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

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Microsoft mouse and keyboard centre all wrong

I have a MS Laser Mouse 5000 and Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000. I recently upgraded to W10 and just downloaded Microsoft mouse and keyboard centre. Firstly, it detects I have a totally different ...
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Sending the enter key located on the lower right of the numeric keypad in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

A typical qwerty keyboard has two ENTER keys: With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5, if I say "press enter", it will send the green enter key. How to send the red enter key? (i.e., the enter key ...
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I'm not too sure what to call it, but is it possible to have a browser keyboard?

This sounds very confusing, but is the following poss to open up a browser, and connect it to an IP address(in most cases, your PC), and on the browser, a HTML page with a keyboard would appear. And ...
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Ctrl + Shift + Right not repeating

I've just got me a Dell laptop with Windows 10 installed. When selecting text in an application like notepad I am able to press Shift+Right Cursor to highlight one character at a a time. If I ...
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Is it possible to write software for a keyboard?

I just got a new Cooler Master Octane keyboard+mouse combo, but it doesn't come with any software, so I can't modify the keys, or change any function...is there a way to write some simple software for ...
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Some specific keys on my Asus laptop's keyboard alternate between working and not working at random intervals

I'm having a problem on my Asus keyboard since a few months now. The problem being : I can't use the following keys (On an AZERTY keyboard, but it's mostly the same anyway) : 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 p backspace ...
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Wifi toggle key is not working on Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Touch

WIFI TOGGLE KEY PROBLEM: I am facing this problem, where the wifi toggle key (with an antenna) which sits beside F12 key and shares the Print Screen functionality is not working on my Dell Inspiron ...
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Vary keyboard region per device

I'm UK based running Windows 10 on multiple devices, one of which has a US keyboard; all the other devices have UK keyboards. Changing the keyboard to US affects all my devices and changing it back to ...
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My Windows 8 computer is booting up with USB disabled, so I can't log in

My Windows 8 computer has today started booting up (or possibly restarting) with the USB ports disabled, which means that my USB keybaord and mouse are not working, and I can't log in. I can press the ...
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Num Lock refuses to stay on

Before I continue, let me say that this is not a question about Num Lock turning off after boot. I've already made a fix for that. My issue is that Num Lock refuses to stay on while I'm using my ...
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VNC connection without video

I'd like to use the VNC protocol to remotize keyboard and mouse only, that is just like a regular VNC session but without the video. Typical usage scenario could be controlling a PA video system, a ...
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Why wont my mac pick of some of the keystrokes on my gaming keyboard

So today I bought a new Armaggeddon AK-700 keyboard and plugged it into my mac expecting the normal, plug and play. But this just wasn't the case. As I started using it, I realised that the, CNTRL , ...
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Does stacking o-rings provide the same result as using a thicker o-ring?

I plan to add o-rings in my mechanical keyboard. Does stacking o-rings provide the same result as using a thicker o-ring in terms of key travel, from the standpoint of the keyboard user? The goal of ...
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Letter “T” only works after reboot [closed]

A strange thing happened yesterday. Letter "T" of my desktop keyboard stopped working. Whenever I wanted to type "T" or "t", I had to copy it from somewhere and then paste it. After one day of this I ...
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OSX - Remapping Capslock without admin privileges

What I really want is to use Capslock as a escape key inside Vim (which is being run inside iTerm2). The solution I'm looking for could, for instance, remap Capslock not necessarily to Esc but to ...
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One key of the keyboard not working

I know the title seems like a trivial work, but it got bothering me for two days now. I got a unix machine, on which I have a windows 7 VM. One of the key of the keyboard stopped working two days ago ...
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Right Alt + Letter for Umlaut does not work

I used to be able to type an umlaut U (ü) under the English (United States) International Keyboard. To do so, I simply had to use the Right Alt key while pressing the letter u. This also worked for ö, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for creating new file on Windows 7

Can someone please tell me how to create a new keyboard shortcut for creating a new text file? I have installed Autohotkey but I don't know how to specify script. I want to use Ctrl + Alt + N as ...
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What's the best way to clean a keyboard and mouse without shutting down/unplugging?

Is there a screen I can access to disable all keyboard/mouse input? I've tried applications like KeyFreeze, but Razer peripherals have extra keys that make it past the input blocking. I'm on Windows ...
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Docker install forces QWERTY keyboard configuration?

I've installed Docker on a fresh empty copy of Ubuntu 14.04 mounted under VirtualBox. sudo apt-get -y install docker.io However, when I log out and in again, the AZERTY keyboard is switched to ...
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Left arrow doesn't work on Debian 9

Yesterday I installed Debian Stretch although some bugs the system work correctly but there is a really annoying bug: My left arrow doesn't work, the system not receive input since the installation ...
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How do I pair an already-paired Apple wireless keyboard in El Capitan?

I have seen several answers regarding previous versions of OS X that address this question using the Set Up Bluetooth Device option, but that seems to have been removed in El Capitan. Every time I ...
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after holding a key for a while I can't type until i close and re-open the app

This started happening lately, I am on a Mac OS X El Capitan, v10.11.4. If I hold a key a few seconds pressed, It doesn't matter which app I am using, I can't continue typing. I have to close and ...
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Assign Home and End to Fn + arrows

Is is possible to assign Home/End/PgUp/PgDown to combinations of Fn+arrow keys in Windows 8.1 (I have HP Elitebook 8540p if that matters)? Motivation: in particular I like keyboard of my current ...
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When I hold any key down, sound goes to 0 and wont go back up

I've had this problem for a while and I have done everything that I can find but this still happens. I am on Windows 10 and have the problem since I was on windows 8. Whenever I hold and any key ...
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One mouse click, two separate and simultaneous events

