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

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Autohotkey script for alt+F4

I need a way to create a shortcut icon on the Desktop that when clicked, emulates the press of ALT+F4. I was thinking at AutoHotKey, I have bound the alt+f4 combination to F12, but then I can't manage ...
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My Apostrophe Key is Making Commas

While using MS Word in Windows 7, when I type the ` key and if it's not at the end of a word, it turns into a ,. I've never had this issue before and it's driving me crazy! I tried googling it to ...
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Where can one find list of keyboard shortcuts for powershell?

Where can one find the complete list of keyboard shortcuts for the last version of Powershell terminal (windows 10)? I've been googling for an hour and the best I found were: ISE Shortcuts - which ...
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Certain keys don't work when holding Caps Lock

I am using Windows 10. Until yesterday, my keys were working fine. But today, I got on and every time I hold my Caps Lock key while pressing the number 1 and the letter C, it won't work! I factory ...
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preventing an undesired keyboard

"At Windows 10, I set up only the Latin American Keyboard but randomly it goes to the Spanish Keyboard and is very annoying. How can I prevent ANY other Keyboard popping up from my determined set up? ...
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ALT+PrtScr doesn't work

When I press PrtScr, a screenshot of the whole screen is placed on the Clipboard. And when I press Win+PrtScr it's placed in the screenshots folder. But when I press Alt+PrtScr - nothing happens. Not ...
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Keys on keyboard and 'on-screen keyboard' don't work (Win 10)

I cannot use my 'two' and 'four' keys on both my keyboard and 'onscreen keyboard', whenever i try the screen flickers. I am using windows 10 (recently updated from windows 7, which had the same ...
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Wireless Mouse/Keyboard Seem to slow down my machine | Windows 7

Okay, so recently I got a wireless mouse and keyboard and tried using them, however after so may minutes (15-20) I notice a very abrupt plummet in performance power. Web Pages take forever to load up,...
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Numpad number keys output 789456123 when 123456789 is the input respectively

Got gnome on arch linux, a strange issue popped up recently, when numlock is on, the numpad number keys output 7 8 9 4 5 6 1 2 3 when 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 is the input respectively, like it does on a ...
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laptop keyboard some keys don't work for a while but later on work

Very wierd issue. Clean install of windows 10 home. After leaving the computer for a while, sometimes some keys on the keyboard don't work. Some specific examples: 8, 9 right arrow, down arrow. ...
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When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
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Can I customize my keyboard input method

I have a laptop with Turkish Keyboard. However, I am not used to its layout. If I set keyboard layout to TRQ Keyboard I will misplace the position of : and ; and many others. If I set it to US ...
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How do you set the keyboard hook timeout value for VMware Workstation for Windows?

Every time I start VMware Workstation I get a dialog asking to "update the value" of the keyboard hook timeout value. Clicking OK works for that session but checking "Do not show this message again"...
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Mouse and KeyBoards Not Working after Power Failure

I was working with a small form desktop computer when a transformer exploded on the city power grid causing a power failure and flickering lights in the office. When I turned the computer back on, the ...
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How to switch between just 2 keyboard languages on Windows 10

I currently have 3 keyboard languages in use, but I regularly use just 2 of them. I'm finding a way to switch between only 2 languages without a 3rd party software or a dedicated shortcut for each ...
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Can external keyboard use dvorak while internal uses qwerty

Is it possible to configure so a standard external keyboard is configured so it uses Dvorak and with the inbuilt keyboard still using qwerty. I have got both keyboard using qwerty and have successful ...
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lenovo yoga 3 pro 1370 no numeric keypad

I have no numeric keypad on this laptop. how do I enter a numeric keypad 0? On keyboards with a numeric keypad the keypad "0" is different than the keyboard "0". Solving this for "0" will also solve ...
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ideapad s10 suddenly keyboard keys wrong

I have a ideapad s10, almost new condition, some keys in keyboard alternately wrong and do not work, for example, the J key, on the first tap it does not respond, but tapping second time it starts ...
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Use 2 Keyboards with different keymap on Windows

I'm a programmer but also a gamer, so at the moment I have a Razer Keyboard with a lot of extra keys and obviously use a Windows OS (10). But since I started my new job a year ago I had to use a mac ...
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How does a Tracer OCTAVIA wireless usb reciver look like?

I got a new keyboard and the receiver looks different than what Tracer site shows on their photos. Could someone show their receiver? Preferably for OCTAVIA 1/2. I am only interested in real photos.
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Lenovo Thinkpad Keyboard T510 dimension

I am working on a project where I need the dimensions of the T510 Keyboard. The plan is to use the Keyboard with odroid or any other micro-controller board. The easiest way is to use the usb ...
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Keyboard arrows move windows between screens in Windows 10

A few days ago I updated Windows 7 to Windows 10, but now the keyboard arrows have a strange behavior. The PC has 2 screens and when I press the keyborard arrows (up, down, left and right) the active ...
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Wi-Fi adapter disconnected when USB keyboard is connected and USB keyboard acts weird when Wi-Fi is re-enabled in Windows XP

I have an older system that runs Windows XP. I installed a new USB keyboard (Inland 70117) couple of weeks ago and things haven’t been the same ever since even after a system format and getting a ...
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Better to change Alt to Ctrl or Ctrl to Alt, using same keyboard for Mac & Windows [closed]

So I just got myself a Windows 10 PC. I use the same keyboard/monitor to switch between them. I also have a Chromebook that I use. In OS X, the keyboard's Alt key is the Cmd key. So sometimes to ...
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Restart current song with media keys in iTunes

I'm using iTunes for my music and I have a keyboard (Logitech G810) with dedicated media keys. When a song is playing and I press the "Back" button (previous song), iTunes will play the previous song ...
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Fn key locked - why/how to prevent?

