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

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Remapping SysRq in Linux

The designers of my new keyboard decided that for some f:in reason the PrintScreen key must sit between AltGr and RCtrl. So now I have this problem: I like having the magic SysRq key available ...
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Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself

I have this really annoying problem with Win7 adding random keyboard language layouts... I am using Swedish and Japanese since I live in japan and i only use these two (As I can write all the english ...
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How do I press the Windows key from a Mac running a Citrix session on a Windows host?

For example, I wish to perform Windows+E to open the Windows file explorer in the Windows environment running over Citrix from my Mac. The Citrix-Online-Plugin-for-Macintosh-Administrators-Guide [1] ...
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Notepad++: disable enter key for auto-complete

Is there any way to disable enter as auto-complete key? I like autocomplete to be switched on for words, but there are times, when I need to new line while auto-complete is showing. I'd like auto-...
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Debian squeeze keyboard and touchpad not working / detected on laptop

They work before gdm3 starts. a connected mouse also stops working, but functions after removal and re-plug. no xorg.conf. log doesn't show any loading of drivers for kbd/touchpad [ 33.783] X....
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Can you re-purpose built-in laptop keyboard as a hotkey launcher?

I have a MacBook Pro - but I don't use the keyboard, I use a (more ergonomic) plugin keyboard. I have an x-keys (programmable keypad). I'm thinking of getting another one, but it just struck me as ...
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How can I truly and permanently for all applications in Windows 7 remap a key combo to a key not necessarily on the keyboard?

I tried using AutoHotKey to map Win + , (that is, the windows key and the comma key) to <, but it won't work for all applications. What are the reasons for this, and what can I do about it? ...
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Function keys are not working on HP Compaq NC6220

The Function keys are not working on my HP Compaq NC6220. I have Installed QLB from the HP website but same problem is still there.
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Windows 7 keyboard become unusable when rebooting from Ubuntu

I installed Windows 7 on my laptop (at C:\), then I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Every time I exit Ubuntu and reboot to Windows 7, at the welcome screen, the keyboard become unusable. If I restart my ...
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My laptop's touchpad is not working

I had posted a question long back and got answer for it. Refer : How can I disable my laptop's built-in keyboard? My Question was, How can i disable my Laptop Keyboard!. I got Answer and ...
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Use Dvorak layout on Windows XP

I use computers where I don't have access to the control panel to add/change keyboard layouts, but would like to use the Dvorak layout on these computers. Is there some software that will remap the ...
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Keyboard and Mouse stuck unexpectedly in Linux and restart automatically in Windows?

My keyboard and mouse freeze unexpectedly while working and I can't do anything. I'm forced to restart the computer to bring back the keyboard and mouse, and the problem is some of my files get lost. ...
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Dell Optiplex GX280 with no OS installed does not recognize keyboard, needs BIOS update

I am wondering how to upgrade the bios version in this machine, bios does not recognize my keyboard which has the PS1/PS2 plug on it. Usb adapter used but machine is not recognizing. Checked the bios ...
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very strange keyboard/chars behavior in nano editor from terminal

I use "nano" to edit my files on remote servers. I'm on MAC OSX. When I type characters to nano from time to time it just doesn't enter characters as I type them. The behavior is very strange and ...
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Keyboard failure at Windows 7 start

After installing some programs on a new hard disk I shut the computer down. On the next boot, the keyboard and mouse were disabled, this was from the very moment Windows 7 started.
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6 keys 'faulty' after adding Adobe Flash 10

Hewlett-Packard F.20, 10/13/2009 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) After installing Adobe Flash 10, I noticed that several keys on my HP G71 ...
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Keyboard modifier keys begin prematurely acting like they are no longer pressed until reboot

Occasionally, I will have one or more of the modifier keys pressed, but Windows acts as though it is not. For example, while ctrl+tab-ing through tabs, suddenly one is selected and a tab character is ...
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Switching between HID devices on Windows (software or hardware)

I need to control a single PC (Windows) from two locations, i.e. two monitors, two keyboards, two mice, but while the monitors may show the same screen, only one location may use keyboard and mouse. ...
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Using Synergy with PC that has Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

I'm trying to have my PC with wireless keyboard and mouse as the server. It works if the wireless PC is the client and the wired PC is the server, but I need it the opposite way. Is there a way to do ...
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Keyboard Maestro Calculate Date using Variables

I'm trying to figure out how to add a variable to today's date in Keyboard Maestro. Can anyone help? Here is a screenshot of my current attempt - http://db.tt/RWcGGvE As an example of what I'm trying ...
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Enter key does not work anymore. How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to the Enter key in Ubuntu?

My whole keyboard works except the Enter key (what I did to it was complicated to explain and stupid). I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. What can I do ?
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Simple way to get keys/mouse buttons working in Synergy (mac client, pc server)

I'm trying to get Synergy working running as client on my Mac with SynergyKM Preferences panel. It's performing generally fine (just some real slow downs when my network is under heavy use, usually ...
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Keyboard stopped functioning for no apparent reason

I was just typing in Firefox when my keyboard stopped working. I couldn't type in any program. After a reboot, however, my keyboard works fine. Why would my keyboard spontaneously stop functioning? ...
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Bind and dedicate a USB keyboard to an X11 screen?

