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

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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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How to remap Enter as a right control modifier in Win 8.1?

I did this with keyRemap4macbook on OSX. Enter alone works as Enter but Enter+Key becomes Ctrl+Key. How do I do this in Windows?
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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How to reinstall osx with a windows keyboard

I read that the hotkey to use for reinstalling osx is cmd + r but I have a windows keyboard plugged in and I am wondering what I can do to reinstall osx with this keyboard?
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Logitech K330 keyboard remap keys

There is a function key instead of right click button. Function key: right-click button I want to remap fn key to right click key. I used sharpkeys software, but it did not work. Are there any ...
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Why is there no flat mechanical keyboard?

I am surprised that I cannot find any flat mechanical keyboard. Is there any technical reason for that, or the market is just too small? The mechanical keyboard I use has an actuation point at 2mm ...
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Keyboard AltGr/Ctrl/Shift stops working

I've had this recurring problem lately that all the modifier keys AltGr, Ctrland Shift stop working. Alt still works, after a fashion. I discovered the problem first when pressing Alt+Tab stopped ...
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Sublime Text 2/3: Arrow key navigation

In Textpad, when you press the down arrow key in a line, insert some text, and then press down again, you will stay in the same position that you were at before you inserted text. Sublime Text ...
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PC Keyboard with notebook layout [closed]

I'm looking for a wired/wireless keyboard for PC with similar layout to this one (it's a notebook keyboard): Any piece of information would be appreciated. Perfect match would be wireless keyboard ...
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Keyboard half working

I have trouble with the keyboard on windows 7 Home edition. The "main" keyboard doesn't work only extra (useless) keys work.Such as the email key, media player key and such. I can't do a system ...
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Keyboard doesnt work after windows 7 starts

When I start my computer, keyboard lights up, but after the windows 7 starts the keyboard becomes totally inactive and cannot use the keyboard. I have tried to use wireless keyboard, wired keyboard ...
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Why do I sometimes type “the” as “teh”; is it because the response of keyboard is too slow? [closed]

Why do I sometimes type “the” as “teh” on my laptop? Note that I use left hand for “t” and “e” and right hand for “h”. Similar problems with other words. How can I avoid it? Does it mean that the ...
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Is there any way to reverse the function and media keys on a bluetooth keyboard?

Is there any way to reverse the function and media keys on a bluetooth keyboard? I have a Genius Luxepad 9000 - it is meant for iPad but works on Windows also. I must hold down the fn key to access ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for international characters with non-US keyboards

I am looking on this list for typing non-English characters in Word: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-international-characters-HP005186562.aspx I want to type ...
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Resettting the keyboard's macros

I have accidentally assigned macros to my multimedia keys such as volume up and volume down. I have no clue how to reset the keyboard's default settings. The keyboard was made by AULA which is a ...
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Change default keyboard layout with bash script

I would like to know if there's way to create a bat script which does the following things: Add US-Dvorak as a keyboard on the computer if it's not already there. (Maybe this helps, but we also need ...
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How can I use the contextual menu key to insert a bullet or number list?

I moved from using Word 2003 to 2013 with a brief spell using 2007 and 2010. The more Word becomes intuitive, the less it enables users to do what they used to be able to do with keyboard shortcuts. ...
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can't get bluetooth headset + Mouse + keyboard to work together

I have an alienware Dell PC and a normal Bluetooth USB adaptor with a data transfer rate of up to 3mbps. Connected to this Bluetooth adaptor I have a pair of Bluetooth Bose headphones. When connected ...
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Acer Aspire Keyboard Issue

5 days ago I spilled some water on my laptop computer. The only problem I had was the keyboard was not working correctly. I removed it and everything underneath was dry, as the keyboard comes out ...
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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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Up/Left arrow keys + another key doesn't 'work' [duplicate]

I hope I'm right in thinking this is the site where you post general computer-related problems... A problem I have when playing games (since you won't be pressing multiple keys simultaneously anytime ...
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When pressing Up+left + another key, the last key doesn't 'work'

I hope I'm right in thinking this is the site where you post general computer-related problems... A problem I have when playing games (since you won't be pressing multiple keys simultaneously anytime ...
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Trying to find a way to fn-lock a desktop keyboard

I recently replaced the keyboard for my desktop PC (traded Apple Wired kbd for new one, old one was worn out). The F keys worked fine on my old one, but I can't for the life of me get the F keys to ...
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How to hook up a Dreamcast keyboard to laptop/PC

I have this SEGA Dreamcast keyboard that I was wondering how I can hook up to a PC/laptop. I know the opposite can be done with an adapter (a PC keyboard to a Dreamcast) so I'm not interested in that. ...
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Fedora, keyboard input source switching impossible

I have two keyboard input sources (English and Persian languages) on my machine running Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug). It starts normally but after a while working with Persian it would be impossible ...
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Mechanical keyboard needs long time to initialize after Windows 7 Boot

I have a Q-Pad MK-85 mechanical keyboard. When booting up windows, it needs a very long time (about 20 seconds) to get activated. Shortly after boot the lights on the keyboard light up but keys ...
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Why can't I use Google Search keyboard navigation with Chrome?

