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

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Press any key - Which key to press? [closed]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I should press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu. Mouse and Keyboard Not Working During Installation, but IOMMU Breaks my Installation

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my computer, but I have an issue. My keyboard and mouse don't respond when I am at the first stage of installation (Language selection). I tried enabling IOMMU, but ...
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Controlling mouse scroll with keyboard

Using xkb I've managed to control mouse buttons with the keyboard. I simply added these lines key <BAR> { [ Pointer_Button1 ] }; key <LEFT> { [ Pointer_Button2 ] }; key <RGHT> { [ ...
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Google Chrome ignores XmodMap key mapping

My laptop Down arrow key is stuck on, so I have used Xmodmap to remove the mapping of that key with the following command: xmodmap .Xmodmap The contents of my .Xmodmap file is just the single ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 custom keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm spent hours trying to get this to work, and I have no idea, what I'm doing wrong. I must admit, that I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so I might be missing something obvious... I've read several ...
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[Ctrl][Alt] causing windows to maximise vertically

Ubuntu 14.10, Unity, running Windows under KVM. Pressing Ctrl+Altimmediately causes the focused window to maximise vertically (no other keys pressed). Pressing them again causes the window to ...
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Onboard/USB keyboard doesn't work (Ubuntu 14.04)

Having not used Ubuntu in over 5 years, my curiosity got the better of me. I've dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro. Only just installing it yesterday, being the noob that ...
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Shift and alt key? [duplicate]

In Windows is Shift+Alt to change keyboard (example- English to Slovak). Is in Ubuntu it? And where?
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Modification of US-Internation keyboard layout

I have such question: how can i modify US-International keyboard layout? By default to get this symbols: `~´¨ i need to press it twice or with AltGr Right Alt With this answer I edited ...
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Left Win Compose Key Stopped Working

In KDE Keyboard settings, I have "Position of Compose Key" set to "Left Win". This worked for me for a long time, but recently it stopped working. I'm on Kubuntu 15.04. If I try any other key, it ...
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How to automatically raise an application, started by a user defined shortcut

I created a keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+C, for gnome-calculator. This works fine, but if another application is currently running, the Calculator gets opened behind the other application. How to make ...
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Disable ibus in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly switch between 3 scripts (English/Roman, Kannada and Hindi/Sanskrit/Devanagari). In 12.04, I used to enable IBus by typing Ctrl+Space to switch from English to Kannada, and again the same ...
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Why is shift-alt being mapped to meta?

Some background: I look after the key handling code in the Kodi media centre software, and I've been trying to pin down an obscure bug reported by a user. They have a remote control that emulates a ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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How to share two keyboard on the same laptop, french iso layout and usa ansi layout keyboard with usb?

I recently bought a "noppoo choc mini" with this specific ANSI US-INTERNATIONAL pc84 layout This specific keyboard only has 84 keys, a 60% (compact tenkeyless) reduced layout. My problem is simple, ...
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15.04 - Apple keyboard - remap Command button to become Right Alt

I have found some solutions to do what I want - remap Right Command key to become Right Alt on an external Apple (aluminum) keyboard - but all of the solutions were for the older versions of Ubuntu ...
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How do I reinstall input device drivers for Ubuntu Mate?

Neither my keyboard or trackpad work after install. They did, but after shutting down and booting up first the machine did not boot and I needed to hard reset via power switch and then it came up. ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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Plasma5 (kubuntu) Global shortcut (input keyboard) alt+ key

I think every one using plasma5 has this issue : we can't add a global hotkey using only Altotherkey I have a msigt60 with its strange keyboard layout specially for the key < and > So using ...
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Characters suddenly stop working/change in lubuntu

I've moved two weeks ago from xubuntu to lubuntu (14.04) and everything is running fine except suddenly changes/disappearances in characters in all applications (in xubuntu i've never got this error ...
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vim is not working,keyboard not working

i am using ubuntu 14.04. when i try to work in vim or vi editor, there is a problem of key board. in all arrow key, it is displaying some alphabets. then i try to install vim using command as ...
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Toshiba satellite c50-a481 laptop keyboard issue at the time of installation

I have a toshiba satellite c50-a481 laptop which was bought from Kuwait. I am going to install Ubuntu 14.10 on it. But at the time of installation the keyboard is not working.What I will do now? How ...
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Can I make my Ubuntu make sounds when I press Caps Lock etc.?

