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

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Keyboard freezes / stuck if a key pressed repeatedly

I use Acer 4530. This problem has happened long since Ubuntu 10.10 and now that I use 11.04 dual booted with Linux Mint 10. Everytime I press one key repeatedly, like when I read a long article in a ...
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How to change Fn keys behavior?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my Lenovo G500s. I googled and check last of solution but couldnt find how to change fn keys behaviour. I am a Centos user and new on Ubuntu. Please lead me to find place which ...
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Bluetooth keyboard disconnecting

Ubuntu 14.04 I have been having issues with my bluetooth keyboard (Targus Bluetooth Keyboard) disconnecting within ten seconds after I stop typing. Bluetooth Manager still shows the device on the ...
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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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Integrated laptop keyboard stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04 after removal-installation but working in BIOS and GRUB

I'm using a wireless USB keyboard for now. The integrated laptop keyboard stopped working after I disconnected it from the mobo temporarily for cleaning. I had thought initially that it was broken, ...
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How to set keyboard switch with Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3 etc

In windows in keyboard switch settings there is an option that you can switch keyboard language with unique combination for each one. For example, Ctrl + 1 - for english, Ctrl + 2 - for russian, Ctrl ...
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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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No Keyboard/Mouse after boot

I have had 13.10 and Win 7 dualbooting for about a week now - everything was perfect. Yesterday - I select Ubuntu from the grub menu - usb keyboard is lit. Right after the selection - keyboard goes ...
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keyboard's mismatch between ubuntu and osx using virtualbox

I am using running Ubuntu on virtualboxand I have OSX as a host. The issue is that OSX's hyphen, underscore and other keyboard keys do not match the Ubuntu's keyboard. How can I set that ?
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How do I remap the caps lock key to the backspace key?

I have grown very comfortable to my Colemak keyboard layout (my typing speed has doubled since I started using it). My only problem with it is that there is no caps lock key because under this layout ...
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CTRL and ALT keys mapped to Shift for some reason

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm loving it. However, when playing a game called Garry's Mod I noticed that my CTRL and ALT keys on my wired keyboard were both being detected as Shift. I looked at the ...
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Just switch from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, my ALT, CTRL, and WINDOWS key acts like the SHIFT key, only uppercasing letters

Not sure if this is normal with Ubuntu, but the keys that I have said in the title for some reason are acting like the shift key, rather than the keys that they should be acting as when I press ...
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How can I detect a keylogger on my system?

How could I know if there's a keylogger in my system, or at least if one is active right now?
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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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Special keys shortcuts Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1

I've bought a Thinkpad Yoga 12 S1 that runs quite well with Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 but when I try to define special shortcuts where it seems Ubuntu doesn't see them the same depending on whether I use ...
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Mouse Keys (universal access) automatically enables itself

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 two weeks ago, I am having an extremely annoying bug where the Universal Access Mouse Keys feature keeps enabling itself. I notice it after I have logged in to my ...
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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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BQ Aquarius Ubuntu phone bluetooth keyboard

I have SV-05B wireless bluetooth keyboard and wanted to try and connect this to my ubuntu bq phone. When I go to the blue tooth connection the mac address of the keyboard comes up but it will not ...
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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 to Reassign/Replace a keyboard key with other one

My laptop's spacebar key is broken. You all know it's a very important key. So please tell me how do I reassign spacebar to any other key, e.g. capslock Please help, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 ...
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Can i still force shut down if i set HandlePowerKey=ignore in logind.conf?

I have xubuntu (-ish) on an Acer c720. The power key is right next to the backspace button and it forces the laptop to shut down when pressed. this causes very frustrating accidents. I have seen good ...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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How can I get a numberpad on my laptop keyboard when I hold down the fn key?

When boot my Mac into OS X, I am able to use the numberpad on my laptop keyboard whenever I hold down the fn key. If I want to turn off the numberpad then I just release the fn key. Is there a way for ...
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Alt Gr turned into right mouse button, Ubuntu 14.04

For some reason my Alt Gr key has begun to act as right mouse button. I've tried to look for similar symptoms on Google for a few days, to no avail. Using evtest, I've found out that "Macintosh mouse ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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 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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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 ...