General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.

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Linux keyboard macro X11

I'm using debian linux with X11 and dwm as a window manager. I have an application that make me press the same key three times in a row, I want to automate this, so instead of pressing three times I ...
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In Kubuntu 12.04, my Numeric Keypad NumLock key behavior is reversed

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with US and IL layouts. I haven't made any keyboard-layout-related configuration changes (that I can remember). When I press numeric keypad keys, I get numbers, not arrays; but if ...
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Windows clipboard trouble.

I done research and nothing helped so I've come to ask a question. About a month ago i was working on my minecraft server. I didn't want to retype something so I just used copy and paste. I copied ...
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How to put an Elitebook 6930p key back on?

When I removed the "W" key off of an Elitebook 6930p, the hinge/cage mechanism stuck to the bottom of the key. How do I put it back on? -UPDATE- After about an hour of fiddling with it, I managed to ...
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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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Getting two mouse pointers from a mouse and a keyboard? [on hold]

Everyone knows how to control mouse from keyboard and how to get two mouse pointers from two mice. So I was wondering if I could get two pointers from a keyboard and a mouse, is this possible or not. ...
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Dell Precision M4300 Lock 9 Character

What does it mean when character that looks like a Lock with a 9 in it on the upper part of the Dell Precision M4300 keyboard lights up?
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How to set up Brazilian Portuguese Keyboard layout in CentOS 6.5?

I'm having a hard time to configure my keyboard in CentOS 6.5. My Keyboard is a standard US-International one and I'm Brazilian. In Windows, I can use language "Brazilian Portuguese" and Keyboard ...
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Keyboard lights not coming on causing pc to not boot

Sometimes (it seems to happen mostly when i haven't booted my computer for a few days) when i turn on my computer everything starts up the monitor light and mouse light comes on, but sometimes the ...
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Media keys won't work unless certain programs are selected

I just bought a Corsair Vengeance K70 which comes with four media keys: stop, skip (forward and backward), and play/pause. The problem is they don't work. I can only use them when either the Services ...
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Mouse and keyboard take long time to activate when disks are connected

When booting up Windows 7, my mouse and keyboard (USB) take a small while before they are operational, depending on the number of external hard disk drives connected to the PC during boot (also USB). ...
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Phantom PS/2 keyboard, code 10

I have this computer (ECS K7S5a mobo, Vista x86) that has neither PS/2 keyboard nor PS/2 mouse (they are both USB) and yet a phantom PS/2 keyboard appears in the device manager with a code 10. It ...
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Laptop keyboard not working

Few of the keys on my laptop's keyboard aren't working. A couple of days ago, I left my laptop running and forgot to shut it down. As a result it automatically shutdown due to low battery. The next ...
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Remote desktop (mstsc) from Windows 7 to RHEL5, some apps not responding to most keyboard buttons

I'm using remote desktop on my Windows box to connect to a RHEL5 box. The problem I'm having is that some applications (I'll get into details below) seem to not want to pick up most keyboard input ...
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Working KVM switch & wireless keyboard combination? [closed]

Is there a KVM switch that works with a full-size wireless keyboard? The switch must support a DVI monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. Wireless mouse support would be nice, but a wireless keyboard is ...
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In Windows (8), when typing a quotation mark, nothing happens until the next key is pressed. How can I disable this?

A friend has an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8 and there is something that causes it to do nothing if you type a quotation mark until you type the next character, at which point it displays the ...
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How can I find the name of the clojure function a keybinding is executing?

I’ve switched to the emacs keybindings but I’d like to bring back the ability to shift blocks of text left and right using cmd + ]/[ Similar to what’s detailed for sublime text in this thread. How ...
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Repurposing a USB Keyboard to be just a USB Numpad

I had an old keyboard lying around and it got me thinking. I was wondering how easy it would be to remove keys from it, leaving only some. For instance, only keeping the numerical pad in the keyboard ...
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My keyboard is making weird clicking noises and some keys are acting strange

So when I was making dinner, my cat sat down on my laptops keyboard and now it's not functioning like it should... Every time I press a button, there is this weird clicking sound and I have to wait a ...
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What Windows services are associated with Keyboard input?

After undocking a laptop, the keyboard is no longer working. Device manager does not allow for disabling/re-enabling the keyboard. Are there any windows services that I can try restarting in order ...
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keyboard macro recorder for a dos program [closed]

I need a keyboard macro recorder (possibly free) for a dos program running inside DOSBox window in text mode which is able to wait until a certain text string appearing inside the window before ...
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Ingame keyboard slow functions sometimes not working

whenever i play any games my keyboard functions slow sometimes not working so hard to chat either to move but it's getting back to normal if i unplug my charger NEED HELP please
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Mechanical Keyboard Tab Key does not always register

I have a relatively new (only a few months old) Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON mechanical keyboard. Long story short, a few days ago, I noticed the tab key started not working half the time. Taking the key cap ...
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G105 Keyboard, script to control backlight (Win8)

I have stumbled into kind of an unusual problem. I have a logitech g105 keyboard with backlighting (pictured below). It's a nice keyboard and I'm quite happy with it. The software provided by ...
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Caps lock key acting in reversed way

I'm on a Windows 7 desktop with an external ps2 keyboard and its Caps lock key is behaving in opposite manner, like when I turn on the caps lock and the caps lock key light is lit its typing in small ...
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How can I navigate inside an application with just my keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am a keyboard man. I dislike having to take my hand away from the keyboard to use the mouse, it really slows down my working pace. I can easily navigate through folder icons, folders, web pages and ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Beer was spilt on my keyboard, most keys work but some don't, is there any hope?

