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

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ubuntu 13.10 64bit No working usb

Well I installed Ubuntu 13.10 fresh install and updated it ..etc One day I was downloading "Wine" then i left my pc open and slept . I woke up and of course the Lock Screen was on "The screen where ...
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Cannot add keyboard layouts and get a blank dialog on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new user (Ubuntu 12.04 clean install) and now have some troubles with keyboard layouts. The real problem is that I have to use a few languages for typing and I'm not able to add them. I used ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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USB/Keyboard/Mouse not recognized after update to 13.10 from 12.10

I just updated to 13.10 from 12.10. On restarting, I was completely unable to use my keyboard or mouse through USB. I have no PS/2 devices to use. Also, it said that I had been disconnected from my ...
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Right-CTRL key not supported in Kubuntu 14.04?

In my fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04, I can't use anymore the (pretty useful) shortcut to move along words: (right) CTRL + Left (or Right) Arrow. The Left-Control key is working fine. If I try to add ...
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Multimediakeys don't work after upgrade to 14.04

I updated my ubuntu to 14.04 (from a 13.10). After the update, my multimediakeys (next, play/pause, prev, mute, vol up, vol down) don't work. I'm on a dell latitude. Edit: worked fine after a ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Layout doesnt load at startup

I have a problem with the keymapper in Ubuntu. I have two keyboards setup, one is using the standard keyboard input (no idea how you call this keyboard input, it's the purple, circular, standard ...
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Wrong Keyboard Map

I have Ubuntu 11.10. I have an English keyboard and have set the keyboard layout to English (UK) in the System settings -> Keyboard Layout. It is the only layout listed. Recently my keyboard has ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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how to configure compose key in 14.04

I frequently use the compose key to type special characters. I now have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and in the keyboard settings it says "compose key: disabled". I can't find how to set the ...
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Now that I've upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 my keyboard setting, US international with dead keys, doesn't have dead keys. How do I get them back?

The apostrophe key used to be the dead key. Now when I press it all I get is apostrophe and no option for accents. How can I restore my dead keys?
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Make application / service priority really high

I am using two Ubuntu computers, I use this Synergy application to share mouse and keyboard. However when the Synergy server computer is using peak CPU usage, the mouse pointer gets stiff. How do I ...
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X keyboard layout occasionally resets itself

I have this in my .xinitrc: setxkbmap -layout "jp,ru" -option "grp:alt_shift_toggle" (I'm in Japan, have a local keyboard, and occasionally use the Russian keyboard layout) This works fine, most ...
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XUbuntu 13.10 Mouse/Keyboard not responding

I am trying to get my 13.10 installation set up, but I cannot seem to get the mouse or keyboard to work. Kernel: Generic Kernel 3.11.0-14 Motherboard: RoG Crosshair Formula V Processor: Phenom II x6 ...
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How to use Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

Last christmas i got a brand new Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard it works like a charm. But the Macro keys and other special keys dosent work, Unless you install the software that comes with ...
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How do I display keyboard shortcuts overlay while workspaces are enabled in Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

My keyboard shortcut screen (press and hold the super key) will not display when I have workspaces enabled in system settings. It will display when not workspaces is not enabled. The keyboard ...
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Firefox: control shift t shortcut does not work since upgrade to 14.04

Since upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, the Control-shift-t shortcut allowing to bring back latest deleted tabs in firefox does not work anymore. My keyboard configuration is latin-be. This is my ...
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how to make keyboard shortcuts work while in another language

Is there a way to make standard keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+C for copy or Ctrl+A for select all) work while the input language is not than English? For example, while writing in Word on Windows you ...
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Ctrl -C, Ctrl -V not working in different keyboard layout

When I am in English, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V works fine when I need to copy paste. But when I turn to Greek, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and basically no shortcut almost works in Greek. So each time I have to alt ...
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14.04 alt key conflict after changing HUD and Window menu shortcuts

In 14.04 I changed the keyboard/shortcuts settings so that: Launcher/"Key to show HUD" is now ALT Z However, when I press ALT, the application menu shows up. That is specially a problem with ...
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How to install Traditional Nepali input method in Ubuntu 14.04?

I found only Nepali Romanized(Like this in windows http://madanpuraskar.org/downloads/nepali_romanised.zip) in my Ubuntu 14.04. ! But I would like to install Nepali Traditional input method(Like this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Keyboard Performance VBox/Mac

I have installed 14.04 as a virtual box vm on my Mac. I am not expecting super performance. But it is not bad, except for the key stroke delay. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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how do i change a keyboard key to operate as the spacebar?

