#StackBounty: #keyboard #shortcut-keys #keyboard-layout Remap LWIN + ; to ä

Bounty: 100

I am using a US keyboard layout, but I need German Umlaute as well. Under windows it was easy to map LWIN + ; to produce an ä, LWIN + ‘ to an ö.

I read about xbindkeys, xmodmap, … but everywhere I just don’t seem to get the combination right.

How would I do that in Linux/Ubuntu? Thank you so much for your help, it is the last thing keeping me from switching full time to Linux.


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#StackBounty: #unity #keyboard #monitor #multimedia #gnome-power-manager How to use keyboard keys without ending IDLE_MODE_BLANK?

Bounty: 50

I want to change the volume without waking my laptop display up.

This question wants to accomplish the same but has no usable answer (turning it off again is not an option as the environment is light-sensitive, the display has to stay off the entire time)

As display wakeup seems to be managed by gnome-power-manager I read this
which pointed me at IDLETIME
which seems to be managed by gnome-idle-monitor….
which left me without leads as my C is too bad.


So to summarize: I want to be able to use some specific keys on my keyboard (e.g. volume keys) without resetting the IDLETIME counter ->
resulting in gnome not waking up my display)

How can I accomplish this?


Update: I don’t care about the way (preventing IDLETIME reset / some other obscure dark magic), for me only the result – display staying off – matters.


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#StackBounty: #keyboard #language #ibus #pinyin Selecting a number does not always return a Chinese character with ibus pinyin

Bounty: 50

I use Intelligent Pinyin Keyboard with ibus in Ubuntu to input Chinese characters into my document.

The input-method is designed in such a way that one types the pinyin associated with a character, and then one can select it from a list of characters using numbers 09 on the keyboard.

Example:

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Problem: in the last week, it sometimes happens that when I press a number from 09 the input-method does not yield a Chinese character but the digit I pressed instead. Moreover, any further keyboard input is not interpreted as an input for ibus, and merely written as-is on screen until I manually switch input-mode to pinyin again.

What I tried, in order:

  • reboot
  • remove the input method configuration, and add again
  • reinstall ibus-pinyin

None of these seemed to help.

Q: Does anyone know how to solve this problem?


As a side note, there seems to be a *ibus-engine-libpinyin.*.crash file inside /var/crash that could be related to this problem. However, I am not sure how can I trace this bug-report online and see if it has already a solution online.


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #keyboard #hotkeys Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 favorite keys are not working

Bounty: 100

This is a problem that emerged a few months ago and couldn’t find a solution for, the favorite keys do not work anymore in their normal use.

By normal use, I mean pressing the key to open the program in task bar; if you hold the key to show pinned items or hold Shift to start the program as administrator, they all work.

So it is definitely not a hardware issue, the keys are all working.

Here’s a screenshot showing the faulty keys in blue:

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I have tried the following without success:

  • un-install, reboot and re-install the software
  • disable all startup programs to see if any are conflicting
  • fresh install of Windows 10 (April update)

By looking at mskey.exe, there is definitely something wrong as Ctrl is being emitted by the key, obviously this won’t work even when tried for real:

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Has anyone experienced the same issue and found a fix for it ?


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#StackBounty: #windows-10 #keyboard #hotkeys #microsoft Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 favorite keys are not working

Bounty: 100

This is a problem that emerged a few months ago and couldn’t find a solution for, the favorite keys do not work anymore in their normal use.

By normal use, I mean pressing the key to open the program in task bar; if you hold the key to show pinned items or hold Shift to start the program as administrator, they all work.

So it is definitely not a hardware issue, the keys are all working.

Here’s a screenshot showing the faulty keys in blue:

enter image description here

I have tried the following without success:

  • un-install, reboot and re-install the software
  • disable all startup programs to see if any are conflicting
  • fresh install of Windows 10 (April update)

By looking at mskey.exe, there is definitely something wrong as Ctrl is being emitted by the key, obviously this won’t work even when tried for real:

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Has anyone experienced the same issue and found a fix for it ?


