General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.

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Map a Character key to some modifier key [say Control-key]?

I am so used to emacs keybinding that I use emacs style keybindings on my entire system (with gtk settings). I've mapped Caps-Lock key to an extra Control key. But that doesn't help me from having ...
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Multiple keyboards same letter fires one keypress

i am using the latest Linux Mint distro with two external keyboards connected to a laptop. Both are identical. Logitech K120 If I press letter a on both keyboards at the same time it seems that it ...
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My tarmak setup through xkb didn't work properly

I was using the dreymar big bag of keyboard tricks http://forum.colemak.com/viewtopic.php?id=1438 to setup my keyboard to learn colemak using tarmak. Now after installing that, I ran : setxkbmap us -...
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How to use Ctrl+mouse click in tmux?

Due to the change in Tmux2.1, I need to remap my mouse's middle click to tmux's paste: bind -T root MouseDown2Pane run -b "tmux paste-buffer" However, I also would like to enable using Ctrl (or Alt,...
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Map non-standard hid reports to scancodes for Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard

So, I've recently purchased the named keyboard and have been doing some reverse engineering as to how the Logitech Gaming Software does things with it. In this process I've discovered that a few magic ...
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Set up bluetooth keyboard to enter disk encryption password

How can I set up a bluetooth keyboard, so that I can use it to enter the disk encryption key, so that my encrypted linux system boots.
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Shift Key won't work with F1,F2 etc. keys in gnome2. What could be the reason?

I have a vnc session with gnome2 desktop. The following are couple of examples where multiple key press working as expected and the last two examples have unexpected results (with F1 & F2). ...
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Disable the number pad on my laptop [duplicate]

I want to disable the number pad on my computer altogether. Pressing the number pad keys should do nothing, neither insert digits/symbols nor move the cursor. (Why? Because my dog keeps pressing them, ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to switch on certain language on Fedora

I am using Fedora OS. I need to set up the custom keyboard shortcut to switch keyboard to certain language. I. e. right Shift to English and left Shift to Russian. Fedora keyboard settings allows only ...
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particular Laptop key has no keycode (found with xev from Xorg) [duplicate]

that following key should be XF86AudioLowerVolume, but it has not even a defined keycode, i could assign the function of XF86AudioLowerVolume. I've used xev to find that out. I'm using debian Jessie ...
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Adjusting keyboard delay in a TTY?

When using a TTY login shell by entering e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1 on Debian Jessie. There is inhuman fast delay, specifically I think these values are correct (250ms) root@VB-NB-Debian:~# kbdrate Typematic ...
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How do I emulate sending keystrokes through a terminal program?

I need to send keystrokes virtually to a terminal program (like vi or emacs). I want to do something like this: echo -e 'iHello, world!\e' | vi and then have a vi session open with this buffer: ...
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Latin characters on Mint - Alt key like Windows

How can I use Latin characters on Linux Mint? I've tried the alt key like on Windows but it doesn't work. I've searched and they say that alt doesn't work on Linux like on Windows. I've tried other ...
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How can I properly map a subset of keys in the linux console?

I have scoured the internet and read a number of articles discussing this topic, but I am not able to map my Shift+Ctrl+Down/Up Arrow to a Scroll action in the console so that I can use the scroll-...
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Remember Numlock state after login in GNOME

I am running Debian GNOME 8.0. I would like to have Numlock ON as default. So I followed the instructions on this page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Activating_Numlock_on_Bootup#GDM ...
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Editing missing characters in some charmap/keyboard

I use the abnt2 layout on my american keyboard, but the backslash key \ is missing. How can I remap some glyph to an unused key or combination (eg. CtrlAltE or AltGrE)? I knows only that /usr/share/...
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Changing specific keys on Apple keyboard under Fedora 22

I'm trying to change some specific keys on my USB Apple keyboard running Fedora 22. Just spent three days searching for an answer and trying different solutions, I ended up using xmodmap and still ...
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Working around a buggy keyboard / hacking an input stream?

When I type the key sequence oun quickly, the key sequence oun<F12> is emitted by my keyboard. (Update: actually, you must press-and-hold each key in the sequence in order to trigger the ...
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System creates extra shift/alt/control keypresses

OK, so this is strange. I recently bought a HP Pavilion ab153nr laptop and installed UbuntuMate 15.10 on it. While setting everything up, I noticed that the screensaver would occasionally stop ...
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How to get a HE/EN keyboard layout which is just like in Windows?

I want my keyboard in Linux to behave like it does on Windows - with respect to English and Hebrew. This is actually a tricky request, since just having en,il as the pair of layouts does not suffice. ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop responding via KVM switch in Linux Mint

I've had an odd bug crop up. I have two machines, both are configured to dual boot. I have a KVM switch between the two machines. The first is Windows/Debian and the second is Windows/Debian/Mint. ...
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To which files does the key stroke and mouse click data go first and what form they have?

I want to know which files belong to keystrokes and mouse clicks, and what kind of data is sent to them. My main purpose of asking this question is key logging. I want to write a key logger script ...
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How to steal keystrokes instead of just monitoring them?

I am writing a program that allows controlling the mouse through keyboard. The user is supposed to assign a hotkey to start the program, which runs in the background without GUI or CLI. The keyboard ...
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How do I terminate Aptitude safely

I have a TMux session with Aptitude open. The Aptitude process has been "killed" several times with STOP/CONT. Now it doesn't react to the Q key. Instead a 'q' is printed on the top-left corner of the ...
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How to setup zkbd (zsh keyboard bindings) in a server?

