Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Numpad don't work

recently I have installed elementary OS but my numpad don't work. I have tried installing several applications, but there wasn't much difference. Can someone help me how to turn it on?
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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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International Keyboard

I just installed version 5.1 and need to type in Spanish. I can't find where to add the international layout to the keyboard. It does not appear on the keyboard layout options on system settings.
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Add shortcut for character

I just bought a Samsung Style S51 Pro notebook, however, some genius in Samsung decided to not include the backslash and pipeline key. My keyboard layout is Portuguese Brazil (in the English version ...
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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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Is Elementary OS designed for Mac keyboards?

Hey there I would like to get into the Linux world and Elementary OS looks very nice. Currently I'm using Windows and would like to leave it. When I read some information from the homepage I always ...
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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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How to install two keyboard layouts (Korean/English) and switch between them?

I set to 1) system } keboard } insert to korea+english 2) korea selected } layout change: shift+CapsLock 3) enghlist selected } layout change: shift+CapsLock i want to language change at press shift+...
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Rebind Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Just a quick question. I have a Logitech MX Master mouse and the thumb button on it is bound by default to Ctrl+Alt+Tab. In Elementary, this looks to do nothing but unfocus my current window. I was ...
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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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Stuck on grub screen

Last week I Dualbooted elementary OS alongside windows, and it worked perfectly fine. Today, when I wanted to boot my pc, it got stuck on a grub command line screen. My keyboard doesn't work, I can't ...
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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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How to assign apps/commands to media keyboard keys?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a row of useful special keys on top of it (see pic). Some of them do work in elementary OS 5.0, for instance, Mail button launches default ...
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How to fix keyboard's media keys?

Sometimes after I login to my system the media keys are dead. If I logout and back in, they usually work again. Any way fix this permanently, or at least without having to do a relog? I'm running 5....
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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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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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Shift is switching keys when pressed 1 time

When I want to type in uppercase (for example) I hold shift during my typing. However, I notice that Elementary is doing something odd: when I press shift key, even though I release it immediately, it ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I fix keyboard layouts changing very slowly?

When I have 2 keyboard layouts (russian and english) they change slowly. How can I fix it?
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Can't connect a Bluetooth keyboard [closed]

Setting determines a keyboard, it't logitech K480. After pressing to connect, it says can't connect. Checked keyboard on other devices pairs ok. Same things happen to the bluetooth speakers.
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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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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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Terminal command for closing program

I'm used to quickly closing windows on i3wm and SwayWM, where I would just press WIN+SHIFT+Q. I've already checked and there are no alternatives for elementary OS except ALT+F4, which is annoying ...
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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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How to replace ç (c cedilla) with English (US, international with dead keys) keyboard

I freshly installed ElementaryOS, I speak French, have a QWERTY keyboard so I use English (US, international with dead keys) keyboard (useful to do "é" for exemple) And it's supposed to do a "ç" when ...
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Typing freezes the system for a short time

So... i'm new in ElementaryOS and and I'm having some problems with freezes Basically when I write something on the keyboard after a short time without writing anything, the system freezes for 1 - 3 ...
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Change click drag/resize button on keyboard

Currently I have to use the windows key plus left/right click to effect my windows, I would like to use Alt for this action. How can I change this?
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How to get cursor autofocus on login screen? [closed]

Is there a way to get the cursor to autofocus on login screen? Currently I have to use the mouse to get the cursor to the login screen in order to enter the password. I would like to be able to just ...
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How to unlock without the mouse? [closed]

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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Trouble connecting wireless keyboard (connection loop)

I'm experiencing weird behaviour with my wireless Dell keyboard. After pairing it seems to be stuck in a connection loop. It's added again and again until I turn it off. What's more, other bluetooth ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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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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VirtualBox Windows 10 Guest no keyboard on Start Menu

Experiencing odd behavior only in my Windows 10 Guest. When I click the start menu, no keyboard output goes to the VM. I can still click on applications with the mouse. I've also seen this in the VPN ...
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volume keyboard shortcut changed now i cant use my volume buttons

i made a volume raise and lower keyboard shortcut then my original volume buttons stopped working i tried making them the shortcut and that wont work because i have to use more than one key in 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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How do I enter the Euro Symbol €

I need to use a shortcut in order to enter the Euro symbol: € like Alt+Ctrl+E in windows. What do you suggest?
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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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Keyboard indicators always on

I installed Elementary os 0.4.1 loki on my Sony SVE1513W1RB. First I encountered a problem when the system wakes up from suspend keyboard and touch pad won't work. Fixed this problem by adding i8042....
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Keyboard special function keys don't work over Bluetooth

I've paired an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 with my Dell E7470 running elementaryOS Loki and the secondary function keys don't work. Strangely, when connected over USB they work perfectly fine (though it ...
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Bind command to unused F7 key

I have a Dell XPS 13 from 2016. The F7 key is unused. The other F-keys are bound to xf86 keys. I want to turn my F7 key into a screen off key, running xset dpms force off but custom shortcuts can'...
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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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Key repeat does not work after last OS update

As the title says, keyboard repeat stopped working. I mean the behavior which causes repeating key presses when holding a button. For example holding the right arrow should move my cursor between ...
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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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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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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 ...