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

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The left modifier keys on my Macbook Pro has a delay before working after wake up

Occasionally, my mid-2014 Macbook Pro 15 Retina's left modifier keys (Shift, Option, Control) don't work immediately after resuming from sleep. For example: My login password requires pressing the ...
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Bind keyboard layout changes to key-press (combination) on Linux and/or Windows 10

I have recently come upon situations where it would be useful to quickly switch between different keyboard mappings. For example, sometimes I talk to my Danish friend and would like quick access to ...
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How can I map Keys on my keyboard to new symbols?

My laptop's keyboard wastefully contains two Keys for the dash that both produce the too short -. I need longer dashes. So how can I map or force these 2 Keys to produce different dashes of my chosen ...
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some button on keyboard suddenly stops working properly

My laptop is not so old (2 years), I use few hours a day (1-2 hours) it's an Asus F552CL. Suddenly some key stop working properly, as you can see from the image some key probably I've never used (the ...
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“Add bluetooth device” missing in Windows 10

I'm having trouble with connecting a bluetooth keyboard with Windows 10. I found a workaround in another computer with Windows 7 and it is the following: In Devices & Printer, there is "Add ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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is there any way to swap the function of two keys on keyboard?

My Lenovo Z500 laptop's End button is broken. Is there any way to swap its function with PgUp button? I know I can close Num Lock and use number 1 instead but I also need numbers. click to enlarge
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Keyboard out of control after pressing specific combinations

I play an online game which I press some key combinations: F[1-12] CTRL+F[1-12] SHIFT+F[1-12] ALT+F[1-12] Up, down, left, right arrow keys My keyboard goes 'crazy' sometimes (i.e. CTRL key stuck, ...
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Atom - changing keyboard shortcuts for defult actions

the delete line function in the atom-editor on Mac is assigned to ^ + ⇧ + k. I've a two questions: How can I reassign this action to ⌘ + D? Follow-up with the first one, is there a ...
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xkb key remaps not applied in virtualbox

running Ubuntu 14.04 (xfce) I have the following problem: since my left arrow key is broken, I remapped it to PageUp (prior) and PageUp to right shift, by modifying /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc. ...
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How can I transfer a custom keyboard layout from one computer to another?

I use two languages regularly (English and Bengali) and I have a custom keyboard layout to type Bengali which a friend made for me, (on my Windows 7 machine). I have just gotten a new computer ...
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Windows 10: Keyboard type rate extremely slow after boot

I have upgraded my computer using a core i5 2500K from Windows 7 x64 to WIndows 10 x64, and the whole system runs fast and reliable, with one exception: after booting from SSD, which takes only about ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Remapping

I downloaded and ran "Mapkeyboard", a utility that allows you to remap keys on the keyboard. The program seems to be working OK. But now I want to remap the apostrophe character (') so that it means ...
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Laptop show 98% disk usage but almost nothing showing in the task manager

My computer is showing 98% disk usage but when I look in the task manager almost nothing is showing (certainly not anything of significance). Any suggestions as to what might be causing this? Also, ...
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Can spilling water on an old PS2 keyboard cause system crash, malfunction and BIOS problems?

I leaked some water in my PS2 keyboard while it was connected. I turned my keyboard upside down to let the water out and didnt think much of it. Within 15 minutes my pc harddisk starts rattling and my ...
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Installed keyboard layout on Windows 10 but can't select it

It shows up in the keyboard list in region & language -> russian -> options: but not in system tray keyboard layout selection list:
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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Beeping unresponsive keyboard in Windows 10

I thought it was filter keys related and turned this off. It still happens occasionally. If I restart Windows 10, the problem does not appear on the login screen, but when on the desktop it ...
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Remap keyboard with scancode map, “Ctrl” + “-” (numpad) to just “-” (numpad)

I have a kiosk where I have disabled Ctrl. But I want the user to be able to increase and decrease the size of the text in the web browser. (the menues are not visible) Is there a way to remap this? ...
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Surface Pro 2 TypeCover partially broken on Windows 10

I just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my SP2. Now, the Type Cover is not fully functioning. When I connect it the trackpad and the function meta keys (play/pause, mute, brightness) all work. But ...
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Win 7 Pro 64 will not recognize Keyboard & Mouse - defaults to OSK

I am currently running Windows 7 Pro on my PC (new computer). I have found that in the last couple of months my keyboard has ceased being recognized by the OS. By this I mean, most of my special ...
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Reassign specific keys on keyboard layout

I have recently acquired a new Macbook and was able to get it running with the Swiss keyboard layout. While its pretty similar to the one on Windows there are a few exceptions. Most of them don't ...
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Keyboard error until the computer is warm enough

My Laptop keyboard is error during the turn on time until several period after it. It seems like the space button and control button is pressed. I detect it from the sound of the computer as if there ...
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WinKey delay before menu shows

I have a weird issue with my keyboard on Windows 10. Whenever I press the WinKey nothing happens, but when I press and hold it for about a second before releasing it, it does show the menu. This is ...
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Debian Stretch english Dvorak lost special keys

I have used debian Jessie with the Dvorak keymap for some time now and when I upgraded to Stretch, the Dvorak mapping doesn't output any keys pressed with modifier right alt. Such as çãé and others. ...
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keyboard unresponsive when watching video or playing game

when i put a youtube video, a downloaded video or a videogame the keyboard is unresponsive, no other key preses are registered or stays with the last keypress constantly pressed until i close the ...
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Increase keyboard repeat rate beyond control panel limits Windows 10

