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

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Disable shift key capitalisation

When I want to type a capital letter, I always use Caps Lock. I use shift for symbols like _. I find it much easier to use Caps Lock for capital letters since you just have to press it, and then your ...
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Configure a graphics tablet buttons

I have a "SMART" graphics tablet with two buttons on the tablet itself and two buttons on the pen. The driver that comes with the tablet only allow me to configure the buttons to be right click or ...
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How to remap keys / add shortcuts on Mac OS X, without 3rd party software?

I'm trying to do simple things like map the sleep shortcut to F7, monitor sleep shortcut to F8 etc I've checked out Ukelele, yet couldn't determine whether it's able produce key combinations / ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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DOSBox and keyboard mappings

I have two vanilla Windows laptops. DOSBox works fine on the Windows Vista machine (which is slightly newer), but on the Windows 7 machine, neither the backslash key ("\") nor the tilde key ("~") ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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How to send keyboard commands through RSAT

I am using RSAT (Remote Services Administration Tools) in a windows 7 computer, specifically I am using the Remote Desktops tool, this tool allows me to connect to several computers using remote ...
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How to make Shift, Ctrl and Alt toggle like Caps lock

I can't use one hand so it's pretty hard to work with Photoshop and Illustrator. Is there any way how to make Shift, Ctrl and Alt modifiers toggle (like Caps Lock) instead of holding down?
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Alt and AltGr randomly stop working

I can't make combos such as AltGr+2, Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I'm using a normal windows 7 (there's not virtual box installed or anything).
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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [on hold]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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chromebook with ubuntu with trusty and unity envioment

When I'm playing minecraft on my my Linux OS and hit "left ctrl + space" I like un-select from the game and my cursor reappears. Really annoying and I need some help, very inexperienced.
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Display, USB Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard) Not Working, GPU Seems Fine

Windows 7 Operating System, NVidia GTX 660 GPU, LG IPS monitor, Novatech peripherals. My friend was playing Darkest Dungeon while I was out working. They texted me to let me know that my monitor had ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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Remap key to modifier+key

I want to remap the right Ctrl key to Shift+F10. I've been following to these Scan codes, created Scancode Map in the registry and its contents are: 0000 0000 0200 0000 5D00 1DE0 0000 where 5D00 ...
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Viable options to repair a laptop keyboard

The keyboard on my Asus ROG G73JH-A1 was recently damaged with several key have been ripped of. I would like to what repair option is more viable Purchase the missing keys online and replacing them. ...
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Keyboard function on its own [duplicate]

I have a three month old laptop, an Acer Aspire E 14 touch windows 8.1. I don't remember having any problems with it until yesterday. Every time I place my pointer somewhere it'll either type spaces ...
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How to use AutoHotKey to make R-Control function as R-Win

I have a keyboard that doesn't have a R-Win key, but software that I use requires R-Win specifically for some keyboard shortcuts. I'm trying to remap the R-Ctrl key I never use to R-Win using ...
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How do I remap Home Button key with Escape key on Apple keyboard?

I bought a bluetooth keyboard for $13, and it's pretty good except instead of the Esc key, there's a little square and it opens up Internet Explorer when it's pressed! I've tried 3 key remapping ...
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Simple autoit script to toggle Caps Lock on and off in Win7

I am looking for a simple autoit script that will toggle the Caps-Lock and/or Num-Lock keys on and off to stop my Windows 7 laptop going to the screensaver and locking. These options are grayed out ...
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How do I type the forwardtick—opposite of backtick—characters on Windows? [duplicate]

I’m not sure if I'm using the right terminology but I think what I am looking for is a forwardtick. It is the opposite direction of a backtick sometimes called a grave accent. So how do I type this ...
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Can I use two bluetooth keyboards on my desk, each connected to different computers?

I'm a big fan of the Microsoft Sculpt Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse. And I'd like to get another set for the second machine on my desk. Will the two Keyboards and mice interfere with each other? ...
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External kbd not recognised on laptop running Windows 7

External kbd is not recognised when it is plugged into a USB port on my Acer 5810T laptop. Laptop is running Win-7. I'm using a PS/2 to USB passive adapter.
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Certain text looks bitty on PC

A few days ago, I found out that a few keys on my keyboard weren't working. All the keys to the left of Q, A and Z including those keys. I then replaced this keyboard with a very old one that I had ...
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Why do some keys on my keyboard not work for 30 minutes after starting computer? [closed]

I've noticed recently that some keys on my keyboard don't work for half an hour when I boot the computer up each day. Keys that don't work are Escape, 3, 4, some function keys. But after half an ...
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acer laptop windows 8: how to repair/replace the hardware which holds the foil?

