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

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Most basic input devices: What can we use other than a keyboard to make selections in the BIOS and during installation? [closed]

I wonder if there is anything else that might conceivably be used to input commands. I am sure there must be some imaginative possibilities!
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Setting different keypress rate for individual keys?

I'd like an especially high repeat rate and low delay on my backspace key, but a regular delay and rate on every other key. This command works, but sets it for every key: xset r rate 120 30 Is ...
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Caps Lock not working [closed]

My Caps Lock key on my keyboard is not working. The light indicator does not come on and nothing is capitalized when typing. What do i need to do to fix this issue. xmodmap -e "add Lock = Caps_Lock"...
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Setting “num lock” to be enabled by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? Everytime I start Ubuntu I have to hit the num lock button which isn't a big deal but I so use it a lot and it would be ...
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Mouse focus and keyboard error

My mouse can still move but is unable to interact with the windows under certain conditions. alt-tab doesn't work. but i can kinda use my desktop with my keyboard. I want to report this bug but don't ...
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Laptop power button not working

I have a (seemingly rather exotic) Dell Latitude XT2 notebook running Lubuntu 12.04, fresh install. Tried to get the power button to work as expected (opening the logout dialog lubuntu-logout), but no ...
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Accents - Nano editor

i am using NANO as my everyday text editor. I'm using an old laptop, so NANO it's fast, lightweight, and saves me battery. The only problem is the fact i can't use Special Characters and accents. For ...
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How to swap between FN and Ctrl keys?

I have a Think Pad at work and the keyboard is really killing me (the left Ctrl is not on the most left and it has the FN key there). I use a lot of Ctrl + C, Ctrl + v while writing code and this FN ...
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Override custom keyboard shortcut limit

I would like to add a custom keyboard shortcut for the "Home" button, but I get the error: The shortcut "Home" cannot be used because it will become impossible to type using this key. I am using ...
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How to fix laggy mouse and keyboard on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit on my i5-2400 system, and I'm experiencing very laggy keyboard and mouse input. I have to type really slowly or I some keys will not get registered. Also, ...
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How do I reset my keyboard layout?

How can I reset my keyboard layout after modifying it with xkbcomp? Is there a way to do this without restarting X?
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How to setup midi input?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and want to setup a M-Audio Axiom 49. I have tried to read up on jackd1 / jackdmp /jackd2 / qjackctl and whatnot, but haven't gotten any sound from the keyboard yet. A long time ...
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Move along by word keyboard combination

I'd like to change the default behaviour when editing text. By default, to move one word along, one would press CTRL+→. This is useful for selecting portions of text quickly when in normal* text ...
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Pasting from vim in terminal to Google Docs (Firefox + Vimperator) - need to understand

I had some trouble with copy-pasting text from vim in terminal to Google Docs (aka Drive) document (hereafter GDd) in FF browser (with Vimperator). Note: I have a file opened in Vim 7.2 in ...
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rdesktop is not accepting a 3 key combination

So I'm using rdesktop to connect to a remote server of us where I have Visual Studio. The virtual machine is a Windows 2008 server. I use this parameters: rdesktop -D -g 1920x1200 -k it X.X.X.X ...
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Disabling keyboard '\' key autotype and fixing

I've Dell Latitude D620 laptop, with BackTrack installed. For the fast few days, it's automatically typing the \ automatically without any break. I tried to break it by Ctrl+C. However it pauses for a ...
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When typing, mouse stops moving

i did a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04 recently and all is well, except for one small thing. When i type anything and anywhere with the keyboard, i cant move the mouse. So for example when i am ...
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How do I change the keyboard layout?

My keyboard is behaving weirdly. I suppose my keyboard layout which was US by default has been changed to another format. Also a very strange sound is coming from my laptop every time when its ...
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How to change keyboard layout?

I'm on ubuntu 12.04. Recently I bought a cheap apple style bluetooth keyboard. It pairs OK. I paired it with the current 102 key still attached. Anyway I noticed that the character mapping is ...
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is there a key tracking software for ubuntu 12.04. Lenovo U400

my new computer has something weird on the keyboard. Lenovo U400 it jumps around a lot and i disabled trackpad while typing and did a bunch of stuff, but just jumps around a lot, but when i type slow, ...
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After I log in, one letter (lowercase t) isn't working? [closed]

As weird as it sounds, my 't' key works for login (it is part of my password) but once I am logged in it doesn't work in lower case in any app or at the command line. I have rebooted twice. I am ...
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Override Built-In Maverick Keyboard Shortcuts

Having used the Command+M keyboard shortcut to minimize windows in OS X, I'd like to use the same functionality in Ubuntu 10.10. When I try, though, it only brings up the "communications" section of ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut key to show the launcher when hidden?

