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

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Repeating WinKey on Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on my Leonovo Miix 3 (with keyboard dock). Most things wok fine. One thing is driving me up the wall, I've tried all sorts. When you press and hold the WinKey down, it treats ...
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How to set up Ubunutu keyboard on Macbook Pro 9.2

I've been unable to find instructions for how to get right clicking and hotkeys (e.g., find, copy, paste) working on Ubuntu Desktop with Macbook Pro 9.2. I've looked for them pretty thoroughly so I'm ...
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Ctrl key not working

I just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung NP940X3G laptop. When using the shortcut key to switch between virtual desktops I am finding the left ctrl key does not work for the ctrl+win+right ...
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Windows 10 - How do I unlock lock screen by pressing any key like Windows 8/8.1?

Having a single (local) user with no password In Windows 8/8.1, I could unlock the screen by pressing any key. In Windows 10, I first see the "background" lockscreen (the one that has a configurable ...
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Use Media Keys for Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.. in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox in version 39.0. My keyboard has Media Keys and I want to use them for controlling sites like Soundcloud, Youtube, etc.. Is that possible?
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Emulate left mouse button with CapsLock key

I want CapsLock key on my keyboard to act like the left mouse button. I want to be able to perform clicks, double clicks, send mouse down and mouse up events etc. Now I am using AutoHotkey and the ...
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2 piece keyboard with wireless [on hold]

I use a tv as my one and only monitor, and as a result I like to sit back on my chair(or stand back) and so I would like a 2 piece wireless keyboard, to avoid dragging cables and so that I have the ...
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vimlike tools list - request [on hold]

I love vim, but it has made me hate everything else! I would like a vimlike desktop and vimlike browser. With that in mind, please give me a list of vimlike tools, regardless of their purpose, so that ...
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Bootcamp - Function key `fn` of my MBP not working on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP. All seems fine but the only problem up to now seems to be that the key fn is not working and therefore I cannot trigger the extra functionalities attached to ...
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One keyboard two computers

I believe in order to send keyboard protocol commands to (2) computers at the same time I would need to sort of "host USB" device. I am trying to control 2 video playback computers sending space-bar ...
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How do you eliminate the Caps lock key delay on ubuntu?

I have an extended mac keyboard for work. The keyboard is nice except it has a delay on pressing caps lock. Is there any way to remove this? There are similar questions here: eliminate MacBook ...
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Any laptop with full 101-keys keyboard [on hold]

So the title says it all. Are there any laptops with full 101-keys keyboard layout? Background: I'm a programmer and have been using QWERTY keyboard for the last 24 years. I haven't ever kept a ...
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Keyboard entry on number row producing extra characters

My number keys across the top of the keyboard are suddenly adding additional characters. When I type 1 I get 1`, 2 sends me to a new tab, 3 tries to end a program, 4 types 45, 5 types normally, 6 ...
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I spilled water on my laptop keyboard [duplicate]

I spilled water on my laptop keyboard and when I use the a or s key it acts as if I pressed both. I tied to shut off my laptop and leave it to let the water dry up, but the problem is still occurring, ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...
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Laptop reboots with no reason

Here I have Acer 5750G laptop with core i7-2670QM upgraded CPU for three years ~Two weaks ago I had first instant reboot. Now laptop can work 15 minutes or 15 hours as well with very different load ...
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A laptop key stuck, on log logon, how can I determine which key is it?

On the Windows XP login, the password text box is being typed automatically, it appears a key is stucked everytime I boot. I'm able to login to Windows so I open Notepad immediately to determine which ...
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Remap Super_R to control (Fedora 22)

I have verified that keycode 134 (0x86) is my Super_R key on my keyboard. But I would like to remap this to control. However, I've tried nearly every permutation. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Simulating mouse movement with keys in Win 7

Pretty much what the "Mouse Keys" that can be enabled via the Ease of Access Centre do, only those are useless because they are extremely slow and have a delay at the start. Some more info: There's a ...
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Determine Surface TypeCover 2 Firmware Version

I have found various references to Surface TypeCover 2 firmware versions. This is an example: Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.517.0) update improves multiple finger support on ...
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Volume Control on Client Computer [closed]

I have 2 iMacs, and I am wondering if volume control from the keyboard is capable on the client computer, not the server. I havent been able to get it to work with my wireless keyboard. Any advice? ...
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Windows equivalent of Mac OSX Cmd + Left/Cmd + Right shortcuts

When in text editors on a Mac, you can do ⌘+← or ⌘+→ to skip to the beginning or end of lines, respectively. You can also add shift, such as ⌘+shift+←, to highlight an entire line. Are there Windows ...
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Can I assign a diferent key to perform ALT+F4? [duplicate]

Geniuses behind thinkpad once again combined random keys and eliminated F row, so now I have to either keep Mic Mute or F4 and I usually use both frequently. I normally don't close apps with mouse, ...
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Why is my <HOME> key generating ~ characters in a remote sessions?

I get the feeling this is yet another problem due to the weirdness and vagaries of Linux keyboard mapping. Anyway locally my key works as expected inside a terminal based emacs however when I shell ...
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The letter x keeps appearing mysteriously even with my brand new keyboard

I have Windows 7 Home Edition. With me, I see x's appear when my hands are not even on the keyboard usually in a text box or window where the cursor is, but sometimes even in text boxes that are on ...
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What does the M1-3 and MR keys mean?

