The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

11
votes
2answers
13k views

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, ...
13
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
97
votes
4answers
57k views

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) ...
1
vote
0answers
876 views

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. ...
1
vote
5answers
21k views

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 ...