Roughly about a week ago I stopped being able to use keyboard navigation in Google Search (i.e. press tab and up/down arrows). I had no issues before, and I've changed nothing as far as I can tell. ...
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Treat USB Keyboard as Gamepad

I have a second USB keyboard I'd like my computer to recognize as a gamepad rather than just an extra keyboard. Is this possible on Ubuntu 14.04? I've seen information on doing the opposite, treating ...
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What do you call a keyboard with a bar-shaped Enter key?

I'm an programmer, and a touch-typist, and so type best when the keys I use are where I expect them to be. Perhaps because I'm American, and do most of my work on Apple computers, I expect the ...
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Windows 7: Restrict a keyboard to a specific monitor?

I'd like to know if there's a way to restrict a keyboard to only interact with programs on a specific monitor without having to use a VM (waste of system resources for my needs)?
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usb keyboard needs unplug/plug every BIOS boot to skip keyboard error or no keyboard present What cause this?

Every BIOS boot ,I get keyboard error or no keyboard present on BIOS.I need unplug/plug to skip this.After I unplug and plug all USB device,the problem solved.What cause this?Does my USB OK?
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Caps Lock for Numeric Keys

Is there a way I can have persistent access to the special characters above the numeric keys? I'm thinking something akin to the CAPS LOCK key but that locks the numeric keys to the equivalent Shift ...
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Keyboard language automatically changes but doesn't show in Control Panel

A user at my office running Windows 7 keeps having this problem pop up and I'm stumped. Region and language settings have the language bar disabled, language change shortcut keys disabled and only ...
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How to resume execution after pressing pause/break key in windows command line

Whilst compiling a rather huge python extension in cmd with the command pip install. I wanted to pause and look at some of the output, so I pressed the Pause / Break key on my keyboard. Pressing ...
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Keyboard keys count records

Standard keyboards have ~100 and something keys. Some keyboards have additional buttons, like media controls, custom buttons, etc. However, most of those still have similar layouts and still the ...
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Read From Keyboard Controller

When cpu wants to read from memory fsb clock frequency is the key point for synchronization, so how about when cpu wants to read from keyboard controller? I know in modern computer organization ...
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Fedora on Mac: Remap “Command” key to “Ctrl”

I have installed Fedora 20 on MacBook Pro (2009 Edition). On Fedora, with the Mac keyboard layout "Command" key (⌘)" key does not work like "Ctrl" key and thus I am not able to perform Copy, Paste, ...
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What are the three buttons above touchpad in the Dell Latitude E6520 laptop?

I wonder what are the three buttons added to the touchpad/keyboard of the laptop Dell Latitude E6520 as the below snapshot. I do a google search as here though nothing helpful for me. If you know ...
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Keyboard intermittantly connecting and disconnecting in Windows 8.1

I have been experiencing an issue where my keyboard will occasionally disconnect for several seconds, and then reconnect and function normally. When it disconnects, the keyboard doesn't function, and ...
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keyboard mapping doesn't work anymore

[EDIT: After the night it came back to normal. IMO it's a hardware pb because sometimes it comes back, and then disappear...] I don't know why, but suddently, the keys "a" and "q" begun to do the ...
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In Sublime Text 3, how to use the search/replace “flags”?

In Sublime Text 3 (on Windows), I'm trying to replace text. The respective panel (see screenshot, highlighted parts, too) allows one to turn on or off several search/replace flags. I am trying to ...
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USB drivers for an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard

My three year old 64 bit Windows 7 PC has an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard with two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. I used the Driver Booster app to bring my drivers up to date. The result was ...
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Windows 7 On Screen Keyboard - Prevent from ever opening

I have an application on my computer which pops up the on screen keyboard any time that an input field is clicked (for text entry). This application was designed for windows 8 touch screen machines ...
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Apply keyboard mapping to external keyboard without restarting Ubuntu

I use Lubuntu 14.04, and have the following in .xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 0x42 = Control_L add Control = Control_L Which turns CapsLock into an extra Control key. This works fine for ...
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Synergy Keyboard Mapping

Server - Windows 7 Client - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I Run synergyc using lightdm.conf so that I can use the keyboard to login. Every now and then, my keyboard mapping or characters will get scrambled and ...
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How to generate obelus (aka division symbol) in Windows?

In Windows how do you generate '÷' ? In Obelus Wiki, it is written: In Microsoft Windows, the obelus is produced with Alt+0247 on the number pad or by pressing Alt Gr+⇧ Shift++ when an ...
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How to bind DualShock 4 controller buttons to keyboard keys using AutoHotKey or similar?

Recently I bought a DualShock 4 controller (for Playstation 4 originally) and connected it to my PC using a third-party application called something like DS4Windows or DS to XInput Mapper. The scripts ...
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Some keys pause/resume working under Windows 8.1, Lenovo U530 Touch, namely: left, up, Home, End

When one of those keys stop working, all others do the same. Interestengly, when I press simultaniously Space+Left+Up it produced F5 key stroke. This confirms that hardware is not malfunctioning. ...
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How to update/edit MAC keyboard input source definition file

Somewhere back in time (and possibly in a galaxy far far away) I had added an Input Source to my OS/X mavericks. I believe I have located the file that was used as the definition. However, it is not ...