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Remap a mouse button to act as control key

I have the Logitech darkfeild mouse (the one that works on glass) and was wondering how I can remap one of my currently unused buttons (my zoom button) to function as a selected keyboard button ...
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Ctrl -C, Ctrl -V not working in different keyboard layout

When I am in English, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V works fine when I need to copy paste. But when I turn to Greek, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and basically no shortcut almost works in Greek. So each time I have to alt ...
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Turn off spellcheck for cyrillic input in Empathy

I have spell check enabled for the english keyboard, but when I use serbian cyrillic keyboard, I want that feature turned off, because then all the words get underlined like i spelled them wrong How ...
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Map a key to another key as keyboard damaged

My @ or 2 key is not working. I want to set it like, if user press Alt + a or something the 2 should be inserted to the active window. I have achieved this in windows using Auto It. In ubuntu i saw ...
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USA keyboard layout keeps getting added on login

I use the USA International keyboard layout. Every time I log in, the USA layout gets added to my list of layouts, which causes the keyboard layout indicator to be displayed. How can I stop the USA ...
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How do I map the keyboard soft keys when they give no event notification?

I have a Silitek SK-2501B keyboard which has soft keys for volume and play pause and all that stuff. Only the mute and suspend button work. When I run the xev utility to determine the keycodes that ...
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`p` key doesn't work in X

Today I had to force-shutdown my machine after it froze during resume from suspend. Since the reboot, I've found that the p key doesn't work normally in X. It does work normally in the console. ...
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Ubutnu 14.04 installation issue - Keyboard and mouse not working

After installing the new Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS, the keyboard and mouse are not working. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and i want to update to the last version (14.04), so i installed the new ...
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How do I turn on wireless adapter on HP Envy dv6 7200 under Ubuntu (any version)?

I have a new HP Envy dv6 7200 with dual boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.04. In windows, the F12 key in Windows activates the "airplane mode" switch which enables/disables both on-board (mini PCIe) and USB ...
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USB Keyboard doesn't work server installation 12.10

USB Keyboard doesn't work server installation 12.10. I can get till the language selection screen and later no response to keyboard. Need help.
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Getting on screen keyboard when click on text entry field

I have an acer iconia w500 tab that i installed ubuntu on. Its working great except one thing - when i click on a text entry field, the on screen keyboard does not pop up as did on windows. Anyone ...
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Navigating between app icons in Unity with the keyboard

I just installed Ubuntu with Unity-2d inside VMWare. I press Super to search for an app, I start typing something like "te" and then get a bunch of apps. How do I navigate between them with the ...
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Browser automatically refreshes and Home folder window opens

I am facing a very strange problem. Out of the blue, my browser starts refreshing itself infinitely. My first guess was firefox is messing up. I installed chrome. But, it happens in chrome as well. ...
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Swap capslock and control in virtual consoles

I'm using System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layout > Options > Ctrl key position > Swap Ctrl and CapsLock, which works great for X. How can I get the same for virtual consoles (Ctrl+Alt+F1, etc.)?
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Functional Onscreen keyboard?

Is there a better ubuntu keyboard app than Onboard, one that is a decent competitor to the features of Android or Microsoft virtual keyboards? Specifically, I'd expect: Multi-touch: so you can hold ...
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How to fix an error relating to no keyboard input accepted in gnome desktop, though keycode shows scancodes? [closed]

Running Ubuntu 11.04 x86 guest under VirtualBox 4.2.6 in a Win7 X64 host. Bear with me... this is a strange one. Once booted into Ubuntu nothing inside the Ubuntu guest seems to recognize keyboard ...
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How can I programmatically change the keyboard layout?

I want to run a shell command or script that will configure each of my Ubuntu Precise boxes to use the Dvorak keyboard layout as the default (and only) layout. With earlier versions, I was able to set ...
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Why are the Caps Lock and Num lock indicators not working on my keyboard?

Recently I've upgraded my Ubuntu. When I press the Caps-Lock its indicator on my keyboard turns on, but it doesn't turn off when I press it again! And also I've got problem with NumLock key. When I ...
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Bluetooth issues with Microsoft 6000 keyboard [closed]

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit I can't get the keyboard to connect at ALL. I've tried both the default Bluetooth install via the graphical interface and installed bluez-gnome as well. sudo hidd --connect sudo ...
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How to reset administrative password without the use of a “p” key.

So I do not know my administrative password. I read up on how to reset it by clicking left shift after the BIOS page upon start up. going to the recovery option, then root, then doing mount -o rw, ...
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Right-CTRL key not supported in Kubuntu 14.04?

In my fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04, I can't use anymore the (pretty useful) shortcut to move along words: (right) CTRL + Left (or Right) Arrow. The Left-Control key is working fine. If I try to add ...
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How do I enable Scroll Lock?

I need to enable scroll lock so I can toggle lights on my keyboard. This works on Arch.Funny thing it doesn't work on Ubuntu. ...
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Rebind Alt key to win using setxkbmap?

