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

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How to convert my wireless keyboard Bluetooth dongle as universal bluetooth dongle?

So I have an old Logitech wireless keyboard which is still working perfectly fine. I was wondering if I could use its bluetooth dongle in order to connect my bluetooth speakers(different brand) to my ...
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My keyboard is showing wrong characters

I just bought a new Acer laptop and when I press the backspace key I get the "equal" sign and when I press enter I get the "slash" sign. The operating system is Windows 8. I changed the language of ...
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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Is it possible to map Alt + Arrow Key to the start and end of a line in various applications?

I really miss the ability to use the arrow keys and a modifier to move between the start and the end of a line from OSX. Coming from OSX and doing this, it's a real hassle to have to move over to the ...
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pavillion dv6 fall &liquid damage

I have a HP pavillion dv6 with win7 a Phenom II 940 and I think 5650 dedicated graphics adapter. It sustained a bad fall and the screen is broken, and also may have had some liquid spill on it as the ...
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NFC Keyboard emulation on Windows 8.1

I have a DELL Venue tablet with NFC card, I would like to use this reader as keyboard emulation to get mifare tags content as string. Is it possible?
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My SAMSUNG Windows 8 doesnt have palm check

ok dont give me a answer for synaptics i have a windows 8 samsung quad core home sync lite.every time i see something my computer options are entirely different. the the thing that everyone says to go ...
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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How can I keep Windows 8.1 from passing enter key from lock screen to active window?

I have been having this issue with my computer running Windows 8.1. I haven't noticed it in other versions of Windows, but I'm not certain that it is specific to this version. When I type my ...
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Is it possible to have a key function as itself when used alone, and as another when used in combination

For example, can I make Space + J act as Ctrl + J, and Space act as Space when pressed on its own?
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How can I use a second USB keyboard for special keys under Linux? [on hold]

I'd like to use a second USB keyboard connected to my box running Ubuntu to generate special keystrokes. I'd like to map those in Vim to very specific actions. What combination of hardware / software ...
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Ergonomic Chair Keyboard [closed]

During this commercial, at 15 seconds (link below), there's a homosapien seated in a chair using what appears to be an awesomely ergonomic "arm rest split keyboard" ... Does anyone know where one ...
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Move and resize window using a script in Mac OS X

I want to move and resize a window to a particular position and size based on percentage values (e.g.: 30% of screen width; positioned at 2/3rd of screen height). Can this be done using shell ...
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What do I have to do to have FDE + a good keyboard?

I am really frustrated. I have 2 computers, both with relatively expensive keyboards. Both computers are protected with a full disk encryption (FDE) product. On both systems I cannot type the ...
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Special characters such as @, # etc are printed on screen as " (quotes) and £

After installing a trial version of Windows 8, a few of my laptop keys are not working as expected. The problem is like when I try to type @ by pressing Shift + 2 it shows " on screen & vice ...
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dell xps 13, is it possible to swap ctrl and fn keys in bios?

This question was marked as a duplicate to a question about how to remap keys in the OS. This is not related to my question. Although most keys can easily be remapped in this way the fn key is ...
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How to start Windows 8.1 in NON-IME mode

I have English version of Windows 8.1 installed with Google Pinyin IME. I don't like the Win+Space key to toggle between different languages. So I left Chinese language only and Google Pinyin as input ...
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Keyboard mouse trackpad disabled at windows 7 login

I'm unable to log into windows 7 account and here's how it happened: I tried to fix some sleep/wake-up problem by disabling wakeup option for all devices listed by the powercfg command. after couple ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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Display on screen the currently pressed keys (Windows) [closed]

I am looking for a tool that would show on the screen which keys I am currently pressing. It should show all the keys pressed, and as soon as I release a key - it should dissapear. I have tried many ...
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How to show battery life of wireless wireless keyboard as well as caps lock, num lock, scroll lock, status on screen? [on hold]

I am using wireless mouse and keyboard. There is no numlock light. Usually if I press caps lock, something flash on screen saying that caps lock on. Also sometimes I see warning that battery is about ...
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Windows explorer keyboard search timeout

In windows explorer (in Windows 7, at least, and I think most other versions) you can type the name of a folder or file and the highlight bar will follow your keystrokes until you stop typing for a ...
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Vim and TMux keys coexits

I am configuring vim and tmux. I configured the tab navigation in vim like this: map <M-Left> <Esc>:tabprev<CR> map <M-Right> <Esc>:tabnext<CR> map <C-T> ...
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Get rid of Chinese language when pressing Ctrl + Space for auto-complete commands [closed]

I couldn't answer the question here because of my reputation. The simplest method is adding the Chinese Taiwan language among your keyboards, press Apply, then remove it and apply again. That's it. ...
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how to turn on backlight in ZERO zr-3806 keyboard?

