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

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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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macbook pro - red screen 2 weeks after coke on keyboard

Two weeks ago I dropped a cup of coke on keyboard of my Macbook Pro 2009 17". Instantly the machine self turned off and I turned it upside down. 20 minutes after I dismounted the machine and had no ...
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Can't type into password box on login

I'm running Windows 8 trough Boot Camp on my 15" MacBook Pro Mid 2010 (Model 6,2). This has been working well for a long time. Since yesterday I'm having this issue though, that Windows boots to the ...
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Win 8.1 - escape key stops working

I have a weird issue with a new Lenovo Flex 14 (Windows 8.1) where my escape key stops working. I just restarted and it started working again, but now it's gone again. I know it's not working because ...
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Connecting bluetooth keyboard ubuntu 13.10 org.bluez.Input method not found

I am trying to connect a Logitech keyboard using Bluetooth. I can't get this to work by means of the GUI so I used my console to follow this approach: ...
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Keyboard intermittently stops working on Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my desktop and my keyboard will occasionally stop responding for a few seconds. It immediately begins about a second or so afterwards, so nothing freezes. Just now I ...
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Can you reassign keys on Mac for Logitech K310 washable keyboard ?

I know it's not being sold as compatible for Mac but as intensive typer I like the idea of having an always clean keyboard. I already read this review ...
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Single key not working - not hardware issue

So my laptop e key stopped working. Naturally I figured it was a hardware problem so I plugged in an external keyboard and impressively all keys work except e. Now I'm baffled. I'm running Windows 7 ...
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Keys interpreted by host computer (TeamViewer on Ubuntu)

What I want to do: I am trying to remotely control another Windows 8 x64 computer using the latest version of TeamViewer on Ubuntu 13.10 x64. I installed the latest 32-bit version DEB of TeamViewer ...
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Some keys not functioning consistently

My "5,6,0,caps lock and del" keys to be exact, are not working consistently. There are times that I have to press them repeatedly before it works, other times, they'd work effortlessly with normal ...
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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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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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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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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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Laptop keyboard stops functioning on contact with metal plating

To explain in more detail: My laptop a Lenovo G580 started self spamming a few months back, and no idea why. The usual culprit was the '/' character. When this happens I can't type or click on a text ...
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Lightdm, x11vnc two seats: VNC keyboard/mouse input only works if seat is active

I have Lightdm setup to run two seats: XBMC (Seat:0) which uses my monitor xfce (Seat:1) which uses virtual terminal 8 This way I can switch between them using Crtl-Alt-F7/F8 I use x11vnc to ...
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USB keyboard is recognized as mouse, thus not working

I attached a USB keyboard to my laptop today. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The keyboard isn't working. I looked in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers, and it turns out Windows ...
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How can I combine the input of two Keyboards?

I use a Stinkyboard Footboard to enter shortcuts with my feet on my mac. This works fine, the Footboard is recognized as another USB keyboard and the shortcuts are working. One thing that is not ...
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I pressed the sleep button on my keyboard and now I can't wake up my computer

My motherboard is the 970 extreme 4 and the lights and fans turn on but my keyboard and monitor aren't working. My monitor says it has no signal and the keyboard light doesn't turn on. I've tried ...
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Do not allow windows applications to take control of the master volume keys?

I have a volume wheel on my keyboard which I LOVE, however it annoys me when certain applications such as the youtube player and some videogames take control of the keyboard volume input and don't let ...
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Keyboard acting weird (c,v and h randomly stop working, windows key randomly stuck, ..)

A couple of weeks ago my keyboard started acting weird. Randomly but only for one application (i think it only happens to Chrome), the keys c v and h will stop working. They would still work in other ...
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Windows 8 TabTip on screen keyboard

I need the on screen (TabTip) keyboard on Windows 8.1 to automatically come up on touch even with a keyboard plugged in. Currently, it only automatically comes up if a keyboard IS NOT plugged in. Is ...
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USB keyboard randomly stops working (can't reset device error: -32)

Once in a while (extremely rarely, maybe once every few months), my keyboard stops accepting input, seemingly randomly. The mouse is dragged down at the same time. What I tried initially: ...
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Switching left alt and left win

I have a Thinkpad X230 (german layout, [edit]running linux[/edit]) and I want to switch the left win- and the left alt-key somehow with the right alt-key (AltGr) not being touched. However, I haven't ...
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Cannot enter backslash on Windows 7

On my Windows 7 laptop, I have recently encountered a strange problem: The key for the backslash does not work. I use a German keyboard, where the backslash is entered using one of: Strg (Ctrl) + ...
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water damage keyboard not working correctly

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW330J laptop, I spilled water on it over a year ago. At the time when i spilled water on it, I immediately turned it off and let it dry for a week. After a week I tried to turn ...
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How to log into Windows 7 using ASCII codes instead of real password

My friend uses a password with Farsi characters to log into Windows. However, while he was logged in he changed keyboard layout to US. Now while entering his password nothing happens. How can I ...
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Custom keyboard layout in sandboxed app?

