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If you're using an USB-keyboard and mouse: make sure to connect them to motherboard USB-connectors. If the above doesn't work: try to find an old PS/2 -style keyboard/mouse to attach if possible. Why: 1 - there might be trouble recognizing devices attached via complicated nesting through hubs and other devices. 2 - the safe old hardware that still often ...


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Delete xkb cache. Notes: To load changes to the layouts menu simply close out of gnome-keyboard-preferences and reload, relaunching the windows manager should not be necessary. There is a change in Ubuntu version (13.10) which causes the keyboard settings cache to not refresh after files in "/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols" directory are modified. It looks ...


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Go to settings > keyboard > shortcut tab and create a new custom shortcut using these values: Name: [What ever you want] Command: false Shortcut: Ctrl+Alt


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The safest bet is to reset onboard settings to default using dconf-editor. sudo apt-get install dconf-editor You'll find onboard settings under org compartment.


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Running the script below will startup gnome-calculator (or any other application, see "Notes"), wait for its window to appear and raise: it. The script #!/usr/bin/env python3 import subprocess import time import sys app = "gnome-calculator" subprocess.Popen([app]) t = 0 while t < 20: try: # wait for the application's pid pid = ...


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It can be changed but you need to use CCSM -> general settings. Any other attept to disable/ change it failed. Hope someone will fix this soon. thnx for your time.


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I know this is a dated problem, but it STILL exists till today. See e.g. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-settings/+bug/1180120 Until the xfce guys can get this straight, here are some sample scripts that could be used to fix the problem. It applies to a single-xfce4-session kind of situations (which covers the majority of user case), i.e. ...


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Are you sure this is not a hardware problem, try checking with another keyboard or reboot and enter bios setup and test key by setting a password for bios, if key is not working try cleaning it, something may be lodged under it. If the key is "just blocked" in Ubuntu please let me know the details of the system > preference > keyboard [Layouts Tab].


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I was able to successfully override the Ctrl+Shift+c shortcut by using the Shortcut Manager plugin and creating a new shortcut for the key combination. You can then reassign it to trigger a host of pre-configured actions, or any javascript / bookmarklet code of your choosing. I don't really have any experience with javascript, so I can't really figure out ...


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When you have already set something, you might need to clear before setting something new. To unset: To put it back to how it normally is, just setxkbmap -option works for me. – Emanuele Natale Sep 8 '14 at 19:29 Example: I was using setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps so that I could deal with (i.e. unset) caps lock after it got set by random quirks. ...


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It looks like the changes to the C code from the other answer do work (but off turns on the function keys, I had thought on would do that). I wanted to extend the code to auto-detect the keyboard for me and couldn't bear the thought of writing file searching code in C, so I ported the code to Perl 5: #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use constant ...


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go to settings/keyboard/behavior and uncheck : Restore num lock state on startup.


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Add the commands in your $HOME/.Xmodmap file: keycode 104 = ISO_Level3_Shift keycode 169 = Delete keycode 134 = Menu Logout, login, that is!


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All I can recommend is trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, maybe they fixed that glitch in that version of Ubuntu. I once had this problem in Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, but when I upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, it was fixed. Hope that helps. :) (EDIT: If that doesn't help, try Ubuntu 15.04.)


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Three ways to modify the F10 behaviour 1. Via terminal preferences Open your gnome-terminal and the Preferences Disable the entry Enable the menu accelerator key (F10 by default) 2. Via command line gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings menu-accelerator-enabled false 3. Via dconf-editor Open the dconf-editor (sudo apt-get install ...


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You can right-click on gnome-terminal window and uncheck "Show Menu" , and it will allow using F10 key. You can use alternative method for exiting programs,too. For htop you can use Q key to exit. For Midnight Commander or mc you can use the built-in command line to type exit there. Alternatively, you can switch to another terminal that doesn't rely on F ...


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You need to install video driver. Run in terminal sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 and reboot. If that does not work well, install another driver sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa


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I'm myself a KDE user, so I won't tell you exactly how to change the global shortcuts in Ubuntu, but I think this is what you are actually trying to do. The global shortcut for brightness change is assigned to XF86MonBrightnessUp/Down and you should be able to change it to whatever else you want, e.g. Ctrl+F5/6. This guide seems to be describing how to do ...


