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

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Toshiba Win10 Upgrade: No Function Keys (Brightness or Volume keys etc) after upgrade

I just upgraded from Win 8.1 to... Win 10, on my L50D-B notebook. Win 10 System crashed - black screen, locked-up desktop function, no touchpad function etc. None of the trouble shooting worked, so ...
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The keyboard and mouse both stop working at the same time

I am helping somebody with this issue, which is a very odd issue. Her keyboard and mouse will both stop working at random times, there is no pattern to it, just complete random. I can connect to her ...
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Adjusting external monitor brightness via keyboard

I have Dell U2515H that is connected to MacBook Pro 13' late 13. Is it possible to adjust the brightness of the monitor using the keyboard (and 3rd party app for sure) ? F1 and F2 aren't working. ...
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Most universal sequence of keyboard presses to start an editor

I have a very compact Arduino with integrated USB connector, the CJMCU Beetle that can emulate a virtual USB keyboard. I would like to configure it to send keystrokes to any computer it is ...
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How to disable input panel or virtual keyboard using regedit?

Win CE or Mobile How to disable the virtual keyboard and only allow the use of normal keyboard, using regedit? I tried to modify the registry but it did not work as it seems the change is not ...
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Switching alt key for command key - logitech k750 on (os x 10.11.3)

I'm just trying to set mac layout on my logitech k750 keyboard so alt works as command key and (windows) command key works as alt key. I tried to use "Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier keys > ...
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putty keyboard not working completely

I was trying to set up SSH for websites however keyboard completely doesn't work anything at all for putty. It would be great if someone can help me. I'm using Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows ...
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Keyboard key presses showing up out of order (Ubuntu 15.04, Microsoft SideWinder keyboard)

I've noticed this for a while, but only recently tried to troubleshoot. Using the MS SideWinder keyboard on Ubuntu 15.04, which has n-key rollover, if I type words quickly I find that intermittently ...
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Emulate Windows key on Windows 10 touch keyboard

I have a new tablet PC with Windows 10 which doesn't have a physical keyboard. This is OK for most applications, the on-screen keyboard works fine for most uses. However, one of the primary ...
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Remap Escape = Caps_Lock, Caps_Lock = Ctrl_L and Ctrl_L = Caps_Lock

I would like to swap keys using xmodmap as in the title. I would like the useless capslock to be bind to the escape key, the escape function to be bind to the bottom left control to and the ctrl to be ...
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Language on lenovo yoga 3 pro keyboard

I am having problem with getting specific latvian language letters on lenovo yoga 3 pro. Im setting latvian language on keyboard settings and press alt, but it is not working. Touchpad is changing ...
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How to minimize a text editor and still be able to type

I want to make notes while watching a video in fullscreen , I don't want to split the screens. What I want is that I should be able to type in the contents of the text editior while still viewing the ...
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Surface Pro 3 - UEFI Keyboard on Grub Menu

I have installed Debian with Grub2 EFI on Surface Pro 3. I have also installed Windows. I have noticed that onscreen keyboard (same as on UEFI settings menu) appeared randomly in case of cover ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse not recognized in Linux Mint

I'm trying a friend's keyboard/mouse combo that's recognized by lsusb thusly: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0461:4d7a Primax Electronics, Ltd It works straightaway, no drivers needed, in Windows 7 and, ...
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Arrow Keys not working, can't access other OS in bootloader

My Laptop down and right arrow Keys are not working, I checked by loading system setup that it's a hardware issue. Is there, if any, alternative to arrow keys so that I can select the other operating ...
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Unable to use keyboard to boot from CD/DVD

I am having some issues with an older PC I bought used. I want to eventually use it as media storage tower, but I need to be able to reload Windows on it and am having issues. It has two drives ...
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Pinyin input and keyboard layout shortcuts

I have a few keyboard layouts in my Windows 10 Enterprise. I have assigned some of them direct shortcuts, for example Left Alt + Shift + 1 switches to Russian and Left Alt + Shift + 3 switches to ...
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How to setup keyboard shortcut in Windows 10 with Swedish characters on ANSI layout

In Mac with my ANSI layout I can type on my keyboard this to get the following characters: ALT + A = Å ALT + U + A = Ä ALT + U + O = Ö How do I setup this in Windows 10 with the exact configuration ...
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How to type accent marks / symbols on Win7, using Mac-style key combos?

I like the way I can type upside-down question marks, accents, etc, using "option + [character]" on a mac. On Windows, of course, you have to hold alt and then type in random strings of numbers. Is ...
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Keyboard and locale

I am looking to buy a new keyboard, but most of the ones I am liking are not available the layout I use. If, say, I use the proper locale on my computer, does the keyboard layout matter then or not? ...
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Duplicate mouse and keyboard on several computers

I want to configure multiple of computers at the same time. The computers are brand new identical laptops, and they got identical spec, and same operating system. Lets say I want to install a ...
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How do I type a Trademark Symbol? [closed]

How do I place a trademark symbol after a company name?
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How can I tell bash top stop echoing text whenever I press any key?

