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

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Switch AltGr and Ctrl with XKB

Ive tried various xkb_options to swap the right AltGr key with the left Ctrl key, bot none of them worked. On my X11 setup, I've used a .Xmodmap file to redefine these keys like so: ! CTRL on ALTGR, ...
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Problem on keyboard function keys

My keyboard is from iqunix. The function keys on my keyboards(e.g. F1, F2) is remapped to media keys, so when I press F11 my volume is turned up, although I wanted to open up the developer console in ...
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How can I disable laptop keyboard without carrying a terminal around all the time? [duplicate]

I have Fedora Workstation 36 running Wayland. I need to disable the keyboard that comes with my laptop, without keeping a terminal open all the time. The solution here is to run: sudo evtest --grab /...
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Keyboard: Remap macbook keys to match windows keyboard

Backgrund Reference: This is the opposite of this question. I installed Ubuntu on my Macbook. Unfortunately, the macbook has a very different keyboard layout than I am used to, in regard of function ...
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Laptop Keyboard not working unless I restart everytime

So last night I installed Linux Elementary OS onto my ASUS Zenbook, and it works great however there are a couple of issues, probably related. So if my laptop ever goes into suspend mode (sleep), then ...
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Using UIM to insert Unicode input from keyboard

According to "Transparent" Unicode input from keyboard UIM supports entering Unicode characters with Ctrl+Shift+u like IBus, but without showing an interactive prompt. I haven't been able ...
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Sway input, how to get the 'us intl' layout (US keyboard international variant)

I am trying to get this layout working Should I put something in /etc/sway/inputs/default-keyboard ? I tried to get the information with man 5 sway-input and swaymsg -t get_inputs but it did not help. ...
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Linux : Force keyboard interface at boot time

I own a Razer Cynosa Chroma. At boot time, coherent with what lsusb -v would tell, linux-5.4.x enumerates 2 USB HID keyboard interfaces. A/ on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2/input0 B/ on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2/input1 ...
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Keyboard shifted left in wine

So I have had this strange issue for a while now (As long as I can remember). In most wine applications, my keyboard seems to be shifted one to the right: w is interpreted as e, s as d, a as s, etc. ...
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How to setup Void Linux Gnome Keyboard configuration in Xorg?

When I was using Arch Linux I was able so set my configurations as described in the link https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg/Keyboard_configuration under sub-section "Using X configuration ...
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How to set Caps Lock as Hyper (and change modifiers) using xkb?

This is currently my .xsessionrc file: xmodmap -e "remove Mod4 = Hyper_L" -e "add Mod3 = Hyper_L" -e "lock = Hyper_L" -e "keysym Caps_Lock = Hyper_L" & ...
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Use MIDI signals for media control

I have a physical MIDI keyboard that also features some control keys, such as "play" and "stop". When pressed, they send the MIDI codes 115 and 116 respectively over the MIDI bus. ...
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HyperX Alloy Elite 2 keyboard RGB issue

I just bought the keyboard in the title. As in all Linux distros it works great without any drivers. Unfortunately as in all Linux distros there's no software to configure the RGB lighting. I tried ...
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F key doesn’t work in the tty

My “f” key doesn’t work in the tty. I already tried most of my other keys on the keyboard and all of them work fine, even symbols like Ü Ä Ö. The “f” works completely fine on the login screen and on ...
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tmux up arrow not working properly

System: ubuntu 20.04 Linux 5.13.0-39-generic tmux 3.0a Problem: While using tmux, any directly attached ssh session from my host I establish, I can no longer use the up arrow, it is not recgonized ...
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Change Caps Lock to Hyper

There are quite a lot of posts on how to change Caps Lock to Hyper, but for me, none of them explains how to turn off the locking;) I've got this for xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 77 = ...
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Tab switching shortcut in xfce4 terminal only shows 5~ or ;5~ [duplicate]

According to the menu settings in my xfce 4.16 terminal on Xubuntu Impish, I should be able to switch to the previous tab with Ctrl+PgUp and to the next with Ctrl+PgDown, but when I press these, it ...
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Bluetooth keyboard connects, but does not work

