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How to change dead keys on QWERTY UK keyboard with US intl layout

The left dead keys are more ergonomic. Since my right hand is less supple, I wish to make the left shift key my dead shift key. Same for the Alt instead of Alt Gr. I would also like to change alt+ctrl ...
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Pressing a key on the keyboard is opening up an unwanted My Computer window

My USB keyboard, which is Logitech brand, causes a "My Computer" window to open whenever a key is pressed, regardless of which button is pressed. It doesn't open up more than one "My Computer" window. ...
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Some keys seem dead - Works in Safe Mode

Recently, some key(-combinations) have stopped working on my WinXP Pro SP3 computer. Ctrl-E and PgUp and PgDn seem dead on the numpad, but all other keys and combinations work as they should. Ctrl-E ...
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How do I stop the + and - keys from adjusting volume?

My computer had a problem and we took only the system unit in to have it fixed. Ever since I got it back my + and - keys control the volume of the speakers of my monitor. I do not want it to do that. ...
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No USB keyboard support on boot XP

I reinstalled XP Pro on a Dell 745 computer. At the login screen I have no USB keyboard support. I can RDP to the computer and login, then keyboard drivers are loaded, but on reboot, the same problem ...
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How to have a newly plugged in keyboard to function to its full potential?

Every time I change keyboard, it works slower, which means the cursor moves very slow, compared to the previously attached keyboard, unless I restart my PC. Is there a way I can maximize its ...
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1answer
89 views

Reading the control codes being sent by a barcode reader

I have an old bar code reader that is sending some control codes before and maybe after it reads the bar code. I need a way to capture these codes so I can duplicate them on a new reader. The ...
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Windows XP (Home) Keyboard and mouse don't work

Okay, let me paint the picture: I recently got a new build, using an old (unused but slightly scratched) Windows XP disc until I can afford 7. However, my mouse (Razer Deathadder) and keyboard (Razer ...
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537 views

Cannot type password in Windows XP Home login screen

Lately whenever our netbook wakes from standby at the login screen, clicking any user brings the focus to that user and a textbox to enter the password, but there is no cursor in the textbox, and ...
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248 views

How to change key mapping for a specific language?

I'm on windows xp, sp3. I use two languages, English and Serbian. When I write in Serbian "z" and "y" switch their keys. When I press the "z" key I get "y" as output and vica versa. This is ...
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481 views

Computer has right arrow key constantly 'held down'

When I use the computer, whenever a situation occurs where the left right arrow key would have an action, the computer seems to have this key held down. To explain (that wasn't very clear), if I'm on ...
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172 views

How to reduce keyboard speed in Windows XP and 7?

Is there a way to reduce the keyborad speed in Windows XP or 7? But for any keys pressed, not only when repeating keys (i.e., not auto repeat delay, nor auto repeat rate). More details: I have an ...
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382 views

USB Devices Lose Power / Stop Working after OS (XP SP 3) loads

After suffering a BSOD, I switched off my Dell Dimension. When I turned it back on and it reached the XP login screen, both my USB mouse and keyboard lost power. I turned it back on and hit F2 to ...
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136 views

Caps lock button does nothing

On my computer, the Caps Lock button no longer does anything. Troubleshooting Steps: Swapped out several keyboards. Same problem with each. Tried virtual keyboard Caps Lock (does work, and even ...
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3k views

How to change the keyboard layout at the Windows XP login screen

I have a Dell computer with Windows XP Home Edition on it. Yesterday I was fooling around with trying to make my computer read Japanese characters. So buy accident I changed the keyboard layout to ...
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Keyboard types correctly in one account/wrong in another Windows XP

I'm helping a friend with an old XP laptop. When trying to do something simple like typing "msconfig" in Safe Mode in the User account, the only thing that shows up is "0sc6nf5g". If I log in as admin ...
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1answer
80 views

How can I map a key combination to a certain character in WinXP?

I use the United States-International keyboard layout for my computer. I want to map a special character to a key combination (for example, I want to type the interrobang by pressing shift+!+?) Is ...
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1k views

Is USB supported in safe mode on XP?

According Microsoft, "Universal Serial Bus Devices Do Not Work in Safe Mode" under XP. However, in my testing this is incorrect. USB keyboards, mice and flash drives seem to work fine in safe mode (I ...
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1answer
53 views

Disabling specific keystrokes for specific users

I'm looking for a tool which allows me to disable specific keystrokes on a Windows XP/7 computer, without active directory, for specific users. For example: disabling alt + tab, but not alt + 2. ...
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Can I boot, format and install Windows XP without a keyboard?

How can I bootup, format and drive and install XP without a keyboard? Is it possible?
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1answer
957 views

How can I change my language/keyboard input language system-wide temporarily?

I currently have two languages set up; English and Dutch. The only difference is in keyboard input. The Dutch one uses the French/Belgian AZERTY layout and the English one uses the Irish/English ...
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1answer
193 views

Program to re-program my keyboard?

I would like to add some special characters to my keyboard, without replacing already existing key assignments. I thought of adding such letters as: ¯, ², ±, ‰, ¢, ¥ and ·. So I could get ¯ mark by ...
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1answer
1k views

Is it possible to sequentially use one bluetooth keyboard with two Windows PCs?

I do have one bluetooth keyboard that I would like to sequentially use with two laptops. I can pair it to both laptops with the same key, but it still only works with the laptop I last paired it to. ...
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1answer
246 views

Short code keys for special language characters

So I am on Windows XP 64-bit and I don't know what I did at install but it's pretty nice. I can do: ~n ~a ~o for ñ ã õ 'o for ó "o for ö `o for ò ^o for ô etcetc. But how did this feature get ...
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Keyboard driver corrupted, cannot login. How do I fix without a reinstall?

