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

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Spilled coffee on laptop keyboard [duplicate]

Looking for help. Laptop model Advent Monza N1 spilled coffee on keyboard . Turned off laptop wiped everything from inside and outside then turned on laptop half keys have no response I can press E, ...
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On-screen keyboard with function keys

Is there a way to add the function keys to the on-screen keyboard in Windows 7? If not, is there an alternative program that has the function keys?
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Samsung Series 5 erratic keyboard and touchpad [on hold]

Sometimes, my keyboard and touchpad on my Series 5 Samsung Ultrabook works, but sometimes it does't. After it fails, I reboot two times or three times, and it works. After ten minutes to four hours, ...
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Change Key Bindings Individually for Each Layout on Linux

I am on Debian Jessie with GNOME. I prefer to program with the () bound to what is regularly [ and ] because I do a lot of lisp. I was able to do this with xmodmap, but it ruins my other (Portuguese) ...
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Enable Fn-Brightness Buttons Ubuntu

I am trying to get the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 buttons to work on my ASUS laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried adding all of the following to /etc/default/grub without success: ...
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Google Chrome: Open a link in new tab and switch to it in one click

Is there a mouse/keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome that when clicking a link opens the URL in a new tab and then makes that tab active? Kind of like CTRL + left click, but also activating the tab ...
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Configuring function keys in PuTTY for both Vim and Midnight Commander under tmux?

First off, I'm aware that I can use Alt+1 (through 9 and 0) to synthesize the respective function keys (F1 through F10) in Midnight Commander. It has helped me many times, but by default I still press ...
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KINESIS Freestyle 2 and ASCII encoding with numpad

So basically I bought this expensive keyboard which I LOVE but I discovered I cannot ALT+123 to enter ASCII characters on the keypad. I can use the function (blue) "virtual" number pad it has, ...
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How to scroll within PowerPoint slide with keyboard / working with big slides

My company loves Microsoft products, therefore I am now forced to prepare a conference poster with PowerPoint. That means I have a single large slide in my presentation. Due to the size of the poster, ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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Inserting hash symbol into Centos 6

I'm running Centos 6 64 bit. When I type the hash symbol I get the message: Unknown key released I have looked on various places online and tried multiple solutions; Pressing series of buttons ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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My keyboard input somehow got registered onto my roommate's computer [closed]

My roommate and I are both connected to our school's internet via ethernet. All of my peripherals are wired. He has a wired keyboard and a wireless mouse. I use autohotkey to quickly enter my login ...
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Set a keyboard shortcut to a Windows 8 app? [duplicate]

I just got a keyboard that allows you to set shortcuts to desktop apps that have an .exe file extension. In Windows 8, I have heard that all the .exe files are hidden, so I un-hide them by showing ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C/V does not work Debian 8 Jessie

I’ve just installed Debian 8 Jessie with Cinnamon 2.2 and launched gnome-terminal. But I can’t copy/paste text using keyboard: pressing ctrl+shift+C/V only causes language switch. What can I do to fix ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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Up Arrow Key does not work on Pavilion x360

my up key on my Pavilion x360 is not working. I plugged in a keyboard to my laptop and plugged it out and then the up key stopped working. Could anybody help?
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Guardian - Itau bank error keyboard windows 7

I installed the software Guardian and now my keyboard is in error. I type and all character are uppercase, but my keyboard key caps-lock is not active, it is as if my shift key was pressed. I don't ...
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where can i find keyboard text entry settings file of my ubuntu account

My keyboard should have two text entry modes (heb/eng). However, after upgrading ubuntu to 14.04, now there are four text entry modes: M17n:he:kbd, M17n:en:ispell, He, En which in practice toggles ...
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Laptop keyboard not working

HP dv 1000 laptop keeps typing "-------" without any touch to the keyboard. I disconnect keyboard and still same problem. I replaced the keyboard with a new keyboard and still same problem
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How to set up key bindings to change file type in Sublime Text 2

I would like to learn whether it's possible to set up a key binding in Sublime Text 2 to change a file type. To clarify further, I am not trying to alter a particular file type settings via a key ...
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Windows - Bluetooth mouse and keyboard disconnects automatically

I am using windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop and I have at office and at home Bluetooth keyboards and mouses, because of its comfort. But I got the issue that all of these devices are disconnected ...
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Shut down and restart computer from search

In Windows 8.1, is it possible to shut down or restart the computer using only the keyboard? When you click the Windows key on the keyboard, on the overlay you get a nice search box. Typing in ...
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How can 2 separate users share a 3rd computer in between them using their own mouse/keyboards?

I know Synergy exists to let you share your mouse + keyboard across multiple PCs, but can multiple users use one machine in a similar fashion? Almost like running multiple instances of Synergy or ...
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Usb Hub for keyboard and mouse [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a usb hub to connect my mouse (Logitech G300) and keyboard (Logitech K120) but I am not sure if I should choose a self-powered or a bus-powered one . How do I know if a ...
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Windows refuses to detect mouse/keyboard input

I was away for the weekend and when I came back this morning my PC booted up just fine but I couldn't input anything via mouse or keyboard in Windows. I've already tried rebooting, different usb ports ...
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Keyboard strange behavior

I have a ASUS R900V laptop, 1 year ago, I spilled a small amount of water over the keyboard, and it started behaving strangely, writes aq when I push a or q buttons, and some other thing like this... ...
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Modifier key behaves like it's stuck [closed]

Ever since the Windows 98 era the problem seems to pop up every once so often. Sometimes at (seemingly) random moments a special key (ctrl, shift, alt or windows logo) will start behaving like it's ...
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Remapping IJKL keys to arrow keys on Ubuntu 14, IDEA Intellij misinterprets as keypad arrow keys?

I'm trying to remap my IJKL keys as arrow keys. So far I have this working in most of my desktop, I added a new keylayout that extends the us layout and replaces the IJKL keys with Up, Down, Left and ...
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Autohotkey high priority remapping

I want to make RCtrl+(w/a/s/d) map to (up/left/down/right), I wrote this script: $>^w::Send {Up Down} $>^w Up::Send {Up Up} $>^a::Send {Left Down} $>^a Up::Send {Left Up} $>^s::Send ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reapply sorting in Excel 2015 Preview for Mac

In Excel 2013 for the PC, you can press Ctrl-Alt-L to reapply a filter/sort on a table in your worksheet. This shortcut does not work in the Excel 2015 Preview for Mac. I tried other variations on ...
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Win7 keyboard isnt working

Win7 thinks my USB Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard is a mouse HID compliant mouse! It's plugged into USB 2.0 and I have Razer synapse (drivers)
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Wireless keyboard signal deterioration

Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without ...
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What is changing my keyboard from UK to US? [duplicate]

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running win 8.1. Physically I have a US keyboard, but I need to have both US and UK keyboard layouts available, e.g. to type £. I can use WIN-SPACE keys to switch ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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Bluetooth keyboard using a Surface Pro 3

I recently purchased a surface pro 3. I did not however opt for the touch cover; instead I use a regular travel bluetooth keyboard. It works well, but the behavior is not optimal: even when it is ...
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Mac users create text with non standard accents

When a Mac OSX 10.3 user inputs text in Wordpress, his accented characters such as é or è are not rendered correctly on Firefox and Safari. The accent is shown too high in relation to the letter. ...
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Can you screenshot only the focused window using hardware buttons on the Surface 3?

With a regular keyboard when you want to print only the focused window, instead of the entire screen, you use and hold Alt + Prt Scrn keys. I just learned from this site two different methods to ...
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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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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 ...