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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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What is the “WORK-AROUND” to “HERE YESTERDAY … GONE TODAY … thru NO action on my part other than IPL ?”? [on hold]

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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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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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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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 [on hold]

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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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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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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Romanian charset not properly displayed in wine [on hold]

If any of you can help me to make BibleWorks 9 to work under Linux please, as I've tried hard but unfortunately I can not figure it out what is missing. I've start thinking that a font or something ...
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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 ...
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Caps lock indicator not synced

I have a laptop which I hook up to an external display when I'm at home. I also connected an external keyboard and mouse which makes it more comfortable for me. I have noticed that pressing caps lock ...
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How do I add my Samsung laptop's volume keys?

I have a Samsung NP355V5C, and just installed Ubuntu Gnome. When I try to bind the volume keys, the keyboard settings do not recognise the keys. How do I restore these keys?
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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. ...
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Keyboard shutcuts not working on Xubuntu

My keyboard shortuts no longer work (FOr example Super T for termanal super r for run etc) Ive found a few help threads online including here) After Xubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade, my keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts do not save after reboot on 14.04

Is this a bug? I assign my keyboard shortcuts (i.e. F4 to close program, F3 to toggle maximization of window, & F2 to minimize window) they work for 2-3 boots then reset spontaneously after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not have Keyboard in All Settings

All Settings contains: language support Security privacy Printers Landscape service Software & Updates but I don't have "keyboard". Why?
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KVM Switch Under Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install a KVM Switch between two computer. The first one runs under Windows XP. The mouse/keyboard/screen works perfectly (the first computer is an ACER Aspire (Lifestyle Line)). When I ...
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Logitech Mouse and Keyboard Click Issues

I have a Logitech K360 Keyboard and K325 Mouse on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. These had been working out of the box for a while, but recently they started acting up. For example, if I open up Chrome, the ...
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Virtualbox / Lenovo will not capture F12 to PXE boot

System description: Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo T440s laptop VirtualBox 4.3.12.r93733 VirtualBox is set up to use LAN network in bridged mode and I'm trying to PXE boot into an install server on our LAN. ...
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Unresponsive trackpad, keyboard and Blinking cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

My Ubuntu machine was working all right since a long time but today when I switched it on, it's greeted me oddly, it allowed me to open my user id but after that it's been (kinda) hijacked. The mouse ...
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I can't write in ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with my computer. My pc doesn't write. The keyboard is working for sure (In the windows partion works perfectly, also when I switch on my computer I can choose between Ubuntu or ...
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Can I add my keyboard layout to next Ubuntu version?

I want to know how to add Arabic (Tunisia) and French (Tunisia) to next Ubuntu version. Because, there is file named 'ma' with all Moroccan keyboard layouts added to Ubuntu automatically. And I want ...
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xfce: How do I get standard Norwegian keyboard layout with dead keys?

In Xubuntu's keyboard layout settings, if I choose "Bruk systemstandardene" (Use system standard) for my keyboard layout, I get the Norwegian "no" layout with deadkeys (same as setxkbmap no it seems). ...
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Unable to use keyboard at Grub menu OS selection

I am dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. Recently I bought a new keyboard, the problem is that the keyboard does not work on the grub menu. On the login screen and desktop, the keyboard works fine.
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Is There a Way to Force Lid State to Open

My Lenovo X1 Carbon Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 has a problem where the screen and keyboard stopped working. It does work if I use an external monitor and keyboard. I think the reason for this is that ...
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Updates kill Keyboard and mouse

I had applied all the updates available for on 23rd Morning and Keyboard and mouse stopped working thereafter. The updates amounted to around 230 MBs in size. I can use the keyboard to select other ...