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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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ALT and CTRL behave like SHIFT

I installed Ubuntu a few days ago and I noticed that both of my CTRL and both of my ALT keys behave exactly the same as the Shift key. I have tried changing input method, but it didn't help. What ...
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Lenovo Wireless Keyboard connectivity issue with 16.04.1 - replug dongle every 5 min

I have a Lenovo Professional Wireless keyboard which I want to use with my Lenovo Laptop running Ubuntu 16.04.1. I have Ubuntu and Win10 on the same machine, on Win10 the keyboard works flawlessly and ...
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certain keyboard keys become unresponsive. How to fix without reboot?

Sometimes, some of my keyboard keys become unresponsive. (s, c, p, q, arrows, CTRL+shortcuts... might be related to a CTRL or ALT key registering as constantly pressed?) I would normally suspect a ...
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The keyboard backlight does not work [duplicate]

on the window to turn the keyboard back to the light button assigned to the scroll lock but on Ubuntu that does not work, there are some strange keyboards i have off amazon for cheap i think the name ...
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Keyboard becomes unresponsive on 18.10

I faced this issue in both Google Chrome and Firefox on 18.10. When I was trying on forums like this, suddenly keystrokes make no difference. Nothing gets typed. Even refreshing the page is not ...
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Skip from alt-tab list

I have created my own GUI program (that only takes up a small fraction of the screen space) whose use is such that it should "always be on top" (if I have a terminal, Firefox, GIMP and my program open,...
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ctrl alt shift not working on external keyboard [on hold]

i'm new at linux, using latest mint cinammon 64bit dual boot with windows. So, whenever i use my laptop regularly everything works fine, but when i try to use my external keyboard(when i use a bigger ...
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Lenovo X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Issues After Suspend

After a suspend event my TrackPad/Mousepad, trackpoint and the keyboard stop working. Otherwise Ubuntu runs great. I am running Ubuntu 18.10, but the problem persists from 18.04. In fact I was ...
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copy paste shortcuts not working for ubuntu 18.04.1

I tried rebooting ubuntu couple of times but the shortcuts like Ctrl+v and Ctrl+c is not working in any workspace or browser to do basic copy paste action. Not even Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v is ...
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Apple Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Keyboard don't work

I am trying to connect my Apple Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless keyboard to my Dell E6400 notebook running Ubuntu 18.04. (so far Ubuntu has performed VERY well on the notebook!) When I go into "...
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Keyboard and Mouse failing to respond

Edit: Problem randomly gone??? I have a workstation acting as a server running Ubuntu 18.04 for games and media and internal web pages at the moment, and everything was working fine until out of the ...
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Why isn't my 'Shift' key working in shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and keyboard shortcuts containing the Shift key aren't working, "not working" meaning Shift is ignored. They are not working in applications with shortcuts containing Shift either ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Keyboard Doesn't Work - Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire

I'm trying to use Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. However, when I boot the installer, my keyboard does not work. My keyboard is a Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire. Either the default red lights will turn on, ...
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Bluetooth keyboard fails to connect xubuntu 18.04

Attempts to connect an apple wireless keyboard to ubuntu, via a usb bluetooth adapter fail. I've tried several different keyboards with same result. Using bluetoothctl and all seems to go well until: ...
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CTRL + ALT +T not working to open Terminal

I downloaded Ubuntu 18.04 a few days ago. I'm trying to carry out an exercise which requires me opening the Terminal. I was instructed to use CTRL + ALT + T. This is not worked at all. Every I use ...
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Why do disabled input devices still work?

In Ubuntu 16.04 I can disable my keyboard using xinput and still type: $ xinput disable 12 $ xinput list-props 12 Device 'Corsair Corsair K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard': Device Enabled (133): 0 ...
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German umlaut with Windows key + a/o/u/s

I'm using a US keyboard layout, but occasionally need to type German umlauts. So far I used .Xmodmap with definitions like this keycode 133 = Mode_switch NoSymbol Mode_switch keycode 38 = a A ...
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Where can you find possible key combinations and their outputs?

So... I recently bought a keyboard with a US layout as they didn't have it for my native language. It is however missing the key on the keyboard where i normally do '\'. I am using I3 as my WM and ...
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Custom Alt key + TAB application switcher require enter push in Ubuntu16.04

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and I assigned Alt_R key to the one right key of space key using ~/.Xmodmap because my keyboard has no right alt key. But application switcher does strange work. When I use Alt_L ...
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Cannot use ctrl+shift+U with RStudio

After pressing Ctrl+Shift+U in any text field inside the application the underlined u shows up but anything I type afterwards is taken as plain text. I verified RStudio had already assigned that ...
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Switch layouts with one key on 18.04 (bug?) [duplicate]

I want to switch layouts with Print Screen, which conveniently sits under the right thumb on my ThinkPad keyboard. I configure it so in the Keyboard settings and it works! HOWEVER every time I press ...
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What does [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [e] do, while typing text?

