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I've been using the Microsoft Sculpt keyboard for about a week with almost no issue. The one problem I'm seeing is that the Ctrl+F keyboard combo doesn't seem to work anywhere in my OS, other shortcuts like Ctrl+C work everywhere, it's just this one key combo that doesn't appear to be working.

I ran xev to see what they keyboard was sending and when pressing just Ctrl I see:

KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x2cf, subw 0x0, time 1925315667, (906,904), root:(2921,1063),
    state 0x10, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

When I press just the F key I see:

KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x2cf, subw 0x0, time 1925295460, (906,904), root:(2921,1063),
    state 0x10, keycode 41 (keysym 0x66, f), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (66) "f"
    XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (66) "f"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

When both are pressed I see:

 FocusIn event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyAncestor

KeymapNotify event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
    keys:  0   0   0   0   32  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
           0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  

This doesn't seem to be the right output. Is there a simple way to fix this, or an easy way to map Ctrl+F to a function key that I'm not using?

  • The most likely explanation is that some application has grabbed the key: check that. Does Ctrl+F work in a text console? on another account? with a different keyboard? – Gilles Jul 12 '16 at 23:17
  • It doesn't seem to work anywhere in the OS, in Chrome, Atom, or gedit. I was using a different Logitech keyboard previously and had no issue at all. – DKatri Jul 13 '16 at 8:14

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