I have zsh shell in a Linux server, and connect to the server from screen sessions in different computers. I'm trying to get control keys, such as home and end, to function correctly. Because zsh ...
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Disable embedded keyboard when in a tty

I've been lately working on a netbook. I like to connected an external keyboard and mouse to it whenever I can, and I put the keyboard over the embedded keyboard. When on X, I used xinput to disable ...
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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Keyboard glitch Ubuntu 15.04

Have been cleaning my laptop keyboard and now on a single button press multiple symbols are inputed. For example r => 65RGFVT + turns on CapsLock o => 9ol.p ... Has anyone else experienced ...
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Gnome - input source not working

I have Elementary OS and there is problem if custom keyboard layout should be added, because currently the switchboard-plug-keyboard uses hardcoded layouts from data/layouts.txt and does not scan /usr/...
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Boot process stops until PS/2 key presses?

I'm working on an embedded product based on Gentoo linux 3.6.6 running on a Mini-ITX motherboard. We're looking at switching motherboards (from a Jetway NF9D-2550 to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to ...
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How to force the X server to produce a specific keysym and state?

I have a Macbook which I want to map the right "command" key (also known as Super_R, RWIN) to AltGr. The reasons I want this is due to how a normal Norwegian keyboard has its square bracket keys and ...
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keyboard locked after resume until I type in a terminal

Issue: After my laptop comes back from suspend and I log in via lightdm, I have to use the mouse to open a terminal then type on the command line before my keyboard is responsive. I usually close the ...
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Unable to add a keyboard layout on Cinnamon

I'd like to try the Polish Colemak layout. It's built into xkb: /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules $ grep -ri 'Polish (Colemak)' * base.extras.xml: <description>Polish (Colemak)</...
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Capture user input in SSH

Say you are at work, you ssh to your home PC and opened a python game.py. No VNC. Is it possible to press down and up, space, etc. inside the window of the game? No need to see the actual game ...
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Is there a way to log key presses under linux?

I am a heavy Vim user and I also use a ton of tmux and a load of bash in my everyday computer activities. In order to optimize my work flow, even more, I would like a way to get a log of all key ...
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Valid keycode but no scancode [duplicate]

Please reopen the question, it's substantially different. I asked about keys which don't work in this question. In tty I ran showkey --scancodes I found out that the keys don't even send a ...
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On boot `^[[6~` is printed

When I boot Ubuntu, Arch Linux or so, the string ^[[6~ is printed very often. I suspect that a key is stuck, but I don’t know which.
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Connect Logitech MX900 keyboard

My Logitech hardware Bluetooth hub suddenly stopped working, so I am trying to connect the Logitech MX900 Mouse and Keyboard units directly to my Samsung 900X laptop runnning Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. ...
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Which are the files and applications that manage keyboard and dead keys configuration in KDE?

I´m using kubuntu 15.04 and started to have a problem with dead keys. Some applications (like Kate, Libreoffice Writer) work as expected with the keyboard but others (like Firefox, Emacs) don´t. The ...
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How to handle a key which is not detected by ACPI [duplicate]

I have the Asus R556LB laptop. Some functional keys (e.g. the ones for brightness regulation) did not work out of the box, so I visited this page. Unfortunately, the keys I wanted to work are not ...
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Can't enter capital letters using shift key

In some applications entering capital letters works like hitting ESC key. Reproducing: Open LibreOffice document Select "Save as" (Unity dialog) Hit "Create folder" Enter a capital letter using ...
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Help with udev rules my Keyboard thinks it's a Joystick

I'm running Archlinux and I have a weird problem my "Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600" gets picked up as a Joystick and a Keyboard for some reason. Note: Output trimmed ─$ xinput list Virtual core ...
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Disable laptop keyboard to only use USB keyboard

I need to disable my laptop's keyboard so that keyboard can only be used via USB. I am not using X, I am on the Linux console. The solution should be able to start as early in the boot process as ...
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Use hardware keyboard with rdp

I'm running xrdp on my RPi, and it works how it's supposed to, but since the keyboard on iOS behaves weird in Microsoft's rdp app, I would like to be able to use my iPhone/iPad as screen (+ mouse) and ...
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Caps Lock LED not working

I recently installed kernel 3.14.27-100 on my Fedora 19 system and now I no longer get a Caps Lock LED when using virtual terminals. (It still works on X system ). Also, it works fine running kernel 3....
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gnome 3.x - how to make static workspaces and use numpad for navigating them

I have decided to try out gnome 3.x for a while, as I have been using unity for the most part. But I have become accustomed to the 2d grid workspaces in unity, and I can only think of one way I can ...
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how to go mouseless [closed]

I would like to improve my efficiency. I recall seeing some tool to use gui applications on linux with the keyboard, but I do not recall much else about it! Please advise how I can go mouseless(for ...
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Can't find eth0 in my ifconfig output

I have a old desktop with ASUS P5KPL AM/PS board with intel core2Duo processor. I have installed kali linux on it when I run ifconfig in root shell all I can see l0which is my loopback address and ...
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How and when is keyboard data encoded from keyboard to application? [duplicate]

I hope this is not the wrong place to ask this, if it is, please point me in the right direction. As the title says, how and when is keyboard data encoded? I just wanna know in basic terms the ...
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Why are the up and down arrows keys not always working on multiple platforms?

Very recently, maybe within the last two weeks this issue has started cropping up: once maybe every two days or so, the up and down arrow keys simply stop working for a while - I can move the cursor ...