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

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How can I restore Ctrl+z and Ctrl-y functionality in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

I have a german keybord. It has the german layout (QWERTZ). I would like to swap the z and y keys. I would like to set the NumPad comma to a dot. I created a custom keyboard with Microsoft ...
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How can I disable dead keys in Ubuntu?

I have this Logitech G105 Keyboard and I would like to disable Dead Keys, and still keep the Keyboard's Layout. I am using English (US, alternative international) since it matches my keyboard buttons....
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Can't press ctrl+v at the same time but all other commands work

So an issue suddenly happened with my keyboard this morning. All other commands regarding ctrl work apart from ctrl+V. I've tried re-installing drivers and nothing seems to work. Another issue is ...
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How to enable keyboard keypress sounds on Windows 10 System?

Is there any way to enable Keyboard sounds on windows 10? Any way I could enable keypress sounds? I have DELL XPS laptop with Windows 10.
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How to set some keys to be pressed automatically and alternativly?

I need some pattern of keys be press automatically in a loop. For example windows Key+prt sc then up button and wait for 500ms and anew... I need to this hundreds of time by a loop
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How do I type a logical 'OR' i.e. (∨) in notepad?

I just wanted to know regarding typing a logical 'OR' i.e. ∨ (\u2228) When I try to type ALT+8744 (8744 being 2288(hex) in decimal), it works/ the ∨ appears ok in ms word or wordpad, but in ...
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my laptop keyboard button pressing [duplicate]

My laptop's keyboard is not working properly; some keys never work and some keys will keep on pressing and one key print character in the screen 77777777777777777777777777777777 etc. My computer is ...
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Is there a way to map FN to MenuKey without outside software?

My new Rosewill mech keyboard has an FN key instead of Menu Key (aka context key or apps key). Is there any way I can map that to the Menu Key without downloading outside software? Unfortunately can'...
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Windows 7 keyboard doesn't work but OSK does

Windows 7 pro 64bit Avg free Logitech USB keyboard. Something changed with avg and it started to see accounting edge.exe as a virus and deleted it. I disabled avg and put a copy of the .exe back and ...
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keyboard shortcut to preserve un-entered cmd line typing

You've got most of a command typed out then realize you forgot a step, need to run a different command first. Without touching mouse, in quick edit mode, how not to lose the typing of a command not ...
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HP Probook 6570b fn key not working after formatting HDD

After formatting my HDD I lost most of the drivers for my HP laptop. I've got most things working but not the fn & function keys. fn with f2,f3 & f5 works but not the others. fn+f4 is the key ...
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My keyboard is short circuited due to water

earlier today, I accidentally flipped the water bottle onto 7my laptop's keyboard. It was fine, until I put it in a bag and went home from office. The laptop buttons are now short circuited, or ...
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obtain alt characters on Bootcamp Mac

How can I get windows alt characters on Bootcamp Mac? Like alt + 6 + 4(I'm not sure about numbers on which letter. I'm mentioning of numpad numbers) gives @ on windows. 64 is ASCII value of @ ...
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The same keyboard layout on host and guest on virtualbox

I use both Windows and Linux and at times I find myself using the same VM on both platforms. The problem is that I used registry hacks on Windows to change my keyboard layout(setting the mappings of ...
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Updated laptop keyboard is not working properly

last month I dropped some coffe over my laptop's keyboard and it stopped working so I bought a new one (not the exact keyboard but one very similar with the same connector). But I have a problem, i ...
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Why does long pressing Control key trigger Escape in KDE?

I recently switched from GNOME 3 to KDE 5, and I found myself accidentally pressing Escape when holding the left Control key. It does not happen under any other desktop environments. How do I stop ...
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Chrome breaks keyboard after software update

I run ElementaryOS Freya and this morning I installed some automatic updates (list of them below). None of the updates seem specifically related to Chrome. After restarting, whenever I have Chrome ...
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Swap Fn and CTRL on bluetooth keyboard [duplicate]

so yesterday I bought a bluetooth keyboard, because I have plugged in an external monitor to my laptop and the laptop is too far away to reach, but I didn't notice that the Fn key is right in the ...
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firefox+flash mouse clicked required to pgdn

I have a website open in firefox that uses flash. Whenever I alt+tab to firefox, and press the pgdn button, I'm required to click on the screen with my mouse before the pgdn works. Is there any way ...
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How do I delete a custom keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 when the program is no longer there?

My cat set a shortcut on the keyboard to iTunes without me realizing it, and I deleted the program. When I reinstalled it, the keyboard shortcut remains, but I cannot figure how to turn it off. Now ...
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Forward slash key activates itself despite being disabled

So like an idiot I drunkenly spilled a drink on my laptop a month or two ago which caused a couple of issues - namely that the ctrl, alt and forward slash keys on the right of my keyboard were ...
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Laptop keyboard malfunctions

The keyboard suddenly started acting weird. When I click the "k" key, the system thinks I clicked the right control key, and the fn key now acts like the "less than" key. All other keys are working ...
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What are usages of overwrite mode in text editors?

