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

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Keyboard and locale

I am looking to buy a new keyboard, but most of the ones I am liking are not available the layout I use. If, say, I use the proper locale on my computer, does the keyboard layout matter then or not? ...
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Duplicate mouse and keyboard on several computers

I want to configure multiple of computers at the same time. The computers are brand new identical laptops, and they got identical spec, and same operating system. Lets say I want to install a ...
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How can I tell bash top stop echoing text whenever I press any key?

I'm writing a custom startup command for gnome-terminal, and my intention is to display a welcome message every time I launch it. The message displays correctly, I coded it in order to make the ...
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How do I type a Trademark Symbol? [closed]

How do I place a trademark symbol after a company name?
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Linux : Focus on terminal window is lost when calling feh image viewer

Once my desktop (Raspbian) is loaded, I have a script launched in a terminal window that loads a fullscreen image in feh image viewer. Then, my script waits for user entry through keyboard (barcode ...
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stty example to change key binding for “Ctrl-z”

I am using cua-mode in emacs, but that overwrites the "Ctrl-Z", which links with suspend job in linux. So, I am thinking of changing the "Ctrl-Z" key binding in linux, and I learned that "Stty" can ...
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Language Hotkeys removed by itself in Windows 10

I have four keyboards and I have defined Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 ... hot-keys for them. The problem is that either all of the hot-keys or the first one is removed regularly. For example every time ...
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On a Mac, how do I use the 'special' keyboard keys on a non-Apple keyboard?

On a Mac, there are special keys to adjust the brightness, show Mission Control, go to the previous/next song, and adjust the volume. In the System Preferences, there is the ability to set the ...
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Send media keys to VirtualBox

I am running Linux Mint. I am an Apple Music subscriber, so I had to find a way to install iTunes. I opted to install Windows 7 in a VM. (Windows 10 had issues with VirtualBox's seamless mode). The ...
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Space as modifier key XKB

Background: Ultimately, I'm trying to set up a custom one handed keyboard layout similar to this demo(click one-handed typing demo). XKB is used in many linux distros. Wikipedia has a decent ...
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Remap f keys for chromebook running linux

I installed arch Linux on my Chromebook and I'm using LXDE. I looked into re-mapping the search key/caps lock key to the super/windows key and was able to do that with "setxkbmap -option caps:super" ...
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Numpad keeps turning off every time I reboot

Every time I reboot the computer, the option "use numeric keypad to move around the screen" turns on in Windows 10 ease of access center then the numpad stops working so I have to go over there and ...
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How to assign new key on keyboard

s,d and g keys do not work on my keyboard. I would like to assign these keys to key combinations of other keys. For example pressing x key two times pretends like s key. Is there any software or ...
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Spacebar fails randomly on MS Word 2016

I can't replicate the bug, I only know that sometimes, when switching between the English keyboard and the Japanese Microsoft IME, the spacebar starts failing on Microsoft Word. I can't insert spaces, ...
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Ares Keyboard Typing 2 keys for 1?

Hello I have and Ares Keyboard when I try to type c it comes up with cv same with 3 but its 35 i tried almost everything restarting my PC unplugging it from the wall and leave for an hour holding down ...
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Keyboard unresponsive for first minute after booting Windows 8.1

When I initially boot into Windows 8.1, my keyboard responds very slowly, if at all, until roughly a minute after login. I can start typing, but there will be about 5-10 seconds between each keystroke ...
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The start button is “not working” to launch metro

This is a very interesting problem. I cannot launch the metro interface with anything other than clicking on the windows logo. So, Ctrl + ESC or The Windows Key don't work to bring the metro ...
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Kinesis Advantage not being detected on Linux

I looked at both of these posts: Kinesis advantage, on but no output, Kinesis Advantage keyboard fails after upgrading to systemd-221, and their issues with the Kinesis Advantage seems to be a bit ...
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No auto pop up keyboard in Microsoft Excel, Word or others MS Office software in Windows 10

I already turned on "device/typing/turn on keyboard when no keyboard attached", but the keyboard just don't auto pop up in MS office programs like excel or word or powerpoint? any solution? The auto ...
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Emulating laptop internal keyboard interface

[topic background] I have several older laptops (MFG 2000-2003) that have a missing keyboard. I`d like to test them if they are in working condition. All of them are in CMOS mismatch state (need to ...
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Any Way to Pass Media Keys Through VirtualBox

I have Linux inside a Virtual Box on a Mac. Whenever I press the "Play/Pause" media key, even if I'm inside the Linux VM, the Mac iTunes app opens. This makes it impossible to use media keys inside ...
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Keyboard Lag on startup in windows 8/8.1/10

Ever since Windows 8 I've noticed an issue where there is a severe typing lag immediately after boot. Typing into any field will suffer a lag of anywhere up to 2 seconds per keystroke. This ...
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Add a new speech recognition profile but do not add a keyboard layout

I am developing an Universal Windows 10 application that depends on voice recognition on multiple languages. So I added (for an example) the German and the French Language on my windows using the ...
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Restore(?) generic USB keyboard driver from command line in repair-mode

As the title says, I'm experiencing some troubles with a dead keyboard (and mouse, for that sake) at the Windows 7 (enterprise) login screen, and I can't find a way to fix it. Earlier today I decided ...
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Is my motherboard/keyboard controller failing?