Is there anything i can do apart from replacing the motherboard completely? I've broke the component which holds the keyboardfoil in attempt to remove that keyboard. Also a small amount of water got ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard and mouse - continuous typing of a single letter

Has anyone else had this problem. Sometimes it starts typing a line of text by itself - just a single letter (eg: j, h c) that goes on and on, even when I'm not touching the keyboard or mouse. I have ...
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Keyboard malfunction and USB issue

Last night I spilled water on my keyboard, it stopped working so I replaced it. The new keyboard is malfunctioning i.e. if I type 'b' I get 'bn'. Some keys do not work and some trigger enter. I tried ...
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Open Google Search with Keyboard Shortcut (Windows 8)

Anyone know how to make a custom keyboard shortcut which will open Chrome (my default browser) at any time? I have set a shortcut to open chrome from the "Properties" dialog (by right-clicking the ...
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Could not get PS2 keyboard to work with Startech KVM

I have a Startech 2-port KVM switch I am using between a Windows 7 and Linux box. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work with a PS2 keyboard that I like (using a PS2-to-USB adapter), although it does ...
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Locked out of VNC Viewer as keyboard has changed

I was using my VNC Viewer and whatever I did, the keyboard changed. I then got locked out of my window as when I was researching how to change the keyboard my session timed out. My password contains ...
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My mouse/cursor/keyboard is frozen at the point of login where I select user- and thus can't select user

Any Super User help appreciated. When I start my PC, it seems normal until it stops at the screen where I can select the user, and then put in password, etc. -only the mouse (cursor) does not/will not ...
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MS Mouse and Keyboard Center doesn't recognize URLS

Ever since Mouse and Keboard center replaces ITP software, I have used it on MS keyboards and mice. Three weeks ago, I tried Windows 10 Tech preview. When I rolled back to my original OS (Windows 7) ...
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What Causes Windows 7 Display To Dim While Keyboard and Mouse Are Active?

I am working with two Windows 7 desktop computers, both of which have a unique problem I have not seen before. (To reiterate, these are not laptop computers; they have no battery and hence no battery ...
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Display hotkey presses Mac OS X

Is there a way to display hotkey presses as they happen on screen in large text in Mac OS X Yosemite? Or is there an app that can do this? I have tried “Sticky Keys.” They almost do this, but when ...
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Remapping SysRq in Linux

The designers of my new keyboard decided that for some f:in reason the PrintScreen key must sit between AltGr and RCtrl. So now I have this problem: I like having the magic SysRq key available ...
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Chromium is recognising keys that I've disabled with XModMap

I have set up XModMap to remap some keys, specifically to remove "Page Up" from the PageUp key (& likewise for Page Down). I have reassigned Page Up/Down to another set of keys. This works. ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work after installing vista driver on windows 7

I just accidentally installed a vista driver for a touchpen tablet on the lenovo computer of my mum which runs windows 7. After rebooting, her keyboard wouldn't work any more. I personally doubt that ...
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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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Some accents suddenly stop working on either lower or upper case letters, arbitrarily

When I start my computer I can usually type without any problems whatsoever using the US International layout (my keyboard layout is US, but most of the time I write in Portuguese), but after sometime ...
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Apple wireless keyboard not responding typing wrong characters issuing commands by itself

I have not done anything to the keyboard, it just began acting strangely. Now it seems to issue commands by itself to my iPad which the iPad translates as attempts to login with the pass code and as a ...
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How to keep cursor showing in Chrome (and other browsers) while the keyboard is being used?

I like to use keyboard shortcut on websites (either injecting customized or native like gmail's) and I've notice once I hit a key on my keyboard the cursor will disappear in Chrome (until I move the ...
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Autohotkey complete mapping of arrows

I have this code so far using autohotkey (.ahk) !k::SendInput,{UP} !j::SendInput,{LEFT} !æ::SendInput,{RIGHT} !l::SendInput,{DOWN} which correctly maps my arrow keys to j,k,l,æ accordingly. (æ is ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest OS Doesn't Capture Keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32-bit running as a VirtualBox guest OS on a Windows 7 64-bit OS. The auto capture keyboard feature is enabled in VirtualBox's preferences so that Alt-Tab keystroke combination ...
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Key combination to increase text selection to the opposite side

Consider I have the following text: Among other things I like programming quite a lot I then select "like" with a mouse: Among other things I [like] programming quite a lot" ...and then I ...
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How to remove Acer 4750g laptop keyboard?

I have been searching for information on keyboard removal and I notice that the keyboards shown in various video instructions easily pop up when pushing the spring latch. But in my laptop, the ...
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Keyboard must be unplugged and replugged in after startup?

I recently bought a new keyboard for my Windows 7 desktop. After turning on the system, the keyboard will refuse to work, and it seems like nothing on it works. But after unplugging the keyboard out ...
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How to emulate context menu key when there's none on keyboard?

Imagine a keyboard that lacks Win key. That's easy to emulate - you just press CtrlEsc. However, on the keyboard I have now, there's no "right mouse" key (or "context menu" key or whatever it might be ...
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Are Wireless Keyboard Inherently Insecure?

We all know about hardware keyloggers, but it seems to me that the concept of filtering keystrokes at the physical level gets even easier when people use wireless keyboards. To my knowledge, a ...
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Keyboard not powered on after boot

Strange criteria My desktop pc boots up but the usb keyboard does not power on. (Verified USB keyboard is fine as well. Plugged into another pc and powers up fine.) The monitor goes into sleep mode ...
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Switching Caps Lock with Escape doesn't work

I wanted to switch Caps Lock with Escape on Lubuntu for better use of Vim. So I simply: switched the keycodes in .xmodmap (keycode 66 = Escape NoSymbol Escape and keycode 9 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol ...