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

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Crazy keyboard mapping?

I'm having a problem with my keyboard (Gigabyte Force K7). This keyboard is AZERTY (because I'm French), and it has some shortcuts on the top. When I press the Google key, it opens a command prompt ...
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How can I disable control mouse wheel on windows? [duplicate]

Couldn't find any solution on the Web or SU. Is it possible to disable control-mouse-wheel-zoom functionality for Chrome on Windows 7?
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When I reboot going from Linux to Windows, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work

When I'm on Linux and I reboot the machine and choose to boot on Windows 7, the keyboard and mouse are turned off, like they aren't receiving power. After another reboot they work fine (unplugging and ...
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Can Logitech K310 keyboard be washed with one of its keys removed?

Logitech K310 is claimed to be washable with certain limitations (warm water with mild soap only, no submersion deeper that 30 centimeters below water surface, USB plug is excluded). However I have ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop SVX13136CXS Function and Control Keys does not work

Suddenly my Sony Vaio Laptop with WIN 8.1 model SVX13136CXS, its function keys and ctrl keys not working and also unable to punch in number 6 in the keyboard, can anyone help. No good help from Sony ...
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How to suspend keyboard without suspending computer in Linux?

I have a Linux Mint 14 desktop computer that runs assorted background services in addition to being used as a desktop computer. I don't want the machine to suspend because I want those background ...
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Add a backlit keyboard to Lenovo T430

There is a related question here Upgrading laptop keyboard to backlit one My question is different than that because Lenovo T430 has an LED by the web cam. I know I can buy a backlit keyboard and add ...
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Click on link from the keyboard on search

Is there any way to click on a link using the keyboard in Firefox? E.g. Say I search for some text on an article on Wikipedia, and after iterating through the hits, the cursor sits on a link of ...
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What's this extra R-like character on my '4' key?

I recently got a Dell XPS 13, it comes with a standard US-Intl layout (well, as 'standard' as these laptop keyboards get, anyway), except there is an extra R-like character on the 4 key. I've never ...
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Launch first system or second depending on whether key combination is pressed

Is this possible to launch first system or second depending on whether key combination is pressed? For example, I have Windows and Linux. I can choose which one I want to launch using GRUB. Is this ...
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Windows key + L locks my pc, but doesn't let me type inn password again (in a proper way)

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 OS: Windows 8.1 Pro (hope that's enough) Whenever I want to lock the PC, I press Windows key + L. And if I hold the Windows key down for ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE change of Hotkeys

I recently had to replace the keyboard on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE Windows 8 laptop. However, due to cost restrictions and avilability, I was unable to source an exact replacement. The keyboard I ...
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No usable keyboard after upgrade to systemd-210

I'm using Arch Linux and I've just updated to systemd-210 since it added the support for the keyboard backlight sav/restore my Macbook Air needed. After having done the update, though, my keyboard is ...
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change Keyboard layout for startup in Scientifc Linux 6

I installed Scientific Linux 6 on my work machine and chose the wrong keymap during installation. Changing it when once you're logged in is easy. But the problem is that for the login screen the ...
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Execute a command using a Linux Mint shortcut

I'm looking to add a shortcut to Linux Mint (Menu → Control Center → Keyboard Shortcuts) to execute xkill when I press WindowsKey + x. I've encountered two problems: 1) The WindowsKey toggles the ...
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How can I make Windows see the laptop's keyboard and track pad again?

Yes, this is "similar" but not the same to this other post. Device is MSI MS-1756 (GE70 0NC) Specs here BIOS Ver E1756IMS.10F 12/28/2012 15:13:13 EC 1756EMS1 Ver 4.0 10/30/2013 OS Windows 7 SP1 This ...
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keyboard equivalent of dragging the little black square to generate sequence

What is the keyboard way of generating a sequence? The pic below shows libre office calc. In order to generate the sequence of numbers 1 to 10. I simply enter few numbers of the sequence (in ...
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What keyboard key is the safest to press to wake a computer from screen saver?

Just wondering, any OS, any computer. What if I accidentally double-tap the key? Or what if the screensaver wasn't on? I'm guessing delete and escape are quite bad, along with ctrl-c and hitting the ...
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How to nullify key temporarily when another key is pressed in AutoHotKey?

I am playing a rhythm game where you can bind two keys to hit one note (in my case LShift and LControl), however it will only register the note if it is being hit singularly. By that, I mean if I have ...
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How could I make clicking noises for my keyboard and mouse?

I need to do a school project and I intend to do it in the spirit of Noah at the Toronto International Film Festival. How could I go about making clicking noises for my keyboard and mouse actions on ...
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Prevent Moving Mouse / Pressing Key on Keyboard from stopping Windows from Locking

I currently have my computer set to go to screensaver and lock the workstation after 10 minutes. Everything works fine but if someone is near the computer and it is about to lock, you see the screen ...
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How to change the shortuct for “show the overview” to the “super” key?

I'm on Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and I want to show the overview by simply pressing the super/windows key, like in Ubuntu. But it won't let me set it because nothing happens when I click on the shortcut ...
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how to know format of command for sublime text 3 keyboard bindings

I looked at the key binding doc for sublime text 3, and I change some of the existing key bindings.. however, I would like to create a keybinding for the command project-> new workspace for ...
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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Logitech G600 mouse buttons started opening new tabs with Clipular website by itself

I have a Logitech G600 mmorpg mouse, which has 12 side buttons and an extra G-Shift button, which serves as Ctrl key. I have binded some of the buttons to ctrl+alt+num0 through num9, so I can control ...
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Is my shift hitting the fan?