I have a Lenovo Duet 3 Bluetooth keyboard, which works fine when connected physically (it has 5 pins for that) to its laptop, and also works as expected when I connect it to my Android phone. However, ...
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reliable method to find keycodes

I'm trying to setup some key binds in bash and it seems to me that the recommended methods (>read, sed -n l, ctrl+V) of getting the strings that correlate to keypresses aren't giving me correct ...
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why right and left shift keys not working in kali linux

Previously I used windows 7, at one time the right and left shift keys were a bit strange, they did their job as functions, but when pressed right SHIFT the cursor would move to the very end of the ...
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How do I install Roccat Vulcan 100 keyboard driver for light effects?

Here's the driver (it is called a "driver", isn't it?) for keyboard backlight. I'm mostly interested in playing with the source code to understand something more about drivers, if possible. ...
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Get battery charging level of Razer mouse and keyboard

I'm looking for a way to get the battery charging level of my wireless "Razer Pro Type" keyboard and "Pro Click" mouse, both connected with a 2.4GHz USB dongle. There is an answer ...
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Passing "Windows key" shortcuts in the guest VM to the host computer with virt-manager

I'm using KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 22.04 and running Windows 10 as a guest VM. I am using virt-manager to connect to the VM. I would like all shortcuts that use the "Windows key" to be processed ...
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How to scroll horizontally to the end or beginning using keyboard?

For vertical scrolling I can press the home or end buttons to move to the start or end of the page (for example in Chrome). Also by pressing page up and page down keys I can move up or down by a page. ...
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Swap F9-F12 with their Fn+media key counterparts with XKB

The F9 through F12 keys on my Asus keyboard are also media control keys when the Fn button is held down. But I would use the Play/Stop/Prev/Next media keys constantly if I didn't need to hold the Fn ...
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Left Windows/Meta key suddenly stopped working

Out of nowhere, the left Windows/Meta key on my Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 just stopped working on my Manjaro KDE Plasma system. The right one still works fine, opening the application launcher as it should....
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How to stop Bluetooth keyboard being recognised then instantly deleted?

I am trying to pair a Keychron bluetooth keyboard with my Acer TravelMate laptop running CentOS 7. The keyboard paired successfully out of the box using the in-built Bluetooth GUI. However, I then ...
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Razer Pro Type Ultra Keyboard: How to use function keys without holding down fn key?

To alleviate my wrist pain I tried my first ergonomic keyboard: Razer Pro Type Ultra Keyboard attached to Dell Latitude E7440's usb1 port. To my surprise the Function keys won't work if fn key is not ...
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Volume can't be increased via keyboard volume knob after suspend

Below is pavucontrol GUI. As you can see, volume is 100%. I can use the knob of my Roccat external keyboard, to change it to any value between 0% and 100%. Now I do the following set it to something ...
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How to remap a key scancode 0x89 to _ (underscore) on wayland?

I tried to remap a key that scancode 0x89 to _(underscore) with hwdb. I using wayland. But I cannot find a keycode that representing underscore. How I can remap scancode 0x89 to underscore? Following ...
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How can I get a Hindi transliteration keyboard in Fedora Linux? (like there's Google Indic for Android)

I am new to using Fedora Linux. While setting it up through my Virtual box Machine on Win10 it asked for input keyboards. I usually work in English (in/en) keyboards, but sometimes I had to do some ...
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Fully disable specific keyboard key

My laptop keyboard has been water damaged and the left control key occasionally activates. I am aware of xmapmod -e "keycode 37=" to disable the left control key. I seek to do something else ...
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Reset keyboard remap permanently

I had the brilliant idea to switch the FN key and CTRL key on my lenovo laptop keyboard which I now after 3-4 months realize was the biggest mistake I've ever made in any linux distro. This didn't ...
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How to remap the AltGr key on wayland?

