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

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How to put back a fallen off key in HP EliteBook 8540w?

I have a EliteBook 8540w and my F5 Key has come loose and now has come off (not sure how it came off). Anyone know how to put it back on? It is not as simple as a keyboard from a desktop.
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Shift and Alt keys keep getting stuck on my keyboard [on hold]

I have a user that complaints every day because her Shift and Alt keys keep getting stuck on her keyboard. She runs windows 7 OS in a thin client through citrix, I have changed 3 times her thin ...
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Why can I eject the Dell Smartcard USB keyboard?

There is a notification in the system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" area that allows me to eject this keyboard (not a card from the reader). I can't imagine a purpose for deactivating the keyboard so ...
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How does windows differentiate between USB keyboard and USB joystick?

I am trying to make a hack that will allow a second keyboard to get detected as a joystick. I wanted to know how does windows know if a USB keyboard is connected or a USB joystick is connected. OR ...
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Keyboard and touh cpad issue [on hold]

I have few issues related to laptop keyboard and touchpad: Keyboard: Keyboard key for number one stopped working suddenly and then started working yesterday for a while but again not functioning ...
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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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Is it normal for a Laptop Keyboard to Flex when typing on it [on hold]

I was going to get a lenovo laptop-Z50.I saw a video that shows there is a problem with the keyboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZNe_tEd9yc It pushes down ie :flexes when typing.I just went to ...
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My windows keyboard is being “clever” with the quote keys - how can I stop it?

I'm using windows 7 on a laptop. On the laptop keyboard, for some reason, the quote key (which has both double and single quote on it) is doing some "clever" annoying things: When I press ...
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When using Firefox v.12 on Windows 7, pressing <tab> acts equivalent to <Alt>+<tab>

Why is my instance of Windows 7 showing the equivalent of alt+tab when I press the tab button in Firefox v.12 and how do I stop it?
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How to send raw Bluetooth data to BT Keyboard on OSX

I'm using Logitech's K810 keyboard on OSX. Everything works fine excluding "Fn-lock", which is feature held internally by the device and in order to set it the OS has to communicate with it. There ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Keyboard and Mouse Freezing Problem

I had a partition setup with Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 dual booting. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 by installing fresh from CD but leaving the previous /home folder as is. Things seemed to be ...
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Das Keyboard for PC on OS-X

I have a Das Keyboard Pro 3 (bought 2 years ago), the PC model. I just got a Macbook Pro, and connected that keyboard to it. None of the numeric keypad arrows, though, function as arrows: the function ...
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The letter “j” is not working on windows with USB keyboard but works perfectly in Linux [on hold]

The letter "j" on my HP Wireless Elite Keyboard v2 stopped working suddenly in Windows 7 Pro , while continuing to work in Linux (Elementary OS running in VMware Player) ?
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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How to use System Restore when keyboard and mouse don't work? [on hold]

When Windows logo just starts to form the usb Microsoft 4000 keyboard and PS2 mouse become inoperable. I've tried to boot from my rescue disc and the original Windows 7 OEM install disk but can't get ...
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Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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change “PrtSc” button behavior to perform right click

Is it possible to change "PrtSc" button behavior to perform right click. I am using Win 7 x64? Update: I have tried using sharpkeys but there is no key option available for right click
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Why is the zoom feature on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 not working?

This may be an odd question, I apologize. I just got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and was curious about how the zoom feature was to work. I'm using Windows 7 and in Word, Internet ...
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Autohotkey Directives

I get the following error when trying to create the following autohotkey. #If test Error: This line does not contain a recognized action. Why can't I use #If directives in autohotkey ...
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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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Windows 7 misses keystrokes from internal keyboard after hibernation (on Acer Aspire 5820)

I face a very strange symptom on my Acer Aspire laptop (with the factory default Win7 install and divers. Windows update running). After waking the computer from hibernation, it is a pain to type, ...
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How can I write braces, { and }, in Emacs on Mac OS X with a scandinavian keyboard layout?

I can not write { and } in Emacs on my Macbook Air with a Swedish keyboard layout. In all other programs I do this by pressing alt + shift + ( for { and the corresponding keys with ) for }. How can I ...
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Connection between keyboard and screen in laptop

I know this may sound silly but I just want to know how the two parts - the display and the keyboard of laptops are connected because I see only two hinges that are holding them??I am just curious to ...
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Log onto Stack Exchange websites without a Mouse

How can one log onto (for example) superuser using one's gmail account without using a mouse on a web browser like google chrome? My general techniques for browsing the internet and open links ...
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Laptop keyboard issue – some of the keys don't work

I have a problem with built-in keyboard. I use Acer V3 GT 572G with installed Ubuntu 14.04 + KDE. Problem exists from the first day of usage (I got it only few days). Problem: it happens that some of ...
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Remmina RDP key remapping

