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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Ctrl keys don't work, need to debug hardware or software

Neither of the ctrl keys work. I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 with OpenSUSE 15, and have set the BIOS to switch the left ctrl with Fn. In that case the left ctrl (now mapped to Fn) works. I get nothing on ...
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How can I run a Linux Distro on my mid 2017 MacBook Pro 13 Inch?

1) I tried making a persistent USB drive with Linux Mint and Ubuntu but when i boot into the usb, I cannot use my touchpad or my keyboard. I tried everything online and did everything i read from ...
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Is it possible to type μ on the bash command line without copying and pasting?

This may seem a bit of a strange question, but it occurred to me that when typing a command such as the following, I always have to copy and paste the character from Wikipedia. echo '5 μs' >> /...
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Check if autorepeat is enabled

For the purposes of an app I'm developing, I need to temporarily disable autorepeat (with xset r off), and then restore it back to its original state. Can I easily (like with a terminal command) check ...
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alt + right/left arrow not recognized, but alt+up/down is

Im using Arch linux with i3, sakura and zsh Using Sakura the ctrl+right/left arrow key event is not recognized. showkey -a produces not output for these key combinations, ctrl+up/down and all other ...
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manjaro - notebook keyboard works only partially after update

after the upgrade of my manjaro installation some keys don't work anymore on my keyboard. Even with xev I don't get any input on these keys. The keyboard works fine in the grub console. USB Keyboard ...
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Have to press SUPER+s to acess overview in Gnome, but only with certain keeyboards

I have a weird issue in Ubuntu 18.04 with Vanilla Gnome on a Dell XPS 9650 15". If I use my Vortex Pok3r keyboard or a standard Dell keyboard (have tried three different). I can hit Super/Windows-key ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.01 freezes when press num lock and caps lock

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS in my pc, and every time i press num lock and caps lock, the system freezes a little, taking seconds to get back working. It turns to be very frustrating when i ...
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Make the TTY console ignore the /dev/input/event3 keyboard

I have a remote control IR USB receiver, but it acts just like a normal keyboard. I'm reading the input from /dev/input/event3 to handle events. Because of this I need a way for the TTY console to ...
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setxkbmap conflicting with xmodmap

So initially I had the following in my ~/.Xmodmap which mapped CapsLock+HJKL to left/down/up/right like in vim: keycode 66 = Mode_switch keysym h = h H Left keysym j = j J Down keysym k = k K Up ...
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Detect key status in zsh from the Linux console

Can zsh detect a key status without a tool that depends on a graphical session? I've overwritten the getty@tty1 service to autologin, and zlogin executes sway. I would like to prevent running a ...
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Two keyboard keys with same ouput?

I have a Gigabyte Aero 14 with the G-Macro keys on the side. I have had Arch for a while on this computer and love it for my coding environment, but I have had some free time lately and want to ...
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How to disable ALT + HOME shortcut? Linux Mint 18

My notebook keyboard seems pressing random times the shortcut ALT + Home. Is bad because when I'm in, e.g., browser, I go to home page.
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Changing the keyboard layout/mapping on both the console (tty) and X in an X/console agnostic way?

I've been able to change the keyboard layout/mapping when the X Window System is running using ~/.Xmodmap (and I suppose you could also do it through the X protocol directly, eg. using libxcb as a ...
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Why does XTerm support 63 function keys?

According to this table of terminal emulators and their keycodes, new versions of XTerm recognize function keys from F1, F2, F3, ... all the way up to F63. Most keyboards only have physical function ...
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How to type the all options available under a key when using german keyboard?

I'm Running Kali Linux right now and added German as an input source under Regional and Language Setting. The following is my German keyboard layout. In a regular English keyboard you mostly have ...
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What's changed in Ubuntu 18.10 keyboard Input

I use terminator on my Ubuntu machine, this terminal allows me to split the window into multiple bash instances. I used to use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+O and Ctrl+Shift+E to split the screen. ...
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Assign BackSpace to Super_R or Menu button in /etc/default/keyboard

I am running Debian 9. I bought a new keyboard that I love, but the BackSpace key is very small. I would like to assign BackSpace to the right Super key or Menu key (also on the right lower side). ...
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How to compose chained dead keys in `kbd`?

In Linux Console, is there a way to make hitting a dead key twice print the corresponding dead character on screen? as it is the case in X11? For instance I want the logical ^^ sequence to send a ...
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Change Scan Code of Keys

In Windows I use sharpkeys to remap keys. On Mac I use Karabiner Elements to remap keys. Is there a preferably built in way to remap keys based on scan code? The advantage of this is that VirtualBox,...
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Archlinux auto key bindings wlan special button

I am struggling with figuring out where are stored default special key keybindings. I have Lenovo T460s running ArchLinux and for instance backlight control and more particularly wlan on/of (X86WLAN) ...
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HyperX Alloy Elite RGB customize led patterns

Today I bought an HyperX Alloy Elite RGB keyboard. I see that they have a led pattern customization software called NGenuity (https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/ngenuity). But that's windows only. I ...
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Does Linux Mint have Windows-like dead keys?

I'm from the Netherlands, using Windows' Dutch US-International keyboard layout, where a fair few characters use dead keys (éèëê, times five for every vowel). On Windows, typing an apostrophe with a ...
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How to send F10 with gtkterm?

