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

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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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Remap CMD+H shortcut in OSX

Is it possible to remap the "Hide Window" shortcut in OSX? I know about the possibility to remap just about any shortcut in the System Preferences that are either built in or just available in a ...
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Disable USB's including mouse and keyboard, enable with key combo

I have a specific scenario where I have a computer displaying cameras on screen but the operators keep plugging USB's and keyboard/mouse into it. I am aware that I can disable the USB storage ...
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Keyboard typing language is wrong

My keyboard typing language is wrong. I am facing problem in typing keyboard in Windows 10. When I typed (Shift + 2) for @, then it was typed " and I have not found the button of \ or | on my laptop's ...
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Different language keeps appearing on language bar?

I'm using a Japanese layout keyboard and using English version of Windows 7. I set my input method to Japanese (Japan) - Japanese , so that I can have all keys working properly. I got this weird ...
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Windows 7 freezes when removing keyboard and mouse

I set up 8 or so rack mount Windows 7. I wanted to remote desktop into the systems after getting them on the network. The problem is I don't have a KVM and I moved the USB keyboard from system to ...
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How to kill the keyboard in Firefox OS Simulator

I want to run some Firefox OS apps in my PC. So I'm using a big-sized Firefox OS Simulator. The problem is that the keyboard grows huge and covers too much space: Since this is in fact running on ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl+Alt+5 (insert € symbol) work?

My laptop has a euro sign on the '5-key'. However, when I press Ctrl + Alt + 5 no euro symbol is inserted. What could be the cause of this? OS: Windows 7. Region setting: Dutch Keyboard layout: US
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Windows app to use bluetooth capable pc as keyboard input for iPhone [on hold]

Looking for a windows based app that would allow me to use my laptop's native keyboard (and/or usb keyboard) as an input to an iPhone (but also interested in android phone) over bluetooth. Same idea ...
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The commercial at key has swapped with the double inverted commas key

Ever since I loaded Windows 10 the double inverted commas key (") on my wired keyboard has swapped with the commercial at key (@). Can anybody please tell me how to swap them back?
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Lenovo Miix 2 11 left CTRL key and Volume button not working on Windows 10

After upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 the LEFT-CTRL and VOLUME buttons are not working anymore. Any solutions anyone?
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How do disable calculator in windows?

I have a key on my keyboard that brings it up, and I hit all of the time accidentally. It's a proprietary Logitech Calculator key, and their own program doesn't let you remap it. This seems to be a ...
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Make xmodmap Changes Permanent

I made some changes to my keymap by writing: remove mod4 = Super_L add control = Super_L in ~/.Xmodmap The changes work after running xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap But they will not stick after restart. I ...
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Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard issue on win 10

After installing win 10 my Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard won't light up. Fn+F2/F3 won't work and neither Fn+F1 for samsung settings. I tried installing the samsung software controlling this Easy ...
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after upgrade on Windows 10 and first reboot, keyboard and touchpad doesn't works

after upgrade my Notebook SAMSUNG NP-RF712S01IT Windows 10 works fine, but after first reboot the keyboard and trackpad doesn't works. On devices management, I find an unknown board (I think that it ...
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Why does Windows File Explorer take more time to open from the task bar than from a keyboard macro?

If I open a File Explorer window by clicking on it on the task bar (either left click if none is open or middle click if one is already open), it takes about a second or two until the window opens. ...
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How to stop Windows 10 from syncing keyboard layouts

I have two laptops, each with its own keyboard layout (AZERTY and QWERTY). Both laptops run Windows 10 and are authorized to sync settings back to my Microsoft account. The problem is that my ...
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Keyboard randomly stops working after Windows 10 cumulative update

Every few hours it happens and rebooting temporarily fixes it. It still works for Chrome for some reason. How do I fix it for good?
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How to use Japanese keyboard layout (IME) on Portuguese Windows 7/8?

TL;DR How to get correct japanese keyboard mapping (108 keys) working on with my PT-BR Windows 7 (with accents, without using IME)? I got a japanese Acer notebook, which came with japanese ...
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How do I disable the fn key?

All I want to know is how to disable the fn key, and nothing else. I currently am running an auto hotkey script to set my f1 and f2 keys to change my volume, since that's how it is on my other ...
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Ubuntu Super+Esc key remap

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3, guake + guake-indicator as terminal emulator. And I want to remap guake to Super+Esc (or Super+`) keys, but every time after reboot, indicator says that it can't map ...
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How do I change what each of the fn keys do?

How do I change how my function keys work? On my one computer, the f1 and f2 keys change the volume. When I go to my second computer, they are at f11 and f12. I always seem to accidentally hit f1 and ...
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bluetooth mouse and keyboard on surface pro interfere

Over the last few years, I've used a number (I've got 4 sets!) of: https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/wireless-bluetooth-keyboard-and-mouse-combo/ to connect full size keyboards and mice to my tablets and ...
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What is alt-tab'ing or Windows key for me

I have a problem and I am unsure how to solve it. Something on my computer is triggering the Windows key each hour at exactly H:53 minutes. So at 8:53, 9:53, 10:53, etc. something press the windows ...
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Microsoft Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard 7000 Favorites not working on Windows 8.1

The MS 7000 wireless keyboard was set up with favorites keys that worked fine until a week ago. Now when I go to the mouse and keyboard control center the keyboard doesn't even appear, only the mouse. ...
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Key down behaviour issues in Windows

Recently I am running into this issue in my windows machine where if I hold down any key, the sequence of key events are key up and key down repeatedly. On this key test website, if I hold down my ...
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Keyboard temporarily lag

I've recently been experiencing keyboard lag, And solved it by cleaning up my computer. I can type smoothly and fine now, But there's still a problem with it: It sometimes suddenly gets insane ...
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Set shortcuts to change keyboard layout in Windows 10?

