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

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Anthy bar doesn't show up [closed]

I installed all the Anthy ibus packages and changed my Japanese language settings properly but the Anthy bar doesn't show up when I press CTRL+Space. I tried changing the shortcut in the ibus ...
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Can I reprogram Mouse-Keys?

I don't use the mouse a lot so I just use the Mouse Keys (Microsoft's nomenclature) when I need to click something. The problem is I can never remember whether I am in left-click or right-click mode. ...
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Keyboard and touchpad do not work after upgrade

Today I made an update of my ubuntu 11.04 installation. After rebooting the keyboard and touchpad of my asus eeepc do not work anymore. I can only login with the onscreen keyboard. Seems to be a unity ...
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Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key?

In 10.04, I had a lot of keyboard shortcuts defined using Super/Mod4 and one single other key, Super+O ran Opera Super+W opened Nautilus pointing to my Work folder, etc. In 11.04, these do not ...
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Keyboard Indicator for Layouts with the Same Country Code

There appears to be no way to remove the keyboard indicator when multiple keyboard layouts are used in newer ubuntu releases. I have started using Ian Scott's flag icons found here to save space in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide/unhide the panel?

Is there a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide or unhide a specific gnome-panel? EDIT: Is there was a way to make a button combination have the auto-hide panel slide out, as if I had hovered my ...
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How do I remap the Caps Lock and Ctrl keys?

I'd like to remap my keys such that Ctrl behaves as the Caps Lock key and vice-versa. Also, if possible I'd like the settings to be available only within the currently logged-in user. How can I ...
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Is there a way to access Session Menu with keyboard shortcut?

I have read this answer Will Unity have a keyboard shortcut for accessing the "Session Menu" that appears on the panel?, but it doesn't work. Pressing F10 and using arrow keys only ...
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Function keys in Apple Keyboard don't work as expected

I am using an Apple keyboard. To get the default functionality of the function keys, I need to press fn+Function key. This is quite annoying since I frequently use the function keys for debugging. ...
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How to make this heart (♥) using keyboard? [duplicate]

On windows I have always used the "ALT+3" for creating a wonderful heart for expressing my love... Is there a way to do this on Ubuntu?
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Keyboard Mouse Problem

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Core 2 Duo Sony Vaio) and am having a problem with the external keyboard and mouse. When I first logged in the left mouse button does not work, this can be solved ...
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Using the SHIFT key in Terminal

I am very new to Linux, please excuse me if this is a very simple question and point me to the things I need to read. But I've been unable to find an answer so far. In Terminal, when I am trying to ...
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How can I change the function of the caps lock key within the Colemak keyboard layout?

So one of the things that really made text editing with vim easier for me is switching the caps lock and escape keys, which it turns out I can do in the GUI keyboard settings. But now when I'm using ...
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Broken keyboard shortcuts

When I freshly installed maverick on my new notebook, I set up my keyboard shortcuts like this: Switch to WS 1 = Mod4+1, Move Window to WS 1 = Mod4+Shift+1, Switch to WS 2 = Mod4+2 and so on (Mod4 ...
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Why do control keys (ctrl, shift, alt) not work sometimes? [closed]

Sometimes (about once a week) the control keys (ctrl, shift, alt) so not work anymore. They do work when I boot up, but after a while they stop working. Logging out and in again repairs it. What can ...
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How to get Compaq Presario CQ62 brightness keys to work?

I've tried the brightness keys for my laptop in both Maverick and Natty and they don't work in either distribution. The key seems to be taken as a shortcut somewhere because it won't allow me to ...
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Will Unity have a keyboard shortcut for accessing the “Session Menu” that appears on the panel?

I noticed in screen shots of Unity the presence of the "Session Menu" indicator in the right corner of the top-panel. This menu drops down to offer Log Out, Hibernate, Restart, Shut Down, etc. I know ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter

I installed Shutter then removed it, and now Print Screen and Alt+Print Screen shortcuts are no longer triggering screenshots with gnome-screenshot. How do I restore this setting?
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Multimedia keys stopped working [closed]

Though correctly mapped, some of my multimedia keys stopped working on my ASUS 1215N (Ubuntu 10.10). All Fn keys are working excepting the ones related to Rhythmbox (XF86AudioNext, XF86AudioPrev, ...
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Activate “F-lock” key on start up

Hardware: Logitech Access Keyboard, PS2, 867209-0102 I would love to be able to activate the "F-lock" key on start up (using rc.local or so). xev didn't show me the key command - is there an other ...
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Rebind Alt key to win using setxkbmap?

After an hour or two of manpage and Google searching and finding no solution or good resources, I've come for help! I have set my Caps Lock key to Ctrl using setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps - this ...
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How do I clear xmodmap settings?

Exactly what the title asks. How do I clear xmodmap settings? I have an IBM model M, and somehow xkeycaps got it into its head that my "End" key was not any key at all. xev reports keypresses when I ...
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Is it possible to rebind Ctrl+Alt to the Meta key?

