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

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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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14.04 - Keyboard does not work in login screen after sleep

I have an issue I'm not sure how to work out. On Ubuntu 14.04, after sleeping the keyboard will be non-responsive most of the time on the lightdm login screen. It's not completely non-responsive: I ...
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Ubuntu, can't use @

I got an problem with my Ubuntu 12.04, ran in a VirtualBox on Windows 7. Like the title already said I can't use @. This one is just copy 'n paste. The problem also concerns the pipe and tilde, I ...
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Keyboard light and screen brightness at 100% after startup

After every restart the default screen and keyboard light is at 100% and it is quite annoying. Is there a workaround for this?
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Linux - keyboard with phone-like typing

I have a USB keyboard extension with just number-keys: I need to write chars (A to Z) on this keyboard. My idea is write the way you can on some phone keypads, where each number is mapped to ...
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Problems with Left shift key

I have major (At least as for my job as a coder) hiccups with the Lshift. I can't mark text in a textbox with LeftShift and arrowkeys, or type a capital letter with it. WHAT I CAN do, which I think ...
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Backlit keyboard

I have a dell vostro 3650 running newest Ubuntu install. I read this laptop has a backlit keyboard. I've researched how to turn it on with no luck. I've tried hitting the Fn F6 keys and the Fn right ...
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Ubuntu stopped responding just after boot

I have HP Probook 445 g1 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed. Now the problem is that when I boot up my PC it boots perfectly but after 4–5 seconds of entering the password, the mouse & keyboard ...
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How to remap capslock key properly? [duplicate]

I want to remap capslock to ctrl on a low level, such that it also works in games, virtual consoles etcetera. I tried adding XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" to /etc/default/keyboard, but that doesn't work. ...
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How can I achieve more control over my XFCE keyboard shortcuts?

XFCE has a great keyboard commands editor in the window manager keyboard settings area. I can change the commands that open or close windows or move to workspaces etc. But it is a bit lacking. What ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from overriding my setxkbmap settings?

I have put the following in my .profile: rm -f executed.log echo ".profile starting" >> executed.log if [ `whoami` != "root" ] then setxkbmap -v >> executed.log setxkbmap ...
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How childproof the keyboard

How could I make the keyboard/touchpad safe for my toddler to use on my laptop? (e.g. keep numbers and letters but don't allow F1, Esc, touchpad, click events, etc. to work). I have read How to ...
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Can't type caret ('^') in Konsole [on hold]

I can obviously type it my browser and even in Xterm, but not in Konsole. I'm using Kubuntu, 13.10. To be thorough, I am using a German keyboard (which is already a pain), but I don't see why that ...
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Many USB Multimedia Keyboard issues in Ubuntu 13.10

This same keyboard worked fine all the time in Ubuntu 12.04 (though on a different laptop). I now have 13.10 installed on a new laptop and I'm getting a few annoying problems with my external USB ...
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FN-Key Binding; what needs to be known?

I've beeen trying to read some about how to bind the FN + key combos to do certain common actions (toggle wifi, toggle bluetooth, brightness up/down, toggle touchpad, mute/unmute, volume up/down, etc ...
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How to map a key to another on my keyboard?

My space-bar button is not working any more so i want to change the behavior of it to another key to simulate space button press, so how to map space button to the right alt/windows key ???
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installed 14.04.1 which eliminates this question? [closed]

14.04 ZTdesktop 64bit+WINDOWS7home .... working beautifully after software updates yesterday .... TODAY not so well .... after IPL showed no DASH task launcher on the left + ONLY "X" from ONBOARD AND ...
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Typing inverted question/exclamation marks

I type a lot in Spanish and have a regular 105-key International Keyboard. So I have NO buttons for ñ or other accented letters. However, by setting the keyboard to "US Alternative International" I ...
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Upside-down question mark

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04[1] with a Dvorak keyboard layout. I need to write a bunch of emails in Spanish on a daily basis and I really really need a keyboard shortcut to the inverted question mark glyph ...
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Remap keycodes after adding bluetooth keyboard

I've used xmodmap to remap keys for bluetooth keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap remove mod1 = Alt_L remove mod1 = Alt_R keycode 180 = Alt_L keycode 225 = Alt_R add mod1 = Alt_L add mod1 = ...
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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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how to fix my keyboad

I was working with my laptop suddenly the some problems happen for my keyboard. the J switch to 1 K switch to 2 L switch to 3 U switch to 4 I switch to 5 and ... How can I fix this? and ...
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Getting MSI GT70 ONC LEDs on keyboard working?

