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

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MacOS quotation marks turning italic and breaking scripts

Whenever I have to write scripts or change my .zshrc file for example, it often breaks whenever I type an " (quotation mark) -- it gets automatically converted to a italic quotation mark: “ and ...
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Odd keyboard and boot option issue probably related to Ubuntu dual boot (Solved but curious on cause)

I have an odd issue that is actually solved but which I'm curious on if anyone knows the cause of. I have a laptop (Lenovo ideapad 330) which came preinstalled with Windows 10. I have installed Ubuntu ...
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ThinkPad special keys not working

I recently purchased a new ThinkPad E14 Gen2 and I have installed both Windows 10 and Manjaro (i3 edition). However, the special keys along the top row (mute, decrease and increase volume, toggle ...
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Disable Pageup key without xmodmap

My pageUp key is getting randomly pressed. I tried deactivating using xmodmap but it still works on some apps such as draw.io digrams app. Is there a way to globally disable it(using xkb or similar ...
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dfu-programmer: device not found

I'm trying to flash my keyboard but get this error. $ lsusb ... Bus 003 Device 011: ID 0483:df11 STMicroelectronics STM Device in DFU Mode ... $ dfu-programmer atmega32u4:3,11 flash ./...
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Mouse and keyboard are frozen usually on startup, sometimes they work initially but then stop altogether after a few minutes

I fresh installed ubuntu 20.04, was working great until last time i updated, about 2 weeks ago. Keyboard and mouse pad are not external,lenovo laptop standard. Touch screen keeps working. Checked ...
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How to get the keybind on a keyboard's special FN key? Showkey and xev can't find it

I'm trying to map the special 'FN' key on a Logitech K360 keyboard to 'Mod3' in the i3wm window manager on Debian. However, I can't find the keycode for the 'FN' key. Showkey and xev don't return any ...
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Remap Shift_R+Enter to Enter, but leave Shift_L+Enter alone

Sometimes I'll clumsily hit both the Enter key and the right Shift key, resulting in a Shift+Enter by accident. If I want to type Shift+Enter I'll use the left Shift key. So I'd like to remap ...
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Keyboard Not Working With Recent Kernels?

The issue is pretty well summarised by the title; one day my computer crashed and when it came back the built-in keyboard and mouse didn't work until I used the grub menu to change to an older Kernel. ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working after installing packages

so I have an evoluent mouse. I tried to configure some of the commands with the evoluent Programm manager, Unfortunately there is just a programm for Windows, but in the documentation says that you ...
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Keyboard switching doesn't work in xfce4 in any sense

After playing with installing / uninstalling of KDE/GNOME/Mate I got a situation, where I can't switch keyboards in Xfce4 at all. Applet is configured normally and Keyboard layouts panel is showing ...
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How to change kbd config automagically when plugging USB keybord to laptop (and get a deterministic behaviour)?

udev rules are just getting on my nerves... Sometimes they work, other time they don't... Again, today they don't work. I always end up copying stuff on the web, then tweak it, then end up with a ...
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Strange keyboard behaviour “k” not available under dwm except dmenu

I'm using a german standard keyboard (Cherry KC 1000, qwertz, with ä, ö, ü, etc.) set to us layout and installed an artix linux (openrc) system from scratch manually and seemingly something very ...
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FnLock LED as layout indicator on Thinkpad

Is it possible to use the FnLock/Esc LED on Thinkpad T580 as a layout switch indicator using XKB? At the moment I use CapsLock as an indicator and AltGr as a toggle key, but since capslock LED is ...
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Mac keyboard on Ubuntu [closed]

I've been looking for keyboard: slim quiet (not mechanical) tenkeyless wireless with standard layout (symetric control keys, full size arrow keys, page-up and page-down keys etc.) And I cannot find ...
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How to run HyperX NGenuity in Wine

