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

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Right Alt + Letter for Umlaut does not work

I used to be able to type an umlaut U (ü) under the English (United States) International Keyboard. To do so, I simply had to use the Right Alt key while pressing the letter u. This also worked for ö, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for creating new file on Windows 7

Can someone please tell me how to create a new keyboard shortcut for creating a new text file? I have installed Autohotkey but I don't know how to specify script. I want to use Ctrl + Alt + N as ...
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What's the best way to clean a keyboard and mouse without shutting down/unplugging?

Is there a screen I can access to disable all keyboard/mouse input? I've tried applications like KeyFreeze, but Razer peripherals have extra keys that make it past the input blocking. I'm on Windows ...
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Docker install forces QWERTY keyboard configuration?

I've installed Docker on a fresh empty copy of Ubuntu 14.04 mounted under VirtualBox. sudo apt-get -y install docker.io However, when I log out and in again, the AZERTY keyboard is switched to ...
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Left arrow doesn't work on Debian 9

Yesterday I installed Debian Stretch although some bugs the system work correctly but there is a really annoying bug: My left arrow doesn't work, the system not receive input since the installation ...
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How do I pair an already-paired Apple wireless keyboard in El Capitan?

I have seen several answers regarding previous versions of OS X that address this question using the Set Up Bluetooth Device option, but that seems to have been removed in El Capitan. Every time I ...
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after holding a key for a while I can't type until i close and re-open the app

This started happening lately, I am on a Mac OS X El Capitan, v10.11.4. If I hold a key a few seconds pressed, It doesn't matter which app I am using, I can't continue typing. I have to close and ...
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Assign Home and End to Fn + arrows

Is is possible to assign Home/End/PgUp/PgDown to combinations of Fn+arrow keys in Windows 8.1 (I have HP Elitebook 8540p if that matters)? Motivation: in particular I like keyboard of my current ...
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One mouse click, two separate and simultaneous events

Two laptops (both running same OSX). I want to click one thing (it can be a mouse button, or it can be a key, It doesn't matter), and have both computers recognize it. This would mean (if it was the ...
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Can I use a usb keyboard to emulate having a second controller for video games

Many video games can be played coop with controllers plugged into your PC, I am wondering if I can use a usb keyboard and map its WASD so that the PC thinks its a Joystick and its IJKL as the XYBA on ...
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My dell laptop backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not working

I use dell vostro laptop with windows 7 OS. But I am facing a problem now, I was browsing facebook on my laptop and suddenly I saw that my laptops backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not ...
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Windows 10 Skype freezes when using keyboard layout shortcuts

I have Windows 10 installed on my machine. I am using the keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard languages(layouts). For instance, I use Ctrl+1 to switch to my primary language. If I press ...
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Issue with Lag Between Keypad Use and Internal Keyboard Use on Laptop

Hopefully I can explain this to where it is understandable. I have laptop running Windows 7. Sometime in the past couple months, it has developed a really annoying issue. After typing something, ...
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Keyboard language not setting correctly at startup in Windows 10

I have a clean install of Windows 10 English and configured it to have English UI language but with Portuguese as default input method. The problem is that at startup, after login, the keyboard ...
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Using Keyboard Shortcuts in a VirtualBox VM

I'm running a Windows 7 VM on a MacBook Pro running 10.10.5 Yosemite and VirtualBox My problem is being unable to run a Windows 7 program called Shortkeys which allows you to define keyboard ...
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Change Caps Lock to still register as caps lock but do Nothing

Currently my caps lock key functions exactly like it should, is it possible for me to disable the function that converts inputs to capital without disabling detection of the actual key and without ...
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Ideas for replacing laptop keyboard [on hold]

I keep seeing laptop keyboards with non-optional number pads and it makes me cringe. Given that manufacturers seem to think numpads are OK (they're not), is it possible to somehow buy an ordinary ...
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Keyboards plugged to one computer have different failing rows of keys, but work perfectly fine on any other computer

I have a PS2 and an USB keyboard. Recently, a column of keys on my PS2 keyboard failed, so I swapped it for an USB keyboard, but that one turned out to have another different failing column of keys. ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard functions in BIOS, but not in Windows 7

Relevant specs: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ASUS M4N78 Pro Chipset: nVidia GeForce 8300 CPU: AMD Phenom II 945 Mem: 8GB DDR2 800 Details: Replaced MB, CPU, RAM. Booting into BIOS, USB keyboard and ...
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ctrl+ or ctrl- works only once in Excel 2007

I would like to use ctrl + or ctrl - several times in Excel 2007. It used to work properly but recently, after the first row the cursor returns to a cell instead of to the number of the row and pops ...
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Can I dynamically switch key layout with karabiner?

For example, I'd like to switch 1 and 2 keys when caps lock is on. I'd like to actually switch esc key and ~ key in hhkb2 in some situations.
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laptop keyboard got soaked and is acting bugged, how to fix?

I opened the laptop up, and when I remove the ribbon cable and stick it back in, the computer starts entering keys like ...
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My 'fn' key on my American laptop does not appear to be working

I'm trying at the moment to press the @ key on my laptop and all I get is either the number 2 or " by either pressing just the 2 key or the shift/fn and 2 key. Neither the white or blue @ symbols are ...
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Logitech G930 Multimedia (G-key) functionality in Ubuntu Gnome

I have a Logitech G930 Headset with 3 Multimedia Keys(G-Keys), a surround sound/stereo switch, mute mic button, volume control scroller. Problem(s): Main 1. Google Chrome does not detect any key G ...
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ubuntu + hyper-v + vnc

I'm running following set-up windows 10 with hyper-v and a virtual instance of ubuntu 15. I'm using VNC to connect to it. I'm having following issues: numpad 0 key works as insert (+ all the numpad ...
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Linux: How can the back/forward mouse buttons be configured to drag and resize windows?

