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

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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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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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No touchpad and keyboard on Toshiba Sattelite at start

I have a big problem because I can't log in to Ubuntu on my computer, because when I see the login screen, nothing works. Originally, I solved the problem using this soplution (I pressed NumLock when ...
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Random character input starts after typing during short freezes

I've been experiencing a weird behavior with some applications (e. g. Skype), since I updated my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now to Ubuntu 14.04. When my computer "freezes" due to high CPU usage and I happen ...
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Ubuntu and Qt creator keyboard layout change problem

When I run Qt Creator on my Ubuntu 14.04 with English layout, it always types in English and it won't change if I change my layout to other language. In front, when I run Qt Creator with Persian ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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non-intentional 'd' key disabling

In an attempt to disable my Insert key I have disabled the D key on my keypad. I am desperate to get this key back but when I tried to retrace my steps it still doesn't work. Edited for clarity ...
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Robomongo not switching keyboard layouts without reload on Ubuntu

I have installed Robomongo 0.8.4(a mongodb administering tool) on Ubuntu 13.10 with a deb-package downloaded from it's official site. When I switch the keyboard layout it does switch system-wide but ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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How do I stop application switcher button from rotating screen?

I have the Logitech Wave wireless keyboard, and whenever I accidentally press the "application switcher" button it rotates the screen by 90 degrees. This would only be moderately annoying if it didn't ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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The ALT key in Dwarf Fortress (13.10)

I am trying to play DF adventure mode, and when I press ALT + (Direction) to navigate dangerous terrain, it does not register the action. I have tried disabling the key through the ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

I've installed the package from here to solve the problem of not changing the layout of the keyboard in 13.10 , after that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V aren't working anymore.
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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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After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 my USB Keyboard and mouse won't work

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10, and when i tried to log in after the restart, my USB keyboard wouldn't turn on/register so I can't log in. Is there any way to fix this problem, or should I just ...
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Configure ibus to generate “à” using Compose + a + `

I would like to have ibus work like to corresponding system in OS X. In order to get an "à" in a text field I want to make these steps: I press the Compose key I press the a key (an "a" appear in ...
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keylogger with persian and english keymap on ubuntu

I want to log which characters I use most use in a day and to log all pressed keys in all application. How I do this in ubuntu?
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Ubuntu Dual boot breaks keyboard in WIndows 7

I have a HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC. Main OS is WIndows 7 pro. I tried to install Ubuntu (from Windows with dual boot) several times and the result is the same. Ubuntu works fine but there is a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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Keyboard not Working Correctly under Ubuntu 12.10

I recently upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04, I have a wireless Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse (both ise the same dongle) my mouse works but the keyboard doesn't (it types random things) but my wired ...
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How to share two keyboard on the same laptop, french iso layout and usa ansi layout keyboard with usb?

I recently buy a "noppoo choc mini" with this specific ANSI US-INTERNATIONAL pc84 layout. This specific keyboard have only 84 key , a 60% (compact tenkeyless) reduced layout My problem is ...
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Why is shift-alt being mapped to meta?

Some background: I look after the key handling code in the Kodi media centre software, and I've been trying to pin down an obscure bug reported by a user. They have a remote control that emulates a ...
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Sometimes, when I press Alt-F4, a stream of “p”s is generated

Sometimes, when I press Alt-F4 to close a program or window, the computer starts acting as if I'm holding down the P key, which creates lag and hijacks whatever text field is in focus. Why is this ...
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How to disable caps lock on boot

Is there a way to disable the Caps Lock at boot, so it won't bother me when logging in? Laptop: old Multicom Xishan W530E bought at http://multicom.no. OS: Ubuntu 14.04. My latop has a problem with ...
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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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Key '1' not working after upgrade to 14.04

