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

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Scroll up command history in Vim without using function key

I recently bought HHKB (Happy Hacking KeyBoard), and it doesn't have direction keys -- it's through Fn + ;'[/ to achieve direction key. Therefore, I'm trying to avoid using direction key as much as ...
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Keyboard continuously pressing keys i hold down for more than 3 seconds

When i press any key on my keyboard for too long it will go to a state where it will act like i am continuously pressing it when i'm not. Please help
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Pressing key on keyboard and clicking mouse

When I press any key on my keyboard and click my mouse it causes a delay and then mouse will act as if I haven't stopped clicking even though I have. Also when I press any key for too long, tab for ...
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Why is my US English keyboard re-mapped to Swedish in MonoDevelop?

I am using Wine to run MonoDevelop and Unity in openSuSE and it works rather well. However, I have a snag where in MonoDevelop, my keyboard is mapped to use Swedish keyboard layout rather than my ...
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win8/win10 map key to equation

I have a USB calculator (Canon DK100i II) which has a Tax+ key, which takes the current value, and applies a configurable tax rate and updates the value in the display. [e.g. $32.10 + Tax+ key = ...
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Windows 7 typing …cant type without automatic dots [on hold]

Why is dots automatically typing between every letter i type. (Need urgent help fellas) E.g. h.e.y a.r.e y.o.u t.h.e.re
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My keyboard has keys that will not function;QWER. How can i fix this and what's wrong? [on hold]

I'm a gamer and a soon-to-be writer, so i use my laptop alot and I'm a fast-typer. I have only spilled water once on the Bottom right corner, but that's not where the problem is. The problem is only 4 ...
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Screensaver won't work with wireless keyboard connected

For months now my screensaver just won't start and I have no idea why. Now I've found out it's my wireless keyboard and don't know how to fix it. I don't know what had changed to stop this from ...
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“sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration” settings forgotten after reboot

I'm currently running on an Ubuntu 15.04 machine, and I've been attempting to set my Left Caps Lock Key as my Control Key. After following numerous ways of doing this, I've attempted the above ...
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Whenever I plug in another keyboard, key repeating rate is reset to some value

I have the following is my .xinitrc: xset r rate 250 100 & Which sets the repeat rate when you are holding a keyboard key to a pretty high value. However, whenever I plug in another keyboard, ...
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There is a delay when I press the letters

My keyboard started making clicking sounds when I press the keys and now I have to hold a key for about the seconds to use it. How can I fix this?
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I have a keyboard issue with my acer laptop [on hold]

My keyboard on my Acer aspire laptop is not working . Hitting any key causes flight mode to be activated and hitting backspace makes the letter p appear.
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Locked out of account because of keyboard language mac

I just bough a new macbook air with yosemite installed. After a week, the keyboard started switching to weird symbols. I restarted and it went back to English, so I could log in with my user password. ...
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Excel 2010 key board shortcuts extremely slow [duplicate]

I'm using Excel 2010 and I'm getting some strange behaviour when i try to use the keyboard short cuts. For example if I type Alt-E-S to bring up the paste special window it can take anything up to 10 ...
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After pasting data, how do you navigate cell contents with keyboard arrow keys in MS Excel?

Using MS Excel 2010 I can copy ASCII plain text from a separate text document and paste the text into a cell (I first enter cell edit mode before pasting with Ctrl+V or Shift+Ins). After pasting, ...
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LenovoT440 Debian f1-f12 keys not functioning LXDE

Hello I am running Debian 8.1 Jessie on a LenovoT440 Thinkpad, everything seems to be working fine except the f1-f12 keys, which serve functions like mute, adjust volume, mic off, dim screen wifi off, ...
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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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Presario CQ62-231nr [duplicate]

The problem with the keyboard is that some of the keys, including the delete button all work or don't. I cleaned the keyboard even though there was nothing spilled on it. I also uninstalled and ...
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Code for implementing “www.” button in virtual keyboard for firefox

Can anyone help me by providing code for implementing "www." button in virtual keyboard for firefox. A javascript code.
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Certain keys Don't Work on Laptop Keyboard

I have a several year old laptop. As of a couple days ago, certain keys won't work ("m" is one of those that don't work). However.... If I hold shift, I will get "M", or sometimes "MM" (from one ...
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My keys lag when typing

My keys lag when typing. I have to press hard before the letter prints. It is slow. I have win 7 HP x64. I have an Emachine keyboard and desktop PC. Changing the keyboard settings did not help. I ...
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Google Search Engine Results Page Keyboard Navigation

I am aware of the answer provided here. If you browse an official discussion, the only answer that can be found is also to switch on Instant search. I have a few problems with this. The main one is ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards independently with different layouts/mapping for each keyboard

I was wondering if it is possible to have two keyboards on one machine, each working independent of the other. I would like to assign different key mapping on each keyboard. Will try my best to ...
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Getting macro keys from a Razer Tarantula to work on Linux

So this question is related to: Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux Basically I have two older Razer Tarantula keyboards that I would like to use. (Specifically hoping to tie ...
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Keyboard outputting wrong characters

I have a compact Logitech 811 keyboard today i cleaned it with a towel i pressed many keys doing so and now i get wrong output from it like so 3 = u3 u = u3 t = -t y = 'y ' = 'y m = mz x ...
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Cannot insert caret and backtick in XTerm

