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

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Send keyboard commands to window under cursor

Is there any way that I can redirect keyboard commands to be sent to whichever window is under the mouse cursor, instead of to the active window? I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. I tried using the in ...
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sculpt desktop in osx types 1232 on typing 123

I have this sculpt desktop keyboard from microsoft . Whenever i type 123 quickly it types 1232. However, if I type it slowly it always does 123. What could be the reason?
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Keyboard issue on multiple key presses

I'm experience a strange issue with my keyboard in both Windows and Linux, so it's a keyboard issue. When I need to have multiple keys pressed (like, press X, than C and V and finally B) the last ...
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My input devices (mouse/keyboard) disconnect during use

I am having an input device problem that's interfering with my work and it has recently started occurring more frequently making it unbearable. I have a wired Asus Mobtuo mouse and keyboard that came ...
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How can I clean a wireless mouse in which the batteries leaked?

I have a wireless mouse and I noticed that I had stored it with batteries inside. I know that's wrong because this is what happens: The mouse was sitting on the keyboard so the acid leaked on that ...
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ASUS Z87-PRO cannot power-on via USB from S5

I have the ASUS Z87-PRO connected to a Seasonic S12 II Bronze power supply. All USB ports are powered while the device is powered-off - S5 (by having the "ErP ready" option in BIOS disabled). I ...
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Windows 7 - How to turn numlock on initially when windows starts? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 and my password is numeric. When I start windows I always try to enter password with numpad and when it fails I see numlock is off. How should I change this behavior in windows? I ...
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Is it possible to use two keys to access third level characters?

I use Linux Mint and Cinnamon at home and I have set the left Win key to act as a third level chooser for my keyboard, along with AltGr, using the keyboard settings within Cinnamon. At the office, ...
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Lubricating a mechanical keyboard [duplicate]

My 1.5 year old son decided to test if my keyboard was compatible with the remains of a can of Red Bull, which obviously wasn't empty enough. It only affected a few keys, so it was somewhat easy to ...
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My single-key hotkey in VS doesn't work; “Waiting for additional keypress”

I set the File.Close command in Visual Studio 2008 to Ctrl+W, but when I press this key it simply says “(Ctrl+W) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.” in the status bar. If I press it again, ...
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Dedicate keyboard to app / workspace on mac osx

Setup: two keyboards, two monitors - one with fullscreen terminal, the other with random things. Is there a way to force the input from one of the keyboards to the terminal? (I am writing this ...
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Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...
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Permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from taskbar so it does not come back after reboot

How can I permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from the taskbar so it does not come back after reboot? I have tried the following methods without success (Touch Keyboard icon comes back after ...
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How to create new functions on laptop keyboard?

I got a new laptop, a Toshiba Portege Z30-A. It has a pointing stick (the dot in the middle, also called TrackPoint on Lenovo laptops) and it has the left and right click buttons. My old laptop used ...
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Alt and AltGr key randomly stop working on Windows 8.1

Alt and AltGr usually work well but sometimes, for no reason they stop working. Restarting the computer doesn't work. I checked the keyboard language. I checked if I have one of these programs running ...
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Would a USB splitter work on a KVM?

I have a USB KVM switch. I also have a Roccat mouse and keyboard. However, these don't work with the KVM very well. If they're plugged into the keyboard & mouse ports, the extra features of the ...
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Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [duplicate]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
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Navigating with arrow keys in vi is slow

I use rlogin to remote login from a Solaris 10 Sparc to a Solaris 10 x86 host. When using vi, navigating with the h, j, k, and l keys is very fast and smooth. However, navigating with the arrow keys ...
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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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Keyboard no longer works on Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [closed]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
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On-screen keyboard with function keys

Is there a way to add the function keys to the on-screen keyboard in Windows 7? If not, is there an alternative program that has the function keys?
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Change Key Bindings Individually for Each Layout on Linux

I am on Debian Jessie with GNOME. I prefer to program with the () bound to what is regularly [ and ] because I do a lot of lisp. I was able to do this with xmodmap, but it ruins my other (Portuguese) ...
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Enable Fn-Brightness Buttons Ubuntu

I am trying to get the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 buttons to work on my ASUS UX305F laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried adding all of the following to /etc/default/grub without success: ...
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Google Chrome: Open a link in new tab and switch to it in one click

Is there a mouse/keyboard shortcut in Google Chrome that when clicking a link opens the URL in a new tab and then makes that tab active? Kind of like CTRL + left click, but also activating the tab ...
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Configuring function keys in PuTTY for both Vim and Midnight Commander under tmux?