I'm writing a custom startup command for gnome-terminal, and my intention is to display a welcome message every time I launch it. The message displays correctly, I coded it in order to make the ...
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Linux : Focus on terminal window is lost when calling feh image viewer

Once my desktop (Raspbian) is loaded, I have a script launched in a terminal window that loads a fullscreen image in feh image viewer. Then, my script waits for user entry through keyboard (barcode ...
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some part of keyboard types different keys

I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 running windows 10. The problem started after I forced shutdown my laptop when it stopped responding (Thanks windows 10). After restarting some keys of my keyboard ...
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How to log into Windows 10 using keyboard only

How can I log into Windows 10 from sleep using only the keyboard? Currently: I tap a key and the computer wakes from sleep. It shows me a lovely vista of some place I've never been. The keyboard ...
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stty example to change key binding for “Ctrl-z”

I am using cua-mode in emacs, but that overwrites the "Ctrl-Z", which links with suspend job in linux. So, I am thinking of changing the "Ctrl-Z" key binding in linux, and I learned that "Stty" can ...
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Language Hotkeys removed by itself in Windows 10

I have four keyboards and I have defined Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 ... hot-keys for them. The problem is that either all of the hot-keys or the first one is removed regularly. For example every time ...
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Remap f keys for chromebook running linux

I installed arch Linux on my Chromebook and I'm using LXDE. I looked into re-mapping the search key/caps lock key to the super/windows key and was able to do that with "setxkbmap -option caps:super" ...
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Send media keys to VirtualBox

I am running Linux Mint. I am an Apple Music subscriber, so I had to find a way to install iTunes. I opted to install Windows 7 in a VM. (Windows 10 had issues with VirtualBox's seamless mode). The ...
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Numpad keeps turning off every time I reboot

Every time I reboot the computer, the option "use numeric keypad to move around the screen" turns on in Windows 10 ease of access center then the numpad stops working so I have to go over there and ...
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Can't find ATK Package Driver after roll back

I am having problems with my ASUS Smart Gesture in Windows 10 like many other ASUS Laptop owners. I rolled back the ATK Package drivers before trying a reinstall of first ATK then Smart Gesture and ...
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How to assign new key on keyboard

s,d and g keys do not work on my keyboard. I would like to assign these keys to key combinations of other keys. For example pressing x key two times pretends like s key. Is there any software or ...
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Spacebar fails randomly on MS Word 2016

I can't replicate the bug, I only know that sometimes, when switching between the English keyboard and the Japanese Microsoft IME, the spacebar starts failing on Microsoft Word. I can't insert spaces, ...
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Lenovo Miix 300 keyboard not working

i have lenovo miix 300 with detachable keyboard. The onscreen kboard works but the detachable one sometimes works but mostly doesn't. how do I turn it on?
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Ares Keyboard Typing 2 keys for 1?

Hello I have and Ares Keyboard when I try to type c it comes up with cv same with 3 but its 35 i tried almost everything restarting my PC unplugging it from the wall and leave for an hour holding down ...
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The start button is “not working” to launch metro

This is a very interesting problem. I cannot launch the metro interface with anything other than clicking on the windows logo. So, Ctrl + ESC or The Windows Key don't work to bring the metro ...
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No auto pop up keyboard in Microsoft Excel, Word or others MS Office software in Windows 10

I already turned on "device/typing/turn on keyboard when no keyboard attached", but the keyboard just don't auto pop up in MS office programs like excel or word or powerpoint? any solution? The auto ...
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Wrong characters displayed when typing on Chromebook

When I try to type a question mark character (shift-/) on my Samsung Chromebook, I get an underscore. Other non-letter characters are wrong too. I haven't had the machine for long, but I think it ...
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Emulating laptop internal keyboard interface

[topic background] I have several older laptops (MFG 2000-2003) that have a missing keyboard. I`d like to test them if they are in working condition. All of them are in CMOS mismatch state (need to ...
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Keyboard Lag on startup in windows 8/8.1/10

Ever since Windows 8 I've noticed an issue where there is a severe typing lag immediately after boot. Typing into any field will suffer a lag of anywhere up to 2 seconds per keystroke. This ...
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Restore(?) generic USB keyboard driver from command line in repair-mode

As the title says, I'm experiencing some troubles with a dead keyboard (and mouse, for that sake) at the Windows 7 (enterprise) login screen, and I can't find a way to fix it. Earlier today I decided ...
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Is my motherboard/keyboard controller failing?

I've searched all over, but I haven't found anyone who has the same symptoms as I do. I have an HP Elitebook 2740p that has an issue. From a cold boot the computer performs perfectly, but after being ...
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Remove 'English US' keyboard Windows 8

Probably it has been asked before but couldn't find the answer. I'm using Windows 8 as I can't update right now (due lots of work that has to be done with the laptop). This is what I have when I ...
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Media keys replaced by F#, how to fix?

I recently got a new bluetooth keyboard that works fine, except for the Media keys. All of the keys in the f# row are acting as f1-f12 keys, regardless of whether the fn key is pressed or not. Is ...
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Can't type capital letters in virtual machine over TeamViewer

I have a computer that I access remotely using TeamViewer. The remote computer is running Linux Mint 17.2, and my local computer is running Windows 10. On this remote computer, I have several VMs I ...
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Is there an easy way to remap not working 'a' key on Mac Yosemite?

my 'a' key has stopped working on my old Mac. I'm currently using the floating keyboard which drives me crazy. Is there a simple way to remap to another key til I can afford to fix it? Thanks!
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HitmanPro.Alert disables keyboard

I've recently intalled HitmanPro.Alert in fears of the recently released TeslaCrypt 3.0. After installation, Alert automatically started a scan, so I loaded up a YouTube video in the waiting. That ...
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Add a new speech recognition profile but do not add a keyboard layout

I am developing an Universal Windows 10 application that depends on voice recognition on multiple languages. So I added (for an example) the German and the French Language on my windows using the ...
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Right ctrl-alt-del works but not Left ctrl-alt-del for Lenovo Thinkpad W520

I just received a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and at the login screen left ctrl-alt-del won't work for me but the right ctrl-alt-del will. I have no idea of the history of this particular computer. Is ...