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

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How to use the 'alt gr' key on my HP UltraBook?

I have an HP ENVY UltraBook 4 (4-1161er). It is equipped with the 'alt gr' key, but it seems it just works as the normal ALT key. Does anybody know how to make this key work? Searching HP forums gave ...
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How do you save an image in Firefox using the keyboard?

Sometimes I need to use a (normally Windows) computer without mouse control. What is the fastest way to save an image to the disk in Firefox under these conditions? An out-of-the-box solution is ...
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How do you click special inputs in Firefox using the keyboard?

Sometimes I need to use a (normally Windows) computer without mouse control. Most web controls I see are accessible through basic keyboard shortcuts. Some, however can not be accessed using Tab, Space ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is used for (never mind what, something app-specific). However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift without depressing any ...
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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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User PC types the number 56 occasionally

Welcome to the weirdest question of 2014 so far. Yesterday, a user's computer (Windows 7 Pro, on domain) started typing 56 at random intervals. I saw it sit there and type "5656565656" into notepad ...
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How come my bind for ctrl-` doesn't work in Sublime Text 2 on Bootcamp?

Not sure what's up with this. But my default bind for ctrl-` in Sublime Text 2 doesn't work. I can rebind it to something else, that works, but the app doesn't recognize any bind involving the ` key. ...
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Keyboard acting weird (c,v and h randomly stop working, windows key randomly stuck, ..)

A couple of weeks ago my keyboard started acting weird. Randomly but only for one application (i think it only happens to Chrome), the keys c v and h will stop working. They would still work in other ...
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Programming productivity: How to hide cursor while typing

Whenever I click somewhere to type some code, by definition that's exactly where my mouse cursor is, which is obscuring what I'm trying to type. Often, if I forget to move the cursor away before ...
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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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TeamViewer special key on local and remote end not matching

I am using TeamViewer 7.0.11474 to remotely control a Mac Pro from my Macbook Pro. I occasionally find that some key strokes (likely the special keys) I type on local machine gets translated ...
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USB keyboard randomly stops working (can't reset device error: -32)

Once in a while (extremely rarely, maybe once every few months), my keyboard stops accepting input, seemingly randomly. The mouse is dragged down at the same time. What I tried initially: ...
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Laptop keyboard is randomly executing all buttons

My laptop just randomly starts entering weird things. Like when I am just typing something, my keyboard is just typing randomly like 5 letters/numbers/symbols while I am typing. It even executed the ...
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Windows 8 TabTip on screen keyboard

I need the on screen (TabTip) keyboard on Windows 8.1 to automatically come up on touch even with a keyboard plugged in. Currently, it only automatically comes up if a keyboard IS NOT plugged in. Is ...
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Play/Pause and Forward shortcut on Macbook Pro 2007

I have a MacBook Pro 2007 and I want add Play/Pause and Forward for F11 and F12 because that keys are standard, don't have any special function, I already went to Key Shortcut on Preferences but I ...
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Setting up key bindings of Corsair Vengeance K70 to work with OS X

I recently purchased a Corsair Vengeance K70 and am trying to get set the ctrl windows alt keys to match the ones on a mac keyboard, control option(alt) command. So far I've tried setting the key ...
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How do I reverse a function button

My old laptop I could press f1 f2 etc no issue and to use extra features there was a function button to press with f1 for example to do something like volume control My new laptop works the other way ...
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Make sound buttons on KDE work

I am running Archlinux on a Macbook Pro with KDE installed as default environment. The buttons used to change the brightness of the screen are working really smoothly. However, the buttons to change ...
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Remap shortcut keys in Gnormal-Terminal to Scroll up/down by one line

According to Terminal Usage -> Other: doActiong | Keyboard Shortcut --------------------------|------------------------- Scroll up by one line | Ctrl + Shift + Up Scroll ...
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Control key stuck on RDP from OS X to Windows

I'm using OS X 10.9.1 to connect to a Windows 2003 session via RDP. I'm trying to understand why the RDP session occasionally acts as if a man's finger is on the control key. If I were to type "HELLO" ...
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Japanese Keyboard/US Keyboard, plugged in at same time

Using Japanese keyboard layout in Windows 7 doesn't correspond to what's written on the physical keyboard as a jumping off point, I managed to get my real Japanese/106 keyboard working side by ...
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X11 keyboard utility to display key presses?

I'm having trouble with an Asus Q500A laptop and its hotkeys under Fedora 20. They are the function keys that turn the wifi radio on/off, change keyboard backlight, the display brightness, volume ...
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windows keyboard menu-key missing, alternatives?

I am trying to use my HTPC with only a keyboard. Even though my keyboard is from Microsoft them selves, they failed basic windows certification and did not include a menu-key, the one that shows a ...
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Natural Keyboard : change the behavior of the F Lock key

Is it possible to use a modifier like Ctrl to execute the action of a function key instead of having to press F Lock every time for executing the action instead of the function key ? The main problem ...
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Make number row into symbols row by default

As a programmer I find myself typing symbols a lot more often than I do numbers. So it would be nice if the numbers row on the keyboard produced symbols by default. The end results should be: 6 would ...
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How do I upgrade my iMac to have internal Bluetooth?