Remmina is a wonderful piece of software and I use it a lot on my work. The only problem is key mapping. I am really used to working in DWM window manager, which utilizes windows key to switch panes. ...
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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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visual basic adding a registry binary key [closed]

how can i make a registry binary key value. i have made something but i get a error not sure why.. this is the code My.Computer.Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey("Keyboard Layout") ...
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Need to disable down key on my Laptop Keyboard [duplicate]

I need to disable the down arrow key on my laptop. I have a windows 7 Gateway Quad Core laptop. On searching the internet I found similar questions of how to without any response beyond replace the ...
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Change + key function to tab with only one stroke

I would like to have the + key on the right hand keypad function as the tab key. Is this possible?
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Logitech G600 mouse buttons started opening new tabs with Clipular website by itself

I have a Logitech G600 mmorpg mouse, which has 12 side buttons and an extra GShift button, which serves as Ctrl key. I have binded some of the buttons to Ctrl+Alt+0 through 9, so I can control my ...
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Why is the keyboard assigned the specific IRQ of 1?

Why are specific IRQ values assigned to certain devices? For example, why is the system timer assigned the value of 0 and not 10?
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Win 8.1 - escape key stops working

I have a weird issue with a new Lenovo Flex 14 (Windows 8.1) where my escape key stops working. I just restarted and it started working again, but now it's gone again. I know it's not working because ...
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USB keyboard 'shuts down' when holding keys

When I do not create a keyboard event (i.e. pressing or releasing a key) for more than 5 seconds, the numlock and other LEDs on my keyboard go off. When I'm holding a key for more than 5 seconds and ...
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Accidentally set off mode that ignores keyboard input except to toggle actions, windows

Every once in a while I seem to accidentally chord something that puts Windows 7 into "be a total PITA" keyboard mode. It seems to be some kind of special keyboard navigation or command mode, where ...
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HP 2000 keyboard issue

I have a HP 2000 laptop running Windows-7 home basic. I know for sure nothing has been spilled on the keyboard. The laptop boots up to the Windows login page. I cant login to the laptop because the ...
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Windows 7 volume On Screen Display?

I just upgraded my PC to Windows 7. I'd like to get back the on screen display (osd) for volume. With XP I used to see a horizontal band of green bars on the screen that showed the volume level when I ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 8.1 after booting

I recently installed Windows 8.1 Pro. The only driver I installed was the chipset driver for my motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. When I start my PC, keyboard and mouse are responding in BIOS. But ...
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Chrome keyboard losses focus when using two finger scroll

I Have a Dell XP 15, Chrome 34.0.1847.116. When using two finger swipe on the touch pad in order to scroll, the tab wouldn't accept keyboard presses anymore, e.g. the Backspace wouldn't go back, ...
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How to use rupee symbol in Dell keyboard?

I have Dell Latitude laptop and it has both Indian rupee symbol and euro in keyboard. But don't know how to use it. What keys can I press to insert the symbols? I'm using Windows 7. Any help?
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Giving an rdp session it's own keyboard and mouse

I'm using windows 8 pro on my computer and the client computer. I want to be able to use my computer, with it's keyboard and mouse on monitor #1, while someone else is in an RDP session on monitor ...
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What are possible causes of keyboard lag on my desktop machine?

I am running Windows 7 and began experiencing keyboard lag in most applications, and it seems to be getting worse. Certain websites are the worst - on some, I can type a sentence, take my hands off ...
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Shift+s registering as super key in emacs. How to turn off?

Whenever I am in emacs normal mode (as opposed to evil), shift+s registers as "S-" (the super key). This means I cannot enter capital S which is pretty annoying. The problem is obviously due to my ...
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How do I remove a laptop key on Sony Vaio PCG-3A1M?

My 'E' key gets sometimes stuck, so I want to check the inside. How do I remove they key on my laptop?
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Mouse goes crazy in any game that requires mouse input

I have been gaming recently on my computer. Whenever I move in games like TF2 and Minecraft, and then move the mouse the camera goes crazy. If I don't move or interact with the world, then the mouse ...
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Scroll Lock Key Not Working on Fedora/KDE

I have a computer with Fedora 16 and KDE. It's connected through a KVM switch to a monitor with another computer, and the switch uses Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock to switch between the computers. The ...
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Arrow keys on Mac stopped working

I have a Mac and a keyboard. Recently my arrow keys just stopped working and I have to use my mouse to move from cell to cell.
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How to move the cursor with the keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Controlling mouse pointer with keyboard I remember that I did it once, but I totally forgot (the truth is that I don't know how I did it). I here asking how to move ...
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Up/down arrow keys suddenly jump entire webpages top/bottom?

Rather recently, and with no hardware or substantive software change, the arrow keys do not allow me to "inch" down a webpage forcing me to use the vernier control on the mouse. Windows 7, mostly ...