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Can´t write \ and { } in Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I am running Ubuntu through Virtualbox on my Macbook air. Im using it to learn Python and i stubbled across a problem. I can´t write \ { or } when i am in Virtualbox. Could it be that these keys ...
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Hold keys for modifier

I've fallen in love with being able to hold down on a key on Android for about 100ms to get the modifier key beneath it, and I'd love to have that same ability for Ubuntu. I don't need to repeat ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work

I upgraded Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and ALL my Keyboard shortcuts are broken. I mean shortcuts like ctrl+alt+t, fn+any arrows. I checked keyboard settings and all is turned on. Any idea how to fix it ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key to be Shift Lock?

I would like Caps Lock to behave as if it were Shift Lock - so when you have Shift Lock on and press 1, it gives !. I am using GNOME, but if I can use a package for another DE on GNOME, I'm happy to ...
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Using Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse with ubuntu 16.04 (on a dell xps 13)

I have the new developer edition of the Dell XPS 13, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Since the new LTS is released already I decided to upgrade to 16.04, which should support BLE (Bluetooth Low ...
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Enable the keyboard backlights on supported Lenovo (e.g. Carbon X1) with command

Some Lenovo laptops have keyboard backlights, and they can be turned on using Fn + Space. There are three states: off, normal and bright. When I start Ubuntu, these laptops always default back to a ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes when I close my laptop and then go back and try to continue to work, Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (...
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Run a command every time a change in keyboard hardware is detected

I use a custom keyboard layout [Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 with Unity], via xkb and Xmodmap (similar to http://superuser.com/a/111968/488410). However, each time I restart the machine, dock/undock, plug/...
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Specific keys not working correctly after software update

Right after a recent normal update (July 2016), a few keys on my 4 year old Acer Aspire laptop changed their function. Del now opens some small grey function window that seems to do nothing, and it no ...
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can someone Please help me [on hold]

Whenever i press a key on the keyboard my mouse fezzes and won't ever move. I fixed it once something about a driver update but it wont work please help.
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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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Regain control after opening firefox via terminal

I'm opening firefox via the terminal using firefox but I can not type any other command after this one since I don't regain control of the terminal after having typed that. The only way to do so (...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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Drivers uninstall after kernel update

I have a Logitech g710 keyboard which has extra buttons, so I have to install a driver https://github.com/Wattos/logitech-g710-linux-driver. The problem is, whenever a new kernel update comes out I ...
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Keyboard suddenly stopped working

I have a Dell laptop and Ubuntu 16.04 installed. I was using VLC and after some time I realised that my keyboard wasn't working for some reason. I tried : Install xkbset for managing keyboard options:...
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Xkeycaps resets my remapped keyboard on every restart

I first time ever installed linux (Lubuntu) on my laptop. The A key on it is broken so I tried to remap it to Caps Lock with xkeycaps. So I installed it using sudo apt-get install xkeycaps and ...
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How can I wake up my PC with any key

My external keyboard does not have a suspend button. Is there any way I can set up Ubuntu to use a different key (or any key for that matter) to wake the PC if it has been suspended.
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys [on hold]

After fresh new installation pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 gives nothing. No terminal opened. So after uninstalling nvidia-current package because of another issue I have another bug: only mouse pointer ...
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Strange keyboard behavior [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu on an Asus laptop last night, and during this time, as well as after, everything worked fine. This morning a few keys on the keyboard stopped working completely. Throughout the ...
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Keyboard not working when booting

Laptop's keys not working when system booting. After booting finished keys working smooth. How to fix this issue?
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scroll lock modifier for arrow keys

Most laptops these days have the pgup/pgdn/home/end keys as fn overlays of the arrow keys. It has always been a minor annoyance that the fn key is on the other side of the keyboard, making one-handed ...
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Openbox commands to use the media keys (play, stop, next, prev) in Spotify

Does someone know which OpenBox commands I can use with Spotify? In the following post they are using it with clementine and it doesn't work with Spotify: Add support for media keys (play, stop, ...
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Mouse pad and usb mouse wont work

So after logging on, for example, I would load onto a different WiFi, then click on minecraft. I click the home button on my computer (window box) and I can't use the mouse pad or the usb mouse. It ...
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There is something laying on the remote machine's keyboard. How can I disable the key?