Anyway to set keyboard shortcuts to quickly change to a different language/keyboard layout. The old shortcuts still seem to work (when set back in windows 7), can't seem to find anything to change it ...
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Keys getting stuck in virtualbox 5.0

Sometimes when I hold a key down or scroll too quickly with with my mousewheel, my virtual box VM will lock the key as pressed. The VM will then stop responding to any further input until (usually) I ...
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Keyboard unresponsive at login screen Windows 7 Enterprise

Our main system image is having a widespread/sporadic issue. When the system sits--over the weekend, usually--some machines do not respond at the login screen. We have it setup so a user has to press ...
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How can I disable my laptop from reinstalling uninstalled drivers? [duplicate]

I've uninstalled the driver for the onboard keyboard, because it keys in random keys, but everytime I restart it reinstalls the onboard keyboard drivers. I've tried renaming the keyboard driver in the ...
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Sometimes extra characters on Keyboard don't work (Windows 10)

Sometimes when my Computer is on for a while (about 8h without restarting) my special characters of my custom made keyboard layout stop working. For example: right-Alt + o ahould equal to ó or ...
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Installing Slackware - Keyboard Mappings are very wrong/confusing

I am trying install Slackware on my host machine (Dell Latitude E6430) but am having a lot of issues. Initially, when you start up Slackware, the first thing it asks you is something like "Press 1 to ...
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USB hub registers hidden keyboard

I bought a 4 port USB 2.0 hub with some strange behaviour When I plug it in I get the following dmesg output: [141240.998931] usb 1-5: new full-speed USB device number 32 using xhci_hcd ...
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Leader PC Notebook with Windows 7, Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Wireless

My Sculpt keyboard intermittently does this and it's driving me nuts: In either of internet browsers (IE or Firefox) - I press the 0 button on the keyboard (not the number pad), it sends the browser ...
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How to delete a keyboard in Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on a physically German keyboard, then installed an English keyboard and bought some little stickers to make my keyboard look OK. However, Windows shows 2 keyboards installed ...
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PC Keyboard with Mac: Alt-Tab + other basics?

I have a macbook pro and a keyboard meant for a PC. I want to remap some keys and, after googling around, found this: Simulate PC keyboard on Mac I just want a few basics: copy paste with ctrl-C + ...
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Strange Forward-delete key behavior

I recently bought a Speedlink VIRTUIS keyboard. One or two days ago my Delete key started behaving strangely: When pressing the key it once, nothing happens When pressing it a second time, the ...
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Firefox jumps pages when typing in ALT–Codes

My name contains an apostrophe, the correct ALT-code and Unicode for which are ALT+0146 / U+2019. When filling out forms, I like to use the correct apostrophe glyph instead of substituting it by a ...
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When using a VM in VirtualBox, different keys frequently seem to stick

Using a Windows 8 host, with VirtualBox 5.0 and an Ubuntu 14.04 guest. I'm using it as a development environment so it's typing intensive and this happens every couple of minutes. It starts with a ...
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Erratic key board issue while typing

I'm using an assembled desktop, for last few days I'm noticing my a couple of keys of my keyboard (PS2) is behaving strangely. As for instance, whenever I'm trying to type "O", it's adding a plus sign ...
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Control key acts as if it is stuck periodically

I have had this issue now with two computers and I cannot find anything that is causing it. I disabled sticky keys. I replaced the keyboard I replaced the operating system I replaced the entire ...
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Where is the keyboard controller located?

In Mike Meyers CompTIA A+ book, he says In early computers, the keyboard connected to the external data bus via a special chip known as the keyboard controller. Don’t bother looking for this chip ...
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Shift+Ctrl+Tab not working in chrome with mapped Caps Lock key in Windows using SharpKeys

As suggested by this post, I used SharpKeys to map my Caps Lock key to Ctrl. A weird problem is that while other functions using this Caps Lock key as Ctrl works fine(like Caps Lock+Tab works fine in ...
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Setting the default input method for the Windows 10 login screen

I use an english version of Windows 10, but I have set the keyboard layout to German (Switzerland). This works fine if I am logged in with my user. The only keyboard available is my ...
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Spacebar locked - typing spaces constantly

I have a user with a spacebar issue. On Windows 7, the spacebar randomly starts acting like it's being pushed and held down. This applies to the EliteBook 8570p. It doesn't look like a hardware issue ...
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Chromium App Mode disable key controlled aids

I run chromium in app mode on a Linux tablet. This tablet has four buttons. All that the four buttons do is send signals as keys F1 to F4 on a normal keyboard. Therefore I get this keycode from the ...
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Keyboard Problems in Outlook

My keyboard inserts my name whenever I hit SHIFT+any letter in the text of messages. How do I remove this? Dr B
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Key stuck on Laptop

My E key was not working so I hit it a bit harder physically and now it seems to be completely stuck. The physical key doesn't seem to be stuck as it still travels and clicks, but when I use the ...
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Windows 10 keyboard problems with Portuguese

Using the virtual keyboard, I cannot insert the (at) symbol or the (pound) symbol. I'm using a Portuguese (Portugal) QWERTY keyboard. Neither of these keys work on the physical keyboard, either. I ...