Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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ThinkPad second “sticky” backspace key

I have bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T580, and noticed that in the upper right corner of the keyboard, there is a second backspace button (in addition to the other backspace button right above the ENTER-...
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How to programatically 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 18 ...
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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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How do I type the degree symbol under X11 (using a default English keyboard layout)?

I'm trying to put in an email the temperature outside in degrees. On my Mac, the degree symbol (°) is Option+Shift+8. But I'm writing the email in Thunderbird on an Ubuntu 10.10 with the default US ...
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Fix keyboard chattering/bouncing on the software side

I have a mechanical keyboard (Noppoo Choc Mini with Cherry MX Blue switches) and after a few weeks, some key presses are getting sent two times even though I press a single time. I found out that this ...
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Autohotkey Equivalent?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...
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Cannot install Linux because keyboard/mouse not working

EDIT: I should mention that my mouse and keyboard are wireless devices. I assume that doesn't matter since a Live version of Windows 7 had no problems with it, and the most basic part of my system (...
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Cannot change keyboard layout when using citrix receiver on fedora

I use Fedora 25 and use citrix receiver to connect to my job windows session. When I log on to windows the keyboard layout is messed up, it appears keystrokes sent are from an US keyboard and I am ...
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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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ubuntu keyboard adds extra slash on one of my characters [closed]

my ubuntu keyboard some times adds and extra slash when i type the 'h' character it brings '/h' instead and also w/hen i press t/he fn key it types a 6 instead. im wondering if anyone has encountered ...
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First key pressed repeates forever

I just installed CentOS 6.4 on an old machine I acquired for a development box, but I am running into keyboard issues I can't get around. I start the machine and go to type a user name in and ...
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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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Map Super+[Left|Right] to Home/End

How do I map key "Super" so, when combined with Left/Right, it produces keycode Home/End? My current setxkbmap: setxkbmap \ -model pc105 \ -layout 'us(dvorak-intl),us(alt-intl)' \ -option \ -...
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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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No mouse or keyboard when booting ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, 16.04

When I boot my machine the keyboard and mouse are totally irresponsive. Yet, it does not happen at every boot, only on most boots. I then restart the machine (often several times) until it starts in ...
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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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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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Getting PuTTY to work properly with FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 11 with PuTTY for SSH. The keyboard's key codes don't seem to be set up at all correctly - for example it beeps on up arrow and inserts '~' for most navigation keys including basics ...
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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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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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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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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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Keep keyboard layout upon inserting external keyboard

I have a custom keyboard layout, that I enable using this commands: setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose /home/coub/.myxmodmap This works just fine, the thing is, that when I ...
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Changing specific keys on Apple keyboard under Fedora 22

I'm trying to change some specific keys on my USB Apple keyboard running Fedora 22. Just spent three days searching for an answer and trying different solutions, I ended up using xmodmap and still ...
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Lenovo Y720 Keyboard backlight & Extreme cooling on Arch Linux

I installed ArchLinux on my Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop and I can't turn on Keyboard lights and Extreme Cooling as I could in Windows 10 using Lenovo NerveSense app. How can I access these on Linux? Is ...
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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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Keyboard Shortcut To Send Text Strings To Program

How can I configure a shortcut key to send a text string to the current program? The purpose is to type common entries quicker (email address, street address, phone number, username, favorite quote, ...
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Change keyboard layout when using a keyboard or other

Well, I was deep reading into setxkbmap options and changing layouts posts, but I don't find what I need. The problems is the following: I have a laptop running Fedora 23 Cinnamon Spin, the laptop ...
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keyboard-setup.service is slow at boot. Do I need it?

My PC is running Debian Buster, and it's boot time seems to be slowed down by keyboard-setup.service. I understand that this is involved in setting up the keyboard for use at the console. The output ...
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How to display the current keyboard layout?

Is there a utility that allows to graphically display the current keyboard layout? This can be useful, for example, when writing in a foreign language and having the physical keyboard only ...
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How do I get current keyboard layout?

I'm wondering is there any command line tool, that returns current keyboard layout. I have XkbLayout set to us, ru. Update: setxkbmap returns layout settings, not selected layout. E.g.: $ setxkbmap ...
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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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How can I make media keys work with i3?

I've moved from Gnome to i3 on Manjaro, and I'm almost done with configuring the window manager, and terminal colors and whatnot. After some time I just decided to listen to some music, and after a ...
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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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set the default keyboard type to ascii mode

I am running CentOS 6.5 and I am having problems setting the default keyboard mode to ascii for the virtual terminals. Currently, only the system console defaults to ascii mode, but if I log in to an ...
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Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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Volume keys only react on every second hit

I'm using a Tuxedo InfinityBook with elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki. When I hit FN + VOL. UP/DOWN, the changes only take effect on every second hit. So, to lower or raise the volume by one step, I have to ...
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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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Is there something that will generate keyboard's click sounds?

I miss using a clicky keyboard at work. It's a fairly quiet office, so I'm stuck using a nearly silent keyboard. The upshot is that I can wear headphones. Is there something in Linux or X that can ...
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Just installed openSUSE 11.3, and after 5 seconds , my keyboard goes to sleep for 1-2 characters?

My keyboard skips one or two characters, whenever I stop typing for 5 seconds or more. Since I just installed 11.3 openSUSE, I don't know if this issue is an improper configuration, a bug in 11.3, or ...