I cannot insert carets and backticks (and possibly other characters) in XTerm under certain conditions. When I move focus from XTerm to Firefox and use Alt+Tab to switch back, I can no longer instert ...
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Disable broken laptop keyboard in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal Keyboard on my Laptop? I poured Tea over it and now the "M"-key is stuck. I tried a lot and it is far too expensive to replace the keyboard on this old laptop. ...
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Laptop keyboard/ USB keyboard/ onscreen keyboard not working on HP DV6

Yesterday I started to have an issue with my keyboard. I normally switched on the computer and it came to the log on screen . I tried to type in my password but I could not type it. Then I did ...
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Type the circumflex (^) with a single key press [duplicate]

Some programming languages like Visual C++ use the circumflex for specific tasks that are required more often than the exclusive-or operator that it is usually used for. My problem is that, with the ...
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How to apply a formula to an entire Excel column using a keyboard missing its END key

I have a keyboard with a trackpad that's missing some of the normal keys available on a full-sized keyboard (among them Home and End). Also, there are 30,000 rows in the sheet and dragging the corner ...
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On OSX how can I get normal function of the control key without making control the command key?

I have no intention of learning the Mac way. It may sound stubborn but I refuse to learn a unique way of doing something and to adjust my ways when Linux and Windows have been working fine for 25+ ...
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Left arrow doesn't work when I combine it with up arrow [closed]

I think the title describes it all but here are some information. When I press left arrow + up arrow, left arrow doesn't work at all. I have to release up arrow so left arrow would work properly. I ...
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AltGr not working properly on vMware

I don't know if that question should be really here (I read the StackOverflowHelp, the AskUbuntuHelp and the LinuxAndUnixHelp but I don't think the question fits in any of them so I post it here as ...
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Gigabyte aivia k8100 v2 - Keys seem to get stuck sometimes

I have a very random bug with my gaming keyboard. It sometimes acts like a key is pressed continuously but in reality it isn't. The keys also don't seem to get stuck but I still get this problem. ...
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Showkey -s/-k & xev return nothing on keypress for bezel key. evtest returns value of 86 & 87

I am running Debian Jessie (8). I want to map a rocker switch on the side of a convertible tablet to Up/Down. Showkey -k/-s and xev worked for finding keycodes in Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Debian ...
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Ctrl Up event before all other keyboard events [duplicate]

So two days ago I started to observe weird keyboard behavior. Suddenly all Win keyboard shortcuts started to act differently, and I'm also not able to produce special characters using R-Alt key. ...
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Laptop keyboard stopped working after installing a drawing tablet

The laptop in question is a Samsung series 7. The tablet (Turcom 6608) disk installed its own PS/2 keyboard driver among a copious amount of other HID drivers which I think overrode the original one. ...
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Keyboard responds too slowly and randomly stops and continues

I changed the keyboard on my Windows 8.1 PC., but it doesn't work correctly: When I press a key it's not typing. If I press a key 10 times it only type about one or two characters If I hold down a ...
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After last auto update on 8.1, the Windows key does rapid auto repeat

Windows did an auto update that caused the Windows () key on my machine to do a rapid auto repeat whenever it is pressed. This causes the Start menu to flash on and off (on the screen) for several ...
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Key remapping gives unexpected results

I have remapped my scroll lock key to a section sign key (§) in Windows 7. The problem is that when I press it, I get a ; instead. How do I solve this?
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Is there a way to re-map Insert to End on Windows?

Is there some way to use the registry hack in this post Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently? to make the Insert key do the same as End? My Lenovo ...
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X Window system Map Super_L + Right Alt to Left Alt

I have bought a keyboard without left alt key. I would like to make Window + Right alt behaves as Left Alt, but still Right Alt without Window key behaves as Right Alt. I think, I should use XKB and ...
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“ALT GR” works just like the “ALT” key [duplicate]

My Windows 8 PC just got updated (to the Windows update that brings the "Get Windows 10" thing.) and suddenly my "ALT GR" button started to work like a "RIGHT ALT" button. Now I can't easily produce ...
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My keyboard file went corrupt after finalizing it by mapping Ctrl keys [closed]

I wanted to create a full featured keyboard layout for my language and other latin ones featuring combining characters and the possibility to use common abbreviations (which must be wrote in ...
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Do wired USB devices need batteries? [closed]

I just got a wired USB mouse and keyboard and it says do not recharge batteries and such. So that means I have to keep buying batteries to use the devices? I thought the devices were powered by USB. ...
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How to change right ALT to be ALTGR? Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I don't know why but my AltGr now behaves like normal Alt. How can I make my right Alt to behave like normal AltGr again? I'm using Windows 8.1
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Windows keyboard change doesn't work

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop, but suddenly my Alt Gr button doesn't want to work anymore... So now I need to use Ctrl+Alt to perform actions. I hate this because I'm a developer that writes a lot of ...
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Issues with win key and right alt key after Windows Update (Polish diacritical signs not working)

I've got a problem that occured to me out of nowhere. Today in the morning, as I logged in to my computer at work I cannot input Polish diacritical signs. For example rAlt + A should give Ą but ...
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use two keyboards with independent Num Lock in Windows 7

I need to use two keyboards: one up on shelf on my desk so I can use its numpad, and one which is compact so I can fit it alongside my Wacom tablet. It works great except that on the compact ...
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Pressing Third Key

The keyboard of my laptop has been acting strange lately, I can't press a third button while holding Z and → it just ignores it, or any other key + →, which in that case ignores the Z button. This ...