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

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Mouse/Keyboard (possibly USB in general) not working after BIOS update

I just installed version 8 of the BIOS of the Gigabyte ga-ma790xt-ud4p motherboard. After rebooting, my Razer Diamondback mouse and Razer Lycosa keyboard refused to work. I didn't have the time to ...
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How to disable one keyboard language that case when don't see it in the language bar?

I have strange problem in my computer. I use two keyborad local: Hungary, English. After Windows Update my computer default language was set to Latvia (LV). But I cannot see this languauge in settings ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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Windows 8: Add German umlauts to US keyboard layout (maybe using AutoHotKey)

I just realized that the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator does not work anymore under Windows 8. I used it successfully under Windows 7 to create a custom keyboard layout on top of a US layout, where ...
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Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux

I picked up a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate that has additional keys meant for macros that are set using a tool that's installed on Windows. I'm assuming that these aren't some fancypants joojoo keys and ...
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Virtualbox host key not working, can't get out of scale mode

I have up to date version of Virtual Box running on Windows 8.1. The host key isn't responding. Changing the host key in Preferences > Input dozens of times did nothing to resolve the issue. The issue ...
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How to toggle Caps Lock status on remote Windows system?

Sometimes people turned on the Caps Lock on a remote Windows system which is running VNC service. When I connect to the remote system through VNC Viewer, the Caps Lock status on the local and remote ...
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How can I release stuck modifier keys (alt, ctrl etc) in VMware Workstation?

I have a VMware machine which has got trapped thinking that Alt is down - so trying to type results in activating menu functions like save etc. How can I return it to reality?
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How to move cursor in a webpage by keyboard only?

Suppose we can't use a mouse but only the keyboard. How can we move the cursor and select different items in a webpage? (in Firefox or Chromium-browser) For example, when I open uperuser.com, I ...
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Get keyboard scancodes in recent versions of linux

I'm trying to find out the scancodes for a set of foot pedals so that I can rebind them to more useful keys. In older versions of Ubuntu I was able to do this using /lib/udev/keymap as discussed here, ...
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Both Control keys not working

so .. suddenly both of my control keys stopped working. The machine is an Acer Aspire 5950G laptop running Windows 7. Things I've already tried: Pressing ctrl + alt + fn doesn't do anything, ...
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Arrow keys work like option+arrow in terminal in tmux on osx

The following setting in .tmux.conf breaks arrow keys in terminal in tmux: set-window-option -g xterm-keys on When I disable this setting, then arrow keys work as expected in terminal but then they ...
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How do I remap «Start» menu to another key?

That's the question. Under Kubuntu I have the key with logo bound to Awesome WM actions, and almost every time for I am switching from the VirtualBox with XP to any another desktop or a window, the ...
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How do I type Home/End/PageUp/PageDown on a MacBook Pro?

What combination of keys (fn, control, option, command, arrow keys) is the equivalent of the Home key on a MacBook Pro? What about End/PageUp/PageDown?
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Keyboard Character Issue

earlier today my keyboard started to malfunction. when press some keys such as z, it types zq, and q types zq as well, r/v=vr c/e=ce w/x=xw m/u=mu o/.=..o i/,=,i p and/=/p space does space then up, ...
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CM Devastator Keyboard - Turn On Backlight, Turn OFF Scroll Lock

So I recently purchased a CM Devastator keyboard, which has a LED backlight. The catch is, that the backlight is toggled with the ScrollLock key. So you have to have ScrollLock "On" in order to have ...
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How to replace menu key with capslock and capslock with left control using xkb

I followed the instruction here by defining my own xkbsymbols partial modifier_keys xkb_symbols "replace_Menu_Capslock" { replace key <COMP> { [ Caps_Lock ] }; replace key <CAPS> { [ ...
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Google Chrome Hijacks my Microsoft Keyboard Media Keys

I have the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 which includes media keys. Whenever Google Chrome (Version 38.0.2125.104 m (64-bit) on Windows 8.1 Update 1) has focus, the media keys (pause/play) ...
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Number key on Logitech keyboard gets stuck sometimes

I have a Logitech Ultrax Premium keyboard Y-BL49A and the 1 key sticks sometimes. I don't know how to pop up keys on this keyboard without breaking them. I know that on old ones this is easy, but ...
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Caps lock works as left arrow

I have came to work and discovered that my CapsLock key is not working, but it is actually working as left arrow key. I have tested with PassMark Keyboard test, and if i press CapsLock, left arrow is ...
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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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vmware player 6.0.3 keyboard focus settings [duplicate]

Running VMware Player 6.0.3 under Windows 7. When using windows ALT+TAB to switch from other windows app to VMware Player, the VMware window takes the keyboard focus but does not direct keyboard input ...
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xmonad overrides some key combinations

Xmonad (on Ubuntu) seems to override some key combinations. For example, C-<space> does nothing in emacs (not even recognized when trying to get help about it: C-h k C-<space>). I checked ...
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Keyboard keeps typing ]]] by itself [duplicate]

During start up beeping sound came out (sound came recently) When I log in, it types automatically with ]]]]]]]]]]], some time PLUS Has to press esc and backspace until the auto-type activity becomes ...
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USB keyboard works in windows but not in games

I have a problem with a new PC i just built. It has 6 USB3 ports on the rear, and no USB2 ports. When I plug my Logitech G15 v2 in the rear USB3 ports it works fine in both BIOS and windows - ...
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DIN 5 keyboard to USB?

