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Is there a way to enable the keyboard numblock?

My habit is to use the numblock on my keyboard if I have to type in numbers. Is there a way to enable the numblock in Ubuntu 11.10?
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How can I automatically change the system keyboard layout when plugging in an external keyboard?

I have a US-Style laptop, which is fine, but I also have a UK-style Ergonomic USB keyboard. As such I usually have the US key layout set, but when I settle in at my desk and use the UK USB keyboard ...
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How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
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Make Fn key from mac keyboard work on 11.10

I am using a mac keyboard slim aluminium with Ubuntu 11.10, the keyboard has F11 and F12 as controls for increasing and decreasing the volume. On boot the keys work as F keys but I would like them to ...
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Keyboard Issues After Resuming From Sleep on a Dell Vostro 13

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 x64. It's running on my Dell Vostro V13. Everything works great until I shut the lid of my laptop (puts laptop into sleep). Once I come back and resume working in Ubuntu, ...
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Keyboard resetting on log in

I recently switched to the Colemak layout after a fresh install of 11.10. Now, whenever I log in, the keyboard is set to QWERTY (USA), which is very confusing. How do I make it so that only Colemak is ...
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Upgrading xubuntu broke brazilian keyboard

I upgraded by xubuntu notebook to 11.10 and accents in my brazilian keyboard no longer work. They work neither in the basic Brazilian keyboard layout nor does the compose key work in the nodeadkeys ...
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Switching between workspaces from workspace switcher window

I generally work with mutiple workspaces and use the key combination Ctrl+Alt+right/left to switch between workspaces. I like the workspace switcher window in Ubuntu 11.10. Once I get into the ...
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Is it possible to somehow use the arrow-keys in Gnome 3 to navigate through the opened windows? [closed]

When pressing the super(windows)-key. I probably would need an extension for it, i suppose. Its qute annoying atm as I always have to switch between using the keyboard with 2 hands and the touchpad + ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reveal onscreen keyboard

Does someone know if it is possible to bind a command to a button which will reveal the onscreen keyboard? (Note: The onscreen keyboard has already be started.) Currently when I want to reveal the ...
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Is there a way to unmask the login password in Unity?

I use two different keyboard layouts and I never know which one I'm in at the login. The keyboard layout indicator at the login always says USA whether I'm in Qwerty or Programmer Dvorak. I have no ...
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Some keyboard keys not working since upgrade to 11.10

II.04 was working perfectly on my Acer Aspire 3050 laptop, until I upgraded a couple of days ago. Yesterday, I was unable to type in my password as only about half the keys on kb are working. I ...
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Print Screen key doesn't work if a drop-down menu is active [closed]

On 11.10, I don't get a screengrab when pressing the Print Screen button on my keyboard if I have activated a drop down menu. For example, in nautilus, I can click the File menu and press the print ...
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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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Play, Pause, Next, Stop on keyboard - how to set which app use it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clementine keyboard shortcuts not working I have I keyboard with play, pause next back, stop on right of the numpad, but sometimes it does not goes to the right app. I ...
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How can I assign win-e to open my home folder?

In 11.10, I want to customize keyboard shortcuts. Especially, I want to assign win+e for opening the home folder with nautilus. (If I can open a specific folder other than the home folder, it is ...
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toshiba satellite keyboard not working correctly [closed]

The first letter in the alphabet a is not working on my keyboard. I'm also noticing that the num lock light flashes with every keystroke of any letter as I type. I re-installed an older version of ...
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How do I disable the alt-right click keyboard binding?

Using Oneiric 11.10 and Unity. I want to disable the context menu that appears with Alt+RightClick. Alt+RightClick is a much used shortcut in Blender. It's possible to remap keys in Blender, but I was ...
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The keyboard sometimes doesn't work

I just installed Oneiric. The problem that I have with the unity desktop is that it's slow, and sometimes the keyboard just stops working while the mouse moves and I can click. At the same time I can ...
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What does a “psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1” message mean? [closed]

This is the output of dmesg|tail [13064.329754] psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 - driver resynched. [13067.095373] psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1 ...
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USB devices only recognized after I login

I'm experiencing some troubles after upgrade 11.10 final version... In the matter of fact, I never had troubles using the devices, with the upgrade, but I formatted the notebook, and made a Clean ...
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Super_L not working as Mod4 with Das Keyboard

I'm running Oneiric with Awesome WM. The keyboard seems to get detected with dmesg: [ 10.856491] input: daskeyboard as ...
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tilde and double quote keys don't work on the command line

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 and the tilde (~) and double quotes (") keys don't do anything - they don't print to the screen. I'm only using the command line (no GUI) and many tutorials say ...
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swap two keys using xmodmap

My "return" key is broken. I followed the instructions here: http://www.ehow.com/how_2180748_command-linux-swap-keyboard-keys.html - hoping to reassign my | key as the new return key. My .xmodmaprc ...
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How can I configure “mousekeys”?

