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

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Can you print screen ONLY THE WINDOW you are in?

With a regular keyboard when you want to print only the window you are in instead of the entire screen you click and hold ALT + Print Screen keys. I just learned from this site (bless all of you) two ...
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OSX - Stop Bluetooth Low Battery Message

I've seen this asked before but never any solution. When using the Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad a message pops up when the battery level gets down to 15%. When you click the message away it ...
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FN keys not working on laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955, functions keys F8 through F12 are not working. Originally this laptop had Vista and I installed Windows 8. Can somebody tell me what I need to do to have the keys ...
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Does only BIOS define how F1-12 and media keys behave?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop running linux mint. By default the media keys work without the Fn key and the F1-12 work like Fn+F1-12. I inverted them in BIOS, so I don't have to press the Fn ...
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can't login laptop ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It happened a few times to me already. It is an Azerty keyboard, set on [french (legacy, alternative)]. I have letters + figures to type. If I use capslock for my numbers, it doesn't work, password ...
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How best to remove an extruded screwhole from a laptop keyboard?

The replacement keyboard for my laptop has an extra extruded screwhole for which there is no matching gap in the Laptop body, leaving the keyboard unable to be fully installed. The screwhole is in an ...
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My Shift, Caps Lock, and Enter keys are acting up

my shift doesn't even work. when i try to use caPS LOCK, IT CREAtes a LETTER 'A' or 'a' for example; AaAaAaAaAaA here i aM CONTINUOUSLY PRESSING CAps lock. when e ver i press a, IT SWITCHES TO LOWER ...
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windows 8.1 can't remove existing paired bluetooth device nor connect new one

I have a surface pro 3 with windows 8.1 and currently installed microsoft sculpt touch mouse and creative inspire 2 sound system. I have bought a new bluetooth microsoft sculpt mobile keyboard. The ...
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Mouse takes too long to be discovered

I have a dual PC setup with a device that allows me to use one mouse, keyboard, and monitor (I don't remember what that's called). One PC is running Vista and the other is running Linux. When I switch ...
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Fujitsu laptop and num lock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S series with a full keyboard without numeric -keypad. There is a Fn key which converts some keys (7-0, U-P, J-; and so on). I use a docking station with attached ...
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can anyone tell me how do laptop work really briefly please [closed]

how do laptop work really briefly because it takes a long time to answer how do laptops work. I want to know 1)when the current from the power plant goes to your home and you plug your laptop in, ...
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I use windows 8.1 pro 32 bit, my query is regarding my laptop keyboard

My laptop keyboard is misbehaving. It starts typing garbage and the down arrow key keeps scrolling my page down anytime. I wish to disable my internal keyboard as i have got myself a cheap USB ...
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Using second keyboard for for special characters [duplicate]

I currently having an unused keyboard (a HP's KBRF1921 to be exact). I always need to type some Greek characters such as αβɣ and latin character as abc. It'd be great if I could use one for latin ...
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Keyboard input is sometimes garbled and out of order

I've noticed that sometimes my keyboard input is out of order, with respect to the order in which characters are typed. This happens more frequently with Chrome or Firefox; for instance, opening a ...
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KeyMapper's changes not taking effect (WIN7)

I'm trying to remap a few keys on my keyboard. I downloaded KeyMapper and applied the appropriate settings. No effect. I got it to output a registry file and ran that. Still no effect (obviously with ...
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Some keyboard keys won't work

Some keys on keyboard stopped working. Backspace, tilda, ctrl, enter, etc. Same set of keys won't work for any keyboard connected to computer, USB or PS2.
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Distinguish TAB and ENTER from C-i and C-m in .inputrc

The history: I'm remapping most of the basic commands to move, delete, search history for all my command-line based applications (Bash, Python, SQLite, etc) by modifying the .inputrc file in my home ...
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Map numpad to real number keys on linux

I want the numpad numbers to be exactly the same as the regular numbers, so if I press Shift+1 on the numpad I want ! to be printed. Is there an easy way to do that?
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What should the registry-value of a key be to execute as “Home”

I want to remap the Home-key on my keyboard so that both the Home- and Calc-key on my laptop's keyboard executes as Home - mostly because the Calc-key sits where the Home-key was on my previous ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards with two different keymaps?

Basically, what I am wanting to do is use a keyboard (i.e. in this case my Razer Black Widow as my main keyboard functioning as a keyboard with whatever my default keymap is at the time) and use my ...
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Disabling Num Lock On External keyboard

I use a external keyboard for my laptop (Pc Specialist custom build) when I go into meeting and then when the meeting is done I use my integrated keyboard on my laptop. Now when I disconnect the ...
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Create key combination to run script action

I am having shoulder problems and the mouse movement is hurting my arm, so I am trying to create a simple way of navigating the mouse with vim-like movements. I found xdotool and can, for example, ...
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Mac OS X thinks my “Windows” key is a “Control” key

I am using a Windows keyboard—a Poseidon Z Thermaltake—on my Macbook pro. I’m trying to keep the mappings between the laptop and the keyboard the same (so ctrl = ctrl, windows = alt/option, alt = ...
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Backslash inserted when pressing o, u, h at the same time

I have a crazy problem with my keyboard on Windows 7, that just appeared in the last few months. When I press the letters o, u, and h at the same time, a backslash \ ends up being inserted before the ...
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What are the mouse/keyboard sequences for cut-and-paste on Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a non-graphical Ubuntu installed inside VirtualBox under Windows. I've installed VBoxGuestAdditions (and enabled bidirectional Drag'n'Drop - for the hell of it). However, none of the following ...
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PS/2 keyboard stopped working

I have a Rosewill PS/2 mechanical keyboard on my main PC, used it for a little over a year now. Every so often, for seemingly no reason Windows would stop recognizing the keyboard. This while computer ...
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Special key sequence to run cmd at Windows lock screen

I'm aware of the hack where you can copy cmd.exe to the program that launches the sticky keys GUI, thereby giving you command line admin access from the windows lock screen after pressing Shift seven ...
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Linux: Keyboard not reacting for some time after start of gdm or lightdm

I've been using Arch Linux for about 2 years now - and ran into a strange problem lately: After booting up my machine (Lenovo x220i), ending with either gdm or lightdm as the login manager, I am not ...
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Two separate keypresses become combined. Bug?