So I overwrote my previously typed text accidentally for the thousandth time in my life probably, because I accidentally pressed Insert before that. Which made me think what are usages of this ...
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Errant audio toggle key binding

I have no idea how I managed to do this. Since two days ago when I hit "Left Shift+D" (and other shift combinations) it toggles my master audio regardless as to the application. It is active from ...
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I spilled water on my keyboard and now some keys don't work

I spilled water on my keyboard and some keys didn't work. Then I replaced the keyboard with a new one and the new keyboard typed more than one letter per one click! I bought a new one and some of the ...
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Use Menu key as FN on Mac

I'm on a Mac and I use the functions keys as regular keys, not brightness/volume/etc keys. But now I bought a keyboard which does not have an FN key. Is there any program I could use to make the Menu ...
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Turn on computer with USB keyboard through PS/2 adapter

I want to wake-up my PC by USB keyboard connected through PS/2 adapter. According to BIOS settings: Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 keyboard ... [Any Key] it should be working, but doesn't. If I ...
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Sony Vaio all-in-one PC not responding to any inputs

I have a Sony Vaio (model# vgc-lt18e) that suddenly started giving me trouble. The computer boots up and goes into Windows 10 fine - however the keyboard and mouse that came with the computer do not ...
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PCI-USB card not working in BIOS

I have got a PCI USB card for the mouse and keyboard. It works in Windows with generic drivers, but does not in BIOS. I have a P43-DS3L Gigabyte motherboard. On-board USB is not working. It's ...
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How to remap right-command and right-option/alt on mac to be the [{ and ]} keys respectively

I haven't been able to find a setting or a program yet that lets me map the right-command and the right-option keys on my mac keyboard to be type-able characters. I am trying to do this because it ...
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Phantom Russian keyboard layout is keeping added by itself

I bought Notebook with pre-installed Russian Windows 10 (Lenovo G510). I then downloaded then English language pack and installed it. After that I downloaded Windows 10 Upgrade tool which, I don't ...
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How can i change the ascii value for my keyboard?

I spilled some water on my keyboard and some keys are not working: [ W, H, P, K, >, backspace ] How can i change the ascii value to use other less important keys? I'm currently using an on-screen ...
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Windows 7 pro and keyboard creator

I want to add a third 'ENTER' key to my keyboard where this key ~ is. I downloaded microsofts keyboard layout creator in the hopes of doing this, but I have had no luck. Can someone tell me how I can ...
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What info/data is sent to the OS when pressing keypad numbers with num lock off?

I have noticed that when pressing keypad numbers (not standard keyboard numbers) while num-lock is disabled, the computer is receiving some sort of input/data. On Windows 7, at the log-in screen, the ...
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How am I expected to replace wide keys on a mechanical keyboard?

I have a mechanical WASD keyboard. With such keyboards, the user is expected to be able to replace keys and switches, and WASD even sells a tool for that. Dismounting and remounting the small keys—...
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Windows keys don't work (even on the virtual keyboard)

I have a Windows 10 tablet. My keys won't work on the virtual keyboard. They sometimes work after multiple restarts for a few minutes, but then they stop working. Weird keys like ö work, though: if I ...
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Fn keys cause a blue square to appear in corner of screen

I'm having a strange problem on my old Gateway MX6920 notebook running Windows 10 (I had the same problem under windows 7). Whenever I use one of the Fn key combos to, say, adjust the volume or or ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in windows, but work in bios and ubuntu

OK, I have read a bunch of posts, and tried many fixes, but still having problems. Background: pc has a 250gg ssd samsung 840 evo. this was in 2 partitions. 1 partition was being used for windows 7. ...
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Keyboard Acting Weird

Today morning I started experiencing this weird problem, *When trying to type something, if Left-Shift key is pressed the cursor goes left and if Right-Shift key is pressed the cursor goes right. *...
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Linux Keyboard Injector (Python or shell) [closed]

I'm wondering if it's possible (and if so, how) to simulate keystrokes on a keyboard using a python or shell script. I'd prefer to not have to download anything or install anything, and just want to ...
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Touch typing - should I hit SHIFT + [key] simultaneously, or in sequence?

I'm an intermediate-ish typist (I think?) typing at about 60 WPM, still trying to do typing tests and drills every day to improve. My 'moonshot' goal is 100 WPM, but I think my accuracy actually needs ...
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Windows 10 loses settings of keyboard layout shortcuts

I have two input languages in Windows - English and Ukrainian. I configured them to have Ctrl-Shift-1 and Ctrl-Shift-2 shortcuts respectively. However this setting keeps disappearing all the time ...
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Keyboard Light on Lenovo Y700

I have a Lenovo Y700, and i know there is a function that turns on the light in my keyboard. But how do i do it? Fn + Space doesn't work.
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Option to display touch keyboard in Windows 10 is completely missing when running on legacy tablet

I have installed windows 10 on an old tablet (Paceblade 200) and having installed the touch drivers I now find that I am unable to get the touch keyboard to show, and that the settings for the touch ...
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Searching for no wireless small cable keyboard [migrated]

I want to buy a cable Keyboard to travel with i, so I want a small sized one. I request for advices, please. Assumptions: No wireless keyboards in any manner (no bluetooth, infrared, radio... etc)...
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Laptop keyboard no longer working after spilling water [duplicate]

Reposting from another forum (sorry but I am really in need of a reply, and this appears to be a good place to post this): Alright so a few hours ago I managed to spill water onto my laptop (like an ...
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Preventing ASUS BIOS from booting when I press keyboard

My (brand new) ASUS BIOS boots my machine when I press my (PS/2) keyboard, and I want to get rid of this "feature," but I can't seem to find a setting for it in the BIOS menus. Can it be done? The ...
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Wireless Keyboard Intermittently Stops Working

I have this Logitech MK345 Mouse/Keyboard Combo plugged into my PC through the provided USB dongle. My mouse works exactly as it should, however the keyboard will randomly stop working. Things I ...
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How to change BIOS/UEFI settings when keyboard is disabled during boot

During debugging a Linux boot problem, I disabled USB power on boot in the BIOS. This was effectively an irreversible change, since I can't enter the BIOS anymore now. My motherboard is Asus Z97-A. I ...
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Had to reinstall Win10, now no USB devices work

I recently did a clean install of windows 10 Pro due to an MBR vs GPT issue (and my computer not recognizing my system disk after a soft reboot). Since the reinstall, no USB devices connected to the ...