Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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All USB devices stop working periodically (Ubuntu 18)

Once in a blue moon, I'll walk up to my computer (which has been on for a while without problems) and none of the USB devices (including the mouse and keyboard) work anymore. Unplugging/replugging the ...
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How do we disable ctrl-alt-del on Ubuntu 20.04?

How do I disable Ctrl-Alt-Del logout in Ubuntu 20.04? I followed this guide using these commands: systemctl mask ctrl-alt-del.target systemctl daemon-reload However, the key combination is still ...
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Mouse and Keyboard (over KVM switch) stopped working after Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu over a Manhattan KVM switch (8-port HDMI) that worked perfectly with Ubuntu 18.04. I performed an update from 18.04 to 20.04 and my mouse and keyboard (connected over the KVM switch) ...
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wireless keyboard on Ubuntu server 20.04

I have a new raspberry pi 4 with 8gb ram. I have installed Ubuntu server on it with the Ubuntu gnome desktop. I would like to use my wireless mini keyboard/mouse with it or a regular wireless keyboard/...
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USB Keyboard not recognized

My usb keyboard is not recognised on start-up, however sometimes if I use a ps/2 keyboard and then plug in the usb one afterwards it works, but not always.
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Keyboard does not work properly after Ubuntu 20.04 dist-upgrade from 18.04

My keyboard does not work properly for some particular applications, like Visual Studio code, slack, and others, though it is working properly for the terminal, chrome, and other default purposes. ...
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touchpad & keyboard not working ubuntu 18.04 lenovo n22

I have a Lenovo n22 laptop running ubuntu 18.04. I grabbed the laptop & pressed the space bar to bring it out of hibernation. I'm not sure exactly what happened after but the keyboard and touchpad ...
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Apple keyboard, Mac OSX keybindings, and the Ctrl / Alt keys. It's driving me nuts

I'm a Mac user with a Ubuntu 18.04 machine for work. To avoid muscle memory issues I've opted to make some changes to set up my Linux machine to mirror my personal Mac as closely as possible. I'm 90-...
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shift button behavior has changed in elementary OS 5.1.4 [closed]

Previously, the shift worked as it should, now it still works as it should, and also produces keyboard shortcuts for such shift + alt. However, today I noticed that when I in gravit designer tried to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 MATE UK keyboard £ sign

The £ sign on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 (Focal Fossa) keeps reverting to #. I'm sure I fixed it awhile back, but now the problem has recurred. Oddly, I can type £ into Firefox and vim, but not on a virtual ...
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Super key not responding

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and my keyboard does not register the super key. When I used 18.04 the OS recognized the win key as the super key, and there was no problem. Then my keyboard broke, and I ...
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Key Action Mapping

I am trying to create a remapping of my keyboard. I would like to include mouse actions as part of my remapping. e.g. change [ins] to mouse1 change m to move cursor down 10 px things like that. So ...
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why i have to hold caps-lock+shift together to enable capitalized typing in ubuntu terminal?

In order to type upper case in terminal, I have to hold caps_lock+shift together which is very upset. I have tried to change the keyboard layout in settings > region&language>input source,but it ...
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Cut, Copy, Paste keyboard shortcut problem on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop and when I tried to use ctrl+x,ctrl+c, ctrl+v shortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc. nothing happened. I have searched all of the related answered ...
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New computer, is everything working good? [closed]

I'm a long time ubuntu user, I just bought a new computer (MSI), the old pal needed to retire. I just moved to ubuntu 20.04 as well. I'm getting used to the changes, but it looks that something may ...
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Wine gaming issue with mouselook and keyboard

So when I'm playing a game that uses mouselook to steer and WASD to move, if I'm pressing "w" or any other directional key and move the mouse to look around then, while moving, press one of the other ...
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Alternative to xbindkeys that allows key-combos sans modifier keys

When I press XF86TouchpadOn + Left I want it to mimic Home button pressed. I tried xbindkeys, with xvkbd and with xdotool but none worked. Here's my .xbindkeysrc "xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\[Next]'" ...
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Keyboard not working on GRUB

I was booting Ubuntu on my desktop from an USB bootable drive but on the GRUB menu I couldn't choose the OS as none of my keyboard keys were working. Note that I was using a third-party keyboard. But ...
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Is there a way to make the Delete-key bypass Trash in MATE/Caja?

