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Putty CTRL + a doesnt work on minecraft screen

I have a minecraft server on an other computer and after couple of hours my Putty started acting wierdly when i try to push the server's screen to the background. I tried ctrl + a d and it was writing ...
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Ctrl Up event before all other keyboard events [duplicate]

So two days ago I started to observe weird keyboard behavior. Suddenly all Win keyboard shortcuts started to act differently, and I'm also not able to produce special characters using R-Alt key. ...
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I have over written my Ctrl+V function with a macro - how do I restore the original back again

I have over written my Ctrl+V function with a macro - how do I restore the original back again. I have lost the paste function of this shortcut key by over writing it with a macro.
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I am using windows 8. Ctrl and Alt keys not working

I use Windows 8 and suddenly today the Ctrl and Alt keys have stopped working. I can also see that Caps Lock and Num Lock button lights are also not working. Can anybody help me?
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Ctrl key not detected in Terminal

I have a preblem with my Mac Terminal. It is no longer able to detect the ctrl key, so I can't use anymore shortcuts like ^C to stop a running task, because when I press ctrl+C the terminal echoes ...
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How can I get my ctrl key to function again?

My ctrl key on my keyboard is not working, which is annoying when trying to use shortcuts. It does not work on the virtual keyboard either (even though it lights up, showing it isn't stuck down), ...
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Swap Fn and Ctrl keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Similar questions have been asked before and the easy fix was to just update the BIOS and use an option in it for swapping the keys. However, even with the most recent BIOS update from Lenovo, there ...
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What is the correct way for using a laptop keyboard 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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Both ctrl keys not working

I've recently got Win 8.1 p\Pro and a new keyboard and mouse(Slimstar c110). The keyboard worked but suddenly both of my CTRL keys aren't working. I tried doing tests and doing shortcuts but they ...
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Ctrl button 'sticks' in Windows 7

For three weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity down: Whenever I hit the CTRL button, my computer keyboard behaves as if I the CTRL button were pressed all ...
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Copy paste activates control button for keyboard shortcuts on windows 7

For two weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity doiwn: Whenever I copy paste with CTRL+C / CTRL+V, my computer keyboard behaves as if I had CTRL button pressed ...
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Both Control keys not working

so .. suddenly both of my control keys stopped working. The machine is an Acer Aspire 5950G laptop running Windows 7. Things I've already tried: Pressing ctrl + alt + fn doesn't do anything, ...
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How to swap Fn and Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540

I recently got a new computer and the Fn/Ctrl keys are driving me crazy. Can anyone tell me the proper way to swap Function Fn and Control Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540?
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Windows won't ctrl+c and ctrl+v

Using Ctrl+C and V I am unable to copy or paste anything. I have tried many different applications and still no luck. I am able to copy/paste via the shortcut menu when you right click the mouse. ...
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How universal are the Windows Ctrl shortcuts?

I would like to know if: CTRL-C copy CTRL-V paste CTRL-X cut CTRL-B bold CTRL-P print CTRL-Z undo keyboard shortcuts work on all Windows versions above '98, all Non-English Windows and on all ...
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“ctrl”+“F”—keyboard shortcut of “Find” option—is not working in Internet Explorer 8

In one of my PC if press crtl+F (find) in Internet Explorer then it’s not working (Find option does not come). But in chrome this option works. Actually IE also has option of crtl+F for search option. ...
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How to send ctrl key press with Auto Hotkey

I am trying to map a mouse button to mimic a single press of a ctrl key on the keyboard. (ctrl is used in a game I am playing to toggle displaying some extra info on the screen) I've tried this but ...
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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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How to swap ctrl and fn key on a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 via Boot Camp?

There are sooooo many discussion on the internet about swapping the fn and ctrl key on a MacBook Pro. On the Mac side, a new software called ReMap4MacBook does a perfect job swapping the two key. ...
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Prevent CTRL + F12 form triggering program to reads texts

When my caret is inside text and I press CTRL+F12, Windows reads that text. How can I disable this functionality?
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Why does Ctrl + V not paste in Bash (Linux shell)?

When I copy something to the clipboard and press Ctrl + V in Bash, nothing happens; However, right clicking and selecting Paste does the job. Why? Is there any reasonable issue (I'm sure there is) ...
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Transforming the right Ctrl key into a Ctrl lock key on Windows?

