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Logitech K800 keyboard media keys not working even AFTER resetting the human user interface thing

They work temporarily, but then as soon as I turn the computer back on they don't work. I set it to automatic. The only way I have gotten it to work is to set it to manual, hit apply, then set it back ...
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Numbers are sometimes not working on Windows 7 logon screen. How can I solve this?

I am working on an HP laptop with Windows 7, with external USB keyboard. Both keyboards work absolutely fine, when logged into Windows. However after restart I sometimes cannot log in. When I type ...
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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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22 views

Keyboard lights not coming on causing pc to not boot

Sometimes (it seems to happen mostly when i haven't booted my computer for a few days) when i turn on my computer everything starts up the monitor light and mouse light comes on, but sometimes the ...
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1answer
47 views

In Windows (8), when typing a quotation mark, nothing happens until the next key is pressed. How can I disable this?

A friend has an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8 and there is something that causes it to do nothing if you type a quotation mark until you type the next character, at which point it displays the ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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1answer
68 views

Can't change language in Windows 8

I have some trouble with languages in my Windows 8.1. I can't tell when it happened (what could i do in this time), but right after installing os and maybe a few week after it was okay. But not now. ...
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1answer
19 views

Is there a setting to alter the time duration before “resetting” a keyboard entry for selecting a file

I like to use the keyboard to navigate files in Windows explorer (speed!). I used to use XP quite a bit, but now in Win 7 there's something annoyingly different: Let's say I'm in a folder with files ...
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43 views

How windows boots up in hibernate mode using keyboard?

When we power off windows using hibernate mode, system will completely power down; according to Wikipedia: "Hibernation saves electrical power. After hibernating, the hardware is completely ...
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74 views

Disable Sticky Keys with Registry Key doesn't work

Before you vote this down, I'd like to say this now that the methods posted around the net doesn't work for me. I've tried going to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys and ...
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1answer
22 views

Keyboard Shortcut Error

Have not had any updates/changes to computer and now all of the sudden my Alt-f4, Ctrl-Alt-Del, and Alt-Tab keyboard shortcuts are no longer working. The individual keys seem to be working like for ...
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1answer
44 views

How do you type the ligature “oe” character œ on a keyboard, without using ALT code?

I am running a PC on Windows 8.1. I have switched my keyboard's layout to FRA "French (Canada)" and have found most of the characters I've come across in my studies. However, the Internet has only ...
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119 views

Can't type into password box on login

I'm running Windows 8 trough Boot Camp on my 15" MacBook Pro Mid 2010 (Model 6,2). This has been working well for a long time. Since yesterday I'm having this issue though, that Windows boots to the ...
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67 views

What are the functions of the multimedia keys?

I got a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, but sadly the product manual does not explain the multimedia keys. Some of them are easy to figure out: F1 - Play / Pause F2 - Mute audio F3 - Volume ...
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1answer
59 views

NumLock light on permanently on keyboard attached to Windows 7 laptop

I have a regular keyboard plugged into my Latitude notebook. The Num Lock light is ALWAYS on. If you press the Num Lock key nothing happens. How do I fix this so that the Num Lock key toggles Num Lock ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8.1 PS/2 keyboard and mouse drivers

While troubleshooting PS/2 keyboard and mouse problems in Windows 8.1, in Device Manager I uninstalled the grayed out "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse" and "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" and rebooted. Those drivers ...
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53 views

Keyboard is not working in BIOS and Windows is corrupt

A month ago I replace my windows with ubuntu and that time I install ubuntu version 12.04 and after some time I update my ubuntu 12.0.4 to 12.10 and ubuntu 12.10 is not working after that. So I delete ...
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80 views

How to control multiple PCs with one pair of mouse and keyboard?

I found two softwares: Mouse Without Borders and Synergy. They allow to move my mouse without borders on multiple PCs. I'd like to control all of the PCs at once. In example: I have 3 PCs with ...
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1answer
38 views

Windows utility à la Android to type accented characters in capital?

As an alternative to the cumbersome ALT+(ANSI code) in Windows, Android provides a neat solution to type European accented characters in capital: The menu is displayed by long-pressing the letter. ...
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1answer
58 views

Catching Ctrl + Alt + Delete

I have a Windows UI that I've designed in wxPython. I recently had a user report a rather unusual behavior to me -- when he'd unlock his PC he would be presented with a dialog asking him to confirm ...
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1answer
285 views

What could account for losing control of keyboard and mouse after a suspend?

Update: Just now, it happened again. After waking the computer from suspension, it was sluggish. I pressed Ctrl-Alt-Delete, but this time, it froze everything right away, the mouse and keyboard had ...
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windows keyboard on macintosh keymapping

I have a 2010 macbook pro that I use with an external cheap windows keyboard 103 key (im a college student) when i use it with an external display. I have my function keys set to be fkeys and not the ...
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42 views

Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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30 views

Windows - Keyboard shortcut for paging right

Is there a way to page your window to the right via a keyboard shortcut? I know you can horizontal scroll with many mice, but I don't want to leave the keyboard. I'm working in notepad++ and ...
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118 views

Windows 7 only shows blank screen with wallpaper

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. After updating Windows, I tried to restart the system. When I clicked Restart, it alerted me that "There is one program to close. If you want to close it click Cancel ...
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1answer
106 views

USB Keyboard stopped working, but only in Windows - drivers?