I've searched all over, but I haven't found anyone who has the same symptoms as I do. I have an HP Elitebook 2740p that has an issue. From a cold boot the computer performs perfectly, but after being ...
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Backspace key delete forward in eclipse

As the title says, my backspace key doesn't delete backward, instead it deletes forward (like when the insert key is pressed). I don't know if this is how it should be or if I did something wrong, I'...
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Remove 'English US' keyboard Windows 8

Probably it has been asked before but couldn't find the answer. I'm using Windows 8 as I can't update right now (due lots of work that has to be done with the laptop). This is what I have when I ...
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Who changed my function keys? F7 and F8 functions have been overwritten in Windows 7

F7 now opens Thunderbird and F8 opens Firefox. I don't know when this changed, but this overrides the functions for those keys in all programs (quick-save in games, insert date in my text editor). ...
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Media keys replaced by F#, how to fix?

I recently got a new bluetooth keyboard that works fine, except for the Media keys. All of the keys in the f# row are acting as f1-f12 keys, regardless of whether the fn key is pressed or not. 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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Is there an easy way to remap not working 'a' key on Mac Yosemite?

my 'a' key has stopped working on my old Mac. I'm currently using the floating keyboard which drives me crazy. Is there a simple way to remap to another key til I can afford to fix it? Thanks!
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Mac OS X thinks my “Windows” key is a “Control” key

I am using a Windows keyboard—a Poseidon Z Thermaltake—on my Macbook pro. I’m trying to keep the mappings between the laptop and the keyboard the same (so ctrl = ctrl, windows = alt/option, alt = ...
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Right ctrl-alt-del works but not Left ctrl-alt-del for Lenovo Thinkpad W520

I just received a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and at the login screen left ctrl-alt-del won't work for me but the right ctrl-alt-del will. I have no idea of the history of this particular computer. Is ...
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Can't type ] or } in either the Terminal or Emacs while in “Español - ISO” keyboard language mode

I can type [ and { with no issues, but when I type ] nothing happens, and when I type } a ? sign is typed instead. This is an issue only while in Terminal or Emacs (Terminal and GUI). Everything ...
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Setting keyboard shortcut to maximize Acrobat window in Mac OS X

I set a keyboard shortcut to maximize windows using the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts feature in OS X, specifically setting a 'App Shortcuts' under 'All Applications' to the item 'Zoom' (...
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Linux add/remap shortcuts to match Mac

I have a Macbook Pro computer, and I installed Linux on it (Mint 17.3) to dual boot. Is there any way to add keyboard shortcuts to Linux which mimic Mac OS X? For example: cmd+tab to behave like ...
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Windows 10: only 1 keyboard language but keyboard layout keeps changing

How is it possible I have only one keyboard layuout but Windows 10 keeps changing my layout to US? I am not sure when it happens exactly but it does few times a day and makes me crazy. I have ...
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Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard issue on Windows 8

I upgraded to Windows 8 and the keyboard back-light doesn't work. The mode of the laptop is np700z7c-s02uk
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Windows 10 - Alt code results in wrong character

I'm on a laptop running Windows 10. I try pressing Alt+2713 to give a "✓" character, but instead I get a "Ö" character. Any thoughts as to why this might be?
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Cant use “m” key after updating to Gnome 3.18

I just updated my arch linux to gnome shell 3.18, then I restarted and my "m" is gone, it does nothing when I press it. I've tried to use it and works when I search an app or I'm typing in the Alt+F2 ...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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In emacs, my <C-right> and <C-left> on my mac keyboard, does not work

I have an iMac running OSX 10.8.4. I've tried this on emacs built from Homebrew, as well as a version I've downloaded from http://emacsformacosx.com/ I've tried this with a completely clean ~/.emacs....
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Keyboard shortcut to switch between monitor inputs - possible?

I have Asus 27" to which I connected a PC (through HDMI port) and a Mac (though Display port). Right now, to switch between computers, I have to physically press plastic buttons with my own fingers ...
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How to view and change the assignment of keyboard shortcuts to existing macros?

In Microsoft Excel 2010, I have a macro assigned to a keyboard shortcut. Strangely, it's not working properly. I want to double-check the keyboard binding. How can I view and/or change the ...
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Can I wake the Windows 10 screensaver using the shift key?

Admittedly, this is a pretty trivial problem... I'm in the habit of using the shift key to wake up a sleeping computer (either in suspend or just in screensaving mode). I do this because it is a key ...
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Can't get back from Sleep Mode using a mouse or a keyboard

I bought a new PC lately. I configured it so after 10 minutes my display turns off, and after 30 minutes my PC will go to Sleep. When my PC goes to Sleep, i'm trying to wake him up using my mouse (...
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How do I press the Windows key from a Mac running a Citrix session on a Windows host?

For example, I wish to perform Windows+E to open the Windows file explorer in the Windows environment running over Citrix from my Mac. The Citrix-Online-Plugin-for-Macintosh-Administrators-Guide [1] ...
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Dead tab key in Emacs via Putty in Windows 10

I'm logging into a remote CentOS server using Putty. When I start Emacs, the tab key doesn't do anything. I can't indent lines, and I can't tab separate words/characters. I don't have any special ...
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Grab keyboard input in Linux

I have a Linux environment (custom buildroot on Rpi2) which logs in in a console (no X). On powerup my Qt5 console application is started, and this reacts to a keypress. I mean, when the user presses ...
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Changing sublime key bindings to move to the beginning and end of line

I'm currently looking at this useful answer published on SO about modifying Sublime Text key bindings. I would like to check whether it's possible to assign those arrow keys: to move to the ...