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

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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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Windows 8 Lenovo Laptop pressing random keys at random intervrals

On random intervals, my (Windows 8) computer seems to recognize random keystrokes being put into the keyboard without my typing. It essentially starts typing random keys from the qweasd section and ...
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Keyboard remote control

Since IP KVMs are too expensive for me (especially for a home project), I need to find a way to send real keystrokes to a computer remotely in order to install OSes, changing BIOS settings, etc. Do ...
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How can I play a HTML5 or Flash video with keyboard shortcuts on a system without a mouse?

Original Question The Firefox help pages state: After you click on the media on a web page, to give it focus, you can control the playback with your keyboard. But how can we initially give it ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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Can I use different keyboard settings for different spaces on OS X

I use Microsoft remote desktop app on my Mac. Is it possible to have the keyboard settings different for the app, and for the rest of the OS? As I often put the remote app in a different space, I was ...
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Monitor programs accessing my keyboard?

As of a few days ago, my computer is behaving 'erratically'. When I am typing, my pointer will randomly move to another place in the text and start typing a semi-random string of characters. ("gvyfn" ...
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Key bindings in zshrc do not take any effect

I have just switched to zsh, and I would like to bind Home, End and Delete keys such that they would act similar to how they do in bash. I have found some commands that work if I enter them directly ...
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Asus Eee PC keyboard is locked in 10-key mode on Ubuntu 10.04

I have an Asus Eee PC (netbook with 8" screen), running Ubuntu 10.04. The keyboard has gone into some kind of '10-key mode', i.e. typing u/U → 4 i/I → 5 o/O → 6 m/M → 0 It ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard JKL showing 123

So somehow my wife has hit a series of keys on her Apple bluetooth keyboard where none of the keys work except for JKL, which now display 123. UIO displays 456 and 789 display normally. This indicates ...
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How to get RDP client to process the #@ key on Mac?

I'm using Microsoft's RDP client for logging in on my VBox Ubuntu that is running with VBoxHeadless. This works fine except that the #@ key does not seem to be recognized. Even the xev utility doesn't ...
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Language bar missing on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 & I am the only user. It's a Surface Pro 3 if that helps. One day out of the blue, my language bar disappeared. I've tried pretty much everything short of formatting my PC. I'...
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How to find the same comfort of Mac keyboard and save myself from pinkie finger stress disease?

I'm so used to the comfortable layout of Apple keyboards and I like to use the command key for the most often used combination shortcuts (command-C for copy, command-V for paste and so on), which is ...
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Is there anyway to stop a Windows 10 laptop from waking up because of accidental keyboard interaction in a bag?

I own an Lenovo Yoga 1470 (Lenovo Yoga 3 14") And the problem with it is that when I put it to sleep, and put it inside my bag, it seems to bend little bit and turn on because of a keypress. I tried ...
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How can I change default application that my keyboard shortcut affects?

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1. On the keyboard of this laptop, I have a couple special keys for play/pause, stop, forward, back (the 4 arrow keys when the Fn key is held down). When I try to use ...
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How to remap Enter as a right control modifier in Win 8.1?

I did this with keyRemap4macbook on OSX. Enter alone works as Enter but Enter+Key becomes Ctrl+Key. How do I do this in Windows?
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Mouse freezes if keyboard is used

I just setup a new Windows 7 computer and if I use the keyboard, especially the Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys, the mouse freezes. The keyboard is fine (as a matter of fact, my mouse is frozen as I write this...)...
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Crazy keyboard mapping?

I'm having a problem with my keyboard (Gigabyte Force K7). This keyboard is AZERTY (because I'm French), and it has some shortcuts on the top. When I press the Google key, it opens a command prompt ...
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How to type “raw” bopomofo/zhuyin without converting to hanzi characters in Windows 7?

Windows 7 comes with a variety of IMEs for entering Chinese in the manner used in Taiwan known as "bopomofo" or "zhuyin". Like other IMEs their main job is to convert from a small set of characters ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard into PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing an EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in a Joystick into my laptop. Now my joystick is not working, I want to use my additional keyboard as a ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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keyboard bounce in windows 7 professional 64 bit on a brand new lenovo e520

I'm a heavy user of Word 2010 and just purchased a new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge e520 running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. From the first day I've had the laptop the keyboard keeps bouncing: letters are ...
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Acer 5738Z: sending ^[[[B

When I start up my laptop, my keyboard sends ^[[[B all the time. This causes the BIOS to show the settings manager. When I close the BIOS manager, GRUB/Linux will start up. Suddenly the screen is ...
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keyboard problem shift + 0 causing =: characters

Today my keyboard works unexpectedly.For example "shift" + "0" = ":=" "shift" + "m" = " " //no character displayed "shift" + "4" = " " //no character displayed I displayed screen keyboard for ...
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Closing the “Styles and Formatting” pane in Word XP with the keyboard

I'm using Word from Office XP and I want to close the "Styles and Formatting" pane using the keyboard alone. How can I do that?
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Ubuntu 10.04: Firefox doesn't accept keystrokes after unlocking screensaver

Ubuntu 10.04 With Gnome Every time Ubuntu goes to the screensaver and I unlock it, Firefox won't let me type anything. I can move the mouse and type in other programs... just not in Firefox. If I ...
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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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Is it possible to write software for a keyboard?

