Questions tagged [keyboard]

Questions about keyboards, both touch and otherwise. However, please add the "touchscreen" tag for touchscreen keyboard questions.

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Rebind Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Just a quick question. I have a Logitech MX Master mouse and the thumb button on it is bound by default to Ctrl+Alt+Tab. In Elementary, this looks to do nothing but unfocus my current window. I was ...
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Juno media keys repeating

I've read all questions about this problem and tried every possible solution, but nothing work for me, so any advises will be deeply appreciated. I'm using Juno version on new lenovo yoga S730 and ...
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elementary OS auto screenshots and freeze!

Guys i have installed juno version and have worked fine for about 6 months. Now i have some keyboard problems and OS capture my screen automatically and then OS freezes. What should i do?
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Keyboard backlight not working

I have just installed Elementary OS 5.0 and surprised how good it is! There is one annoying thing which is the backlight not working. I have tried different solutions that seemed to have worked for ...
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Stuck on grub screen

Last week I Dualbooted elementary OS alongside windows, and it worked perfectly fine. Today, when I wanted to boot my pc, it got stuck on a grub command line screen. My keyboard doesn't work, I can't ...
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Xbox controller seems to cause freezing

I'm testing out Elementary OS as a gaming desktop distro and I think an Xbox Elite controller may be causing the OS to completely crash and make the mouse and keyboard AND my Razer Orbweaver (small ...
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Setxkbmap switch layouts

For several years now I have been switching the layout in all Linux distributions as follows: The first fix en (caps lock), the second - ru (shift + caps lock) setxkbmap -option "grp:switch,grp:...
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elementary OS won't detect my keyboard MacbookAir 2015 Model

Trying to install on Juno a MacbookAir early 2015 model and the installer doesn't detect my keyboard so I can't input anything like Wifi Password. Any ideas?
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How to type En-dashes, curly quotes, Em-dashes etc

How can I type proper dashes like en- and em- dashes, and curly single and double quotes? I'm switching from MacOS and it was one of the first things I missed when typing an email. I maintain websites,...
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How to assign apps/commands to media keyboard keys?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a row of useful special keys on top of it (see pic). Some of them do work in elementary OS 5.0, for instance, Mail button launches default ...
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How to fix keyboard's media keys?

Sometimes after I login to my system the media keys are dead. If I logout and back in, they usually work again. Any way fix this permanently, or at least without having to do a relog? I'm running 5....
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US Int. keyboard layout Right Alt not working as compose key

I have an US layout keyboard. I like to have the umlaute like I had them in Windows (US International Layout) where ALT+P is an "ö" and so on... I figured out when I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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How to install and use Avro keyboard in Elementary OS 5.0 Juno?

I am new in elementary os. Previously I was using Windows 10. I am trying to be used to in elementary os. I have to write some of my documents in Bangla language. Is it possible to get avro or any ...
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Permanent custom keymap

I use ElementaryOS on a chromebook. The keyboard top row has Xf86-like keys which are wrongly mapped as F keys by the hardware. Therefore I made a script to change the keymap at boot with Xmodmap. It ...
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Shift is switching keys when pressed 1 time

When I want to type in uppercase (for example) I hold shift during my typing. However, I notice that Elementary is doing something odd: when I press shift key, even though I release it immediately, it ...
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How can I swap the “fn” and “control” keys on a 2011 Macbook Pro?

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro "8,1". The left order on the keyboard looks like so: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- | | | alt | ⌘| ...
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emoji support in Juno

Emoji Keyboard Help! I am trying to get emojis to display via ibus settings but am having no luck. Steps to reproduce Go to iBus Preferences and set shortcut Trigger shortcut Select emoji like ...
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Hotkeys do not work when switching to Russian

Many programs stop replying to the letter keys on the keyboard when switching to the Russian layout. For example, a blender. Both Inkscape and Gimp have problems. In Ubuntu, POP! OS, Manjaro, Open ...
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Can't type in my password when waking laptop from sleep mode

When I put my Vaio E Series laptop into sleep mode and wake it up, I can move my mouse and click things, but can't type my password with my keyboard at the login screen. I can click the submit ...
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Trackpad and keyboard not working on MacBook Air Retina 2018

Trying to run a live version USB drive for testing - elementary OS 5.0 Juno The same USB runs the build just fine on my 2015 iMac but I get no trackpad and keyboard function on my MacBook Air Retina ...
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno is not using ibus as input method

I'm not able to make Elementary OS use ibus as a default input method (IM). I have installed ibus but I'm not sure what I have to do further. Why I think it's not used as IM is because I've de-...
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How can I fix keyboard layouts changing very slowly?

When I have 2 keyboard layouts (russian and english) they change slowly. How can I fix it?
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Can't connect a Bluetooth keyboard [closed]

Setting determines a keyboard, it't logitech K480. After pressing to connect, it says can't connect. Checked keyboard on other devices pairs ok. Same things happen to the bluetooth speakers.
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Why is ElementaryOS not processing the “V” key when capslock is toggled on?

