Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Gnome custom hotkey in specific group problem

I am a beginner for Ubuntu. For shortcut/hotkey setting, Ubuntu provide the feature in setting GUI. And I also can add custom hotkey in there. My question describe blow. Is it possible add custom ...
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Is it possible to control keyboard back-lights in Ubuntu?

So I have a custom build laptop with only Ubuntu installed. During boot-up, the back-lighting for the keyboard comes alive, and shows off the various changing colours it is capable. I cannot find any ...
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Something is making Ctrl-C type jk instead on bluetooth keyboard

After upgrading to 22.04, my bluetooth keyboard seemly stopped working when pressing single keys. However, I noticed that pressing keys together with the Ctrl key will lead to strange sequences ...
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Special keys with barrier in Ubuntu client

I have Barrier installed on a macOS server and a Ubuntu client. I use a Belgian keyboard (AZERTY) layout. Most of my keys work just fine (the 'normal' keys: letters and most of the symbols) on the ...
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How to disable on-screen keyboard when using touchscreen

an on-screen keyboard is showing up every time I touch a text field when I use an external monitor with touchscreen. I don't want/need this feature since I have a physical keyboard. I read a lot about ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after Ubuntu 22.04 upgrade from 21.10

After an upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 from 21.10 on a Dell Latitude 3400 I wasn't able to move beyond booting, hence I applied the boot repair and then removed Nidiva and install all driver back(Nvidia ...
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Bluetooth not finding some devices - Ubuntu 20.04

I don't find a Bluetooth keyboard in Ubuntu 20.04. It works perfectly with my Windows computer and with my iPad. When I run dmesg | grep -i 'blue', it returns:
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Keyboard Wrong action : push normal key -> act shortcut (looks like 'super' key kept pressed)

First of all, I tried to change the setting for changing some keyboard mapping, but I got some problem. The problem is that if I push the any keys, it works shortcut action. Example) It means, if I ...
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Switching language by Alt + Shift after update from Ubuntu 22.04 beta to release is not working

Switching language settings made by Tweaks tool (gnome-tweak-tool) like described in accepted answer here. After performing update to release version by sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade ...
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Bluetooth keyboard keeps disconnecting

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (kernel 5.13.0-40-generic). When I tried to connect my bluetooth keyboard, it will disconnect randomly after connecting for several minutes, which is very annoying. From ...
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Logitech MX Keys mini is not recognized in Ubuntu 20.04

I just bought a keyboard Logitech MX Keys Mini. I turned it on but it doesn't appear in the bluetooth devices list in Ubuntu 20.04: As you can see, I don't see any keyboards. Maybe any driver is ...
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How to use dell smart card keyboard on ubuntu 22.04

I am trying to use this keyboard but it is not working to read cards
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I don't have the ">" and "<" symbols on my keyboard how to assign a shortcut to type them

I code a lot and I need to easily access the "less than" and "greater than" keys, but for some reason my keyboard doesn't have those two keys. This is the layout that I'm using, ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard A2449 (Touch ID) has wrong Fn key assignment

Recently bought a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and white it connects normally, the Fn key is poorly mapped and I don't know how to fix it. Pressing the Key works as brightness down and when I set the ...
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Ububtu 22.04 LTS: installation with touch screen keyboard?

I just tried to install 22.04 LTS on my old touchscreen laptop with broken keyboard. Sadly, it didn't work, because I couldn't access the virtual keyboard during installation. With 20.04 LTS I didn'...
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How to disable mnemonic shortcuts in 22.04?

