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Swap caps lock and ctrl in ubuntu 13.10

Can anyone explain how to swap caps lock and ctrl keys on ubuntu desktop under unity. I use it to avoid emacs pinky.
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Lubuntu xbindkeys -k won't detect super + space but detects control + super + space

I'm trying to setup a dmenu shortcut using xbindkeys with the super + space keys. When using xbindkeys -k, this is what I get: control + super + space "(Scheme function)" m:0x44 + c:65 Control+Mod4 ...
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Kinesis Advantage keyboard keeps cutting out on a new Dell Optiplex 9020

I just started using a Dell Optiplex 9020. I noticed that my Kinesis Advantage keyboard will step working every 10 minutes or so. Simply unplugging it then plugging it back in fixes the problem but ...
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How do I change keyboards from the command line?

How I change keyboard layouts from the command-line? For example, I want to switch from English to Hebrew. I'm able to do it from lightdm with the little icon in the corner of my screen.
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
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Number pad doesn't work for Quick Tile Kubuntu 14.04

I have setup the shortcuts for Quick Tiling to do Meta + Ctrl + 1 (or 4,7,3,6,9 respectively) for tiling the current window in the corresponding corners or sides. When I type that with the number ...
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Ubuntu touch Keyboard

I got a BQ E4.5 running ubuntu touch, and I got a question about the ubuntu touch keyboard. Every time I use it I feel uncomfortable with it, typing errors, and have to correct every messages I write, ...
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Keyboards writes “bad” space characters in gnome terminal

It looks like at random times my keyboard inserts a character that is displayed as a space character but isn't one, preventing the shell from interpreting it correctly. For example before "sort" below ...
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Lunbuntu 15.04: Keyboard stops working on log in screen

So far this has been a one time problem, but I'd rather ask before it happens again when I have time sensitive work to do. Installed Lubuntu on my old, crappy Gateway laptop, which gave it a second ...
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Computer prints long strings of ssssssss sporadically

Sometimes when I'm typing my computer prints a lot of s's, though sometimes it's other letters. It doesn't stop until you push another key (clicking doesn't stop it). I'm not sure when it does it but ...
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How to enable scrolling with arrow keys?

I have a problem on my enw Acer Aspire M3. When I'm using firefox and want to scroll a page down by pressing an arrowkey, instead of going down slowly, I get down instantly to bot button. How can I ...
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How to turn off Logitech K810 keyboard back light automation

I could not find terminal command to turn off the back light of keyboard. For example the following commands do turn off my laptop keyboard back light : sudo chmod 777 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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Why is Numlock turned off by default?

Is there a special reason why NUMLOCK is disabled/turned off by default? It feels like (when searching the internet) most users (including me) wants to enable it by default.
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Shift keys not working properly

I have recently returned to using my netbook and have discovered that the shift keys work for certain characters but not for others. Typing most lower-case letters is okay, but I cannot type uppercase ...
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Press any key - Which key to press? [on hold]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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How do I prevent Kubuntu from forgetting its sticky keys settings?

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and very often it forgets its settings that sticky keys are turned on by default? In Accessibility → Sticky Keys, Use Sticky Keys and lock Sticky Keys are marked. At least ...
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Gnome ubuntu 15.10 keyboard shortcuts [on hold]

I'm having problems with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl+alt+t or volume up and down not working in gnome Ubuntu 15.10. I switched to gnome because my XPS 13 trackpad does not work well with Unity, ...
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ASUS X555LN Brightness fn key not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS X555L Laptop using an nVidia GeForce 520M Graphics card. The fn+f5/f6 keys are unable to adjust brightness. Currently my screen brightness level is maximum. My ...
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Using iPad as keyboard

I have a second laptop I want to run alongside my first, running Ubuntu of course, and the keyboard is broken and I don't want to unplug my external one from my other laptop for that one, so is there ...
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Driver aziokbd < (>) key not detected [on hold]

Im trying to use your driver in debian jessie, alt and ctrl works great, but the key < (>) doesnt event get detected by xev. Can you add some code to the driver so it gets working? xev output for ...
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Looking for consistency in editing keystrokes, specifically Crtl+Right

There are two different ways that a Ctrl+Right is interpreted in Ubuntu; I'm running 15.04. In this Firefox window, Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the previous word, and Ctrl+Right goes to the ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed after Nvidia instalation and the keybaord is broken

