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

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I'm not able to change keyboard input

I'm currently running lubuntu 14.4. which I re-installed recently after using 15.10 (the computer kept shutting down due to overheating and the system stopped working properly). Now, I'm having ...
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Video Disables Keyboard

When I open a video in Totem, the keyboard is disabled, as well as the right mouse button and some actions with the left mouse button. Does anyone know what the problem may be? Debugging it is ...
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Caps lock key doesn't work

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my sister's laptop but the Caps lock key doesn't work. She uses a french keyboard. Where could this problem come from and how to fix it please ? Thanks in advance for ...
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I can't find the drivers for EZ eyes keyboard

I can't find the drivers for EZ eyes keyboard... I have the EZ Eyes Keyboard, but it doesn't work, and it sounds like a driver issue. How would I download the driver to be able to use the keyboard? ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am a new user of Ubuntu and have encountered a problem where no keyboard commands work straight off of installing Ubuntu v14.04.2. Copy, paste, cut, and anything to do with the Ctrl, Alt, and Super ...
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Disable Alt shortcuts in Chromium

I would like to use ALT+code to write special characters in Chromium (when I write emails for instance), because I write in French on an English keyboard. Annoyingly, it seems that Chromium has ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Keyboard Cursor Blinking Default Settings

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3. I broke keyboard cursor blinking default settings. How can I go back to the first installation in that setting? Image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/iIiHg.png
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How can I use the middle button of my mouse as the shift key?

when I am using xev and press the middle mouse button. ButtonPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x4200001, root 0xd9, subw 0x4200002, time 29074898, (44,38), root:(638,340), state ...
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Access to keyboard layout

In the Ubuntu manual it describes a number of screens you pass through while installing, including Keyboard Layout and Who Are You? . My Ubuntu is installed. Where can I find those screens again in ...
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Boot Windows directly from Ubuntu (Windows 7 Preinstalled) and Keyboard Remapping

So as the title says I want to boot Windows 7 directly from Ubuntu OS(not using bootmanager),My arrow keys are dead so I can't choose Windows 7 from the Bootmenu. So is there any method to boot to ...
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How to automatically run a command on startup? [duplicate]

I'm using the following command in ~/.bashrc to set my keyboard layout: setxkbmap -layout gb Each time I reboot my laptop I have to open Bash in order for this to work. Is there another file I can ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Control and Escape in 15.04

I have been using xcape to modify the behavior of Caps Lock. I want tapping Caps Lock to be interpreted as Escape, and holding it to be interpreted as Control. In my zshrc, I have the linexcape -t 0 -...
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Keyboard sensitivity - what do I do about it? Keyboard isn't working unless pressing down extremely hard

I have a Sony laptop with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 through Intel's Virtual Machine. Everything worked great except now when I boot in Ubuntu, the keyboard doesn't work correctly. Let me ...
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mouse and keyboard stop working occasionally

This happens every couple of days or so, completely randomly (one second working, the next not). The clock keeps turning over, so it isnt a full crash, but neither keyboard nor mouse input are ...
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My laptop touchpad stops working

I'm new to the forum and to Ubuntu SO. I've installed it two months ago for the first time with xfce4 desktop environment. I'm sure the first days the touchpad was working, then I started using an ...
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Sorbian characters on German keyboard

How could I generate with Ubuntu "sorbian letters" by a German keybord on the following way? The Sorbs type on a German keyboard with Windows 7 and later usually: for č, Č, ě, Ě, ř, Ř, š, Š, ž, Ž ^ (...
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Controlling mouse scroll with keyboard

Using xkb I've managed to control mouse buttons with the keyboard. I simply added these lines key <BAR> { [ Pointer_Button1 ] }; key <LEFT> { [ Pointer_Button2 ] }; key <RGHT> { [ ...
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Google Chrome ignores XmodMap key mapping

My laptop Down arrow key is stuck on, so I have used Xmodmap to remove the mapping of that key with the following command: xmodmap .Xmodmap The contents of my .Xmodmap file is just the single ...
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Modification of US-Internation keyboard layout

I have such question: how can i modify US-International keyboard layout? By default to get this symbols: `~´¨ i need to press it twice or with AltGr Right Alt With this answer I edited /usr/share/...
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15.04 - Apple keyboard - remap Command button to become Right Alt

I have found some solutions to do what I want - remap Right Command key to become Right Alt on an external Apple (aluminum) keyboard - but all of the solutions were for the older versions of Ubuntu (...
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How do I reinstall input device drivers for Ubuntu Mate?

Neither my keyboard or trackpad work after install. They did, but after shutting down and booting up first the machine did not boot and I needed to hard reset via power switch and then it came up. ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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Characters suddenly stop working/change in lubuntu

I've moved two weeks ago from xubuntu to lubuntu (14.04) and everything is running fine except suddenly changes/disappearances in characters in all applications (in xubuntu i've never got this error ...
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ACPI special keys all have the same code

I've ran into the problem of my brightness keys (and everything but my volume keys) not working. I've been following this guide on how to fix them: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaptopSpecialKeys ...
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Problems with Keyboard: No circumflex

I'm not able to type a circumflex with my keyboard, instead, the circumflex key acts like the Escape key. It does not depend on the keyboard layout, neither an English nor a German (or any other) ...
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How to use microsoft maren in ubuntu?

