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

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What's the command to type a phrase?

I'm trying to bind a certain key combination that types my E-Mail. I want it so that when I press a certain key combination, it types a certain phrase (my E-Mail). Basically- I need a command that ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running XFCE4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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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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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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Stuck at grub. Keyboard won't work

After a power outage, Ubuntu got stuck at Grub. But for some reason my keyboard won't work. I cannot even get to the bios. My keyboard does not receive any power! (It does work properly after booting ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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How to configure the triggers for my laptop's keyboard backlight?

I want my keyboard backlight to be generally disabled and glow only when I do a manual Fn-key toggle. The problem is that I can not find a way to edit the files - trigger and start_triggers in ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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How to pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch BQ phone

How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22? Behaviour: Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair. ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Keybord Key not working

Hi the End key in my keyboard is malfunctioning.Because when I am working in the laptop the end key just keeps pressing automatically. It is a real problem. Can someone please tell a way for me to ...
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I want to change my Keyboard Shortcuts as my wish [on hold]

I am using now ubuntu 15.04 i am learning OS in collage, i want to change my keybord shortcuts as my own wish. for instance i am on the desktop, now when i press 'm' it system should open mozilla. i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fn keys starts to work after resume from sleep

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. After fresh installation none of the fn keys didn't work except for fn+f3 combination - which is sleep. After resume from sleep all fn keys (brightness, power, ...
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How to connect the Logitech K810 keyboard to my Ubuntu phone?

I've got an BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition and I'm trying to connect the Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard to it. This is probably also relevant to the K480, K811 and other Logitech bluetooth keyboards. ...
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How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Ctrl+Alt+← can usually be set to restart X, however I can't find the option to allow this (it is disabled by default). I have looked in System->Preferences->Keyboard and ...
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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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Unfocus and keystrole erase while type

I have a problem in version 15.04. I do not know I can explain it, happens that in some fields both in the system, as in firefox for example, when I type, automatically the entire text disappears or ...
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How to install additional language packs on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and every spell checker on the machine, and language etc, is in English (US), however I want to change that to English (UK), and I want to ad support for Russian so ...
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Touchscreen usages on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my HP Envy M6 touchsmart. I have this hardware issue with the mouse pad (control zone), and I would like to base most of my actions on just the touchscreen (.i.e. I ...
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Kernel Panic when attempting to boot Ubuntu 15.04 CD on older computer

I have an older machine that I would like to install Ubuntu to. When the computer sees the CD and attempts to boot from it, the Ubuntu colour will appear and the accessibility and keyboard icons will ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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How to enable Multimedia keys with Clementine in Kubuntu 14.04

I have a desktop computer with Kubuntu 14.04.2 installed. Multimedia keys work fine with Amarok and VLC, but not in Clementine. I did go to the Celmentine preferences and set the MMkeys to the ...
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Can't type letter 'w' in Ubuntu 15.04 terminal

Shift+w combination is working, but I can't type 'w' in terminal. What's the problem?
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How to add keyboard shortcuts to Awesome WM

I've installed awesome3 wm on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed it to work properly now I could use some keyboard shortcuts to start programs like gmrun, firefox or whatever.
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How to type the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I want to type the Indian Rupee Symbol. So I went to System Settings >> Keyboard Layout and clicked on the Options button. Under the Adding Currency signs to keys sections, I checked the Rupee on 4 ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of Karbiner for Mac? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a relatively easy way for doing custom keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu. Coming from OS X, there was an amazing tool called Karabiner that allowed me to easily remap keys to predefined ...
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Bug in abnt keyboard keys

After an update, some of the alphanumeric desktop keyboard keys left're working on Ubuntu 14.04lts. Are the keys: 1 , 2, 3 , 4, 7 , 8, 9 and 0, but the numeric keypad is ok.
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Laptop keyboard defective after updating Ubuntu 14.04

After the latest Ubuntu 14.04 update, my laptop's keyboard started acting funny. The rightmost letters are typing numbers instead, for example, I prints '5' and K prints '2'. The strange thing is ...
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trouble with Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse with USB 3.0 hub

I have been checking for solutions on this forum and others, but so far I cannot find a problem that match mine. Basically I have a Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse which work fine under Windows 7 ...
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Some keys on my laptop's keyboard stops working after i login in ubuntu 11.10

i'm using ubuntu 11.10 on my samsung R480 laptop.Now the problem is that i can't use some keys on my laptop's keyboard such as 'u','i','o','p','j','k','l',';''m','.' and also when pressing the keys ...
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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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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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Can I enable Bounce Keys for certain keys only?

On my laptop, I'm having a persistent issue where keystrokes on the space bar are being repeated. Having been through a number of replacements, as well as trying multiple operating systems, I ...
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White Macbook 5.2 can't find how to make keyboard work like a mac instead of a pc [on hold]

I am getting very frustrated trying to find a solid answer for this. I have a white Macbook actually three of them that will end up in the the dum if I can't get Ubuntu to work propperly with them ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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keyboard problem with '@' symbol

I have a Dell Latitude E5250 laptop working on ubuntu. I could not figure out how to type '@' symbol. keyboard setting is "Turkish", with Q keyboard.
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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What keyboard should I buy? [closed]

I work as a front-end developer so I mostly type, I'm a gamer only once for few months ;) I wanna buy new keyboard and mouse (or touchpad like Logitech T650?) from Logitech. But will special ...
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How to remap Back and Forward key on a Lenovo ThinkPad T420?

I used to have a Lenovo N500, in this laptop the PgUp and PgDn keys are next to the Up/Down/Left/Right keys. Now I have a Lenovo T420 and the keys next to Up/Down/Left/Right are Back and Forward. I ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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VirtualBox does not capture mouse/keyboard

I have used VirtualBox and Ubuntu for years. I'm pretty familiar with both. So, I am used to what it means to capture the mouse/keyboard. I do not have to do this very often though. Recently ...
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NEED OS X shortcuts / settings

TLDR I'm used to working with os x on apple computers. I need os x key bindings / keyboard shortcuts, two finger scrolling and the trackpad of this device to not respond to my hands resting on the ...
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All keyboards stopped working after login screen

My new Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140, running Ubuntu 15.04, developed a fault. It appears that all keyboard input fails after the login screen. The mouse functions normally. The catch is that the ...
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i can not write the letters “f and g” using keyboard

i am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and can not write the letters "f,g".this type of problem is not known for me.is this for language update properly not done during installation?
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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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Setting Compose Key

I'm not sure that asking the question in the right place.. How to set up Compose Key on Ubuntu Mate 15.04? I tried System -> Preferences -> Other -> Keyboard Shortcut. But I can't find anything ...
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Logitech K800 keyboard has non-functioning keys

Hmmm, this seems to have fixed itself overnight. Strange! As you were... I recently bought a new Logitech K800 keyboard (wireless, illumiated), paired it to the unified receiver I am already using ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...