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

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How can I disable my laptop from reinstalling uninstalled drivers? [duplicate]

I've uninstalled the driver for the onboard keyboard, because it keys in random keys, but everytime I restart it reinstalls the onboard keyboard drivers. I've tried renaming the keyboard driver in the ...
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Ubuntu Super+Esc key remap

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3, guake + guake-indicator as terminal emulator. And I want to remap guake to Super+Esc (or Super+`) keys, but every time after reboot, indicator says that it can't map ...
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Ctrl key not working

I just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung NP940X3G laptop. When using the shortcut key to switch between virtual desktops I am finding the left ctrl key does not work for the ctrl+win+right ...
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usb keyboard needs unplug/plug every BIOS boot to skip keyboard error or no keyboard present What cause this?

Every BIOS boot ,I get keyboard error or no keyboard present on BIOS.I need unplug/plug to skip this.After I unplug and plug all USB device,the problem solved.What cause this?Does my USB OK?
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How to swap the “fn” use of Function keys on al Apple Keyboard in Linux

I have an apple slim keyboard (USB) and if I want to use one of the Function Key as-is, I also have to press "fn " key first. Otherwise, it will try to perform the other function of the key, such as ...
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Ticking sound when keyboard is pressed? Windows 7

I suddenly can't use my laptop's keyboard. I think my cat accidentally pressed something or held down some button (while I was asleep) because now, whenever I try to press any button, I only get ...
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Key down behaviour issues in Windows

Recently I am running into this issue in my windows machine where if I hold down any key, the sequence of key events are key up and key down repeatedly. On this key test website, if I hold down my ...
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Keyboard temporarily lag

I've recently been experiencing keyboard lag, And solved it by cleaning up my computer. I can type smoothly and fine now, But there's still a problem with it: It sometimes suddenly gets insane ...
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Keyboard ignoring Alt-X

I got a new laptop (Toshiba S50-B-020, Windows 8.1) and the keyboard is 99.9% fine, except that it does nothing when I type Alt-Z, Alt-X or Alt-C. The Alt key works with all other combinations that I ...
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Keys getting stuck in virtualbox 5.0

Sometimes when I hold a key down or scroll too quickly with with my mousewheel, my virtual box VM will lock the key as pressed. The VM will then stop responding to any further input until (usually) I ...
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Keyboard unresponsive at login screen Windows 7 Enterprise

Our main system image is having a widespread/sporadic issue. When the system sits--over the weekend, usually--some machines do not respond at the login screen. We have it setup so a user has to press ...
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Strange Forward-delete key behavior

I recently bought a Speedlink VIRTUIS keyboard. One or two days ago my Delete key started behaving strangely: When pressing the key it once, nothing happens When pressing it a second time, the ...
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Is it okay to vacuum a laptop keyboard?

Is it okay to vacuum a laptop keyboard? Would it cause any damage?
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Sometimes extra characters on Keyboard don't work (Windows 10)

Sometimes when my Computer is on for a while (about 8h without restarting) my special characters of my custom made keyboard layout stop working. For example: right-Alt + o ahould equal to ó or ...
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Installing Slackware - Keyboard Mappings are very wrong/confusing

I am trying install Slackware on my host machine (Dell Latitude E6430) but am having a lot of issues. Initially, when you start up Slackware, the first thing it asks you is something like "Press 1 to ...
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USB hub registers hidden keyboard

I bought a 4 port USB 2.0 hub with some strange behaviour When I plug it in I get the following dmesg output: [141240.998931] usb 1-5: new full-speed USB device number 32 using xhci_hcd ...
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Inserting hash symbol into Centos 6

I'm running Centos 6 64 bit. When I type the hash symbol I get the message: Unknown key released I have looked on various places online and tried multiple solutions; Pressing series of buttons ...
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Leader PC Notebook with Windows 7, Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Wireless

My Sculpt keyboard intermittently does this and it's driving me nuts: In either of internet browsers (IE or Firefox) - I press the 0 button on the keyboard (not the number pad), it sends the browser ...
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Mini keyboard has no home/end keys; how to type them?

Some months ago I needed a small keyboard and bought an Okion KM229 without noticing that it has no Home or End key. This makes it tricky to type as I'm so used to using these keys. I haven't yet ...
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Windows 10 keyboard problems with Portuguese

Using the virtual keyboard, I cannot insert the (at) symbol or the (pound) symbol. I'm using a Portuguese (Portugal) QWERTY keyboard. Neither of these keys work on the physical keyboard, either. I ...
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PC Keyboard with Mac: Alt-Tab + other basics?

I have a macbook pro and a keyboard meant for a PC. I want to remap some keys and, after googling around, found this: Simulate PC keyboard on Mac I just want a few basics: copy paste with ctrl-C + ...
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When using a VM in VirtualBox, different keys frequently seem to stick

Using a Windows 8 host, with VirtualBox 5.0 and an Ubuntu 14.04 guest. I'm using it as a development environment so it's typing intensive and this happens every couple of minutes. It starts with a ...
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Erratic key board issue while typing

I'm using an assembled desktop, for last few days I'm noticing my a couple of keys of my keyboard (PS2) is behaving strangely. As for instance, whenever I'm trying to type "O", it's adding a plus sign ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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Spacebar locked - typing spaces constantly

I have a user with a spacebar issue. On Windows 7, the spacebar randomly starts acting like it's being pushed and held down. This applies to the EliteBook 8570p. It doesn't look like a hardware issue ...
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Enable numlock on a laptop