Today I got my HyperX Alloy FPS RGB and I wanted to customize the RGB lighting with the software. But it is only available for Windows and I could not find anything on how to run it in Wine. The only ...
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Keyboard function keys always trigger media shortcuts, regardless of whether Fn is held down

I recently bought a Varmilo VA109M mechanical keyboard. It works fine on Windows, but seems to confuse my Ubuntu install in that the F1-F12 function keys appear always to activate media shortcuts, ...
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Keyboard issues

My system detects my ctrl and alt keys as L-shift. Does anyone have any suggestions for fixing this? I'm using kali linux 2020.2 i386 (32 bit) version.
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Keyboard isn't detected on boot, but works after suspend

When I boot up my system (I'm using Ubuntu 20.04), the keyboard isn't detected. The only way to have it working is to suspend the system and wake it up back. Then the keyboard is fully functioning. I ...
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How can I use quotes and cedilla without having to press the right alt key in the international American keyboard layout?

I am using Gentoo and dwm. My keyboard is configured with the command setxkbmap us -variant alt-intl but whenever I need to use double or single quotes or cedilla, I need to press the alt key. How ...
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Remap Left Alt to act as AltGr and to act as regular Alt when pressing Fn+Left Alt

setxkbmap, xmodmap and xcape are driving me insane! I'm using a macbook pro with us layout and mac variant. In macOS when you press and hold left or right alt keys they turn into a modifier so you can ...
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How can I edit my language keymap?

I want to edit my keymap so it changes some keys to nother values, or to accept some combinations as inputs for some symbols or letters that are not available through simple input. Could it be done by ...
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How to proxy a keyboard though a Raspberry PI?

I have a keyboard that is plugged into a Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Pi is plugged into my Mac. The Raspberry Pi is configured to act as a USB Keyboard and this is how my Mac sees the Raspberry Pi, ...
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Laptop keyboard/mouse not enabled after resume (disconnected USB keyboard/mouse before suspend)

I'm using latest version of Pop_OS. laptop is DELL 5368. I use the laptop with an USB keyboard, mouse and a external monitor. Then I suspend the laptop. It happens that maybe I want to use the laptop ...
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Editing a xkb layout

I use Czech kb layout and by default the number row types accented characters (ě,š,č,...) and the numbers when you hold the shift key. I want to invert this behavior. I already tried to make a layout ...
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Linux can't use USB devices attached to a KVM switch

I was using an old KVM switch between a Linux desktop and a Windows 10 notebook and all worked fine. Now I'm trying a new 4K display capable KVM switch and the mouse and the keyboard only work when ...
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Why do most X keyboard layouts only use the right alt as a modifier key?

I've been typing in a language that requires use of the modifier key a lot lately, and I noticed it was starting to hurt my right hand from the weird contortions required to simultaneously press the ...
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Logitech MX Keys sends incorrect modifier keys

I'm running CentOS 7 on a Dell laptop. The native keyboard works correctly, but my Logitech MX Keys keyboard is sending some incorrect modifiers: Pressing L WIN triggers L ALT Pressing L ALT ...
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Why can't I type a g̃ the same way I type ñ?

My language, Guarani, uses G̃/g̃ to denote the nasalized velar approximant. I thought I'd be able to type it by combining a dead tilde with g, but this does not work. Why doesn't it, and how can I fix ...
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Navigating Text…Is there a way to go back and/or forward N characters or jump to next/previous non-alphanumeric character?

I'm talking in terms of keyboard navigation shortcuts, that would apply to any text box/editor/etc...Sometimes I'd like to just have a faster means of jumping to a particular location in a string, but ...
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Shell dropping every other character of input

I manage software on a bunch of RHEL 6.10 VMs, typically either as a service account or root using sudo -i. Periodically, my shell starts dropping every other character. For example, if I type cd /usr/...
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Why changing the “/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us” file causes setxkbmap to stop working?

