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Ubuntu insert key not working in applications under GNOME

My insert key seems to have stopped working, in all applications (vim, gedit, etc.). However, if I change from Gnome flashback to TTY#1, i.e., non-graphical mode, the insert key works just fine. I ...
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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it ...
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Linux - How to set up a shortcut to move window to different monitor?

I am using CentOS 6.4. I am aware the similar question has been raised before for Windows and OS X, but so far, the only solution I found for Linux is to press Alt+F7 and move it pixel-by-pixel, ...
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Shift key stays “pressed” in Gnome

I have a Linux with Gnome 2.6.1 which runs a VNC server. I access it only through the VNC and the problem is that when I press the Shift key, it stays pressed (so a cursor movement causes a text ...
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Linux, make shorcut keys and FN key always active

If I play full a screen game under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME Shell 3.4) I can not use some of my Fn keys, nor the GNOME Shell shortcuts. For example the Fn+volume, or brightness doesn't work, ...
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How to make system-wide shortcut to insert umlauts in Gnome?

I have a US layout keyboard and frequently need to insert German Umlaut characters. While on Windows, I used to have an AutoIt script that would e.g. insert ö to the currently selected input control ...
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A keyboard shortcut for the “status menu” in GNOME 3

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or can a keyboard shortcut be defined, to open the GNOME 3 "status menu" (the one in the upper right corner with your name on it that you use to log out, restart or shut ...
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GNOME 3 Num Lock & KVM switch

I'm using Arch Linux, and I just upgraded to GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell. I have a KVM switch, which says in the instruction manual to press the Scroll Lock key twice to switch modes. Scroll Locks has ...
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Why does selecting text and then hitting the delete key on my IBM Model M keyboard confuse Gnome/Ubuntu?

I picked up a second hand IBM Model M "clicky" keyboard (series 52G9658) and connected it to the PS/2 port of the "HP Z400 Workstation" here at work (this model M variant has an integral PS/2 cable.) ...
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Tilde with gnome-terminal instead of function keys in Ubuntu

When I'm pressing the function keys, for example F12, I get a tilde symbol on my cursor position (~ sign). How can I turn this of ? This issue affects both shells, Bash and the Zsh. What dotfiles ...
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Problems with keyboard mapping - lowercase 'v' is not working

I have quite a strange issue with (supposedly) my keyboard mappings. while using GNOME session: lowercase 'v' is not working as it should - no keypress is reaching apps; while I'm holding V key ...
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Which component of GNOME handles media buttons?

Does anyone know which component of the GNOME desktop is responsible for interpreting the media buttons on my keyboard? I would like to run this component in KDE, because KDE doesn't handle the media ...
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Keyboard periodically locks on Ubuntu and GNOME 2

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME 2.30. Once every couple of days, I might be pressing something or doing something – I haven't found out what it is, though last time I was pressing the "mouse lock" ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Firefox doesn't accept keystrokes after unlocking screensaver

Ubuntu 10.04 With Gnome Every time Ubuntu goes to the screensaver and I unlock it, Firefox won't let me type anything. I can move the mouse and type in other programs... just not in Firefox. If I ...
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Is there a linux program to make my keys clicky?

In Windows, you can use the ClicKey program to make click sounds when you type keys. In Mac OS X, you can use KeyClick. Is there any such program for Linux? I'm using Gnome and Ubuntu 9.10. xset c ...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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In Ubuntu, how do I change my default Greek font?

I'm taking a course in ancient Greek, and I store notes and flash cards on my computer. However, by default Ubuntu uses a modern Greek font. This changes some noticable things--for example, a ...
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SSH from mac to linux -> start gnome-session -> X11 keyboard mapping all messed up

I have 2 computers: echo.local is running Ubuntu 9.04. justin.local is running Mac OS 10.6.1. X11 version on the mac is 2.3.4. I open X11 on the mac, and open a new xterm window (Applications Menu ...
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Gnome: Map AltGr key to Alt

I have an annoying UK keyboard which has an Alt Gr key where the right Alt key is on a US keyboard. This is really annoying when using Gnome which makes heavy use of the Alt/Meta key. Does anyone ...
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How do I add ancient Greek accents in Ubuntu?

I am taking a course in ancient Greek, and there are various accents that go above the vowels. I want to be able to type these on Ubuntu. For example, if I hit ;, then a (while in the modern Greek ...