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

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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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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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Danish Mac keyboard layout isn't correct

No matter which one of the 5 available Danish keyboard layouts I choose from, the @ symbol (at) is always alt2 instead of the alt', which is normal on Danish Mac keyboards. The answer to No keyboard ...
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System is slow after resuming from hibernate [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and when the system wakes up after an hibernate, the mouse is extremely slow, the keyboard doesn't seem to work and I'm forced to reboot my computer. Does somebody ...
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xbindkeys: Conflicting program

So my issue is I just reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 and as always I install xbindkeys and set up my search button to be middle click and the scroll wheel side clicks to copy/paste. However it was working ...
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HP QuickTouch media keys worked with LiveCD but not after install

The "touch sensitive keys", that control volume and media worked great out of the box when I was running Ubuntu on a LiveCD, but they are totally unresponsive after installation. HP Pavilion ...
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Move window to right/left workspace shortcut

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut of "Move to workspace Right/Left" Like this: I'm using compiz cube, with 4 horizontal workspaces (I'm not looking for "Move to another Workspace" shortcut) ...
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Press any key - Which key to press? [closed]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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Change Keyboard Layout with both left and right Alt + Shift combos

I use English and Persian keyboard layout on my Ubuntu system. I want to change the keyboard layout both with Left Alt+Left Shift and Right Alt + Right Shift. Currently I can not use Right Alt+Right ...
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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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Numlock turned on on boot-up

I have a desktop running ubuntu 10.04 I want numlock to be turned on initially. What do I have to change to accomplish this? ~~edit~~ I checked in my BIOS. It was already set up to have the ...
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How to use an input language different from the keyboard layout country and from the system language?

My system language is set to English and I want it to stay that way My keyboard layout is set to USA intl and I want it to stay that way I can't write ç, by pressing ´+c. When I try to do so it ...
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Xmodmap unlisted characters. Is there a way to add them?

I would like to type some specific characters after using xmodmap to map them. For example, the ⅒ character (Numeric value: 0x2152). I would like to change a keyboard button to type ⅒ like so ...
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How to light up back-lit keyboard?

I recently got a backlit keyboard, and I LOVE to write late at night. But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to light it up...It lights up when first plugged in, but nothing happens after ...
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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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No user input after upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 with linux kernel 3.16

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I am no longer able to use my keyboard and mouse to do anything. I can't even get to a tty terminal. All I can do is stare at the login screen, or do a hard ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to un-focus form controls

While a form control like <select> or <input> is focused the arrow keys, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End all navigate inside the contents of that control rather than the web page itself. ...
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What's the opposite of setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps?

Normally I have caps lock to be a control key. setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps makes that happen, but I can't remember where I got it from or find any docs (man setxkbmap is singularly unhelpful ...
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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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Changing screen brightness

I have a hp pavilion dv6 with xubuntu installed. however there isn't a way to change the screen brightness, i tried the fn plus scroll keys to no avail, any ideas?
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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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Onscreen keyboard? (like OSX's Keyboard Viewer)

On OSX you can have an onscreen keyboard shown (Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources > mark "Keyboard & Character Viewer". You'll then have a new icon in the menu bar with the item ...
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How do I disable the “Fn” keys on a laptop?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to disable the fn key on my laptop?
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Enable keyboard media keys

I have one of those fancy keyboards with the extra media keys. For years, I more or less ignored them. Then my work got my a MacBook, and behold, I got spoiled. Now I want them to work when I'm ...
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Changing media key defaults in Gnome

Under XFCE, I had option to set my keyboard media keys to run particular programs or scripts. I understand the options to adjust the Keyboard Shortcuts under Gnome, but how do I change the default ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to obtain a non-breaking hyphen?

I am writing Pandoc Markdown in the gedit text editor. From time to time, I need a non‑breaking hyphen. (By the way, the hyphen in the previous sentence is one!) So far, I have been copying ...
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How can I type the “at” @ symbol on a Spanish keyboard?

