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 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 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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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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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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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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Can't bind the § key on the Apple keyboard

When creating a keyboard shortcut I can't use the § key on my Apple keyboard, which is located under the Esc key. In elementary OS when the § key is pressed a < is returned. When I create a ...
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Touchpad & keyboard not detected

I've just bought Lenovo Ideapad 320s-14ast with AMD A9-9420 and i want to install elementary as my first os here. But unfortunately it can't detect my touchpad and keyboard. I can't even just move my ...
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Keyboard Layout Not US after installing fcitx

So I installed fcitx and installed a Japanese font, (Anthy). When I turn it off to type with my US layout keyboard, the special characters are mixmatched. the colon key makes a +. The equality key ...
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Reconfigure keyboard permanently

I write in Polish. In the Polish default keyboard on the special Polish characters are created by pressing right alt and several letters (z,s,c etc). Since I work a lot on macs I am used to another ...
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When I install ubuntu or elementary OS, my laptop (Asus E200HA) keyboard does not work. But it works perfectly fine when I install Lubuntu

The touchpad seems to be working fine, except for the left or right key. When I click on them, the shutdown/reboot/sleep etc menu pops up and on clicking any key from the keyboard, the laptop simply ...
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How to configure my VGN-CS320J multimedia keys?

I can't use it. Today is my first day at Elementary OS. thanks.
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Laptop goes to sleep on any keyboard key press

Just installed elementary OS and system goes to sleep on any keyboard key press(system shuts down if a key is pressed at the login screen). Important to mention is that this only happens with the ...
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How do I type in Japanese (anthy)?

I installed ibus-anthy but it didn't appear on keyboard layout.
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Some Keyboard shortcut doesn't work

I'm using Loki and when I try to move a window from a desktop to another this doesn't work. Or better It's move to the left but not to the right. I've tried to reassign the shortcuts but doesn't work.
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thinkpad keyboard layout not working

I have a Portuguese (pt-br) keyboard on my thinkpad and it have by default a special key that its not on standard place. They key is the "Question Mark + Slash". To make it work I always use the ...
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C720 Function Key Configuration

I have eOS running great on an Acer C720 with the exception of the function keys. That model like other chromebooks uses non-standard f1-f12 settings. Does anyone have any resource for getting these ...
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Problems on the keyboard, some missing options

Some keyboard options not displayed. This options are missing on the keyboard settings of Loki: Character Maps, Text Entry Settings and Keyboard Layout Chart. In the Freya had these options. The ...
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Where's Keyboard Options in Loki?

In Freya System Settings under Keyboard there used to be the Options tab with lots of options for configuring 3rd level key, ctrl key position, Alt/Win behavior etc... Where can I access these options ...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...