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

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How to type unicode characters in KDE?

This answer has tips on how to do it on Gnome or Vim, but these don't work on KDE. This bug shows that KDE don't support the ISO notation with Ctrl+Shift plus the character's hex code. Is there any ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 keyboard not working

keys are my dell inspiron 15R Laptop are not working. I have replaced hard drive of my laptop. when i installing keyboard its grip (that handled the cable) is broken and also i connect the cable wrong ...
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Why does pressing all arrow keys on Windows 7 make a beeping sound?

Atleast, on my and a few of my friends' PCs, when I press and hold all the arrow keys together on Windows 7 and the System sounds are on in the mixer, a beep sound starts playing until I release the ...
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USB keyboard is recognized as mouse, thus not working

I attached a USB keyboard to my laptop today. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The keyboard isn't working. I looked in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers, and it turns out Windows ...
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keyboard replacement and missing retainer clip W,S,and X not working

I have an Acer Aspire 7714z series that I had to replace the keyboard on and when I was removing the old keyboard I broke the retainer that holds the ribbon onto the motherboard. I have found away to ...
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Block keyboard and mouse input of remote user in Teamviewer session

I'm using Teamviewer to help my family members with their computer problems. Sometimes they use the mouse and keyboard when I'm in the middle of something important. I don't want to tell them not to ...
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Remove keyboard layout from OS X leaving custom layouts only

I have multiple nonstandard input sources that fully replace the original keyboard layout OS X ships with. However, the remove button is grayed out for the only original layout I would like to remove. ...
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How do I swap " and @ in OSX using my Microsoft Keyboard?

How do I swap " and @ on my microsoft keyboard? I'm on OSX. I have KeyRemap4MacBook installed and selecting the option to swap the keys has no effect. I have a UK Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop ...
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Mac OSX: Scroll half a page

I am no longer using the trackpad on my macbook and using a separate wired apple keyboard instead. I miss the scrolling functionality on my trackpad, I'm having to make do with the keyboard (the mouse ...
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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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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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Switch from dvorak to qwerty when modifier key is pressed [duplicate]

Since I spend most of my day at a computer, I've become interested in learning to type on Dvorak. However, there's one thing holding me back: shortcuts. Shortcuts are designed to work on QWERTY, and ...
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Converting capital letters to small or vice cersa [closed]

If I type a long paragraph which was intended to be written totally in small letters and later if i find that i have written it in Capital letters by keeping caps lock on by mistake,then is there any ...
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Windows keyboard suddenly stops responding until requires restart

For the last couple of months, about once every two days, my keyboard becomes completely unresponsive. Here is my setup: Windows 8.1 Avast Free Antivirus ASUS A55A CORE i7 Usually I am working ...
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Key input not registered when kept pressed

A few days ago I've been having a bit of an issue with some of the keys on my keyboard of my laptop. Been looking on google and trying out some stuff which I thought could help, but I didn't find ...
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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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keyboard input in ghostscript without ENTER key

I use GHOSTSCRIPT 9.05 for WINDOWS XP. To write a game or a Turtle Graphics program it would be nice to use the keyboard arrow keys, or, as a last resort, other keys.. Please do not tell me to push ...
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TeamViewer keyboard input not working

I am logged into a remote computer with TeamViewer. I can see the remote desktop which is asking for me to enter my passcode. However when I type my passcode on the keyboard, nothing is being entered. ...
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Disable automatic touch keyboard popup on tap

I have a touchscreen laptop running Windows 8, and when I bring the focus to an input field by tapping on it, the on-screen touch keyboard pops up. I find this really annoying. After searching ...
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Even though FireFox portable is set as default borwser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Mac - Caps not working

I am trying to get an RDP connection set up so that one of my sites can access their terminal server account over RDP from a MacBook. For security reasons, I don't want to have to save the password in ...
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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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Where does Windows 7 store input languages that it switches between

Well, I'm having exactly the same problem as described here Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself except in my case it's Russian and Japanese, and I'm using Japanese keyboard to write ...
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Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself

I have this really annoying problem with Win7 adding random keyboard language layouts... I am using Swedish and Japanese since I live in japan and i only use these two (As I can write all the english ...
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Windows occasionally thinks a modifier key is being pressed when switching in and out of remote desktop

So I use remote desktop a fair amount of the time at work, and I'm running into the following issue: Sometimes, when switching back and forth between my remote and local session (remote session is ...
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Ergonomic PC keyboard/mouse/stand solution for multi-OS MacBookPro with Home/End/PageUp/PageDn/Insert/Delete keys [closed]

I am stuck with MacBookPro as my main working laptop in the foreseeable future, and I run OS/X and also Windows and Linux on it at the same time, frequently switching between them. While this computer ...
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Function keys on Asus Zenbook prime

I've been using my Asus Zenbook Prime for about 2 years and now and recently I've noticed that the custom function keys will quit working occasionally. For those who don't know, by holding down Fn + a ...
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Sculpt ergonomic keyboard goes to sleep on its own, anyway to extend the time?

