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

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Keyboard wont allow typing charecters fast

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 last day, but keyboard is annoying me . it doesn't allow two same character type after each other, like "allow", first 'l' is alright but for typing second 'l' i have to wait ...
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Keyboard not working at grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't use my new Logitech K750 when booting (GRUB) in Ubuntu 11.04 My keyboard is not working when I get to the grub screen my keyboard seems to disable and I'm unable ...
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Turn Mousekeys on/off from keyboard

I have mousekeys turned on in the Universal Access menu and lots of posts as well as this documentation page: https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubuntu-help/mouse-mousekeys.html mention that NUMLOCK or ...
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How to configure keyboard to type in IPA fonts?

I am using 11.10 as my only os, now I have to do some typing in IPA, but it is turning out to be a headache. I tried using Autohotkey but it failed to yield desired results. Please let me know if ...
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Why is the Shift key suddenly stealing focus? [closed]

So, I'm using Precise Beta, and something strange is happening. I understand the ALT key behaviour, that's okay, but it seems that the SHIFT key is doing something similar - that is, it doesn't do ...
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Wrong Keyboard Map

I have Ubuntu 11.10. I have an English keyboard and have set the keyboard layout to English (UK) in the System settings -> Keyboard Layout. It is the only layout listed. Recently my keyboard has ...
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Clementine/Gnome multimedia keys don't stick

My keyboard has the multimedia keys on the function keys, with FN+F6 to play/pause etc. The problem is these don't work in my music player (clementine) after rebooting. If I go into the Preferences -...
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I want to map keypresses onto shortcuts in Lubuntu, but xev's output confuses me

I'm using a Toshiba r835 with Lubuntu. After a clean install, pressing the power button while the machine is on does nothing. I fixed the power button by following this advice: I added these lines ...
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Can't add more than four keyboard layouts

I can't add more than 4 keyboard layouts on my ubuntu. It just won't let me add more. And I in need of at least 4 more. Anyone else encountered this problem and can give me some advice? Thanks in ...
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Using Compizconfig keybindings to run command

I'm trying to fix my keyboard keys brightness up/down. Using acpi_listen pressing brightness up/down I have the result: video DD03 00000087 00000000 video DD03 00000086 00000000 Running showkey: ...
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How to activate and use F-keys (F1, F2, etc..) on a Mac Book Pro Laptop-Keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.2?

I am wondering if there is a shortcut or where and how to active the F-keys on a QWERTZ build-in MBP keyboard. Any suggestions ?!
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Remapping the AltGr key to Control with setxkbmap

Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap? I've already checked the option section in "/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst" but I didn't find an entry for AltGr... I also tried ...
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German keyboard configuration: “STRG + ALT”-shortcuts doesn't work

since 1 hour I'm a proud ubuntu user. But there is a problem, I'm not able to solve: the "STRG + ALT" shortcuts doesn't work (for example "STRG + ALT + Q = @"). I checked all German keyboard ...
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Binding capslock key to a shell script

A linux newbie here! I own a netbook which doesn't have any indicator leds. So I decided to write a small shell script that would notify me when the capslock key is pressed. The script goes something ...
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Ctrl + Page Down && Ctrl + Page Up

I use a MacBook pro and am using Linux Mint. I know this is an Ubuntu forum but Mint is built on top of Ubuntu so I am trying here. The Macbook Pro doesn't have a Page Down or Page Up button. ...
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Trust GXT18 Keyboard not working (HID_MAX_USAGES)

I'm an owner of a Trust GXT 18 keyboard that doesn’t work with Linux.. I've read around the internet, that if I increase the HID_MAX_USAGES (something to do with usb devices) I could get it to work, ...
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How do you map “£” to [RightAlt]+[3]?

I've recently acquired a new 84-key US layout keyboard, which has fewer keys than a standard UK layout keyboard. I'm using it in EN-US layout to avoid being unable to type # but I'd still like to be ...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard on the lock screen? [duplicate]

The lock screen has an on screen keyboard that I am unable to disable. I don't remember exactly but I believe I turned it on using the "Screen Keyboard" setting in the Universal Access settings. I've ...
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Unable to Install [closed]

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my PC for some time now. I tried wubi, but am unable to get it right. Then, I downloaded the ISO and tried to install it on an empty without partitioning, but ...
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How to map CTRL+q key press to CTRL+c event?

How can the Ctrl+Q key combination be mapped to the Ctrl+C event? My keyboard is mapped to programmer-dvorak and I would like to have the Ctrl+X , Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V events to be mapped to Ctrl+' , ...
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How do I disable the Unity keyboard shortcut overlay?

Is it possible to disable keyboard shortcut overlay in Ubuntu 12.04?
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How do I type an `@` (at sign) symbol?

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook 2007 with a Spanish keyboard, on MacOS the @-sign was typed using Alt (Option) + 2, but on Ubuntu I have no idea. I have to copy and paste it every time. How do I type an ...
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How do I make my media keys work again?