After an hour or two of manpage and Google searching and finding no solution or good resources, I've come for help! I have set my Caps Lock key to Ctrl using setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps - this ...
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what is the keyboard shortcut for switching to subscript or superscript while using libre office

I just want to know how to switch to superscript or subscript while using libre office as many of my documents are chemistry and physics based which require a lot of subscript and superscript to write ...
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Wrong keyboard layout on client PC when using synergy

I just installed ubuntu 11.10 in my new computer, the old one (still main computer) is ubuntu 10.04. Both PCs use "Spanish LAm" keyboard layout, the only difference is that the new PC keyboard has ...
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Swap caps lock and ctrl in ubuntu 13.10

Can anyone explain how to swap caps lock and ctrl keys on ubuntu desktop under unity. I use it to avoid emacs pinky.
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Which wireless keyboards and mice are compatible? [closed]

Could I know, what wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with ubuntu for a desktop. Last time I installed it on my desktop, my mouse just got froze!! Then i stopped using it. I really wanna use ...
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How to control the mouse pointer via my keyboard?

How to control(or simulate) my mouse pointer movements using keyboard shortcuts (on Ubuntu 11.10).
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How do you swap the caps lock key to control key in lxde?

I know it is easy to this in Gnome, but how can I do it in LXDE?
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Is there a way to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard?

Sometimes my mouse will freeze randomly. The only solution is to reboot the machine entirely. However sometimes I just don't feel like rebooting and I resort to Ctrl + F, 'word here', ESC and then ...
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Getting function keys working on Samsung RV510 notebook

I installed 10.10 on my Samsung RV510 notebook, but the function keys don't work. When I use them it seems as if they get locked on, and it becomes impossible to click things in the upper toolbar. ...
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Conveniently switch between Apple and PC keyboard (swap Windows and Alt keys)

I alternate between a Unicomp clicky keyboard by day, and the Apple bluetooth keyboard by night. The Apple keyboard physically swaps the Alt and Windows keys. How do I counteract this? Also, how can ...
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Input language switching keys only accept shift-alt instead of alt-shift [closed]

On my Ubuntu UNR install, for some reason, I'm only able to switch the input language if I press Shift and then Alt. This is quite the opposite of what usually works -- on Windows and other ...
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14.04 alt key conflict after changing HUD and Window menu shortcuts

In 14.04 I changed the keyboard/shortcuts settings so that: Launcher/"Key to show HUD" is now ALT Z However, when I press ALT, the application menu shows up. That is specially a problem with ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) history navigation

I am satisfied with basic functionality of Evince (3.4.0 on Ubuntu 12.04). Unfortunately in this viewer I am really missing history navigation i.e. possibility to go back to previous views and ...
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How do I make the Caps Lock key a third Shift key?

How do I make the Caps Lock key work just like another Shift key? There are loads of questions here about reassigning it, or having it launch a custom command. I just want it to work like another ...
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Is it possible to configure LightDM to load Caribou for the on screen keyboard, replacing onboard?

When using GNOME Shell it comes with Caribou, an on screen keyboard that looks really nice (on par with screen keyboards found on iOS and Android). I see that LightDM is configured to use onboard as ...
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Can't use my new Logitech K750 when booting (GRUB) in Ubuntu 11.04

Yes, My new Logitech K750 works allright when my OS (Ubuntu 11.04) is up. But there's only one thing: when booting and going into the GRUB2 bootloader, I can't select options by using the arrow ...
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Typing inverted question/exclamation marks

I type a lot in Spanish and have a regular 105-key International Keyboard. So I have NO buttons for ñ or other accented letters. However, by setting the keyboard to "US Alternative International" I ...
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Reset Keyboard Preferences (14.04)

When I first installed Ubuntu it worked flawlessly and the sound control buttons on my keyboard worked as expected. But now I just configured volume up, volume down, and mute to other key combos but ...
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keyboard shortcut gnome-terminal (ctrl-tab) and (ctrl-shift-tab) in 12.04?

Keyboard shortcuts in gnome-terminal (Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab) in 12.04 don't seem to be working. Is there a setting that I dont know of?
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kile does not get keyboard input, respond to Alt+F

I use 11.10 with gnome 3 and Unity. In either case, I use two KDE apps a lot - kile and kate. Since the latest upgrade, I have observed a few problems: a] I can never use Alt+F to select the file ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide/unhide the panel?

Is there a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide or unhide a specific gnome-panel? EDIT: Is there was a way to make a button combination have the auto-hide panel slide out, as if I had hovered my ...
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Keyboard locks in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

Couldn't you help me with hell of a wierd issue? I use Intellij IDEA 13 on Ubuntu 14.04 and from time to time my keyboard completely (yep, completely, it's not about shortcuts) locks in IDEA. I still ...
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Super + D Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have set from to minimize all windows settings to super + d button. Some time later this Super + D button does not works. When I check the setting i see that it is disabled. What should I do ...
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How to recognize backlit of an Asus UX31E keyboard?

I replaced the keyboard in my Asus UX31E with one from later UX31A. The only technical difference between the two is that the latter has keyboard backlight and uses Fn + F3 / F4 for this. However, I ...
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Unable to set a shortcut to grab screenshot area

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10. At some point the default shortcuts Shift+Prn and Ctrl+Shift+Prn stopped working. Simply pressing Prn (captures the entire screen) works, pressing Alt+Prn to capture ...
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how to remap Ctrl to Escape if pressed and released on its own

I want to remap Control, so that: If it is pressed and released with no other key, it acts as Escape. If it is pressed & held together with another key, it acts as Control (no change in ...
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How can I map layout switching on caps lock and swap caps with escape simultaneously with xkb?

I can only set separately: switching layouts on caps lock or swap escape and caps lock keys, but has no success in trying to do it simultaneously. The final variant I want is to get caps lock behavior ...