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

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How can I get a numberpad on my laptop keyboard when I hold down the fn key?

When boot my Mac into OS X, I am able to use the numberpad on my laptop keyboard whenever I hold down the fn key. If I want to turn off the numberpad then I just release the fn key. Is there a way for ...
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Special keys shortcuts Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1

I've bought a Thinkpad Yoga 12 S1 that runs quite well with Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 but when I try to define special shortcuts where it seems Ubuntu doesn't see them the same depending on whether I use "...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Keybord Key not working

Hi the End key in my keyboard is malfunctioning.Because when I am working in the laptop the end key just keeps pressing automatically. It is a real problem. Can someone please tell a way for me to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fn keys starts to work after resume from sleep

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. After fresh installation none of the fn keys didn't work except for fn+f3 combination - which is sleep. After resume from sleep all fn keys (brightness, power, wifi)...
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Unfocus and keystrole erase while type

I have a problem in version 15.04. I do not know I can explain it, happens that in some fields both in the system, as in firefox for example, when I type, automatically the entire text disappears or ...
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Touchscreen usages on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my HP Envy M6 touchsmart. I have this hardware issue with the mouse pad (control zone), and I would like to base most of my actions on just the touchscreen (.i.e. I ...
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How to enable Multimedia keys with Clementine in Kubuntu 14.04

I have a desktop computer with Kubuntu 14.04.2 installed. Multimedia keys work fine with Amarok and VLC, but not in Clementine. I did go to the Celmentine preferences and set the MMkeys to the ...
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Can't type letter 'w' in Ubuntu 15.04 terminal

Shift+w combination is working, but I can't type 'w' in terminal. What's the problem?
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Ubuntu equivalent of Karbiner for Mac? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a relatively easy way for doing custom keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu. Coming from OS X, there was an amazing tool called Karabiner that allowed me to easily remap keys to predefined ...
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trouble with Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse with USB 3.0 hub

I have been checking for solutions on this forum and others, but so far I cannot find a problem that match mine. Basically I have a Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse which work fine under Windows 7 ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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i can not write the letters “f and g” using keyboard

i am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and can not write the letters "f,g".this type of problem is not known for me.is this for language update properly not done during installation?
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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How to ensure keys are computed in the right order when typing too fast?

I am using a wireless logitech keyboard: Bus 006 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver Sometimes I do type so fast that the keys are processed in the wrong order. But I am ...
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FATAL error and non functional keyboard & mouse> modprobe: FATAL: modules.dep: No such file or directory

I'm Trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB made with unetbootin. However after installing, on the first boot, the system encounters some errors and the keyboard and mouse do not ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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My keyboard only works in the last-opened window

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04. When I try to switch windows, my keyboard only works in the previous window unless I minimize it. For example, I open Chrome and the Terminal. I open the Terminal first....
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How to show the curent keyboard layout in Gnome fallback?

I have 4 keyboard layouts enabled in my installation of Ubuntu 15,04 running on Gnome fallback. The upper panel doesn't update the language indicator when I change the layout using the keyboard ...
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Alt+tab not switching between open windows

This is the same question as this* but I can't update the setting suggested by the solution. I also have Compiz installed but no clue how to run it. Keyboard settings *Alt+Tab not switching ...
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Bug in abnt keyboard keys

After an update, some of the alphanumeric desktop keyboard keys left're working on Ubuntu 14.04lts. Are the keys: 1 , 2, 3 , 4, 7 , 8, 9 and 0, but the numeric keypad is ok.
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in 2015/10/5 alongside windows 8. The keyboard seems to working fine except the 'ctrl','alt' and probably other that i couldnt tell without those button. I cant even ...
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Binding Mouse Movement To Keyboard Keys

I have a little Blue Gaming Mouse (Don't remember the name) and I've been searching everywhere to find an answer, so here it is. I would like to bind Mouse movement to Keyboard keys. I would like to ...
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Custom keyboard layouts, or moving induvidual keys

The keyboard is based on a standard US layout (I'm UK) however choosing a UK keyboard layout fixes this (eg £ is shift 3) However some other keys have been transposed, but the layout doesn't pick ...
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Global Scrolling Keyboard Shortcut (evince)

For note taking with a dual monitor setup, it would be really great to be able to scroll the opposing monitor's window (ideally evince but it could be any application) without losing focus on a ...
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Can VIM (plugin) give a warning if dead keys are enabled?

