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What is the correct way for using a laptop keyboard, specially the CTRL/SHIFT/ALT keys?

Sometimes I find myself doing strange acrobatics when using my laptop, specially when using these keys: CTRL, SHIFT or ALT. What are some rules or tricks to make typing on a laptop keyboard less ...
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Diasbling the Alt key and safely remove hardware icon in windows 7 via registry

I was wondering if some one could help me to disable: The Alt key on the keyboard and The Safely remove hardware icon from the system tray in windows 7. It would be good if I could do a registry ...
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How to transmit single Hex value serial data in Putty using alt code?

I am trying to sent a specific hex value across a serial COM port using Putty. Specifically, I want to send the hex codes 9C, B6, FC, and 8B. I have looked up the alt codes for these and they are ...
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MATE: Alt key focusing application's menu

One of things I like in Windows is that in almost every app I can press Alt, and app's main menu becomes focused. Unfortunately this doesn't work in MATE. (I use Linux Mint 13, if that matters). I ...
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Can't type letters like ñ, help please

This is my issue. Everytime I try to type the letter ñ (I copied/pasted that one from a website) with alt+164 the website goes forward (when I press 6) and backwards (when I press 4). Same thing ...
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How to use the ALT key in a Virtual Box guest session?

I'm running a Virtualbox session of Windows XP (guest) from a Sabayon GNU/Linux system (host). I'm doing projects with Adobe Illustrator CS2 and some of the functionallity is accessed with left mouse ...
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How to use the 'alt gr' key on my HP UltraBook?

I have an HP ENVY UltraBook 4 (4-1161er). It is equipped with the 'alt gr' key, but it seems it just works as the normal ALT key. Does anybody know how to make this key work? Searching HP forums gave ...
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Is there a command which can “undo” the results of ALT+FN+1+3 on my laptop? It reduced the size of my screen

(I have an ASUS laptop (Notebook U46E Series, 64-bit OS, Win7 Home Premium Edition, Service Pack 1)) PROBLEM: I keyed in the following: ALT+FN+1+3 and immediately my screen was reduced in size and I ...
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capslock strange behavior on my laptop

My problem is the following : "alt" and "alt gr" won't work without "capslock" on ! So I keep switching "capslock" on and off when I need those : ~#{[|`\^@]} really annoying when programming ! and ...
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Disable alt-menu in Windows 8

On the keyboard when you press the "Alt" in the active window there appears an alternate menu: Can you please tell me how to disable this feature without disable the key, because it is used to ...
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Altgr randomly stops working on windows 8

usually AltGr Works fine on my computer but latelly it stops working. I can still use Ctrl+Alt but it's a pain as I need it to write {} and I'm a c# programmer :S Any idea on what can happen? If I ...
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Adobe Flash: Getting the Alt-Ctrl behaviour back to normal

When typing, many of the special characters I type are with Ctrl-Alt. Ctrl-Alt-0 is ], for example. Those are characters essential when writing code. But this term, at school, we're learning to ...
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Win8 - How do I remap Right-Alt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remap a keyboard key? I spilled pop on my keyboard and broke my b button and my touchpad, luckily nothing else. I used KeyTweak/SharpKeys on Win7 to remap b ...
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AltGr+C does not work, all other combinations work

Key combination AltGr+C does nothing in any of my keyboard layouts where it is supposed to enter a special character (example: Polish Programmers layout is supposed to insert ć). All other AltGr ...
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After installing Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet, Windows treats right Alt key as AltGr

After I installed a Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet on my Windows 7 laptop and enabled the Tablet PC Tools, Windows displays a tooltip whenever I press a modifier key while I use the tablet (which is ...
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How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?

At work I'm using a Dell Vostro laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise and it does not have a NumLock key nor a numeric keypad accessible with Fn. In this case, how do I enter an Alt code (holding Alt ...
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Alt key codes. I can't do 2 digit codes

Whenever I want to make alt symbols that require 2 numbers, I only make what the last number represents. For example, I wanted to make the ♪ symbol using alt+13 but it makes the ♥ symbol which is ...
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How to bindkey alt+key in OSX

I am using oh-my-zsh configuration which has some handy bindkey condiguration. For example: "^[B" backward-word. On Linux I can use it with ease, but on OSX when I press alt-B i get some chars instead ...
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How can I make alt on Windows XP behave like a traditional modifier key?

I'm a Mac guy, and on a Mac, unless you have sticky keys turned on, all of the modifier keys at the bottom left of the keyboard work exactly the same way: you can press them all you want, and they ...
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Mapping the Left Alt key to Control and Alt Gr to just Alt

On my laptop, I use Emacs. However, I don't have a left Ctrl key, and I considered mapping the left Alt key to left Ctrl and the right Alt key (Alt Gr) to just Alt (Meta). This way, I can just hit the ...
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Is there an existing web browser/tool to search for an image on a page, by alt or title?

Similar to hitting Ctrl + F to find text on a webpage does anyone know of a tool to find images? I'd like the same text search functionality ideally i.e. highlight the results and tab through the ...
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Add Alt keyboard shortcuts to TextFX menus in Notepad++

Is there a way to add Alt keyboard shortcuts (usually shown as an underlined letter e.g. File > Save) to the TextFX menus in Notepad++ 5.8.6 (the last version before the huge ugly Find dialog)? As I ...
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Which character encoding is used for ALT-codes?

In Windows, when entering characters using ALT+nnn, which character encoding is being used? And when entering characters with ALT+0nnn, which character encoding is being used? And how do these answers ...
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Remapping right command key to right alt in Mac

For my keyboard layout, I've grown used to having they key right next to my space be Alt-Car (right). Now that I'm on a Mac keyboard, it's Command. Is there any way to map only the right command key ...
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Option Key + numbers not working

My problem might be a little bit weird but I couldn't find any solution on the Internet. I am using Macbook Pro and running Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. My keyboard layout is "Turkish QWERTY PC". ...
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Why are the keys named Ctrl & Alt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the origins of the control and alt keys? I use these keys often as modifiers for shortcuts including the infamous copy and paste and some tab-switching but I ...
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Alt + Number key combination in notebooks

If you do Alt + 64 in a PC you will get "@" and so on for most characters. I could not find out way yet to use this very helpful resource in notebooks. Can this be done? I would like if possible ...
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Map Context-Menu key to Alt Car (right)

I had my laptop for quite some time and just can't get used to the fact that my right alt-key is next to the context-menu key. Whenever I want to do coding special-characters, a menu pops up and has ...
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What are the origins of the control and alt keys?

Crtl and alt have become common place on just about any computer keyboard sold anywhere in the world (I even saw a picture of them on a typewriter...). But what were these sacred modifier keys first ...
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Bash Alias to perform Alt+1?

Using Ubuntu I can create a terminal with two tabs: gnome-terminal --tab --tab However, by default it goes to the last created tab. Using Alt + 1 I can make it go to the first, but I want to avoid ...
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Alt key codes - 2 digits vs 3 digits

Open up notepad and type Alt+Numpad 1+ Numpad 6 and this give a character ► But when I type Alt+Numpad 0+ Numpad 1+ Numpad 6 I dont get any character Whats the difference here When I type Alt+2+2+5 ...