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

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How could one increase the USB keyboard refresh rate from default 125Hz to, say, 1000Hz?

I have asked this question before and here what I came up with: How could one increase the USB keyboard refresh rate? I need it for my keyboard to stop swapping quickly pressed keys. I'm running ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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How can I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7?

I just bought the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard, and obviously it doesn't work on my Windows machine. I'm guessing the drivers aren't installed. It says it has successfully paired with the ...
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Language bar missing on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 & I am the only user. It's a Surface Pro 3 if that helps. One day out of the blue, my language bar disappeared. I've tried pretty much everything short of formatting my PC. ...
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Firefox not accepting App Keyboard Shortcuts on Google docs, StackExchange sites etc.?

I used custom keyboard shortcuts via App Shortcuts in Keyboard preferences. Now Copy is mapped to Control+C and Paste to Control+V. It works well on other systems apps and Chrome On Firefox, the menu ...
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Bind language switching to a key combination in Win7

I have 3 languages on my computer (has recently added French) and switching them with default Alt+Shift is really annoying, because sometimes you can type the wrong symbol if you forget the language ...
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Why won't some Bluetooth keyboards pair in Windows 8.1?

I've got three different Bluetooth keyboards that I use on my Windows 8.1 PC. Apple Wireless Keyboard Logitech K810 Generic knockoff version on an Apple Wireless Keyboard by iClever I've been ...
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How to use the left CMD key as colon/semicolon? [duplicate]

The colon/semicolon button doesn't work on my macbook pro because i spilled water on it. I don't ever use the left command key on my Macbook, how can I remap these keys? I have searched the web and ...
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Tweak to Undo CapsLock when the Shift key is used?

I Had found a tweak long ago that turns the Caps Lock off when the Shift key is used, this tweak only changed a few things in the windows Key Mapping. No other programs were running or required. The ...
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Emulate Windows key on Windows 10 touch keyboard [duplicate]

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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Why would a computer swap letters around when typing very fast?

A friend of mine's having trouble with her computer. When typing really fast, the letters get swapped around. All my years working with computers I've never encountered this. I'm guessing virus. An ...
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Caps lock turning on by itself

I am having a strange issue with my keyboard: Whenever I switch to a browser (Chrome or Firefox on Windows 7) from another application and start typing, the first letter I type does not appear, but ...
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Right shift key not working with " key

I am facing an unusual problem with my laptop's keyboard. Please read carefully, as this might sound a little confusing. My ' (single quote) key seems to be working just fine; my right Shift key is ...
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Windows 7 and Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

I picked up what I though was a deal for an unopened Microsoft Designer Desktop (bluetooth) only to get home and find out that it is not compatible with Windows 7. ...
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My Keyboard won't repeat

I am having an odd problem. My keys won't repeat when held down. its fine to type and I can double touch just fine. however I can't hold and repeat. This problem has prevented movement in games that ...
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Altgr randomly stops working on windows 8

usually AltGr Works fine on my computer but latelly it stops working. I can still use Ctrl+Alt but it's a pain as I need it to write {} and I'm a c# programmer :S Any idea on what can happen? If I ...
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Can i stop a blackwidow macro while its being executed?

I'm trying to make a macro for my blackwidow keyboard, which has to be executed until i press a different button. Can anyone tell me how to do this, or how tp stop a macro from being executed halfway? ...
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Reloading configuration from ROCCAT device

Having changed computers, I would like to edit my ROCCAT ISKU keyboard and KONE mouse's keybindings and macros. However, loading up the driver software I only see the default configuration. Is it ...
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Typing the tab character in browser text boxes

A lot of the time, when I want to format text within a web page's text box I'll hit the Tab key. Unfortunately, that doesn't insert the tab character but instead moves the control to the next form ...
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Surface Pro 4 keyboard not responding and LEDs don't work

My Surface Pro 4 Type Cover keyboard is not responding to any key presses or touchpad movements. When I press the Caps or the Fn key, the LEDs don't light up. When I close the cover, the surface ...
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Spacebar locked - typing spaces constantly

I have a user with a spacebar issue. On Windows 7, the spacebar randomly starts acting like it's being pushed and held down. This applies to the EliteBook 8570p. It doesn't look like a hardware issue ...
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Have it ever happened to you, when you type fast, e.g “kill”, it turns out “ikll”? [duplicate]

I have bought a new keyboard and noticed this glitch so many times now. Whenever you type some two keys in a very quick succession, there is a chance that the OS will interpret those keys backwards? ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard into PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing an EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in a Joystick into my laptop. Now my joystick is not working, I want to use my additional keyboard as a ...
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How to type the tilde character that is not in my keyboard layout?