My spacebar key on my laptop no longer works. I may ultimately get it repaired. In the meantime I use the onscreen keyboaed, when possible, but I would like to designate a different key to function as ...
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Can't change keyboard layout in some Qt programs

The problem after a recent update in my Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. When typing something in Qt Creator 3.0.1 or in my own program compiled with Qt 5.2.1 (from qt-project.org), I can't change keyboard ...
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Accents stop working all of a sudden in Libreoffice

I can write characters such as á, é, ó, ã, ê, etc just fine in Kubuntu 14.04. Even in LibreOffice. However, if I switch windows from LibreOffice to, say, Chrome or even Dolphin, and then I switch ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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Keyboard Backlight Samsung Ativ 6

I have a Samsung Ativ 6, it's my first notebook, and I'm new with Ubuntu and having some problems ;P My keyboard backlight doesn't work, I've already made a big search and couldn't solve the problem. ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse gets detected but no signal gets send

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Mac mini (mid 2011) as second boot option using rEFIt and it works ok with wired mouse and wired keyboard. However apple wireless keyboard and mouse does not work. ...
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How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen?

Somehow, I activated the on-screen keyboard (Onboard) in the unlock screen and I can't deactivate it now. I've restarted the computer, but it's still there in the unlock screen. How can I deactivate ...
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Remap TAB key to another key

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, my TAB key is not working and I want to use auto complete function. Is there any way I could assign other key for the same function in Ubuntu manually? I looked into the ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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How are key codes mapped to the appropriate action?

After figuring out how to change the mapping of scan codes to key codes using udev, see this question, I was wondering how those key codes (or events if you will) are mapped to the appropriate action. ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key?

In the past the past I used to use xmodmap to prevent the Caps Lock button from working, and then tell Launchy to handle the key press instead. I can't seem to do this anymore. What is the best way ...
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How do I remap certain keys?

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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Grub 2.02 Freezes When Using Razer Black Widow Keyboard to make Selection

I updated from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday. When my system reboots/starts, I see Grub. The countdown ticks away until I use the keyboard to make a selection from the list. Then, the count down stops ...
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Is there a way to get an audio key-click?

I have a Dell XPS 11 laptop which has a non-mechanical keyboard. Is there a way to get a simulated audio key-click every time a key is pressed? This is needed to compensate for the lack of mechanical ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : Functions keys switching automatically to FN / Multimedia keys on Dell Studio 1555

I am running ubuntu 13.10 on an old DELL Studio 1555 laptop. This laptop has combinend key row for multimedia keys and functions keys. You can change the behaviour on how the combined keys work via a ...
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Turn on Num Lock at start up

I am not able to activate Num Lock on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Leafpad and gksu. Thereafter I ran the command: gksudo leafpad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf An empty file opened, and I wrote: ...
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How to ensure that wireless Logitech keyboard is encrypted?

Just as the title says, I'm using a wireless Logitech keyboard, and I want to ensure that my keystrokes are in fact encrypted. On Windows, I could do that very easily by using the Logitech SetPoint ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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Keyboard is not working properly ( control, delete ecc .. not respond )

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 my keyboard work in an unexpected way, in particular following keys are working only some times: Control ( so control + a/c/l/v/x/z some times works some time not ) ...
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Left ctrl key not working in Ubuntu 13.04

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and the left Ctrl key has stopped working. How would I go about diagnosing the problem? I had to downgrade my X server to enabled legacy graphics card support, ...
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How do I install the Korean (Hangul) keyboard on Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been looking around the internet for tutorials on how to add the Korean keyboard. As of now, the only thing I've done is I added the Korean language in my Region & Language system settings. ...
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How do you unbind a keyboard shortcut (Lubuntu)

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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Bash change Keyboard Back-light (Dell XPS L502X)

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X. How can I turn On/Off keyboard backlight from terminal or through a bash script?
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Keyboard and mouse freezes after upgrade to 14.04

I just completed the upgrade and my keyboard & touchpad freezes after some random minutes of usage. The only way is to switch the tty (ctrl+alt+f6) then switching to tty7 back. I since I cannot ...
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How do I get rid of this Anthy toolbar?

I toggle between writing in Japanese and English on my computer, usitng Anthy and iBus. I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on two computers, and set up my language input options the same as I have ...
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im just a simple man [on hold]

I want to use linux ubuntu for the reason i have a raspberry pi connected to a gertboard. I have just gotten the ubuntu 14.04 through a difficult installation on a dual boot win 8 laptop. (asus ...
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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...