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

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USB keyboard sometimes works sometimes it doesn't

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an IBM Model M keyboard with USB-SDL-6-pin adapter. The keyboard works fine on a Macbook Pro and on my desktop when I'm running Win7. The keyboard works at the bios ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
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CTRL and ALT keys mapped to Shift for some reason

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm loving it. However, when playing a game called Garry's Mod I noticed that my CTRL and ALT keys were both being detected as Shift. I looked at the keyboard layout ...
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Direct Keyboard Input from Linux Laptop to Windows Pc

So, every once in a while I sit with my Laptop right in Front of my Desktop Pc with the PC-Mouse next to it (which means I can still use it) but the keyboard is behind the laptop. It so happends I use ...
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Chrome stops responding to keyboard

I run Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD. I have a clean, new installation. I've installed Chrome from the Chrome website. It's of version Version 40.0.2214.91 (64-bit). My problem is that it stops ...
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How to change one key in the keyboard?

I need to change only one key in my keyboard, the key for ç, it is not used in my language nor the keyboard language so I don't know why someone would put that key there, in fact I've only seen that ...
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bind command to all keyboard events

Hey I have a Sentelic touchpad that doesn't work very well in Linux, its supposed to be all multi-touch and such, it works all right in MS Windows. I really am not a fan of using Windows though. The ...
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How to light up back-lit keyboard?

I recently got a backlit keyboard, and I LOVE to write late at night. But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to light it up...It lights up when first plugged in, but nothing happens after ...
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backspace on chrome and chromium

im having a problem when im using either chrome or chromium. whenever and whatever im writing, if i hold backspace, the keyboard shuts off, but not completely, just in the browser, i can keep using ...
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Keyboard and mouse (touchpad from laptop) stalling

Today I started up my laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that every second or so my keystrokes and mouse actions doesn't get through. This is very annoying. An example of typed text will look like ...
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Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...
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LXLE 12.04.5 on Sony Vaio VGN-T150, Fn keys and volume keys don't work

I have a Sony VGN-T150 ultrabook that I've had since 2005; it's a Pentium M 1.1ghz (ULV 733) with 1GB RAM, running LXLE 12.04.5. It came with WinXP, but I've transitioned from Windows to Linux about 6 ...
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Unindent selected lines in gedit

I'm using the Gedit text editor. For a single line, we can simply press Backspace to remove the indentation on that particular line. How can I select several lines and unindent them all?
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Setting special keys as keyboard shortcuts

Binding keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers, to "special keyboard keys" like the Home, Search, Mail buttons etc., does not work on a new desktop (14.04.1), but did work on the ...
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Ubuntu in VMware 11 and Cooler Master LED keyboard

I just want to try Ubuntu Linux. Basically Linux for learning purpose. And that's the reason I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) x86 on my VMware 11. The problem is this: I am using ...
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My son keeps pressing keys that makes Ubuntu stop responding [on hold]

When me and my son are playing minecraft, often my son gets excited and will press the wrong keys on the keyboard. The game and ubuntu will stop responding. the mouse continues to move on the screen ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but I had this problem before with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to force my computer to shut don't, else it does not respond. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you in ...
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How to swap/remap the CAPS LOCK key with Tab key?

I've been trying to swap CAPS LOCK key with Tab key. So the CAPS LOCK key shouldn't turn on the CAPS anymore, instead, act as the Tab key. Some people told me that I should create a .Xmodmap file in ...
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Laggy keyboard after installing Ubuntu Server

Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04(x64) on my laptop, while there are Windows8 on another disk. The keyboard on my laptop used to work perfectly. But just after I finished the installation, ...
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Scroll lock doesn't work [duplicate]

I recently purchased Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard from Amazon, and scroll lock key doesn't seem to work on Ubuntu, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 currently. I tested the keyboard on ...
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Bluetooth keyboard must be re-started at every boot [on hold]

I just downloaded and installed 14.04 to replace a xubuntu 14.10 that has been crashing on every reboot. Now, with nothing else installed, My Logitech bluetooth keyboard must be turned off and back on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not responding

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer. Sometimes Ubuntu 14.04 just freezes. Using keyboard and mouse has no effect. I need to do a hard reset. On Ubuntu I have only installed ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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Disable Keyboard Repeat from command line?

