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Ctrl-Keyboard shortcuts suddenly not working anymore in applications

I just updated Ubuntu 16 LTS and after the restart I can't use Ctrl-Keyboard combinations (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+Right, Ctrl+T...) in applications anymore (neither left-Ctrl nor right-Ctrl). I'm using a Gnome-...
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How can I find a specific custom key binding via its name?

i can retrieve the list of custom key bindings by: gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings which return something like: ['/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/...
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onscreen keyboard not working in ubuntu 16.04

in ubuntu 16.04, the onscreen board is not working, when I click, nothing happens on browser or terminal. it was working till now, all of sudden it shows nothing even i click on any character. what ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the modified filename

In Ubuntu GUI, to change the name of a file we can press F2. Then the name of the file will highlight, excluding the file extension. What is the keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the ...
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How to disable specific key in keyboard at the lower level?

Am using Ubuntu 14.04. My keyboard is acting strangely. The Mail button keeps pressing. I tried the things from the following links: [1] How to disable keys from the keyboard? [2] http://superuser....
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Volume key repeat stop working

When I hold down an ASCII key on the keyboard, it will repeat. However, if I hold down the volume function key, it will not repeatedly increment the volume. How can I fix this? (Ubuntu 16.04 64bit)
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Compose key problem on one KDE system

I have several Kubuntu systems, configured the same way, where I have enabled the compose key (I write in multiple languages), but the upgrade to 15.10 on one of those systems broke my compose key. ...
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Fn key not working in Asus R510Z

I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side a default windows 10 installation. All the fn shortcuts are not working in my ubuntu system. It doesn't show up in the keyboard layout, nor can I find any ...
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Keyboard & touchpad unresponsive after suspend

favorite I recently bought this old laptop of Panasonic CF-B10, and installed Elementary OS Freya. Everything works fine except one problem which is driving me crazy: the keyboard and touchpad are ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu. Mouse and Keyboard Not Working During Installation, but IOMMU Breaks my Installation

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my computer, but I have an issue. My keyboard and mouse don't respond when I am at the first stage of installation (Language selection). I tried enabling IOMMU, but ...
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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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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. I'...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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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 /sys/...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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Brightness randomly up and down on MSI laptop

I am experiencing this issue on my MSI GS60. It starts happening as soon as I use an Fn Key for the first time while running Ubuntu (I have also tested the issue on Arch and it's even worse there). ...
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Setting up Freestyle 2 keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04

Has anyone had success getting the Kinesis Freestyle 2 keyboard running with Ubuntu 14.04 or a similar release? Most of the keys work OK, but I can not get the volume controls working correctly. In ...
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Keyboard usb not working during boot [on hold]

Bootable usb is not working neither is my keyboard during boot in ubuntu 16.04 LTS . Cannot access boot menu, bios settings. But can access GNUB. I want to uninstall ubuntu but don't know now how it's ...
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Xubuntu 16.04LTE won't likely detect HP elitebook laptops keyboard

I have an elitebook 2530p laptop which have had troubles with the keyboard not beeing detected. But when navigating in BIOS or in GRUB, keyboard works just fine. No problem at all, always. However, ...
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Issues with Logitech K400 plus in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Logitech K400 plus wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad. Ubuntu 16.04 recognizes it out of the box and it is correctly paired (uses Logitech Unifying Receiver). However, very often, ...
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How to activate keyboard backlight from command-line?

using ubuntu 16 on a crappy sony vaio laptop. the keyboard backlight works fine until i put the laptop to sleep. upon waking the laptop the keyboard backlights remain off. there are no function keys ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
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How to permanently reset xkb option?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Previously I set XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" in /etc/default/keyboard and run sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration. It worked great but now I get a keyboard that sends ...
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How can I get the trackpad/keyboard to work after installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 14 (Crouton)?