I'm using TeamViewer to connect to a remote Ubuntu machine. I think there might be something laying on the remote machine's keyboard. Wherever I click, it continuously types the letter u. This ...
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how to change double key stroke rate ubuntu 12.04

I am an absolute newbie and struggling with Ubuntu! I am using Unity on 12.04 and where possible prefer to use GUI controls rather than terminal. In I can alter the repeat rate when a key is held ...
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Global media keys stop working

When I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcut > Sound and Media and assign a multimedia key to Play (or Play/Pause), for example, it works but then after a while it stops working and I have to ...
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English 16.04 server with German keyboard: locale errors

I've installed my server in English but use a German keyboard and it basically works. BUT I frequently (e.g. apt-get update) get warnings and I would like to get rid of those: perl: warning: Setting ...
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acer aspire es1-531 keyboard issue

I have a persistent issue: I can't get CTRL+ALT + (2or3or4), etc. to work CTRL+ALT+T works fine but I can't get any special characters. Shift+2 works, for example. My laptop is an Acer Aspire es1-...
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Ubuntu 16 - Holding Volume Up key on keyboard not working

I'm trying to change the volume level on my Ubuntu 16. If I try to mute via holding the notebook's "Fn" + "volume down" key, the volume decreases 1 level and then it quickly decreases the rest of it, ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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Configuring Ubuntu for the first time on notebook, hungs up

New notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled, after first power on tried to configure system first time: after successfully connecting to network, next step for setting up keyboard layout: as laptop have ENG/...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for MATE Desktop

I was inspired by this question as I also have no indicator LEDs on my keyboard to show whether Caps-Lock is on (I don't have Num-Lock and Scroll-Lock keys so the best option would be to have an ...
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keyboard numbers not working after Ubuntu install

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I've encountered a problem with typing numbers on my laptop when Caps Lock is enabled. It gives me other characters and the only way I can type numbers is holding ...
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Intermittent serial mouse and keyboard stop responding 16.04 Laptop

I'm having some trouble with the internal touchpad and keyboard on my Pavilion dm1 laptop. Occasionally, they'll stop responding. I also have a USB Logitech wireless mouse which has never failed. If ...
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Logitec k120 keyboard problem in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I am using logitec K120 wired keyboard. After a fresh install I am facing a rare issue. When I press left ctrl, the Page Up button automatically pressed. On the other hand, when I press right ctrl, ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key to Alter key in ubuntu 14.04?

I have found an answer here: http://askubuntu.com/a/614664/205859 which shows: caps:none – Disables Caps Lock. caps:super – Caps Lock becomes an additional Super (aka Win key). caps:ctrl_modifier – ...
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apple magic keyboard not working trough bluetooth and fn button not working with cable

I have a self built desktop pc (not apple) with ubuntu on it. I just bought a new apple magic keyboard, because I have a macbook air and I hate getting used to "the other" keyboard every time I switch,...
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Internal keyboard unresponsive/slow

I have recently dual booted my Fujitsu Lifebook E556 and am now running Widows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When running Ubuntu, the internal keyboard of my laptop reguarly misses keystrokes or appears ...
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Why my keyboard switches to qwerty mode after log out?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and when I log out, my keyboard is in qwerty mode during the password window. This append only when I log out, I mean when my computer starts the azerty mode is activated during ...
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How do I reset the onboard keyboard's size to its original size?

After trying to resize the onboard keyboard on xubuntu using the top right corner (I think), the keyboard grew to extraordinary proportions. It never happened before. Because it is always on the ...
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Make the zoom slider of Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and 7000 scroll up and down, in 14.04 (Trusty)

I tried to use this tutorial to make scroll switch work on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. But I face following error: sudo: /lib/udev/keymap: command not found I have udev version ...
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Change behaviour of F1-12 keys

I just installed Ubuntu on my new Dell Chromebook 13. I know that many of you don't have experience with it but my question is very generic, so please help me out anyway. The keyboard doesn't have an ...
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Mouse clicks won't respond in the majority of the work area Ubuntu 15.04 w Unity + Dead Unity

Guys this is going to be a long one since I need to describe the problem and subsequent actions in case someone can help. Keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech guy so while I do know how to keep ...
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Screen flashes when typing if touchpad accidentally touched

I just upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04. When typing if I happen to also be touching the touchpad the screen flashes, temporarily going black. It doesn't happen when I type this (in firefox), but it ...
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How can I specify certain keyboard shortcuts for certain keyboard layouts [duplicate]

I've searched all over Ubuntu 16.04 and the web but cannot find a way to specify a keyboard shortcut to switch to a certain layout. The default is that one keyboard shortcut switches between layouts, ...
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Brightness fn key shortcut doesn't work on ASUS laptop

The brightness shortcuts via fn key don't work. I tried each solution from this answer and its comments. After editing /etc/default/grub file I rebooted. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on macbook 12 retina 2015

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook 12' retina 2015. I have been able to install it but the keyboard, the touchpad and WiFi actually does not work... I am trying to find informations but I ...