So there is this app which is called microsoft maren that allows you to type arabic using an english keyboard (you type in english characters and it transliterate it to arabic). Thing is this app is ...
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Keyboard is not typing correctly after Ubuntu 14.0 Installation

I keep seeing answers that require you to type in commands but how are you supposed to do that when the keyboard mixes up the letters and number keys? What am I missing? I have searched the Linux ...
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How can I fix a key that works only when I hit shift+“key”?

It seems that whenever I try to type an equal symbol it won't show up on any sort of text input. I tried the xev command and got a little overwhelmed with all the technical info in the terminal. I can ...
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ubuntu mate nemo select with keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04, desktop environment Mate, File manager Nemo. Before wiping out my system, I was using Ubuntu 12.04, with Cinnamon and Nemo, and I could select a group files on Nemo using only the ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working after Ubuntu (14.04.3) install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite C675D-S7109, chose all the defaults and it seemed to go very smoothly but when i start the system, the keyboard and touchpad are not active. I ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically end(...
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Unable to exit TUIs due to F10 opening the File pull-down menu instead of quitting the program as meant to

I use applications such as Midnight Commander, and htop, however I have a problem when quitting, I am forced to either terminate the process, or to click on the quit button myself, if there is one, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS laptop keyboard problem

I'm facing a problem with my Ubuntu. This morning I started my laptop as usually. Log in screen showed up, I pressed enter and logged in. Then my keyboard stopped working. I changed user to Guest ...
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Screen freeze for 20 seconds after automatic login

I'm sorry if this question has already been solved but I've failed to find the answer. For some reason after ubuntu bootup and automatically login keyboard/mouse are frozen for 20-30 seconds. Screens ...
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Keyboard only working with guest user

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and very computer un-savvy. I downloaded Ubuntu and wiped Windows a few months back and it has been working very well since. However, out of the blue (probably because I ...
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Keyboard light control

Is there anything similar to ubuntu(link below)? I have a notebook that have keyboard backlight, but I am not being able to manage and activate it's on ubuntu 15.04 http://labtick.proculo.de/
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Custom Function Keys

The brightness keys don't work on the UX305 so I managed to bind Ctrl+F5/6 to execute xdotool key --clearmodifiers XF86MonBrightness{Up/Down} While this works fine and even shows the visual ...
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Lag on pulseaudio to react to media keys

I'm using *Ubuntu 15.04 and when I start (turn on) the pc, pulse audio lags minutes to react to media keys. So, if I press the up or down volume key, the volume of the system reacts minutes later on a ...
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two different on board keyboards on the same screen of ubuntu gnome 15.04 tablet ep121

How can this be fixed? Either there is no keyboard or two different keyboards at the same time. This type of activity makes a person want to return to windows. Turned the keyboard on in universal ...
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Keyboard stopped responding in 14.04

Last night, my keyboard stopped responding, but my mouse still worked. This happened several times over the past few months. My solution was reboot. What might cause the problem? One thing I did last ...
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fn button invert (without bios) on virtual machine

Actually, I'm working on osx besides I like to use ubuntu using by virtual machine. Because screen switching is possible and when virtual machine open, both operating systems are useful. I don't need ...
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Media keys from external keyboard ignored

I connected my external keyboard and tried to use media keys and keys from f13-19, but these keys are ignored by my system. I tried getting the keycodes using evtest and xev, but these apps also ...
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Unresponsive keys.(ubuntu 14.04)

I'll start off by saying i'm completely inexperienced with Ubuntu. Basically have to follow a guide for anything. So I apologise in advance. I ordered a replacement keyboard recently for my Clevo ...
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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Touch functionalities on ubuntu 15.10 desktop?

I have a 2-in-1 laptop (Lenovo yoga 3 pro) that came pre-installed with windows 8.1. I removed windows completely to help me adjust faster to ubuntu (successfully, and am happy with the new os). ...
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How can i disable/unistall the built in keyboard of Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series laptop. Couple of days ago, the built in keyboard started to write "p" continously. I tried device manager but everytime i go to keyboard section thd update ...
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Where to find shortcuts to 'Search' in Ubuntu 14.04

Sometimes when I enter Alt+D (the address bar shortcut), the Search app opens from the launcher as if I pressed the Super key (which I'm sure I haven't). This only happens around 20% of the time I use ...
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Making input source switching Alt+Tab-like

When I press my input source switching combination, it cycles through all input sources I have. Is there any way to make the switching more like Alt+Tab: to cycle through all input sources only when ...
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How do I enter password via keyboard without using pamUSB?

I installed pamUSB and I have used my USB flash drive to store and enter my password automatically in ubuntu 14.04. But my USB memory is formatted. Therefore, the system shows the following message ...