I have a TN2056 Installable Keyboard Layout that I’ve placed in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. It is the default keyboard layout, and is used by all apps. But now with the new version of OmniGraffle ...
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Re-usable key binding in windows 7

I suspect this has previously been asked somewhere, but I cannot find it. Anyway, I have set up a key-binding so Ctrl-Alt-T opens Putty in Windows7. so far so good. However, this is only a single ...
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How to program a kinesis foot pedal macro?

The manual says that you should press Prgrm+F11, at which point the lights will start blinking (which happens), then press the triggering key, in this case the foot pedal, then the lights should start ...
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Turn off ALT + numeric keypad ASCII symbol insertion?

Call me old fashioned but I like to use the cursor keys on the numeric keypad with Num Lock turned off. (There was a time many years ago when standard keyboards only had this...) This is fine most of ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard not working in Linux 4 Tegra

I am a new person in Tegra Linux development. I have Tamontem NG Evaluation board with Tegra 3 Chip. I installed L4T sample file system from NVIDIA tegra Resources ...
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Mouse and keyboard is not working in VMware

I installed Mac OS X in VMware. With that setup, Mac's mouse as well as keyboard is not working in VMware. How do I get my mouse and keyboard working?
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Right shift key not working with " key

I am facing a unique problem with my laptop's keyboard. Please read carefully, as this might sound a little confusing. My ' key (single quote) seems to be working just fine. My right shift key is ...
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keyboard shortcut for Xcode context search

I know there are keyboard shortcuts to search text within current file and all project.. however I'm wondering if there is a keyboard shortcut for the search bar that appears on the left column like ...
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Keyboard keep Typing ]]] by itself

During start up beeping sound came out (sound came recently) As to login, it types automatically with ]]]]]]]]]]], some time PLUS Has to press esc and backspace until the ato-type activity idle for a ...
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Lenovo T60p ALT keys not working

I have a Lenovo T60p laptop, where the Alt and AltGr keys have stopped working. I use a Danish keyboard layout, where these keys are essential to produce many characters. I have done the following: ...
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When trying to play games have to hold down CTRL key to move while using WASD keys?

The problem I'm having is when I play games, for example Minecraft and Alice Madness returns (which I just bought). I have to hold down CTRL key to move while using the WASD keys. I shouldn't have to ...
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Eclipse (or JDK?) shifts keyboards

My installation of Eclipse, while using Java in Android projects, is changing my keyboard's layout when I write any invalid statement. For example: public class MainActivity extends Activity { ...
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Keyboard not responding on HP box

I have an old old old hp media center desktop. It is a 32 bit XP system and works well but recently the keyboard has stopped typing properly. The interactive keys at the top for media functions work ...
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USB Keyboards with fingerprint scanner

I am looking for keyboards with a built-in fingerprint scanner. I have only come across three models which can be purchased online, those being: Microsoft Optical Desktop with fingerprint Cherry ...
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Mac “c” key not working

My Mac is suffering from a keyboard key mapping problem. I don't know what system update or application update that changed just one key mapping: the "c" key Now whenever I press the "c" key under ...
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Chrome: Cursor moves to end of input form after pressing backspace key

I've noticed some weird behaviour lately when using Chrome Version 29.0.1547.57 m. (untested on other browsers) When typing into a form field, most commonly a text area field, if I attempt to use the ...
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Remap Lock key on Thinkpad Edge E531

My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 (running Windows 7) has a few unneeded media keys above the numpad (Calculator, Lock computer, Web browser and Explorer) that I would like to remap to something more ...
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Windows 8 embedded tiny touch keyboard

I have a Windows 8 embedded system with a portrait screen orientation. The touch keyboard is so tiny that I hardly see letters on it. Microsoft documentation says that touch keyboard size depends on ...
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Gnome 3 copy/paste with a Mac keyboard

I want to use a Mac keyboard in Linux with Gnome 3. What I essentially want is to have Cmd/Ctrl keys behave like in Mac: do all copy/cut/paste, window switch and etc. using Cmd key but in Terminal ...
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Remapping keys - only modifiers?

Are the modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt, meta, super) the only keys that can be remapped? Is there any distinction between right and left modifiers? How do I know what synergy defines as Meta and ...
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How to use Windows key in Autohotkey as part of a macro

I have been using autohotkey on a terminal with 122 keys. I remapped the keys so that their original funky uses are now much closer to normal modern computers. I also mapped a scancode to Windows ...