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

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Chrome randomly misses keyboard input

I run Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD. I have a clean, new installation. I've installed Chrome from the Chrome website. It's of version 38.0.2125.122 (64-bit). My problem is that it stops ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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Added 2nd monitor, caused mouse and keyboard not to work and more

So I have a Radeon 9800 with 2Gb video RAM, Intel i7 4th gen, 32Gb RAM Dell XPS 8700 chassis running Ubuntu 14.04. I've had 2 monitors on my desk as I switched from my old PC and today I finally ...
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Why isn't Ctrl+Shift+U working to type Unicode characters?

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+U does nothing to help me type Unicode characters, under any release combination. The Web has no resources about this problem: I've tried different key combinations, and even one ...
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Compose key stopped working (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with an Apple USB QWERTY keyboard. Up until last week, RAlt was working fine as my compose key and Ctr-Shift-U was working for Unicode entry. However, it has stopped working. ...
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Key's won't repeat, holding them down causes the screen to flash

This is driving me nuts, and it started seemingly out of the blue. While typing, if I hold down a key, it will not repeat, however, the cursor flickers in sync with the rate that the character would ...
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different keyboards have different layout

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop and since installation I have some strange problems with layout. Firstly, the default setting for changing layout is not working, it just ...
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Change from qwerty to azerty in command line

I start my command line in Ubuntu but if I type anything my keyboard is in qwerty. I want to change it to azerty. Is there a command that I can use to change it? If I go to the GUI of ubuntu, my ...
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Ubuntu and Windows drivers question?

I'm probably the world's newest Ubuntu user; just installed it today. I'm so excited to start using it. However, I have a slight problem. I have a wirless keyboard and mouse called "Microsoft Wireless ...
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Only Up Arrow Key Not Working - other keys Working Fine - Using Peppermint 5 OS [on hold]

Only Up Arrow Key not working, Fn+8 working fine to navigate. I have installed Peppermint 5 OS in my Dell Inspiron 1501. Please help.
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Mysterious crashes/freezes in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 for last two years. Machine is slightly older 3 years or so. No hardware changes to machine - even using same mouse and keyboard. I keep service packs up to date. No ...
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Urgent problem: Keyboard of a mac running ubuntu

I'm freaking out/panicking massively. My Mac (2008) with Ubuntu 14 has decided not to work anymore: keyboard and mouse aren't operative at all -I'm stuck with the login. The keyboard is working (I was ...
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14.04 Down Arrow key issue [BUG]

The down arrow key on my HP Notebook 14 is not working when pressed, and randomly presses when not. Pressing the ONE key also causes the down key to start doing things by itself. (that, plus the ...
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Modifier keys of Bazalias gaming keyboard are handled incorrectly

My Bazalias gaming keyboard works fine in the BIOS settings, in the grub command line, and in Windows. What's happening is, once Linux boots, the keys Ctrl, Alt, and Super are all handled as ...
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Multimedia keys not working after updating gnome

I recently upgraded to gnome-shell 3.12 because my unity desktop stopped working. Everything is working fine except that my multimedia keys (volume, brightness, etc.) and my shortcuts (ctrl-alt-t) ...
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IBS Chinese pinyin input candidates appear at bottom of screen

So I got ibs pinyin working on Ubuntu, but the input candidates appear at the bottom of my screen not near the cursor where they're supposed to. This is quite annoying as you gotta look in two ...
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux. On my laptop the keyboard was working just fine until I chose to install Ubuntu. The mouse works well, but I have to use the on screen keyboard to type anything, which is actually ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Backslash/vertical bar key not working on Apple aluminium keyboard

I connected a long apple aluminum keyboard (with F1-F19 keys, and a numpad, and ~/` next to left shift) to my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. Everything works fine on the keyboard except the backslash/vertical ...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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Numbers messed up on virtual console

I'm using Ubuntu and a dvorak keyboard layout, on a Lenovo T430 laptop. It works fine in X, but the number and symbol keys are messed up in the virtual console. For example 1 maps to [, 2 to 7, 3 to ...
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How to install Ubuntu in Miix 2 Core i5 with detachable keyboard?

