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

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Difference between devices manager drivers and

I just installed a new french keyboard driver from here on my W7, in order to be able to type more french characters. It comes as an executable so I cannot know what it really does. Once installed, it ...
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Keyboard is inserting the pipe character everytime the shift key is used

On my brothers keyboard a pipe character is being inserted whenever he uses the shift key. It is weird because the key itself still performs the normal function that shift performs and allows making ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only?

If there is a way to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only in Windows 7? I can do it with the following script for all programs: Capslock::Control But how can make the key ...
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Going from AZERTY keyboard to QWERTY

I am about to order a laptop online that comes with AZERTY keyboard layout. If I install English US which is the one I prefer to use will it automaticall go to QWERTY or will it remain the same? IF it ...
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how to auto run batch file when a keyboard is connected?

I have Asus Transformer T100: a tablet that came with a physical keyboard. The keyboard is connected with a strange port (not USB). I want to run a specific batch file when the keyboard connects and ...
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How to add the Em dash “—” to my keyboard?

I have an AZERTY keyboard, and an ErgoDox keyboard. I can map all the keys I want to the Ergodox, and macros as well. I'm looking for the —. This is the Em dash; it is different from the "minus" of ...
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Personalized keyboard doesn't work on Windows using Parallels with a OS X 10.9 host

I have a personalized keyboard I made using the ukelele application. Whenever I open some applications, though, my keyboard is completely ignored. Parallels is one of those. How can I fix the issue?
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How to manipulate the keyboard flags under windows?

My caps lock key is remapped. How do I disable the caps is active flag under windows? I remapped my caps lock key to Ctrl with the help of ac'tivAid and its extension RemapKeys. When my PC is ...
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USB keyboard switches off in game

Out side of games the keyboard works fine and does not turn off. When I enter a game for example "counter strike : GO" after a few minutes it turns off. I have tried re-installing the USB root hub. I ...
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OSX + X11 + KVM keyboard mapping

I'm ssh -Xing from my macbook air into a remote linux machine, on which I'm running virtual machines with kvm. Somewhere along the way, something is lost--it says I can press ctrl+alt to release the ...
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Keyboard typing random forward slashes by itself [duplicate]

I just bought a ACER ASPIRE V3-572G laptop that came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1, booted it up, set up the OS, installed virtually nothing and then started getting some Windows updates. Got a ...
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Whenever I write an apostrophe it inputs two instead of one (same with quotes). How do I fix it?

So right now whenever I choose my language for english It's "United States - International" and when I'm on this one whenver I write a quote (") it actually writes 2 at once and I have to go back to ...
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Is there a way to remap, directly on indirectly, function keys on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga that by default goes into function mode; this means that F1-F12 keys work as various utility keys instead of their proper function. This is the behaviour I like and I ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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Keyboard unresponsive for first minute after booting Windows 8.1

When I initially boot into Windows 8.1, my keyboard responds very slowly, if at all, until roughly a minute after login. I can start typing, but there will be about 5-10 seconds between each keystroke ...
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windows 8 bind button to > and < mark

I am trying to rebind few buttons under windows 8.1 to get them working like they work under ubuntu. I have this layout on my laptop keyboard. I am trying to map , and . keys (1/2 buttons right from ...
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Keyboard does not respond when in BIOS menu

I loaded 14.10 along side Windows 7. When I boot, I see the choices for Ubuntu and Windows in the BIOS boot menu, but the key board arrows doesn't work until after boot-up is complete. The BIOS ...
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How to change the binding of the 2nd backslash key next to 'Z' on international keyboards

I want to properly setup my international keyboard in xorg-server (which using xkb). My physical keyboard has the same [backslash]/[pipe] key in two places, one to the right of [Enter], and another ...
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Arrow keys jump more than one character

So i'm working in Eclipse. I probably press some random key combination and from then on my arrow keys work in a weird way. They jump to the end of the line instead of just one character. It's so ...
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External keyboard not recognized

I plugged my external USB keyboard into my new computer. I watched the driver installation and it supposedly installed the driver, but the Keyboard does not work even after several reboots on my new ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts for the Google search page? [closed]

I really hate having to leave my keyboard to select links after a Google search. Are there any keyboard shortcuts built in to the Google search page? A while back, I seem to remember being able to ...
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Control and shift keys not working [pressed together]

I have a weird problem with my logitech deluxe 250 keyboard. When I press shift key control key is pressed automatically and vice versa. No stick keys have been set up. I tried opening on screen ...
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Getting Razer Blackwidow macro keys on linux

I've read Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux and the python script didn't work for me so I compiled the haskell from source. I changed my product ID in main.hs and everything ...
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very specific key-combo failure with USB keyboard under OSX

I use a third-party external keyboard with my MacBook Pro. It's a ThinkPad USB keyboard with Trackpoint(I love having control of the mouse pointer without having to move my hands off the keyboard). ...
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How to turn off Caps-Lock toggle notification?

