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

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Disable Keystrokes from Specific USB Device

I am using a USB thermometer to log temperatures on some of my clients computers. The device I am using can act as a keyboard and send keystrokes (if you hold down the caps lock key, its starts to ...
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing between computers

I used to use Synergy for Keyboard and Mouse sharing between computers. Recently I have less luck using it on Windows 7 and with the fact that my desktop has a dual display (Monitor + TV). Is there a ...
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Disable alt-menu in Windows 8

On the keyboard when you press the "Alt" in the active window there appears an alternate menu: Can you please tell me how to disable this feature without disable the key, because it is used to ...
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Keys dead in Apple Wireless Keyboard after cleaning

I gave my Apple Wireless Keyboard a cleaning using a damp cloth and dishwashing soap. None of the keys have worked since. Although I was careful, some water may have gotten under one or two other ...
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Separate keyboard for shortcuts on linux (two keyboards,two layouts)

I have two keyboards: an old ps/2 one and a usb one. I want the usb keyboard to have the us layout (or prefferably have the usb keyboard follow the layout chosen in gnome) and the ps/2 one to have a ...
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What would be the most cost-effective way to connect keyboard to each touch device (IPad, Galaxy Pad, even IPhone)

I'm working in a QA team and we are testing a website. We are supporting all touch devices and smartphones. My question: is there an easy solution so that we could write to those devices from your ...
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How can I remap Control+e to Escape+Control+e in iTerm2?

I have set up a few custom keyboard shortcuts in iTerm2 to easily move the cursor around with the arrow keys, but now I'd like to remap Ctrl+E to be Esc, Ctrl+E because Bash 4.2 no longer auto-expands ...
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Keyboard keep Typing ]]] by itself

During start up beeping sound came out (sound came recently) As to login, it types automatically with ]]]]]]]]]]], some time PLUS Has to press esc and backspace until the ato-type activity idle for a ...
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Mac Pro Media Buttons in Windows VM

I have a Mac Pro running VMWare Fusion. In the VM, I'm running Windows 7 Pro. Right now the media buttons (<<, >||, >>, mute, volume down/up buttons) all are sent to the OSX instead of to the ...
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Remap keys for one specific program under Linux

How can I set keys to be remapped for one specific program in Linux? (More specifically Caps Lock -> Escape for gVim. I hit it accidentally too much to remap it in everything).
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How to change Serial Console insert mode in Putty?

I'm logged into a windows machine with putty via a serial connection. I'm writing commands to the command prompt (cmd.exe) but its stuck in overwrite mode for text insertion, i.e. it is always ...
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I want to clean my HP HDX 16's keyboard, can I remove the keys?

The time has come to clean my HP laptop's keyboard under the actual keys where much and dust has gathered. Can I safely remove the keys to clean it, then put them back, or if not, what is the most ...
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USB keyboard Logitech K120 detected - but driver not found

I have a Logitech K120 keyboard which is detected in device manager. But the driver is not found. When I try to update the driver, it says windows could not find driver software for your device. ...
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Is there a way to disable keyboard shortcuts in VLC?

I have a cat that won't stop walking on my keyboard while I'm watching big bang theory, now it has delayed the audio, changed the aspect ratio and I got some Asian language subtitles. How can I ...
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Share monitor keyboard from desktop to laptop

I always bring my laptop with me; as I have no mobile and email is my only mean of communication with friends/family. When I need to check my mail I usually do it SSHing from my work machine to my ...
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Gigabyte Motherboard Not Detecting Keyboard

My friend bought a Gigabyte motherboard for use in a hackintosh and for some reason it does not detect the keyboard. The keyboard lights up but no input is detected. He can not access the BIOS and has ...
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Mac -> Windows Remote Desktop Keyboard [German Layout]

I thought, that instead of a VM on my MacBook, I would just RDP to a Windows Server, and write my code there (C#,Visual Studio). Problem is that the keyboard mapping is completely wrong: What I'd want ...
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Asus Taichi presenting several issues: Wifi - Keyboard - Display [closed]

I experience several issues with my Asus Taichi 1) The ENTER KEY (either the on-screen and physical keyboard) doesn't respond for a couple of minutes and then, suddenly, starts working and stay ...
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Enter key on ASUS Taichi is intermitent

My girlfriend recently got an ASUS Taichi. I have been setting it up and putting programs on it for the last day, and I have noticed that sometimes the enter key just doesn't work. It is not just ...
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Lenovo T60p ALT keys not working

I have a Lenovo T60p laptop, where the Alt and AltGr keys have stopped working. I use a Danish keyboard layout, where these keys are essential to produce many characters. I have done the following: ...
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Why do USB Keyboards work instantly in DOS / BIOS but have to install drivers in Windows? [duplicate]

For example, if you're at your BIOS screen or a DOS environment, when you plug in a new USB keyboard, it appears to be usable almost instantly. But, if you are in Windows and plug in a new keyboard, ...
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When trying to play games have to hold down CTRL key to move while using WASD keys?

The problem I'm having is when I play games, for example Minecraft and Alice Madness returns (which I just bought). I have to hold down CTRL key to move while using the WASD keys. I shouldn't have to ...
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Use Windows laptop as bluetooth keyboard?

Does anyone know of any software that allow me use my laptop (windows, not linux) as a bluetooth keyboard for use on tablets?
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How can I make Shift-Ctrl act as alt-gr (right-alt) in Ubuntu?