I have a strange problem. After upgrading to 14.04 the button 1 on my keyboard has stopped working in the following way: It does not matter if I use the built-in keyboard or an external keyboard. It ...
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Cat/baby keyboard protection

is there a way to automatically lock the keyboard (preferably without locking the computer) when several keys are pressed together or held for long, similar to a cat walking on the keyboard or a baby ...
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cannot use keyboard nor mouse to wake up ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a Dell dimension 9200 desktop with windows 8 and ubuntu installed side by side. keyboard will wakeup windows 8 from sleep but ubuntu will only wake up when I press the power button. tried cat ...
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Unable to use word prediction with Onboard keyboard

I cannot use word prediction in the OnBoard on-screen keyboard. Word prediction is turned on in settings and shows the word choices if no other program is used. When I open Libre Writer then OnBoard ...
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Keyboard and mouse are not working on dell laptop after updrading to 14.04 lts version

Need a help, System Configuration: Dell vostro , RAM: 4GB , Processor: i3 , HDD: 500GB , Yesterday, I have upgraded my ubuntu OS version 12.** LTS into 14.04 LTS on that time my external mouse and ...
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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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Indicator Applet keyboard shortcut

I am using gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Indicator Applet stuff in the upper right (mail, wifi, sound, time, users, etc.). I read through a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't wake up after screen is locked and blank

When I lock the screen (Super+L or Ctrl+Alt+L) and wait until the screen goes dark, I can't resume anymore. I move my mouse and press my keyboard, but screen stays blank. My monitor goes into standby ...
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Mouse Movement + Key Press = Scroll

I would find it very, very nice if I could obtain scroll functionality (vertical is most important) by moving my mouse, say, up and down while holding down a key. I know scroll is normally obtained ...
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Get keyboard scancodes in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to find out the scancodes for a set of foot pedals so that I can rebind them to more useful keys. In older versions of Ubuntu I was able to do this using /lib/udev/keymap as discussed here, ...
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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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Xsetkbmap, odd behaviour using the device option

I found in Two keyboards two language layouts that it is possible to assign a specific layout to a specific keyboard device. I want to use a keyboard as a pure hot-keys/macro one (for commanding ...
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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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Can't type in login password because no keyboard is found

I was trying to edit a keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04, but it wasn't accepting the changes. I looked it up and found I needed to delete /var/lib/xkb to make the change take effect. I did that and ...
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Laptop keyboard turning off randomly

I have been searching for a solution for a while and I have not been able to find one. My laptop keyboard tends to randomly stop working for a random time. There seems to be no rule whether or not ...
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Some keys not working until ~10/20min using laptop

I'm having, since 3-4 months some strange problems with my laptop's keyboard. It's an ASUS X401A running Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64. When I start the notebook, some keys (a, d, g, i, m, k, down arrow) don't ...
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Keyboard layout won't reset on new windows - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have setup the options of Keyboard layout as shown in the attached picture. Nevertheless, sometimes when I write on my browser in Arabic or German, and after that I start a terminal (or any program ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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Remap keyboard using xmodmap but when press to change keyboard layout all settings are reset to default

I tried to map key following this guide How do I remap certain keys?. It's work for me. but one problem that i found is when i change keyboard layout (alt+shift) all keys will be reset to default. ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Mouse and Keyboard will not work Windows 7 Dual Boot

My mouse and keyboard work fine in Ubuntu, as well as grub. However, when I boot into Windows 7, I cannot get past the login screen because the mouse and keyboard do not work. The lack of light on my ...
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remap Caps_Lock to Esc and Control without X11

I want to remap my Caps_Lock key to be Esc when pressed by itself, or Ctrl when pressed with another key. Here's the twist: I want to do it without X11. I found this answer which says "write a ...
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Function keys on the apply keyboard with no root

There is a well-known method on how to make function keys work on Apple keyboards in Ubuntu: echo 2 | sudo tee /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode However, is there a way to do that with no root? ...
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Mouse and keyboard do not work on the login screen

I just finished installing Xubuntu 13.10 in UEFI mode. So it's a fresh install. However, I am not logged in. I am currently up and running with the USB flash drive I used to install it, since I ...