Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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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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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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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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FN key on Apple Magic Keyboard via USB not working

I've installed elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit) on my desktop PC and I'm using an Apple Magic Keyboard via USB and/or Bluetooth. Everything works fine but I can't use the fn key to get to input things ...
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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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Keyboard doesn't insert space when 'ctrl' or 'shift' pressed

I have a short question and hope someone out there can help me with that kind of problem. I've reinstalled a fresh Freya on my Laptop, everything runs without problems (as it did before) and smooth ...
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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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fcitx shows input method change popup, but does not change keyboard layout

I need 2 input languages on my elementary OS 5.0 Juno: English and Russian and I want to have different input methods in different windows. I was trying to use ibus, but it caused lags, so I have ...
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Keyboard and TouchPad stops working in Elementary OS

I recently switched from Windows to Elementary OS and i have noticed several times that the keyboard as well as the touch pad stops working. If i restart my laptop, then everything seems to work fine ...
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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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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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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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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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Keyboard Shortcut Stuck on Disable

I'm using the Logitech MK710 keyboard. There are additional function keys on the thing, and some work but some do not. For example, the email fn key does open Mail, but the calculator button does not ...
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Swapped keys with French macintosh keyboard in ElementaryOs

I'm using a French Macintosh keyboard with Loki and for some reasons the keys highlighted in the picture are swapped. How do I swap them back? Is it possible to manually change the keyboard layout? &...
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Mission Control key on a Mac keyboard

I have a Mac keyboard and I would like to know if I could use the Mission Control key (f3) instead of Super+s (Multitasking view) on Loki. I tried to set it up, but the closest I got is super+f3, but ...
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Logitech k750 Keyboard crashes Wing panel

So I recently purchase my Logitech k750 and I see that now when I boot into the latest Loki version, it doesn't boot into the os and when I decide to hook the keyboard bac after signing in, it makes ...
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How to temporarily swap <super> and <alt> keys for keyboard shortcuts

I dual run Elementary on a Macbook Pro, but I typically use an external keyboard that has the standard non-Apple layout. I like having the layout (from left to right) ctrl - super - alt but when I use ...
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live USB and keyboard

live USB and keyboard I want to use Loki on a live USB flash drive to work on my Mac mini late 2012. I successfully created a bootable Loki USB drive. The net is accessible via WiFi (by the way, ...
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Cannot write @ on the Danish Mac Keybord layout

I have installed Loki on my MacBook Pro mid 2012. The Danish keyboard layout for Mac doesn't work for me, as I cannot use @. The Danish keybord has an option to write @, but it doesn't seem to work....
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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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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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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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Is there a way to set custom keypress aliases?

Is there a way to bind aliases like Caps Lock+h = Home? Or Caps Lock+j = ⇦? On my PC I am using a Vortex poker 3 keyboard that has this and many others as the function layer and I want to use is on ...
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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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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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Keyboard Layout - ABNT2

What is the best way to permanently configure abnt2 keyboard on the terminal and phanteon?
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Norwegian Macbook Pro Keyboard Layout

The tertiary options for the keys are not accessible for me, despite having chosen the correct-seeming option in the keyboard layouts settings. That is, I cannot access the euro sign or the backslash, ...
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Mac-layout Keyboard FN Key behavior

I'm trying to modify FN Key behavior for my Mac-layout keyboard. After some search and most of them pointing to the ubuntu Community Help wiki. I'd created a empty file /etc/modprobe.d/hid_apple.conf ...
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xkb_symbols disappeared from elementaryos 5.0

I wrote some code to re-write the "dot" on my external keyboard into "comma using xkb_symbols but recently when I wanted to load the new config my eOS just: xkb_symbols: Befehl nicht gefunden. I ...
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How to add Bijoy(Bangla) keyboard layout in elementary OS Juno?

I have a physical keyboard of Bijoy(Bangla). But the default Bangla layout of elementary OS doesn't match my physical keyboard. So I want to add Bijoy layout in elementary OS.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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My keyboard completely freezes after halt/suspend (Loki 0.4.1). How do I fix this?

My laptop is basically unusable after waking up because the keyboard freezes. The only difference between waking up after suspend and waking up after halt is that after halting, even the lock screen ...
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Will Logitech K380 and MX Master work on elementary OS?

I tried googling, but cannot find a definitive answer. Here's the thing - I'm allergic to cables, so I'm using bluetooth everything. So far only Ubuntu allowed me to connect MX Master mouse and K380 ...
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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.