With my Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard (http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/gaming-keyboard-g105) There are several buttons at the top, M1-M3 and MR. What do they mean and do? I do know what ...
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“A” on keyboard making a weird sound? [closed]

I've had my laptop for quite some time now and just today my "A" key started making a weird "buzzzz" sound whenever I pressed it. Any help or ideas on what this might be?
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AutoHotKey Ctrl in Caps Lock doesn't work with shift

I don't have big fingers nor can I hit the ctrl key with my palm. Since I use ctrl for so many hotkeys, I had to remap it to the capslock button. I lived with it fine using the registry method for ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working Win 8.1 X64 , SSD, asus mb

Following a critical win update 2 days ago, the mouse and keyboard no longer work on win 8.1, X64 with SSD though mouse and keyboard work in bios, i have tried the following: I can get into the ...
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Consequences of 'escape-time 0' tmux setting?

I find that when running (neo)vim inside tmux, the escape-key is delayed. This is fixed by putting set -sg escape-time 0 in my .tmux.conf. Presumably, this disables the possibility of using ESC as ...
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visio 2013 shortcut keyboard?

I use Microsoft Visio 2013 to create UML diagrams. When I want to add a new node to diagram, I have two option: Move mouse pointer over objects and select object from popup like this: Drag and ...
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Swap Left Alt and Right Alt on Kinesis Keyboard (or Any Keyboard)

Let me back up my problem a little bit for context. I am trying to use the same modifier-key-plus-letter combination between both vim and tmux so that, if I have a vim pane/whatever on one side and a ...
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Shift key on HP laptop keyboard sends 3 signals

My right shift key isn't working properly on my laptop keyboard. I think it's related to its mapping because my USB keyboard is working fine. According to a key scanner, this is what happens when I ...
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My laptop's keyboard suddenly stopped working! How do I fix it?

I've got a Sony VAIO laptop, with a touch screen monitor. I was using it yesterday with no problems at all. I turned it off. My daughter turned it on and tried to log in, but the keyboard wouldn't ...
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I can't click 3 keys at once on my Lenovo G500 / Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

right now I am playing War Thunder and there when I am flying with a plane i must click A and Q and S in order to avoid the enemy fire ... when I click them .. nothing happen :( ... I can click 2 of ...
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Disable default option key binding

In any text editor, when I type ⌥ p it inserts π at cursor ⌥ w it inserts ∑ at cursor Thus every key when pressed with option ⌥ inserts some special character. Question How can I disable this ? ...
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Is there a keyboard chord for Context Menu button?

On Windows pc's the context button is awesome! But on some keyboards, mainly laptops, they've stopped including a dedicated button. Is there a keyboard chord (shortcut) that brings up the context ...
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After leaving my PC alone for as little as 5 minutes, I come back to an error where the enter key seems to be constantly pressed

This is a bit of a strange question, so I will try and give as much information as I can. Let me start by saying that the enter key on my keyboard is absolutely fine, physically. I am writing this ...
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disabling both shift keys

My shift keys are acting weirly. At times the computer thinks as if they are pressed while at times the computer thinks that they aren't! what so ever be the cause, it's causing a hell lot of problem ...
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How to assign a key on my keyboard to my Mouse? [duplicate]

Ok, so this is a weird question as it makes my mouse next to useless while this is active. I want to be able to click my mouse and it in turn think will I'm pressing a key on my keyboard instead of ...
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How to to fix laptop keys?

Okay well, my i,o and my shift on the left side doesn't work. I am currently using an on-screen keyboard and its quite annoying. I tried restarting my laptop and and canned air. How can I fix this? My ...
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Steelseries Engine not detecting MSI GE62 Apache Keyboard

Just got the new MSI GE62 Apache 002, however when I launch the Steelseries Engine, version 3 it says no devices connected. I have the latest drivers installed and the KLM software works as it should, ...
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SHIFT+Left Arrow key acting like CTRL+V

The problem started when I was fast forwarding a movie in KMPlayer with CTRL+RightArrow key. Since then some keys and combinations work abnormally. Shift+L/R Arrow key functions like "Paste" (just ...
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My USB mouse and keyboard is randomly disconnecting

Recently I've had in issue were my USB mouse and keyboard will stop working and I need to restart my computer from the power button to get them working again. Both my mouse and keyboard are Dragunov ...
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Issues with Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard/mouse

I have a Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard and mouse. When I switch the computer on, it makes a beeping noise and the keyboard and mouse are unusable. I have replaced the batteries and that didn;t ...
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Right shift key not working with 'q'

It's only the 'q' key that's not working with right shift, the left shift seems to be working fine with it. When I press q key while holding down the right shift, nothing prints on the screen. I tried ...
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How to keep US-English locale while using an Italian (or French) keyboard?

I have a very basic Win7 usage problem: My PC has an Italian keyboard, but I need to work with an US-English environment (Win7 is in English). Problem is in many programs (most notably in ...
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Whey does only the 'a' key make a vibrating buzzing sound when pressed on my laptops keyboard?

So just recently the letter 'a' on my laptop started making a buzzing vibrating sound when pressed. It sounds like its a wiring problem almost...I can just place my finger on it and feel the ...
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My mouse works on remote computer using Autocad but not my keyboard

When using Autocad remotely via Teamviewer, my mouse works on the remote computer but not my keyboard. If I type a command e.g. 'copy', the type doesn't show up on the Autocad window or 'z (enter) e ...
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Class I bluetooth mouse

I'm showing a number of affordable Class I bluetooth adapters on Amazon. Can these be used with any bluetooth mouse, or do I need a dedicated Class I bluetooth adapter/mouse combo? A Class II ...