My Logitech mouse has one extra button for going back, and another one for going forward. I figure I'd get more use out of them if I could instead use those two buttons to drag and resize windows, ...
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How to Create Keyboard Macro to Adjust Sound Level Momentarily

Basically what I'm trying to do is figure out a way to somehow reduce the sound output level of my system to a certain level (say half volume) and bind that to a keyboard shortcut. Ideally, the volume ...
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Keyboard some letter double output

I have PC with AMD APU System, Brand new. I'm having problem regarding my keyboard it always double type the letters. More on a,c,e,d,w,m,o,I,f,k,x. So I bought a new keyboard it still the same error ...
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Is HHKB pro2 type-s is more like realforce 45g or 55g?

I like the HHKB feeling but the layout is a bit off. I'd like to try realforce 45 or 55g. which one is close to the HHKB in terms of the key pressing.
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HHKB, remap tilde?

I'm trying HHKB and I think I can get used to the keyboard except the tilde button. The button with ~ and backtick. I often use ~ to go to home directory. I mainly use backtick in stackoverflow ...
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Windows 10 input language stuck

I have one employee that has a problem switching her keyboard langage in Windows 10. The input language was set to 'Canadian Multilingual...' but for some reason, the keyboard layout changed to ...
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Creating Python profiles in Atom and assigning keyboard shortcuts

I'm using Atom-Script to run code from within the atom-editor. I've two versions of python installed, in the following folders: C:\Python27 C:\Python35-32 I would like to use the Atom-Script ...
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Using keyboard causes every program to freeze

I have an odd issue. Every time I touch the keyboard, whichever program that has focus freezes. This wasn't happening earlier today; it only started after I ran Windows Update. My specs: Asus ...
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Mouse & Keyboard Cant Accept When Login

These consist of regular time setup, Mouse and keyboard are not working at the time of login, Please Help me What can i do For Mouse & Keaboard Setup.
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VNC Meta key not working with realVNC server+viewer android on Mac OS X

I'm using realVNC server on Mac OS X (VNC® Server 5.3.1 (r17370) x64) and VNC viewer on Android from realVNC. I use emacs in Terminal and iTerm2, where I normally set option to Meta, but this does ...
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Is there any way to enable deliberate keyboard ghosting?

I want to deliberately turn on some form of keyboard ghosting on my keyboard. By ghosting I mean the effect keyboards have when pressing multiple buttons at the same time, dropping the extra keyboard ...
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Ctrl+Shift Arrow-Keys not working as expected

I developed within Visual Studio as every day. Out of nothing (this is what it seems like to me) Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down is not working anymore as before/expected. Expected would be to select text. ...
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How to type 0/(zero slash)?

I need to type zero slash on my HP laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it? DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS" NAME="Ubuntu" ...
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Keyboard not working

I have a keyboard that was previously working untill I unplugged it. When I boot it says no keyboard detected and I have tried a different keyboard and every usb port. I tried resetting the bios and ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in LXDE don't work

I recently wanted to add some shortcuts to LXDE on Ubuntu 15.10 starting with adding Emacs to Super/Windows+A. So after searching around I tried putting this in my ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml right ...
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The left modifier keys on my Macbook Pro has a delay before working after wake up

Occasionally, my mid-2014 Macbook Pro 15 Retina's left modifier keys (Shift, Option, Control) don't work immediately after resuming from sleep. For example: My login password requires pressing the ...
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Bind keyboard layout changes to key-press (combination) on Linux and/or Windows 10

I have recently come upon situations where it would be useful to quickly switch between different keyboard mappings. For example, sometimes I talk to my Danish friend and would like quick access to ...
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How can I map Keys on my keyboard to new symbols?

My laptop's keyboard wastefully contains two Keys for the dash that both produce the too short -. I need longer dashes. So how can I map or force these 2 Keys to produce different dashes of my chosen ...
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some button on keyboard suddenly stops working properly

My laptop is not so old (2 years), I use few hours a day (1-2 hours) it's an Asus F552CL. Suddenly some key stop working properly, as you can see from the image some key probably I've never used (the ...
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“Add bluetooth device” missing in Windows 10

I'm having trouble with connecting a bluetooth keyboard with Windows 10. I found a workaround in another computer with Windows 7 and it is the following: In Devices & Printer, there is "Add ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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is there any way to swap the function of two keys on keyboard?

My Lenovo Z500 laptop's End button is broken. Is there any way to swap its function with PgUp button? I know I can close Num Lock and use number 1 instead but I also need numbers. click to enlarge
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Keyboard out of control after pressing specific combinations

I play an online game which I press some key combinations: F[1-12] CTRL+F[1-12] SHIFT+F[1-12] ALT+F[1-12] Up, down, left, right arrow keys My keyboard goes 'crazy' sometimes (i.e. CTRL key stuck, ...
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Atom - changing keyboard shortcuts for defult actions

the delete line function in the atom-editor on Mac is assigned to ^ + ⇧ + k. I've a two questions: How can I reassign this action to ⌘ + D? Follow-up with the first one, is there a ...
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xkb key remaps not applied in virtualbox

running Ubuntu 14.04 (xfce) I have the following problem: since my left arrow key is broken, I remapped it to PageUp (prior) and PageUp to right shift, by modifying /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc. ...