On my laptop, an odd problem has developed. Whenever I press my left shift key, I hear a funny high-pitched sound like something is spinning against it. No other key causes the effect. Is this ...
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Print Screen on Windows 7 with Apple keyboard

I am trying to identify the Print Screen functionality with an Apple keyboard (A1243, 109 keys) on Windows 7. I do not want to use the on-screen keyboard as suggested (and chosen as the accepted ...
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro: any option to invoke OCR tool with a keyboard hotkey (shortuct) only without mouse

As surprising as it may sound, I could not find any option to run from keyboard a command to start OCR (Optical character recognition) operation for the current document. Many (actually the most) in ...
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windows 8.1 windows key not working [closed]

Recently my computer updated itself. I think one of these updates caused my windows key on my keyboard to stop functioning. I tried both the left and right windows keys. WINDOWS + R, WINDOWS key to ...
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Is it possible to swap key switches in a mechanical keyboard?

Some mechanical keyboards use Cherry MX keyswitches in varying colours, with varying differences to actuation force, tactile feedback and audible feedback. Is it possible on these keyboards to change ...
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Turn numlock on only when USB keyboard is connected

Is there any program that can turn numlock on when I connect external keyboard and turn it off when I disconnect the keyboard?
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when I am running synergy and open secondlife my movement keys aren't right

in secondlife with synergy running, turning (a,d or left right arrows) moves my character EXTREMELY slowly. forward and reverse keys (w,s, or forward back arrows) responds in the program like I have ...
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USB Keyboard stopped working, but only in Windows - drivers?

When I plug in my USB Keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000), an "Unknown device" shows up in Device Manager: click to see the screenshot Occassionaly the keyboard is showed correctly as "Comfort ...
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Keyboard Map Software OSX Mountain Lion

I'm just wondering if there's any software that I could use to remap my Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard to allow me to use the macro buttons for various macros or even just keyboard shortcuts? I ...
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Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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Windows 7 - Volume Buttons not working

I am using Windows 7 professional 64 bit on a desktop. I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard. Its has volume buttons for volume up/down and mute. I can confirm that the buttons physically work. I ...
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How to change the keyboard shortcut for Firefox's context menu?

I am trying to change the keyboard shortcut for showing the context menu in Firefox (the equivalent of pressing Shift-F10 on Linux or Windows or Control-Space on OS X). It seems like this shortcut is ...
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Send the key combination not the special character from RealVNC through to IntelliJ

I'm using IntelliJ on a Redhat machine running gnome. I'm remoting to that machine from a windows 7 machine using RealVNC. In IntelliJ, ctrl-alt-o automatically optimises imports, however when I press ...
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How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows?

Is there a way which I can use mac-style shortcuts in Windows? My personal computer is a Macbook, but my work computer is a Windows PC. Using keyboard shortcuts is a nightmare... Like the copy ...
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Ctrl C breaks the keyboard on Linux

I'm using a USB keyboard which works fine on Windows, but on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) this happens. When I press ctrl C to copy some text, the keyboard stops working and I can't type anything ...
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Keyboard stops working after a few minutes on Linux

I have a USB keyboard (Steelseries) which works fine on Windows. But on both Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 it stops working after a few minutes. I'm also using a USB mouse and it continues to work fine ...
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Keyboard Missing Strokes

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit for OS, and IE11 64-bit for browser, with Google Chrome on occasion. This is probably going to be almost impossible to troubleshoot via forum, but here goes ...
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Mac Keyboard Driver on Windows 7 - Trully configure fn and media keys (or forcibly installing BootCamp)

I did exactly the same as the OP of How do you reset Windows keyboard drivers to their original defaults? at first (kudos for Being the very-smart, highly-intelligent person that I am ...
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Keyboard won't work after update on Windows 7 Ultimate

I have a PC (not mine) that after an update won't recognize any keyboard, but still works before Windows start. I'm trying to fix for 3 days without success, here is a list of things I've tried: ...
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Is it there any way to prevent alt+f4 shutdown in windows

I face the problem of my coworker often shutdowns by simply pressing alt+f4 often he shut downs it. Is it there any way to stop this kind of activities in order to prevent accidental shutdown?
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Right control key being mapped to forward slash (/)

In a certain PC (Windows 7), the right control key is being mapped to "/". In other words, every time I press the right control key, / appears on the screen. Things that I've already tried: ...
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Pressing a key on the keyboard is opening up an unwanted My Computer window

My USB keyboard, which is Logitech brand, causes a "My Computer" window to open whenever a key is pressed, regardless of which button is pressed. It doesn't open up more than one "My Computer" window. ...
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Virus that disables keyboard and doesn't allow me to open drives?

I am now typing from a virtual keyboard. Minutes ago I downloaded a program called Downlite, subsequently, my keyboard, both native [notebook] and external. Mouse buttons don't do their jobs, when I ...
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Only Ctrl+c not working. I have windows 7? (Ctrl-v, ctrl-x etc work good) [duplicate]

Only Ctrl+c not working. I have windows 7? (Ctrl-v, ctrl-x etc work good) This not work in all programs (Office, Firefox, Chrome etc) Thanks
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Windows 7 - Multiple keyboards

I am using windows 7 on my desktop. I recently bought a new keyboard - the Microsoft Sidewinder x4. I was trying to figure out why my volume buttons were not working and I stumbled upon something ...