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

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Why there is a question mark symbol on iPad keyboard dot key?

There are two keys on iPad keyboard, which confuses me - ,/! and ./?. I expect that somehow I should be able to input question and exclamation marks using these keys, but only comma and dot are ...
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My Ctrl and Alt keys are swapped, how can I swap them back?

I'm working on a company PC that was used previously by someone else. I don't find that AutoHotKey is installed on this machine. The Ctrl and Alt keys are swapped - (when I press Ctrlit behaves like ...
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Windows 7: Keyboard is not working for several seconds on loginscreen

i have this problem now for like a few months. Its not a "huge" problem, but I'd like to solve it anyway. Every time i start up my computer and want to type in my password on the Log in screen, my ...
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Windows 7 - Reversed caps lock (or continuous shift) and desktop icons rearranged

Some behaviour from my windows 7 laptop that I can't explain: I closed the laptop and it slept as normal On re-login, with a typed password, I realised that it was behaving as if the shift key was ...
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Keyboard-based key swapping under MacOS [duplicate]

I have MacBook Air with MacOS 10.9.5 and i want to swap fn <-> ctrl and alt <-> cmd for internal keyboard, but i dont want to swap any keys on external USB PC keyboard (or swap them other way). ...
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Full Keyboard Navigation PDF Reader With Highlight Function on Windows

After being addicted to VIM, I feel I hate to move my hand out the keyboard to reach the mouse. I'm currently using Acrobat, sometimes I want to highlight some text. I have to select the highlight ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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Are there symbols for newer Windows key icons?

Microsoft's Windows icon has changed multiple times throughout the past decade. In doing so, the Windows key's icon has changed as well, from Windows XP to the most modern iteration, Windows 8. Now ...
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How can I disable input from the laptop keyboard in (Kubuntu) Linux?

I want to disable the laptop keyboard so that I can put a normal USB keyboard on top of it. Is there anyway to do it? I DON'T want to do it through X (i.e xinput float), because I need to be able to ...
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The future of computer keyboards [on hold]

Very recently I started learning touch typing which demands lots of practice and definitely lots of nerves, but now after having practised almost for a week, I already started thinking: "What if in ...
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Convert wireless keyboard to wired [on hold]

I don't know if it's a silly question or not. I'm not in anyway an engineer, not by miles. Here's what I have: Logitech MK320 keyboard with missing receiver. Rapoo wireless keyboard, with working ...
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Sharpkeys program alternative for linux?

Sorry it's the second time that I post this question because till now I can't found solution : My keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working on ...
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Keyboard and Gamepad Controllers 'Ghosts'

I have a mediatech keyboard and some cheap gamepad controllers but two weeks ago I noticed that random keys on the keyboard are being pressed 'not by me' and immediately sleeps . After one week, I ...
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How do keyboards handle simultaneous inputs? [on hold]

Lately I have been working with the basics concepts of concurrency in programming. One of the thoughts that came across my mind was simultaneous inputs from keyboards. In programming, a method or ...
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Keyboard issue and HP Help and Support Pop-up issue

Last night my HP Pavilion started acting abnormally. My keyboard began to malfunction; every button I pressed acted as a shortcut for things on my computer (i.e. D took me back to desktop, Spacebar ...
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Keyboard malfunctions. Some buttons keeps on working when not even pressed [closed]

untill now i have changed two keyboards for my laptop. Its an Acer Aspire series laptop and runs Winows 8.1 enterprise N. please help me out
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Windows 8 Keyboard Repeat Rate Resetting on Wakeup

I have just gotten a new PC and I am very happy with it! However, whenever I open the computer from sleep, the keyboard repeat rate has reverted to the default. The default for windows 8 is hellishly ...
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AltGr makes Ctrl stuck on Linux Mint running in Virtual Box under Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed VirtualBox 4.3.14 to run Linux Mint 17 Xfce in it. Pressing AltGr in the virtual Linux Mint makes it think that the Ctrl keys is pressed down until I hit Ctrl ...
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How to configure Apple USB keyboard on Xorg (FreeBSD)

The Apple USB Keyboard in question is identified my the number MB 110Z/B it has the following distinctive features: The key under esc is ±/§ instead of backtick/~ The left shift key is shorter than ...
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Remapping “Web/Home”, “My Computer” and “Calculator” keys in Windows 8.1?

Previously, I had a keyboard that had extra keys for launching the default web browser, mail client, open "My Computer" in explorer, the calculator, etc. That keyboard was from 2003 and it now ...
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Keyboard not working after replacement?

Not really sure how to troubleshoot the keyboard not working after replacing it on my Latitude E5520. The mouse works (from the keyboard), the backlights are on, just no keys. Actually they have ...
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program to simulate keypressing and holding mouse buttons down

I need a program that can simulate pressing some number keys then holding down mouse buttons for in game testing. Is there a program that can do this?
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new rapoo E2800P keyboard not working (win 7 x64)

I just bought this keyboard http://www.amazon.de/Rapoo-Wireless-deutsches-Tastaturl... for my laptop, and connected it via the usb loading cable to my laptop, because my old keyboard from the same ...
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Prevent media keys volume control affecting system volume

I've just purchased a DasKeyboard 4, and I'd like to have the volume controls only affect my media player (Winamp), but not the system volume. (Purely for convenience reasons - I want to be able to ...
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Is it the OS or individual applications that interpret keyboard shortcuts?

