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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Single key on keyboard opening dropdown boxes while typing

I'm running 18.10 with a Microsoft Reclusa keyboard. in the last few days the "A" key will occasionally pull me out of online forms and open a nearby dropdown menu.
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How can I swap my backspace and backslash?

I want it like this: BackSpace -> backslash Shift + BackSpace -> bar backslash -> BackSpace I tried to use xbindkeys and xdotool, but I couldn't get it to work. This is what I had in my ....
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Fn Volume keys are stuck

My laptop is an Akstron 1417, and every time I press Fn+F5 (Volume up), it rapidly increases the volume and then it locks my keyboard. It won't type anymore. The same happens when decreasing the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Lockscreen not working properly

This question is different from Keyboard shortcut for Lockscreen not working. Ubuntu version: 18.10. In Settings > Devices > Keyboard, lock screen is set to SUPER+L (aka WINDOWS+L). As a user, when ...
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Convert Mac-like keystrokes into Linux keystrokes (remap)

I would like to configure my keyboard to work as close to a MacBook as possible. Here are some examples of what I would like to do: ---------------+------------------------------------------------ I ...
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18.04 keyboard freezing after resume from sleep

Title explains it all. My desktop goes into sleep and I tap the space bar to wake up. That seems to work and the escape key seems to work, but when I goto enter the password, none of the keys work. ...
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How can I run a Linux Distro on my MacBook Pro 13 Inch Mid 2017?

1) I tried making a persistent USB drive with Linux Mint and Ubuntu but when i boot into the usb, I cannot use my touchpad or my keyboard. I tried everything online and did everything i read from ...
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Ctrl Key doesn't work

I have an old keyboard. I like it because it is a mechanical one, just like the old ones. It is so old that it works with a port PS/2. Thus, some time ago, i decided to buy a conversor from this port ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 always start with Arabic keyboard layout

In my kubuntu 18.04 I have two keyboard layouts, English(US) and Arabic. When I tend to start my computer and after login, Arabic layout is enabled by default. I just want the English(US) to be ...
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Who stole control+Q in Ubuntu 18.04?

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, Ctrl+Q doesn't work, in all applications. It used to be the "Quit" command in most applications (Alt+F4 still works OK), even in other applications which use it ...
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Why are the characters that I typed missing or out of order?

Sometimes when I use LUbuntu 18.04 to type my questions here, the editor echos what I type very slowly. I always believe it is because of memory running out (e.g. too many opened webpages), but ...
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Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Keyboard and mouse freezing

Device Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Issue: Keyboard and mouse would freeze up (happened a lot during writing this question). Mouse would freeze up and not respond (touchpad), jump around the ...
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Return key stops functioning correctly when switching to a new language

I have set up a new language (Hebrew) in my Ubuntu 18.04. When I switch to it, I noticed that return key doesn't work correctly. For example, when i'm in any chat and typing in Hebrew and hit Enter, ...
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How to put special characters with lynx script?

I'm writing a script to send any code to a page by making the lynx to type it completely but I don't know how to make it print some special characters: '*' , key * doesn't work '\t', key <tab> ...
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What kind of code do keyboard “custom shortcuts” accept

The first thing I've been taught to do when I use Debian or Ubuntu is to create a shortcut (in my case Ctr-Alt-T) to open a terminal. To do this I create a new keyboard shortcut (in the X system's ...
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Switching from virtual terminal back to X disables keyboard

When switching from virtual terminal back to X the keyboard does not work any more. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 server 64bit and on boot only kodi-standalone with openbox is started. Graphical driver is ...
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partial remapping of keyboard: collapse modifiers except specific cases

I'm trying to use xkb to remap an Apple keyboard as follows: 1. control->control 2. command->control 3. command-c->still command-c 4. command-v->still command-c I've spent hours and ...
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How can I restore lost AltGr keyboard entry functions?

This question pertains to an installation of Xubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with current kernel 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64. I am running a Lenovo laptop W530 and the keyboard is a German one (QWERTZU). Initial ...
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create custom keybinding for arrow keys

I type a lot during my day and I often find that I have to move my hands in an awkward way to reach the arrow keys. Is it possible to bind for example Shift+Alt+[i, j, k, l] to up, left, down, right? ...
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MIDI controllers for the latest version of Ubuntu

So far from what I have seen this one seems like the best option, has anyone got any better suggestions? I have asked the seller if it's compatible with Ubuntu, they say I may get some functionality, ...
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GRUB doesn't boot the default entry (Ubuntu) automatically, keyboard sends ^[[[E

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 dual booted with Windows 10 on Lenovo E41-15 laptop. Some keys of my laptop weren't working since past two months. But overnight, some miracle happened and all of the keys are ...
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Mapping capslock to escape and both shifts to capslock

I'm using: setxkbmap -option caps:escape # "Make Caps Lock an additional Esc" setxkbmap -option shfit:both_capslock # "Both Shift together enable Caps Lock" But with second option I can'...
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Can't type VietNamese in Visual Studio Code

I have a problem with my editor Visual Studio Code. I can't type any VietNamese word on it although i have fcitx-unikey or ibus-unikey installed and activated. I can solve this problem in Sublime Text ...
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How to enable a key that disabled before in Ubuntu?

Mistakenly I had disabled some keys using the command xmodmap -e 'keycode =' now I want to enable it. How could do that? Thankyou
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USB devices recognized, but not working. Ubuntu 18.04

I have an Ubunutu 18.04 machine that (currently inexplicably - automatic update?) restarted over this past weekend. Upon reboot, they USB keyboard and mouse do not work. This is to say, no keystroke ...
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How do I type a 'µ' (micro) symbol?