ZERO zr-3806 I have that keyboard and can't turn on backlight .. did the searching and nothing .. the thing is it has no fn key which other keyboard I found in the search had and they're to be turned ...
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Lenovo laptop keyboard acts as if key is stuck [duplicate]

For the past year or so, my Lenovo W530 laptop has intermittently decided that I'm holding down the 'z' key. The key was never physically stuck; indeed, I could double the rate at which it typed z's ...
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I'm looking for a PC/Android app that emulates Android keyboard, taking input from PC keyboard [closed]

I'm sure I can't be the only one who sometimes want to use a physical keyboard to type a short (or long) paragraph of text to my Android phone, all without taking out a mobile hardware keyboard, turn ...
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Disable special keys on keypad

On my Dell keyboard there are the normal special keys (home, pgdn, etc.), arrows and then a keypad. On the keypad these keys are duplicated in the case you press shift. I'm using a program that can ...
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Windows 7 adds input language randomly

I have two input languages, both are custom keyboard layouts (symbols such as « » € © – — assigned to Ctrl + 2, Ctrl + 3 ... Ctrl + 7). None of them is French. But somehow from time to time the French ...
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Turn Key Repeat Off for All Keyboards

I'm trying to configure X to disable key repeat on all keyboard devices, globally. I've tried adding 'xset r off' statements in various places, without success. I'm currently trying to add InputClass ...
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Change Razer mechanical keyboard to qwertz?

Is it possible to change the Razer mechanical keyboard from azerty to qwertz layout? I have seen the key cups get off very easily can you just change the key cups and it gives me qwertz layout?
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Asus N550JK Multimedia Keys not functioning

I've got a (relatively) new Asus N550JK laptop - I've been using it for a few months but had no music on it - I just transferred all my music over from my PC and ran iTunes, then tried to pause the ...
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I broke my “F5” key so can I re-map “F6” to be “F5?”

I broke my F5 key. Is there any way I can re-map the F6 button to apply the same 'refresh' function that F5 offers? Update It turns out that my F5 wasn’t broken. I just somehow managed to get my ...
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Chrome - change page navigation keys in pdf viewer

Google Chrome have integrated pdf viewer, the pdf.dll (PPAPI plugin; https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1060734?hl=en; this software is not open-source but proprietary: ...
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How to map “shift” key to “shift” + “capslock” using AutoHotkey?

I’m using Vim, so I”ve remapped capslock to esc. But I still want capslock sometimes. So I’m wondering to remap shift to shift+capslock: When shift is used the normal way: Long press and release, it ...
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how many languages are printed on the Mac Pro keyboard?

I am trying to buy this MacBook Pro laptop http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MGXC2LL/A&step=config# I have a problem with the keyboard and I would like to ask you about it. I ...
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Keyboard Layout Changes (But there is only one layout set)

I've been having a lot of issues forcing Windows 8.1 to keep using the same layout. I've checked both PC Settings (8.1) and Control Panel but I can't seem to find anything regarding other layouts ...
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My laptop with Win8.1 randomly stops responding to keyboard or mouse input

Randomly my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad W700) with Win8.1 will stop responding to keyboard input or mouse clicks. A reboot will resolve the issue until it occurs again. So far I have not been able to ...
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Using the Correct Keyboard Layout without Changing Locale

May laptop was originally bought from Hong Kong and I had the change my region to the UK. This is one of the reason why I couldn't use the keys correctly e.g. the backslash. When I am working from ...
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Windows Key seems to be stuck (not physically) [duplicate]

Good morning everybody! I've seen similar threads but none solved my issue. My Asus EEEPC 1015PE has Windows 8.1 installed and it's going on and off on an issue that the Windows Key will be stuck. ...
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Why do I have to press the key 4 times to get a '`' symbol?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro, with a Microsoft Gaming keyboard. When I'm writing posts on StackOverflow I often need to enclose things in code marks (`). In order to get these, I have to press the ¬ | ...
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Virtualbox: getting guest to capture certain key presses

I am using Ubuntu as host system, and CentOS7 as guest system, how, can I send for example certain keypresses or keypresses combination like Alt+Ctrl+F2, but to switch between terminal session in ...
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Restore desktop keyboard to windows 8.1

My primary desktop workstation runs 8.1 and synchs it's settings to my OneDrive space. I just took delivery of a HPStream 7 - signed into my microsoft account and allowed it to synch PC settings. I ...
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Gvim: Disable alt-letter behaviour inserting accented/unicode chatacters?

I was using alt-j, alt-l, alt-i and alt-k to go to the beginning/end/top/bottom of the current line. Over the years I noticed there's so much stress on the alt key, so now I decided to go try other ...
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How to adjust colour & brightness in FiFa 12

Hey guys please solve my problem! I play Fifa 12, but when I go to colour and brightness editing menu, I can't see any help that how to change or what button use to change colour and brightness. Big ...
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Mac wireless keyboard pairing/unpairing

Replaced wireless keyboard after previous one stopped working (something to do with a mug of tea). Can't pair new one until old one is unpaired. Can't unpair old one without password. I'm ...
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Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard

I am having trouble coding in visual studios with my mac keyboard as some of the short cuts wouldn't work, notable the "Go to Definition" which is set as F12. I tried to change the shortcut for this ...
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Mouse cursor randomly clicks, double clicks and right clicks

I started having this problem couple weeks ago, my mouse cursor will behave as it has right clicked(opens up the context menu of whatever program I'm in), it also single clicks every couple seconds, ...
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Problems with some keys using Apple wireless keyboard on a PC running Windows 7

I am using Apple Wireless Swedish keybord connected to a Lenovo Thinkpad T550 and Windows 7 I love the keyboard but I have problems with some keys The "< >" key and "§" key are swapped so when I ...
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Chinese simplified keyboard stops working randomly

I use the ctrl+space hotkey to switch between english/chinese when writing documents. The chinese keyboard stops working randomly, however. I can see CH selected in the language bar, but typing in ...