I have a Lenovo Miix 2 11,6" Core i5 4Gb RAM 64Gb SSD and i want to take it to Ubuntu. I try to boot from USB stick and i get itm but the detachable keyboard is not able to operate, so as the ...
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Unexpectedly lost keyboard - mouse works fine

I was typing in a document a few minutes ago and noticed that the Screen Key popup appeared. Pretty sure I selected no/cancel. After this, I lost use of the keyboard (both USB and built in laptop ...
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Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xR driver for Ubuntu

I just bought a Rosewill mechanical keyboard (RK-9100xR) which works perfectly fine in Windows as it has drivers available for the same, but I could not find any drivers for Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Launch a music player using play/pause key when player is not running

I would like to acheive the following behaviour: If a music player (Banshee in my case) is running, the Play/Pause media key on the keyboard causes the music player to play/pause the music. If the ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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How to enable onboard (on screen keyboard) on the lock-screen?

I have a laptop-tablet device and I'm trying to enable onboard on the lock-screen. Enabling onboard on the login screen is no problem but enabling the option Show when unlocking the screen is not ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work in applications after changing layout

I use some shortcuts in applications like ( phpstrom, sublimeText, ... ), but when I change keyboard layout these shortcuts doesn't works. For example I use ctrl+z for Redo, but when I change keyboard ...
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keyboard buttons 4 and 5 refresh the browser

very strange. the buttons '4' and '5' will refresh any browser site. I have to press the FN-button to neutralize the effect. please help, I cant take any longer. I wanted to fill in a ticket form on a ...
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back and forward keyboard buttons do not work on 14.04

Both my external and native keyboards have a back and forward buttons (Thinkpad T400). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the back and forward buttons on my external keyboard doesn't work. Can you help ...
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keyboard and mouse no longer working on new ubuntu 14.0.4 64 bit

I just finished setting up a new 14.0.4 box when I noticed that I had no sound. In the process of troubleshooting and testing (i found some articles here such as: Sound problem ubuntu 14.04 ) I ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Touchpad and Keyboard wont work same time on 14.04

I have an All In One Microsoft keyboard and trackpad combo. When you are typing, you can not use the trackpad, until you stop. Same the other way around. This is especially annoying with gaming ...
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keyboard not working with games in wine

i have ubuntu 14.04 and wine, all up to date. i installed Gothic and gothic 2 gold with play on linux, but the keyboard don't work. I tried to change the windows version(xp, 7, 2000), to use some ...
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Keyboard problem ubuntu 14.04

i just installed ubuntu 14.04 yesterday,i seem to be having this strange keyboard problem where i press either buttons "Alt,Ctrl,right shift" individually they register as left shift it's really ...
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Where is 'keyboard layout' under system

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock they say there that there is 'keyboard layout' under system setting. I'm using 14.04 and i can't find it. Should I download something?
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Xenta wireless keyboard not recognized

I just bought The Exnta wireless keyboard, model SK-094AG (Super Compact Wireless UK Keyboard 2.4Ghz Nano USB Receiver) and I tried to connect it to my PC (ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Linux was not able to ...
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Keyboard remap tool [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to remap some keybindings on my Ubuntu 14.10 install. I need to remap CapsLock to ESCape and ; to : (and vince versa). On Mac OSX and Windows there are nice, free GUI apps that ...
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How can you permanently enable scroll lock on Ubuntu?

This question (Permanently enabling the scroll lock button in Ubuntu?) only provides info on how to do it manually every time. This question (How do I enable Scroll Lock?) does not offer a permanent ...
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How do I implement multiple keymaps into a kernel?

my problem is as follows: I have a custom-made kernel that has no functionality in regards of changing the keyboard mapping. It is possible to compile a different keymap into it, but that's it. The ...
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How do get the surface pro 3 to type and click

I have the surface pro 3. When I use Ubuntu I am unable to type or click. I can still move the mouse around. How do I fix this?
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Bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce

Anyone knows how to bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce?
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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How to achieve Mac-like use of CTRL and CMD keys on Apple Keyboard?

I'm very used to emacs-like ctrl+a to mean "home," and cmd+a to mean "select all." Similarly ctrl+e is "end", ctrl+d is "delete", ctrl+c does what I expect in Terminal, and probably a few more ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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What is responsible for handling the keyboard brighness keys on a MacBook Pro?

I've installed 14.10 on a new MBP (Macbook11,1), and the keyboard brightness keys (F5, F6) work in the default Unity environment. However, I'd like to use a different environment. What is responsible ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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Razer keyboard and mouse

I've recently wanted to try out Ubuntu, but when I enter the desktop, I can't use my keyboard or mouse. My keyboard is a razer blackwidow and my mouse is a razer deathadder. They both work when I'm on ...