Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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How can I enable Japanese input?

Back in the Luna days I used ibus to type in Japanese, and could switch between input methods using CtrlSpace. In Freya, I've tried to install ibus through the terminal, looking through the ibus page ...
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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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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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How do I enable NumLock at login?

I'd like to be able to use my number pad immediately after login without having to manually activate it by pressing NumLock.
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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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How can I set my keyboard layout up similar to macOS?

The basic stuff: I want to be able to switch apps with ⌘Tab, copy and paste with ⌘C and ⌘V etc.
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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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How do I type in multiple languages on elementary OS?

I hail from Asia and am fluent in three languages. This means that I often find myself switching keyboards when I have to type. However, I can't seem to find the way to type in other languages beside ...
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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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How can I switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Freya?

After having set-up multiple keyboard layouts how can I switch between them using a keyboard shortcut?
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How to type “@” on a Macbook 2.1

I have set the keyboard layout to "Macintosh". On a Macbook Pro I can use Right Alt + L to get a @ but the Macbook 2.1 doesn't have a right Alt key.
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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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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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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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Apple keyboard - swap alt and super keys

I'd like to use my Apple wired keyboard with Elementary OS, so I want to swap the Alt and Super keys. I've tried the changes that work for Ubuntu but they have no effect. Can anyone advise? Thanks.
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How do I enter the rupee sign?

I just found out in settings that elementary OS has an option to add the rupee symbol as an additional symbol on the number four key as seen in the below screenshot, but how do I enter that symbol? I'...
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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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CTRL-whatever and Shift-whatever require double tap

After the update yesterday (2/3), epiphany 3.8.10 and some OS updates, using Shift and CTRL require double tapping. For example, if I'm doing CTRL-C I have to type C twice. If I want to make a capital ...
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Prevent keyboard layout and options from being reset by system

I am using a custom keyboard layout and custom options not supported through the Settings > Keyboard GUI. My workaround to this is to create a script that sets the layout and its options with: ...
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Keyboard on login screen (greeter) not changeable

If I'm on login screen the keyboard layout is always set to US and there's no option to chose a different. It says "No other keyboard layout selectable". This is very annoying for password entering :/...
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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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Canadian English Keyboard Layout?

I recently installed Elementary OS on my computer and for some reason Canadian English is not on the list of available keyboard layouts, which is weird since I can see Nigerian, Ghanaian, and ...
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How can I find the source code that relates to keyboard settings UIs

I'm really keen to tackle some minor bug-fixes (I hope) for Elementary OS but am struggling to find the relevant source code amongst the plethora of source code branches. Major barriers to me finding ...
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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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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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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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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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How to NOT disable touchpad while typing?

In Elementary OS 0.4 Loki, the default behavior is to disable the touchpad while typing. However, this is undesired, especially while playing games. I want to be able to type and use the touchpad at ...
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Is there any way to enable a screen keyboard when input is required?

I just upgraded from Freya to Loki and realised that it has touchscreen support! Which made me happy since it works perfectly. The only problem is that when I have to type something I have to use the ...
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Control pointer using keyboard on Freya

How can I control pointer using keyboard instead of mouse on elementary OS Freya? Universal Access > Pointing and Clicking > Mouse keys (turn on) ... yeah it works but pointer's speed is ridiculously ...
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When I try to access the keyboard settings, the app just closes. How do I access the keyboard settings?

I'm trying to open the keyboard settings from the System Settings app, and the app just closes down. Every other item opens just fine. elementary os 0.3 freya Linux 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 Please ...
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How to use the decimal point in the calculator under a Spanish Locale?

English: Hello I want to use the point of the calculator "." the numeric keypad but it only takes me "," the other way gives me error. Any way you could configure this without ...
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How to install and use Avro keyboard in Elementary OS 5.0 Juno?

I am new in elementary os. Previously I was using Windows 10. I am trying to be used to in elementary os. I have to write some of my documents in Bangla language. Is it possible to get avro or any ...
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How to Show Caps lock, Number Lock in right corner?

I'm new to Elementary OS. I was running Debian with Gnome2. My laptop does not have LED indicators for caps lock or any lock for that matter. Is there an applet for Elementary OS to display this? "...
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno is not using ibus as input method

I'm not able to make Elementary OS use ibus as a default input method (IM). I have installed ibus but I'm not sure what I have to do further. Why I think it's not used as IM is because I've de-...
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Dead keys not working on Elementary OS Loki

I added both the Spanish default keyboard layout and the Spanish with dead keys layout from System Settings, but in most applications,when I try to do an accentuated á vowel, in turn it writes: ´a. 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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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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Keyboard layout switch delay

I've just upgraded to Juno and I'm having some troubles with keyboard layout switching. When I try to switch layout (from US to RU and vice versa) with Alt+Shift shortcut it actually switches only ...
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

I'm on a MBP coming from OSX. I'd like to switch Super and Ctrl in all scenarios. I know it's very easy and requires installing nothing because I did it last night while trying out this distro, but ...
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How do I change the keyboard layout?

I would like to know how to change my keyboard from an English layout to a Portuguese (Brazil) layout.
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Switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Loki

Another question addresses a shortcut in Freya (0.3), but Alt+space is not working as a keyboard shortcut for me in Loki (0.4). Also it no longer shows as a custom shortcut in alongside the others: ...
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Function keys on t450s always active

It seems all the function keys are active by default on my lenovo t450s with elementary OS Freya. E.g. F5 and F6 control screen brightness on press. Usually I have to hold or hit the Fn key first. ...
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Dead-keys not working in Skype

I cannot accentuate vowels (or any other letter) in the chat of Skype using dead keys (in the Spanish keyboard-layout) as I do in other applications, where I type "´" and then "e", resulting in "é". ...
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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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How to type “ë” using shift+e? (as in US international layout Windows version)

So here's the deal, I want to be able to type "ë" using shift+"+e. This can't be done with the keyboard layouts in elementary OS, I've tried changing it to US International and Alternative ...
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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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Hotkeys do not work when switching to Russian

Many programs stop replying to the letter keys on the keyboard when switching to the Russian layout. For example, a blender. Both Inkscape and Gimp have problems. In Ubuntu, POP! OS, Manjaro, Open ...
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Why is ElementaryOS not processing the “V” key when capslock is toggled on?

If I enable capslock on my US keyboard layout Thinkpad X1 Carbon, the "v" key becomes inoperable; nothing happens when I press it until I disable capslock. Here's the output of xev when capslock is ...
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Trouble connecting a bluetooth keyboard

I'm after getting some help to make a bluetooth keyboard work, I can't figure out how to get it to connect and stay connected so it will work to allow me to enter my password when switching the PC on. ...

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