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

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How can I pair my Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard on SteamOS / Debian?

I'm having a really difficult time pairing a Bluetooth keyboard under SteamOS. I tried using the GUI tools to pair it, but it simply says ‘pairing failed’; and I've graduated to initiating the process ...
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`Cmd+shift+A` is not working, even in application `Key Codes`

Not sure what has happened -- maybe I upgrade my mac to 10.10.4 -- I found my cmd + shift + A is not working any more. I tried to use the application Key codes to show the keypress, and found the ...
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Keyboard types by itself

I'm helping my sister and here is the issue she told me about: When she puts the typing marker in a typing bar (i.e Google search bar) it automatically starts to type a certain key (to be exact "s") ...
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Remapping the keyboard under Windows 8.1

I wish to remap an unused key into a key combination. I am a handicapped user and not of the related questions seem to answer my needs. My handicap requires me to enlarge the displayed portion of my ...
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Key Not Working Consistently on Laptop Keyboard

I have a problem where the 'd' key on my laptop does not work consistently. I used my laptop to play World of Warcraft for a couple of years and apparently, I turned to the right a lot when playing. ...
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Scroll up command history in Vim without using function key

I recently bought HHKB (Happy Hacking KeyBoard), and it doesn't have direction keys -- it's through Fn + ;'[/ to achieve direction key. Therefore, I'm trying to avoid using direction key as much as ...
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Keyboard continuously pressing keys i hold down for more than 3 seconds

When i press any key on my keyboard for too long it will go to a state where it will act like i am continuously pressing it when i'm not. Please help
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Why is my US English keyboard re-mapped to Swedish in MonoDevelop?

I am using Wine to run MonoDevelop and Unity in openSuSE and it works rather well. However, I have a snag where in MonoDevelop, my keyboard is mapped to use Swedish keyboard layout rather than my ...
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Pressing key on keyboard and clicking mouse

When I press any key on my keyboard and click my mouse it causes a delay and then mouse will act as if I haven't stopped clicking even though I have. Also when I press any key for too long, tab for ...
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win8/win10 map key to equation

I have a USB calculator (Canon DK100i II) which has a Tax+ key, which takes the current value, and applies a configurable tax rate and updates the value in the display. [e.g. $32.10 + Tax+ key = ...
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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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Windows 7 typing …cant type without automatic dots [on hold]

Why is dots automatically typing between every letter i type. (Need urgent help fellas) E.g. h.e.y a.r.e y.o.u t.h.e.re
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My keyboard has keys that will not function;QWER. How can i fix this and what's wrong? [on hold]

I'm a gamer and a soon-to-be writer, so i use my laptop alot and I'm a fast-typer. I have only spilled water once on the Bottom right corner, but that's not where the problem is. The problem is only 4 ...
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How to add a Pause/Break key to a keyboard that doesn't have one?

I would like to make my right Alt key into a Pause/Break key, because my keyboard doesn't have one. I would like to know where to go to edit this information, and how to save the changes. Please, ...
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Screensaver won't work with wireless keyboard connected

For months now my screensaver just won't start and I have no idea why. Now I've found out it's my wireless keyboard and don't know how to fix it. I don't know what had changed to stop this from ...
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“sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration” settings forgotten after reboot

I'm currently running on an Ubuntu 15.04 machine, and I've been attempting to set my Left Caps Lock Key as my Control Key. After following numerous ways of doing this, I've attempted the above ...
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How to modify key bindings in Windows 8

I have a new laptop which combines the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys, requiring a function key to be pressed for the Home/End use. Since I regularly use Home and End, but rarely use Page Up/Down I want ...
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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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What are the three buttons above touchpad in the Dell Latitude E6520 laptop?

I wonder what are the three buttons added to the touchpad/keyboard of the laptop Dell Latitude E6520 as the below snapshot. I do a google search as here though nothing helpful for me. If you know ...
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How to emulate numpad on a PC laptop?

Some programs use numpad keys for commands: for example to select all files in a folder in the FAR Manager you can just press the numpad *. Also in Windows one can, for example, type § by ...
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Whenever I plug in another keyboard, key repeating rate is reset to some value

I have the following is my .xinitrc: xset r rate 250 100 & Which sets the repeat rate when you are holding a keyboard key to a pretty high value. However, whenever I plug in another keyboard, ...
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There is a delay when I press the letters

My keyboard started making clicking sounds when I press the keys and now I have to hold a key for about the seconds to use it. How can I fix this?
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I have a keyboard issue with my acer laptop [on hold]