I have a boxee remote that basically registers itself as a USB keyboard (via the dongle) and for some strange reason, KDE 4.x (whichever one is included in kubuntu 10.10) allows my regular ps/2 ...
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Synergy 1.4.2 - Windows 7 64-bit client with OS X server - no keyboard on Windows

I have Synergy 1.4.2 configured as a Windows 7 64-bit client and an OS X server. The keyboard doesn't work on Windows. It works fine if I change the configuration to the server on Windows and the ...
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Buttons functionality in Ubuntu on a Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu (10.10) on a Macbook pro (6,2). Does anyone know how to get the following buttons functionality: - Delete (fn+backspace doesn't work) - Home - End The keyboard does not have ...
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Keyboard is not detecting

My keyboard is Working with BIOS. Whenever I install my system it boots properly, but the keyboard is not functioning. Why is this problem occurring?
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F13 with normal Western Keyboard and Mac Taken?

I'm trying to setup F13 (PrtSc) on my Das Keyboard to trigger Skitch, but Skitch says F13 is taken. I looked all through the keyboard shortcuts menu in the System Prefs and I can find F14-15 but not ...
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Cannot type backquote or backtick in xterm

Ubuntu 10.10, XTerm(261), Keyboard layout = Canadian Somehow, the backquote (backtick = `) character can't be input does not get entered in XTerm. I type it and nothing happens. The cursor does not ...
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Keyboard doesn't load in windows xp after Alureon infection

AVAST detected alureon in a number of system files including atapi.sys and kbdclass.sys iple I quarantined those files, and restarted my machine. After restarting, my keyboard and cdrom did not work (...
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Zune software won't work with keyboard pause and player button

Can someone help me fix a problem where my Logitech keyboard won't work with the Zune software. If I have nothing selected, the button will not work, or if the Zune software is on my other monitor ...
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Tab key settings with Win XP & MS Natural Ergonomic KB 4000

HELP!!! I do a lot of photo processing. My desktop pc is a Dell 4700, win xp, and I'm using a MS Natural Ergonomic KB 4000. I also use a Toshiba laptop with Vista. The issue at hand is the following....
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Weird repeat rate problem with new USB keyboard

I ran into a very weird repeat rate problem with my new USB keyboard. I've always had PS/2 keyboards in the past, but the new computer I bought has no PS/2 input, so I had to get a USB keyboard (it's ...
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Looking for “pad” for my keyboard + mouse in a multi-monitor setup

I've got 2 large monitors. My keyboard and mouse are in the middle of my desk which is appropriate for work on both monitors but when I want to focus on one of them only (say that I'm writing in MS ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 volume keys

Are the volume keys on a Dell Inspiron 1545 supposed to be arched / raised ? Is it a touchy-feely thing, like finding the F and J keys ?
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Can't run Ubuntu from disc

When I place the boot CD in my CD drive and boot from it, I get the Ubuntu menu. I have these options Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer Install Ubuntu Check disc for defects Test ...
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Keyboard key events repeating all the time (endlessly)

My notebook keyboard is repeating key events in Windows, every 2 seconds I get these 2 events: KeyDown (LButton OemClear 255) KeyUp (LButton OemClear 255) The pair of events keep firing and ...
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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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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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How can I transfer a custom keyboard layout from one computer to another?

I use two languages regularly (English and Bengali) and I have a custom keyboard layout to type Bengali which a friend made for me, (on my Windows 7 machine). I have just gotten a new computer (...
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use keyboard wireless receiver to pair with Xbox 360 controller

I've got an old "Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Keyboard and Mouse". It comes with a wireless receiver. Is it possible to use that Logitech receiver to pair up with a wireless xbox 360 controller? ...
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Cant use “m” key after updating to Gnome 3.18

I just updated my arch linux to gnome shell 3.18, then I restarted and my "m" is gone, it does nothing when I press it. I've tried to use it and works when I search an app or I'm typing in the Alt+F2 ...
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Why is Escape key not working in tmux?

If I hit Escape to leave Alsamixer, or to enter vi-mode in zsh, nothing happens. How can I get Escape working in tmux?
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usb keyboard needs unplug/plug every BIOS boot to skip keyboard error or no keyboard present What cause this?

Every BIOS boot ,I get keyboard error or no keyboard present on BIOS.I need unplug/plug to skip this.After I unplug and plug all USB device,the problem solved.What cause this?Does my USB OK?
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will buying a new dell vostro 3500 keyboard work on all dell vostor 3500 devices

I have dell vostro 3500 black color, and many keys are not wroking after i drop a cup of cofee on it.so i check online web sites and i found many keyboards for dell vostro 3500. and i check one ...
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keyboard malfunction for hp mini

My keys are not working properly. They (hotkeys, enter, backspace) will only work if I hold down the control key. Keys that only work properly without the aid of control key are F3, T and Y. I tried ...
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The letter x keeps appearing mysteriously even with my brand new keyboard

I have Windows 7 Home Edition. With me, I see x's appear when my hands are not even on the keyboard usually in a text box or window where the cursor is, but sometimes even in text boxes that are on ...
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FN keys not working on laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955, functions keys F8 through F12 are not working. Originally this laptop had Vista and I installed Windows 8. Can somebody tell me what I need to do to have the keys ...
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How to get the fn keys to work after replacing a Inspiron 1545 (laptop) keyboard with a 1525 keyboard?

My Inspiron 1545 keyboard has failed but I have a 1525 keyboard leftover that works. My problem is that the "Fn" keys differ significantly, would someone be as so kind to help me reassign those keys? ...
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My laptop's keyboard stops working; zc,xv/.M?

I don't know what that means. Does anyone know what zc,xv/.M is for?