I am using a ThinkPad Edge 11. After the installation I replaced Banshee with Rhythmbox. Everything worked fine for 4 weeks but all of a sudden the media keys stopped working. I need to press and ...
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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 essential,...
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Additional Language in KDE

I just installed KDE desktop environment and I want to install an additional language (Urdu) in unity 2d I was using it butt in KDE Its seems very difficult. Some where I get to know about to change ...
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Logitech K750 Mac version keyboard - the keypad stopped working

Last week after upgrades my keyboard stopped, but still works fine in Windows. The 5 key though will bring up a context edit menu. Anyone else have this since the last two sets of upgrades? Any ...
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Switching between different input methods phonetic vs typewriter in ibus preferences has no effect

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome environment. I am able to type documents in Hindi by a method shown here. I installed ibus-m17n and ibus packages and have enabled support for Hindi language in gnome-...
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Where does Ubuntu store its keyboard shortcut configuration?

Is there a place in "Ubuntu" that stores a complete list of what keys/combinations/shortcuts are bound to what? What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? list some "Unity" shortcuts to the ...
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Changing keybindings for Ubuntu using xmodmap fails

I've changed some of the keybindings for my keyboard using xmodmap, I've specifically changed my caps-lock key to point to CTRL_L and my CTRL_L key to point to Super_L. This registers in xev but my ...
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How do I report a bug related to the keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I am a novice Ubuntu user. I posted the below problem, but my question was closed and the moderator noted that it should have been reported as a bug. ...
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How to get unpublished kernel updates?

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=commitdiff;h=652aa6a9ac4a5f8d3e1fa3f6466646519e83c01e The above link has the device ids of apple's keyboards added to the kernel, ...
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Illuminated USB keyboard flickers

Does anyone know where I can download a driver for the VAKOSS TK-487-UK illuminated keyboard to run on Ubuntu? Or at least how to control the USB port so that it stops flickering on and off. The USB ...
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How do I configure custom keyboard layout switching?

I'm using three keyboard layouts. One of them I use rarely, so I want to have one shortcut to switch between two layouts and another one to switch to the third one. Switching between 3 layouts using a ...
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How can I change the keyboard model in 11.10?

In Ubuntu 11.10, in settings for Keyboard Layout: I could change the keyboard model in earlier Ubuntu-versions. (104 keys, 106 keys and so on). How can i do this in Ubuntu 11.10? - the setting is ...
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No tilde and no caret on german keyboard

In the course of a 11.10 install I lost network connect. So I skipped retrieving update packages and completed install, doing upgrade in the newly installed system. Everything is working fine, but the ...
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Why is my Dell Inspiron 1720's keyboard and trackpad inactive after resume from suspend? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, and it works perfectly apart from coming out of suspend. The login screen comes up, but the keyboard and trackpad are completely unresponsive. ...
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keysym Control_R = Left; Does not repeat when held

keysym Control_R = Left My right ctrl key switches back to right ctrl if I hold it, rather than acting as if I'm holding the left arrow key. Does anyone have a solution for this?
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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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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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Problem with 10.04 start at my notebook after updating

At my notebook I use UBUNTU 10.04 after regular updating I have got version ...37 and yesterday I update the system to the version ...38 Every day I switch off my notebook and for the last 2 ...
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How can I increase laptop lcd luminosity steps?

I was wondering if there's a way to tweak the steps that the luminosity of my lcd do when adjusting it from keyboard. It seems that they are just +/-30% of total, and that's pretty annoying, because ...
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Capital D key not working / producing output

For some inexplicable reason the capital d key on my Ubuntu system is no longer producing output. Hitting caps lock and then d produces a D. I've tried multiple keyboards and the issue is the same. ...
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My numpad does not enter numbers but moves my mouse around (like a better version of Windows' MouseKeys)

This is a neat feature if my mouse decides to up and die on me but in the meantime I'd like to be able to enter numbers without hunting and pecking again! How can I switch this off?
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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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Keyboard icon on Unity panel dissapeared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the UIM notification area icon in Unity? I've noticed that I don't have a keyboard layout icon on unity panel. There are 3 layouts configured, but I can't change ...
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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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Remaped the Tab key to the CAPS LOCK key but CAPS LOCKS still turning on and off?

I created a .Xmodmap file and added the following: keycode 66 = Tab ISO_Left_Tab Tab ISO_Left_Tab keycode 23 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol Caps_Lock df So now my Caps Lock key works as a Tab but the Caps ...
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How to swap/remap the CAPS LOCK key with Tab key?

I've been trying to swap CAPS LOCK key with Tab key. So the CAPS LOCK key shouldn't turn on the CAPS anymore, instead, act as the Tab key. Some people told me that I should create a .Xmodmap file in ...
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Is the Genius SlimStar 8000 compatible with Ubuntu?

The Genius SlimStar 8000 has caught my eye for use with my new HTPC. However, I can't get an answer out of Google if it works with Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter). The reviews over at Amazon ...
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Where do I find a list of all X keysyms these days?

They used to be in /usr/lib/X11/XKeysymDB or /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB, but those have been missing from Ubuntu for a while. I've tried google, but all I get are more references to XKeysymDB or the ...