulator (LXTerminal now, but also with Ubuntu's ...
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Changing 'Open Dash' shortcut in Unity only partially working

I'm using a Chromebook, so my keyboard is missing a 'Super' key. Changing the shortcut in the keyboard settings, Unity Tweak Tool or CCSM to the 'Search' key doesn't work. Other keys work, but from ...
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Problems with xBox360 Controller and xpad

my HTPC works with Kodibuntu 14, which is a Lubuntu 14.04 with Kodi. I want us it as a Console for some old game (NES, Gameboy, ...) with my xBox360-Wireless-Controller. xpad finds the Controller, but ...
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Fn Key with non-media keys

Is it possible to bind the Fn key of a laptop keyboard with non-media buttons? I tried it in the "Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts" but it only recognizes the Fn + media key as an VOLUME-UP for example. ...
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How to set up custom mappings for a specific keyboard

I bought a Razr Tartarus, which is a comfortable keypad, perceived by Ubuntu as a regular keyboard. I would like to use it as an extension of my regular keyboard, in order to have convenient extra ...
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Enable Special Keys on Toughbook CF-C1?

I have a toughbook CF-C1 which is a convertible laptop/tablet machine. There are 6 buttons next to the touch screen designed for use in tablet mode. In Windows they were for things like login (the ...
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Map CMD on PC keyboard (switch ALT and WIN and set “new WIN” as Meta)

Is there an easy way to add CMD key to PC keyboard on Ubuntu? Currently I have Slovenian (si) layout: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/859847/si.png and would like to switch "Alt L" with "Super ...
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Repeat key after double press

The following is default behavior: if I hold a key X for less then t milliseconds, the key X gets sent if I hold a key X for more then t milliseconds, the key X gets sent repeatedly with speed v, ...
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kernel boot takes too long, probably asus makro key usb keyboard related

I would like to solve my long boot issue. 3.19.0-28-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 31 15:52:51 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I think it might be related to ASUS ASUS ROG Macrokey keyboard ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 keyboard backlight

I have just re-installed 15.04 after updating my older BIOS to a newer version, prior to this re-installation the keyboard back light was functional; however, it doesn't seem to be working anymore ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Tahr Ctrl, Alt, Shift and Super (Windows) keys sticks

I have just installed a freshly downloaded .iso of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. After installing I'm having some issues with my keyboard. Whenever I press any of the Ctrl, Alt, Shift or Super Windows key and ...
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xev Alt key change, but Alt key doesn't work

I want to chage special key alt, crtl, hanja(in the multy language) because I Used ibus, I try to change my keymap by Xkb not xmap. after searching on internet I just to exchange my keycode on /usr/...
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Home/End jumping only a group of characters, not to the begin/end of the line

The Home and End keys on my laptop (reached by Ctrl+arrows) jumps only to the next non-alphanumerical character (like ./_) instead of jumping the full line. I guess this is an optional behavior which ...
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Keyboard Remapping help required

Since someone from the forum suggested to make a separate thread for my each question, here it is. I want to remap my keyboard. The letter 'L' is dead and I want to use an alternative, since it's a ...
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Event handler even more low-level than acpid?

Ubuntu 14.04 Netboot didn't support my laptop's display brightness controls out of the box. So first thing I did was fire up evtest to check if the correct keycodes (KEY_BRIGHTNESSUP and ...
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I want to remap a dead key on my old acer laptop

My D key is dead. I want to remap it on my euro sign. But when I run xev and I press it nothing appears. It's strange because it works on Windows. Anyway, in ~/.Xmodmap I changed the key 122 from Pg ...
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Need help writing a script to re-pair with a Bluetooth Mouse

I'm having a bit of trouble with my htpc setup, the bluetooth keyboard connects automatically and works, but the mouse doesn't and has to be re-paired for it to work. It also keeps disconnecting. I'm ...
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Switch Bluetooth mode to HID

I am trying to connect a wireless Logitech MX5000 keyboard and a MX1000 mouse. At the moment, they are connected via Bluetooth as HCI, but I have learnt that if they are connected in HID mode, they ...
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(14.04) How to disable ALT (Hold) - “Reveals application menu”?

I looked at How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? and the accepted solution doesn't work for me. The second-best solution uses ccsm which seems to be recommended against. I ...
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How to remap keys with different functions?

Karabiner on Mac have this great feature, it can map a single key with two different featuers, I'm wondering if I can do this on ubuntu. The feature is that it can map enter to control, and when you "...
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How can I assign an accelerator key to LXDE's start menu's Run?

