Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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20.04 Wakeup from wireless keyboard/mouse only works with AC power

Using Ubuntu 20.04 Recently I bought an external monitor to help my eyes. I have 14" FHD laptop. All was good, until I realized that if I was on battery power and laptop was suspended, it will ...
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What is shortcut for change keyboard layout on lubuntu?

I have installed lubuntu 21.04 on my system. Also, I have added another keyboard layout to enter text in a language other than English-US. Now I need to find with shortcut to use to switch between ...
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Reset keyboard shortcut for changing language

I upgraded to 21.04, then a message appear to set shortcut for changing languages (RO - EN). For some reason I set Left Shift + Left Ctrl. Now I realized I can't open a new tab in terminal anymore (...
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Crtl + Alt + PrtSc only works sometimes (while Ctrl+PrtSc works all the time)

So I have Ctrl+Alt+PrtSc mapped as default, that is, take a screenshot of the current window and copy it to clipboard. Ctrl+PrtSc is also mapped as default, that is, take a screenshot of the screen ...
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How do I fix this keyboard issue?

I'm running the Ubuntu Live CD. I'm trying to use my keyboard, but it only works in certain places. I was able to log into my wifi and type the password, and use the search bar in the apps menu, but ...
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All my keys are shortcuts to the power button

I just installed Ubuntu 21.04 on my new computer (ROG Strix RTX 3060, Ryzen 7). My problem is that as soon as I press a key (except for Shift+ ... ), it offers me to turn off my computer. It is as if ...
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What is the shortcut to open the folder in ubuntu 20.04.2lts?

What is the shortcut to open the folder in ubuntu 20.04.2lts? I am new to Ubuntu
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What's the difference between 3pin and 5pin Cherry switches [closed]

Is there a difference between the 3pin and 5 pin switches. How can I know which switches fit my keyboard?
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A few keyboard keys do not work during ubuntu login but work in ubuntu

Everything was working fine. I was editing OpenStreetMap and then chrome froze. I powered off the computer using the mouse and screen exit procedure. However when I turned the computer back on and I ...
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Logitech G910 keyboard works on Ubuntu/Linux Mint?

I’m thinking about buying a Logitech G910 keyboard for working. I’ve made a research but I didn’t find if the media dedicated keys works on Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I don’t mind for the RGB colors or the ...
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how can add keyboard layout to docker container?

i want to add keyboard layout to my docker images that based on ubuntu. i try setxkbmap -layout us,ir -variant ,pes_keypad and layout added successful but the numeric keys that exist top of keywrite ...
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Switch `enable/disable touchpad` in function keys

I bought an msi prestige 15 where I installed ubuntu with gnome as the de. The symbol to enable or disable the touchpad is on the f4 key, but to enable or disable the touchpad I have to press f12. Is ...
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No keyboard on Raspberry Pi 4 8Gb RAM Ubuntu 64bit

I recently installed my Ubuntu 64 in my raspberry pi 4 for the second time because I thought I messed up the first time My Logitech USB Unifying wireless keyboard is not working properly, until I ...
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Dead keys doesn't work with text processors in Ubuntu 20.4

Since a time ago I'm experimenting problems with dead keys in text processors like LibreOffice Writer, also with FeatherPad, in Telegram desktop official tool, but not in navigators like Google Chrome ...
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Compaq laptop keyboard not working

I installed ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop few days before, which had windows 8. While installing i was using external keyboard ,but now my inbuilt keyboard is not working ,even lights on capslock button ...
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Troubles with Calculator key on HP notebook

I've got a new notebook HP Omen 15, manufactured in 2020. I has Calculator key, and I cannot get it launching calculator in Ubuntu 20.04. When I press Calculator key, nothing happens. I also cannot ...
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ibus-typing-booster doesnt show up in input sources

I have installed Ibus-typing-booster for the first time and have tried logging out and rebooting I followed the stops as in the docs while adding new input source i could not find "Other (Typing ...
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Second Keypad macro programming

Hello I have a secondary keypad that I want Asian macros to next to me standard keyboard. When I type xinput I get the name of the keypad and the following. Genovation inc Controller ide=18 [slave ...
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How to disable Page Up (Next) and Page Down (Prior) Keys

I ran xev and got te keycode for these two keys on my keyboard 117 and 112. I then run xmodmap -e "keycode 112=" and xmodmap -e "keycode 117=". Sure enough the xev output for these ...
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Enter key does not execute command in python and bash

My enter key suddenly started triggering a history-search-backward action instead of running the typed command in python and bash shells, although it still behaves correctly on my zsh (default) ...
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Keyboard backlight, HP laptop

Is there a way to control the keyboard backlight on a HP laptop in software? Of course there is the keypress (fn+F5 in this case, Pavilion), but that is a toggle. Also, the fn key is never exposed to ...
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Can't use keyboard & mouse after switch additional driver (xserver-xorg-…) on login account

I need some help about my Ubuntu 18.04 (installed in Dualboot). I was going to work, but recently I changed my GTX 970 => RTX 3070. Once logged into Ubuntu I have a resolution stuck at 1024 * 768, ...
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How can i designate a script to be run at startup that floats a certain input method?

so my thinkpad has been having keyboard issues so i use an external keyboard. The issue im having, however, is that plugging in the keyboard still allows the base keyboard to type stuff and that means ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 occasionally disables key repetition

I don't know how or why, sometimes, suddenly, for no apparent reason, key repetition is disabled. If I run this command: xset r on or if I wait half an hour, the key repetition starts working again ...
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How to set right alt as switch to next input source on ubuntu 20.04

How to set Right Alt as a shortcut to switch to next input source on Ubuntu 20.04
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Keyboard/touchpad are not working on Ubuntu 20.04 for HP Elitebook Folio 1040

I have an HP EliteBook Folio 1040 which worked fine under Ubuntu 18.04. After an upgrade, the internal keyboard and touchpad stopped working: When I add an external keyboard / mouse, they work In the ...
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Stuck on different keyboard layout at login screen

I updated to Ubuntu 21.04 yesterday and prior to updating I had two keyboard layouts, Arabic and English language keyboard layout, by the end of the day I had no use for Arabic layout so I removed it ...
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Is it possible to automatically change the language back after one letter?

