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

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What gaming keyboard(s) will work with Ubuntu?

I've been looking at gaming keyboards to use on Ubuntu system. Microsoft has a few popular ones (e.g., Sidewinder X4, X6), but the programmable function keys appear to be unusable without the Windows ...
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“Sticky key”-like bug, KeyPress/Release events repeat indefinitely [closed]

I have had this bug for a long a time and have been unable to research a solution. If not a solution, some ideas of what other methods I could take to determine the exact cause would be helpful. ...
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Clementine keyboard shortcuts not working

Does anyone else encounter problem with Clementine's keyboard shortcuts not working ? I have them assigned to but they do not work. Although for instance the shortcut to open preferences in ...
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Onscreen keyboard? (like OSX's Keyboard Viewer)

On OSX you can have an onscreen keyboard shown (Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources > mark "Keyboard & Character Viewer". You'll then have a new icon in the menu bar with the item ...
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Laptop keyboard has gone crazy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard sticks randomly My laptop keyboard has gone crazy. When I type something on it, it's like I hammered the keys. Example: hello myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy name is gardar ...
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Whereare the shortcut settings for audio/video actions stored?

I'm trying to find the file where gnome stores the configuration for keybindings, such as Volume Up, Volume Down, in order to get their actions. I know I can find SOME shortcuts in ...
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Assign multiple keyboard shortcuts for one action

I've been wondering how can I assign to multiple keyboard shortcuts to do the same action? More specifically, I want to be able to change my volume with both my headset buttons and my keyboard. I'm ...
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Keyboard sticks randomly

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 and I encountered a strange problem with my keyboard. While I am typing sometimes the last character I typed sticks, so it acts like I keep holding the the ...
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Accidently activated keyboard input methods

I accidentally activated keyboard input methods and now my keyboard does not respond. I don't know what to do. I'm being forced to use my android to look it up. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04.
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Why does turning Caps Lock off take such a long time to work?

This is my biggest issue with Linux and the main reason I don't use it as my main working OS. Whenever I use caps lock to write something in upper case and disable it in order to keep writing the ...
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Cannot type after Gnome login since last update

last time I let my Ubuntu 11.04 to upgrade all its packages, I think a new kernel was also downloaded. Since then keyboard stopped working so that I can press Enter button on the login screen, but ...
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Caps lock key swaps back to default after minute or so after I set it with setxkbmap

Im trying to swap caps with control in last ubuntu xfce4 windows manager. I googled alot of variants, and fastest was /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" but it auto swapped back after a minute ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make ...
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Screen flickers in response to <Super>P, can't bind it to anything

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on ThinkPad Edge 11" and no matter what X session or wm I use, P makes widgets blank out for a fraction of a second. After a quick search through gconf and XF86 symbol tables ...
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Change AltGr to Ctrl

I'm starting to use Emacs, and as any (Emacs) user should know, you constantly use Ctrl. However, in my current layout, the right Ctrl is too far away to be used constantly, and AltGr is in the ...
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passing function keys in htop

When using htop, the function keys (eg. F9 for kill, F7/F8 for renice..) seem to be captured in the OS rather than in htop. How can I get those keystrokes handled by the process (i.e. htop)? I am ...
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How to bind play/pause key to Amarok?

I have some play/pause, stop, next etc. keys on my Dell Vostro 1510. These interact with Banshee but don't with Amarok. How can I bind the latter to those keys?
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Create a keyboard shortcut to move windows to a specific screen edge

CompizConfig Settings Manager in Ubunte versions < 11.04 have the ability to create keyboard shortcuts that will send the currently active window to a specific screen location. e.g. I had my ...
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Acting as though the laptop Fn key is pressed

I have a Fujitsu laptop and all was working fine until I ended teamviewer. On the keyboard it has a numberpad on some of the letters which you press the Fn button to use. The system is acting like I ...
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How do I type β with combining circumflex accent?

There's combining circumflex accent, U+0302 (in the Combining diacritical marks block). Neither it nor the letter β are on my keyboard. How do I combine the two to write "beta hat" like this when I ...
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xmodmap periodic resets on Xubuntu

I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 and i'm using a KeyOvation mac compatible Gold Touch keyboard. Because the weird ordering of ctrl, option, and the apple key, I wanted to remap the keys to my liking using ...
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keyboard layout switching on restart

I have two keyboard layouts that I use, My default keyboard is an USA layout, with a secondary Slovenian layout. I use the Slovenian layout only when I need some special characters when writing emails ...
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Why do i have to shift - right / left key to open and close folders in nautilus, eclipse, etc.?

In windows, you could navigate tree menus with left/right keys, now in ubuntu 11.04 (and perhaps previous versions?) i have to hold the shift key while i do that, its quite annoying, any way to ...
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How to disable keys from the keyboard?

At work I got a new laptop with a full keyboard(it has numpad), but the laptop is not that big, and because of that the keys are relatively small, which means I am constantly finding myself pressing ...
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Remap keys like vi

I'd like to achieve a remapping of keys in a way that simulates the vi flow of having editing mode and command mode. In Windows, it can be achieved as explained in the site. In the comments, it is ...
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acer aspire one keyboard

HELP! keyboard is messed up after plugging in a desktop keyboard. example. "qwerty456*[] asdfgh123-'\ zxcvbn0,." cannot write without pressing the Fn key for messed up 2eys! "he3* 0e *3ease!"
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Where can I get a usb remote control with arrow keys that map to the arrow keys on the keyboard?