While using my HP EliteBook 850 with Windows 10, sometimes it appears that the Fn key status is inverted (pressed/unpressed) until i visit Keyboard Properties via All Tasks and test the repetition ...
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Switching Xfce workspaces with remote desktop

I use 5 workspaces with Xfce. I have two monitors. On one of the two screens of Workspace 1, I run Remmina for remote desktop to remote into a windows machine. Problem is, when I am working in ...
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Keyboard button get pressed forever

I have a brad new hp original windows 10, bought it few month ago, the keyboard looks perfect. I have an issue, starting from today, the - keyboard button get pressed forever, kinda link it's stuck ...
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How can I use a modern keyboard with the Panasonic JB 3000?

I still own my very first computer - a Panasonic JB 3000. The keyboard it came with now has many faulty keys. It has reached the stage where I can no longer use the computer, because I can't type. ...
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Some keys don't work after clean up of laptop

Today I purchased some thermal paste and a can of air to clean my laptop after two years of use. I never had a problem with this computer. Also I never opened a laptop before, so I saw a video of ...
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Chrome Text/Input Boxes Broken. Cant use backspace, enter, arrow keys, ctrl shortcuts etc

AS TITLE SAS APOLOGIES FOR CAPS BUT THIS TEXT BOX IS EVEN WORSE FOR SOME REASON ...
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Keyboard And Mouse Won't Work, but works on BIOS

today i'm using my laptop because i have problem with my mouse and keyboard on the other pc. I cant access to device manager because of it, even on safe mode, still don't work. This problem occur ...
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How do I create my own shift state / state modifier?

So in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 there are the following shift states: Shift AltGr Crtl (Capslock) Now my VK_2-key is unused and I'd like to use it as my own shift state modifier, so e....
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All keyboard keys except front row keys stopped working

My windows 7 lenovo laptop keys suddenly stopped working, the F keys and power key, and the mouse works but the rest doesn't, I can't get on to my account since it has password, are there a way to fix ...
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My z x c v and n m , . / keys in and external USB mechanical keyboard randomly stops working

My z,x,c,v and n, m, ,, . and / keys randomly stop working and they also randomly start working for an indefinite period of time. The external USB keyboard in question is TVS bharat gold keyboard and ...
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Linux USB keyboard with individual num key settings

I have a computer hooked up to the TV, with a wireless keyboard. The same computer has a regular monitor with a regular keyboard. Now the wireless keyboard is one of these compact ones without a ...
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Windows 10 ASUS X5D1N incompatibility

Decided to upgrade my spare lappy to W10 before the deadline so reinstalled W7 from the recovery partition, installed mandatory updates and headed to the W10 update page. Apparently the lappy passed ...
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How to change windows, ctrl and alt keys on a specific keyboard?

I have a MacBook with Windows on it for work. I used a program called KeyTweak to rebind the Alt, Ctrl and Windows keys so they'd work like they do in Mac OS. Whenever I plug in an external keyboard ...
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tilde key doesn't work on aluminum apple keyboard on ubuntu PC

I have the mini aluminum apple bluetooth keyboard, with a dell PC. The tilde / reverse apostrophe key does nothing. How can I make it work ? I'm in programmer dvorak keyboard layout, but it also ...
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USB driver missing in Win 10

I accidentally uninstalled the USB driver " Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26 " Now on post I can use keyboard , but as soon as Windows logo appear I ...
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Disable Windows F15 key [duplicate]

I'm using Putty on Windows to connect with remote Linux server. For some reason, windows F15 kept got pressed (not by myself) and it get translated into ~ remotely. I'm wondering how does this happen ...
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Simulate keyboard strokes with exact delay as being typed

I am trying to simulate keyboard strokes exactly how its typed with proper delay between strokes. I am trying to achieve this on keyboardmaestro or Automator on OS X, but I cannot figure it out. Is ...
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Can I map the Mac keys Command and Ctrl keys to the same key on a PC keyboard

I really want to use ctrl in order to ctrl-c and ctrl-v but i want to use ctrl-r also for reverse-search in the terminal By default, you do command-c and command-v for copy-paste, but you do ctrl-r ...
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PC Keyboard on Macbook Pro on Windows via Bootcamp

I am thinking of getting a PC Keyboard for my Macbook Pro, but specifically for use when I'm running bootcamp for Windows. I'm assuming it would work just fine, so long as I get the appropriate ...
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Laptop keyboard spamming

I spilled a little water on it yesterday, worked fine after I cleaned it but today one button keeps spamming either * or \ (it shouldn't be wet). Any tips? Other buttons don't work when those are ...
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Keyboard set to US-layout randomly reverts back to DE-layout

I have a PC with German-language Windows 8 installed. From the keybaord settings, I added a US keyboard, and set it as default. As a result, most of the time the keyboard works as expected, but every ...
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Can I input “å” using the alt + numpad (or other) method on windows with “Latin-2 - Central European languages” encoding page?

As you can see. There is no "å" here: http://www.ascii-codes.com/cp852.html Is there a (hopefully non-invasive) method for me to insert it? (crtl+V does not count.)
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AltGr key generate spurious Control_L keyPress events

I am using NX Client for Windows V 3.5.0-9 to login remotely to a Redhat system. When I press AltGr there is sometimes spurious KeyPressed events for Control_L keyPressed generated. I don not know ...
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Arch XFCE keyboard dead

I use Arch (Antergos). Recently my keyboard stops responding after the greeter screen. No error messages are displayed, | am able to log in. Any idea for the solution?
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Run app before login on Mac OS X

I'm using the ShareMouse application to share my keyboard/mouse between my Windows and Mac Mini computer. It works great after logging in and having the app on startup. However, for the login screen I ...