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I had te same problem and i did uninstall libreoffice-kde and it work sudo apt-get autoremove libreoffice-kde


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In Unity since 14.04 you can hit Super+W (window spread) and then type-to-search for a window by it's name or name of the program.


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EDIT If you are using Unity, definitely use jan's answer. This one could be an alternative for other window managers. The script below should do pretty much exactly as you describe: Press a key combination Type one or more characters of the window name Press Return and the corresponding window appears: The script #!/usr/bin/env python3 import ...


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Yes, that's absolutely normal: if you try to set your local keyboard to let's say Russian and you connect to a Japanese server, you'll still be typing Japanese. Both servers need to be set to the same keyboard... That's why at a company I used to work at, we changed the corporate policy that all servers world-wide had to have QWERTY-US-International as ...


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Go to your home directory. $cd ~ $ls -a You can see .gconf directory. If you remove this directory you will come back to your default desktop settings. rm -rf .gconf/ Restart It is an easier way of resetting back to your default desktop configuration. I hope this works for you.


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You don't need a startup application for that. Use the GUI independent way. Open the file ~/.Xmodmap nano ~/.Xmodmap Place your mappings, eg.: keycode 133 = Caps_Lock in this file and test it with xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap Then open the file ~/.xinitrc nano ~/.xinitrc and add this lines if [ -s ~/.Xmodmap ]; then xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap fi If ...


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First, we need a little Python3 script, taken from here (Please go and give @Sergey an upvote ;)) I have replaced the product id with my product id 011a #!/usr/bin/python3 import usb import sys VENDOR_ID = 0x1532 # Razer PRODUCT_ID = 0x011a # BlackWidow Ultimate Elite USB_REQUEST_TYPE = 0x21 # Host To Device | Class | Interface USB_REQUEST = 0x09 # ...


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You can install gxneur for that by running sudo apt-get install gxneur This software can automatically switch layouts, but it is not perfect with that. But it has very nice tools to set up manual layout switches. You can do exactly what you want. To set specific layouts for specific applications.


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The script below is an edited version of this one, that was posted as a similar solution for a single application (gnome-terminal) a while ago. The script was partially rewritten for this question, to be able to use it for automatically setting languages for multiple applications. How to use in practice; automatically remember set language per application ...


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If you need to use Windows just use windows installer to bring windows loader back. But this will kill grub so you wont be able to use ubuntu any more... I beleive it is grub error.


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This will run xmodmap -e "keycode 133 = Caps_Lock" command everytime launch Ubuntu (StartUp) Open your startup application by run following command : gnome-session-properties Select "add" button : Fill "command" section with xmodmap -e "keycode 133 = Caps_Lock" command UPDATE Chrome has it own shortcut that can you use if you lazy to use mouse. ...


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Use xbindkeys.. sudo apt-get install xbindkeys Xbindkeys is a very versatile program that lets you remap keys very easily. It uses a config file, my default located in your home directory, to change key bindings into certain commands. To create a default config file you use the command: xbindkeys --defaults Which prints the default config file. So if ...


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I also have the problem with the non working Audio function keys after upgrading to 15.04. I've reassigned them to some other custom keys via System Setttings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. I use Ctrl+Shift+arrow_keys now.


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In Ubuntu 14.04 System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing And define the "Alternative Character Key" I used Right Ctrl Key. Combine this key with Q or 2. Result: @


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To restart both Compiz and Unity open the terminal and type: setsid compiz --replace setsid unity After running these two commands the keyboard shortcuts will work normally (because of restarting Unity).


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This behaviour also can happen with unity --replace. One possible solution is to check in whether commands are enable in CompizConfig Settings Manager (you may need to install it with apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager). Look for an option called 'Commands', in the 'General' category. In my case this was un-checked. I suspect these settings may ...


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Open Onboard Settings which can be found in Preferences. In the General tab, make sure Auto-show when editing text is unticked. Also if Start Onboard hidden is ticked, you can find the onboard icon on the panel to open the virtual keyboard.


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Lubuntu does not come with a screen keyboard installed, nor is the option enabled on the log-in screen by default or even after installing a virtual keyboard. So first, install a screen keyboard. I recommend Onboard, the default in Ubuntu. Open a Terminal window and enter: sudo apt-get install onboard Type your password and hit enter. When that's done ...



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