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

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Programmable Bluetooth Keyboard

I would like to know if there exists a bluetooth keyboard which can pair with an iPad on which I can remap keys on the keyboard at a hardware level. For instance, on my PC and Mac I can force the OS ...
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What can I do if my dasKeyboard has dead keys?

I have an out-of-warranty dasKeyboard Professional (with Cherry MX Blue key switches). I acquired this keyboard as a new replacement in a warranty keyboard swap. Their warranty service is very slow ...
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Chorded keyboards for programming

I am trying to find a chorded keyboard layout that is a good fit for programmers. I do a lot of work in emacs & screen on languages like c, c++, python and node.js so they all have a similar "ends ...
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Is there a Synergy-like application that only shares the keyboard?

Basically, I don't need the "shared mouse" that Synergy has. I have a Macbook Pro with an external keyboard hooked up and a Windows 7 PC I'd like to share the keyboard with. What I'd like to do is ...
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Keyboard mapping issue in Virtualbox on Mac OS

I run Windows 7 as a VM in VirtualBox on my MacBook Air (using OS X 10.7). If I do not shutdown the VM but save its machine state. The keyboard will behave strangely after resuming. It seems the ...
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Treat USB Keyboard as Gamepad

I have a second USB keyboard I'd like my computer to recognize as a gamepad rather than just an extra keyboard. Is this possible on Ubuntu 14.04? I've seen information on doing the opposite, treating ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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Numpad gone haywire

There is an issue with the numpad on my Toshiba Satellite P875. Some of the number keys toggles the numlock function, and none of the number keys function as they should. Holding down a number key ...
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G105 Keyboard, script to control backlight (Win8)

I have stumbled into kind of an unusual problem. I have a logitech g105 keyboard with backlighting (pictured below). It's a nice keyboard and I'm quite happy with it. The software provided by ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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How can I fix the behaviour of special function keys in Windows 8?

I have a fairly basic Advent keyboard with backlit keys. The colour of the backlight is controlled with a special modifier key on the keyboard + F1/2/3/4. Since around the time of updating to Windows ...
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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How can I combine the input of two Keyboards?

I use a Stinkyboard Footboard to enter shortcuts with my feet on my mac. This works fine, the Footboard is recognized as another USB keyboard and the shortcuts are working. One thing that is not ...
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Can I get urxvt to recognize xmodmap configuration?

i switch from an apple-style keyboard at home to a microsoft-style keyboard at work. the primary difference in these keyboards is that the super key and the alt key are transposed. i've used xmodmap ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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KeyRemap4Macbook Vim-emulation alternative for Linux

There is a really nifty tool for Mac OS X called KeyRemap4Macbook which allows you, among other things, to use Vim keybindings to edit text in all text fields, with a distinction between normal and ...
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lowercase 'x' key not working as root under linux

This is a weird one. The title says it all - The lowercase letter 'x' has stopped working as root. It works just fine for other users, and the uppercase form works (Though of course with case ...
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Mouse and keyboard is not working in VMware

I installed Mac OS X in VMware. With that setup, Mac's mouse as well as keyboard is not working in VMware. How do I get my mouse and keyboard working?
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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Surface RT doesn't show PIN pad on lock screen if keyboard detached in sleep

I've been seeing behavior with my Surface where if the keyboard is detached before the screen comes on (e.g. it is "asleep") then it never seems to recognize that the keyboard is no longer attached. ...
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switch keyboard layout for marked text

This is a very common issue for people working with more than one language: You start typing and when you look up at the screen you realize you were typing in the wrong keyboard layout (language)... ...
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Chrome: Cursor moves to end of input form after pressing backspace key

I've noticed some weird behaviour lately when using Chrome Version 29.0.1547.57 m. (untested on other browsers) When typing into a form field, most commonly a text area field, if I attempt to use the ...
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How to disable / re-map keyboard keys in the kernel?

I would like to remap my Caps Lock key to either nothing or a key code of my choice. To get the same behaviour across different environments (X / Wayland / non-graphical TTYs), and for learning how ...
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xev says Caps Lock remap worked but other apps don't see it

I'm trying to remap Caps Lock to Control. Before I modify anything, xev reports the following for a press/release of Caps Lock: KeyPress event, serial 73, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001, root ...
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Certain keys not working on a T40 thinkpad

I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine. As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even ...
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Mac OS X Caps Locks Key Flash on HD Activity

Is there an application or plug-in that can make the Mac OS X caps locks key flash on HD Activity. I have switched the binding on Caps Lock to Ctrl so light is sitting there idle. If this doesn't ...
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Keyboard Type “th” twice when typing “the”