I'm unfamiliar with how this all works, but here's my guess: When you strike some keys on your keyboard, the signals go through the USB wire, and is interpreted by a keyboard driver on your the OS ...
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TeamViewer Mac keyboard layout on Ubuntu

I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.4 with TeamViewer 9.0.31181. I use iMac keyboard, but when I remotely control a Ubuntu Desktop, the "delete" button has no response and arrow keys generate abnormal keystrokes ...
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Numpad gone haywire

There is an issue with the numpad on my Toshiba Satellite P875. Some of the number keys toggles the numlock function, and none of the number keys function as they should. Holding down a number key ...
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Converting a VM to Hyper-V, can't get past Windows Activation dialog

Note: this is not the standard "Windows Activation Hell" question where the user gets stuck in a loop. Background: I keep an old VM with XP and Office 2003 on it, to support an elderly couple who ...
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right alt behaves like ctrl-alt when russian layout

Recently I noticed that when I have Russian layout and press R-Alt+Left to go to previous page in browser, my screen turns 90 degrees left, which is bound to Ctrl-Alt-Left. Other programs and key ...
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What's a good way to baby proof (or cat proof) a laptop used for video calls?

Currently I'm separated from my wife and daughter by several thousand miles. To keep in contact we have regular video calls via Skype. When we're in the same country, we still use Skype to communicate ...
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Keyboard on new notebook works only until typing in the Windows account-password

I'm setting up my g/f's new Acer notebook (coming pre-installed with Windows 8.1) via TeamViewer. For some reasons the internal keyboard completely stopped working. It works until she types in the ...
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water spilled on sony vaio laptop

I left my laptop without closing lid next to a water bottle and I observed tiny drops of water on the keyboard. I turned it off and cleaned. When I turned it on, I noticed initially that one row of ...
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PC metakeys in Android

I have an Android tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard and I am trying to use a company VPN app to access my work desktop. This app is also responsible for remote desktop access (e.g. it is not a true VPN ...
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Cannot type special characters using Alt+number in Windows

My Windows 8 machine has recently (in the last couple of months) stopped letting me type special characters with their Alt codes (e.g. holding down Alt and typing 0133 on the numpad should produce an ...
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Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
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When ever I press a media key on my keyboard, Windows Mail opens

This just started last night out of no where - I was listening to music and playing League of Legends. A song came on that I didn't wish to listen to, so I went to press the Next Song Media Key that ...
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Target Display Mode not working when no keyboard present

When I try to use some kind of command + f2 command either via applescript or screen share, it never works when the keyboard is no longer present. Example, I have an iMac and a laptop where the ...
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Palm keyboard on Galaxy S3 [migrated]

I have a palm keyboard linked below and was hoping to use it with my S3 and iPad. I know S3 does not have infrared receiver and neither does the iPad. I tried to find hardware attachments but didn't ...
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Unable to unlock BitLocker even with recovery key and password

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I recently installed a fresh copy of the above OS. I have an external hard drive that I just unplugged from my computer while I did this. I have the recovery key and ...
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Synergy: Shift keys not working on Raspberry Pi Client

Recently I installed Synergy on my desktop PC (running Windows 8.1) and my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) so the PC's keyboard and mouse is shared with the Raspberry Pi. The Windows PC is a Synergy ...
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In Mac how do I signal end of file (EOF) on the shell

IN windows, I press F6 function key to introduce the CTRL + Z character that signals the end of file. c:\> copy con filename copies the command line input to the given filename. At the end, ...
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How to remove rarely used languages from language switch hot keys?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed and use ...
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Emulate laptop Fn button on external keyboard

I'm using a laptop with external keyboard. Is there any way to emulate the Fn + Fx button? So that I could use Fn + F7 for switching external display and so on. The laptop is a Sony Vaio F11M1E. ...
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Disable the Underline Keyboard and shortcut Option in windows 7 from Registry

I user Tweak me and ultimate windows tweaker and I have somehow managed to turn on the Underline Keyboard and shortcut Option now I find it impossible to turn it off. I Ease of Access the "Underline ...
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Pipe Character - Alternative solutions

I am currently using bash in linux, however I cannot seem to create the | character. It is on the keyboard but when trying to create it it brings up the ~ character. Is there any alternative ways to ...
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Ctrl key not working in Bootcamp with Win 8.1 Professional

I have Windows 8 Pro Student installed via Bootcamp on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. For some reason, the Ctrl key isn't working as it should within windows. Commands such as Ctrl+F, Ctrl+O, Ctrl+P etc etc ...
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“Delete word forward” in bash

I know that in bash, alt-backspae does what ctrl-backspace does in modern GUIs: It deletes a word backwards. I'm looking for the equivalent of ctrl-delete, i.e. delete a word forward. I tried ...
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How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a ps/2 keyboard?

How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a PS/2 keyboard? The keyboard works when I'm in the bios, but once Windows starts, the keyboard stops working. The NumLock light is on, ...
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What fingers are supposed to be used to press function keys? [closed]

All fast typing tutorials on the internet (image search) care only about keys that are below function keys. No one tells you what fingers to use to press those function keys. Assuming you use all ten ...
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Mouse and Keyboard stop working, Num lock flashesh on keyboard input

Usually after a weekend when I return to office, my keyboard and mouse won't work at all. If I hit keys on the keyboard, the Numlock light will flash once for each keypress. Re-plugging the devices ...