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xbindkeys: Conflicting program

So my issue is I just reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 and as always I install xbindkeys and set up my search button to be middle click and the scroll wheel side clicks to copy/paste. However it was working ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness keys don't work anymore after dist-upgrade on Thinkpad L430

I just updated my Ubuntu system from 13.10 to 14.04. After having fixed GRUB which broke on upgrading, I run into certain other problems. One of them is that the brightness adjustment keys of my L430 ...
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Use volume and playback keys without waking the monitor?

Often my laptop is just standing around and just playing music and for the below mentioned actions I don't need to see wat's going on on my desktop. Is it possible to use the volume and playback keys ...
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Keyboard not working properly in gEdit - Ubuntu 14.10 - Asus 1015 pem

Keyboard not working properly in gEdit - Ubuntu 14.10 - Asus 1015 pem The issue is not happening in Libreoffice or other text area. It is intermittently happening in gEdit. At first, it keeps on ...
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remapping additional mouse buttons to multimedia keys

So, I bought a new mouse, and it has 4 additional buttons (2 thumb buttons, and scrollwheel left/right) and I was wondering, since my PC doesn't have multimedia keys, can I remap those buttons to ...
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Brightness function keys not working in 12.04.3 LTS?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (info from cat /etc/issue/) on an Asus X401A Kernel is: 3.8.0-31-generic I've tried changing the /etc/default/grub file with the following: ...
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in SQLite shell (CLI) how to end the statement input after ^]]A?

confessing, this is not ubuntu-specific, but SQLite shell-specific. Anyway, maybe one of you out there know some hint. I'm a Linux starter btw... I'm typing with SQLite and using its shell, ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize Ctrl key after recent upgrade

A recent system upgrade in 14.04 disabled the Ctrl key in my Asus K55VM-SX086D Laptop. Initially there was some problem where the screen used to go blank when pressing the ctrl key when I was using ...
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mousekeys pointer not visible with mouse removed

So I tried out mousekeys, and it works, but when I remove the mouse, after I restart, I have no mouse pointer. What can I do to force the mouse pointer to appear even when the mouse is removed? ...
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Swap Keys for Game

I want to swap Tab key with Left Shift key for playing Dota 2 from Steam. I swap the keycodes of the keys and works fine until I start the game. I push Tab (it should be shift to queue actions) but ...
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Gmusicbrowser does not let me bind Fn key

Im trying to bind the play/pause button to Fn+Down but it only lets me put down
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Asus Q400a fn keys not working

I am having problems enabling the screen brightness keys in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was able to find a instructions to enable the function keys for the backlit keyboard but I can not find instructions for ...
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How to disable Monitor Brightness keys (DELL N4010) in 12.04?

I want to disable or remap the Monitor Brightness Keys for my DELL N4010 as it causes Ubuntu 12.04 to freeze on a black screen if i adjust brightness through those keys. Please Help.
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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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How to swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser?

How can i do such things as swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser? If I use both the swapping does not take effect but my Alt key is 3rd level chooser and Win key opens ...
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How to remap CapsLock to ctrl+c (copy) and Esc to ctrl+v?

I am running Xfce under Xubuntu 14.04, 32bit. I know there are many posts which address remaping keys, but they all seem to be different solutions (see below). My finger are arthritic/stiff, so ...
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adding gpg keys

I am wondering if I add gpg key to my trusted keys using: apt-key add is this key checked every time I'm going to download any software from ppa which key belong? Can someone explain this ...
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Some keyboard keys do not work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and some keys F5, F8, w, p, f, h, k, l, fn, left, right, up and Backspace) are dead and do not respond. When I check in the Keyboard Layout Chart they simply don´t ...
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How to assign macros to my keyboard keys on Ubuntu, similar to Razer Keyboard Macros in windows?

When I had Windows, I had a software called "Razer Synapse" which let me assign macros to my Keyboard keys. My keyboard is a Razer BlackWidow and it has 5 additional keys, that I used to assign my ...
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Toggling mouse keys in ubuntu 13.10

I have enabled mouse keys in Nniversal Access -> Pointing and Clicking I've read that shift + numlock is suppose to toggle the mouse keys, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. I would like to ...
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Ubuntu MATE SSH Keys Not Working

I recently moved to a new place, made no changes to my SSH keys, and for some reason I can no longer authenticate via PuTTY to my Ubuntu MATE box. Has anyone encountered their SSH keys randomly stop ...
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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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Why do my A, N, Enter, Shift Keys seem to have reduced sensitivity to touch?

I recently installed PyCharm, Emacs, and Vim in order to start programming. However, I noticed that my A, N, SHIFT, and ENTER keys on my keyboard seem to not always work when I press them. There was ...
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How do I remap keys (DELETE to INSERT) in Ubuntu 14.04?

My DEL key doesn't work in my keyboard. I want to reassign it to the INS key, as I use DEL a lot more often than INS, but I can't find any preference or tweak tool to remap normal keys. I somehow had ...
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Why does .gnupg belong to root?

What is the purpose for the .gnupg directory belonging to root. My system will not allow me to write to the directory b/c of it. Are there any security concerns with changing this?