MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available in the built in Macbook Air keyboard?

1.  home key
2.  end key
3.  screen lock key
4.  pause or break key
5.  ins key
6.  del key

7.  page up (seems to be working by pressing FN + up )
8.  page down (seems to be working by pressing FN + down )

B) Mouse pad is not accurate while dragging it clicks without even i clicked on it, using external USB mouse.


According to the help.ubuntu.com:

Characters that are not printed on the keycaps (~,{},[],...) can still be generated as on a standard PC keyboard. Even if the @ is printed on another keycap as on the standard PC layout, that key will only behave like the standard PC layout key and not generate the @. Use your localized standard PC layout key (combination) to generate the @.

'fn'+'F-Key' -> triggers the regular F-Key    
'fn'+'Enter' -> Insert    
'fn'+'Backspace' -> Delete    
'fn'+'Up' -> PageUp    
'fn'+'Down' -> PageDown
'fn'+'Left' -> Home    
'fn'+'Right' -> End
'Clear' behaves like 'NumLock' (Numlock may also be 
   switched by pressing fn-F6 twice) 

That link also provides methods on remapping keys.

  • Excellent thanks. How can i take "Print screen", i am still unable to take it via KEYBOARD cause there is no Print screen keyboard button. – user25165 May 9 '14 at 12:29
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    Easiest is: Keyboard Shortcuts and put a command to "Take Screenshot of a Window" and "Take Screenshot" – Rinzwind May 9 '14 at 12:33
  • OK - GReat thank you. Normally in Mac OSX 10.9.2 > Taking screenshot requires to press > SHIFT + CMD + 3 = everything, 4 = region or so. BUT with UBUNTU seems not same. – user25165 May 9 '14 at 12:34