I have an old keyboard with a DIN 5 connector, I noticed that the wiring on a DIN 5 connector is basically identical to the USB based 4 contact wiring. Can I just blindly wire a DIN 5 ( starting from ...
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Can I assign keyboard shortcuts to laptop-specific commands?

I mean the combinations like Fn + F2 which switches wireless. Since I don't have a Fn key on my USB keyboard, can I assign global shortcuts to, for example decrease the screen brightness from my USB ...
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Mouse freezes if keyboard is used

I just setup a new Windows 7 computer and if I use the keyboard, especially the Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys, the mouse freezes. The keyboard is fine (as a matter of fact, my mouse is frozen as I write ...
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Windows not recognizing mouse or keyboard

I purchased myself a Wild Dog Performance from System76 for Christmas and I am loving it; I've been forced to use Windows at work and having a machine that runs Ubuntu perfectly is a welcome relief ...
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Ubuntu key remap: these commands work but I don't understand how

I wanted to swap my ctrl key with more conveniently located keys so I did the requisite google search. The following commands (in bash shell) got me exactly the functionality I wanted out of my RET ...
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How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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Delay in mouse movement when using both the keyboard & mouse simultaneously

I got a new Lenovo Flex 2 15 a couple of days ago, and the laptop is working pretty well. However, when I use the keyboard then quickly attempt to move the mouse with the touchpad, I am unable to move ...
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Ctrl-S not working in all (tested) Windows applications

I mean that pressing Ctrl-S will not save current file. If I use Ctrl-Shift-S (in Notepad++) it will save all files. If I use File->Save menu item - it will save current file. Depending on this data ...
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Computer freezes at random times until key is pressed

When booting my computer (Debian Squeeze), the boot screen freezes almost immediately, but when I press a random key (including useless keys such as NumLock) the boot process continues. This happens ...
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Keyboard-Backlight in Device Manager?

I have an Asus N550JV, and right after buying it, I installed Windows 8.1. I downloaded all the drivers from the Asus-Homepage and installed them. My Problem: I can't activate the keyboard-backlight ...
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Keyboard showing . after typing a series of keys quickly

I have an issue on my Windows 7 64-bit where by whenever I press a series of keys quickly in a row, i.e. 123, the subsequent result that would appear on my screen would be 1, 2, (enter key) 3. A ...
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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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Mac OS X: Turn regular F-keys into media keys

I recently bought a regular keyboard for my MacBook to complete my stationary DJ set. But when I did, I didn't find a way to remap the F[1-12] keys to media keys. Basically, what I am looking for is, ...
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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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UEFI shell mode with no colon key

I have a newly built PC with a UEFI-enabled motherboard and I'm having trouble getting my DVD drive to boot into UEFI mode so I opted to boot into UEFI Shell to manually start the DVD in UEFI mode. ...
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flexible keyboard replaces some letters with numbers

I'm having an issue with my flexible keyboard.It is typing the wrong keys when I type a key for example (I'll do this alongside my computer keyboard to explain) 5 is i, 4 is u, 1 is j, 2 is k, 3 is L, ...
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How can I play a HTML5 or Flash video with keyboard shortcuts on a system without a mouse?

Original Question The Firefox help pages state: After you click on the media on a web page, to give it focus, you can control the playback with your keyboard. But how can we initially give it ...
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What is the keycode for the Dashboard key on Mac OS X?

The F4/Dashboard key has two modes and (presumably) two different key codes. The first mode is as the Dashboard key, which predictably enough brings up Dashboard. The second mode is as F4, which can ...
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Give Vimperator key combinations (e.g. <C-i>) priority over all site specific ones

When in an input field the key combination <C-I> opens an instance of your editor where you can then write and save so the output is sent to the input field. However, when I use this key ...
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OSX Mavericks cycle through active buttons

I have moved to OSX from a while now and something that really bugs me is that I can't cycle through the buttons of an app. For instance when I try to close an application and it asks me wether I ...
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How to remap brightness & volume keys on Asus AspireOne / Ubuntu Lucid?

I want to remap the following keys on my Asus AspireOne running Ubuntu Lucid: Brightness down (Fn-Left) -> Home Brightness up (Fn-Right) -> End Volume up (Fn-Up) -> Page up ...
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Is it possible to do everything on a Windows PC with just a keyboard?

Is it possible to completely work with Windows with no mouse? So tabbing everywhere and giving focus to UI elements, etc. Is there anything which would be hard to do with just a keyboard (this is in ...
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How to fix Mac's swiss keyboard to do braces correctly?

I'm a swiss developer and always developed under Windows or Linux. On those platforms, the swiss keyboard layout did the following: Alt Gr + ä: { Alt Gr + $: } Alt Gr + ü: [ Alt Gr + ¨: ] But on ...
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In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

I often use the Cmd+Tab shortcut to switch between different applications (for example: Xcode and Google Chrome), but is there a shortcut to switch between different windows of the same application ...
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HP Laptop keyboard and touchpad shut off randomly

It's an HP Pavilion DV7 (AMD quad-core) and it's HD has just been replaced. OS was loaded from OEM disks. Now, the keyboard and touchpad just stop working after a few seconds to quite a few minutes ...