I have an MSI GT70 ONC laptop. The laptop comes with steelseries keyboard that has LEDs in the keys. On windows 7 I can use change the LEDs to light up any colour. I would like to know how to find ...
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problem with exponents (like a³)

I use French keyboard setting, when I try to write "a^3" I should click the button "^" and then the space button to get "a^3", if I do not click space I get "a³", which is quite annoying while working ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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Keyboard locks in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

Couldn't you help me with hell of a wierd issue? I use Intellij IDEA 13 on Ubuntu 14.04 and from time to time my keyboard completely (yep, completely, it's not about shortcuts) locks in IDEA. I still ...
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Forward slash (/) is not working after upgraded to 14.04

I'm using Lenovo G580, and I have recently upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10, after this upgrade forward slash (/) is not working and long press of backspace is also not working. Thank you in advance.
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Mouse and keyboard not working when i resume after suspend ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5537 by USB. Everything worked fine, but after i resume my computer from suspend my touch-pad and my keyboard are not responding. So, i tried to reinstall ...
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Installed 14.04 LTS on laptop but built in keyboard does not work [closed]

I downloaded 14.04 - verified the checksum, installed via bootable usb stick. Keyboard which is built into laptop does not work - to complete installation I managed to use onscreen keyboard but on ...
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Enable on-screen keyboard from the command line

My keyboard just broke down, so I wanted to enable the on-screen keyboard, found in "Universal settings", via the command line (by logging in to that PC via ssh).... Unfortunately, I cannot find any ...
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Key repeating consistently gets interrupted

I am using xubuntu 12.04 64bit on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z laptop. Scenario: Holding the key sss expected output: ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ... ssssssssssssssss actual ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Volume buttons not working in 14.04

When using the volume buttons (+, -, mute) there is no reaction, neither on laptop keyboard nor on USB keyboard. No popup, no volume change, and no sound indication. Volume control with the mouse ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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Keyboard and mouse only working after reboot

I'm currently running 14.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (s230u). As the OS boots into the login screen, the built-in mouse and keyboard are disabled. The touch screen remains active, however. ...
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Chrome not accepting US international with dead keys keyboard 14.04

Using 14.04 with keyboard selected as 'US international with dead keys' as my keyboard layout option, (so that I may use characters from other languages) and the system accepts text input as you would ...
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Mouse and keyboard input stutter 13.10 only on AC power [closed]

I'm using 13.10 on an ASUS n550jv. After resuming from suspend today, the mouse and keyboard stutter and freeze. I move the mouse around and it's extremely choppy. If I'm typing, suddenly characters ...
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ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize all keys with paired bluetooth keyboard

I'm trying to connect a Logitech Harmony Hub as a Bluetooth keyboard to my Ubuntu 14.04 Linux HTPC. The pairing worked fine and the device is recognized as a keyboard in Bluetooth Settings. Some keys ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Replace specific keystrokes with custom text or characters

In formal writing I try to use n-dashes correctly so, for example, instead of: 2013-14 I write: 2013–14. To get an n-dash I currently use the Compose key (the right Windows key in my ...
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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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Make a custom Compose Key for normal characters

I've recently broken a key on my keyboard. Unfortunately it was the vowel "o" (I'm using find and replace to fix this post). So what I'd like to do is setup a compose key for hitting ComposeKey + ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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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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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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my custom udev hwdb rule doesn't work

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 installed in EFI Mode, i tried to write simple udev rule which for all external USB keyboards will map capslock for escape. I use a lot of vim and plug and unplug keyboards ...
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Bluetooth device not found after installing Logitech K810 in Ubuntu 13.10

I am currently trying to install the Logitech K810 Keyboard in Ubuntu 13.10 as described in various places online, for example here. I had an old installation that did not work (could not connect ...
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How to remap keys on one keyboard only?

I know I can use xinput to remap mouse buttons only on one mouse but leave others unchanged. This is very useful - in my case, I use it two connect to mice to my desktop, one right-handed and the ...