I have an iMac G4 with 17" display. It works flawlessly. I would like to keep it for as long as I can and hopefully pass it on to the next generation. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the ...
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How to type Czech characters on Windows 7 using CS language with US International Keyboard input mode

I am running Windows 7. I have an Italian keyboard which I keep configured as a US keyboard (I know the positions of characters on my keyboard by heart and use it as though it were a US keyboard ...
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windows surface onscreen keyboard

I was hoping someone could help me with a couple questions I had on the onscreen keyboard on the surface pro 2. When using the onscreen keyboard in the Facebook app, as well as completing this text ...
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Some keys seem dead - Works in Safe Mode

Recently, some key(-combinations) have stopped working on my WinXP Pro SP3 computer. Ctrl-E and PgUp and PgDn seem dead on the numpad, but all other keys and combinations work as they should. Ctrl-E ...
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Exponent replacement (^2 -> ²)

In my freshly installed Debian 7 system, every time I type on the keys ^ then 2, I get ² (ASCII character for "squared"). The same is true with 2 replaced by 3 to 8. How could I desactivate this to ...
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Remapping a keyboard key in windows 8.1

How can I remap keyboard keys in windows 8.1? I'm looking for a simple utility which will modify registry and would not require running at startup. I tried sharpkeys but, it does not seem to work in ...
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Enable mouse while typing [duplicate]

I know it's a frequently asked question, but I don't manage to find a solution. I have a new Asus laptop (Asus S551LB-CJ003H) on Windows 8.1, and a Logitech Mouse M125. The problem is : when I type ...
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Window 7 keep changing my keyboard layout

I just buy for my laptop a keyboard from eBay ,but because this keyboard is from Asia ,windows keep changing my layout , I just want to use it as an English keyboard ,also I've try lots of methods ...
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Logitech MX5500 Keycounter

I have the Logitech MX5500 Keyboard and Mouse. The keyboard has a LCD screen with some information. There is also a keycounter. And I was wondering, is there a way I can change the value of the ...
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Can not type à , ê , è anymore

Problem: Can not write accents like à, ê . Here is my configuration: Windows 7 Keyboard configuration : French Canadian Description: Recently (2 days before), I could type these letters à, ê, è, ...
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Why can't certain passwords be entered using ipad bluetooth keyboard?

Using an iPad 2 and a Zagg Folio bluetooth keyboard, I can't type the password to certain WiFi setups which require a guest login via a web page. The access point has no security, but you can't access ...
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Firefox addon to fix layout automatically in address bar

As I'm using EN/RU double keyboard layout configuration, there's a lot of situations, when I spell something to address bar in English, while current keyboard layout is set for Russian, and vice ...
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Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port

Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port in my Samsung laptop. It's running Win 7. As far as I understand the problem is in USB 2.0 hub built-in Apple keyboard, and it's not ...
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Do USB keyboards have hardware auto-repeat? (like PS/2 keyboards)

Or is auto-repeat done in software on the computer that the keyboard is connected to?
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Mac keyboard shortcut to focus the main HTML document/window in Chrome?

I use the keyboard to navigate webpages, but sometimes the focus will be on some element on the webpage that the keyboard will not respond to mouse down and space bar presses. Is there a global ...
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How to automate mouse and keyboard

For UI testing I was looking for way to automate mouse movement, clicking and keyboard typing. The only thing which I have found so far is auto clicker typer. It works fine, but the problem that it ...
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How to change input method (輸入法) in console?

My system default/current input method (輸入法) is Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), but how to change it into Japanese (Japan) in console (cmd.exe)? Thanks in advance. -KVD
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How do I horizontally scroll in Notepad++?

How to horizontally scroll in Notepad++? I know the way by dragging horizontal scroll bar, but I would like more convenient way: Scrolling with keyboard Scrolling with mouse wheel while holding ...
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Shift and Control keys out of sync with normal keys over RDP

I spend quite a lot of time working on various machines via RDP (usually RDPing to one machine and from there RDPing to other computers outside our LAN) and have an issue where the modifier keys ...
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Different keycodes for F3 and F4 on external keyboard vs laptop keyboard

I'm using a Debian derivative with xmonad on my laptop (Lenovo X230). I have a docking station and an external keyboard and trackball connected to it. The keyboard is the Kinesis Advantage. ...
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Switching left alt and left win

I have a Thinkpad X230 (german layout, [edit]running linux[/edit]) and I want to switch the left win- and the left alt-key somehow with the right alt-key (AltGr) not being touched. However, I haven't ...
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How focus on the document after find?

I'm filling a column after finding a row via a search on the name column. So I do CTRL + F, type the name, and click the the cell with mouse to fill it. Is there a way to do this without using the ...
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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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How can I change the default keyboard layout in Ubuntu 10.10?

Ubuntu keeps detecting my keyboard layout as Romanian. It almost always does this on a reboot and some times on waking from sleep. Some times it just randomly changes back to Romanian while the ...