As far as I understand this is not distribution based issue, but something that happens with newer GTK versions, and thus all newer Ubuntu releases after 20.04. So whenever I have a toolbar in an app ...
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Where can I find the commands linked to keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 22.04?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 22.04 and I like its new screenshot UI. What I want is to find the command that gets executed when I press the PrtScr key. I would like to know how I can see the commands ...
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Random keyboard actions after upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04

Lately (almost five days ago), I upgraded my desktop from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04. As soon as I started using the new version of Ubuntu, I noticed that from time to time (i.e., during heavy keyboard use,...
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OnScreen keyboard doesn't register key presses in lock screen with Ubuntu 22.04

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 the OnScreen keyboard that's shipped with Gnome does not work anymore for me to enter the password on the lock screen with the Surface Go 1 tablet. This is only the ...
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Keyboard input doesn't work in various snap apps after upgrade to 22.04

After the update I noticed that I can't type in firefox. After changing the snap for the ppa from mozilla the problem was solved. But then I noticed that typing also doesn't work in signal-desktop ...
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Keyboard only partially recognized by Ubuntu 22.04 LTS guest on Mac

I have a Ubuntu 22.04 LTS guest in the Virtualbox VM on my Mojave 10.14.6 Mac host. My MacBook Air keyboard is as shown in the following image : The first row of keys have no effect when pressed from ...
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Undo a keyboard layout change

I used to have a Mac keyboard connected to my Ubuntu PC laptop and therefore I switched the Alt and Win keys to match with a regular PC keyboard. I'm not using this keyboard any longer, but I cannot ...
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How to type Å on a German (Deutsch - Deutschland) keyboard layout - without switching to another layout

Yes, I know there's How to I write "å" on Ubuntu using an English (UK) keyboard?, but I want to do the same on German (Deutsch - Deutschland) keyboard layout. I don't care if it's not a ...
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Map keys only from a specific (gaming) keyboard

I bought a mouse which has a little thumb "joystick". That joystick appears in the system as a "SOAI USB Gaming Mouse Keyboard" (the mouse part of the). When I move the stick ...
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> < key recognized as right ctrl key

My Kubuntu 22.04 Installation is recognizing the < > key as Right Ctrl key. Because of this, I cannot do any HTML, which I really need to. This issue also occurs on normal Ubuntu, and also on 21....
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Use xkbset on Ubuntu 22.04 (Wayland Display Server)

I use sticky keys due to accessibility issues. One problem with the sticky keys accessibility setting on Ubuntu is "latchlock" behavior. Where a modifier pressed twice will be locked -...
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Mac Keybindings on Windows Keyboard

Background I primarily use a MacBook Pro with an external keyboard and have its keybindings memorized. The bottom row of my MBP keyboard layout is fn Ctrl Opt Cmd Space Cmd Opt Left Down Right The ...
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asusctl on Ubuntu 22.04 not working on Asus ROG Strix G513QY

After upgrading ubuntu from 21.10 to 22.04 the keyboard leds have been shutoff and it's almost impossible to see key labels. No leds with this model is a poor choice. The leds cycle as normal when ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 how making rAlt + [hjkl] arrows keys

I have done this before on kubuntu but when I try to do this with xmodmap on ubuntu 22.04, the binds don't work. This is what I was using: xmodmap -e "keycode 108 = Mode_switch" xmodmap -e &...
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Turn Caps Lock key into delete key

Using Kubuntu on a Macbook there is no delete key. Delete can be done with Backspace+Fn, but there is only one Fn on the farthest corner from Backspace, so that a delete action requires both hands. I ...
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Is there any update in keyboard shortcuts in 22.04 for key: ctl + .? [duplicate]

After updating ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04(LTS), a new keyboard shortcut is added (CTL +.). when I press those combinations e̲ is appear and after writing something then press enter it disappears and does ...
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Keyboard Issue, how to reset keyboard in Ubuntu?

Since couple of months i have an annoying keyboard issue on Ubuntu 20.04. Issue: Ctrl + T : open Terminal Click on Firefox icon: open new instance of FF instead of current FF window. Scroll in FF: do ...
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Does Ubuntu support custom keyboard layout files? [duplicate]

Im wanting to be able to add the legacy keyboard of the Georgian language (such as found at http://www.kbdlayout.info/KBDGEO/) however it doesnt seem to be supported by Ubuntu by default. Is there any ...
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Japanese input candidate window appears at the bottom after upgrading Ubuntu from 21.10 to 22.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04, and when typing in Japanese, the candidate dialog (for converting a word into kanji, or into something else) appears at the bottom of the screen instead of near ...
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Login Screen gone, Keyboard and mouse take ages to turn on