On Windows systems, the Trash-folder for deleted files can be turned off in the system settings, making a simple Delete keypress remove the selected file(s) permanently. I know that it's possible to ...
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Change keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I'm on an HP laptop running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I have the following shortcuts: Select left by word: Ctrl+Shift+Left. Select left by sentence: Fn+Shift+Left. I would like to switch the shortcuts to:...
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Keyboard layout error in Ubuntu 18.04

I was installing Chinese pinyin input method on Ibus. But I found that the keyboard layout setting can not be used. In addition, when I click that keyboard layout button, I got the following error ...
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Keyboard not working after wake up form suspend on HP Probook 6550b

So I have had this problem for a while that when I put my laptop to sleep, the keyboard then doesn't work. My external USB mouse works and my touchpad is disabled (so not an option). Please guide me ...
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Pair Microsoft Modern Keyboard to Ubuntu

I was wondering how I could pair the Microsoft Modern keyboard via bluetooth to Ubuntu 20.04. I have been following the guide mentioned here with no luck. Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Ubuntu The ...
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Xubuntu20.04 LTS desktop keyboard and mouse stop working randomly AFTER suspend

On my desktop computer (recently changed to Xubuntu and kept up-to-date), the keyboard and mouse stop working apparently only after resuming from suspend and a delay of several minutes. The mouse ...
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External keyboard space key acting weird suddenly

The space bar on my external keyboard suddenly started acting weird. Whenever I press it, I get the following arrow symbol:
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SVF1421DCXW keyboard not working after sleep on ubuntu 18.04 LTS [closed]

I'm currently having issues with my keyboard on my Sony Vaio laptop. I've tried working through the terminal by trying to update my keyboard drivers and then restarting my laptop once its been updated,...
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How to Launch Playground in Ubuntu 18.04 to make a midi connection with a Yamaha psr E433 piano keyboard?

Piano Yamaha psr E 433 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Need to make a midi connection How do you Launch playground .
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KeyRelease won't happen until next KeyPress

Running Ubuntu desktop 18.04.4 When I reboot, everything is fine. But after some time (and maybe some combination of keys that I haven't figured out yet) my keyboard seems to get stuck in a state ...
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Keyboard and touchpad problems on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently made my laptop (ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GEX_UX580GE) a Win10 - Ubuntu 20.04 dual boot. After successfully installing Ubuntu 20.04, I noticed that both my keyboard and touchpad are not working ...
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Keyword error in ubuntu 18.04 (letter A-S-D-F-Z is not working anymore)

Keyword error in ubuntu 18.04 (letter A-S-D-F-Z is not working anymore) after using ubuntu 18.04 already try to reinstall xserver-xorg-input-all but error still persists even after reboot ady@eka-ady-...
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Laptop works weirdly [duplicate]

My laptop keyboard keeps acting weird. Sometimes the cursor jumps around while typing, ending up typing somewhere in the previous text. How can I uninstall the keyboard and reinstall? I am running ...
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Why are names for Super, Meta and Hyper keys still in use? [closed]

As far as I know these keys were present on some keyboard that is extinct nowadays. I have to confess to have never seen any other keyboards in real life (save computer museums here) but standard 104/...
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Avell keyboard layout [closed]

i have accquired a avell notebook, with this keyboard layout: I already try every configuration possible but i cant make pipe and question mark work. anyone have an idea how can i configure this to ...
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Keyboard media keys no longer work after upgrade to 20.04