I would like to be able to hit shift-ctrl instead of alt-gr (right alt) on my wireless apple keyboard in Ubuntu. Is it possible to do?
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Why are top row keys of a keyboard labelled F1 ~ F12? [closed]

I always assumed that the naming of the top most keys on a standard keyboard, F1 ~ F12 were somewhat similar to how drives work. That being, drives are labelled starting from C:, then to D:, then to ...
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Can my pc be hacked through a wireless keyboard / mouse dongle?

I have a pc not connected to the internet (to keep my files totally secure). Could the hard drive of my pc be accessed through a usb dongle used wirelessly to connect a mouse and keyboard?
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Most Efficient Typing Finger Position? [closed]

So I've decided to try and work on getting my typing speed up much higher, since the way I type now creates many errors. The general consensus seems to be that the best way to type is with your ...
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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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What is a keyboard “without frame”?

I keep hearing "without frame" when trying to find a notebook replacement keyboard. Is it dysfunctional, or does it only mean it doesn't come with the common cover of a desktop keyboard and it's safe ...
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Keyboard and mouse being deatached during W7 work and cannot be reatached (even in differenet port) until system reboot

I have very strange problem with my USB mouse and keyboard: Sometimes during normal work in W7 they became deatached (there is that funky sound of deataching device in W7), without any my ingeretion. ...
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Surface Type Cover: Context key?

Is there a way to simulate (or does there exist an actual key combination, perhaps making use of the Fn key, that acts as) the context key on the Surface Type Cover? I didn't realize until I tried to ...
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How can I use ibus with a Java Swing application?

I have ibus-daemon running with ibus-hangul. In a Swing GUI, Hangul is never selected, and pressing ctrl-space does not switch to Hangul. I start ibus by running ibus-daemon from a shell. I do not ...
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Linux Mint (Mate): use xkbcomp to load a keyboard layout on startup

I'd like to load a custom keyboard layout on login, but either it doesn't load or it gets overridden by the default keyboard layout from 'keyboard preferences'. Unfortunately I can't select my layout ...
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Installing Microsoft office 2010 across multiple drives [duplicate]

I've bought an ASUS TX300CA Windows 8 transformer tablet which has a detachable keyboard dock. The tablet has a neat feature that although the detachable tablet part has only a 128Gb SSD, when you ...
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Fn key + more not working with Thinkpad keyboard used on Mac

I am trying to get a Lenovo Thinkpad USB Keyboard, product code 55Y9003. Unfortunately it doesn't come with drivers for Mac (it is a PC keyboard) and the Fn key (and a couple of others don't work out ...
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How can I get more control over the keyboard layout than XKB offers?

I am starting to run up against the limits of XKB, the keyboard subsystem of the X window system. I would like to know if there is a way I can gain more flexibility. Here are examples of the kind of ...
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Properly configuring Linux keyboard on my laptop

I have a ps/2 keyboard connected to an Acer Aspire 1694 WLMI via a ps/2 to usb converter. The laptop is running Ubuntu 9.04. The keyboard is a HP model number: SK-250C. I have configured in the ...
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Backtick on an Italian MacBook Pro's keyboard

I have a MacBook Pro with an Italian keyboard, and I need to type ` character in a bash script. But I cannot get the right key sequence. How can I type this character?
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Linux - Change keyboard configuration at kdm

I'm on Arch linux now but at every restart at the login screen, I seem to be in Azerty when I need a Qwerty keyboard, how I change that ???
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Unusual and Unwanted Keyboard beep

My keyboard impacted today and is not working properly now :( It`s produce a beep sound when below keys are pressed: Ctrl [left\right] + Space Ctrl [left\right] + G Ctrl [left\right] + H Ctrl ...
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How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?

At work I'm using a Dell Vostro laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise and it does not have a NumLock key nor a numeric keypad accessible with Fn. In this case, how do I enter an Alt code (holding Alt ...
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Launch_media keyboard button only starts WMP

When trying to use the media keys on my keyboard, the launch_media button always opens WMP on Windows 8. I've checked the registry, and the key is mapped to .mp3, the default program for both .mp3 and ...
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Windows registry entry for swapping tilde/backtick and escape keys?

I have always swapped CapsLock and L-Ctrl. I'd like to now swap Esc with the Tilde/Backtick keys. What Windows (XP) registry setting do I use for scancode to ensure both of those keys are ...
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How to get a french Mac keyboard layout on Windows?

I have a personal Mac that I'm used to, however at work I have to use a Windows 7 laptop. I'd like to change the layout on the Windows laptop so that it uses the Mac layout. The worst thing is the ...
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Send keystroke through SSH

What I want is fairly simple, I want to be able to send keystrokes to my Windows computer using SSH. I tried using nircmd with its sendkey command but it doesn't seem to send the keystrokes when run ...
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Hacker Typer style application for Windows

I need to do a bunch of screencasts that demonstrate some programming techniques. I already know what I'm going to type for each of them, and I'd like to minimize all the delays and awkwardness from ...
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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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Eclipse (or JDK?) shifts keyboards

My installation of eclipse, while using java in Android projects is changing my keyboard's layout, when i write any invalid statement. For example, in public class MainActivity extends Activity { ...
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Alt+SysRq on a laptop

I have a Lenovo T410, and I would like to use the SysRq key, but whenever I press the Alt+SysRq+letter combination, I keep getting the print screen dialog in linux. Is there a way around this? I ...
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Keyboard keycap protection film or laquer to stop letters rubbing off

Any ideas on how to stop the lettering on a new keyboard from rubbing off? I am about to replace my Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard which suffers from this and I am thinking of ways to stop the ...