It seems there is already an accepted answer for Windows 7 here. Has anyone found a way to increase the keyboard repeat rate for Windows 10 beyond the Keyboard Properties control panel? My settings ...
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Right Shift + . (dot key) does not work as before on Windows 8.1

Till yesterday, it was fine. There were no updates on system during last day. But right shift key does not work as before. Testing my keyboard special chars (Laptop Dell XPS L502x). Win 8.1 (doubled ...
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Asus n56vz keyboard letter a not working properly

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop and the letter a is not working properly since 2 days ago. I already tried to uninstall the programs I installed since I noticed this problem, restarted windows ...
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Windows 10 Left Control Key Not Registering

I am on a 14" Razer Blade Laptop running Windows 10. Some time after I installed VirtualBox, my left control key stopped working. Right Control Key Works I have uninstalled VirtualBox. Issue ...
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Smartphone-style keyboard on Windows?

I very much like the way Smartphone keyboards work. Pressing, a tangent for example, 'A' gives me the different variations/alternatives to 'A': Is there something very similar to use on a Windows ...
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Unable to change keyboard repeat delay

I was looking for a solution for a problem, and I needed to know what program used which shortcuts. The program I found, however, happened to be glitched on Windows 10 and caused it to actually ...
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Laptop with german layout and USB keyboard with US layout - use both layouts at the same time possible without switching?

I have a laptop with a german keyboard layout. In work, I often have to do with programs designed for US layout and therefore I use a USB keyboard with US layout. Is there a way to designate the ...
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What is the function of the modifier keys in xmodmap?

When I run xmodmap, I get something like this shift shift_l (0x32), shift_r (0x3e) lock control control_l (0x25), control_l (0x42), control_r (0x69) mod1 alt_l (0x40), ...
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Firefox with Keyboard Types Random Keys

I am having a serious issue with my computer in which when I type certain letters in Firefox other letters appear. The keys with the problem change and it may be working from 5 minutes and then broken ...
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How can I toggle input language in emacs with ctrl+shift in linux?

I am using Control+Shift for switch languages in linux. The problem is that this keybinding is not works well in emacs: When I am on russian keymap, emacs's keybindings are not working. Emacs have ...
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How to remap combinations of keys including the windows key?

To avoid the XY problem, I'll explain my problem and then the problem I have with my attempted solutions: Problem I have a windows laptop (hp elitebook), and I use my wireless bluetooth mac keyboard ...
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Disable INSERT key in all applications

The Insert and Caps Lock keys just get in the way. This superuser question asks how to disable Insert, but appears to be for Windows 7 because it does nothing for me on Windows 8.1. I've been able to ...
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What is hijacking my PrtScrn key?

I am on Windows 7 and for the last few days the PrtScrn key hasn't functioned correctly in any game made after about 2007, or in Steam. It is functioning on the desktop, however. Quick rundown of ...
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Brand new HP elitebook mutes itself when I press “dd” on keyboard

Issue: This might sound like a "pebkac" issue, but I truly thing my laptop is defective. It is a brand new work HP elitebook with a clean install of Windows 10, and when I press the "d" key in ...
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Get Mac-like symbol shortcuts on Windows

So I recently switched from being a life-long Mac user to building my own Windows 10 desktop. There are plenty of things I like but one thing I feel like I'm greatly missing is the ability to easily ...
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Disable Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Fn key toggle behavior

The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover has a "Fn" key that can be toggled on and off, which switches the behavior of the top row of keys from F-keys to utility keys like turning the volume on and off. I use ...
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Why does my keyboard freeze when going to login to another account?

Got a strange issue. If I go to swap user accounts my keyboard locks. Have to reboot. Did not have this problem before.
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Cannot enter LUKS passphrase on encrypted system with a normal USB keyboard

I have a strange issue here which I cannot explain: I bought a new keyboard (Cherry Stream 3) which was intended to replace an IMHO very similar keyboard: a Cherry G-224. I'm running an encrypted ...
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Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, buggy mapping on right alt

I have created a keyboard layout in the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator tool. It is based on US layout, the only changes I've made include: mapped from mapped to alt(right)+[ ...
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Can't type russian in MS-EDIT (Win XP)

Using Windows XP SP3. Want to type russian in MS-EDIT text editor. Language packs installed in control panel. Even East Asian ones. Input Language, Keyboard added:- Russian. Got the language bar in ...
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The keyboard, WiFi and sound card stopped working after installing Windows 7 updates. How to fix this?

I have a preinstalled licensed Windows 7 x64 on my Asus laptop. I used to update it via the internet all the time, until at one point this proved to be a bad habit. I've been offered by Windows ...
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Do KVM switches work with 144Hz Gsync gaming monitors?

I have a monitor that does 144Hz and Gsync at 2560x1440. It only uses displayport to support these features. Assuming I get a KVM that works with DisplayPort, if I use the KVM with this monitor, will ...
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Asus N76VM backlight keyboard doesn't work

so i just bought an asus N76VM and the backlit doesn't work, i upgraded to win10 an re-installed all the drivers (atk package, keyboard filter...) and still not working, the keyboard doesnt light up ...
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How to make another key function as a spacebar in Windows XP?

We have an older laptop that is still used a lot and works fine... accept for the spacebar is not functional. How can we assign the spacebar functions to another key - one of the Alt keys or both ...