It's designed to work with the sculpt mouse but I'd rather use it by itself with a different mouse. The problem is when you use it with the mouse that came with it, it stays awake, when you use it ...
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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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What is “HID Keyboard Device” in Device Manager (Win 7)

I see "HID Keyboard Device" listed twice under "Keyboards" listing in the Device Manager. What do they mean? Do they represent the laptop keyboard? Why are there two of them? Windows 7 64-bit Dell ...
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How to type “raw” bopomofo/zhuyin without converting to hanzi characters in Windows 7?

Windows 7 comes with a variety of IMEs for entering Chinese in the manner used in Taiwan known as "bopomofo" or "zhuyin". Like other IMEs their main job is to convert from a small set of characters ...
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What would prevent me from getting into my BIOS settings?

I just fired up my new machine for the first time. The motherboard is an Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme. When I turn on the machine everything comes to life and the ROG logo appears on my screen and ...
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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it ...
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Touchpad does not work while typing

I have a Lenovo G400s Touch and I have been playing Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. The problem is that the touchpad doesn't register any movements when I use the keyboard for moving. How to get the ...
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Remap escape key to underscore

I'm currently working on remapping my keyboard using PCkeyboardhack for MAC OSX. I'm currently looking for the virtual key for underscore. Is the only way to get this key with the shift modifier key? ...
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I pressed the sleep button on my keyboard and now I can't wake up my computer

My motherboard is the 970 extreme 4 and the lights and fans turn on but my keyboard and monitor aren't working. My monitor says it has no signal and the keyboard light doesn't turn on. I've tried ...
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xterm select text with keyboard that is anywhere in window

Is there a way to select and copy text anywhere in terminal(xterm) window(that is, not only current shell line, but also output from previous commands) using only keyboard?
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Control Arrow Keys with mouse?

Is there any way to have the arrow keys react on mouse movement? Not to be confused with moving the mouse with arrow keys, but vice-versa.
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trying to disable laptop keyboard using gpedit.msc

Water was spilled on my laptop keyboard, and now most keys dont work, while other keys just stick and input the key continuously. I've purchased a usb keyboard, but now im trying to disable the ...
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Keyboard keys not working

My keyboard keys escape, ` , tab and caps lock are not responding to click. So I am forced to use the On Screen Keyboard For information, I am using a Compaq 610 laptop.
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What's the function of the Alt Gr key?

I read somewhere that the Alt Gr key found on some layouts is a substitute for Ctrl + Alt. However, what can this combination be used for? Are there any documented shortcuts using Ctrl + Alt?
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two-key alternative to ctrl+shift+c

One of the biggest annoyances when working in a Linux terminal is that copy/paste shortcuts consist of 3 keys: Ctrl+Shift+c Especially in laptop keyboards with the Fn key on the lower left corner, ...
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xkb set keyboard level 3 chooser to ctrl+alt

The title says it all: I'm interested to mimic the Windows behavior, where Left Ctrl + Left Alt acts as a 3rd level chooser. This is relatively important to me, because, as a programmer, on my ...
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What are my options for hardware switchable dvorak keyboards?

I'm a Dvorak touch typist. I need to pair with Qwerty folks. Windows soft-keyboard switching sucks. I'm aware that both the Kinesis Advantage and TypeMatrix have hardware switches that allows the ...
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Can't Type Tilde character in Mac OS X

Hi this is a new problem that I did not have a few weeks ago. I have a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The problem is that I cannot type a tilde. Instead when ...
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Razer Anansi doesn't work in GNU GRUB 2

My new Razer Anansi keyboard does not function in the GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2 bootloader that's running on my machine. The backlights do not turn on, and the keyboard is unresponsive. This ...
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Can I connect iPad to computer so I can use iPad as a keyboard?

The computer keys seem to be stuck after coffee was spilt. Only a mouthful but that seems to have done it. The computer switches on all right, but the keyboard doesn't work. Can I use my I pad as a ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse works in BIOS but not in Windows

Like the title says, my Logitech EX100 Wireless M/KB work fine in BIOS, but as soon as Windows starts they stop working. I have a wired mouse and a wired keyboard plugged in as well, and they work ...
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Compaq Keyboard - Keys 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7, 8, 9, 0 do NOT work

I have a Compaq Desktop with a Compaq keyboard. The problem is from Friday, all of a sudden the following keys do NOT work. (Keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 0). What I have done so far: Took the ...
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Why do particular keys on my laptop malfunction intermittently?

Google searching hasn't produced any hits that seem precisely analogous to my case. Symptoms: Problem only affects a small number of keys. They are not right next to one another but they are close ...