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

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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Windows 7 keyboard not working

I'm running windows 7 64 bits, my problem consist of a keyboard issue witch not working perfectly, it just need to hit more than one time the key to be able to write a letter. I was using windows 7 32 ...
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Windows 8.1 using bootcamp keyboard causes glitches at login

This might be a long shot. Gear: * Windows 8.1 * 2013 Macbook Pro Retina * Using bootcamp After boot I log in and everything appears normal, I can launch apps and do most things. But... the second ...
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Keyboard lag & mouse selection issues

A few weeks ago I started experiencing typing lag which is 'somewhat' intermittent. It happens in all programs including browsers & Microsoft Word (though not as often). I also have experienced ...
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Change physical keyboard on Samsung ultrabooks with one using a different layout possible

Planning to get a Samsung NP900X4D-A01ES, where the last two letters state it is the Spanish version of this model. I am able to get a crazy deal for this machine, but I plan to use it for programming ...
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Map CapsLock to Escape in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I used to use Seil to map my Caps Lock to Escape, but this no longer works in OS X 10.10. Attempts at doing the same thing with setxkbmap and xmodmap have also failed. Are there other options for ...
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Mouse clicks on next song

For a few days I have had an issue where my mouse keeps clicking without me doing so. After a lot of trial and error I believe have found the source of my problem: the "next song" media key on my ...
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Arrow keys of laptop are constantly activating themselves

My main keyboard of my laptop has been very frustrating. When I first turn on my laptop the arrow keys on the keyboard keep activating themselves consecutively, so it produces some unusual sound that ...
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Dell Precision M4300 Lock 9 Character

What does it mean when character that looks like a Lock with a 9 in it on the upper part of the Dell Precision M4300 keyboard lights up?
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Some of my netbook keyboard keys are totally unresponsive

My samsung n130 netbook keyboard keys suddenly stopped working. The keys are 4,5,6,7 e, r, y, u, i, o, j, k, n. Please dont advice me to clean my keyboard as I have already did. I was hoping to cut ...
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Sony VAIO Windows 7 keyboard goes into strange state on fumbled keystrokes

I am a bit of a fumble-fingered typist; I can hit several keys accidentally especially on a long reach to the lower left (e.g, towards or including CTRL, SHIFT, FN) or upper right (BS, DELETE, HOME, ...
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HP Pavilion DV7: Keypad not working on Linux

I've recently got a HP DV7 laptop for free from a friend: As you can see in the picture, the laptop features a (modified) full size keyboard, including numeric key pad. The keyboard works as ...
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NumLock light on permanently on keyboard attached to Windows 7 laptop

I have a regular keyboard plugged into my Latitude notebook. The Num Lock light is ALWAYS on. If you press the Num Lock key nothing happens. How do I fix this so that the Num Lock key toggles Num Lock ...
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Windows utility à la Android to type accented characters in capital?

As an alternative to the cumbersome ALT+(ANSI code) in Windows, Android provides a neat solution to type European accented characters in capital: The menu is displayed by long-pressing the letter. ...
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Tick character (`) randomly added when typing

I have a microsoft wireless keyboard (wireless comfort keyboard 5000) and I'm running on Windows 7. Every once in a while, as I type, a random ` character gets added and I know it's not a typo as the `...
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How do I re-attach my spacebar key (I took it off)?

I can't work out how to reattach my spacebar properly. I have tried for over an hour and looked for help online but nothing shows the type of spacebar I have with two metal bars the same size. How do ...
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Pressing any key stops mouse from working, Backspace acts as “home” (Windows 7, Acer Aspire 5560 MS2319)

The Acer Aspire 5560 MS2319 I'm working on has two seemingly related problems. Firstly, the backspace key deletes one letter then acts as a "home" key. Del also does this. Surrounding physical keys ...
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After tea spill (unsweetened), 2 keys are mixed up (but working)

For the first time in my life, I was not paying attention to my tea thermos next to my laptop... and made it fall onto the right part of my keyboard (numpad + right side of the keyboard, almost until ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale (...
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Sony Vaio Laptop SVX13136CXS Function and Control Keys does not work

Suddenly my Sony Vaio Laptop with WIN 8.1 model SVX13136CXS, its function keys and ctrl keys not working and also unable to punch in number 6 in the keyboard, can anyone help. No good help from Sony ...
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How to nullify key temporarily when another key is pressed in AutoHotKey?

I am playing a rhythm game where you can bind two keys to hit one note (in my case LShift and LControl), however it will only register the note if it is being hit singularly. By that, I mean if I have ...
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USB Keyboard stopped working, but only in Windows - drivers?

When I plug in my USB Keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000), an "Unknown device" shows up in Device Manager: click to see the screenshot Occassionaly the keyboard is showed correctly as "Comfort ...
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Keyboard Missing Strokes

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit for OS, and IE11 64-bit for browser, with Google Chrome on occasion. This is probably going to be almost impossible to troubleshoot via forum, but here goes nothing....
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Pressing a key on the keyboard is opening up an unwanted My Computer window

My USB keyboard, which is Logitech brand, causes a "My Computer" window to open whenever a key is pressed, regardless of which button is pressed. It doesn't open up more than one "My Computer" window. ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 keyboard not working

keys are my Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop are not working. I have replaced hard drive of my laptop. when I installing keyboard its grip (that handled the cable) is broken and also I connect the cable wrong ...
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Why does pressing all arrow keys on Windows 7 make a beeping sound?

