Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Issue installing switchboard-plugin-keyboard

I'm having an issue with getting the keyboard plugin to work in switchboard. I've installed both switchboard and switchboard-plugin-keyboard via the terminal with the commands - sudo apt install ...
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Atheros AR9485 works ONLY on live-media

MY SITUATION Recently I decided I wanted to change OS my Samsung NP270E5E, as Windows 10 was getting considerably slow and stuttery and I need it to be smooth enough to let me work without hiccups. ...
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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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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 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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Using setxkbmap to switch keyboard layouts

For several years now I have been switching the keyboard layout in all Linux distributions as follows: The first fix en (caps lock), the second - ru (shift + caps lock) setxkbmap -option "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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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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Re-map copy & paste [duplicate]

I am using an Apple Magic Keyboard and would like to remap the keyboard shortcuts to be more apple like. For example: Command + C for copy Command + V for paste etc. What is the best way to ...
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Wireless Mouse and keyboard combo freezing randomly for a few seconds

The issue Every few minutes the mouse frezees in it's place, or they keyboard stops responding. this lasts for around 2 or 3 seconds, and returns to normal. The keyboard does the same thing, but if ...
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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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Keyboard behavior in Epiphany forms (Web version 3.18.10) [duplicate]

I noticed this strange behavior when I'm typing into text forms in the Epiphany browser (version 3.18.10 on eOS Loki): when I have to perform combinations of keys (e.g. uppercase letters, special ...
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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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PrtScn not working natively [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Notebook Air, and my PrtScn Key do not work. xinput test dont catch any event when I press PrtScn. So i don't know if I can do something. I'm asking for your help ! (sorry for my bad ...
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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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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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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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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 not enter keyboard configuration [duplicate]

When I click the keyboard configuration, The system settings was closed. /usr/bin/gnome-control-center: line 20: 4487 Segmentation error (core dumped) switchboard $switchboard_options $...
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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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apt-get and add-apt-repository not working

When I try to use the command sudo apt-get install chromium-browser, I get the output Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between terminal tabs? [duplicate]

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between terminal tabs? Ctrl+PgDn/PgUp doesn't work.
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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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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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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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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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Number pad on wired apple keyboard isn't working with ElementaryOS

I have an Acer Swift 3 running Loki. I also have a wired Apple keyboard with a number pad connected to my laptop, and for some reason the numberpad doesn't register as numbers, but as directional ...
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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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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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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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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 ...