Media control keys (play/pause, next, previous) no longer seem to work after I updated from 19.10 to 20.04. Tested with both spotify and gsconnect controlling music playing on my phone. None seem to ...
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Black screen after login ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 I pressed ctrl-alt-f10 twice yesterday and the screen went black. I didn't know what to do so I just restarted the computer. Now every time I login the screen just goes black. I looked ...
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Shortkey Copy past, problem in Ubuntu

I Have installed the parcellite app, and it worked fine, but after some kernel problem which i asked here , i get new problem in copy and past by keyboard short key. When i want to past the copied ...
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Keyboard freezes frequently

I am running 18.04 in Lenovo Ideapad 320. The forbidden symbol keeps popping in my monitor and when it does, the keyboard freezes. Some times I am able to get it back to normal by pressing the windows ...
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How do I get the Lenovo “Fn Lock” light to work under Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo E595 running Ubuntu 20.04. The "Fn Lock" feature on the keyboard works in terms of how it modifies presses of the F1-F12 keys, but the little light on the Esc key doesn't show the ...
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Lubuntu 20.04- disabling virtual keyboard at login screen

Does someone know how do I disable that? I haven't found any appropriate settings. I tried some solutions I found here for older versions of Lubuntu, but nothing worked. Thx for help
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Fn + Arrow key map issue in Ubuntu

I just bought a Dell Inspiron and one of the best things about Dell is that they map Fn + Left to Home and Fn + Right to End. But in this new laptop, that mapping works properly on Windows but behaves ...
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My F12 key isn't working, which is preventing me from being able to switch back to Windows

After using a mechanical keyboard I can't seem to get my F10, F11, F12 keys to work. When I run sudo evtest and press F12 and Fn + F12 noting happens. How can I get these keys working again? Is there ...
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Laptop keyboard randomly stops working

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo IdeaPad. Installation went smoothly, but after several days of use, I noticed that there are times when the laptop's keyboard stops working entirely. The only ...
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Lenovo ThinkStation no display & no keyboard/mouse after Ubuntu install

I got a Lenovo ThinkStation S30 running Windows 10 and I decided to install Ubuntu 20.04 on it. After the installation finished, it asked me to unplug my USB device and when it restarted I had no ...
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How to change keyboard keys configuration on Ubuntu 20.04

I had Ubuntu Mate 18.04, and I could change keys like... "Ctrol is mapped to Win and usual Ctrl keys", or "Alt is mapped to Right Win...", that options for me were very useful, that let me adapt ...
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Keyboard, wifi and bluetooth not working

I ran into this rather interesting problem this morning: when booting up my laptop (HP Zbook 15 G3), my (built-in) keyboard, wifi and bluetooth all stopped working. I use ubuntu 18.04. In settings, ...
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GNU/Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS freezes when using function keys

I've recently began using ubuntu again in a long time (I used 16.04 LTS 3 years ago) , I've installed ubuntu on my Dell Inspirion 17 5748 , and everything worked great,except for some random screen ...
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Problem with changing language with keyboard

I have enabled changing language in ubuntu 18.04 by keyboard(shift + alt)in gnome-tweaks. But now when I switch to language#2 by keyboard I can not switch again to language#1 by the keyboard. Can ...
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changing shortcut keys

Since two days, I am the proud owner of a Lubuntu operating system. When I press the space key on my desktop, I want it to pause the audio that I am playing. Instead, it lowers the page that I am ...
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Added keyboard layouts don't show on login screen - Ubuntu Studio 20.04 x64

I use Ubuntu with an Australian keyboard layout and I want to add a new user from the lockscreen who needs to use a French layout (AZERTY). I added the French keyboard from my session and, within my ...
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Share or collect xubuntu keyboard shortcuts

Since I moved from Windows to Xubuntu as my work and personal OS, I tweaked a lot of keyboard shortcuts and now I'm feeling very comfortable with it. I have two different users on this computer and I ...

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