I'm a noob at linux, so be gentle. I can install crouton and go through the process of getting unity up and running (newest version of everything). The track pad at first works, but the pressure you ...
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usb keyboard and network stooped working

I have an old pc running Ubuntu server 14.04 lts, it is used purely to run plex media server, yesterday i noticed an update was out for plex media server, so my routine is to login to my server using ...
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Xubuntu Keyboard partially responding after lid down only in some applications

Question: why this happens, how to track it down, how to fix? Lid down > Lid up > Keyboard works. Lid down > Lid up > Keyboard in Firefox or Terminal doesn't work, Alt+Tab doesn't work > move (mouse)...
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Ubuntu Windows10 dual boot problem

I had Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 10. Both used to work well. I mainly used Ubuntu. I remember last time I booted into Windows 10 was a few months ago and there was no problem. A few days ago I upgraded ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in ubuntu 14.04 gnome-fallback-sesson metacity

Due to some crashes in modern gnome (Random stripped lines everywhere), last day I installed gnome-fallback-session and I chose to use 2D Metacity and not 3D compiz. But lots of keyboard shortcuts ...
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 7357 - keyboard/touchpad not working after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 7537 ine with a dual boot of Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and Windows. When I was running 15.10, things were running fine. When I upgraded to 16.04, my touchpad and keyboard ...
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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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Lubuntu: Remapping caps to backspace: 15.10 or 16.04

I've spent more time then I care to admit, attempting to change caps to backspace in Lubuntu on a spare computer (15.10), cause I want to switch to lubuntu as my main linux (with 16.04). Basically ...
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login password issue

i have a very strange problem. It looks like my keyboard layout is always changing when i try to login my Ubuntu installation. My password contains the character @ So the problem is that one time the @...
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Bind all keystrokes to an application

I'm running 16.04 with LXDE on an old server. Graphics are obviously not awesome (8MB onboard graphics), so I am using x2go to forward my xsession over 10 100 1000. The problem is that the ...
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Find details of click and keyboard events

I have noticed that there isn't much of an alternative to Problem Steps Recorder for linux, and I am going to try to make one in a shell script. How can I wait until/detect when the mouse is cliked? ...
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Mouse and Keyboard slow and unreactive in ubuntu 15.10

I have recently switched to Ubuntu 15.10, because my on-board and was-legacy graphics card won't work perfectly with Unity, so i decided to buy a supported graphics card, so i have bought an XFX ...
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How to get audible feedback (“Thunk” sound, no typewriter) when pressing a keyboard key?

When I type I watch the keyboard rather than the screen. I need the noise that lets me know if my keystroke has connected and produced a symbol. With the typewriter, I frequently lean/press on some ...
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How do I type an `@` (at sign) symbol?

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook 2007 with a Spanish keyboard, on MacOS the @-sign was typed using Alt (Option) + 2, but on Ubuntu I have no idea. I have to copy and paste it every time. How do I type an ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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Why do my windows occasionally stop taking keyboard input after alt-tab?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. Two different applications (Vim and Awesomenauts), on different occasions, have started completely ignoring keyboard input - though mouse input still works. ...
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Deactivate Caps Lock in 14.04

I really don't need caps lock (who does?) and would rather have it as a shift key as I sometimes hit it by mistake especially on the small netbook keyboard. Since I don't read while I type this might ...
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Anthy add as a language option ubuntu 16.04

By default when you install the japaneese language on Ubuntu 16.04 uses the mozc method. But is inconvenient for me thefore I want to install the anthy. So I installed these packages: pcmagas@...
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How do I enter Polish characters?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and... I've got a problem :) I'm living in Poland, so I want to write texts in polish with polish chars such as ąćęłńóśźż, too. Unfortunately, it's impossible. We write ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working, and not connecting to wifi

I have an asus 1225b eeepc i installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS and it all went well until i restarted once it told me that the installation was complete. My keyboard and mouse on the laptop isn't bieng ...
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Remap Keypad Ins/0 key to Right Arrow Ubuntu 14.04

The title pretty much covers it... What's the simplest way to do this? I'm currently flipping through the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file, but there are a million different section, seemingly for ...
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CTRL and ALT works as SHIFT?

A few hours ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Everything went fine, installed all my games and programs. But, then I realized that ALT + TAB, CTRL+ALT+T key combinations (as well as ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes when I press certain keys

This is a weird issue I'm facing recently. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop (Acer E 15 E5-571G-51XR) and it was doing pretty fine until a weird issue popped up roughly 3 weeks later. Whenever I ...