I'm using the awesome window manager, and it's, well, awesome. However, I have a slight issue - I'm using an IBM Model M keyboard, which lacks the Meta key. This is kind of a problem, as awesome ...
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Cannot type backquote or backtick in xterm

Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit, XTerm(261), Keyboard layout = Canadian Somehow, the backquote (backtick = `) character can't be input does not get entered in XTerm. I type it and nothing happens. The cursor ...
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The side usb ports don't work on my Apple Wired Keyboard

I'm trying to use my Apple Wired Keyboard's usb ports, however ubuntu refuses to pick up anything and dmesg doesn't tell me anything either. Many thanks will be appreciated, Joe
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Left and right keys acting crazy?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix on my HP Mini 1000. Everything worked fine right up until I tried typing - apparently the left and right arrow keys on my keyboard are uncontrollable. ...
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Different partial zooms using keyboard

When coal was young I was using fvwm (or maybe tvwm?) which allowed me to define many different zooms and control them using keyboard, something like Super+left: make the window fill the left half ...
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Text reverses on remote gnome session

I have two computers running 10.4 . The first machine is a wired desktop with sshd. The second is a wifi connected laptop with the ssh client. When I use my laptop to bring up a remote gnome ...
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How do I get keyboard to write hiragana instead of katakana?

I added the Japanese Layout in Keyboard preferences, however all the layouts look like being in katakana. I suspect that the key that is left of number 1 (above Tab and under Esc) could be the one ...
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Getting function keys working on Samsung RV510 notebook

I installed 10.10 on my Samsung RV510 notebook, but the function keys don't work. When I use them it seems as if they get locked on, and it becomes impossible to click things in the upper toolbar. ...
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How do i make changes with x input permanent?

I need to disable my laptop keyboard and use only my usb keyboard, to do this i uses the xinput set-prop command, and since my keyboard id is 16, my command is xinput set-prop 16 "Device Enabled" 0 ...
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How do I map SysReq to a key on my MacBook keyboard?

My Macbook laptop keyboard doesn't have a SysReq key. Can I change an existing key to act like SysReq? =)
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How to make a hotkey for a series of keyboard commands?

I would like to be able to do Ctrl + S, Alt + Tab and F5 while only pressing Alt+Shift+S
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Fn key sticks down

Just bought my significant other a shiny new Samsung Q330 13" netbook, stuck an OCZ Agility in it and installed Maverick. Just as a quick aside, this is a devastating combination. Graphics work ...
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Make shortcut for navigational functions

Is there anyway to create shortcuts for functions like Home, End, Pg Up, Pg Down, etc? I frequently use the aforementioned keys, however those keys are only available when the numpad is disabled - ...
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Keyboard shortcut to un-focus form controls

While a form control like <select> or <input> is focused the arrow keys, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End all navigate inside the contents of that control rather than the web page itself. ...
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Keyboard freezes when xorg crashes [closed]

Situation is like that. Many times has happened that Xorg freezes and with it also keyboard. Quite some times because of some Compiz effects or Flash (fullscreen switch). Keyboard becomes totaly ...
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How to get Keyboard Light keys working on Macbook?

I've got a Macbook Pro with Keyboard Light brightness keys. How to I make them work?
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Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts in Unity? Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar of an application? (Not Ubuntu's menu.) I tried Alt and F10, but no luck. I don't want to ...
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HP QuickTouch media keys worked with LiveCD but not after install

The "touch sensitive keys", that control volume and media worked great out of the box when I was running Ubuntu on a LiveCD, but they are totally unresponsive after installation. HP Pavilion ...
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How do I bind another key to be Return?

My Enter key recently broke and I was wondering if I could bind it to a different key in GNOME. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this?
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How do I remap certain keys or devices?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
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Disable XF86Back and XF86Forward (browser back/forward on Lenovo Thinkpad)

My Thinkpad R500 has back/forward keys just about the direction keys, so on Firefox I keep losing entered text, accidentally. How to disable these back/forward keys? Excerpt from xev: KeyPress ...
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How do I disable the “Fn” keys on a laptop?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to disable the fn key on my laptop?
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Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible?

I know there's this question How can I type special characters like ë?, but I'd like to know if there is any possibility to configure the keyboard to use windowish style to insert special characters ...
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How to properly orient the cursor for typing in Arabic?

Whenever I am typing in Arabic, the cursor skips to the beginning of the line because if it were written from left to right, that would be where I last typed. How can I fix that?
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Where can I buy a keyboard with an Ubuntu logo on the super key?

Anyone knows where I can get a keyboard to buy with the Ubuntu logo on the super key? If not where can I get some durable small plastic Ubuntu logos about 8 to 9 mm in diameter that I can use to glue ...
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Keyboard capslock does not work as expected sometimes

My husband has converted the entire household to Ubuntu, so far things are going fine, except for this small issue, I have a ps/2 Genius keyboard model, KB-06X attached to a desktop computer and on ...
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Spanish characters on a (fr_CA) QWERTY keyboard

I've just spent about half an hour reading forums and such, so in short of finding a working solution, I ask this here. All solutions found so far consist of english (US) keyboards writing spanish ...
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want to get Numlock on at startup in kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Numlock turned on on boot-up i wanted to get the keyboard Numlock on when starting the computer. To accomplish this i went to system settings -> input devices -> ...