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

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Ctrl button 'sticks' in Windows 7

For three weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity down: Whenever I hit the CTRL button, my computer keyboard behaves as if I the CTRL button were pressed all ...
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Delete/backspace keys not working on Microsoft Sculpt keyboard

Just bought a new Ms Sculpt keyboard for use with my Mac. Problem: Delete/backspace keys don't work. The weird thing is that cmd+del or cmd+bkspace both work, but the keys don't work no their own. ...
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Why does Excel 2013 Ignore My Keystrokes?

So I was doing some copying and pasting into this new Excel file, and all of a sudden the keyboard is not being recognized in Excel. I also am unable to save this file. Anyone have ideas? Here is a ...
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Can I put my pc keyboard in water to clean it and then dry it well before connecting [duplicate]

I mean , can I submerge keyboard in bucket of water ? if the answer is yes this will be the easiest way ! If the answer is no , why ? Can water damage unconnected electronic components ?
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Mapped keyboard shortcuts that generate text responses (macros maybe)

I've got a seemingly simple idea where I would press a combination of keys (like Ctrl + Alt + Z) and paste a previously written(and saved) response on wherever I'm typing. This is meant to work in a ...
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How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
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Add second key combination to switch between keyboard layouts in Xubuntu

In windows you can switch between English and Bulgarian language with Alt + Shift. But there is an option to switch between Bulgarian Traditional and Bulgarian Phonetic layout using Ctrl + Shift. When ...
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Where to get an affordable keyboard with the US international keyboard layout in Europe? [on hold]

recently I've switched to use the keyboard layout "US-international without dead keys" (available in Ubuntu). For the layout, see this picture: ...
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How to disable one keyboard language that case when don't see it in the language bar?

I have strange problem in my computer. I use two keyborad local: Hungary, English. After Windows Update my computer default language was set to Latvia (LV). But I cannot see this languauge in settings ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?

Is there a way to make the standard Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent? I simply want to be able to type underneath the keyboard and still see what I'm typing, like on the picture ...
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How to move cursor in a webpage by keyboard only?

Suppose we can't use a mouse but only the keyboard. How can we move the cursor and select different items in a webpage? (in Firefox or Chromium-browser) For example, when I open uperuser.com, I ...
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Both Control keys not working

so .. suddenly both of my control keys stopped working. The machine is an Acer Aspire 5950G laptop running Windows 7. Things I've already tried: Pressing ctrl + alt + fn doesn't do anything, ...
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AHK build “central” of keyboard shortcuts

I would like to have a universal shortcut, either on the computer as a whole or just in some limited programs (like for example only when chrome is active). (PS. I use AHK language here, so ^ is ctrl ...
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How to toggle Caps Lock status on remote Windows system?

Sometimes people turned on the Caps Lock on a remote Windows system which is running VNC service. When I connect to the remote system through VNC Viewer, the Caps Lock status on the local and remote ...
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VMWare + Windows 8, wrong keyboard mappings

I've been running Mac OS X + VMWare Fusion for a long time, with no problems what so ever. But earlier today I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, and after that VMWare didn't want to start my virtual ...
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How do I remap «Start» menu to another key?

That's the question. Under Kubuntu I have the key with logo bound to Awesome WM actions, and almost every time for I am switching from the VirtualBox with XP to any another desktop or a window, the ...
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Keyboard Character Issue

earlier today my keyboard started to malfunction. when press some keys such as z, it types zq, and q types zq as well, r/v=vr c/e=ce w/x=xw m/u=mu o/.=..o i/,=,i p and/=/p space does space then up, ...
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How to replace menu key with capslock and capslock with left control using xkb

I followed the instruction here by defining my own xkbsymbols partial modifier_keys xkb_symbols "replace_Menu_Capslock" { replace key <COMP> { [ Caps_Lock ] }; replace key <CAPS> { [ ...
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I spilled water on my laptop and now 3 key don’t work [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L745D and I spilled a little bit of water on it and now a day later 4 of the keys don’t work. I turned it upside own immediately and dried it off can I fix it or do I need ...
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Google Chrome Hijacks my Microsoft Keyboard Media Keys

I have the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which includes media keys. Whenever Google Chrome (Version 38.0.2125.104 m (64-bit) on Windows 8.1 Update 1) has focus, the media keys (pause/play) ...
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CM Devastator Keyboard - Turn On Backlight, Turn OFF Scroll Lock

So I recently purchased a CM Devastator keyboard, which has a LED backlight. The catch is, that the backlight is toggled with the ScrollLock key. So you have to have ScrollLock "On" in order to have ...
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vmware player 6.0.3 keyboard focus settings [duplicate]

Running VMware Player 6.0.3 under Windows 7. When using windows ALT+TAB to switch from other windows app to VMware Player, the VMware window takes the keyboard focus but does not direct keyboard input ...
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Caps lock works as left arrow

I have came to work and discovered that my CapsLock key is not working, but it is actually working as left arrow key. I have tested with PassMark Keyboard test, and if i press CapsLock, left arrow is ...
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Ant infestation in keyboard [duplicate]

I have problems with ants in my keyboard. My [fn] key [ctrl] key and [shift] key has been infested with ants. When I clicked the key a couple of times many of them got out. I can see that there are ...
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I can't get rid of É

Help!!!! I have been searching for hours on this topic. So I've been typing away all morning and suddenly I start getting a É instead of a question mark, and `` instead of quotation marks. I know ...
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xmonad overrides some key combinations

Xmonad (on Ubuntu) seems to override some key combinations. For example, C-<space> does nothing in emacs (not even recognized when trying to get help about it: C-h k C-<space>). I checked ...
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DIN 5 keyboard to USB?