I often switch between dead keys and composed key text input/entry. That's easily done by the icon in the top panel. For VIM dead keys make no sense. Is there a plugin for VIM that can give me a ...
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How to change my terminal keyboard language from spanish to english?

I need to change the terminal keyboard language into english 'cause i need to use on sings that are just in english language but mine is in spanish. Thanks you
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How to disable ctrl + scroll zoom in Lubuntu or openbox

If are you in Google Chrome, Firefox or a software that have the zoom functionality, when you press CTRL + SCROLL UP/DOWN` or TOUCHPAD SCROLL the page increase/decrease the zoom how to disable it?
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Ubuntu kernel error?

I have problem with my Ubuntu 15.04, because sometimes he crashes, and I can't do anything except moving mouse. My keyboard looks like disabled because i can't turn on Num Lock or Caps Lock but I ...
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keyboard typing .-M when I press space, and acting weird

My keyboard is acting very weird. When I type a space, it prints .-M. I have to copy&paste a space every time to write this text. When I press the backspace key, it deletes the last letter, but it ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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Lunbuntu 15.04: Keyboard stops working on log in screen

So far this has been a one time problem, but I'd rather ask before it happens again when I have time sensitive work to do. Installed Lubuntu on my old, crappy Gateway laptop, which gave it a second ...
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How to make turning off Logitech K810 keyboard back light automation

I could not find terminal command to turn off the back light of keyboard. For example the following commands do turn off my laptop keyboard back light : sudo chmod 777 /sys/class/leds/smc::...
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ASUS X555LN Brightness fn key not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS X555L Laptop using an nVidia GeForce 520M Graphics card. The fn+f5/f6 keys are unable to adjust brightness. Currently my screen brightness level is maximum. My ...
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Looking for consistency in editing keystrokes, specifically Crtl+Right

There are two different ways that a Ctrl+Right is interpreted in Ubuntu; I'm running 15.04. In this Firefox window, Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the previous word, and Ctrl+Right goes to the ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed after Nvidia instalation and the keybaord is broken

I get the APCI PCC probe failed starting version 219. I know this is harmless. But ACPI failing breaks my keyboard (it might be using the ACPI bus). The option of "enable function keys" won't work ...
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Ubuntu Touch - bulgarian keyboard layout

How can I make a Bulgarian keyboard layout and add it to Ubuntu Touch? I read some tutorials, but the links don't work. My Phone is the BQ Aquaris Ubuntu edition.
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Unresponsive keyboard after installing Ubuntu 14.04

Booted from DVD and running the installer now. Built-in keyboard on Pavilion dm1 laptop is not working. USB mouse works. Noticed this when I tried to enter the password for my wifi network and the ...
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Keyboard adding additional characters when typing

First of all, i don't know is this is a right place for asking this question. I searched for hours to find the solution but without any luck. When i press r its shown as 3r= also for backspace is ...
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Keyboard is not working on PC with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu. I got it from my friend that way. I don't know much about Ubuntu. It look nice and stuff but the laptop keyboard is not working on it. When i click the caps ...
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Shift keys not working properly

I have recently returned to using my netbook and have discovered that the shift keys work for certain characters but not for others. Typing most lower-case letters is okay, but I cannot type uppercase ...
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Mouse freezes when connected through usb switch and simulatinously pressing keyboard key

I have an Aten US224 USB Switch which works fine under Windows. However in Ubuntu the mouse freezes as soon as I press a keyboard button (e.g. Alt + Tab) and simultaneously moving the mouse cursor. It ...
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Insert paste keyboard shortcut? [closed]

Is there a keyboard shortcut that would set the cursor to the start of a section of text which has just been pasted? The default behaviour is for the cursor to appear after the pasted text.
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How to add custom keyboard in Lubuntu

I want to add myanmar keyboard for Lubuntu 14.04. But, after installed it didn't shown up in iBus. How to solve? Please. sorry for my bad english.
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Inverted question/exclamation marks

I am trying to type inverted question marks and exclamation marks in Ubuntu 15.04 and have tried AltGrt + ? and AltGrt + ! but all I get is: ? and ! respectively.
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gnome: How to set lv3:rwin_switch xkb option in tweak tools

I set my keyboard layout like this: setxkbmap -layout us -variant altgr-intl -option '' -option caps:escape -option altwin:swap_alt_win lv3:rwin_switch which is fine, as long as I do not plugin and ...
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USB Keyboard Stopped Working After Update

I use a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard with my Lenovo X230 laptop. It worked fine until yesterday when I updated my system. I have tested the keyboard with another laptop -- it works fine. I also ...