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

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Keyboard/mouse 'sticks' while sticky keys are off

I have had issues with my keyboard and mouse 'going crazy' when pressing buttons continously. This goes for the mouse as well as the keyboard. Let's say I'll be running in a game, pressing W, the W ...
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Issue sony vaio : greater than (>) and less than (<) french keyboard

Originally my keyboard is QWERTY , and greater than (>) and less than (<) symbols work well, but when I switch my language from english to french ( AZERTY) . I don't know where is the location of ...
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How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes?

This is in Windows, but answers for other operating systems can be handy to others. Most guides say something to the effect of "hold down the Alt key and type in the code on the keypad". This works ...
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Mouse and Keyboard arent working

I have a Medion PC and over the last few weeks my mouse has stopped working completely. When I changed it to another usb-port it was working again. Today it suddenly stopped working at all. The mouse ...
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Logitech wireless keyboard(K270) malfunctioning on certain USB ports

I have a Logitech K270 wireless keyboard and a wireless M185 mouse that are connected via a single receiver to my laptop. When I connect the receiver to the port on the right(there is only one port ...
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Keyboard/typing problems on Dell laptop

I've started to notice all kinds of typing/keyboard issues on my laptop recently (Dell Inspiron n5110). Some of them are: when I wake the laptop from sleep, I can't type my password can't type to ...
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How to take a shadowless screenshot on Windows 10?

Using Alt+Print on the keyboard, a screenshot of the currently active window is copied to the clipboard. Unfortunately, on Windows 10 this also takes the area of the window's shadow into the ...
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Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently?

We all use editing facilities to change a line of text as we are entering it. There are two principal editing modes within a line, a) "insert mode" which inserts non-editing characters at the point of ...
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Configure Putty to send Telnet data without pressing Enter?

Is there a way to configure Putty in telnet mode to send data from the keyboard immediately, without having to press enter? For example, when using Windows telnet, if i connect to my server and press ...
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How do I press the Fn key using a PC keyboard on a Mac?

I am in a bit of a pickle. I am using a Dell keyboard with Mac OS X, and I would like access to my function keys while I'm using Terminal. A friend of mine has a new Mac keyboard which has a Fn key ...
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Where is the keyboard controller located?

In Mike Meyers CompTIA A+ book, he says In early computers, the keyboard connected to the external data bus via a special chip known as the keyboard controller. Don’t bother looking for this chip ...
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How to use shortcuts with the AZERTY keyboard input within PyCharm?

I am using PyCharm Community 4.5.3 with Gnome / Fedora 21. I can easily switch from en (US English) to fr (French) keyboard layout by using a dropdown switch menu on the top right corner of the ...
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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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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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USB keyboard not working on a Dell laptop running Windows 7

I plugged in my Dell keyboard (I don't use the laptop’s) and it won't work any suggestions? There is one USB on the right and two on the left... Maybe I am doing something wrong? I use a mouse as well ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard as PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in the Joystick in to my laptop. Now my joystick is not working , I want to plug in my additional keyboard ...
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Windows installation media cant detect keyboard and mouse

I just built a brand new computer. I inserted the windows 7 ultimate disk into the drive, and when prompted, pressed a key to boot from the CD. At this point, the computer itself is able to detect the ...
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some keys on my HP celeron are not working

My q, a, z, 1 and f1 keys have stopped working. All other keys are totally fine, but right next to my z key are my \ and shift key, if i press hard on my A and tab it works, now it sometimes comes on ...
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Arrow keys being treated as numeric keypad in MS Remote Desktop on Mac OS X

When Using MS Remote Desktop 8.0.x to connect from my Mac to a Windows VM on another host I have a key mapping problem. Windows treats the Mac's arrow keys as if they were on the numeric keypad ...
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Keyboard randomly stops working after Windows 10 cumulative update

Every few hours it happens and rebooting temporarily fixes it. It still works for Chrome for some reason. How do I fix it for good?
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 2003 Server / HPML350 G5 server?

I have currently commenced working at a new company which is using Windows Server 2003. I am able to remote desktop into the server and it all works fine. The only problem is if I go to the server ...
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Keyboard not working after upgrading to Windows 10

I have a lenovo z500 series laptop.. I've been using windows 8.1 up until now and my keyboard worked fine no problem but today i upgraded to Windows 10 my keyboard ua not working now... I checked ...
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Does Elementary OS support Windows keyboard?

I might install elementaryOS in my PC to replace Windows OS. If I do, will it support my Windows Keyboard?
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What is this keyboard layout?

Letters are azerty and symbols are qwerty, what is the name of this layout?
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Does MSI GE62 Model: MS-16J2 supports multi color backlit?