I've often had it whereby i've spilt tea on the keyboard, some keys don't work for a couple of days and then wake up again. A few people online have suggested actually taking the keyboard off and ...
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Mac Keyboard Power Button Scan Code?

Does anyone know the scan code sent by the Mac keyboard power button? I would like to control the power on my Mac from an microcontroller.
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Switching Left Alt with Ctrl and CTRL Tab to Alt Tab

i've the following script to switch the left Alt and Ctrl Buttons on my Keyboard: LAlt::LCtrl LCtrl::LAlt Now I would like to be possible again to use alt / Tab for switching Application, but with ...
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right vs left option and command keys

When I look at the decimal numbers for the right and left command and options keys I see they are different. I've done some searching and can't find anything that states if they are used for different ...
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Connection between keyboard and screen in laptop

I know this may sound silly but I just want to know how the two parts - the display and the keyboard of laptops are connected because I see only two hinges that are holding them??I am just curious to ...
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(Windows 7) is it possible to set a key as a double-tap modifier?

I want to set it so any key press while [modifier key] is held down is a doubletap. (IE: W with modifier held will be WW)
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Keyboard behavior when using backspace

I'm in a new computer, with Windows 7, and I've noticed a different behavior in my backspace key. It is acting like in mobile devices. This is the symptom: If the keyboard cursor is at the end of ...
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PS/2 keyboard works in BIOS but no longer in Windows 7

This keyboard has been working fine yesterday. Today I start the computer and it stops working somewhere during the Windows logo animation (I keep toggling the Fn key to check). It doesn't react to ...
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Is it possible to work with apple usb keyboard in linux exactly as in mac os x

I have mac os x at home and linux workstation at work. And I want to have minimum differences in keyboard usage. I use archlinux with KDE By this I mean: Command instead of control everywhere, ...
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How can I activate or deactivate the CTRL at all times? [closed]

I have to select many files in a folder, or in different folders, but I don't want press the CTRL button every time. Is there a method to activate the CTRL key until I have selected all the files?
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Problems with US International Keyboard Layout - dead keys

From the surface, this is one of those questions about keyboard layouts from somebody who types a quote, then gets nothing, then types another letter and is surprised to get an accented letter :). I ...
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Is there a way to deploy a keyboard layout in win7?

I have around 50 machines that need a spanish layout installed, The only solutions i can find are related to modifying windows deployments or wim files. These systems are already setup and just need ...
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Can't change language in Windows 8

I have some trouble with languages in my Windows 8.1. I can't tell when it happened (what could i do in this time), but right after installing os and maybe a few week after it was okay. But not now. ...
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Windex in a keyboard

After noticing that the screen and keyboard on his laptop were dirty were dirty, my friend used a Windex spray to clean them. (not on my advice.... ;) Now most of the keys on his keyboard, when ...
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Keyboard works on start up, but stops functioning as soon as the bios load

I have quite an unusual problem. My keyboard works fine on the OS and during start up, so I can easily hit Del to enter bios or F8 to choose disk. In either those screens, however, the keyboard (and ...
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Input devices stop working when playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline

I just downloaded the Battlefield Hardline (BFH) beta only to discover that my mouse and keyboard input freezes every few seconds. It's just the input not the cursor, because in menus the selector ...
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Looking for an application which types the string or text I give to it

The use scenario is typing the product keys into the mutliple textboxes which "tabs" automatically when I type and not when I paste. I don't think such an application would be common, so thanks in ...
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HP Elitebook 8460p use external keyboard to boot up

I am using an Elitebook 8460p with an external wireless keyboard and mouse. I have a second monitor that is a duplicate of the laptop's display and I just keep the lid closed and use the monitor. I ...
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Many wireless keyboards in one receptor for android

I'm developing an application for Android XBMC (aka Android TV PC) which is controlled by a wireless keyboard. The Android XBMC has only a USB input that receives the keyboard dongle. The problem is ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after battery drain in Samsung notebook

I was watching a video on my Samsung 400B4B notebook running Ubuntu 14.04 when it went to sleep because of low battery level. I plugged the AC power, resumed from the sleep but now the keyboard and ...
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Is there a setting to alter the time duration before “resetting” a keyboard entry for selecting a file

I like to use the keyboard to navigate files in Windows explorer (speed!). I used to use XP quite a bit, but now in Win 7 there's something annoyingly different: Let's say I'm in a folder with files ...