Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Connecting Logitech KB Bluetooth issue

Elemental v6.1 Blue Tooth keyboard Logitech 920-004013 Device shows up in Bluetooth as available on first attempt, but presents a code number on the OS screen to verify. Clicking “Pair” does nothing. ...
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Bluetooth keyboard disconnecting

I'm having some strange problems with my Bluetooth keyboard. After successful pairing and usage the connection drops and the panel bluetooth icon is flashing the dot. If I click on the icon and the ...
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Data encryption in elementary OS

The home PC has elementary OS. When installing the system, I encrypted the data. After the next boot, I enter the password, but it does not accept the password. The password is 100% correct. I changed ...
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Keyboard and Mouse Stopped Working

I just ran an update through app center this morning Sun Jan 9th. The only update was to the OS. I then tried to map a drive and the files app locked up, so I rebooted, and after reboot, I noticed my ...
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Is there any API to get the list of installed apps, all and available keyboard layouts?

I am working on an app for elementaryOS. I need some information and functionality from the OS, so I want to know if there any Vala/Glib/etc API to: Get a list of all the installed apps in the system ...
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Whenever i use backspace on my keyboard, it does strange behaviour like continuously scrolling downn, or printing ~ on terminal

So this problem has been persisting, ever since i installed ubuntu once. From there on in any oS that i try, the backspace, delete keys exhibit strange behaviour. They either print ~ on terminal , ...
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How can I enable and adjust Macbook Pro 2013's keyboard backlight?

Earlier today I went ahead and replaced MacOS with Manjaro Deepin, but I decided to shop around some more for other distros and came across Elementary OS. Everything on Elementary seems to be working ...
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Wrong laptop keyboard behaviour

I have been using Elementary OS on my Lenovo S145 laptop for several months now. Today I decided to connect an external USB keyboard to my laptop. However, this broke the native keyboard of the laptop....
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Caps Lock as Ctrl buggy

It used to work before Odin. I have English as my default input method, and Vietnamese as second. Whenever I switch to Vi, the caps lock doesn't work as ctrl anymore, even if I switch back to En by ...
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How to get cursor text navigation like MacOS - cmd(ctrl) for end/start of line, option(alt) for next/prev word

I'm using ElementaryOS 6 on my main desktop computer and looking for text cursor navigation like MacOS. Example: When you hold cmd and left or right arrow keys, it navigates to the beginning/end of ...
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Persian Keyboard Windows layout missing

Does anyone know what to do about this Persian keyboard windows layout? It does not show on elementary os 6. The Persian keyboard I have is another time. Help kindly!
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Bluetooth not detected devices and not connection devices

After installing Elementary Odin on "Lenovo Ideapad 320", check Bluetooth devices, but no device appeared, even clicking to enable bluetooth.when validating status bluetooth return this ...
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Elementary OS Delete Key not working

i installed elementaryOS a few days ago, and i noticed that my Delete key (not Backspacekey,in German Entf) is not working, it's not a hardware issue I already checked that with key-mon.
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Input (keyboard/mouse/touch pad) doesn't work while on integrated graphics

I have integrated intel and discrete nvidia graphics. After an update my input stopped working while I'm using intel as soon as I log into desktop environment. Looks like updating nvidia drivers from ...
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Keyboard & touchpad and mouse

I use a Macbook pro 16 I tried to install Elementary OS and I haven’t been able to 1 my keyboard did not work 2 my toucpad or mouse did either work. Is there a fix for that soon. I do not have a ...
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How to force lock num to be always on

In previous versions of elementray OS you could make "numeric pad keys always enter digits". See this answer and screenshot below: This setting is also available on Ubuntu (see this answer)....
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Brightness adjustment broken - Lenovo Yoga 6 13ARE05

Installed 5.1.7 Hera on my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 6 13ARE05); everything except brightness control seems to be working great. Brightness keyboard controls and System Settings -> Power -> Display ...
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Shift key stopped working

I am using Elementary os 5.1.7. Both my shift keys are not working. Previously I was using Ubuntu 20.04 and the keys were working absolutely fine.
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How to switch to Hiragana keyboard

I am new to linux and I have just installed elementary OS 5.1.7 hera (built on Ubintu 18.04.4 LTS). I can't change the keyboard to hiragana layout. When I go to system settings>keyboard>layout ...
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Configuring the wing panel [duplicate]

I lost the keyboard layout indicator from the wing panel. I reinstalled the system language settings and keyboard settings, but it didn't help. Any ideas how to fix this?
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Don't have keyboard section in system settings anymore

the other day, my keyboard and mouse stopped working after an update at restart So I ran this command sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all And now, I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut and ...
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Problem with keyboard language indicator

Good morning to all. I use two languages in my laptop. English US and Greek languages. In my first installation of Elementary the indicator was at the top right corner without to do something special ...
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keyboard layout language is not detectable

I cant find the keyboard language from the list suggested or the detection mechanism (assign english). apparently it is english yet no english version from the list is compatible. this is how it is: a ...
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Laptop's keyboard is not working

I'm just finishing installing Elementary OS but I got a problem. Really, the problem was not on this installation, but it was on Linux Mint 20 update. I was running Linux Mint 20 and I got some system ...
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Tried to add a Japanese keyboard layout but ended up with messed layout

I tried to add the Japanese input method and so I installed fcitx to do so as I read it was the best. It didn't work so I tried on ibus and also uninstalled the fcitx software after that and I don't ...
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Some keyboard keys not working after install

The Z, X, V, M, N, right alt and left arrow keys do not work every time they are pressed and with time they stop working completely. I was having no issues with Linux Mint but now while using Mint, ...
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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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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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How to switch the keyboard light on?

I have a Dell e6420. The keyboard light is not working with elementary OS. How is it possible to fix it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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