Does MSI GE62 Model: MS-16J2 supports multi color backlit? It has Windows 10 running. Any help would be really appreciated.
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sing CapsLock to switch the keyboard language layout

Currently I am using Recaps for switching between keyboard layouts. But I am looking for a replacement, because it is a little buggy and not updated for years. Do you know any replacement?
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Outlook 2013 Scrolling

I have a problem with my Outlook 2013 when scrolling on my keyboard. The keyboard is not a Logitech, so the problem is not related to the software problems Logitech has with the Office 2013 Suite. ...
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Cannot remap Control-<key> to another Control-<key> using .inputrc in bash + Terminal + OS X

I'm trying to remap Control-g to Control-c for use in bash in Terminal.app in OS X. This is because Control-g in Emacs is 'abort'/'cancel', and my ingrained muscle memory leads me to hit Control-g on ...
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How to enable arrow keys on vim used from msysgit bash

I just need a simple solution that will enable the arrow keys in the vim included with Git For Windows. I did found a solution to enable backspace. But no solution for the arrows problem. The arrows ...
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Mac keystroke problems with Synergy PC server

I'm running Synergy server 1.4.13 on Ubuntu (PC) and have a connected Mac client. It works well, except some keys like Home and End (defined as hotkeys in ~/.synergy.conf for the Mac client) do not ...
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Strange keyboard settings on Lenovo X1 Carbon

My colleague and I we both got the same Lenovo X1 Carbon, installed Windows 7 from the same ISO image and used the Lenovo System Update tool in order to obtain all required drivers and tools for our ...
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laptop key board - # key automatically typed in

Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 2008 R2. It has been working fine. Its not in use for few weeks, now opening the laptop does not allow type-in the password. character # being typed-in automatically ...
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Computer stuck someone between QWERTY and Dvorak

My Windows using friend tried to setup a Dvorak keyboard layout and something caused a reboot during the setup. Unfortunately his keyboard layout isn't quite QWERTY or Dvorak. I told him to type all ...
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Keyboard turns on computer despite BIOS setting

I'm currently using a Steelseries 6gv2 keyboard, and pressing a button turns on my computer. Now I went into the BIOS and checked all the power button settings and anything involving powering up ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop—an Acer Aspire 7736ZG laptop running Windows 7— have stopped working; both the left and right sets of keys. I have searched for solutions to this problem but ...
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Is there a way to control Rosetta Stone with the keyboard?

I'm using the excellent Rosetta Stone for learning German. Problem is, in order to answer its language questions I'm forced to click the correct answer with the dreaded mouse. Is there any way to ...
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Why does Windows File Explorer take more time to open from the task bar than from a keyboard macro?

If I open a File Explorer window by clicking on it on the task bar (either left click if none is open or middle click if one is already open), it takes about a second or two until the window opens. ...
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Any way to connect USB powered keyboard to PS/2 port on a PC?

I have an Apple keyboard and I want to connect it to my PC at work. They have the USB ports disabled. I tried using a USB to PS/2 adapter but that didn't work. CapsLock light wasn't even lighting up, ...
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Remap CMD+H shortcut in OSX

Is it possible to remap the "Hide Window" shortcut in OSX? I know about the possibility to remap just about any shortcut in the System Preferences that are either built in or just available in a ...
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Messed up keys in vim when running inside tmux

I have been playing with tmux and I'm loving it. However, there's an annoying issue when running vim inside it. Somehow the arrow keys get remapped, but only on certain times, like when firing up ...
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Disable USB's including mouse and keyboard, enable with key combo

I have a specific scenario where I have a computer displaying cameras on screen but the operators keep plugging USB's and keyboard/mouse into it. I am aware that I can disable the USB storage ...
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How to kill the keyboard in Firefox OS Simulator

I want to run some Firefox OS apps in my PC. So I'm using a big-sized Firefox OS Simulator. The problem is that the keyboard grows huge and covers too much space: Since this is in fact running on ...
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Keyboard typing language is wrong

My keyboard typing language is wrong. I am facing problem in typing keyboard in Windows 10. When I typed (Shift + 2) for @, then it was typed " and I have not found the button of \ or | on my laptop's ...
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Different language keeps appearing on language bar?

I'm using a Japanese layout keyboard and using English version of Windows 7. I set my input method to Japanese (Japan) - Japanese , so that I can have all keys working properly. I got this weird ...
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How to map the Caps Lock key to Escape key in Arch Linux

My OS is Arch Linux amd64, Gnome ENV. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Esc (escape) in Arch Linux. I run the command: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' It works well, but a ...
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Resuming after sleep in Windows 7 causes USB keyboard to disappear

I have a brand new Das Keyboard Model S Professional that I just picked up the other day. I have it connected via USB - while I would like to use PS/2 for full n-key rollover, the media keys (and ...
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Windows 7 freezes when removing keyboard and mouse

I set up 8 or so rack mount Windows 7. I wanted to remote desktop into the systems after getting them on the network. The problem is I don't have a KVM and I moved the USB keyboard from system to ...
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Why doesn't Ctrl+Alt+5 (insert € symbol) work?

My laptop has a euro sign on the '5-key'. However, when I press Ctrl + Alt + 5 no euro symbol is inserted. What could be the cause of this? OS: Windows 7. Region setting: Dutch Keyboard layout: US