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#StackBounty: #keyboard #shortcut-keys #18.04 #brightness #asus Ubuntu 18.04 ASUS ZX53VW keyboard shortcuts, backlight not working

Bounty: 50

I’ve got a few problems with a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 installation on this notebook:

  1. Keyboard backlight does not work.

I’ve tried several acpi_osi= settings in GRUB (e.g. the ones listed here), no success. The only change noticeable was that in some cases the touchpad was entirely disabled after boot.

Interestingly, there is no asus::kbd_backlight folder in $ ls /sys/class/leds (althoug it has a folder named phy0 – maybe related, not sure). So all solutions related to that folder obviously won’t work.

  1. Keyboard shortcuts (Fn) don’t work, except for volume-related.

Keyboard backlight and display-related (brightness etc) shortcuts don’t work. Likely related to 1.

  1. Brightness display slider doesn’t have to a minimum value

This is likely a bug in Gnome 3/Ubuntu 18.04, I’ll probably post in Launchpad at some point: if you move the slider all the way to the leftmost position, the brightness actually drops to “zero absolute”, i.e. the screen is completely blank.


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#StackBounty: #gnome #keyboard #nautilus #shortcut-keys How can I change the keybindings in Nautilus?

Bounty: 50

I’d like to change the keybindings in Nautilus. Specifically, I’d like to make it so Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab cycles between tabs instead of Ctrl+ PgUp / PgDn. I can’t seem to find anything in dconf, and Nautilus only lists the shortcuts and doesn’t let me change them. I tried using the solution here, but (1) the file ~/.config/nautilus/accels does not exist, so I can’t figure out the syntax/lines I’m supposed to edit, and (2) making the file and copying their code into it didn’t do anything. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!


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#StackBounty: #usb #keyboard #mouse Wireless keyboard not working with Ubuntu 18.04 Live USB

Bounty: 50

I created a Live USB with Ubunbtu 18.04 on it so I can look into dual booting on a Windows 10 PC.

When I boot Ubuntu from USB, I can’t get my wireless keyboards to work. They both work on Windows, so there is no battery issue. They both use a wireless USB dongle. The wireless mouse with one of them works fine.

I used a wired keyboard to install xserver-xorg-input-all using sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all, but the wireless keyboards still won’t work

Is there anything else anyone can suggest that I try ?

Edit:

Output from lsusb is as follows –

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0781:556b SanDisk Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 17ef:60a9 Lenovo 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:0821 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 046e:550f Behavior Tech. Computer Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046e:5411 Behavior Tech. Computer Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

The SanDisk device is the Live Usb and Lenovo is the keyboard/mouse.
The keyboard/mouse are as supplied with the PC and are Lenovo. My alternative set with the same symptoms is by Microsoft.


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#StackBounty: #windows #laptop #keyboard #asus-laptop #windows-10-v1709 ALT keys on laptop "fall asleep"

Bounty: 200

Basically, both my alt keys “fall asleep”. They will completely stop working. Over time, and with the help of keyboardtester.com, I have learned that if I mash one of them about 15 times it will “wake up” both of them and they start working again. It will work for a couple minutes or an hour. Without fail though, they will both stop working again. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I have also reset Windows and the issue persisted.

What on earth could be causing this?

ASUS Strix (GL502VY). Bios version 202.
Windows 10 1709 (16299.192)


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#StackBounty: #keyboard Caps lock delay problem

Bounty: 50

With using caps lock for word capitalization, when I type fast using my Linux distro, I get the following:

CAps LOck NOt WOrking PRoperly.

I tried the same keyboard on a windows machine, it works properly. So, the main reason of the problem seems to be my Linux distro.

PS1: Same problem is also mentioned here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1462333
PS2: I use Ubuntu 13.04
PS3: Please do not give the advice to use shift instead of caps lock for capitalization purposes.


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