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

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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Reloading configuration from ROCCAT device

Having changed computers, I would like to edit my ROCCAT ISKU keyboard and KONE mouse's keybindings and macros. However, loading up the driver software I only see the default configuration. Is it ...
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Have it ever happened to you, when you type fast, e.g “kill”, it turns out “ikll”? [duplicate]

I have bought a new keyboard and noticed this glitch so many times now. Whenever you type some two keys in a very quick succession, there is a chance that the OS will interpret those keys backwards? ...
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The keyboard of my lenovo laptop z570 doesn't work properly?

I've got a problem with the keyboard of my laptop. I press T and shows on display TB, I press N and shows YN...and that applies for some more keys. The thing is that I had this problem until 1 week ...
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Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub?

Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub? The Keyboard is a Corsair K65 mechanical one, and the USB Sound Card is a generic one...
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How to type “त” (from Hindi) in English alphabet?

I know there is no such syllable as "त" in English, but still is there any way we can write it with English alphabet, using any accent or anything? Like it's done for Spanish or Italian I guess? Also ...
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Keyboard - Typing quotes behaves strangely [duplicate]

I'm on Windows 7 Professional. Since a few months ago, I can no longer type a quote (' or ") anymore by pressing the key once. Instead, now I have to press the key twice, then backspace. Oh the ...
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FileZilla View / Edit Keyboard Shortcut (or hotkey) to open file in System Editor

Right now, I just want to open file from server in system default editor. I can right-click and View/Edit Context Menu and it works. That is just to truckin' slow because I'm a power level 9000 ...
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Disable laptop num lock

I have an HP EliteBook that is sometimes docked. When the laptop is undocked, I generally do not want the num lock to be on. It would prevent me from entering normal letters. When the laptop is ...
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Windows 10 tablet wakes up on touchpad or keyboard input

I am pretty sure I've digged through most of the available threads regarding this issue, and yet none provided a working solution. I have ticked off the "Allow device to wake PC from sleep" option in ...
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Keyboard's space bar doesn't work in Minecraft on husband's computer, but it works on my computer

My husband's keyboard's space bar works fine, except in Minecraft. We thought it was his keyboard, so we got another one, however this one has the same problem. So we tried both keyboards on my ...
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“c” is automatically pressed in games - Windows 10

I actually had this problem before on my laptop Dell Inspiron n4030. When I was in a game the button C was automatically pressed which in the game triggers some items. I bought a new PC a couple of ...
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Change key mapping for a single program in Linux?

Is there a way to change key mappings on Linux for just a single program? As in something like $ run-with-mappings mappings-file ./the-program-i-want-to-run
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Keyboard remapping with profiles

So I am looking for a program that functions a lot like XMBC which is a program that allows you to remap / simulate key presses with your mouse buttons. But I want to be able to remap key presses to ...
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Razer Synapse Not Recognizing Chroma Devices

I recently purchased a Razer BlackWidow Chroma RGB keyboard. It worked fine for a while using the Razer Synapse software to change the lighting effects and macros, but now whenever I launch Synapse ...
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Windows 10 Keyboard Repeat Rate/Delay Keeps Changing

I prefer my keyboard repeat rate and delay to be as high as possible. I've always enjoyed immediate response when typing or holding a key. I'm not sure why this is happening or if there is any ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working after wake up; independent of OS

When I did a full reinstall of Windows and Linux Mint, I changed all the settings of the mainboard to boot in UEFI and turned off all compatibility settings like xHCI hand-off and so on. I was at ...
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Change a shortcut on keyboard plugged in in OSX

Friends, I have two USB keyboards and I want to have different combinations of the following shortcut with different keyboards. Is there a way that I could automate that change on keyboard being ...
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Keyboard missing right click on Windows

If you look at a Windows keyboard, there is a key to the right of Windows Key and to the left of Control key. It simulates a mouse right click on Windows. I recently purchased a wireless keyboard ...
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How to turn on accented characters keyboard in Windows 7 without restart?

How to turn on accented characters keyboard in Windows 7. Normally I use Polish Programers keyboard. I am able to input accented characters with right ALT. Sometimes my computer loses this ability. ...
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing before login with OS X Yosemite

Are there any solutions available that would enable sharing a mouse and keyboard connected to a Windows machine (specifically Windows 10) with a Mac running OS X Yosemite before the Mac has been ...
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CentOS Switching off USB Ports when installing on Linux

I have a PC that I want to install CentOS on. It currently has Ubuntu running on it. When I boot from the CentOS Installation Drive (USB) the keyboard and mouse turn off, thus I cannot continue the ...
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Just got a HTC one m8, have some questions about the keyboard [migrated]

Just got a htc one m8 and the lack of keyboard options is really annoying me... First im not sure how to turn off the replacing "mistakes" thing. Im fine with having predictive typing on because its ...
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Doesn't a PC keyboard work in Mac using VMWare?

I use this keyboard-mice combo on my PC and now I've installed El Capitan using VMWare, but the media keys aren't working on Mac virtual machine. Is there some specific config that I need to change in ...
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How can I lower the actuation force of a key switch?

