Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Some keyboard keys not working after install

Z,X,V,M,N,right alt and left arrow key do not work every time they are pressed and with time they stop working completely. Was having no issues with Linux mint but now while using mint, problem occurs ...
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No keyboard backlight after Elementary OS install

Just installed Elementary OS on my late 2011 Macbook Pro but the keyboard backlight is no longer on and I cannot find a way to turn it on. I have gone to keyboard settings and there is no option for ...
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keyboard issues on elementary 5.1.5

I've just moved from Mint 19.3 to Elementary 5.1.5 and I'm not finding the proper keyboard configuration. I've selected two options but both present the same problem: Brazilian Portuguese language ...
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Elementaryos Hera (5,1) how to disable tablet mode in login screen

Recently I installed elementaryos Hera to my dell inspiron 5378 which is a 2 in 1 laptop. Whenever I unlock my pc, my pc is in tablet mode in most of the time which disables the keyboard and sometimes ...
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multi coloured backlit keyboard - any apps to control this in Linux/

I saw one over at Git Hub for MSI keyboards, but not sure if it would work for HP ones...I can turn the backlighting on an off ok using the Fn key, but the factory (W10 based setup) has an app that ...
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Keyboard unresponsive on lockscreen

Sometimes, not all the time, there is a 5 seconds lag on lockscreen before I can type my password. More of a lag, it's really like the OS is taking his time to enable typing on the keyboard, no keys ...
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not possible to switch Keyboard light on

I have a dell e6420. The keyboard light is not running with elemetary. How is it possible to fixit?
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shift button behavior has changed

Previously, the shift worked as it should, now it still works as it should, and also produces keyboard shortcuts for such shift + alt. However, today I noticed that when I in gravit designer tried to ...
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Problem when triggering the Keyboard brightness with (Fn + F9) and (Fn + F10)

I'm 05 days trying to decrease and increase the brightness of my keyboard through the Fn + F9 -> Decrease and Fn + F10 -> Increase keys and I can't. I've tried everything but it doesn't work. As I ...
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New install experience flaw: Keyboard layout

When installing you are greeted with the network screen. Here users have to type in wifi passwords. In my opinion, keyboard layout should be the first screen. I couldn't type my password because it ...
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Simulating OS X keyboard behaviour (German Keyboard Layout)

I am thinking about switching from OS X to Elementary OS but I would like to keep using the exact same keyboard layout as before as I still need it for my work laptop and I would like to avoid ...
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Trackpad and keyboard suddenly not working on MacBook 3,1

I've been using and enjoying eOS on a 2007 MacBook for about a month now, but as the fans often run at full speed for simply having a single HTML5 YouTube tab open in Firefox, I found myself scouring ...
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Keyboard wont pair (Not a repeated question.)

So uh, i own a logitech K480 and it dosnt pair with this operating system. I read another post about a appcenter app that allows you to pair, but none of then worked. Please help. edit: bluetooth ...
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Could we see an system-wide autocorrect feature?

I mean, I know is Linux but as a user-friendly desktop it would be awesome
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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on login screen; cannot switch to tty

So out of the blue my elementaryOS 5.1 has stopped responding on the login screen. Whereas yesterday everything worked perfectly fine, today I get stuck because both mouse and keyboard stop working ...
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No keyboard if I unplug the charger on my netbook

when I unplug my netbook, I can use my keyboard. I can write my password on login screen, but nothing on the softwares (firefox, mail etc...) I must close and open the session for my keyboard is OK I'...
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How do i enable the numeric keys (on the right side of my keyboard) under elementary OS 5.1.3

The numeric keypad on the right side of my keyboard does not appear to work under elementary OS 5.1.3. I checked the keyboard settings and there does not appear to be any settings related to this. I ...
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my keyboard and trackpad just stop working a few minutes after install

i just finished installing Elementary OS ( the last version) and it worked well for a de minutes, then the keyboard and the trackpad just stopped working. I feel like it's a driver related problem ...
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Japanese keyboard

I want to type japanese characters but I can't setup japanese keyboard. I added new japanese language in settings but it seems that I only can type latin characters with it. I tried to use IBus, but ...
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How do I pass the Ctrl-key through to an application? Elementary seems to be swallowing it

My company uses Amazon Workspaces to support remote access to our network. I ran the client without a hitch on Ubuntu 19.10/20.04 but I just switched to Elementary and now I can't get the application ...
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Japanese input in elementary OS 5.1.3 Hera

I have looked through every answer here concerning this problem, but could not find a working solution. Does anyone know how to set up Japanese language so i can actually type Japanese characters? ...
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How to add sound to keyboard layout switch?

Since there is about a second delay between the time I switch the keyboard via CapsLock and actual keyboard switching I'm constantly retyping the text which was written in a wrong language, moreover I ...
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Keyboard not working in login screen

Recently I installed Elementary OS Hera on my Dell XPS 9570 and it seemed to be working perfectly fine until I ran into this problem: my keyboard is not responding in Greeter and I cannot login into ...
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Switch keyboard layout in lock screen on the fly for double keyboard

I have this situation: my nb (a Mi Air 12.5" 2018) has US keyboard layout. After 2 years I'm now got used to this keyboard layout. As the screen is quite small, I usually plug the notebook to an ...
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keyboard and bank security app

My keyboard stop working properly since I installed elementary os number six is not working in any of the keys. besides that some keys are not working in my brazil, no dead keys keyboard (I also ...
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How To Select Dvorak Layout

