Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Can't use question marks, slash and others

I'm very new to Linux and ElementaryOS is the very first distro I'm using. Turns out that I'm on a Laptop(Samsung Flash F30) with ABNT2 (Brazilian Portuguese) keyboard, and my Slash and question mark ...
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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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Super key not working on 2nd keyboard

I'm using a laptop (Thinkpad E570) and it's worked great with elementary OS. I usually use 2 monitors with it but had to remove one, so I started using one external monitor and the integrated lcd on ...
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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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Functional keys do nothing

Some functional keys fn+F2, fn+F3 (brightness down/up) and fn+F12(airplane mode) don't behave as they should. Pressing these combination is not recognizable in acpi_listen nor via evtest: doesn't ...
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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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Unresponsive keys

I am useless at computers so need lots if help. I eventually booted egg lementary OS on my macbook late 2019 2GB icore 2 64bit machine after alot of heartache. Every thing was running well until i ...
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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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Bluetooth HID not enable in Macbook White 4.1 ( late 2007)

I have a Macbook White 4.1 (late 2007) with elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera. I can't connect a bluetooth mouse or keyboard. See that bluetooth is configured for HCI only gustavo@macbook-white:~$ lsusb Bus ...
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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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Compose Key not working with capital letters in Chromium

In System Settings > Keyboard > Layout > Compose Key, I set it to Caps Lock. I have the keyboard layout English (intl., with AltGr dead keys). Install Chromium and Firefox In Chromium, in the ...
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Esc key suddenly started to toggle on/off the mic

I'm using EoS on a Zbook 15 (G1). It worked just fine, but suddenly I noticed Esc key not working as expected. It seems it was remapped somhow and not when I press it turns on/off the microphone. How ...
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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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Keyboard stops working after laptop goes to sleep

I have a sony vaio laptop, model "vpceh3k1e". Every time my computer goes to sleep for inactivity my keyboard stops working, everything else still works, i click the power on button to wake ...
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why don't hotkeys work on the Russian keyboard layout?

keyboard shortcuts on the Russian keyboard layout do not work in most applications (copy, paste)
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Acer Spin 1 - Screen / Keyboard / Touchpad issues

I have an Acer Spin 1. Set up of Elementary went flawlessly. However, the Acer Spin 1 is a convertable computer that turns back on its hinge so it's a tablet. So when Elementary OS loads, the ...
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Surface Laptop 1st Gen No Keyboard

I'm trying to make my wife switch to Linux and wanted to make the transition easy via elementary OS. I booted on the USB (I had to disable secure boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) apparently or ...
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Why laptop built-in keyboard doesn't work with Elementary OS?

Before keyboard worked, but now, when I type, nothing happens. Only f2, f3, and f12 keys work. I've tested it with an external keyboard by USB and it works well. I noticed that my laptop is detecting ...
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Having an incredibly difficult time with Japanese Input/Keyboard layout in 5.1.7

My wife is a mac user, and her computer died unexpectedly. I am on Hera 5.1.7 using an HP probook 6450b. it's old, but its my best computer. She has been STRUGGGLING to get Japanese input methods and ...
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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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Disabling the Internal Keyboard

Adakah yang tahu cara menonaktifkan keyboard internal. Dan menggantikan nya dengan keyboard eksternal di sebuah laptop yang memiliki sistem operasi linux, khusus nya di elementary os hera.
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Switching into password field with TAB key?

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera on a Mac with activated LDAP login "manual login" I can not switch into the password field after providing the username. Hitting the TAB key after typing the ...
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No Volume Control HP Revolve 810 G3

I'm on Hera 5.1.6 with a HP Elitebook Revolve 810 and struggling to get the volume control keys and the volume rocker on the side of the device to work Pressing FN and the corresponding F-key for back ...
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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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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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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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