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

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tmux doesn't passes correctly ctrl-shift-arrow sequences

Tmux doesn't passes correctly the ctrl-shift-arrow sequences. It doesn't work on emacs, and when I use sed -n l, I see it displays the escape sequence of the arrow key alone instead of the full ...
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Is there something that will generate keyboard's click sounds?

I miss using a clicky keyboard at work. It's a fairly quiet office, so I'm stuck using a nearly silent keyboard. The upshot is that I can wear headphones. Is there something in Linux or X that can ...
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linux keyboard: how remap euro key from sequence ALT 0128 to PgUp?

I have laptop Acer Aspire E1-772G and it have Euro key near cursor keys. I do not use Euro and moreover it is implemented so pressing it generate sequence ALT 0 1 2 8 # showkey -k kb mode was ...
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Keyboard layout settings conflicting

I just changed my keyboard to an Ergodox with a US layout (previously it was Portuguese) I use Arch Linux with Gnome 3, so I went to the settings manager, and added US as the default keyboard layout. ...
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Can I xmodmap only a specific keyboard?

I'd like to swap some keys but only in external keyboard. Is this possible with xmodmap? I've found this question: Can I Xmodmap only a specific device? but it refers only to mouse. I found here ...
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Different languages/keyboard layouts for different users - Debian

I am running Debian 8 Jessie. Would it be possible to set user-specific languages and keyboard layouts for users in Debian?
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Why does Ctrl+Arrow make my terminal switch to a strange mode?

When i type Ctrl+Left or Ctrl+Right within Guake or gnome-terminal the last one's behaviour turns to a some kind of non-usual mode: - key acts like arrow up and + like arrow down, v runs Nano, etc. ...
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using xinput to get device state

I have a simple script to turn my keyboard of written using xinput. How can I get the current state of the device (enabled or disabled) so that when I run the script I can dont have to specify on/off, ...
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Change keyboard layout when using a keyboard or other

Well, i was deep reading into setxkvmap options and changing layouts posts, but i don't find what i need. The problems is the following: I have a laptop running Fedora 23 Cinnamon Spin, the laptop ...
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Keyboard doesn't work GRUB after boot on Windows

I have a Razer keyboard and a dual boot (Arch Linux + Windows 7). The keyboard works fine if I just use Arch Linux. Whenever I boot on Windows my next time on GRUB the keyboard won't work anymore. ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu changes Keyboard layout randomly on boot

English is not my native language so please be patient. Happy new year to all. This is not a vital question, but has become so anoyning that need to be solved ASAP. At work I Use a Notebook Lenovo ...
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Getting stuck in overwrite mode in Tmux

I'm connecting to a remote server from Windows using a variety of ssh clients: Putty, MobaXTerm, FireSSH. I'm doing something, I don't know what, that puts me permanently in overwrite (insert) mode in ...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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How can I find the module responsible for interaction with keyboard [duplicate]

I have a laptop and want to be able to turn off keyboard for a while. I use this code: modprobe -r usbhid sleep 10 modprobe usbhid But as my keyboard is not usb, and it only blocks mouse. How can I ...
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Linux alternative to alt+numpad codes

I sometimes need to type "alt codes" to get symbols and on linux, it can be inefficient to use shift+ctrl+u then type the code, for example shift+ctrl+u+00a7 for § when on Windows it's alt+21. So ...
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Define a compose key via X config files?

How do I define a compose key for X, preferably via some persistent configuration file? I tried: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d cat 90compose.conf Section "InputDevice" ...
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How to enable Acer Aspire One 725 0802 touchpad & F Keys?

I recently tried to install the Elementary Luna OS using Unetbootin. Instead of installing to a USB or CD to boot from, I installed the OS to the hard drive. It seemed to install fine, the BIOS ...
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How to get Unicode values of dead keys from mediumraw console keyboard

In an application that runs in a frame buffer, I read keys from /dev/tty after having set it to mediumraw mode using int fd = open("/dev/tty", O_RDWR); ... ioctl(fd, KDSKBMODE, K_MEDIUMRAW); In ...
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My keyboard generates spurious events

I have an annoying problem using the terminal and I cannot look for a solution on google because I don't know how to phrase it. That is why I am asking here.. So basically: when I have load of text ...
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“usb 3-2: can't set config #1, error -110” - USB keyboard works in Windows 8 laptop but on PC only until Linux boots

I tried 2 new USB keyboards that work until Linux starts booting. When booting I saw: [ 8.365211] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1a2c, idProduct=0b23 [ 8.404863] usb 3-2: New USB ...
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input method to type math symbols?

Is there some input method to easily type math symbols UTF8 characters (like U+2200 FOR ALL ∀, U+2203 THERE EXISTS ∃, U+2208 ELEMENT OF ∈, U+2190 LEFTWARDS ARROW ←, etc...)? I would like to type ...
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msi GT70 2PE laptop with debian---problems getting steelseries keyboard backlight to work

I have just installed debian testing on my msi GT70 2PE laptop, with a steelseries keyboard with backlighting possibility. I have been following instructions on the following pages to get the ...
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Paste clipboard as text into keyboard buffer

Once in a while I come across annoying web sites, which think they know security and won't allow me to paste password from password manager. I want a tool which allows me to take clipboard text and ...
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How can I remap mouse buttons to modifier keys?