I am using the US Layout, but sometimes I need to write some umlauts (german letters). So my question is, is it possible to change the keyboard layout just for one letter, so it changes back to US ...
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No input from Logitech K400+ after upgrade Raps 4 to Ubuntu 21.04

after upgrading my Raspberry 4 from Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 to 21.04 (64bit) my Logitech Keyboard K400+ doesn't work in all circumstances. After reboot I'm able to type my password, but after that I'm ...
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Erratic keystrokes and cursor movement

On a Dell Inspiron 14 5447 laptop, running 20.04 kernel 5.4.0-72. When I boot up normally (via GRUB), there are erratic keystrokes (lots of "d"s, but other keys as well) and the cursor moves ...
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Keyboard not properly functioning after installing 21.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 21.04 on my Pi4, the installation works fine and until a point the keyboard works fine then suddenly stops working in applications. During and immediately after the ...
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How to disable Ctrl + Tab in Ubuntu 20.04?

I usually cycle between tabs (e.g. in Chrome, Visual Studio Code, etc.) with Ctrl+Tab. But in my Ubuntu 20.04 this key combination displays this instead: Is it possible to disable this and let ...
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F11 has suddenly become my screenshot key

I'm new to using Ubuntu on a PC (but many many years ago, worked developing shell scripts in Unix for several years), and am going through the pain of setting up my first Ubuntu PC from scratch. The ...
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Print ` on fisrt keystroke

I have Ubuntu 20.04 + Cinnamon 4. When I type an accentuated characters (`, ^) it is not immediately printed, instead, it waits for a second keystroke so that ` + e = è. The problem is that of stack ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 LTS keyboard-configuration issues

I'm trying to setup keyboard layout and set the keys to be used for changing the input language in terminal by reconfiguring keyboard-configuration package. The problem is in that it does't show the ...
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Create Keyboard Macro to change modifier keys on Mac

I use parallels to run windows on my MacBook Pro for one of the application at work that requires hotkeys (such as Alt + C, Alt + X, Alt + Q etc). To ease my process while using this app, I tried ...
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Side mouse buttons assigned by default to Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V

I just started a fresh install of Ubuntu on a dual-boot system with Windows 10 the other OS. I have a Logitech mouse, and hitting the two side buttons respectively returns the key combination Ctrl-C ...
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Keyboard not working on Ubuntu 18.04 login screen

My keyboard and mouse are not working on the login screen hence I can't enter my password and log in to the system. I can enter into tty sesstion and recovery mode, and keyboard works there. I ...
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Update 18.04 latest update hosing YouTube & Keyboard Input

After lastest updating (17 April 2021), YouTube videos are starting and stopping - with no input from the user. Also my key board is freezing, and requires a reboot to start working again, i.e. ...
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Some keys not registering on TTY

When working in any TTY (1-6), some of the keys on my laptop keyboard do not type anything. These keys work just fine in GUI. The 'Caps lock' indicator on my keyboard doesn't even light up when I push ...
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Cannot Map Logitech MK710 multimedia Keys (volume up, volume down, Mute, fastforward, play pause etc) or the Cal launch button

Does anyone know how to get these keys to be recognized by ubuntu 20.04? I've gone to setting and I can set the volume up/down to any key combination (for example Super+CTRL+u for volume up). But I ...
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keyboard and trackpad not working after installing 20.10

just installed 20.10 on my laptop and my keyboard and track pad are not working, externals work fine but my on board is not. tried running “sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all” with no luck.
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Can't write any symbols needing the combination ctrl + alt for example curly brackets or square brackets

I wanted to learn to code in C and downloaded the virtual box with ubuntu. Now i wanted to start coding with vim in the terminal but I can't write curly brackets or any symbols needing the combination ...
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Disable virtual console hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+F7 and higher

On Linux systems Ctrl+Alt+F1 thru F6 open virtual terminals. It seems like there are only 6 of these. Sometimes F7 may also be used for the window manager but at least on my current system (18.04) it ...
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Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel) - Ubuntu 20.1 cannot get keyboard/mousepad to work

Dear friendly community :-), installed Ubuntu on the Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel) using a SD card and a keyboard connected via USB. Works ok'ish. But I couldn't get the keyboard/mouse of the laptop ...
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Keystroke failure on some keys after Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS partial upgrade on HP EasyNote TE11HC computer. Fix?

Key failure on a limited number of alphabet keystroke letters after partial upgrade. Long delay to produce letter.
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compose key for us international layout not working

After my upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 my compose key is not working as it did before anymore. This is my input configuration: setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc105 layout: us variant: ...
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Problem with disabling F1 key

I want to disable the commands associated to my Fn keys in particular the F1 command which activates the sleep mode. In addition, Fn keys alone are not present in the Keyboard Shortcuts (in the ...
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AKAI LPK25 keyboard won't work with Ubuntu (LMMS)

I got a midi keyboard from Akai, an LPK25, but it doesn't seem to work at all. Trying to use it in LMMS but nothing there. I see it is recognized in my terminal by the machine via lsusb but I don't ...
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Making Keyboard Shortcuts act Universally (No Matter the Language)

I would be really grateful if someone could give me some guidance! I am trying to set up some shortcuts. The thing is that Ubuntu responds differently, according to the input language, specified by ...

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