I just finished installing Ubuntu on my AMD Athlon, but I cannot type the "at" sign. I'm from Peru and my Keyboard is Spanish. I have tried using Alt+64, Ctrl+Alt+2, Ctrl+Alt+Q, but nothing happens. ...
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VirtualBox Windows Key Pass Through To Gnome

I use a VirtualBox Windows 7 guest in seamless mode on an Ubuntu 12.04 linux host running Gnome 3. Under normal operation when VirtualBox is not running, pressing the Windows Key on the keyboard ...
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How do I turn off or repurpose the CAPSLOCK key?

Update: My main goal is to change the function (or even turn off) the CAPSLOCK key. At work, we have a long domain name. I'm lazy. I'd like to map my CAPSLOCK key to type out a string such as ...
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Create custom keyboard shortcut to send Super+2

I'm trying to set my numpad to be a media control centre. I want to have the 0 key pull up Clementine and bring it to the foreground. Right now I have it set to launch Clementine, but it just dances ...
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Arrow keys and delete key not working

I opened my laptop today to find that my arrow keys, excluding the left arrow, and Delete key are not functioning correctly. The down arrow brings up the notification that the trackpad was disabled, ...
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Password field of login screen is disabled

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, here in the 'login screen' the password field is disabled, this issue also occurs sometimes during 'lock screen'. I don't want to remove password from my account nor do i want ...
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How to remap CapsLock to Ctrl in Xubuntu 12.04?

I tried doing it like follows (in autostart): setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" and it works, but only for a while - then the setting is reset back to original state. How can I make it persistent? I ...
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Why did my keyboard stop working?

I have a machine running 11.04. Last night, everything was working fine, but this morning when I booted it, the keyboard wouldn't work. Pressing every key on it resulted in only one letter of input, ...
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Disable suspend when pressing fn+F4

I have a System 76 laptop with Oneiric. I just tried to turn the volume down using fn+F5 but I accidentally pressed fn+F4 and suspended the system instead. Is there a way to disable that so I won't ...
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How do I define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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How to make a hotkey for a series of keyboard commands?

I would like to be able to do Ctrl + S, Alt + Tab and F5 while only pressing Alt+Shift+S
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Can't change Capslock setting, always resets itself back to “Disabled”

So I disabled Capslock a while ago when I finally upgraded to 10.04 (via System ➜ Preferences ➜Keyboard ➜ Layout ➜ Options). Now, I simply want to set it to Make CapsLock an additional ESC. But ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...
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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 have sub-layouts of a specific keyboard layout in Ubuntu?

In Windows it is possible to arrange your keyboard layouts in 2 levels as following: 1. English: 1.1. English US 1.2. English UK 2. German And you are able to: a) switch directly between 1. ...
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logkeys not working in 12.04

After installing logkeys from synaptic, it does not work, hangs when trying to start, even the output file is not created. Compiling solves this particular problem, but the now the output file is ...
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Disable keyboard suspend key

How do I disable my keyboard's suspend key? My keyboard (Logitech k800) has a key for powering off the pc, in Ubuntu its working as a suspend button. I've tried assigning another shortcut to that ...
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Keyboard randomly stops working. Switch to console mode and back fixes it

AS the title says I'm on 10.04 and sometimes the keyboard will just plain stop working. Mouse still works fine. A quick <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F4 then <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F7 and the ...
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Screen flickers in response to <Super>P, can't bind it to anything

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on ThinkPad Edge 11" and no matter what X session or wm I use, P makes widgets blank out for a fraction of a second. After a quick search through gconf and XF86 symbol tables ...
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Get keyboard scancodes in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to find out the scancodes for a set of foot pedals so that I can rebind them to more useful keys. In older versions of Ubuntu I was able to do this using /lib/udev/keymap as discussed here, ...
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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
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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 ...