Is it possible to disable the keyboard repeat functionality, as is needed by various Flash games, through the command line? Normally it can be disabled by going to settings -> keyboard and hitting ...
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...
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How to restart UI in 12.04 desktop

Happy user of 12.04 desktop since its released, but recently - past couple of months my UI randomly freezes. Mouse pointer moves, but can not click Keyboard is completely gone Screen painting looks ...
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DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the SYSTEM key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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Key swap not working after reboot

I am running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to swap my caps lock and control key. I run setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps and it did work. But after reboot, it gets back to what it used to be: caps lock ...
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Greek dead key ; stopped working

Hello I am using Xubuntu and I added the Greek keyboard layout, everything was working ok until the next restart where the accents were not working ( ; key + vowel ). I tried removing the layout and ...
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.xinitrc: can't reliably keep caps lock and ESC swapped

I use my .xinitrc file to run the following line: xmodmap /home/eric/.xmodmaprc. .xmodmaprc in turn contains the following: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape ...
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when trying to install ubuntu or other linux, lose power to mouse and keyboard

I have this old computer "Compaq Presario SR1603WM Desktop PC" and im attempting to install linux on it. I have currently tried linux mint 17.1, mint 17, ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 12.10(i think thats it) ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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I cant type my password to update ubuntu

okay so i need to update so i can use my keyboard, but i cant type my password or click or move my mouse because it wont work without the update. I have a chromebook :( i know. Anyways my built in ...
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Questions regarding on-screen keyboard app development

I am volunteering some of my time to help get my favorite keyboard ported to Ubuntu, and I wanted to check with the community to see what approach to use for this kind of app. Are there any special ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Lost After 12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade

I used to have a lot of custom shortcuts on my user session, Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts. I network upgraded today from LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04.1. I logged in to my ...
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Keyboard occasionally stops working, mouse works

I have a user whose keyboard occasionally stops working until the system is rebooted. This is completely random and happens 0 to ~7 times a day. There hasn't been any problems with the mouse, only ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard stop working unexpectedly

On my laptop I've attached USB mouse and keyboard. They work well when I start the computer. The problem is that after some time they stop working. Laptop's touchpad and keyboard have no problems but ...
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Why My External Keyboard can not use Ctrl,Alt and Win(Super)?

Guys I'm newbie in Ubuntu. Recently, I install Ubuntu14.10-gnome3.14. However,here is a question.My laptop keyboard works well,but my external keyboard can not use L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, L_Alt, R_Alt,and ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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Keyboard Stops Responding While Using Google Docs in Chrome Browser

Ubuntu, Unity, 14.10 When I'm using Google Docs in Chrome, as soon as "All changes saved to drive" appears at the top of the document, the keyboard stops responding. Everything else, the mouse, ...
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MSI GS 60 Fn+F2 (screen mode) and Fn-F10 (airplane mode) not working

I'm under ubuntu 14.10 with a MSI GS60 2PE. All my Fn functions are working except 2 : - Fn+F2 : which allow screen mode change - Fn+F10 : which allow airplane mode (disabling of wifi and bluetooth) ...
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How to remap the arrow keys

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1050 laptop whose keyboard's right arrow key is not working. Earlier when I was on windows 8.1 I used sharpkeys to remap: the down arrow to right arrow, the left arrow ...
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f4 key sends alt+f4

On my Lenovo laptop, pressing the f4 key sends alt+f4. All other function keys send the key that are. Some of the function keys actually send a key combination when I press them in combination with ...
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Caps Lock delay

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, but there's a problem with Caps Lock. When pressing the Caps Lock button, there is a small delay before it actually toggles. This problem does not show up in ...
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Search function ignoring diacritics

The ubuntu search function Ctrl+F searches wonderfully fast (since 13.10 or 14.04 or so). But, it considers e é è ê ē ­ë all as different characters. I have PDF files named after their author, who ...