Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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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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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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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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Permanently disable keyboard

I have a broken keyboard, some of the keys get stuck down. It can not be easily repaired, or removed. I have used xinput to disable the built in keyboard of my laptop, because it sometimes sends a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 /...
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Making only some modifiers sticky

xkbset sticky makes all modifiers sticky. Is it possible to make only some modifiers sticky?
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Swapping sticky modifiers

You can turn on sticky modifier keys with xkbset sticky but is it possible to get a sticky Hyper when tapping Super and vice versa?
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/lib/udev/findkeyboards missing

I'm trying to follow the answer here to set up some key swaps (Capslock as CTRL) on external keyboards (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000). First step is this. Get the details of your USB keyboard. ...
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Onboard 1.4 crashes X.org on Arch Linux

Recently, a problem arose, which I suspect of being a bug, but I am not sure. I use Onboard virtual keyboard on my tablet PC powered by Arch Linux. It works nicely, but one thing is not working well. ...
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Can I prevent keyboard input from being used by console?

I have a linux box with two keyboards, two displays, and one mouse. One of the displays is running an X session, and the other is running a text console, started by mingetty. Currently, the mouse is ...
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How keyboard's drivers work on linux

I recently bought a new keyboard, it was cheap and of an unknown brand but i wasn't particularly worried. I found out that on linux pressing shift, super, left-ctrl or left-alt with this keyboard made ...
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Blackwidow Chroma V2, keys not responding

I installed the openrazer-2.3.0 and polychromatic-0.3.11.1 and plugged in the new keyboard. During bios the keyboard works but as soon as Linux (CentOS7) boots, none of the keys on the key board do ...
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How to install virtual keyboard?

I am running Arch Linux (KDE) on a laptop with a touchscreen. I would like to install a virtual (on-screen) keyboard. I would like to know the most basic steps for using the most common virtual ...
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Can I create additional keyboard shortcuts inside xkbconfig that switch to a particular language, instead of cycling?

My current keyboard config is quite complex, but the relevant line is: setxkbmap -option -option 'grp:rshift_toggle, compose:rctrl' dmru,ru,ua & Rshift now cycles through dmru, ru, and ua. ...
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mute media key doesn't toggle [closed]

Logitech K270 has media keys: play/pause mute/unmute volume down volume up home mail power calculator I don't know what "home" is supposed to do, whereas "mail" and "calculator" don't do anything ...
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keyboard freezes after opening program, mouse keeps working

I'm not so new to Linux in general, but I am new to Arch. I've installed it twice (the first time on an HDD, just to try while waiting for the SSD to be delivered to me, the second time, a few days ...
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How can I change (volume) hotkey permissions on debian login screen?

usually I use the laptop to hear music at home while doing things off the computer. As it is supposed, after some time of inactivity the screen saver starts on my debian (stretch) system. To change ...
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How to have multipl 'level 3' modifier using xkb

I'm trying to improve my keyboard layout using xkb and it worked great using the default 4 levels (or should I say 2 levels? I don't really know the terms.. And when I'm at opening a parenthesis, I ...
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numerical keypad not working on laptop

I just installed open SUSE tumbleweed in this hp 15-bs0xx, but the numerical keypad is not working as numerical, instead it moves the mouse cursor. I have tested this in mate and xfce environments. ...
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Change simgle key with mod key behaviour in openbox and x11

I'm trying to change de behaviour of pressing key AltGR + z. Now, when I press this combination of keys, character « is written, but I would like to write < symbol. I executed this command: ...
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Remapping apple keyboard modifier keys with xkbOptions

I want to remap my apple keyboard's keys so that just to the right of the spacebar I have a key that acts as Ctrl and to the left of the spacebar I want the first button to acts as alt/meta and the ...
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Managed to uninstall package for keyboard and mouse input. (libinput?)

The keyboard and mouse problem I am running a laptop with touchpad and keyboard integrated, and I have previously had an issue where my touchpad would make my mouse go in a grid-like pattern. Upon ...
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Typing dead key after base letter

The US International keyboard allows to add diacritics by means of dead keys. Specifically: `a maps to à and 'a maps to á. In X, using the international or the standard US keyboard, I would like ...