On a German keyboard layout I just need to press Alt Gr+m to get a 'µ' (micro) symbol. How to do so on a English (US) keyboard?
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Keyboard between the alphabetic and the numeric one disappears with Block Num

I decided to update my version to 18.04 when I started to have problems of misconfiguration of the keyboard on the 16 version I had (characters like $ % & / ( ) = ? * and so on got completely ...
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Modifier Keys not working

Just tried to switch from Windows to Xubuntu (I'm very new to Linux), but I just noticed that all of my modifier keys (Alt, Super, Ctrl and Alt Gr) are not working properly and are mapped to Shift. I ...
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What can be used as the Super key on a Chromebook keyboard?

I am a novice and the Super key is my first keyboard mystery, so if there are any other keys that are ambiguous, help with them will also be appreciated.
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Keyboard back-light was working but then stopped working hp spectre x360

I have debian 9 installed on my hp spectre x360, and the keyboard backlight used to turn on and off when I hit the 'f5' key, but now the light is unresponsive and remains off no matter what I try. I'm ...
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Problem pairing Apple Wireless Keyboard A1016 (1st gen) with Ubuntu 18.04/18.10

I have a mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 18.10. I have successfully paired an Apple Wireless Keyboard A1255 (one of the previous generation before the Magic Keyboard). However, I have a ...
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Touchscreen not releasing 'mousedown' event - possible to resolve?

With a Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop and Ubuntu 18 LTS (with current update of the kernel), sometimes the keyboard becomes unresponsive. The mouse moves, the UI responds to hover actions, and moving the ...
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Ubuntu 18 unity - keyboard (not mouse) freeze, lightdm restart borks system

I'm having the following problem within Unity in Ubuntu 18 after a while the keyboard becomes non responsive (sometimes, prior to this it behaves like a mouse button is stuck down and mouse movement ...
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Media key confused with ASCII character

My new laptop has a set of media keys to control brightness, volume, play/pause, etc. I've got most of these working in Ubuntu 18.10 (+ i3wm), except for one. On F4 is a "presentation mode" key, ...
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Typing in Terminal Adds Caret & Bracket to Letter on Ubuntu Server v18.04

After Ubuntu server boots up to terminal, I type my user name only to get a circumflex accent (a.k.a. caret) ^ and a left square bracket [ added to each letter. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS ubuntuserver tty1 ...
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How do I revert to normal keyboard?

Im using Ubuntu 64-bit CLI and I must have pressed an odd combination of keys because now instead of normal letters etc I am getting symbols like this Anyone know how to revert back to normal ...
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Keyboard dead after lid-close .. lid-open [18.10, Detachable Laptop]

I'm using an Acer Switch 5 (a compact laptop with detachable keyboard) with Ubuntu 18.10 + latest updates. Generally the experience is great, but there is a frustrating niggle: When I close the ...
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Increase key press delays for the contrl keys

I'm using Unity desktop. The foremost reason I use that because it enables me switching windows by pressing Super+N where N belongs to {0, 1, 2, 3 ... 9} The way I have optimized is by assuming, at ...
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu but working fine in BIOS

I was using Ubuntu 16.04 and one day suddenly the keyboard stopped working. But the keyboard is working fine in BIOS. But it doesn't work once the system is booted into the OS. I tried installing all ...
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18.04 and hotkeys

I am running 18.04LTS on a HP ZBook, and I noticed that not all of my hotkeys are working. I used xev to try to figure out why they aren't doing their job, but xev didn' recognize even a send key code....
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Ubuntu 18.04.01 freezes when press num lock and caps lock

Ijust installed Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS in my pc, and every time i press num lock and caps lock, the system freezes a little, taking seconds to get back working. It turns to be very frustrating when i ...
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Where is ALT key for MacBook Pro?

I’m just switching to MacBook Pro. I am always using the SSH to remote Linux server terminal. However, I need to use Alt + T, Alt + Y, Alt + .. on the text menu driven terminal application but I ...
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Camera hotkey popup not displaying after update Ubuntu 18.04

On my Lenovo laptop I have a button to activate/deactivate my camera, just as I do for increasing/decreasing brightness, volume, muting mic, enabling/disabling touchpad, etc. The camera button still ...
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English US Intl keyboard not working

I installed US Intl keyboard, with dead keys. This is on Ubuntu 18.04, packages are up to date. However, whenever I type `a, I expect that this would be converted to á. However it doesn't do it. I ...
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Keybord doesn't work after resuming from sleep

I have Linux Mint Tara and Sony vaio. I've tried updating grub with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="atkbd.reset=1 i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset=1 i8042.nopnp=1 i8042.dumbkbd=1" and sudo update-grub as well as ...
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How Can I Add New Modifier Key (as Shift )

I want to change Caps-lock button to a custom modifier key for adding another functions to keys as Shift, Alt-gr. Solution in my mind I need a new modifier key and remap Caps-lock to that modifier ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open the first option in a search in mozilla firefox

In mozilla firefox, after i have entered a search string and searched for it, is there any keyboard shortcut which can let me directly open the first or second option (perhaps in a different tab)? I ...
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Keyboard randomly drops keys and leaves a key pressed

I am new to Linux desktops. I have installed two linux distros and I always have the same problem. My keyboard (SteelSeries Apex 350) get constant key drops. Is not a hardware problem as I have ...
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Keyboard Input Lag on new 18.10 Install

I recently purchased a new SSD after my old HDD died, and decided do go 100% Ubuntu on it. The install went smoothly and I love the system, save for the slight lag between typing on my keyboard and ...
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How do I capture PrtScr to define it as HotKey?

I want to define Shutter as my screenshot tool with PrtScr. When I follow these instructions, I need to select the hotkey. But when I press PrtScr to do that, PrtScr does its thing and takes a ...