I've got a Sager laptop that for whatever reason, every time I press caps-lock it'll bring up this little window in the upper left telling me it's been turned on/off. This is a HUGE problem since it ...
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VMWare Windows on OSX : keyboard missing keys

Im running Windows 7 on OSX Yosemite with VMWare Fusion 7. Some keys were missing so following this answer I use a virtual keyboard manager and it works (Alt Shift L -> "|" for instance) However, I ...
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HP Windows 8 keyboard ignoring certain keys

I own a HP Pavillion 15 i3 notebook and I've noticed something wrong. Whenever I press the ~/` key or the '/" key (top left on the keyboard) Windows (or the keyboard) ignores my input. For example, ...
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Windows installation media cant detect keyboard and mouse

I just built a brand new computer. I inserted the windows 7 ultimate disk into the drive, and when prompted, pressed a key to boot from the CD. At this point, the computer itself is able to detect the ...
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Bluetooth wireless keyboard (Apple Wireless Keyboard) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Can't press Ctrl and Shift while moving in games with WASD

When I'm playing video games like Portal 2 or Left 4 Dead on my Asus Transformer T100, I can not press/hold SHIFT (to walk slowly, instead of running) or CTRL (to crouch). Holding CTRL/SHIFT and then ...
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Can't move mouse cursor while typing on Acer laptop

I've been having issues with not being able to move my mouse while typing, and I've been everywhere I can think of to fix it, but nothing works. I went through my mouse settings and changed some ...
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ESC key on laptop keyboard not working - use a macro instead

I spilled beer on my laptop and now the esc key on my laptop’s keyboard does not work. I have Windows 8 installed on the laptop. Is it possible to define a macro to simulate the esc key? I am ...
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I cannot type a lower-case Q-Windows 7 Home Edition

I can type an uppercase Q but I cannot type the lowercase Q? I have tried restarting, checking settings but lower case Q does not work on any program.
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Change behaviour of `tab` key cycling through Firefox user interface components

Firefox 34.0 introduced an "enhancement" for the search bar that is normally located the the top left. When I open a new tab (Ctrl+t), it opens to about:startpage. In my case, this is a Ubuntu ...
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How can I trigger the touch keyboard in the guest in VirtualBox full screen mode on an Windows 8.1 Surface host?

Running VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 Surface host, I am running a Windows XP guest with guest additions installed. When I have my Virtual Box machine in windowed mode I can tap the touch keyboard icon ...
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Instruct VMWare to Ignore certain keys

I am wondering if it is possible to have my guest OS in VMWare ignore certain key codes/key strokes. I have certain keys and keystrokes used to change the volume control and switch desktops in the ...
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How can I enable disabled layouts for Windows 8 touch keyboard?

The keyboard layout icons (lower right corner of this screenshot) from left to right: QWERTY, Thumb (split), Handwriting, and Standard. There are several articles explaining how to enable the ...
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Microsoft Pinyin New experience input style default language

I am using Windows 7. I enabled the Microsoft Pinyin New Experience Input for simplified Chinese. I know how to switch it between english and chinese keyboards. However, after switching the keyboard, ...
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xmodmap remapping doesn't work in java swing applications (like Intellij-IDEA)

I created a .Xmodmap file to remap my Caps_Lock to Mode_switch. This allows me to reassign my Arrow/Navigation Block of the keyboard to the home row. Everything worked fine, until I realized, that ...
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How to type Euro symbol in keyboard that only have `$`?

is there a way to type Euro symbol (something like shortcut) when my keyboard doesn't have that symbol ? My keyboard only have $. Each time I want to type Euro symbol what I do is copy paste from ...
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Toshiba satellite Keyboard ModleP755

I have a Toshiba satellite Laptop p755 model. It was working fine for about a year and half but one day the a, b, n, 7 (on the number pad), Enter and ←(left arrow) suddenly stopped working. The other ...
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How to use Keyboard Arrow Keys during LUKS key prompt?

I have recently installed Linux Mint 17.1 laptop, during set up I checked the checkbox to encrypt the installation drive. I chose my passphrase, everything installed fine. On reboot, I am prompted ...
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Why won't some Bluetooth keyboards pair in Windows 8.1?

I've got three different Bluetooth keyboards that I use on my Windows 8.1 PC. Apple Wireless Keyboard Logitech K810 Generic knockoff version on an Apple Wireless Keyboard by iClever I've been ...
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ctrl,shift and alt stopped working on my cyborg keyboard

My ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working on my Cyborg Keyboard, which looks like this: FIrst I fixed it by disconnecting it and connecting it back and it worked for a few days. Then I fixed it ...
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Keyboard Keys not functioning consistantly

I have a HP Pavilion g7-2017us Notebook PC, I will be typing and all of the letters do not type when I press them. It is very sporadic and not any particular key.
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1qaz keys dont work and its not the keyboard

I have read a few of the other posts about keyboards not working but none seem to press on my issue. I built a friend a new PC about 4 months ago. 3 months ago 1qaz stopped working. She is not exactly ...
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Unexpected characters instead of keyboard input when using specific program in a remote session

I'm taking the Introduction to Operating Systems course, for running the operating system we study with (XV6) I need to use an emulator called Bochs. While trying to write input to Bochs I get ...
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What causes some keyboards to not be recognized and able to access the BIOS in post?

Why is it that some USB keyboards will allow you to access the BIOS menu like pushing F10 for example but others will not be responsive? How do you know if the key board will or will not work? And ...
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Remove Microsoft's Debugger hold on F12 Key in Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit and I read that Microsoft reserves the F12 key for debugging even if no debugger is working... http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms646309%28VS.85%29.aspx In Winamp ...