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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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CTRL + SHIFT + key when using CTRL+SHIFT to switch keyboard layout

OS - El Loki stable. Hello! I have a problem when i use PHPStorm or something. For example i need to Push my commits to git. I press ctrl+shift+k and keyboard layout switch first, and CTRL+SHIFT+K ...
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C720 Function Key Configuration

I have eOS running great on an Acer C720 with the exception of the function keys. That model like other chromebooks uses non-standard f1-f12 settings. Does anyone have any resource for getting these ...
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Can the keyboard layout name on the panel be edited?

Among others I often switch by short-key between two different layouts of the same language: English (US) and English (US, international with dead keys). But both are indicated in the panel with the ...
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How to use the compose key in Qt apps?

In elementary OS 0.4 Loki the compose key work in the stock applications but not in the Qt/KDE ones (such as Anki). Is there a way so that the input method configured in System Settings can be used in ...
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Keyboard layout for single window [duplicate]

I have installed elementary OS Loki. I cannot find the option which allows me to have different keyboard layouts for different windows. Will this option be enabled or how to figure out with it? Thanks....
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Use macOS-style modifier keys

I'm using a Macintosh-style keyboard with Loki and would like my modifier keys to work as they do in OS X. That is, I would like: to copy, paste, new window with Super (Cmd) by default and not Ctrl ...
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Greater than issue with spanish keyboard

I have a problem with spanish keyboard. I've selected spanish (traditional) keyboard but when I press greater than key (> or <) it types º and if I press º key (next to the number 1) it types < ...
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Problems on the keyboard, some missing options

Some keyboard options not displayed. This options are missing on the keyboard settings of Loki: Character Maps, Text Entry Settings and Keyboard Layout Chart. In the Freya had these options. The ...
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Where's Keyboard Options in Loki?

In Freya System Settings under Keyboard there used to be the Options tab with lots of options for configuring 3rd level key, ctrl key position, Alt/Win behavior etc... Where can I access these options ...
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Loki - Media Keys, Shortcuts, Volume Keys broken

As per the recent Reddit post, some of the Hotkeys cannot be assigned as shortcuts and the Screenshot shortcuts do not work at all no matter which shortcut combo is selected. My Xiaomi Mibook has ...
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I can't pair my Apple Mouse and Keyboard

How to add my Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard to OS? In Device Search doesn't recognize any of device.
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How to Remove Desktop Overlay in elementary OS Freya

I recently installed a program called nemo which is a file manager meant to replace the default GNOME files manager. I installed it using the tutorial and it said that if I wanted to remove the ...
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I have my password with an accent and i can't put them

I need to know how to put an accent in Elementary OS I have a QWERTY keyboard in spanish, please help me!
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Keyboard & touchpad unresponsive after suspend

I recently bought this old laptop of Panasonic CF-B10, and installed Elementary OS Freya. Everything works fine except one problem which is driving me crazy: the keyboard and touchpad are frozen after ...
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How do i have Caps Lock switching keyboard layout and Shift+Caps Lock enabling Caps Lock?

It's a pretty easy to get this behaivor using ubuntu - I just enable keyborard layout switching by Caps Lock and Shift+Caps Lock automatically become Caps Lock switcher. When using elementary I try ...
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Icon for language input method selection missing

I am using elementary os 0.3.2 (Freya 64-bit), and install English and Chinese language packages. However, I can't find keyboard input method selection icon on the system settings. How can I choose ...
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Maximise Windows Vertically custom command

On kde there are built in keyboard shortcuts that expand the current windows either horizontally whilst keeping the vertical dimension or vice versa. I was hoping to add a custom keyboard shortcut to ...
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Change Slingshot Launcher assigned key

I changed the my slinghot launcher key form Super+Space to just the Super key using: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu ['Super_L']" I want to revert this process and ...
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Symbols in keyboard [duplicate]

I've been searching how to write in Elementary OS symbols which don't appear on the keyboard, I mean," £ ", "♣ " , " ♥ ". I used lots of years Windows and they can be written by pressing ALT + (...
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Freya “forgets” keyboard shortcut after reboot

I have a problem with the shortcut for switching the keyboard layout, which is "Alt+Space" as per default. I have to set it manually for each single session, meaning that right after I boot up Freya ...
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After update all settings in system settings -> languages and regions are empty

Now i have installed OS the third time... Everytime after the installation i can set the language/the systemlanguage to GERMAN. When i make the update my keyboard layout is us and the settings are ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout with keyboard shortcut

I have a problem with switching elementaryOS Freya layout. Shortcut is default (Alt+Space), but when you press it - it opens menu window instead of changing layout. I though a good solution would be ...
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I would like to use greek letters on me keyboard, can you help?

First of all, great job, I love it ! But one tiny problem for me... How can I put a Greek keyboard on it. I've installed elementary OS Freya on my old "greek" computer, but I can't use the greek ...
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Where do I find the @ symbol in Freya on a Mac?