I'm using Windows 7 system with an Italian keyboard layout As you can see this layout miss the tilde ~ character and the backtick character. Btw backtick is not so important because I can emulate ...
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Change a shortcut on keyboard plugged in in OSX

Friends, I have two USB keyboards and I want to have different combinations of the following shortcut with different keyboards. Is there a way that I could automate that change on keyboard being ...
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FileZilla View / Edit Keyboard Shortcut (or hotkey) to open file in System Editor

Right now, I just want to open file from server in system default editor. I can right-click and View/Edit Context Menu and it works. That is just to truckin' slow because I'm a power level 9000 ...
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Some keys not functioning consistently

The following keys are not working consistently on my keyboard: 5 6 0 Caps Lock Del There are times that I have to press them repeatedly before it works. Other times, they work effortlessly with ...
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The keyboard of my lenovo laptop z570 doesn't work properly?

I've got a problem with the keyboard of my laptop. I press T and shows on display TB, I press N and shows YN...and that applies for some more keys. The thing is that I had this problem until 1 week ...
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Keyboard's space bar doesn't work in Minecraft on husband's computer, but it works on my computer

My husband's keyboard's space bar works fine, except in Minecraft. We thought it was his keyboard, so we got another one, however this one has the same problem. So we tried both keyboards on my ...
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How to type “त” (from Hindi) in English alphabet?

I know there is no such syllable as "त" in English, but still is there any way we can write it with English alphabet, using any accent or anything? Like it's done for Spanish or Italian I guess? Also ...
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Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub?

Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub? The Keyboard is a Corsair K65 mechanical one, and the USB Sound Card is a generic one...
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“c” is automatically pressed in games - Windows 10

I actually had this problem before on my laptop Dell Inspiron n4030. When I was in a game the button C was automatically pressed which in the game triggers some items. I bought a new PC a couple of ...
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A few of my Toshiba laptop keys stopped working

Some of my Toshiba laptop automatically stopped working. Right now I am using a wireless keyboard and all keys work on it. I wonder if it is something I did accidentally in the bottom "Find" ...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working after wake up; independent of OS

When I did a full reinstall of Windows and Linux Mint, I changed all the settings of the mainboard to boot in UEFI and turned off all compatibility settings like xHCI hand-off and so on. I was at ...
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Disable laptop num lock

I have an HP EliteBook that is sometimes docked. When the laptop is undocked, I generally do not want the num lock to be on. It would prevent me from entering normal letters. When the laptop is ...
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Make keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04 act like in Windows?

I am a veteran programmer used to using Windows primarily for coding. I am now doing a lot of coding on Linux using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm really enjoying the distro but the default keyboard behaviour is ...
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Keyboard - Typing quotes behaves strangely [duplicate]

I'm on Windows 7 Professional. Since a few months ago, I can no longer type a quote (' or ") anymore by pressing the key once. Instead, now I have to press the key twice, then backspace. Oh the ...
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1qaz keys dont work and its not the keyboard

I have read a few of the other posts about keyboards not working but none seem to press on my issue. I built a friend a new PC about 4 months ago. 3 months ago 1qaz stopped working. She is not exactly ...
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Map Caps Lock to change keyboard layout in Mac OS X

I found System Preferences → Keyboard → Modifier Keys menu, but I can map other modifier key to it, not a keyboard shortcut.
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing before login with OS X Yosemite

Are there any solutions available that would enable sharing a mouse and keyboard connected to a Windows machine (specifically Windows 10) with a Mac running OS X Yosemite before the Mac has been ...
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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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Window 7 keep changing my keyboard layout

I just buy for my laptop a keyboard from eBay ,but because this keyboard is from Asia ,windows keep changing my layout , I just want to use it as an English keyboard ,also I've try lots of methods ...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard issue on win 10

After installing win 10 my Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard won't light up. Fn+F2/F3 won't work and neither Fn+F1 for samsung settings. I tried installing the samsung software controlling this Easy ...
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Windows 10 tablet wakes up on touchpad or keyboard input

I am pretty sure I've digged through most of the available threads regarding this issue, and yet none provided a working solution. I have ticked off the "Allow device to wake PC from sleep" option in ...
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Keyboard missing right click on Windows

If you look at a Windows keyboard, there is a key to the right of Windows Key and to the left of Control key. It simulates a mouse right click on Windows. I recently purchased a wireless keyboard ...
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xterm translations: sending multiple keys

I'd like to utilize the multimedia keys on my keyboard in my xterm/tmux. I'd like to map the XF86Launch8 to the keys C-a F1 (ctrl-a being the tmux prefix key, the press F1, which is mapped in tmux to ...
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Logitech wireless keyboard won't type anything

I have a Logitech K800 wireless keyboard and Performance MX mouse running off of the same Unifying Receiver on Windows 10. All of a sudden, the keyboard doesn't type anything. The function keys work ...
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NumLock Turns Letters Into Numbers on Desktop Computer

I just got a new desktop PC with Windows 10 Pro x64, and for some reason NumLock "turns" letters like k, l, etc. into numbers, even though I have a proper keyboard with a proper number pad. Every ...
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Change key mapping for a single program in Linux?

Is there a way to change key mappings on Linux for just a single program? As in something like $ run-with-mappings mappings-file ./the-program-i-want-to-run