One common criteria when choosing a keyboard is the actuation force of its key switches. Is it possible to lower the actuation force of a key switch? E.g., to reduce the total key travel distance, ...
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Keyboard thinks that i press f6 when pressing l

Since 2 days i have a weird issue on my hp zbook 15. When i press the l button my laptop thinks that i also pressed the f6 key. Can anybody help me with this issue? Thanks in advance !
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Holding down the Alt key for several seconds makes keyboard behave strangely

When I hold down the Alt button on my Keyboard for my than 5 seconds, my keyboard and mouse starts acting very strange. For example, when I try typing, none of the typing keys work. Some buttons do ...
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Can I fix a broken notebook keyboard connector?

It´s the HP Mini 110 (which is a netbook) keyboard. I took it out, not very carefully, and the black input separated from the plastic membrane (I don´t know if that´s the word, my native language is ...
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Shift keys not working at all

i'm having trouble with both shift keys. on monday i spilled some water on it. i immediately turned it upside down, disconnected it and put it to dry with a fan.it all worked perfectly well on ...
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Troubleshooting or Reconfiguring control Key on Macbook Pro

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro with a non-functioning command key. Pressing the key does not register any keyboard event in Atom, terminal or other program, and as I try to become more familiar with ...
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Map key combo as WinKey [duplicate]

I just bought a ThinkPad style desktop keyboard that has no Windows key. Is it possible to configure a specific key combo to behave like the Windows key?
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Keyboard layout

Somebody know what kind of layout this keyboard use? I tried at least 50 types and none works. Its a Asus EEE Pc Seashell Series. On the left have a sticker with italian things....
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Windows 7 not receiving input from Logitech G105 keyboard & Logitech B100 mouse, Ubuntu handles it fine

I have used this keyboard/mouse combo for years with no issues. I unplugged both to use elsewhere for a few days. The computer remained on for the entire duration that they were disconnected, sitting ...
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Is it possible to remove keys from Dell Inspiron 11-3513 laptop keyboard by myself without damaging anything?

I spilled juice on my laptop and i will like to know if and how i can take off the keys and clean whatever residue and put them back myself as it will be hard for me to get it done professionally.
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Hold key down gets interrupted after ~2 seconds

I've just bought a new (cheap) PS/2 keyboard. When I hold a key down it get's interrupted after approximately 2 seconds. This is frustrating on games where things like holding a key down makes you ...
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Realforce 87U keyboard and Mac

I just plugged my new Realforce 87U keyboard to my Mac and having some issues: My NumLock key led is not turning on when clicking (nor any other leds available on the keyboard). My Tilde key and ...
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Windows 10 numlock automatically turns off after 5 seconds of no activity

I've upgraded to win 10. Each 5 seconds of no keyboard activity (I can move the mouse) the numlock automatically turns off. How can I stop this annoying behaviour? It's irritating because when I ...
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How can I fix keys on my Dell laptop that have become harder to press?

A couple of days ago, my son spilled soda on one side of my laptop computer. Upon using it, I discovered that some of the keys in that area have become difficult to press down, they work just fine but ...
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windows 8 keyboard input method not working

I am using windows 8 and suddenly the primary language of my keyboard(Turkish) disappeared from the language bar. The language preferences window still shows it but instead English keyboard is in ...
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How to stop press F7 when I press left arrow in mac keyboard

When I press left arrow, it press F7. How can I stop that? I want left arrow should move cursor to one character left and right arrow should move cursor to one character right. But instead of ...
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How to get to the addons in Firefox via keyboard only?

To get to the addons on my Firefox's toolbar, I have to point and click on their icons to open their menus or dialog boxes I'm trying to find a keyboard-only way to get to them. I tried ...
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cant click some keys in the same time with my laptop

I cant press these and of these in the same time (W,A,S,D) other keys work fine each other examples: when I hold W, D or A wont work. when I hold S, D or A wont work. and vise versa, BUT when i hold ...
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How can I measure the shock absorption of a key switch?

One common criteria when choosing a keyboard is looking at the shock absorption of its key switches. How can I measure the shock absorption of a key switch? E.g., the actuation force can be measured ...
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Microsoft mouse and keyboard centre all wrong

I have a MS Laser Mouse 5000 and Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000. I recently upgraded to W10 and just downloaded Microsoft mouse and keyboard centre. Firstly, it detects I have a totally different ...
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Sending the enter key located on the lower right of the numeric keypad in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

A typical qwerty keyboard has two ENTER keys: With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5, if I say "press enter", it will send the green enter key. How to send the red enter key? (i.e., the enter key ...
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I'm not too sure what to call it, but is it possible to have a browser keyboard?

This sounds very confusing, but is the following poss to open up a browser, and connect it to an IP address(in most cases, your PC), and on the browser, a HTML page with a keyboard would appear. And ...
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Ctrl + Shift + Right not repeating

I've just got me a Dell laptop with Windows 10 installed. When selecting text in an application like notepad I am able to press Shift+Right Cursor to highlight one character at a a time. If I ...
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Is it possible to write software for a keyboard?

I just got a new Cooler Master Octane keyboard+mouse combo, but it doesn't come with any software, so I can't modify the keys, or change any function...is there a way to write some simple software for ...
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Some specific keys on my Asus laptop's keyboard alternate between working and not working at random intervals

I'm having a problem on my Asus keyboard since a few months now. The problem being : I can't use the following keys (On an AZERTY keyboard, but it's mostly the same anyway) : 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 p backspace ...
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Wifi toggle key is not working on Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Touch

WIFI TOGGLE KEY PROBLEM: I am facing this problem, where the wifi toggle key (with an antenna) which sits beside F12 key and shares the Print Screen functionality is not working on my Dell Inspiron ...