I just got a new Cooler Master Octane keyboard+mouse combo, but it doesn't come with any software, so I can't modify the keys, or change any function...is there a way to write some simple software for ...
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Asus n56vz keyboard letter a not working properly

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop and the letter a is not working properly since 2 days ago. I already tried to uninstall the programs I installed since I noticed this problem, restarted windows ...
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Disabling share charm shortcut Win 10

I've disabled Win+L key by creating a registry key DisableLockWorkstation on Windows 10, and I'd like to do the same with the Win+H shortcut which launches share sideboard, can this be done in the ...
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The keyboard and mouse both stop working at the same time

I am helping somebody with this issue, which is a very odd issue. Her keyboard and mouse will both stop working at random times, there is no pattern to it, just complete random. I can connect to her ...
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Kinesis Advantage not being detected on Linux

I looked at both of these posts: Kinesis advantage, on but no output, Kinesis Advantage keyboard fails after upgrading to systemd-221, and their issues with the Kinesis Advantage seems to be a bit ...
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Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard issue on win 10

After installing win 10 my Samsung Series 7 backlit keyboard won't light up. Fn+F2/F3 won't work and neither Fn+F1 for samsung settings. I tried installing the samsung software controlling this Easy ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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How can I access the full functionality of a Japanese Apple keyboard on Windows?

I am currently using a Japanese Apple keyboard (Model A1048) on Windows 8.1. I have two issues with this setup. The first issue is that they keyboard is detected as a US layout keyboard, which causes ...
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PC with Windows 8.1 boots from any key pressed

so I recently acquired and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC and yesterday I noticed that, while my PC is supposedly turned off, I can turn it on by pressing any key on the keyboard. I assume this is ...
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Sharpkeys program alternative for linux?

Sorry it's the second time that I post this question because till now I can't found solution : My keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working on ...
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Keyboard on new notebook works only until typing in the Windows account-password

I'm setting up my g/f's new Acer notebook (coming pre-installed with Windows 8.1) via TeamViewer. For some reasons the internal keyboard completely stopped working. It works until she types in the ...
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Change + key function to tab with only one stroke

I would like to have the + key on the right hand keypad function as the tab key. Is this possible?
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Microsoft USB dual receiver wireless keyboard (mouse and keyboard center) keeps waking up computer

I have found out what is waking my computer up 1 minute after I click sleep. My Microsoft dual receiver wireless keyboard (mouse and keyboard center) in device manager is the culprit, according to ...
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How to get to an input field with the keyboard in firefox?

Let's say I am doing a search in google and I want to come back to the input field to modify the search, I normally use the mouse to click, but these is a waste of time, after scrolling down, you need ...
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Ctrl C breaks the keyboard on Linux

I'm using a USB keyboard which works fine on Windows, but on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) this happens. When I press ctrl C to copy some text, the keyboard stops working and I can't type anything ...
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How to REALLY enter setup on ASUS K75DE?

I really have no idea what's going on here. I have an ASUS K75DE and both official manual and the official site says the Setup key is F2, however no matter how fast I smash the key constantly, nothing ...
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trying to disable laptop keyboard using gpedit.msc

Water was spilled on my laptop keyboard, and now most keys dont work, while other keys just stick and input the key continuously. I've purchased a usb keyboard, but now im trying to disable the ...
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How to check what version of USB connection a keyboard has?

I'm about to get Lenovo Preferred Pro keyboard because I wanted something cheap and at the same time good quality, so it seems Preferred Pro is the best for that price. Anyways, how do I check what ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control while keeping the regular Control key on Windows

There are a lot of resources on how to swap Caps Lock and Control on Windows, but all of them swap Caps Lock and Control. What I want is to have Caps Lock as Control without mapping Control to Caps ...
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Saitek Cyborg v7 keyboard muting with backspace button?

Whenever I hold backspace on my keyboard to delete a line of text, my computer mutes. Why? How do I stop this? MadCatz wants me to send my keyboard in to them for 'warranty service' when I know it's ...
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Acer Aspire 5536 laptop letter p on keyboard not on properly?

hello i have got an Acer Aspire 5536 laptop and my 1 year old grandson pulled the letter p nearly off,i saw some where that you should be able to just push down on it,but i have done that with no ...
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Some keys aren't working on my laptop

I got an asus zenbook prime a few months ago and some of the keys aren't working anymore. Specifically I can't use the ~, 1, 2, -, backspace, q, e, a, z, or x keys. I don't use it that much so it ...
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Alt Gr + 4 resizes windows when using remote desktop

I'm connecting to a Windows Vista computer using my Windows 7 computer. I have a swedish keyboard and whenever I press Alt Gr and 4 combined (should result in a $) the active window gets resized. I ...