Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Map console key combination to single key press

I want to map combinations such as: Windows + Left == Home Is it possible with setkeycode (ideally) or some other method? man setkeycode seems to only talk about single key mappings. Most of the ...
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USB Keyboard doesn't work until I manually inspect its device file

So I have a USB Keyboard that I built myself which runs the qmk keyboard firmware. I would preface this by saying that it's possible that this is a bug in the keyboard firmware. However, since the ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad: Original keyboard dead keys, replacement randomly made keystokes then failed

Problem is too complex to fit in Subject line. First, my keyboard had some dead keys, so I replaced it with a new keyboard . The replacement keyboard started to make Enter keystrokes randomly by ...
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How to remap Tab key to double as Alt modifier?

I'd like to avoid Emacs pinky if possible (I'm also really lazy). So I've been wanting to remap my Tab key to do the following: If pressed: act like the normal Tab key If held down: act as the Alt ...
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setkeycodes: ioctl KDSETKEYCODE: Invalid argument

I'm trying to map Win + Left-Arrow to Home. When I run showkey --scancodes (on console) and press Win + Left-Arrow, I get: 0xe0 0x5b 0xe0 0x4b 0xe0 0xdb 0xe0 0xcb showkey (also at console) tells ...
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Why do scancodes and keycodes differ by 8?

I've been working with a keyboard to remap certain keys and create macros etc. I understand the keyboard (via USB, I'm talking about a desktop computer with a USB keyboard) provides a scancode which ...
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How to get a more complete virtual keyboard in fedora 29

I recently installed fedora 29 on a tablet. The default virtual keyboard lacks many keys, making it difficult to use the terminal. How can I change it? I tried to use onboard, but it shows erratic ...
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Keyboard and Mouse Not working after boot (Arch-Linux)

This problem is really annoying as my keyboard and mouse won't work when the system is first booted. I can't even enter Ctrl+Alt+F2 to go into terminal too. The only option is to restart and after ...
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edited keyboard symbols in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc . Firefox ignores it

I wanted to play/pause audio on keyboard, but unfortunately my laptop keyboard doesn't have any of those media/function keys. It only has some I don't need (like disable trackpad), but I found out ...
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How to disable keyboard lights and underglow lights in Asus ROG Strix, G531GT with Linux Mint OS?

I am using a new laptop, Asus ROG Strix, G531GT-AL041T, G Core i7 9th Gen, and running Linux Mint 19.2 Tina on it. I am unable to find any option that could disable the keyboard lights and in ...
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Neutralizing a combination of two keys on the keyboard in X11

I'm trying to disable the key combinations of Up + Down and Left + Right. I tried to use the xmodmap utility, but it does not seem to support key combinations other than the ones using metakeys. I ...
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Using xmodmap to remap Caps_Lock to Control and Tab to Alt breaks C-M-KEY combos

Here's the goal: swap CapsLock and CtrlL and also swap Tab and AltL. (This would allow me to have both useful modifiers easily accessible). I have tried a few different ways to do this with xmodmap ...
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Laptop Internal Keyboard and Touchpad Working in Windows but not Linux

I have a HP Spectre x360 (model number:13t-ac000) that was originally running Windows before I put Ubuntu 18.10 on it about 9 months. Everything was working fine until last week when the internal ...
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Why are ctrl-m and return keys the same \r char? [duplicate]

Anyone know why ctrl-m and return are the same control chars?
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Keyboard key “s” not triggered [closed]

I recently installed XFCE over my arch - used gnome before. After some time using XFCE i discovered that my keypress "s" does not work as expected (works first in XFCE without problems). Output of ...
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Map Fn Key as Ctrl on a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1

I have a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 and on those computers the Fn key is at the leftmost position. It is extremely annoying when using shortcuts. I can't even get used to it because I work with other ...
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Bind CapsLock+hjkl to arrow keys

I want to bind CapsLock + hjkl to arrow keys, I found two way that each have some issues: Solution 1 Using xkb : Edit /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us first block. # replace Caps with ...
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xmodmap “keycode” command confusion

I'm working on getting a custom xmodmap configuration set up and I can't for the life of me understand some of the behavior from the keycode NUMBER = KEYSYMNAME ... option. See below for some quick ...
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Keyboard variant overridden misteriously by xorg

Iḿ extremely confused by the behaviour of xorg in my Manjaro installation. I probably misconfigured the keyboard during installation choosing the wrong variant, it's now around 3 weeks that I try to ...
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How to programmatically determine if a USB device (by bus id) is a keyboard?

From lsusb -vv I can see, for example: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04b5:0680 ROHM LSI Systems USA, LLC Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device Descriptor: bLength ...
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Keyboard Combinations Do Not Work

For the past several days, I have been slaving to figure out what is wrong with my keyboard. The problem I have been struggling with is that some key combinations just don't register at all. The key ...
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Rebinding many keys at once

My goal is to have a very accessible way to remap many different keys. More specifically I want the number row and the home row to swap positions on my keyboard when I press shift+space. Right now I ...
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Keyboard media key events not being received by Spotify desktop app

I have a strange issue in which the Spotify desktop client on my Debian computer doesn't receive events from the media keys on my keyboard. Restarting the computer sometimes makes it work but not ...
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How do I install a new custom keymapping in XKB?

(This is a repost of an ignored question over at Super User) I am attempting to install a custom symbols file in my keyboard mapping in XKB, as found here. I would like to overwrite how the J key is ...
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Merge two usb ports/two keyboards into one

I use two keypads (Koolertron AE-SMKD72 Type A), that I use as one split keyboard. But they are recognized as two separate keyboards, what causes some problems: I use an alternative keyboard layout ...
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X230t Rotate Button on Gnome Getting Pressed More than Once

On my X230t, there is a tablet button to rotate the screen. I just installed Manjaro gnome, and after updates and some driver installation it works, but somewhat annoyingly. Whenever I press it, it ...
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Can I assume a new keyboard works with linux?

I'm buying a new keyboard, specifically HyperX alloy pro. It obviously works for windows 10 but I see no information on linux use. Can I assume it works for linux? By works I mean the typing works, I ...
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Double Key Click Event?

My X60T has several buttons designed to be used in tablet mode. To try and optimize the buttons, I was wondering if there is any way to recognize double clicks to trigger a command? They behave just ...
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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 ...