No matter how I scroll, holding control within half-a-second of the input afterwards causes the screen to zoom in and out. This normally does not happen, so I assume there is some delay between inputs ...
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^ and < keys interchanged with Logitech G15 on OSX

At work I'm using a Logitech G15 keyboard. The Keyboard assistant doesn't detect it properly. No matter what I select after hitting Skip in the dialog shown below, the ^ and < keys are always ...
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How can I use my laptop keyboard as other laptop keyboard?

I have this small ASUS laptop from 2006 which I love its keyboard. I want to use this keyboard as my new laptop keyboard. How can I do this? I have seen other question here Can I use my laptop ...
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Is there a way for the iPad wireless keyboard to make typing sounds similar to what the on-screen keyboard makes?

Is there a way to have a wireless keyboard produce the soft tapping sound effects that the on-screen iPad keyboard makes? The point is that I want to be able to type and not look at the screen at all ...
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Keyboard does not work after PC wakes from sleep

I am running a Windows 7 desktop. Recently, when I wake up my computer, the mouse works, but the keyboard does not. If I need the keyboard, I have to restart the machine. Why does this happen, and how ...
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Device to change which computer the input/output devices are connected to [duplicate]

I have a laptop and a desktop computer at home. I want to be able to switch easily between using my laptop and using my desktop with the same mouse/monitor/keyboard without having to plug/unplug ...
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Alternative to the arrow keys on Ubuntu and Windows 8.1?

I have the following keyboard: Notice that if my hands are on the home row, they are pretty far from the arrow keys, unlike on my laptop's keyboard: I have been using my laptop until now, so I ...
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Is there a way to disable all keyboard backlighting on an HP Spectre?

I recently purchased a laptop with some unfavorable backlighting behavior. The F5 key is permanently backlit at all times. I was told that there is no way to turn off the F5 light. But is there a ...
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Type a backtick in a single press [duplicate]

I use backticks in programming on mostly OS X but sometimes Windows. Can I configure the system so that I can type them in a single press? I don't care for those òìè just these `
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Can a keyboard install software on a PC?

Windows 7. I plugged in a keyboard that my wife picked up at a grab pile. Shortly after booting with it connected, I noticed a new task running - an install screen for 'Razer Synapse'. (The ...
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How do I use a Keyboard Sustain Pedal as input for my computer?

I was hoping some super electronics expert dude could give me some advice. How do I get this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherub-WTB-004-Keyboard-Sustain-Pedal/dp/B000UDVV6E to work with my computer? I ...
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Is there a way to disable the persistent backlight under my F5 key? [closed]

On my HP Spectre x360, the F5 back light is always on like in this image. I'm aware of the ducktape method and the nailpolish method, but I was hoping there's a software-related way to disable the ...
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Problems to using a Windows Keyboard on a Mac OS X

I have a new gaming keyboard, called the Sharkoon Skiller Pro and I’m trying to use it with my MacBook Pro (2014). But it seems like all of the different keys are at different places. For example, I ...
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Repeated keypresses are ignored

So, I'm having trouble fixing my brothers computer. The problem is that if I try to press a key more than once in succession every keypress but the first is ignored. Holding a key down works as ...
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How do I make a hotkey to activate a specific VMware Workstation VM?

I'm using the latest version of VMware Workstation (11.1.0) on Windows 7 x64 and I want to be able to do a keystroke of "Ctrl + 1" to go to VM #1, "Ctrl + 2" to go to VM #2, and "Ctrl + 3" to go to VM ...
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keyboard keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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Keyboard layout messed up in Linux Mint 12

I have a guest Linux Mint running in Virtual Box (this is an official VM for IGEP development: http://labs.isee.biz/index.php/IGEP_SDK_Virtual_Machine). For whatever reason half of my keyboard ...
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HP Pavilion Windows 8.1 Fn key + function key doesn't work in the System Startup to access BIOS

HP Pavilion Windows 8.1 Fn key + function key doesn't work in the System Startup to access BIOS. I can get to the system startup page but I cannot access the BIOS screen because the function keys on ...
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What is a good fix to have 10 key work correctly with Git?

I have an Apple Macbook Pro V. 10.10.2 (14C1514) with an apple keyboard (with 10 key) I am also running Git with Zshell. When I am using git, the 10 key on my keyboard is not working. However, when ...
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AutoHotKey doesn't detect volume knob

Please bear in mind, I'm extremely new to AHK, but Google and Superuser have turned up nothing so far. AHK doesn't seem to detect VOLUME_UP or VOLUME_DOWN when using the volume knob on my keyboard. ...
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Map Home and End to fn+arrow key

Just got a Lenovo ThinkPad x1 carbon generation 3, and although I generally love it, I had gotten quite used to fn+ right arrow and left arrow producing the same effect as home and end. Is there any ...
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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...