I have a fairly standard Logitech M510 wireless mouse with the three regular buttons, forward and back buttons, and scrolling and sidescrolling. The forward and back buttons are worse than useless ...
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Keyboard misconfigured after resume from suspend-to-ram

I suspend to ram. Sometimes when I resume, some of the keys do not work. Some keys are reacting, but ALT-TAB for one is not. What can I do to ask the autodetection to retry configuring keyboard?
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Ubuntu Mint 17.2 ,USB Mouse and Keyboard sometimes only works in Safe Mode

Occasionally , when I restart the computer. The usb mouse and keyboard do not work by the time its ready to log in. They always work in safe mode, and the keyboard and mouse always works on the duel ...
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On-screen keyboard does not appear on screen upon focus of input in browser

I am using Fedora 21. I have activated on-screen keyboard using the universal access. I cannot get the on screen keyboard to appear when working on browser, office calc and directory. The only time it ...
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Can I configure a touchpad to act as modifier keys in some circumstances?

I have Debian and use Emacs a lot. I have an idea which could help me in using modifier keys. Currently I just switch the touchpad off when using Emacs, with this command: synclient TouchpadOff=1 ...
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Keyboard backlight is very dim

I have a Samsung Series 9 running Fedora. It has a backlit keyboard but even at the maximum setting, keys are not readable. The functions keys controlling the level are working, the OSD indicator ...
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Asus G53S keyboard backlight

I have troubles enabling keyboard backlight in Asus G53SW-XR1 (2.6.39-2 kernel) with modules: $ lsmod | grep asus asus_nb_wmi 12393 0 asus_wmi 18488 1 asus_nb_wmi ...
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uemacs 4.0.15 strange key bindings

Playing around with uemacs I noticed that some of the default alternative key bindings are set to the Fn key in combination with a different key (for example, an alternative for 'help' is set to FNh, ...
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Translate ascii codes to AT set 2 keyboard scancodes

I want to send a couple of characters with the virtualbox controlvm keyboardputscancode subcommand. The scancodes expected by virtualbox are the IBM PC AT set 2 keyboard scancodes, which in my case do ...
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How do I emulate a virtual keyboard with an arbitrary character set?

I am writing a couple applications that change how your keyboard works. (One that allows key-chording, and another that allows you to say syllables out loud to type individual characters.) The ...
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Giving more priority to a USB device

I have a keyboard with USB cable connected to computer through a USB 2.0 socket. But when I type fast, Ubuntu ignores some key messages (e.g. I may type CORRECT but what is typed may be CORET) . After ...
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Where do I edit the keyboard “system settings” these days?

The last time I manually edited keyboard settings was sometime last decade. There days it looks like things have have changed. Now, when I use the Keyboard layouts dialog in XFCE or LXDE, I can either ...
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Keybord-key and the resulting character. Who is responsible (in the OS) [duplicate]

Pressing a key on the keybord results in different types of characters in different OS's. e.g. pressing the up arrow in windows will result in a nother sequence of characters then pressing the same ...
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Remapping Apple Keyboard with Linux Mint

I like to use an apple wireless keyboard with my laptop that runs Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 2.6.13 64-bit with the 3.16.0-38-generic kernel. However, I would like to remap the fn, alt, command, control ...
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Gnome/gdm can't press some key

I installed Gnome on Gentoo.Unfortunately,I found that pressing "s" won't work,just making current window lose focus.I tried xev,and found the following output: //When I preSS a: KeyPress event, ...
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How do I enable the on-screen keyboard in the Linux Mint lock screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. I'm locked out of my own computer after changing my password to one using a 3rd tier character. I had set up my keyboard settings so the windows key enabled 3rd tier ...
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Connecting usb keyboard, bluez-simple-agent missing

I'm attempting to connect my Logitech k810 usb keyboard to my Debian Jessie machine. Connecting using this guide has worked well in the past. The problem is that a step in the guide requires the ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?

I want to somehow generate a comprehensive "menu" of all possible ways to set up the GNU-screen "command characters" for a standard, off-the-shelf "US keyboard" and a specific terminal emulator, say ...
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Key is not being released on very short keypresses

On my keyboard, when I press a key very lightly and release it quickly (talking about probably 0.1s of button press here), the key does not issue a release event correctly and instead typed repeatedly ...
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How to disable onboard (on-screen keyboard) that automatically starts when I log onto my system?

whenever I login to my system (Ubuntu 13.10) onboard (on-screen keyboard) automatically runs. I don't want it to run any more. Why does it run automatically & how to disable it? Long back as far ...
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How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?

I'm having a hard time finding a "command character" for GNU-screen that does not collide with some key combination that I already use. Through Emacs (and org-mode, and my regular shell, etc.), ...
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Disable Internal Keyboard of Laptop in *nix - Kali Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using a Debian variant - Kali Sana (Kali 2.0). Although my keyboard works almost fine - it randomly has started auto-typing '.' and this interrupts all my passwords + scripting. I must be ...
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How to permanently swap esc and caps lock in xfce / xubuntu?

I followed some post a while ago, and it said to make an ~/.xmodmap file like so: ! Swap caps lock and escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = ...
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How to remap the Context Menu key to the Super key

This keyboard has only one super key, so I want to remap the menu key to make up for that.
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key bindings table?

Do we have a key bindings table that translates all the various ways of referring to a key press? I'm using zsh, but I presume that if there was such a table it would work for any shell. The reason I ...