First off, I'm aware that I can use Alt+1 (through 9 and 0) to synthesize the respective function keys (F1 through F10) in Midnight Commander. It has helped me many times, but by default I still press ...
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KINESIS Freestyle 2 and ASCII encoding with numpad

So basically I bought this expensive keyboard which I LOVE but I discovered I cannot ALT+123 to enter ASCII characters on the keypad. I can use the function (blue) "virtual" number pad it has, ...
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How to scroll within PowerPoint slide with keyboard / working with big slides

My company loves Microsoft products, therefore I am now forced to prepare a conference poster with PowerPoint. That means I have a single large slide in my presentation. Due to the size of the poster, ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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Inserting hash symbol into Centos 6

I'm running Centos 6 64 bit. When I type the hash symbol I get the message: Unknown key released I have looked on various places online and tried multiple solutions; Pressing series of buttons ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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Set a keyboard shortcut to a Windows 8 app? [duplicate]

I just got a keyboard that allows you to set shortcuts to desktop apps that have an .exe file extension. In Windows 8, I have heard that all the .exe files are hidden, so I un-hide them by showing ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C/V does not work Debian 8 Jessie

I’ve just installed Debian 8 Jessie with Cinnamon 2.2 and launched gnome-terminal. But I can’t copy/paste text using keyboard: pressing ctrl+shift+C/V only causes language switch. What can I do to fix ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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Up Arrow Key does not work on Pavilion x360

my up key on my Pavilion x360 is not working. I plugged in a keyboard to my laptop and plugged it out and then the up key stopped working. Could anybody help?
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where can i find keyboard text entry settings file of my ubuntu account

My keyboard should have two text entry modes (heb/eng). However, after upgrading ubuntu to 14.04, now there are four text entry modes: M17n:he:kbd, M17n:en:ispell, He, En which in practice toggles ...
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How to set up key bindings to change file type in Sublime Text 2

I would like to learn whether it's possible to set up a key binding in Sublime Text 2 to change a file type. To clarify further, I am not trying to alter a particular file type settings via a key ...
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Windows - Bluetooth mouse and keyboard disconnects automatically

I am using windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop and I have at office and at home Bluetooth keyboards and mouses, because of its comfort. But I got the issue that all of these devices are disconnected ...
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Shut down and restart computer from search

In Windows 8.1, is it possible to shut down or restart the computer using only the keyboard? When you click the Windows key on the keyboard, on the overlay you get a nice search box. Typing in ...
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How can 2 separate users share a 3rd computer in between them using their own mouse/keyboards?

I know Synergy exists to let you share your mouse + keyboard across multiple PCs, but can multiple users use one machine in a similar fashion? Almost like running multiple instances of Synergy or ...
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Usb Hub for keyboard and mouse [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a usb hub to connect my mouse (Logitech G300) and keyboard (Logitech K120) but I am not sure if I should choose a self-powered or a bus-powered one . How do I know if a ...
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Windows refuses to detect mouse/keyboard input

I was away for the weekend and when I came back this morning my PC booted up just fine but I couldn't input anything via mouse or keyboard in Windows. I've already tried rebooting, different usb ports ...
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Keyboard strange behavior

I have a ASUS R900V laptop, 1 year ago, I spilled a small amount of water over the keyboard, and it started behaving strangely, writes aq when I push a or q buttons, and some other thing like this... ...
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Modifier key behaves like it's stuck [closed]

Ever since the Windows 98 era the problem seems to pop up every once so often. Sometimes at (seemingly) random moments a special key (ctrl, shift, alt or windows logo) will start behaving like it's ...
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Remapping IJKL keys to arrow keys on Ubuntu 14, IDEA Intellij misinterprets as keypad arrow keys?

I'm trying to remap my IJKL keys as arrow keys. So far I have this working in most of my desktop, I added a new keylayout that extends the us layout and replaces the IJKL keys with Up, Down, Left and ...
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Autohotkey high priority remapping

I want to make RCtrl+(w/a/s/d) map to (up/left/down/right), I wrote this script: $>^w::Send {Up Down} $>^w Up::Send {Up Up} $>^a::Send {Left Down} $>^a Up::Send {Left Up} $>^s::Send ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reapply sorting in Excel 2015 Preview for Mac

In Excel 2013 for the PC, you can press Ctrl-Alt-L to reapply a filter/sort on a table in your worksheet. This shortcut does not work in the Excel 2015 Preview for Mac. I tried other variations on ...
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Wireless keyboard signal deterioration

Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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Bluetooth keyboard using a Surface Pro 3

I recently purchased a surface pro 3. I did not however opt for the touch cover; instead I use a regular travel bluetooth keyboard. It works well, but the behavior is not optimal: even when it is ...