Two laptops (both running same OSX). I want to click one thing (it can be a mouse button, or it can be a key, It doesn't matter), and have both computers recognize it. This would mean (if it was the ...
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Can I use a usb keyboard to emulate having a second controller for video games

Many video games can be played coop with controllers plugged into your PC, I am wondering if I can use a usb keyboard and map its WASD so that the PC thinks its a Joystick and its IJKL as the XYBA on ...
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My dell laptop backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not working

I use dell vostro laptop with windows 7 OS. But I am facing a problem now, I was browsing facebook on my laptop and suddenly I saw that my laptops backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not ...
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Windows 10 Skype freezes when using keyboard layout shortcuts

I have Windows 10 installed on my machine. I am using the keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard languages(layouts). For instance, I use Ctrl+1 to switch to my primary language. If I press ...
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Issue with Lag Between Keypad Use and Internal Keyboard Use on Laptop

Hopefully I can explain this to where it is understandable. I have laptop running Windows 7. Sometime in the past couple months, it has developed a really annoying issue. After typing something, ...
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Keyboard language not setting correctly at startup in Windows 10

I have a clean install of Windows 10 English and configured it to have English UI language but with Portuguese as default input method. The problem is that at startup, after login, the keyboard ...
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Using Keyboard Shortcuts in a VirtualBox VM

I'm running a Windows 7 VM on a MacBook Pro running 10.10.5 Yosemite and VirtualBox My problem is being unable to run a Windows 7 program called Shortkeys which allows you to define keyboard ...
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Change Caps Lock to still register as caps lock but do Nothing

Currently my caps lock key functions exactly like it should, is it possible for me to disable the function that converts inputs to capital without disabling detection of the actual key and without ...
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Ideas for replacing laptop keyboard [closed]

I keep seeing laptop keyboards with non-optional number pads and it makes me cringe. Given that manufacturers seem to think numpads are OK (they're not), is it possible to somehow buy an ordinary ...
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Keyboards plugged to one computer have different failing rows of keys, but work perfectly fine on any other computer

I have a PS2 and an USB keyboard. Recently, a column of keys on my PS2 keyboard failed, so I swapped it for an USB keyboard, but that one turned out to have another different failing column of keys. ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard functions in BIOS, but not in Windows 7

Relevant specs: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ASUS M4N78 Pro Chipset: nVidia GeForce 8300 CPU: AMD Phenom II 945 Mem: 8GB DDR2 800 Details: Replaced MB, CPU, RAM. Booting into BIOS, USB keyboard and ...
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Ctrl + or Ctrl- works only once in Excel 2007

I would like to use ctrl + or ctrl - several times in Excel 2007. It used to work properly but recently, after the first row the cursor returns to a cell instead of to the number of the row and pops ...
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Can I dynamically switch key layout with karabiner?

For example, I'd like to switch 1 and 2 keys when caps lock is on. I'd like to actually switch esc key and ~ key in hhkb2 in some situations.
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My 'fn' key on my American laptop does not appear to be working

I'm trying at the moment to press the @ key on my laptop and all I get is either the number 2 or " by either pressing just the 2 key or the shift/fn and 2 key. Neither the white or blue @ symbols are ...
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Logitech G930 Multimedia (G-key) functionality in Ubuntu Gnome

I have a Logitech G930 Headset with 3 Multimedia Keys(G-Keys), a surround sound/stereo switch, mute mic button, volume control scroller. Problem(s): Main 1. Google Chrome does not detect any key G ...
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ubuntu + hyper-v + vnc

I'm running following set-up windows 10 with hyper-v and a virtual instance of ubuntu 15. I'm using VNC to connect to it. I'm having following issues: numpad 0 key works as insert (+ all the numpad ...
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Linux: How can the back/forward mouse buttons be configured to drag and resize windows?

My Logitech mouse has one extra button for going back, and another one for going forward. I figure I'd get more use out of them if I could instead use those two buttons to drag and resize windows, ...
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How to Create Keyboard Macro to Adjust Sound Level Momentarily

Basically what I'm trying to do is figure out a way to somehow reduce the sound output level of my system to a certain level (say half volume) and bind that to a keyboard shortcut. Ideally, the volume ...
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Keyboard some letter double output

I have PC with AMD APU System, Brand new. I'm having problem regarding my keyboard it always double type the letters. More on a,c,e,d,w,m,o,I,f,k,x. So I bought a new keyboard it still the same error ...
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Is HHKB pro2 type-s is more like realforce 45g or 55g?

I like the HHKB feeling but the layout is a bit off. I'd like to try realforce 45 or 55g. which one is close to the HHKB in terms of the key pressing.
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HHKB, remap tilde?

I'm trying HHKB and I think I can get used to the keyboard except the tilde button. The button with ~ and backtick. I often use ~ to go to home directory. I mainly use backtick in stackoverflow ...
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Windows 10 input language stuck

I have one employee that has a problem switching her keyboard langage in Windows 10. The input language was set to 'Canadian Multilingual...' but for some reason, the keyboard layout changed to ...
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Creating Python profiles in Atom and assigning keyboard shortcuts

I'm using Atom-Script to run code from within the atom-editor. I've two versions of python installed, in the following folders: C:\Python27 C:\Python35-32 I would like to use the Atom-Script ...
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Using keyboard causes every program to freeze

I have an odd issue. Every time I touch the keyboard, whichever program that has focus freezes. This wasn't happening earlier today; it only started after I ran Windows Update. My specs: Asus ...
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VNC Meta key not working with realVNC server+viewer android on Mac OS X

I'm using realVNC server on Mac OS X (VNC® Server 5.3.1 (r17370) x64) and VNC viewer on Android from realVNC. I use emacs in Terminal and iTerm2, where I normally set option to Meta, but this does ...