How can I send F1..F12 especially F10 in gtkterm? I have to press F10 at the right moment to select the boot menu of an APU2 system.
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Disabled keyboard, gets re-enabled

I have used xinput to disable the built in keyboard of my laptop, because it sometimes sends a shift pressed, when it is not pressed. For some reason, the keyboard randomly becomes re-enabled. I ...
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How to completely remove a keyboard driver in Linux Mint

I am currently on a Linux Mint Cinnamon and I have some typing issues with my keyboard. My several keys (like arrow keys, number keys) keep getting pressed that is giving me problems. For that matter, ...
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Paliate key sending wrong keycodes

After a waterspill over my laptop's keyboard the left arrow and the up arrow send grabled keycodes which correspond to several other keys. I can live without those keys since I can remap other keys ...
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Force release key with hwdb

I've got new keyboard and mute key is not sending release event. From what I've been reading in hwdb it is possible to make driver send synthetic release event and I've tried to make it do so. Here ...
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Where are the Linux Mint xfce keyboard shortcuts saved?

I am currently running "Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia" with the Desktop Environment "xfce4". Because I have to setup several PCs, I want to write a bash script, that configures the keyboard shortcuts for the ...
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How to disable the microphone mute feature using mouse sensitivity buttons?

I am using a Razer Imperator mouse on Ubuntu 18.04. I am aware that this brand is not very well supported on Linux but, surprisingly, mouse sensitivity buttons work just fine (probably because of ...
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Setting Shift + Spacebar + SomeLetter as an alternative for arrow keys

Is there any way to customize your keyboard to set Shift+Spacebar+SomeLetter as an alternative for arrow keys? When editing text, I either use a mouse or arrow keys to take the cursor to a particular ...
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Show keyboard layout on XFCE

How to show the GUI of keyboard layout on XFCE? like Gmome or MATE (see the picture)
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How to configure integrated numpad on keyboard, using linix mint?

As you can see one the link below, that pc has an integrated numpad on the keyboard. But, Linux Mint 19 doesn't recognize de key 'fn' to change from number pad to the actual letter. Is there any ...
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GTK apps don't respect compose key mappings

I have compose key set up on my openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE) to map <apostrophe> + <c> to "ć" (U0107). I keep the rules in ~/.XCompose and all the programs respect them (e.g. Kate, Terminal, ...
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how can i create a keyboard shortcut that uses Right CTRL key?

I want to create custom shortcut using Right CTRL key (like RControl + P to launch Pinta). But keyboard settings in GNOME recognize both CTRL keys as 'Ctrl'. I am running Debian 9 stretch(kernel 4.9.0-...
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Can I activate password feedback on a tty?

A few weeks ago, I decided to clean up my keyboard and ended up messing up a few keys as I was snapping them back onto the board. As a result, some characters have become annoyingly difficult to enter....
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Key stuck in XFCE desktop when simultaneously releasing multiple keys

Keys stuck when trying to press multiple ones and release them at the same time. Xev output shows that only one KeyRelease event is fired (doesn't matter how many keys were pressed - 2,3, so on). This ...
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Switch to another input method

I can't find anything clear of how linux is handling the keyboard. (system based configurations not gui) My problem is : I installed ibus on a linux mint with several languages but it just doesn't ...
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Keyboard reports ctrl_l and alt_l keys are pressed in Xfce sometimes

I am using Fedora xfce desktop on my laptop, the HP elitebook 830 G5. Sometimes, when I pressing part of specific keys, .e.g - key, the system reports that both ctrl_l and alt_l keys are pressed as ...
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Can't switch layout with Win + Space after enabling extra typographic characters

I'm not sure if it is Mint specific (Mint 19, Cinnamon), but after enabling extra typographic characters feature in keyboard settings I can't switch layouts with hotkeys. I tried left win, shift + ...
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How setup keyboard layout in GRUB2 Shell with sabayon

I have an Italian keyboard and I want setup the right keyboard layout in grub shell. I found many tutorials online that make use of grub-kbdcomp or grub-mklayout, but those commands doesn't works on ...
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xmodmap: remapped Control_L not working for copying and pasting

After spending hours, I found that xmodmap can be used to remap / key to Left Control key. I used following command: $ xmodmap -e "keycode 94 = Control_L NoSymbol Control_L" Using xev, I find that ...
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Map alt+h to Shift left?

Is there any way to map Alt+h to shift+left under xmodmap or xkb?
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Capslock LED does not turn on

I have a raspberry with raspbian-lite and the problem is that the capslock led does not work when the keyboard is connected to it. The problem is not with the keyboard, as it works on other computers. ...
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setxkbmap with a 3 key toggle [duplicate]

Can someone help me to set my keyboard layouts so I can toggle between English and Russian using Ctrl+Win+Backslash. I'm trying something like: setxkbmap -layout us,ru -option -option "grp:...
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sqlite3 command beeps whenever I press 'b' [closed]

If I fire up sqlite and then, at the prompt, type the letters a to z followed by the digits 0 to 9, I see this: $ sqlite3 SQLite version 3.22.0 2018-01-22 18:45:57 Enter ".help" for usage hints. ...
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Execute script on external keyboard connection

EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate because the linked question is about external USB drives, not keyboards. The suggested command udevadm info -a -n sdb does nothing in helping to find the corresponding ...
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Is there a system-wide way to prevent Num Lock?

My keyboard is configured such that Num Lock replaces certain alphabetical keys with numbers when Num Lock is on. There is also no Num Lock indicator light, which makes Num Lock cause confusion when ...
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tmux: backspace and ctrl-backspace send both ^?

With FreeBSD 11.1 and tmux 2.7, pressing ← (backspace) sends ^? and ctrl+← does also send ^?. The default behavior (no tmux) is: ^H for ← ^? for ctrl+← How can I get this default behavior with ...
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Numpad not working in Vim, but working in Bash and other parts of OS?

Number pad is not working in vim. Number pad works fine in Bash and within the terminal session. Application Keypad Mode is disabled in PuTTY (Normal). Never had this problem before. Also, checked /...