I use LXDE (as part of Lubuntu 15.04). When I press Win, I get the 'Start menu', which has a 'Run' entry. I would like to press r and have that entry selected... but r currently does nothing. How can ...
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Just switch from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, my ALT, CTRL, and WINDOWS key acts like the SHIFT key, only uppercasing letters

Not sure if this is normal with Ubuntu, but the keys that I have said in the title for some reason are acting like the shift key, rather than the keys that they should be acting as when I press ...
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Mouse Keys (universal access) automatically enables itself

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 two weeks ago, I am having an extremely annoying bug where the Universal Access Mouse Keys feature keeps enabling itself. I notice it after I have logged in to my ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being AltGr+< > like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: < >+AltGr. ...
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VirtualBox does not capture mouse/keyboard

I have used VirtualBox and Ubuntu for years. I'm pretty familiar with both. So, I am used to what it means to capture the mouse/keyboard. I do not have to do this very often though. Recently (...
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Logitech K800 keyboard has non-functioning keys

Hmmm, this seems to have fixed itself overnight. Strange! As you were... I recently bought a new Logitech K800 keyboard (wireless, illumiated), paired it to the unified receiver I am already using ...
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Is it possible to make external numpad or second keyboard only input to a certain window?

I picked up a external Logitech numpad recently and figured it might be useful to use it for macros. However, since it's a numpad, every time I will press the button to set off the macro, that ...
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Why am I loosing keyboard control in Remmina?

I am taking an online course that requires me to log in to a remote Windows server, and I am doing so using Remmina Remote Desktop Client. Once I am working on the remote server everything is fine, ...
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Accentuated characters proposition like MACOSX

As the title suggests, I looking for a way to have the propsition of accented characters such as available under OSX. Indeed OSX when we want to put an accent, just hold down the button (e for ...
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Applications freeze and does not respond to mouse click or keyboard commands

So yesterday I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop , it has 1.8 GiB RAM and 1.60GHz processor . After a while when I was browsing on Firefox while it just stopped responding to the mouse clicks and I ...
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Lubuntu xbindkeys -k won't detect super + space but detects control + super + space

I'm trying to setup a dmenu shortcut using xbindkeys with the super + space keys. When using xbindkeys -k, this is what I get: control + super + space "(Scheme function)" m:0x44 + c:65 Control+Mod4 +...
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Computer prints long strings of ssssssss sporadically

Sometimes when I'm typing my computer prints a lot of s's, though sometimes it's other letters. It doesn't stop until you push another key (clicking doesn't stop it). I'm not sure when it does it but ...
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Using iPad as keyboard

I have a second laptop I want to run alongside my first, running Ubuntu of course, and the keyboard is broken and I don't want to unplug my external one from my other laptop for that one, so is there ...
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XKB Problem, cannot remap, Remapping unsucessful

Hi I'm relatively new to ubuntu, but i don't know much about it. My problem is that my keyboard has stopped working, not all of the keys But in particular the T and Y and the backspace buttons . I ...
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On a keyboard layout where caret (^) is a combining key, how do I make it not combing without using the spacebar?

On my keyboard layout, the caret is one of the dead keys, a combining diacritical mark that one has to combine with a second key. e.g. to produce ê I type ^e. To type ^ I need to type ^ spacebar. ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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Numeric keys not working in kCalc

I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu with an a4tech KBS-21 keyboard and there is no problem with my desktop and all the software except for kcalc. In kcalc, my numeric keys won't work at all while ...
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How to make a Hebrew-English keyboard layout combo behave like in Windows?

I would like my he-IL/en-US Keyboard layoutas in Lubuntu 15.04 to behave like it does in MS Windows, with respect to Hebrew. That probably means a lot of things, not all of which I'm aware of, but at ...
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keyboard stopped responding

I have a situation where the keyboard stopped responding after a while. This happened before where the mouse stopped responding but the keyboard remained active. dmesg before reboot: [239536.032716] ...
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How to swap Caps with Left Control and change layouts using Caps Lock+Swith (grp:shift_caps_switch)

I already tried a lot of methods for changing this and none of those worked. I used xmodmap and setxkbkey but it both ways there's always problem with setting it. However, using those methods don't ...
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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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Suddenly keyboard crashes while using it

I use VMware and have Ubuntu 14.04 on it. While running Ubuntu, my keyboard works well at first but suddenly the keys start not working well: e.g. when I press s in Libre Office Writer it tries to ...
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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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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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How do I stop my keyboard layout reverting to English USA from English on reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Removed English USA from Keyboard settings. English is the only thing in there. Can revert to English after reboot by clicking on EN icon but having to do this every time I reboot is annoyying