Under 11.04, the option to control the pointer with the numpad was set in the Hardware/Keyboard settings page. How can I turn on mousekeys or configure them in newer releases?
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Repeated keystrokes lost in Unity

I have strange bug. Sometimes after pressing any key on my keyboard while working in unity programs does not receives the event of pressing but in plain terminal(ctrl+alt+f1) keyboard works just well. ...
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Keybord doesn't work in Nautilus (and gnome-terminal) after ubuntu update from 11.04 to 11.10

When i open any folder, window of Nautilus appears, and i can't use keybord keys (i've tried TAB,F2,F3,F9,CTRL+L,ARROWS,DEL), except ALT+F4. And in gnome-terminal i can't type at all. I tried to open ...
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How to set the window movement key?

In 11.04, I could go to "Windows" under "System Settings" to change the the key used to grab/move windows, which is by default Alt. In 11.10, the "Window" option is no longer under "System Settings" ...
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GNOME 3.2 Screen keyboard, when opened onboard pops up

When I enable the "screen keyboard" from the accessibility next to that the GNOME onscreen keyboard is started onboard is also opened. Is there a way to prevent this?!
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Super key not opening Dash

I just cleanly installed Ubuntu 11.10 (with new, clean home folder) The Super key no longer calls up the dash. Was this behaviour changed since the previous release?
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Mouse and keyboard not working after upgrading to 11.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, neither my keyboard nor my mouse work anymore. The keyboard works during the boot process, but stops working as soon as the login screen appears. I'm stuck there ...
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How do I make my HP G62 function keys work?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (but this problem also appears at 11.04), on my HP g62 laptop, and unfortunately none of the function keys work. Volume, brightness etc, how can I made them work ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts working differently

In Natty I had my keyboard shortcuts configured to use most of the numbers on the numerical pad on the right side of my keyboard, e.g. 8 turned volume up, 2 down, 4 previous track, 6 next track, 1 ...
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Is it possible to use Caribou on the login screen instead of onboard?

When using GNOME Shell it comes with Caribou, an on screen keyboard that looks really nice (on par with screen keyboards found on iOS and Android). I see that Unity Greeter is configured to use ...
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Why won't my mouse and keyboard work in 11.10? [closed]

I am clearly not the only one dealing with this... After upgrading to 10.10 my keyboard and mouse don't work at the login screen. However, if i plug in another mouse to a random USB port, they somehow ...
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Keyboard Fn always active

I've enabled by mistake the Fn like Caps Lock and now if I press shift + 0, I get / char instead of = because I have a notebook with Fn. So, the only way to disable the Fn function is to press it. ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in gnome-shell 3.2?

I was wondering if keyboard shortcuts (like Alt+F1, Alt+F2) support is removed from gnome shell 3.2? If not then I'm missing something as I can't seem to use them.
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How do I enable the backlit keyboard on an ASUS G53SX or G53SW?

Does anyone know how to enable backlit keyboard on ASUS G53SX? Edit as of Feb 18, 2012: As Qw4z1 mentioned here's a trick to enable the backlit brightness: su (enter root password) echo 0x00050021 ...
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Any new keyboard shortcuts in 11.10?

I have just installed the new version of ubuntu 11.10, called "Oneiric Ocelot", but i dont see any new shortcuts to help improvement between desktops and applications. I have try Alt+Tab, ...
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How to embed on-screen keyboard into gnome-screensaver 3.x unlock screen?

The gconf value /apps/gnome-screensaver/embedded_keyboard_enable in Oneiric no longer works obviously. Is there a way to show virtual keyboard in gnome-screensaver 3.x? Does similar dconf value exist? ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut to switch to right-to-left text layout in textbox?

Sometimes, I didn't remember what keys had I pressed, occasionally switched a text box to right-to-left layout. Well, maybe this is a very useful feature for Arabic users, but I just don't know how to ...
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Slow keyboard on an Acer Aspire 5253

I've had Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my Acer Aspire 5253 (64 bit) for about a month. This afternoon, it started taking about a second to recognize keystrokes. To do a key combination, I have to hold ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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How do I replicate the Super Key?

If you use xmonad, xbindkeys, and xdotool to try and remap the 'Menu' key, it does not work perfectly. The 'Menu' key will only emulate the Super key's quick press action, bringing up the application ...
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Is there any on screen keyboard to use on inspiron duo in tablet mode?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on a Dell inspiron Duo Hybrid. Almost everything works fine except for the accelerometer. But when using Ubuntu in tablet mode, I couldn't find anyway to have a onscreen ...
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Disable global keyboard shortcuts for specific application

Is it possible to disable the GNOME (version 2) global keyboard shortcuts for a specific application? I'm using the IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE under Ubuntu however some of the IDEA default keyboard ...
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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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Keyboard incorrectly mapped when using Open NX

I seem to be having keyboard issues on Ubuntu 11.04. Recently I tried to remote in to my machine using OpenNX (http://opennx.net/) and found that my keyboard incorrectly mapped on the client machine. ...
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How to enable the Hp QuickPlay buttons?

I have an Hp pavilion dv2000 and it has a pretty nice blue buttons over the keyboard, some are for multimedia (which work perfectly), and other two are for launch a DVD application and a multimedia ...
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Universal Remote-wireless keyboard & mouse

Hello I've got XBMC setup running on Ubuntu 10.10, so far I use a USB keyboard and mouse plugged into the PC to control it, and the PC in general. Can anyone recommend a single wireless integrated ...