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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sharing Keyboard and mouse with Windows PCs on different networks (through Bluetooth?)

My personal laptop is on the guest network at work and can't be accessed from my work PC (So synergy is out). Is there a way to share my keyboard between the two using a Bluetooth dongle? I was able ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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ACPI USB Keyboard Power On does not work (asrock z77 extreme4)

I have bios version 2.90 (latest) on an Asrock z77 extreme4 motherboard. In the bios I've enabled under ACPI 'USB Keyboard/Remote Power On' but when the system is powered off, nothing happens when I ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu Alt+Altgr+Q not working

I would like to know why I have this weird problem. Some sets of keybinding are not working. As example, "alt+altgr+q" doesn't do anything at all. I check it with xev for the keystrokes and I press ...
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Microsoft software overriding media controls

I'm having a problem with Microsoft Office 2013 overriding some of the media control keys on my keyboard. The keyboard has all the normal keys to control my media player (I'm using MediaMonkey): ...
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How can I disable keyboard in laptop? [duplicate]

When I'm playing/working on my laptop the keyboard sometimes key-in randomly, so I ask: How can I disable its on-board keyboard? System: Laptop Acer v3 772g OS: Windows 8
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Start key in keyboard won't work Win 8.1

It used to work but then after, I did 2 THINGS that may have caused the issue, it work anymore when I pressed it. I cleaned the keyboard with the laptop just being lock screened and not completely ...
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keyboard not working with VMware on IMac

I have VMware installed on my iMac to run a windows only program. It's worked beautifully until Thursday. Now, the keyboard doesn't work on the Windows platform. Help!
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Keyboard not working after upgrading to Windows 10

I have a lenovo z500 series laptop.. I've been using windows 8.1 up until now and my keyboard worked fine no problem but today i upgraded to Windows 10 my keyboard ua not working now... I checked ...
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erratic keyboard autorepeat behavior on particular program

I'm using old application named Jot Notes, developed for Windows in the 90s King Stairs Software. It has worked flawlessly on all Windows versions through Windows 7. On my specific Windows 8.1 laptop ...
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Repeating WinKey on Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on my Leonovo Miix 3 (with keyboard dock). Most things wok fine. One thing is driving me up the wall, I've tried all sorts. When you press and hold the WinKey down, it treats ...
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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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Windows 10 - How do I unlock lock screen by pressing any key like Windows 8/8.1?

Having a single (local) user with no password In Windows 8/8.1, I could unlock the screen by pressing any key. In Windows 10, I first see the "background" lockscreen (the one that has a configurable ...
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Use Media Keys for Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.. in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox in version 39.0. My keyboard has Media Keys and I want to use them for controlling sites like Soundcloud, Youtube, etc.. Is that possible?
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Emulate left mouse button with CapsLock key

I want CapsLock key on my keyboard to act like the left mouse button. I want to be able to perform clicks, double clicks, send mouse down and mouse up events etc. Now I am using AutoHotkey and the ...
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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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One keyboard two computers

I believe in order to send keyboard protocol commands to (2) computers at the same time I would need to sort of "host USB" device. I am trying to control 2 video playback computers sending space-bar ...
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How do you eliminate the Caps lock key delay on ubuntu?

I have an extended mac keyboard for work. The keyboard is nice except it has a delay on pressing caps lock. Is there any way to remove this? There are similar questions here: eliminate MacBook ...
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Keyboard entry on number row producing extra characters

My number keys across the top of the keyboard are suddenly adding additional characters. When I type 1 I get 1`, 2 sends me to a new tab, 3 tries to end a program, 4 types 45, 5 types normally, 6 ...
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I spilled water on my laptop keyboard [duplicate]

I spilled water on my laptop keyboard and when I use the a or s key it acts as if I pressed both. I tied to shut off my laptop and leave it to let the water dry up, but the problem is still occurring, ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...
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Laptop reboots with no reason

Here I have Acer 5750G laptop with core i7-2670QM upgraded CPU for three years ~Two weaks ago I had first instant reboot. Now laptop can work 15 minutes or 15 hours as well with very different load ...
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A laptop key stuck, on log logon, how can I determine which key is it?

On the Windows XP login, the password text box is being typed automatically, it appears a key is stucked everytime I boot. I'm able to login to Windows so I open Notepad immediately to determine which ...
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Remap Super_R to control (Fedora 22)

I have verified that keycode 134 (0x86) is my Super_R key on my keyboard. But I would like to remap this to control. However, I've tried nearly every permutation. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Simulating mouse (or joystick) movement with keyboard in Win 7

Pretty much what the "Mouse Keys" that can be enabled via the Ease of Access Centre do, only those are useless because they are extremely slow and have a delay at the start. Some more info: There's a ...
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Determine Surface TypeCover 2 Firmware Version

I have found various references to Surface TypeCover 2 firmware versions. This is an example: Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.517.0) update improves multiple finger support on ...
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Windows equivalent of Mac OSX Cmd + Left/Cmd + Right shortcuts

When in text editors on a Mac, you can do ⌘+← or ⌘+→ to skip to the beginning or end of lines, respectively. You can also add shift, such as ⌘+shift+←, to highlight an entire line. Are there Windows ...
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Can I assign a diferent key to perform ALT+F4? [duplicate]

Geniuses behind thinkpad once again combined random keys and eliminated F row, so now I have to either keep Mic Mute or F4 and I usually use both frequently. I normally don't close apps with mouse, ...
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Why is my <HOME> key generating ~ characters in a remote sessions?

I get the feeling this is yet another problem due to the weirdness and vagaries of Linux keyboard mapping. Anyway locally my key works as expected inside a terminal based emacs however when I shell ...
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The letter x keeps appearing mysteriously even with my brand new keyboard

I have Windows 7 Home Edition. With me, I see x's appear when my hands are not even on the keyboard usually in a text box or window where the cursor is, but sometimes even in text boxes that are on ...
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What does the M1-3 and MR keys mean?

With my Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard (http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/gaming-keyboard-g105) There are several buttons at the top, M1-M3 and MR. What do they mean and do? I do know what ...
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AutoHotKey Ctrl in Caps Lock doesn't work with shift

I don't have big fingers nor can I hit the ctrl key with my palm. Since I use ctrl for so many hotkeys, I had to remap it to the capslock button. I lived with it fine using the registry method for ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working Win 8.1 X64 , SSD, asus mb

Following a critical win update 2 days ago, the mouse and keyboard no longer work on win 8.1, X64 with SSD though mouse and keyboard work in bios, i have tried the following: I can get into the ...
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Consequences of 'escape-time 0' tmux setting?

I find that when running (neo)vim inside tmux, the escape-key is delayed. This is fixed by putting set -sg escape-time 0 in my .tmux.conf. Presumably, this disables the possibility of using ESC as ...
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visio 2013 shortcut keyboard?

I use Microsoft Visio 2013 to create UML diagrams. When I want to add a new node to diagram, I have two option: Move mouse pointer over objects and select object from popup like this: Drag and ...
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Swap Left Alt and Right Alt on Kinesis Keyboard (or Any Keyboard)

Let me back up my problem a little bit for context. I am trying to use the same modifier-key-plus-letter combination between both vim and tmux so that, if I have a vim pane/whatever on one side and a ...