Atleast, on my and a few of my friends' PCs, when I press and hold all the arrow keys together on Windows 7 and the System sounds are on in the mixer, a beep sound starts playing until I release the ...
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Acer Iconia w510 in recovery, no keyboard

My Acer Iconia W510 is stuck in recovery after Windows 8.1 update. I have unfortunately no access to the keyboard docking station. I have found ways to recover the tablet, but all solutions needs the ...
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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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Where does Windows 7 store input languages that it switches between

Well, I'm having exactly the same problem as described here Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself except in my case it's Russian and Japanese, and I'm using Japanese keyboard to write ...
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Windows occasionally thinks a modifier key is being pressed when switching in and out of remote desktop

So I use remote desktop a fair amount of the time at work, and I'm running into the following issue: Sometimes, when switching back and forth between my remote and local session (remote session is ...
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What would prevent me from getting into my BIOS settings?

I just fired up my new machine for the first time. The motherboard is an Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme. When I turn on the machine everything comes to life and the ROG logo appears on my screen and ...
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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it ...
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Remap escape key to underscore

I'm currently working on remapping my keyboard using PCkeyboardhack for MAC OSX. I'm currently looking for the virtual key for underscore. Is the only way to get this key with the shift modifier key? ...
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Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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Internet Explorer 9 sometimes scrolls jerkily using arrow keys

I have one user who finds that scrolling up and down using arrow keys in Internet Explorer, for some sites, some of the time (but often for the sites it happens with), is jerky and definitely slow. ...
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HP keyboard KB-0316 compatibility with MacBookPro

I have 3 related questions: Is an HP keyboard model number KB-0316 compatible with MacBookPro, OS X Version 10.5.8? What is needed to connect the two, if they are compatible (the keyboard has a ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to focus the main HTML document/window in Chrome?

I use the keyboard to navigate webpages, but sometimes the focus will be on some element on the webpage that the keyboard will not respond to mouse down and space bar presses. Is there a global ...
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Keyboard malfunction

I own a Razer Deathstalker and for the past couple of months have been experiencing weird symptoms with the keyboard. The issues when it first started occurring did not happen frequently, so I mostly ...
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Linux - How do I capture and modify the input of a specific device (eg. a keyboard)

I have 2 keyboards, 1 for typing, and one for gaming. I would like to write a program to capture the output of one specific keyboard and remap the keys for that keyboard only. What libraries exist ...
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brightness keyboard dont work nor are recognized

I'm using xubuntu 13.10. When I installed the system the fn keys for brightness worked, but somehow they aren't now. They stopped working with no reason. The problem is that the keys are not even ...
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Shift + Comma (<) key does not work as usual

I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem or not, but in order to type the "<" character, I have to hold down shift+comma and then release shift before releasing comma. For all other keys, (!"£$%^^...
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What's created this key combo?

I've recently upgraded my iMac to OSX Mavericks. I'm finding that when I press Control-Shift-N something is immediately locking my screen and making it dark. I can still hear my streaming audio ...
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Norwegian keyboard / Writing in english

I have my keyboard Language set to Norwegian (3 extra letters of the alphabet). When writing in English the first letter of the words (not all - but lots) change to a capitol letter - why?? Many may ...
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Disable CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] to produce accented variations

After an unknown config change, CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] has started producing common accented versions of [LETTER]. I'm not a big fan of this arrangement, seeing as I've memorized all my favourite ALT + ...
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Numpad isn't working on Dell Inspiron 1764

The numbers on right side of my laptop aren't working. They will work when I log in but after that they don't work. Any ideas?
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Dell keyboard NSK-DJ F01 versus NSK-DJ301

I have a Dell vostro 3500 keyboard and its model number (which is typed at the back of the keyboard when i removed it) is NSK-DJ F01. And i found an online keyboard on amazon which have a model number ...
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Maximum number of keyboards you can attach

I need to attach 16 keyboards to a computer, to use as a game show buzzer system. Is that possible? I know the theoretical maximum number of USB devices allowed is (2^7)-1=127 but will there be any ...
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Physical compatibility between US and UK layout keyboards

I need to replace my Lenovo G570 keyboard. Is there a physical difference between the US layout and the UK layout? Would the US layout keyboard fit the laptop exactly as the UK layout keyboard? Is ...
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What would be the most cost-effective way to connect keyboard to each touch device (IPad, Galaxy Pad, even IPhone)

I'm working in a QA team and we are testing a website. We are supporting all touch devices and smartphones. My question: is there an easy solution so that we could write to those devices from your ...
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Unusual and Unwanted Keyboard beep

My keyboard impacted today and is not working properly now :( It`s produce a beep sound when below keys are pressed: Ctrl [left\right] + Space Ctrl [left\right] + G Ctrl [left\right] + H Ctrl [...