My keyboard on my Acer aspire laptop is not working . Hitting any key causes flight mode to be activated and hitting backspace makes the letter p appear.
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Ctrl-Alt-Del not working at unlock screen

I am at work, and one of the machines running XP was left on overnight. This is a common occurrence. The machine went into standby mode, so on starting it up this morning I was presented with the ...
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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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Locked out of account because of keyboard language mac

I just bough a new macbook air with yosemite installed. After a week, the keyboard started switching to weird symbols. I restarted and it went back to English, so I could log in with my user password. ...
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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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Excel 2010 key board shortcuts extremely slow [duplicate]

I'm using Excel 2010 and I'm getting some strange behaviour when i try to use the keyboard short cuts. For example if I type Alt-E-S to bring up the paste special window it can take anything up to 10 ...
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Keyboard - Repeat Rate/Repeat Delay values in Win7

What are the all possible values of Repeat Rate / Repeat Delay offered by Win 7 concerning Keyboard settings.
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After pasting data, how do you navigate cell contents with keyboard arrow keys in MS Excel?

Using MS Excel 2010 I can copy ASCII plain text from a separate text document and paste the text into a cell (I first enter cell edit mode before pasting with Ctrl+V or Shift+Ins). After pasting, ...
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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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LenovoT440 Debian f1-f12 keys not functioning LXDE

Hello I am running Debian 8.1 Jessie on a LenovoT440 Thinkpad, everything seems to be working fine except the f1-f12 keys, which serve functions like mute, adjust volume, mic off, dim screen wifi off, ...
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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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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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Presario CQ62-231nr [duplicate]

The problem with the keyboard is that some of the keys, including the delete button all work or don't. I cleaned the keyboard even though there was nothing spilled on it. I also uninstalled and ...
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Keyboard not working after replacement?

Not really sure how to troubleshoot the keyboard not working after replacing it on my Latitude E5520. The mouse works (from the keyboard), the backlights are on, just no keys. Actually they have ...
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Code for implementing “www.” button in virtual keyboard for firefox

Can anyone help me by providing code for implementing "www." button in virtual keyboard for firefox. A javascript code.
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Certain keys Don't Work on Laptop Keyboard

I have a several year old laptop. As of a couple days ago, certain keys won't work ("m" is one of those that don't work). However.... If I hold shift, I will get "M", or sometimes "MM" (from one ...
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My keys lag when typing

My keys lag when typing. I have to press hard before the letter prints. It is slow. I have win 7 HP x64. I have an Emachine keyboard and desktop PC. Changing the keyboard settings did not help. I ...
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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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Why can't I use Google Search keyboard navigation with Chrome?

Roughly about a week ago I stopped being able to use keyboard navigation in Google Search (i.e. press tab and up/down arrows). I had no issues before, and I've changed nothing as far as I can tell. ...
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Right Alt key not working properly

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop. As you know, we use 'alt+arrow key' to navigate forward or backward in a web browser, file explorer, etc. Now my left 'alt' key is working in this very manner. ...
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Keyboard does not work after PC wakes from sleep

I am running a Windows 7 desktop. Recently, when I wake up my computer, the mouse works, but the keyboard does not. If I need the keyboard, I have to restart the machine. Why does this happen, and how ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards independently with different layouts/mapping for each keyboard

I was wondering if it is possible to have two keyboards on one machine, each working independent of the other. I would like to assign different key mapping on each keyboard. Will try my best to ...
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Google Search Engine Results Page Keyboard Navigation

I am aware of the answer provided here. If you browse an official discussion, the only answer that can be found is also to switch on Instant search. I have a few problems with this. The main one is ...
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Getting macro keys from a Razer Tarantula to work on Linux

So this question is related to: Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux Basically I have two older Razer Tarantula keyboards that I would like to use. (Specifically hoping to tie ...
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Keyboard outputting wrong characters

I have a compact Logitech 811 keyboard today i cleaned it with a towel i pressed many keys doing so and now i get wrong output from it like so 3 = u3 u = u3 t = -t y = 'y ' = 'y m = mz x ...
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Remap Copy and Paste shortcuts on a Mac

I use Windows at work and a Mac at home. One of the biggest issues is the difference between the copy paste shortcuts on Windows vs the Mac i.e. Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V on Windows and on the Mac its ...
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Cannot insert caret and backtick in XTerm

I cannot insert carets and backticks (and possibly other characters) in XTerm under certain conditions. When I move focus from XTerm to Firefox and use Alt+Tab to switch back, I can no longer instert ...
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Learn to use both sides of the keyboard

I'd like to force myself to use the correct (right side or left side) Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys depending on what letter I'm typing. For instance I'd like to use the right Shift key when typing 'A' ...