I don't see any options for selecting Dvorak layout in US English (or any other languages). How do I change to dvorak keyboard layout? Distributor ID: elementary Description: elementary OS 5.1 ...
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SHIFT + 2 issue, instead of the @ symbol I'm getting a "

Can anyone advise how to reassign the symbol that is generated when pressing "SHIFT" and "2"? Typically it's the key combo that is used for the @ symbol, however my fresh install on a Toshiba R830 is ...
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Change input layout with shortcut

So, when I press Ctrl + Space the OS cycles between the input layouts that I have. The problem with that is that Switch layout is Alt + Shift as default and still Ctrl + Space works. I already search ...
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xkb_symbols missing

After I installed my eOS Juno some time ago (right now it migrated to 5.1 Hera) I found a script that allows to re-map keys for an external numpad (Inatek) using xkb_symbols. It worked fine but I did ...
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Keyboard unresponsive on login

I recently did a fresh installation of Hera 5.1, and since then my laptop keyboard is unresponsive on the greeter login screen. The touchpad and wireless mouse both work, but I can't type in my ...
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Issues with USB External Keyboard connected to Lenovo Thinkpad T480s through Lenovo USB-C Dock 2nd Gen

I installed Elementary OS 5.1 Hera on my Lenovo T480s Laptop and almost everything works smoothly. However, I am experiencing a minor (but annoying) issue with the docking station. At the start-up, ...
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USB Keyboard freezes

The USB keyboard connected to a 2011 iMac running the latest elementary os has stated randomly freezing, sometimes an unplug/replug works. Have tried an alternate keyboard same problem. Tried this ...
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Specific keys not working: 1, 2, 3, 4, p, backspace

After a long 11+ years of Ubuntu, openSuse, Windows 10 mixed usage, I got attracted to "elementary OS". Hence installed it on my laptop. Was working fine for first few days. Day by day I started ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work sometimes

The keyboard shortcuts doesn't work SOMETIMES when I boot up the PC. It's completelly random, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's all configured in the Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcut ...
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How to install fingerprint scanner

I have a Lenovo T440p and I previously had the fingerprint scanner installed on Mint 19.3. I tried to reinstall it using the same sudo commands and it came back with a repository not found message. ...
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How to select US International as Keyboard layout?

How do I select English International as my keyboard layout? It does not appear in System Settings > Keyboard when I click on +:
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Issue installing switchboard-plugin-keyboard

I'm having an issue with getting the keyboard plugin to work in switchboard. I've installed both switchboard and switchboard-plugin-keyboard via the terminal with the commands - sudo apt install ...
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Atheros AR9485 works ONLY on live-media

MY SITUATION Recently I decided I wanted to change OS my Samsung NP270E5E, as Windows 10 was getting considerably slow and stuttery and I need it to be smooth enough to let me work without hiccups. ...
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Shift Keys+Left/Right Arrows Behave Like Home/End Keys, Can't Highlight Text

I just installed elementary OS on a 64gb flashdrive via my Acer Chromebook (which has media keys instead of function keys). Everything is working swimmingly except for my inability to select text (...
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keyboard wont work!

I have recently installed elementaryOS on to my sisters HP streampad as the dreaded windows killed the system with updates. Everything seems to work fine however the keyboard does not work and im at a ...
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Keyboard and trackpad are not responding when booting from flash drive on my 2017 macbook

I am trying to install 5.1 on my mid 2017 macbook from a flash drive. I get to the welcome screen, but I can't do anything there, as the trackpad and keyboard are not responding. As the macbook has ...
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Keyboard layout switch in different windows

How can I enable different keyboard layout for different applications (different windows)? I'm use elementary OS 5.1 Hera. Каким образом можно настроить чтобы переключение раскладки клавиатуры ...
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How would I go about disabling my Page Up key?

Good evening. Due to a hardware issue, my keyboard thinks the Page Up key is getting pressed continuously. I've removed the physical key, no cigar. Unfortunately, this is a laptop, and I've tried ...
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Can't type page-up, page-down, home, or end. Function key acts like super

Received a folding bluetooth keyboard (iClever IC-BK06) as a gift. For space efficiency, page-up ("PgUp"), page-down ("PgDn"), Home, and End are mapped as function ("Fn") +up, +down, +Left, and +right ...
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Numpad don't work

recently I have installed elementary OS but my numpad don't work. I have tried installing several applications, but there wasn't much difference. Can someone help me how to turn it on?
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Keyboard doesn't work immediately at login screen

On a new install of elementary OS on a laptop, at the login screen, the keyboard does not work. After clicking around randomly, eventually I am able to type. If I plug in an external USB keyboard, ...
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International Keyboard

I just installed version 5.1 and need to type in Spanish. I can't find where to add the international layout to the keyboard. It does not appear on the keyboard layout options on system settings.
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Add shortcut for character

I just bought a Samsung Style S51 Pro notebook, however, some genius in Samsung decided to not include the backslash and pipeline key. My keyboard layout is Portuguese Brazil (in the English version ...
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Right Numeric keypad stopped working on Elementary OS

I am pretty new to the Linux Environment and the first Distro I wanted to try was the Elementary OS, so far it's been amazing experience. So it's been a week I am using Elementary OS and all of a ...
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Is Elementary OS designed for Mac keyboards?

Hey there I would like to get into the Linux world and Elementary OS looks very nice. Currently I'm using Windows and would like to leave it. When I read some information from the homepage I always ...

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