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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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map caps lock key to work as shift key

My HP ZBook has a keyboard issue (colleague has the same model, same issue after ~2 years, seems really poor quality). It is that the left shift key is failing. So as a work around I would like to use ...
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keyboard key UP not responsive in Solaris

I would like reach in terminal previous executed commands. Therefore I use the key arrow up. However I have to hit the key several times in order to display previous commands. I already tried to ...
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Why does delete work but not arrow keys in terminal? [duplicate]

In a linux terminal I use "cat > file.txt" to make a file one line at a time. What I find is that per-line the delete key works but the arrow keys insert escape codes rather than moving left and ...
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Can no longer type underscore using Shift+<hyphen> once GTK_IM_MODULE is set to gtk-im-context-simple

For the past years I have used GTK_IM_MODULE=xim, mostly for the compose key functionality and ~/.XCompose. Unfortunately the latest stable Eclipse release does not work at all using xim: It will run ...
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Prevent keyboard layout reset when USB keyboard is plugged in

Whenever I plug in a USB keyboard, the layout of all keyboards is reset to some system default (a US layout which doesn't have modifiers and other keys the way I want them). I've observed this on many ...
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Multiple keyboards — ignore one

I want to have two keyboards connected to my computer, from two different USB ports, of course. One shall work normally, but the other one I don't want the system to collect input from. That one I ...
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Keyboard layout on LightDm

I'm trying to configure the keyboard layout to azerty (french keyboard) in lightdm. My tty and my desktop are already in azerty. I have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-keyboard.conf with : Section "...
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How to make xmodmap changes permanent? (reboot and resume)

Using xmodmap to remap meta key with the following command: xmodmap -e 'keycode 133 = F14' How can i make the change permanent, especially on system sleep/resume ?
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How to I simulate Apple propellor key for Google Docs in GNOME Web?

I have opened a Google Docs spreadsheet in GNOME Web. In Firefox I can copy-paste with Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V but this doesn't work in Web. If I try, I get this message: These actions are ...
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Backlight of external keyboard with linux mint

I just bought Redgear Grimm backlight external keyboard to work with linux mint 18.3. The backlight didn't work initially and after some poking around I found /sys/class/leds/ and I am able to turn ...
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Complex mouse inputs in XTerm

From the Xterm Control Sequences doc: Normal tracking mode sends an escape sequence on both button press and release.  Modifier key (shift, ctrl, meta) information is also sent.  It is enabled ...
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Ctrl+z, Ctrl+x, Ctrl+c are not working in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

My keyboard is messing up with me. i can click on z, x, c fine. and i can press Ctrl + s to save file, Ctrl + shift + d to duplicate line(Atom) without any problem. all keys works very fine. But the ...
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fedora 30 GNOME wrong french apple aluminum keyboard layout

I've just installed Fedora 30 (GNOME desktop) on my machine with french apple aluminum keyboard. But "@" key is not correctly mapped. It should be at left of "1" key but instead I have "<". And ...
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Centos 7.6 onscreen keyboard is not shown for all applications

I am using below Centos 7.6 on my Thinkpad T420 laptop saravanakumar@localhost ~]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 23:39:32 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Ctrl, Alt, and Super behave like Left Shift and I fixed it in a strange way

I use Arch Linux. I have Qumo Axe keyboard which as it turned out works only on Windows. On Linux, the bottom row keys (Ctrl, Alt, Super) behave like Left Shift, I tried to install drivers which I ...
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Controlling my keyboard's RGB LEDs under Linux

So, I bought a Skiller Mech SGK3 mechanical keyboard. It works perfectly under Linux, but under Windows I can use its software to configure the RGB LED lighting patterns and macros. How would I do ...
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Shift keys not working

I have my old ThinkPad X201 with one specific problem: both shift keys on the main keyboard are not working. The issue appeared when the provious owner reinstalled Windows. I've installed Manjaro 18....
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Tab key increases volume in Fedora

I am using ASUS VivoBook together with Fedora 29. Everything works except for a keyboard glitch. Pressing Tab increases volume, even though the entry for Volume up in Keyboard Shortcuts settings is ...
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Multiple keyboard simulations for multiple programs using xdotool

I have a program that display a set of picture randomly with xdotool: it display a picture in a folder and sometimes it press left arrow,sometimes it press right arrow with xdotool. WHAT I WANT: Now ...
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How to insert macrons without using the compose key?

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04, and I would like to know a good way for inserting macrons, ā/ē/ī/ō/ū, without using the compose key. I'm currently dealing with a bunch of Latin, and these are essential to the ...
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Dell Vostro laptop - Assign special keys

Dell Vostro laptop has three special keys. There is Dell software for windows - 'quickset' that allows to assign an action for those keys. But for Linux there seems to be no way to identify and assign ...
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Xfce4 terminal input buffer issues

I have a fresh install of "linux mint" on a modern but quite limited PC. On this box the terminal in xfce terminal fails to print a character from the keyboard but it is in the buffer. So on the next ...
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Trigger a certain key combo with another one

Can anyone suggest me on what would be the best way to trigger a certain key kombo with another one. Say, I'd like to send CTRL+= while pressing CTRL+[. Basically I want to workaround zoom for Google ...
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PS2 keyboard in OpenBSD 6.4

On OpenBSD 6.4 , my usb keyboard is dead so i get a old ps2 keyboard. The problem now is that it is configured as qwerty keyboard and it is a azerty keyboard. I can set it in xfce with : Keyboard ...
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Keyboard issue with key 7 xmodmap

Here is a line in my xmodmap -pke output keycode 16 = 7 slash 7 slash bar backslash bar And the output of xmodmap -pm is xmodmap: up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift ...
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Some USB devices will automatically reconnect after I unbind it, how to disable it long time?