Okay. So I have Windows XP Professional SP3. Sometime ago the keyboard randomly stopped working all by itself. The num lock light is switched on at boot up - indicating it works but then it switches ...
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Esc key not working anymore on Windows XP

The escape key on my work notebook (with Windows XP SP3) stopped working some days ago. It is not a hardware problem, because: It happens both with the internal keyboard and an external USB ...
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1answer
544 views

How to remap media keys on laptop,without external programs?

As on most laptops, my laptop has "special" keys, or media keys, as they are sometimes called. On Linux, I can easily read keycodes with things like xev, put other functions back to it. Either with ...
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126 views

Changing hotkey for keyboard layout in Windows XP

The hotkey for changing keyboard layouts in XP are bound only to Alt+Shift or Ctrl+Shift. Is is possible to enable a hotkey toggle, like holding Ctrl to toggle the alternate layout, and releasing it ...
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1answer
62 views

Use Dvorak layout on Windows XP

I use computers where I don't have access to the control panel to add/change keyboard layouts, but would like to use the Dvorak layout on these computers. Is there some software that will remap the ...
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1answer
61 views

Changing width of column in Explorer details view with keyboard

On Windows XP, open up an Explorer window, for example by pressing Start-e. Make sure you're in the "details" mode, where you see for each file its size, type, etc. As you know, you can use the ...
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Can you move items on the desktop with the keyboard only?

Is it possible to move icons (files) on the desktop of Windows XP without touching the mouse, using the keyboard only? EDIT: I am specifically interested in an answer that does not involve simply ...
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2answers
45 views

How to make an association between a keyboard and a particular window icon?

I want to create associations between a key and an icon on Windows. For example, every time I push F1 I want to have the effect of having a desk free of windows, I want them all to be minimized. OS: ...
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My laptop keyboard is not working properly

My Compaq Presario laptop's keyboard is not working properly. When I start Windows XP normally, some keys don't work. When I start in Safe Mode, all my keys work properly.
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Typing a Unicode RLM on Windows XP with a numpad-less keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad? My desktop keyboard doesn't have a numpad: And I like it that way because it saves space on my desk. However, I want to be ...
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Difference between IntelliType and IntelliType Pro

When downloading drivers for my keyboard (a Microsoft Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard 7000), Microsoft offers me, among other options, these two: IntelliType 8.15 IntelliType Pro 6.31 What is ...
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775 views

Using a USB keyboard to mimic a joystick in Windows

Is it possible to mimic an external keyboard as a joystick so that I can use the second keyboard as joystick in Windows XP?
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1answer
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Moved existing XP installation to Virtualbox, but mouse and keyboard not recognized

I have a dualboot system, Ubuntu and WinXP. I wanted to run my existing XP installation as a virtual machine under Ubuntu, so I installed Virtualbox, and followed the instructions on this page: ...
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2k views

My keyboard does not work anymore

My keyboard stopped working some time ago.There was no error shown.When i open keyboard option in control panel then there are no drivers shown there like standard 102/102..etc. Similarly there is no ...
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1answer
588 views

Unable to get the deadkey feature working on XP

A family member of mine has a Windows XP PRO desktop (with Dutch MUI). Now because he wants to type letters with accents (i.e. chars like à) I've set the keyboard settings to "US-International". This ...
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475 views

Cannot detect the USB keyboard during Windows XP installation

My friend has an old computer which needs to reinstall Windows. So I format the machine and try to install a brand new copy of Windows XP. The process was all fine, until a message pops out, ...
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1k views

How can I enable multimedia keys of an Apple keyboard under Windows?

I am using Windows XP, with an Apple aluminum keyboard (the full one). It has multimedia keys at the top, and those work just great under Linux, regardless of the multimedia player I use. But I can't ...
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1answer
172 views

Keyboard is not detecting

My keyboard is Working with BIOS. Whenever I install my system it boots properly, but the keyboard is not functioning. Why is this problem occurring?
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1answer
924 views

My PC blocks the mouse and keyboard after power on, is it a virus or what?

My PC after power on blocks the mouse and keyboard, is it a virus or what? After few second windows freeze and all the keyboard and mouse movement do not works. I have Windows XP SP3. How can I ...
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1answer
251 views

Keyboard not working correctly on laptop

Something has happened keys "qwertyasdfghzxcvbn" work like they should but "uiop" returns "456*", "jkl"="123, m="0". It happens only on windows and idea how to fix it?
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Installed Ubuntu 10.10 alongside Windows XP Pro. When I pick XP from grub the keyboard and mouse no longer work

I am having issues being able to login to Windows XP Pro after installing Ubuntu: Windows XP Pro was installed first (has been installed for quite a while now, not a fresh install - patched to ...
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1answer
412 views

Keyboard Messed Up: Windows XP Language Settings

I've added Russian and the Russian typewriter keyboard layout in the Windows XP language settings and was able to use Russian letters in Word without a problem. But when I tried to switch back to ...
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1answer
829 views

windows XP F3 key not working

My F3 key died. I do not suspect HW problem, since it happened while I installed an alternative Search program (what are the odds that F3 would die, and just at that time?). I uninstalled the program ...
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1answer
467 views

mouse and keyboard are not working after changing the motherboard?

I am just changed the motherboard of my PC, My USB mouse and Keyboard (PS2) aren't recognised by my computer. IS this problem because of my new motherboard?
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Strange behaviour of Shift-8 on keybaord under Windows XP

Recently trying to type the * character from my keyboard via the key sequence Shift-8 switches focus to an instance of Windows explorer if one is running. If no instance is running then I get the ...
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517 views

Windows freezes when using keyboard shortcuts

I have a relatively small question about Windows [I'm using XP, but this question is probably not version-related] OS, for which I haven't found solution in any search engine. The problem is: I have ...