If I enable capslock on my US keyboard layout Thinkpad X1 Carbon, the "v" key becomes inoperable; nothing happens when I press it until I disable capslock. Here's the output of xev when capslock is ...
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Trouble connecting a bluetooth keyboard

I'm after getting some help to make a bluetooth keyboard work, I can't figure out how to get it to connect and stay connected so it will work to allow me to enter my password when switching the PC on. ...
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Sound and keys on chromebook (Asus c200)

I am running Elementary OS on a chromebook (Asus c200). The performance is great, but I do not have sound, nor the "function" keys work as intended (reload, brightness, full screen, etc). Is there a ...
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Terminal command for closing program

I'm used to quickly closing windows on i3wm and SwayWM, where I would just press WIN+SHIFT+Q. I've already checked and there are no alternatives for elementary OS except ALT+F4, which is annoying ...
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Bluetooth Keeps Getting Turned Off at Wake up

After sometime of my desktop being suspended, if I wake up the machine, bluetooth is turned off. I need to plug a usb mouse to reenable bluetooth via the indicator and then I can use my devices as ...
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How to replace ç (c cedilla) with English (US, international with dead keys) keyboard

I freshly installed ElementaryOS, I speak French, have a QWERTY keyboard so I use English (US, international with dead keys) keyboard (useful to do "é" for exemple) And it's supposed to do a "ç" when ...
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Typing freezes the system for a short time

So... i'm new in ElementaryOS and and I'm having some problems with freezes Basically when I write something on the keyboard after a short time without writing anything, the system freezes for 1 - 3 ...
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Change click drag/resize button on keyboard

Currently I have to use the windows key plus left/right click to effect my windows, I would like to use Alt for this action. How can I change this?
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How to get cursor autofocus on login screen? [closed]

Is there a way to get the cursor to autofocus on login screen? Currently I have to use the mouse to get the cursor to the login screen in order to enter the password. I would like to be able to just ...
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How to unlock without the mouse? [closed]

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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Trouble connecting wireless keyboard (connection loop)

I'm experiencing weird behaviour with my wireless Dell keyboard. After pairing it seems to be stuck in a connection loop. It's added again and again until I turn it off. What's more, other bluetooth ...
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Keyboard layout switch delay

I've just upgraded to Juno and I'm having some troubles with keyboard layout switching. When I try to switch layout (from US to RU and vice versa) with Alt+Shift shortcut it actually switches only ...
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Canadian English Keyboard Layout?

I recently installed Elementary OS on my computer and for some reason Canadian English is not on the list of available keyboard layouts, which is weird since I can see Nigerian, Ghanaian, and ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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How to Show Caps lock, Number Lock in right corner?

I'm new to Elementary OS. I was running Debian with Gnome2. My laptop does not have LED indicators for caps lock or any lock for that matter. Is there an applet for Elementary OS to display this? "...
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VirtualBox Windows 10 Guest no keyboard on Start Menu

Experiencing odd behavior only in my Windows 10 Guest. When I click the start menu, no keyboard output goes to the VM. I can still click on applications with the mouse. I've also seen this in the VPN ...
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volume keyboard shortcut changed now i cant use my volume buttons

i made a volume raise and lower keyboard shortcut then my original volume buttons stopped working i tried making them the shortcut and that wont work because i have to use more than one key in a ...
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Touchpad doesn't work with keyboard

How to disable touchpad stop when typing? I know how to do it on Ubuntu, but there are other settings and this item no.
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How do I enter the Euro Symbol €

I need to use a shortcut in order to enter the Euro symbol: € like Alt+Ctrl+E in windows. What do you suggest?
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Keyboard layout permanently modified/corrupted. Need help!

After restarting elementary many keystrokes return the wrong value, consistently across all keyboard layouts. I tried French, German, Japanese Layouts. Its also not due to my physical keyboard, which ...
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Keyboard indicators always on

I installed Elementary os 0.4.1 loki on my Sony SVE1513W1RB. First I encountered a problem when the system wakes up from suspend keyboard and touch pad won't work. Fixed this problem by adding i8042....
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Keyboard special function keys don't work over Bluetooth

I've paired an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 with my Dell E7470 running elementaryOS Loki and the secondary function keys don't work. Strangely, when connected over USB they work perfectly fine (though it ...
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Bind command to unused F7 key

I have a Dell XPS 13 from 2016. The F7 key is unused. The other F-keys are bound to xf86 keys. I want to turn my F7 key into a screen off key, running xset dpms force off but custom shortcuts can'...
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Touchpad & keyboard (and other) problems kernel 4.13

When installing loki 0.4.1 (fresh install) everything worked fine,but after updating my laptop my touchpad (synaptics) does not respond to touch input anymore and also when holding down any key it ...
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Key repeat does not work after last OS update

As the title says, keyboard repeat stopped working. I mean the behavior which causes repeating key presses when holding a button. For example holding the right arrow should move my cursor between ...
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How to rebind the copy/paste shortcut keys?

I am an emacs user, and the elementaryOS short-cut keys for copy/paste really bug me. Is it possible to rebind C-c, C-v, C-a to super-c, super-v, super-a etc? (where super is the cmd/win key - i use a ...
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

I'm on a MBP coming from OSX. I'd like to switch Super and Ctrl in all scenarios. I know it's very easy and requires installing nothing because I did it last night while trying out this distro, but ...