I have an old keyboard with a DIN 5 connector, I noticed that the wiring on a DIN 5 connector is basically identical to the USB based 4 contact wiring. Can I just blindly wire a DIN 5 ( starting from ...
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Arrow keys work like option+arrow in terminal in tmux on osx

The following setting in .tmux.conf breaks arrow keys in terminal in tmux: set-window-option -g xterm-keys on When I disable this setting, then arrow keys work as expected in terminal but then they ...
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Can I assign keyboard shortcuts to laptop-specific commands?

I mean the combinations like Fn + F2 which switches wireless. Since I don't have a Fn key on my USB keyboard, can I assign global shortcuts to, for example decrease the screen brightness from my USB ...
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Ubuntu key remap: these commands work but I don't understand how

I wanted to swap my ctrl key with more conveniently located keys so I did the requisite google search. The following commands (in bash shell) got me exactly the functionality I wanted out of my RET ...
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Mouse freezes if keyboard is used

I just setup a new Windows 7 computer and if I use the keyboard, especially the Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys, the mouse freezes. The keyboard is fine (as a matter of fact, my mouse is frozen as I write ...
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Keyboard showing . after typing a series of keys quickly

I have an issue on my Windows 7 64-bit where by whenever I press a series of keys quickly in a row, i.e. 123, the subsequent result that would appear on my screen would be 1, 2, (enter key) 3. A ...
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Ctrl-S not working in all (tested) Windows applications

I mean that pressing Ctrl-S will not save current file. If I use Ctrl-Shift-S (in Notepad++) it will save all files. If I use File->Save menu item - it will save current file. Depending on this data ...
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Windows 7 added another language on the language bar without my permission

So I use several different language settings on my keyboard because I study several different language, so I need to type them. I know how to add and remove keyboards, but when I logged on today and ...
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Mac OS X: Turn regular F-keys into media keys

I recently bought a regular keyboard for my MacBook to complete my stationary DJ set. But when I did, I didn't find a way to remap the F[1-12] keys to media keys. Basically, what I am looking for is, ...
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UEFI shell mode with no colon key

I have a newly built PC with a UEFI-enabled motherboard and I'm having trouble getting my DVD drive to boot into UEFI mode so I opted to boot into UEFI Shell to manually start the DVD in UEFI mode. ...
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flexible keyboard replaces some letters with numbers

I'm having an issue with my flexible keyboard.It is typing the wrong keys when I type a key for example (I'll do this alongside my computer keyboard to explain) 5 is i, 4 is u, 1 is j, 2 is k, 3 is L, ...
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Give Vimperator key combinations (e.g. <C-i>) priority over all site specific ones

When in an input field the key combination <C-I> opens an instance of your editor where you can then write and save so the output is sent to the input field. However, when I use this key ...
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OSX Mavericks cycle through active buttons

I have moved to OSX from a while now and something that really bugs me is that I can't cycle through the buttons of an app. For instance when I try to close an application and it asks me wether I ...
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How to fix Mac's swiss keyboard to do braces correctly?

I'm a swiss developer and always developed under Windows or Linux. On those platforms, the swiss keyboard layout did the following: Alt Gr + ä: { Alt Gr + $: } Alt Gr + ü: [ Alt Gr + ¨: ] But on ...
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HP Laptop keyboard and touchpad shut off randomly

It's an HP Pavilion DV7 (AMD quad-core) and it's HD has just been replaced. OS was loaded from OEM disks. Now, the keyboard and touchpad just stop working after a few seconds to quite a few minutes ...
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Is it true that connecting PS/2 mouse to PS/2 keyboard socket damaged old IBM PCs?

Several years ago, my neighbor, who was once working at IBM in the "earlier" times (he's above 60 now), told me a story about a customer who reported that the motherboard of one of these old IBM PCs ...
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Disable per-application input language in Windows 7

My problem is following: every time I switch between applications the used keyboard layout is changed. I want to disable such behavior but cannot find such option.
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WIndows 8 Keyboard Layout in task bar and in control panel language differ

In task but system shows 3 languages while in control panel languages only two. I think this third one came from one of the software installed. How can I remove it?
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Firefox: change/disable default keyboard shortcut configuration

I have installed the Keyconfig add-on and configured it to toggle Offline Mode on Firefox, whenever I press Ctrl + Shift + O. It worked fine on previous versions of Firefox (before version 28.0). ...
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Computer is looking for a blue tooth keyboard

While i have never worrried about security risks, and I don't fully shut down my computer every night, I am thinking maybe I should be more cautious. I am concerned about a recent problem. I do not ...
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Why tilde goes to new line, if it is followed by Enter key?

When you press tilde (~, Shift+`), it does not appear. You have to press any other key to see it. If you press that any key, it always goes after tilde. So, for example, if you press tilde and then @ ...
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Is it possible to retrofit rubber dome keyboard with mechanical switches?

If yes, how complex would it be and would it be more simple than building DIY mechanical keyboard?
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How can I play a HTML5 or Flash video with keyboard shortcuts on a system without a mouse?

Original Question The Firefox help pages state: After you click on the media on a web page, to give it focus, you can control the playback with your keyboard. But how can we initially give it ...