I'll like to control my evince PDF viewer with a compact remote control with arrows on it that simply act like arrow keys on any Linux compatible wireless keyboard. Where can I get one of these.
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How do I force detection of an unrecognized keyboard while booted in the Live CD?

I am trying ubuntu netbook 10.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad s10-3c. In live mode it has not detected the entire keyboard. no num keys on... How to make the keypad working in live mode? Will it remain ...
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Strange characters appearing when I use the Ctrl and Arrow keys to navigate

When I type Control and any of the arrow keys in any terminal (gnome-terminal, as well as terminator), I get this (or something like it). It happens when I use openbox as well, so it's not a compiz ...
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Getting on screen keyboard when click on text entry field

I have an acer iconia w500 tab that i installed ubuntu on. Its working great except one thing - when i click on a text entry field, the on screen keyboard does not pop up as did on windows. Anyone ...
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FN keys F9 - F12 do not work on an Asus U30sd

Using the Keyboard Utility I was able to select the asus layout and after that I was able to get the majority of the function keys to work(screen brightness, wifi, sleep, num lock, and scroll lock). ...
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Can't use my new Logitech K750 when booting (GRUB) in Ubuntu 11.04

Yes, My new Logitech K750 works allright when my OS (Ubuntu 11.04) is up. But there's only one thing: when booting and going into the GRUB2 bootloader, I can't select options by using the arrow ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key?

In the past the past I used to use xmodmap to prevent the Caps Lock button from working, and then tell Launchy to handle the key press instead. I can't seem to do this anymore. What is the best way ...
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How can I install my Logitech MX5000 Keyboard? [closed]

How do I install my keyboard Logitech (Mx5000)
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Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key?

I keep hitting it accidentally and it really annoys me...is there any way to disable it's default behavior?
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The Fn keys on my HP dv6t are mapped all wrong

I've tried going through the keyboard fixing process documented with that udev README file (as described here), but I get confused pretty much right off the bat. I'm using that "/lib/udev/keymap" tool ...
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Keyboard freezes / stuck if a key pressed repeatedly

I use Acer 4530. This problem has happened long since Ubuntu 10.10 and now that I use 11.04 dual booted with Linux Mint 10. Everytime I press one key repeatedly, like when I read a long article in a ...
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USA keyboard layout keeps getting added on login

I use the USA International keyboard layout. Every time I log in, the USA layout gets added to my list of layouts, which causes the keyboard layout indicator to be displayed. How can I stop the USA ...
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How to fix a key that sends a modifier+key

My laptop has a dedicated lock key, which sends a Super_L+L messing with unity and making it rather useless. I have no idea how to fix this as I get 2 keycodes with showkeys and acpi_listen gives no ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+F4 from switching TTYs [duplicate]

Related: Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal I would like to use Ctrl+Alt+F4 for a program instead of Ubuntu's TTYs. The previous question, I saw suggested command xmodmap -pke | ...
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How to generate an extended F key press (F13-F20)?

I need to submit an extended function key (like F17 or F17 ) to a program that runs in the terminal (I use the default gnome-terminal but could use another if it works there). Is there a way in ...
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Disable F1 in terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? I found this Deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? but it doesn't describe how F1 could be disabled. Is there a way that I can stop ...
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Is there a Command + ` equivalent (cycle through windows)?

On the Mac, I use Command+` (the tilde) to cycle through windows in the current application (eg terminal or chrome). It's like Alt+Tab except only for the current application's windows. Possibly for ...
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Pressing dead keys twice

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 11.04, and a difference that bugs me a bit is, when a dead key (such as ^ or ´) is pressed twice, the behavior differs in the two OS'es. On Windows, the ...
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Ctrl key is mapped to backtick (`), how can I fix this?

I don't know why it happens, but if I press the Left Ctrl the output is backtick (`). When I press the right Ctrl the output is like Ctrl+Z. My keyboard layout is USA.
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How to enable an extern keyboard using ps2 to usb adapter on a notebook?

I have a laptop (IBM T60) and I want to connect an extern keyboard to it. Because the keyboard is a ps2 keyboard I bought a ps2 to usb adapter and plugged the keyboard into the adapter and the adapter ...
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Keyboard “kid lock” software

Is there an application for Ubuntu, that would behave like KidKeyLock for Windows? That is, upon activation, it prevents any keypress from working, until a specific sequence ("password") is typed, ...
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Using the Apple Wireless Keyboard

I borrowed my flatmate's Apple Wireless Keyboard and I want to connect it to my Dell running Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity UI). I tried various solutions, but I can't even get it to work like a numpad. Could ...
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Can I bind the Unity dock to the Caps Lock key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change keybinding to show Unity Sidebar So I really, really don't want to have to un-learn all of my "Win/Super" key bindings. And it occurred to me: there is one key on ...