On the computer upstairs we have an option to make the computer make a sound when we press Caps Lock, Number Lock and Scroll Lock. Is there a way to do this on Ubuntu 12.04?
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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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Keyboard repeat/delay is reset when plugging in usb keyboard in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce

Every time I plug in an external keyboard to my laptop the keyboard repeat and delay are set to the slow default. My current workaround is to open the keyboard settings dialog and slightly move the ...
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Kayboard's “g” key not working

My keyboard's "G" button has stopped working all of a sudden. I didn't make any update or any hardware change. I have to use on screen keyboard to type "G" alphabet. Any help will be appreciated.
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ACPI special keys all have the same code

I've ran into the problem of my brightness keys (and everything but my volume keys) not working. I've been following this guide on how to fix them: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaptopSpecialKeys ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Lenovo yoga 2 (not pro) keyboard and pad not working

on my laptop my keyboard and pad didn't work i need to use a usb devices, how fix it ? Thanks for reply. EDIT : my keyboard work but when i try to use my touchpad (click or move the pointer) my ...
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What's the opposite of setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps?

Normally I have caps lock to be a control key. setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps makes that happen, but I can't remember where I got it from or find any docs (man setxkbmap is singularly unhelpful ...
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Problems with Keyboard: No circumflex

I'm not able to type a circumflex with my keyboard, instead, the circumflex key acts like the Escape key. It does not depend on the keyboard layout, neither an English nor a German (or any other) ...
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How to use microsoft maren in ubuntu?

So there is this app which is called microsoft maren that allows you to type arabic using an english keyboard (you type in english characters and it transliterate it to arabic). Thing is this app is ...
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Modifier Keys get stuck on single or double tap

I have a Lenovo Miix 2 11" tablet/laptop that uses a Synaptics keyboard dock. I noticed that if I press and release any of the modifier keys, they will remain "on" until I press another key. e.g. ...
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How can I make the function keys the default on a Logitech K760 Bluetooh keyboard?

I had hoped that solaar would help, but it seems to only work for the Logitech wireless devices that use Logitech's proprietary scheme. I have Bluetooth keyboard (K760). I know it can be told to use ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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Using /etc/rc.local to turn off keyboard backlight no longer working in 15.04

I have an Asus laptop, and the keyboard backlight comes on full at startup. I formerly used the instructions here to issue a sudo command to turn it off. Basically, the steps were: gksudo gedit ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Keyboard is not typing correctly after Ubuntu 14.0 Installation

I keep seeing answers that require you to type in commands but how are you supposed to do that when the keyboard mixes up the letters and number keys? What am I missing? I have searched the Linux ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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How can I fix a key that works only when I hit shift+“key”?

It seems that whenever I try to type an equal symbol it won't show up on any sort of text input. I tried the xev command and got a little overwhelmed with all the technical info in the terminal. I can ...
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ubuntu mate nemo select with keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04, desktop environment Mate, File manager Nemo. Before wiping out my system, I was using Ubuntu 12.04, with Cinnamon and Nemo, and I could select a group files on Nemo using only the ...
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When I press escape key, the = key appears to be pressed instead

I have no idea what caused this, but as of yesterday or the day before, when I press ESC, the = key seems to be pressed instead. This happens across all programs. And it doesn't seem like the ESC key ...
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Virtual Keyboard Problem 14.04

If I press a button in the virtual keyboard, Ubuntu will type two of that character. This problem happens with every virtual keyboard (onboard, florence, etc), and only with a virtual keyboard. My ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working after Ubuntu (14.04.3) install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite C675D-S7109, chose all the defaults and it seemed to go very smoothly but when i start the system, the keyboard and touchpad are not active. I ...
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How do you unbind a keyboard shortcut

I'm wondering how I can unbind Ctrl+Space to bring up desktop/minimize windows. Whenever I jump and crouch in an FPS it minimizes the game. I searched and found people saying to edit lubuntu-rc.xml ...
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Unable to exit TUIs due to F10 opening the File pull-down menu instead of quitting the program as meant to

I use applications such as Midnight Commander, and htop, however I have a problem when quitting, I am forced to either terminate the process, or to click on the quit button myself, if there is one, ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically ...
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I want to remap a dead key on my old acer laptop

My D key is dead. I want to remap it on my euro sign. But when I run xev and I press it nothing appears. It's strange because it works on Windows. Anyway, in ~/.Xmodmap I changed the key 122 from Pg ...
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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. ...