I get the APCI PCC probe failed starting version 219. I know this is harmless. But ACPI failing breaks my keyboard (it might be using the ACPI bus). The option of "enable function keys" won't work ...
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Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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Unresponsive keyboard after installing Ubuntu 14.04

Booted from DVD and running the installer now. Built-in keyboard on Pavilion dm1 laptop is not working. USB mouse works. Noticed this when I tried to enter the password for my wifi network and the ...
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Ubuntu Touch - bulgarian keyboard layout

How can I make a Bulgarian keyboard layout and add it to Ubuntu Touch? I read some tutorials, but the links don't work. My Phone is the BQ Aquaris Ubuntu edition.
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XKB Problem, cannot remap, Remapping unsucessful

Hi I'm relatively new to ubuntu, but i don't know much about it. My problem is that my keyboard has stopped working, not all of the keys But in particular the T and Y and the backspace buttons . I ...
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Keyboard adding additional characters when typing

First of all, i don't know is this is a right place for asking this question. I searched for hours to find the solution but without any luck. When i press r its shown as 3r= also for backspace is ...
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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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No wifi | Acer Switch 10 | in mode Try ubuntu |

helo guys, I am new with Ubuntu, but this is awesome platform :). I've problem... in my acer switch 10 Wifi not working. I try many different ways to solve this but everything thosen't work. I doing ...
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Keyboard is not working on PC with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu. I got it from my friend that way. I don't know much about Ubuntu. It look nice and stuff but the laptop keyboard is not working on it. When i click the caps ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 | Logitech Unifing | No Keyboard nor mouse during Grub choice menu

Almost all is in the title ! I'm unable to use up/down arrows on my K800 wireless Logitech keyboard (No advertising, just trying to be accurate!) Once grub choice menu passed after time out, both ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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Function keys in Apple Keyboard don't work as expected

I am using an Apple keyboard. To get the default functionality of the function keys, I need to press fn+Function key. This is quite annoying since I frequently use the function keys for debugging. ...
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On a keyboard layout where caret (^) is a combining key, how do I make it not combing without using the spacebar?

On my keyboard layout, the caret is one of the dead keys, a combining diacritical mark that one has to combine with a second key. e.g. to produce ê I type ^e. To type ^ I need to type ^ spacebar. ...
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Is there a GUI Keyboard Remapper App?

Running Ubuntu 15.02. Tried finding the keyboard layout tab and now I'm convinced it's gone missing with this latest release. Thus, I'm looking for a simple app that does the same thing... I'm a Mac ...
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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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Steel Series Laptop Keyboard

After installing Linux 14.04 on my new MSI GT72 gaming laptop I can not seem to figure out how to get my back lite LEDs to work on my keyboard. The laptop has a steel series keyboard. I have searched ...
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How to change “Menu Key” to Ctrl

I know the easy ways to remap caps lock, etc, but I haven't found out how to change my Menu key to be an additional Ctrl key. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks.
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How do I map unmapped keys on a keyboard? [closed]

My laptop's keyboard has keys that don't do anything when I press them. How would I enable the keys, and add functionality to them? For example, the mute key doesn't do anything at the moment.
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Bluetooth - turn off auto-suspend

I've got bluetooth keyboard (no usb receiver) Microsoft Sculpt Mobile. The problem is, keyboard goes into 'auto-suspend' mode after a while of inactivity. Then it needs several seconds to wake up ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key to be Shift Lock?

I would like Caps Lock to behave as if it were Shift Lock - so when you have Shift Lock on and press 1, it gives !. I am using GNOME, but if I can use a package for another DE on GNOME, I'm happy to ...
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keyboard buttons are not working at the time of changing password

when i forget my admin user passwrd i use the way of recovery mode ,i got the step of changing passwrd successfully like this .........recovery mode/root/## mount -rw -o remount/ passwd /enter new ...
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Map Ctrl+c to one button to stop a script on terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to remap the functionality of Ctrl+C to just one button (e.g b) such that whenever I press that button in terminal it forces the script running in it to stop (kinda ...
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Keystrokes activate random and unintended functions like “Find” and “Escape”

I've installed Ubuntu Mate on a new laptop (Asus Zenbook 305FA) and it runs well except for one thing: When I type certain characters I get undesirable responses. For example when I type the ...