I'm trying to have the "regular Alt" instead of the AltGr key, this is because it would be more easily to me work with emacs with that setting. I tried to change the keysym with xmodmap but ...
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How to make Dead Keys(Compose) Work with Window Managers?

My Window Manager/Desktop Environment has some applications where the dead keys (e.g.`, ~, ö) are not working by default, when I press then, they sometimes doesn't show at all on key press, sometimes ...
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Control modified keys show up as wrong keys

I'm using WSL 1.0 Ubuntu inside Windows Terminal v1.11.2921.0 from a Windows machine, to SSH into a NixOS box (Linux) On Windows, I am using the Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout. I also remapped Caps ...
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US Keyboard Layout backslash and return switched after firmware upgrade

Since I upgraded the firmware of my lenovo t480, my backslash is now switched with my return key, that means mostly when i want to hit return i write \ and when i want to write \ i hit return.. ...
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Mouse and keyboard not getting captured by Xephyr

So, I started a Xephyr window: Xephyr -br -ac -noreset -screen 1280x720 :1 and then started xfce4 inside of that Xephyr X server: Export DISPLAY=:1 startxfce4 This all works fine, but now I want to ...
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How can I install GreenAsia Inc. 2.4G RX driver on manjaro manually?

I have manjaro as my operating system and my wireless keyboard is not working with usb or bluetooth. the bluetooth way, it types after seconds i pressed any button. I found this page https://linux-...
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generic 71 key "60 Percent" keyboard layout

I have a desktop using Debian 11 Bullseye with a 71 button keyboard and no individual F1..12 keys (they are combined with the top row and activated with by pressing the Fn key as the shifter, in ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Disabling unwanted audio hotkey (CTRL, 1) breaks Printscreen button

I recently discoverd an annoying shortcut in Ubuntu 20.04 while playing a game: CTRL, 1 (not CTRL + 1 at the same time; I just tap CTRL, wait a tiny amount of time, and then hit 1, and then this ...
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Input Methods for Anceint Greek (and other diacritic heavy languages)

Let me start by saying that I'm well aware that there's a keyboard layout for Ancient Greek. My issue is that Ancient Greek is a diacritic heavy language, and you can get up to 3 diacritics on a ...
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Custom AltGr + Shift only work on some keyboards

internet I'm trying to map the numbers to the shift+algr + home row keys. I've made the following changes to a custom file in xkb/symbols. key <AC01> { [ a, A, ...
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vivobook flip 14 2020 - keyboard doesn't disable when display is flipped into tablet mode

i have been having trouble in trying to get the keyboard disabled when i flip the display on my laptop (the model is Vivobook Flip 14 TM420). i have tried looking for inputs in a few terminal ...
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Problem with shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+Plus or Minus on the numerical keyboard

I wanted to utilize keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+Plus or Minus on the numerical part of the keyboard, but they are not working at all on any Linux I've tried (Manjaro and Debian and both Gnome and KDE)....
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How to remember or apply Num Lock state based on which keyboard is connected?

I use my laptop on 2 different desks, both with different external keyboards. One of them I generally use with Num Lock on, the other with Num Lock off (the only arrows it has are in the numpad, it's ...
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How to set keyboard repeat delay in Weston

I'm working on a platform with Wayland & Weston and I so far only have the Wayland-Terminal application installed. I can start it but it's unusable because I cannot type a single letter, it ...
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Shift_Left+Shift_Right+some keys doesn't work

I've used xev to check it and, indeed, if I press Shift_Left+Shift_Right+a key from the same row of the shifts, it doesn't return anything. It doesn't work with Return neither. It may sound silly ...
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keyboard not working for login nor via live image usb

My keyboard is not working anymore for login in KDE Plasma - Arch Linux on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I did not delete software. I tried booting using the live image used for installation, so I can ...
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Replace HID device driver with custom one

I'm looking for a way to replace my keyboard kernel module to a custom one. I have a Logitech MK710 keyboard + mouse set for this purpose, with a USB receiver with those 2 interfaces. Automatically, ...
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