I'm trying to disable my two USB keyboard on my linux system, the first one can unbind long time until I unplug then plugin and the number lock light is off during this time. But the other one can not ...
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Can I launch macros and shortcuts from a second keyboard on Linux?

I have a small numpad keyboard which I would like to use for launching macros and shortcuts, along side my regular keyboard. I can attach macros and shortcuts to these keys (i.e, numpad 1 minimises ...
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Simulate graphics tablet using libevent

I would like to simulate a graphics tablet (like wacom's ones) from a script. The "good" way to proceed seems to use libevent that is an abstract layer above uinput. So I tried to write a script that ...
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How to identify laptop-keyboard (I can't see it in lsusb, or usb-devices)

I am trying to identify a laptop keyboard. So that I can disable it. It is causing problems (see Permanently disable keyboard), so I want to disable it. However I can not identify it. How do I go ...
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Mapping a key combo to toggle Fn or ALT

I bought a USB keyboard/touchpad. As the keyboard has F1,...,F12 and 1,...,' on the same keys, resp., w/ F1,...,F12 triggered by holding down fn or ALT, I'd like to bind a key combo to toggle fn or ...
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CTRL, ALT & ALTGR dead on Fujitsu Celcius H770 with Linux Mint 19 Tara

My CTRL-L, CTRL-R, ALT, ALTGR and numpad keys don't work anymore. The German layout keyboard was fully functional after installation, but the keys got lost after some reboots. I had problems with the ...
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How to reset keyboard driver?

I have a KVM switch sharing my USB keyboard between Linux and Windows systems. If the switch is set to the Linux box when it boots up then the keyboard works fine. If I switch away to the Windows box ...
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LXDE: Keyboard settings not loading

Debian Stretch LXDE I made some keyboard settings wich means repeat delay and interval. After system's start I have to go into the settings and at least to cancel them to have that settings loaded. ...
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Enable dead keys in Gnome login screen (Gnome 3.30.2)

I am running Kali Linux 2019 with Gnome 3.30.2 on a somewhat older Lenovo ThinkPad s540 and I am really enjoying modern Gnome. I do have a problem though; I'm located in the Netherlands, so the ...
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xmodmap lost after sleep

In Ubuntu 18.04 I use the following autostart script: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=/home/user/.xinitrc Version=1.0 X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Name=xmodmap Comment=xmodmap script which ...
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xterm: Disable Left Alt from producing ø

I'm on latest debian testing with i3wm on two different laptops. Linux mango 4.19.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.16-1 When I press LeftAlt + x I get "ø". And other special chars with other keys. I ...
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Re-assign CTRL+left arrow to move to beginning of line

I'm trying to make a custom shortcut through the ubuntu settings. I'm used to CTRL+left arrow taking you to the beginning of your current line, not just to the previous word. I assume I'm just not ...
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How to bind a keyboard shortcut with certain left or right modifier key in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04 keyboard shortcut settings do not differentiate between left and right modifier keys (e.g. Show All Applications - Super+A). Is there a remap-free way to assign a combination with ...
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Permanently change xkb keybindings?

I have a custom keyboard layout located in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us. Every time an update happens, this file is updated to the standard keyboard layout. Is there either a way to change this ...
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keymaps : strings as usual

In the keymaps manpage, section ABBREVIATIONS : strings as usual Defines the usual values of the strings (but not the keys they are bound to). In which file are these usual definitions ?
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How do I type German or Spanish characters in Linux when I don't use a desktop environment?

I'm using Debian 9 x64 with the dwm window manager. I don't use Gnome, KDE, Xfce, or any other desktop environment; it's just the window manager. I configured my keyboard layout to use the Generic ...
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Showkey with timestamp

How can I record keyboard actions with the timestamp, either to console, or preferably to a file? I have showkey output like: keycode 28 release keycode 30 press keycode 30 release keycode 48 ...
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How to change keyboard layout shortcut to ctrl+shift on Debian 9?

I am used to use ctrl+shift to change keyboard layout. I found how to do change keyboard layout : However, I can't set crtl+shift, for example, I can set only ctrl+tab or ctrl+c or ctrl+shift+w etc ...
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2-key Keybindings (e.g. alt-shift) override 3-key bindings (e.g. alt-shift-1). How can I fix that?

If I have a 3key binding (e.g. alt-shift-1) and 2-key binding (e.g. alt-shift), when I press alt-shift-1 it just does the alt-shift binding instead (and writes shift+1). Shorter bindings override ...
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Debian Fn key not working on Matias wireless keyboard

I have a Matias wireless mac keyboard (US layout) and while in Mac the fn keys work fine, for example, Fn + F12 works as volume up, however I have switched to linux on my desktop and in Debian (...
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Console login enter repeats after entering username

I've been a long time Linux user and today I've come across a problem that just baffles me! This is happening on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS fresh install for my nephew, I'm a long time Gentoo user myself and ...
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Mapping Alt + Up to PgUp

I am using an application that has important operations mapped to the PgUp and PgDown keys, but my keyboard doesn't have these keys (I'm using a ChromeBook Pixel 2015, running Linux Mint 18.2). I know ...
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Use same compose keys of OSX on Arch

I use a apple keyboard and really like the way OSX handle insertion of special characters, for example: <Multi_key> + c then c gives ç <Multi_key> + e then e gives é <Multi_key> + ...
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Keyboard remap: home → comma, end → dot

I'm trying to change xkb settings in this file: /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev. Specifically, I tried this: // <AB08> = 59; // <AB09> = 60; // <HOME> = 110; // &...
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How to Remap Chewing (Chinese Input Method)

I'm using Bodhi Linux and yesterday made a huge mistake upon updating the system and remapped my keyboard completely wrong. I was able to get the English keyboard remapped, but the Chinese is still ...