On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, in a XPS 13, I've changed the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file to remap the first group as follows: default partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic"...
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Pop OS Cannot Move Text Cursor with Arrow Keys

I recently installed Pop OS 20.04 on my machine and since the installation, I cannot move my text cursor left/right with the arrow keys through any text I have typed regardless of the application. I ...
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Keyboard layout is totally off with one of my keyboards

I have an Obins - Anne Pro mechanical keyboard I used in the last 2 years on a Windows 7 PC. Since Windows 7 is no longer supported I decided to replace it with an Unix OS. I use a different computer ...
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Command-line tool to show key events, but running in the background

Is there a command-line tool that shows "key pressed"-events like xev, but is running in the background and doesn't need the input focus? I want to record terminal input with asciinema, ...
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What “Synthetic” means in xev output?

If to run xev and press Alt, it generates following event among others: KeyPress event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0xa600001, root 0x5bc, subw 0x0, time 823983987, (672,346), root:(672,411), ...
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KEY_RFKILL fired (evtest) but not applied

I'm writing a Linux driver for a keyboard that has an incorrectly mapped airplane mode key. The keyboard capabilities doesn't include KEY_RFKILL so in order to activate the airplane mode: ...
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Are the keycodes of modifier characters independent of keyboard layout and keyboard model?

For example, is the keycode of left control always 37? Where can I find a list of such keycodes?
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remapping media keys on an old windows keyboard

I have an old Compaq model sdm4540ul which has this set of keys on the top: when I run: >evtest No device specified, trying to scan all of /dev/input/event* Not running as root, no devices may be ...
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Can the “Windows” key be remapped to “Ctrl”?

I have a Toshiba laptop where both Ctrl keys are not working. Is it possible to remap e.g. the Win key to Ctrl? On Windows 10 I used Authotkey to solve the problem. I now have Zorin O/S installed, but ...
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How to debug keyboard on Linux

I want to debug my keyboard and figure out what would happen after I pressed the key. Is there any debug tools or solutions to track the keyboard events or handlers? I searched the Internet and only ...
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Alt Gr not working under antiX terminal

I have an antix installation which has this problem, when I'm trying to use Alt Gr + 2, the terminal just outputs the number 2, leaving me without the @ special character. This happens the same to the ...
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My keyboard write double qoutes " insted of @

my keyboard write " insted of @ it will be Clear in this img
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How to swap caps-lock and escape keys

I am using arch kernel 5.7.3-arch1-1, and openbox, and neo vim 0.4.3, and Lenovo thinkpad T430 laptop / keyboard. All system packages are up to date. I am trying to swap caps lock and escape keys ...
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Which XKB keysyms are compatible with dead keys (for use in latch modifier)

I'm in the process of customizing my keyboard layout with XKB and ran into the following issue: Following the Archlinux wiki entry, I was able to turn my shift keys into latch modifiers by using the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Unstable “Mouse keys” behaviour when using universal access settings

I have enabled the Mouse Keys options in Universal Access settings on Ubuntu 18.04. So now numpad on my keyboard can be used to navigate. To simulate a left click Numpad-5 is used. It was working fine,...
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How to remap characters like in vim but in the entire OS?

In my vim instead using hjkl to moving I use Alt Gr+(wasd) (like in a game but enabling it with Alt Gr) and I love it, please don't try to convince me that is bad idea, it is not the case. In fact, as ...
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Integrated touchpad of Logitech K400+ not working

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 and have paired K400+ keyboard with the help of Solaar (ver.1.0.1). I am unable to use the trackpad that comes with the keyboard. xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Udev scancode to keycode mapping doesnt work with the control key

Im trying to remap a key on my keyboard to the left ctrl key. I use udev hwdb to acomplish this by mapping the scancode to the left ctrl keycode. I use this config: evdev:input:b0003v1532p0203* ...
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Xmodmap not remapping mouse buttons

My .Xmodmap file contains this line: keycode 115 = Pointer_Button1. I used Xev to confirm that 115 is the end key on my keyboard. When I press the end key on my keyboard, everything works as usual (...

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