I have the launcher hidden, I want to make a short cut key to show the launcher (pop it out). I want to make that key the fn key. 1.How do I make that specific short cut key? 2.How can I make shot ...
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Messaging Menu Keyboard Shortcut

In previous versions of Ubuntu, Super+M would open the messaging menu. In 11.04, the Super key is captured by the launcher. I have yet to find a way to quickly open the messaging menu from the ...
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Ubuntu in VMWare Alt-key issues

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook (4.1) running Lion. I have chosen the Swedish (Macintosh) keyboard layout and it's working pretty good. ⌘ + C, ⌘ + A etc. are all working as in OSX. ...
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Keyboard and mouse is not working properly

I am having some weired problem regarding mouse and keyboard. I am using a laptor with a external mouse. When i scroll my mouse it worked in reverse way. And when i am typing with my keyboard it stop ...
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How can I assign hotkey for a keyboard layout? [duplicate]

How can I assign hotkey for a keyboard layout, as showed on screenshot from windows ? I want to turn on Turkish on Ctrl + 1 and Tatar on Ctrl + 2
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Heroes of Newerth inventory hotkeys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I'm using 12.04 and when playing Heroes of Newerth, I have a problem when trying to use items from my inventory....
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WHy CAps lock is too slow to turn off in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does turning Caps Lock off take such a long time to work? *TH*is is a strange problem. *NO*tice how the beginning of my sentences include two capitals? Well, over ...
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How do I *temporarily* change the *console* keymap to dvorak?

I type dvorak, but I don't like to confuse other users by having it be a system-wide default. I have a script that runs setxbmap dvorak that I can call when I want dvorak and likewise another script ...
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How create a keyboard shortcut for a launcher to bring it on top of windows

I just created a lot of keyboard shortcuts for my programs, like scite, Zend Studio, Firefox, but when I trigger the shortcuts a new instance of each programs is started, but I only wish to bring the ...
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Keyboard not detected when installing [closed]

Ubuntu do not detect the keyboard on an older MSI laptop. I have tried severel times to even nuke the hard disk and reinstall ubuntu - with the same result: even during installation (when choosing ...
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How to remove keyboard icon from keyboard layout indicator (to leave just the language abbr. alone)?

I'd like to remove a keyboard icon, so replacing "[###] USA" as keyboard layout indicator to just "En", an English or American flag, or "USA" at least. How can I achieve this? UPDATE: When I've ...
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Where are laptop keyboard drivers found?

I have a Toshiba Satellite Intel centrino duo laptop running ubuntu 12.04 What files are responsible for the keyboard working / Where are the keyboard drivers located? Say hypothetically the caps ...
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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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Where can I find an updated asus-wmi-dkms package for Asus N56V?

I'm trying to use the answer for 166261 question. The suggested package ( install asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package (from http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12057336&postcount=49) ) seems ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working after upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I just upgraded to 12.04. Now, I can get into the desktop but after that point nothing works including keyboard and mouse. Therefore ...
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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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Upgrade 12.04 LTS from 11.04, Keyboard Freeze and Monitor cannot light up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? My PC is Dell Optiplex 380, the original OS is Ubuntu 11.04, and I upgraded it to 12.04 right now. After reboot, the keyboard is ...
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Reversing role of pressing shift+number

is there any way to reverse the role of the keyboard action Shift+[1..9]? Basically I find myself using the symbols on the numbers much more often than the numbers themselves. I have the numpad for ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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Belkin C300 keyboard not typing anything while booting

While booting using the BELKIN C300 keyboard,power LED on keyboard has power,but no key press works. But on using another keyboard while booting everything works fine.After booting when I reconnect ...
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Adjust mouse keys in 12.04?

I checked under keyboard and there is no option to adjust "Mouse Keys". I turned it on under "Universal Access", but there was no option to adjust sensitivity or acceleration there. Under "Mouse and ...
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How can I assign a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop?

How can I attach a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop? I can do middle-button if I tap on the top right corner of the touchpad, but I would like to associate it to a key, like the "...
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Mouse stops functioning after upgrade Ubuntu 11.10>>12.04 [closed]

After the upgrade everything works fine, but after a while the mouse cursor is moving but I cannot work wirh right- or leftclick, neither the keyboard. I work with Logitech EX100 wireless mouse and ...
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Keyboard not working on a Samsung 300e5a laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung 300e5a laptop. The keyboard was not available during the installation, i don't know why, so i thought that it was just a glitch, and i used to virtual ...
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Two bugs with Keyboard Shortcuts: confirmation and/or solutions requested

I have 2 bugs in my Ubuntu 12.04 fresh installation using a Macbook Pro keyboard. Note: I swapped the Ctrl and Cmd keys (Ctrl and Super on regular keyboards), but that should not affect the shortcuts ...
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How to turn on laptop's functional keys?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but key Fn+F2 Fn+F3 and etc doesn't work like in Windows 7. I have laptop ASUS ZenBook UX32VD. How can I enable those keys?
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How do I disable or change the “ Alt+` ” shortcut to switch between multiple windows of a single application?

On Ubuntu 12.04, how do I disable or change the Alt+` shortcut which lets you switch between multiple windows of a single application? (see below for Terminal example) My Windows VM in Korean needs ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 keyboard + mouse do not respond

I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 amd-64. When I login the mouse, moves but the clicks appear to be random (some are accepted and some are not) and the same happens with the keystrokes. This makes the ...