I've been trying to install a screen recorder that would work with my system. One which i tried was OBS Studio from the ubuntu software store. After installing and opening OBS, my keyboard and mouse ...
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Touchpad + keyboard issues with Laptop Fujitsu Lifebook E5511 (same issue like Dell and HP, ....) ELAN „DesignWare“ tablet mode „i2c-hid-acpi“

Problem with all of them: Drivers get mental thinking its a TABLET ! The Laptop is no tablet .... keyboard not working touchpad not working Applies to Ubuntu, Xubuntu, ... 18.x, 19.x, 20.x, 21.x, ...
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Make right-Super act like Control in Kubuntu on Macbook

I have just installed Kubuntu 22.04 on a Macbook Air and have noticed that the keyboard has two Super/Meta keys but just one (left) control. I am more familiar with PC keyboards: I don't need two ...
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Can you use keyboard and mouse sharing in wayland?

With each new ubuntu version I've tried to give wayland another chance. But one of the reasons I end up going back to xorg is the fact that Barrier does not seem to work properly under wayland. Is ...
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How do I change the alarm sound for linux's Typing Break?

I'm using ubuntu 22.04 (but I'm sure the same feature appears in 20.04, or 18.04, or 16.04). The 'Typing Break' feature under 'Keyboard Preferences' is great, especially when it locks the screen to ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working until restarting mate-settings-daemon on startup

I've been having issues with keyboard shortcuts for volume keys. They work when I manually set new shortcuts but stop working after reboot or new session. As a workaround I can get them working by ...
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GNOME Desktop: Shortcut to move window to "the next screen"

In the Unity desktop (e.g. Ubuntu 16.04) it is possible to create a shortcut (with a Unity tweaking tool) to move the selected window to "the next screen" (or "the other screen"). ...
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Keyboard unresponsive on reboot on 22.04

System: HP Spectre x360 Convertible Whenever I reboot and have a plugged in mice, the keyboard becomes unresponsive on the reboot menu. When I unplug the mouse, and restart, the problem no longer ...
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Is there a way to disable laptop internal keyboard in Ubuntu 22.04 lts? [duplicate]

I like to use external keyboard
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Ubuntu 22.04-Use CapsLock as Hyper key only for Emacs

I want to use the CapsLock key only for Emacs. With the Gnome Tweak Tool I changed the CapsLock behavior. But I've no clue how I can turn off the Hyper Key for Ubuntu, so that only emacs uses this key....
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Custom keyboard shortcuts keypresses

I'm looking for a solution to map keyboard shortcuts to keypresses in a gnome DE. In scope of this question I'll use the example of mapping meta+2 to F2. It doesn't seem to work with xdotool. E.g., ...
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Key combination Ctrl+[Period] not working Ubuntu 22.04

Recently my keyboard starts getting crazy, everytime I press the key combination Ctrl + [Period] it prints the letter e, and then if I try to re-press the combination it deletes the e letter. I tried ...
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Asus ZenBook UX325SA_UM325SA Keyboard Not Working After shutdown

I am not quite sure if i'll explain the problem correctly, but here it goes. I have installed 22.04 LTS ubuntu on my Asus ZenBook UX325SA_UM325SA. during the installation i could not use my keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 screen keyboard only works sometimes

i have lenovo idea pad duet 3 10igl5, its a touch screen detachable laptop, for some reason when using the touchscreen mode, the on screen only shows up in the Ubuntu UI but not in the browser apps
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22.04 Input devices freeze when docking station connects

I have been using the release candidates for Ubuntu 22.04 for a few weeks on my XPS 13. Last night, after the last update took place, my keyboard, mouse, touchpad, and touch screen all froze. What I ...
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Cannot type curly or square brackets on a Croatian keyboard Ubuntu

My usual way of typing curly and square brackets in Ubuntu is (Ctrl + Alt + B, Ctrl + Alt + N) and (Ctrl + Alt + F, Ctrl + Alt + G) respectively. I have disabled all keyboard shortcuts involving Ctrl +...
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