After installing elementary on my Macbook Air I can't produce the @ symbol with the keyboard. It's not Ctrl + Alt + q as in Ubuntu or any other combination that I could think of. Copy and paste works ...
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Differing behavior of <Super>+Tab [closed]

Super+Tab (e.g. Windows+Tab) key combination sometimes works like Alt+Tab meaning it toggles between windows of the current workspace, but sometimes it toggles between active workspaces. Why is that?
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Can't change keyboard layout in opened Application menu

When Application menu is opened, it's not possible to switch input language, so you should close it, switch, and open again. Screenshot shortcut is not working in this mode too. I use secondary ...
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Rechange hotkey from keyboard to mouse

If press "Win+W" or "Win+A", it opens a multitasking view. How rechange this hotkey to mouse key? Exp "LeftClick + RightClick" or "Middle Button + Right".
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My keyboard is not working on elementary OS [closed]

My built in type cover is not working on Freya (0.3.2) running on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.But my trackpad works perfectly. Both keyboard and trackpad work when using Windows 10 Pro.
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Keyboard layout changes on alt tab

My Lenovo G40 has a BR layout keyboard that works fine until I bough a US layout mechanical keyboard, after that I cannot set the us layout as default in any way. It aways change to BR, after and ...
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Laggy keyboard input on elementary OS compared to Windows 10

On my computer keyboard input has a 1> second delay compared to Windows 10 which has 0 delay. The computer is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E and it has always been like this
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How to change Super + L screen lock command? [duplicate]

When you press Super + L, it locks the screen. This shortcut is not available in the keyboard settings to change, for some reason. I'd love to change the command dm-tool -lock command that it executes ...
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Installing Japanese language as system language make me unable to access Keyboard Setting [closed]

After installing Japanese as my system language, I can not access the Keyboard Setting in System Setting anymore. Clicking the icon brings me to a crash report window.
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Turn off keyboard backlight automatically

I use elementary OS Freya on a macbook pro 5,3. Can keyboard backlight be turned off after some time of inactivity ?
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Keyboard delay - missing last character

I recently installed elementary OS 0.3.2 64-bit and am experiencing a weird keyboard behavior when typing. After a few seconds when everything is OK, the following happens: Characters are not ...
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Black screen with Linux kernel 3.19.0.41

I have a PC with elementary OS only and after loading screen and elementary logo there is just a black screen instead of login screen. My keyboard acts like it's unplugged, it doesn't respond to num ...
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Keyboard Layout shortcut conflict

I read THIS answer that was really good on how to change the keyboard layout with Left Ctrl + Left Shift, but when I use Ctrl Shift C (to copy on terminals) and Ctrl Shift V (to paste on ...
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Brightness keys (fn5 and fn6) not working

Just installed the newest elementary os on my asus ux305, and all the fn keys but the brightness dont, i already tried every solution i found on the internet with no positive solution.
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Can't change the shortcuts from keyboard layout

I saw some other people having the same problem but none of them helped me to fix the problem. I want to change the languages (English and Greek) by clicking alt + shift. I tried doing it by going ...
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Is it possible to swap the Alt keys of a MacBook keyboard?

I dual-boot elementary OS on my MacBook and it annoys me that the two alt keys do different things, but in particular that all characters for which I use the left alt key in OSX now require the right ...
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Shortcut to change keyboard layout doesn't work

I read about Alt+Space keyboard Shortcut to change the keyboard layout, but it is not working, despite being defined in System Settings. What am I doing wrong?
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Sticky keyboard layout

I think the question has been asked before, but seems was left without an answer. What is the possible workaround to have different keyboard layouts for different windows? Are there any 3rd-party ...
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How to use IPA Keyboard layouts in Freya

I've been trying to install the SIL IPA Unicode Keyboard to no avail. Steps taken: Added the packages.sil.org ubuntu trusty repo (they don't have one for elementary or freya) sudo apt-get install ...
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Win Key being treated as Hyper when I want it as Super

I recently changed from Arch to Elementary, and use emacs for all my programming, in Arch I had configured Caps Lock as Hyper, Windows Key as Super. In elementary Os through the keyboard settings I ...
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How can I open Terminal with a keyboard shortcut?

How I can open terminal with a keyboard shortcut? I can't open terminal pressing Ctrl+Alt+T in english layout. Can I assign my own keyboard shortcuts?
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Switch board option keyboard core dumped (Segment fault) with normal user [duplicate]

When i try to open keyboard through terminal ~$ switchboard keyboard [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 00:45:42.319800] Application.vala:155: System Settings version: 2.0 [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 00:45:42.319880] Application....
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Some plugs are failing to open in Switchboard

As you can see i have two diffrent gnome control centers. The left is default , open from application. The right was opened by Ternimal gnome-control-center. The left can't open Keyboard The right ...
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How to add icon Keyboard layout to System Tray

I have two languages are Vietnamese and English. My Shortcut is Alt+Space for change language layout. How can i add icon which language i'm using to System Tray?
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How can I hide the keyboard indicator from the panel?

I installed indicator-synapse before adding the unstable repository and it didn't install the search app, it installed something about the keyboard instead. Then I added the unstable repo and ...
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Different keyboard layout in different windows [closed]

How can I enable differend keyboard layout in different applications? Switch button in settings not working =( Теперь по-русски =) Как сделать свою раскладку для каждого окна? В юнити работало, в ...
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Problems with BR keyboard in dell mini

I need a help, because I'm newbie in Linux and I'm trying to configure the keyboard for this Dell mini, but some keys don't work, such as: |, Alt Gr, [, ] Thank's a lot.