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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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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Russian layout - shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+v not working. [13.10] [closed]

I've read many online resources, but got nothing. Shortcuts like Ctrl+c | Ctrl+v | Ctrl+x don't work in most of applications when I switch to Russian layout, but when I switch back to English (US) ...
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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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How can I assign the key Super+M» to minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.04?

Everytime I press Super+M the Dash lens for music appears. I have tried changing this behaviour using System Tools ▸ Keyboard ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Navigation ▸ Hide all windows to assign Super+M but it does ...
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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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Input language switching keys only accept shift-alt instead of alt-shift

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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Keyboard map is incorrect when using an NX-client

I have a problem with nomachine NX-client in Ubuntu. It seems that the keymapping has a problem. For example, the arrow keys do not work (except for up key which opens printscreen!). I searched online ...
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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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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 to change Function (Fn) Key behavior on wireless Logitech keyboard

I do have a wireless Logitech K750 keyboard (silver Mac version) connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad (via the unifying USB receiver, together with a wireless Logitech mouse M705) and currently running ...
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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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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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Two keyboards two language layouts

I want to connect two keyboard sets to my computer. Is it possible to set each for a specific language. So that there's no need to change language each time. For example: keyboard 1 types russian ...
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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 ...
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Remapping keyboard shortcuts (copy, paste etc) to Alt key instead of Ctrl

Interestingly, it turns out this is almost impossible to do. Remapping Alt key to behave as another Ctrl key is not a solution because you lose the Alt key functionalities (some of which are ...
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Acer Aspire Z5610 Touchscreen All-in-One Dual Boot

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Wubi in a Windows 7 environment. After successful installation and reboot, I am presented with the dual-boot prompt as expected. However, my keyboard/mouse are ...
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GNOME 3.2 Screen keyboard, when opened onboard pops up

When I enable the "screen keyboard" from the accessibility next to that the GNOME onscreen keyboard is started onboard is also opened. Is there a way to prevent this?!
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Caps lock key swaps back to default after minute or so after I set it with setxkbmap

Im trying to swap caps with control in last ubuntu xfce4 windows manager. I googled alot of variants, and fastest was /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" but it auto swapped back after a minute ...
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Change keyboard layout permanently in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a fresh Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar installation (not upgrade) and I need to change my keyboard layout each time I boot. These are the contents of file /etc/default/keyboard: XKBMODEL="pc105" ...
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How do I change keyboard geometry from 104 to 105 keys?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have been experiencing the following issue with former releases as well. I am using a German keyboard layout. However, I am missing the key to display the pipe- / ...
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How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?

I need to remap IJKL to the arrow keys while alt is down. Also, modifiers should still work ie: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+L should map to Shift+Ctrl+RightArrow I was able to get this working using xbindkeys + ...
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Disable number keys on top-row of keyboard

I want to disable the number-part of the keys on the top-row of my keyboard. I only use the numberpad to the right of my keyboard to enter numbers. I get VERY frustrated when i want to type a symbol ...
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X keyboard layout occasionally resets itself

I have this in my .xinitrc: setxkbmap -layout "jp,ru" -option "grp:alt_shift_toggle" (I'm in Japan, have a local keyboard, and occasionally use the Russian keyboard layout) This works fine, most ...
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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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want to get Numlock on at startup in kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Numlock turned on on boot-up i wanted to get the keyboard Numlock on when starting the computer. To accomplish this i went to system settings -> input devices -> ...