Good day. Yes, I know there should usually be FN + <*> but on my Envy 17 3D there is no such combination. I tried FN + everything, it does not change anything. Tried to look in bios, no luck ...
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Chromium App Mode disable key controlled aids

I run chromium in app mode on a Linux tablet. This tablet has four buttons. All that the four buttons do is send signals as keys F1 to F4 on a normal keyboard. Therefore I get this keycode from the ...
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Keyboard Problems in Outlook

My keyboard inserts my name whenever I hit SHIFT+any letter in the text of messages. How do I remove this? Dr B
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How to type French accents on an English keyboard by using “ALT”

My current laptop is an HP pavilion g6, windows 7 64 bit. I had many Pcs before, I used the English keyboard on all of them. If i want to type é for example, I would type ALT-130. On my current ...
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Some keys not functioning consistently

The following keys are not working consistently on my keyboard: 5 6 0 Caps Lock Del There are times that I have to press them repeatedly before it works. Other times, they work effortlessly with ...
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Key stuck on Laptop

My E key was not working so I hit it a bit harder physically and now it seems to be completely stuck. The physical key doesn't seem to be stuck as it still travels and clicks, but when I use the ...
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Map `AltGr + [' to `å'

I'm on a Norwegian keyboard and use setxkbmap us to code. Sometimes I communicate in Norwegian. This requires me to setxkbmap no. That is rather annoying. I would like to remap the AltGr with another ...
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Using keyboard disables touchpad left button for a second on Acer laptop in Windows 8.1

The problem is present in the whole system not only in games: desktop, chrome, games, everywhere. When I press any "input key" on a keyboard for example in desktop I can't select the file by left ...
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Why do all wireless mice have unresponsive movements with my computer?

My Dell desktop computer doesn't seem to be able to work well with wireless mouse. I've tried 3 different 2.4ghz wireless mice so far, and they all appear jerky. The cursor would stutter and is not ...
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Acer Iconia w510 in recovery, no keyboard

My Acer Iconia W510 is stuck in recovery after Windows 8.1 update. I have unfortunately no access to the keyboard docking station. I have found ways to recover the tablet, but all solutions needs the ...
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Laptop Keyboard and its cable

There is a locking part where it keeps connection cable stable. I broke it and it does not hold the cable tight anymore and keyboard does not work at all. What can I do before leaving computer to ...
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Key not working on laptop

I have an ASUS laptop X54C. The q key has stopped working. Everything else is working. Things I have tried: - took the key out and blowed air with my mouth. The area under the key wasn't dirty to ...
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Can't type/delete in IntelliJ Idea, OSX El Capitan 4

Can't type or delete anything. Every so often I'm able to delete a few characters and then type a line or two, but then I'm back to nothing. Backspace moves the cursor backwards, enter goes to the ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognize keyboard or trackpad

Yesterday I changed my MacBook Pro's keyboard because it was broken (there is no Apple store/Apple Fixing Center near me). Now the keyboard and trackpad are not working (I didn't even touch trackpad ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard to access/edit BIOS?

Can I use a bluetooth keyboard to enter BIOS and edit the values there? I'm thinking of two scenarios: A new machine - no OS (yet). So to me seems no possibility to pair the keyboard. Hence no ...
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Is it possible to remap special keys on a Windows keyboard for use with Mac OSX?

So I bought a new keyboard for my Mac Pro, and it is the Microsoft Sidewinder X4. This keyboard is good for me because of it's LED backlighting and lots of features. However, upon installation, it ...
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How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a ps/2 keyboard?

How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a PS/2 keyboard? The keyboard works when I'm in the bios, but once Windows starts, the keyboard stops working. The NumLock light is on, ...
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windows 8.1 can't remove existing paired bluetooth device nor connect new one

I have a surface pro 3 with windows 8.1 and currently installed microsoft sculpt touch mouse and creative inspire 2 sound system. I have bought a new bluetooth microsoft sculpt mobile keyboard. The ...
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Multiple detection of a single key press

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again.(Helloooooooooooooooooooo). System : DELL LATITUDE 3550 OS : Ubuntu 14.04
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Combine custom run command and macro in Notepad++ 6.8

Following very useful guidance by Friedrich Huebler on integrating Stata with Notepad++ I've added a set of run commands that are assigned to: F9 - run selected line F10 - run the whole file I in ...
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How can I give preference to certain keys of keyboard?

When I play Tekken 3(with NAMCO emulator) on PC the player who keeps on pressing his keys halts other player's keys. I suppose it happens because more than two keys are pressed simultaneously. My ...
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Laptop randomly presses “backspace” even with disabled keys

I have the most annoying problem in this god damned world. Every time i am browsing the internet the computer randomly presses backspace and throws me to the previous page. it happens completely ...
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Bootcamp - Function key `fn` of my MBP not working on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP. All seems fine but the only problem up to now seems to be that the key fn is not working and therefore I cannot trigger the extra functionalities attached to ...
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How can I set one key on keyboard for multiple keys?

What I want is that if I press 'U' in window-7/10 then it must act as 'I+O' that is the input to PC should be pressing of 'I' and 'O' together when 'U' would be pressed. The reason I want this is ...
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The On-Screen keyboard in Windows 10

Just got the free upgrade to Windows 10. I was using Windows 8.1. The 'Dock' feature doesnt seem to work correctly. In win 8, when I docked the keyboard it would goto the bottom of the screen and the ...