When I plug in my USB Keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000), an "Unknown device" shows up in Device Manager: click to see the screenshot Occassionaly the keyboard is showed correctly as "Comfort ...
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1answer
54 views

Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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1answer
28 views

Windows 7 - Volume Buttons not working

I am using Windows 7 professional 64 bit on a desktop. I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard. Its has volume buttons for volume up/down and mute. I can confirm that the buttons physically work. I ...
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1answer
41 views

How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows? [duplicate]

Is there a way which I can use mac-style shortcuts in Windows? My personal computer is a Macbook, but my work computer is a Windows PC. Using keyboard shortcuts is a nightmare... Like the copy ...
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1answer
46 views

Is it there any way to prevent alt+f4 shutdown in windows

I face the problem of my coworker often shutdowns by simply pressing alt+f4 often he shut downs it. Is it there any way to stop this kind of activities in order to prevent accidental shutdown?
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1answer
124 views

Media Keys on Windows 7 Lock Screen

I've got a laptop running Windows 7, and it's usually playing music. It's not in a secure location, so I like to lock the screen when I'm not actively using it. When I lock the screen, the media keys ...
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41 views

Switch from dvorak to qwerty when modifier key is pressed [duplicate]

Since I spend most of my day at a computer, I've become interested in learning to type on Dvorak. However, there's one thing holding me back: shortcuts. Shortcuts are designed to work on QWERTY, and ...
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Windows keyboard suddenly stops responding until requires restart

For the last couple of months, about once every two days, my keyboard becomes completely unresponsive. Here is my setup: Windows 8.1 Avast Free Antivirus ASUS A55A CORE i7 Usually I am working ...
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1answer
63 views

What persistent information does the devcon hwids output contain?

I have a gaming keyboard (Logitech G15) that uses its own software for additional features. Now I am writing a startup batch script that starts that software if the keyboard is connected. It of course ...
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1answer
65 views

Where does Windows 7 store input languages that it switches between

Well, I'm having exactly the same problem as described here Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself except in my case it's Russian and Japanese, and I'm using Japanese keyboard to write ...
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1answer
70 views

Ergonomic PC keyboard/mouse/stand solution for multi-OS MacBookPro with Home/End/PageUp/PageDn/Insert/Delete keys [closed]

I am stuck with MacBookPro as my main working laptop in the foreseeable future, and I run OS/X and also Windows and Linux on it at the same time, frequently switching between them. While this computer ...
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Keyboard speed settings

I'm using Windows 7, but this is actually not related to it, as I had the same issue on XP, NT and so on, as well. I set my keyboard settings to fastest repeat and smallest delay. However, it happens ...
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Is there any Keymapper for chosen locale in Windows 7?

In my work I frequently need to switch languages Alt+Shift. But many special symbols like ?, : are on different keyboard keys. I want to re-map keys on alternate locales to English. Allways (ignore ...
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53 views

How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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Windows 8 TabTip on screen keyboard

I need the on screen (TabTip) keyboard on Windows 8.1 to automatically come up on touch even with a keyboard plugged in. Currently, it only automatically comes up if a keyboard IS NOT plugged in. Is ...
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105 views

Is there any utility/method to change Windows key bindings to type rare chars to currently empty bindings?

I'm currently typing this post with my windows XP machine and (Spanish) keyboard, and I'd like to add some extra symbols to my text. I could open the "char map" windows utility, look for the desired ...
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Separate keys for separate “on-top” programs?

I've got a small application that runs in the corner of my screen. Can I keep it on top of my other applications without it interfering with them? And can I make it so that certain keys remain ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
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481 views

Bluetooth PC cannot pair with Bluetooth Device. Why?

I bought a pretty little Bluetooth Keyboard the other day. Name: OfficeOne Bluetooth Keyboard Model: PJT-DKB283 Its packaging states that it can connect to Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 - and mac. The ...
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1answer
376 views

Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...
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Windows keyboard won't type capitalized T

I'm trying to simply type capitalized T on my 64b Windows 7. What happens is this. Everything works fine. Keyboard types letters, small or capitalized until I get to letter T. Only here it doesn't ...
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Keyboard no longer works when entering BIOS

I am trying to boot from USB so I can install a couple different Linux distros. I can enter the BIOS, but as soon as I enter the BIOS the keyboard lights switch off (Num Lock and Caps Lock) and I ...
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1answer
93 views

Disable CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] to produce accented variations

After an unknown config change, CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] has started producing common accented versions of [LETTER]. I'm not a big fan of this arrangement, seeing as I've memorized all my favourite ALT + ...
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Can't delete keyboard shortcut set for a .ink file

So, I installed the Chrome App Launcher on my PC (now on Win8.1) a few weeks ago, and, as I use it very often, I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut for it. So, I right-clicked the icon on my ...