When I attempt to type the word "the", my keyboard gives me "ththe". Note this does not happen when I type "this" or "that" or "th" by itself. Nor does "te", "et","eh", "he". The "th" only repeats ...
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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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Converting HID Input to Keyboard Emulation (Card Reader)

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this question. I'm a web developer, I have a customer trying to use one of my applications which collects swiped data. Usually, customers use Keyboard ...
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Right arrow key closes window

Whenever I press the right arrow key in any type of window the window will minimize.Very frustrating when it comes to playing video games. I'm using a Dell latitude D820. Any suggestions on how to fix ...
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How to change a keycode using setkeycodes

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130 running Sabayon (a Gentoo-based distro), and I'm fighting the well-know bug Xorg 255 keycodes limit. My laptop has the Fn+F4 hotkey for Mic Mute/Unmute. This is the ...
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asus zenbook prime keyboard

Recently my Zenbook prime's keyboard has had issues with its keyboard. Randomly, various keys will just stop working. Sometimes they work if I continually press them...sometimes not. Any idea what's ...
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Keyboard Issue with Synergy, Oracle Virtual Box & Linux Hosts

I'm getting weird behavior using synergy with Oracle Virtual Box VM over Linux Ubuntu systems. My setup has A Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (synergy server) with US International keyboard layout ...
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Model M Keyboard inputs incorrect characters after logging in to Fedora

I recently bought a 24 year old IBM Model M keyboard. From what I gather, it'd been left on a shelf for the last 5 years, so you can imagine the amount of dust dirt and crap that was on it. Before ...
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Setting up Zhuyin input keyboard

I type up a lot of Chinese characters, and am quite used to typing in Pinyin. However, I'd like to teach my students, who were initially taught using Zhuyin, to use Pinyin, since Pinyin usage is far ...
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Keyboards and mouse of my Laptop (HP DV7) behaving weirdly

I have HP Pavilion DV7 laptop.. for last few weeks I am having problem with the key board and the mouse.Few keys gets pressed automatically. Then few keys performs wrongly like "shift" key acts as ...
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Keyboard that can't be removed in Windows 8

Somehow I ended up with four keyboards installed (English (United States), Japanese (Japan), Kannada, and Hindi. They are installed in the sense that the tray drop down displays these four, and when I ...
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Keyboard mapping program, different settings for different keyboards?

At work I have an Apple keyboard that a friend bought me. I used it for a long time on my desktop, but have recently switched to using my laptop for everything. On my desktop, I had long ago ...
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Virtualbox, using the same keybord layout of the host in the guest os

I'm using Virtualbox 4.1.12 on Debian x64 and my host OS is Windows XP Professional 64-bit. On Debian I'm using a custom keyboard layout that I set on system startup through the command setxkbmap. ...
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Getting a Bloomberg keyboard to work on a standard machine

I have just gotten my hands on a Bloomberg Keyboard (Model CTB100) and it looks quite interesting... Its got a shed load of extra buttons (hopefully programmable), a USB port on the back, place for ...
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Capture key events at system level to control e.g. alsamixer

In Linux window managers, it is easy to define actions for key events - e.g. in openbox: <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <command>amixer set ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard on Fedora 15

I have an Apple Wireless bluetooth keyboard that I'd like to use with my Laptop running Fedora 15. The Bluetooth GUI tool is being extremely unhelpful. It simply shows the keyboard in the list of ...
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Camera Hand Mouse/Keyboard

Is there software out there that lets me control the computer purely through gestures using a webcam? I understand that it might need to have novel ways to process what used to be "keyboard input" ...
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Mapping Keyboard to different pictures

I modified the Windows Hebrew keyboard to place the Hebrew vowels in place of the number keys in the base state for easier use. (Standard access is through CAPLOCK+SHIFT+number). When you type a ...
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How to create a virtual keyboard in userspace?

I'm trying to generate keypress/release events similar to those produced by typing on a physical keyboard, but from a process that isn't attached to any actual hardware.
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Apple Aluminum Keyboard Function Key Broken in Ubuntu

Using the latest Apple Aluminum keyboard, the "fn" key seems to have stopped working. I'm not talking about being swapped with standard OSX, I mean the "fn" key doesn't register whatsoever, rendering, ...
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arrow keys not working in Java application when using xmodmap

I've defined my keyboard mapping using xmodmap and it works beautifully with my browser and the rest of my software except java applications. I tried switching the AWT_TOOLKIT to Mtoolkit instead but ...
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Sublime Text 2/3: Arrow key navigation

In Textpad, when you press the down arrow key in a line, insert some text, and then press down again, you will stay in the same position that you were at before you inserted text. Sublime Text ...