I have somehow managed to get my keyboard only to work and be able to select with the mouse cursor, only when the Shift and Control keys are held. How can I undo this? I have tried System -> Preferences -> Keyboard but nothing appears there to resolve this.
I can only enter text or select anything (even opening a new tab in web browser), only if the shift and control keys are held. once the selection is "active" then I can type normally, until the next time I need to type, etc.. Below as recommended:
KeyRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x5a00001, root 0x1ad, subw 0x0, time 2238759, (-435,502), root:(312,552), state 0x11, keycode 38 (keysym 0x41, A), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (41) "A" XFilterEvent returns: False
Pressing (and holding) the Alt or Windows key has a similar action as to holding the Shift and Control keys (Shift and Control are held simultaneously).
shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69) mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x6c), Meta_L (0xcd) mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d) mod3 mod4 Super_L (0x85), Super_R (0x86), Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf) mod5 ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), Mode_switch (0xcb)