I would like my right Ctrl key to behave like the Caps key. When I press it, it is as if I hold the left Ctrl key. And when I press it again, it release the lock. Is there a way to do that, but only ...
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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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CTRL+click not working on Chrome

As in the title, that shortcut doesn't work, and I can open a new tab only with pushing the scroll. Since the CTRL key works perfectly in the other environments, what's wrong with Chrome? I'm using ...
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Why does my PC sometimes think I am constantly pressing the control key?

I was browsing the web with Chrome and pressed f. A search box appeared. I then pressed s, after which Chrome asked if I wanted to save the web page. I soon realized that my PC was thinking that I ...
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Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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Control key not working on laptop with Windows 7

All of a sudden the Ctrl key on my laptop stopped working. After a lot of googling I found a solution on a forum: Pressing AltCtrlFn. This seems to work, but after 15 minutes, the Ctrl key stops ...
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“Ctrl” Key is being Pressed automatically

When I log into my Windows 7 the "Ctrl" key is being pressed automatically even from bootmenu. So,I couldn't able to choose the different option in boot menu as well as not able to press the password ...
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Keymap changed Enter key function to Backspace

I have a user account on SUSE 10 which connects via an SSH (F-Secure/PuTTY) client. All of a sudden the mapping for my ↲ Enter key isn't working as usual - instead it is acting as a ← Backspace key. ...
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My system restarts on pressing Windows key and mutes/unmutes on pressing Ctrl key

Two days ago, I was trying to download software from http://download.cnet.com/ Cnet asked to install cnet toolbar and I thought that I wouldn't be able to download the software unless and until I ...
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Windows 7 change Buttons ( CMD MAC )

I have Windows 7 and Macintosh and I use Macintosh Keyboard. But, on Mac keyboard have "CMD" which I want to use like "CTRL" on Windows 7, how can I do that?
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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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How can I enable right-ctrl usage in VirtualBox?

I would like to be able to use right-CTRL inside the VM. I have the Guest Additions software installed, so I no longer need the right-CTRL feature to escape from the VM.
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swap back caps and ctrl

I used to use swapped Ctrl and Caps for editing files in Emacs under Windows XP, so I have Ctrl function bind to Caps. Now I've got a new machine, and old traveled to another man, who wants to have ...
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Control copy/paste doesn't work

I have a laptop HP PAVILION dv6-3126er with Windows 7 Home Edition installed. Neither the control copy nor the control paste work (i've tried: Ctrl+c, Ctrl+v, Shift+c, Shift+v, Ctrl+Insert, ...
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Why do some laptop vendors swap the Fn and Ctrl keys? [closed]

Pardon the rant, but I just can't stand it when ctrl has been moved away from the bottom left corner. It really messes with my flow and accuracy when working. In my personal life it's not an issue ...
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Windows Ctrl + Double Click to open a folder in new window

On some Windows OS'es, Ctrl + Double Click on a folder opens the folder in a new window. I like this behavior! But this only seems to be the default for certain versions of Windows (Windows 7 and ...
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Why is my keyboard acting like the Ctrl key is pressed when I hit an F key?

So, I'm gradually getting the hang of the Kinesis Advantage Pro keyboard that my wife bought me for Christmas. I love it so far. But something very strange happened today. (Note: I actually have no ...
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disable ctrl-escape

I am a Windows 7 user that spends 80% of my time in gvim, with caps remapped to escape. Just recently I have started hitting Ctrl-escape (well, Ctrl-Caps) by mistake, which pops up the start menu. ...
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Can I map Control to the Caps Lock key and keep the toggle functionality in Linux?

Can I change the Caps Lock key to Control and still keep the on/off nature of Caps Lock? I've checked into using xmodmap and seem to have hit a dead end. Many people want to swap them, but they also ...
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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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Problem with Ctrl key on a hp 2510p

I have a tricky problem with my corporate Compaq hp 2510p, the ctrl key is not working properly at all times. I belive that it is hooked in some filter chain that processes certain ctrl+[key] ...
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Emulating the right Ctrl key on MacBook Pro keyboard lacking an actual right Ctrl key

I need to use the right Ctrl key in a certain application, but my keyboard doesn't have one. The left Ctrl key has an entirely different function in this case. How can I emulate the right Ctrl key, ...
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How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop?

I have an ASUS X51R laptop and the left function/control keys are swapped as shown in the picture below? Is there some way to remap these keys so that CTRL is on the far left as on a standard ...