I already knew that Ctrl+Shift+u would allow to type a character by giving its Unicode hexadecimal representation: an underlined u appears, you type the code and hit Enter. For example, Ctrl+Shift+u;...
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Keyboard backlight wont work

on windows to turn on the keyboard back light the button was assigned to scroll lock but on Ubuntu that does not work, it's some weird keyboard i got off amazon for cheap, I think the name is Kuivn, ...
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File ~/.Xmodmap is not sourced on startup in 18.04

I have a custom key mapping in the file ~/.Xmodmap which can be activated by running xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap. However, I want this to happen automatically when I login. I have tried the following without ...
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Enabling/installing Japanese input

How do I get Japanese input on 18.04? I have gone and installed Japanese as a language and experimenting, I can change the language setting to Japanese and restart. This shows all my menus in Japanese....
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Scythe keyboard pedals

I have bought Scythe keyboard pedals: kernel: usb 1-4.1.2: new full-speed USB device number 16 using ehci-pci kernel: usb 1-4.1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0426, idProduct=3011 kernel: usb 1-4....
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Laptop Keyboard does not work after update from 16.04 to 18.04

I am working on a HP Pavilion g6 laptop 4 GB Ram dual core. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a disk and installed all the updates. It then prompted me to install 18.04. But after doing so, the ...
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Keyboard layout for shortcuts stays national for some app on unbuntu 18.04 gnome shell

The national keyboard layout of my computer is in French. I added in the settings language and region another layout (or "input source") which is English (US). When I switch to that US layout, the ...
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Visual indication for special keys [duplicate]

Is there some command, or app, to show a visual indication about the state of special keys (Caps Lock, Num Lock, etc)? It is intended to be used with some keyboards without the "standard" indicator ...
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Keyboard doesn't work on GNU GRUB - Ubuntu 18.04

Yep. I tried to install again Windows 10 because I want to do a Dual Boot and from Windows 10 is more easy to do it, but when I gone to GNU GRUB my keyboard doesn't work anymore, no one Key. I tried ...
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share keyboard and mouse in barrier between my windows machine and ubuntu 18.04.1LTS

Synergy is paid application or software to use between windows and ubuntu but for the barrier it is not so i tried to add barrier application on windows it was quiet easy to download from the url ...
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Ubuntu does not remember IME after unlocking

I have a Chinese (Intelligent Pinyin) IME, which I intend to use when I need to type Chinese. However, regardless of what my IME is when locking the computer, Ubuntu always switches to Chinese after ...
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I can't turn off asus keyborad backlight. No `/sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight` dir

blurhy@blurhy-FX503VD:/sys/class/leds$ ls asus-wireless::airplane input15::kana input4::capslock phy0-led input15::capslock input15::numlock input4::numlock input15::compose ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Wireless Keyboard is not Working except “Super, Shift, CTRL, ALT” Keys

Keys that allow - 1 Keys that allow - 2 I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my deskstop, and trying to attach my wireless keyboard. lsusb "Primax Electronics" is the keyboard. All keys are not working ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 All windows permanently losing input focus

My Ubuntu 18.04 laptop had been working perfectly until now. But now I can't remove focus from any window without permanently losing the focus. So (for example) if i open a termainal it gets the ...
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Xmodmap doesnt remember my settings

I need to map one of my key to other key and I do it with the following command: xmodmap -e "keycode 94 = a" but I need to do it everytime I restart my PC. Is there any other way? Why won't it ...
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Touchpad stops working, I fix it and then the keyboard and touchscreen stop working

I have this ubuntu 16.04 computer that boots from a usb drive as if it was the primary partition because the hard drive is broken. This has been my system for a while now, and it has worked fine. A ...
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Volume mute and unmute button getting pressed frequently

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo laptop. Since the laptop was almost 4 years old, one of my volume mute/unmute button got damaged and the relevant key press/release event got triggered ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity using the mini ISO. So I don't have GNOME installed with Unity. My problem is that keyboard shortcuts (e.g., launching Terminal or switching between keyboard ...
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How to view all Unicode characters assigned to keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

How can I see what characters are assigned to various key combinations on my keyboard? For example, I found out that if I press Right Alt-Shift--, I'm getting an "m-dash" character: "—". I would like ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 not recognizing Ctrl + Alt

My Ctrl+Alt key combination is not recognized by my OS. My Ctrl and Alt keys both work individually. I am simply not able to use any shortcuts with Ctrl and Alt together. I am fairly certain that ...
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Why I can't use (left)Alt+c to define a shortcut for an application?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I can't define an app shortcut using Left Alt+c, I don't why. I have set super key as compose key. On keyboard settings windows I have several shortcuts using Left ...
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Bluetooth uses a nearly 100% of the cpu when Bluetooth device(Keyboard) is not in use(idle)

After I use my Bluetooth keyboard and it goes idle it seems, that bluetoothd keeps searching for the device. The bluetoothd process uses nearly 100% of the CPU. When I turn my keyboard off it still ...
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Keyboard FN keys not working - Asus FX 503

As stated in the title I have an Asus Fx503vd laptop. It's relatively new hardware so I expected a few bumps in the road. I almost have the machine running at its optimum, the main thing still not ...
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Ctrl button flashes in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a question about the ctrl button in ubuntu 16.04. I don't remember what I did, but from some point, the ctrl button looks weird. If I hold and loose it, it would have some flash light, like I ...
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Logitech K760 Pair with one logitech usb dongle

My Operating System is is Ubuntu 18.04 and my machine does not have a built in Bluetooth device. I have a Logitech mouse and its usb-dongle, both work fine. I can see the mouse as a paired device at ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcut on Ubuntu 18.04

In Settings - Keyboard I have added custom shortcut by press on +. When I try to set shortcut I can't enter nothing. Why so?
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How to make Shift + Numkeys act as in MS Windows from GUI?

I'm using full keyboard with numpad (Generic 105-key intl.). I want to configure it in the following manner. If NumLock LED is on (NumPad) is enabled, I want to make Numkeys working with <Shift&...
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How to map caps + h,j,k,l to arrows with russian lang?

I have xmodmap config: keycode 66 = Mode_switch keysym h = h H Left keysym l = l L Right keysym k = k K Up keysym j = j J Down keysym u = u U Prior keysym i = i I Home keysym o = o O End keysym p = ...
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spurious keypresses emitted on resume

Recently, I upgraded my laptop from Xubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.1, and since then, I've noticed that when it resumes from suspend, some keyboard keys seem to get registered in some way -- it seems to be + ...