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

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How to make Vim and TMux keys coexist?

I am configuring vim and tmux. I configured the tab navigation in vim like this: map <M-Left> <Esc>:tabprev<CR> map <M-Right> <Esc>:tabnext<CR> map <C-T> ...
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how to turn on backlight in ZERO zr-3806 keyboard?

ZERO zr-3806 I have that keyboard and can't turn on backlight .. did the searching and nothing .. the thing is it has no fn key which other keyboard I found in the search had and they're to be turned ...
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Lenovo laptop keyboard acts as if key is stuck [duplicate]

For the past year or so, my Lenovo W530 laptop has intermittently decided that I'm holding down the 'z' key. The key was never physically stuck; indeed, I could double the rate at which it typed z's ...
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I'm looking for a PC/Android app that emulates Android keyboard, taking input from PC keyboard [closed]

I'm sure I can't be the only one who sometimes want to use a physical keyboard to type a short (or long) paragraph of text to my Android phone, all without taking out a mobile hardware keyboard, turn ...
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Disable special keys on keypad

On my Dell keyboard there are the normal special keys (home, pgdn, etc.), arrows and then a keypad. On the keypad these keys are duplicated in the case you press shift. I'm using a program that can ...
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Windows 7 adds input language randomly

I have two input languages, both are custom keyboard layouts (symbols such as « » € © – — assigned to Ctrl + 2, Ctrl + 3 ... Ctrl + 7). None of them is French. But somehow from time to time the French ...
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Turn Key Repeat Off for All Keyboards

I'm trying to configure X to disable key repeat on all keyboard devices, globally. I've tried adding 'xset r off' statements in various places, without success. I'm currently trying to add InputClass ...
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Change Razer mechanical keyboard to qwertz?

Is it possible to change the Razer mechanical keyboard from azerty to qwertz layout? I have seen the key cups get off very easily can you just change the key cups and it gives me qwertz layout?
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Asus N550JK Multimedia Keys not functioning

I've got a (relatively) new Asus N550JK laptop - I've been using it for a few months but had no music on it - I just transferred all my music over from my PC and ran iTunes, then tried to pause the ...
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I broke my “F5” key so can I re-map “F6” to be “F5?”

I broke my F5 key. Is there any way I can re-map the F6 button to apply the same 'refresh' function that F5 offers? Update It turns out that my F5 wasn’t broken. I just somehow managed to get my ...
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Chrome - change page navigation keys in pdf viewer

Google Chrome have integrated pdf viewer, the pdf.dll (PPAPI plugin; https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1060734?hl=en; this software is not open-source but proprietary: ...
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How to map “shift” key to “shift” + “capslock” using AutoHotkey?

I’m using Vim, so I”ve remapped capslock to esc. But I still want capslock sometimes. So I’m wondering to remap shift to shift+capslock: When shift is used the normal way: Long press and release, it ...
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how many languages are printed on the Mac Pro keyboard?

I am trying to buy this MacBook Pro laptop http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MGXC2LL/A&step=config# I have a problem with the keyboard and I would like to ask you about it. I ...
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Keyboard Layout Changes (But there is only one layout set)

I've been having a lot of issues forcing Windows 8.1 to keep using the same layout. I've checked both PC Settings (8.1) and Control Panel but I can't seem to find anything regarding other layouts ...
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My laptop with Win8.1 randomly stops responding to keyboard or mouse input

Randomly my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad W700) with Win8.1 will stop responding to keyboard input or mouse clicks. A reboot will resolve the issue until it occurs again. So far I have not been able to ...
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Using the correct keyboard layout without changing locale

May laptop was originally bought from Hong Kong and I had the change my region to the UK. This is one of the reason why I couldn't use the keys correctly e.g. the backslash. When I am working from ...
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Windows Key seems to be stuck (not physically) [duplicate]

Good morning everybody! I've seen similar threads but none solved my issue. My Asus EEEPC 1015PE has Windows 8.1 installed and it's going on and off on an issue that the Windows Key will be stuck. ...
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Why do I have to press the key 4 times to get a '`' symbol? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro, with a Microsoft Gaming keyboard. When I'm writing posts on StackOverflow I often need to enclose things in code marks (`). In order to get these, I have to press the ¬ | ...
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Virtualbox: getting guest to capture certain key presses

I am using Ubuntu as host system, and CentOS7 as guest system, how, can I send for example certain keypresses or keypresses combination like Alt+Ctrl+F2, but to switch between terminal session in ...
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Restore desktop keyboard to windows 8.1

My primary desktop workstation runs 8.1 and synchs it's settings to my OneDrive space. I just took delivery of a HPStream 7 - signed into my microsoft account and allowed it to synch PC settings. I ...
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Gvim: Disable alt-letter behaviour inserting accented/unicode chatacters?

I was using alt-j, alt-l, alt-i and alt-k to go to the beginning/end/top/bottom of the current line. Over the years I noticed there's so much stress on the alt key, so now I decided to go try other ...
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Mac wireless keyboard pairing/unpairing

Replaced wireless keyboard after previous one stopped working (something to do with a mug of tea). Can't pair new one until old one is unpaired. Can't unpair old one without password. I'm ...
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Visual Studio Short cuts using Mac Keyboard

I am having trouble coding in visual studios with my mac keyboard as some of the short cuts wouldn't work, notable the "Go to Definition" which is set as F12. I tried to change the shortcut for this ...
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Mouse cursor randomly clicks, double clicks and right clicks

I started having this problem couple weeks ago, my mouse cursor will behave as it has right clicked(opens up the context menu of whatever program I'm in), it also single clicks every couple seconds, ...
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Problems with some keys using Apple wireless keyboard on a PC running Windows 7

I am using Apple Wireless Swedish keybord connected to a Lenovo Thinkpad T550 and Windows 7 I love the keyboard but I have problems with some keys The "< >" key and "§" key are swapped so when I ...
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Chinese simplified keyboard stops working randomly

I use the ctrl+space hotkey to switch between english/chinese when writing documents. The chinese keyboard stops working randomly, however. I can see CH selected in the language bar, but typing in ...
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Chrome pdf viewer left/right arrow key does not work

When i open a PDF using the built-in Chrome pdf viewer, i can usually jump to next/previous page just by using the right/left arrow key. This suddenly stopped working for me, and pressing the ...
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USB mouse and / or keyboard stopped working after while or at boot time

Recently I have a problem with USB keyboard and mouse or maybe the USB port itself. Suddenly the keyboard and/or mouse stop working, then I need to unplug and plug them to work… But not always… ...
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Windows 7 up/left arrow keys commands

OK, I've attempted to find answers for this issue here and elsewhere and it is driving me insane. I'm on a corporate issue Lenovo w530 laptop [aka HUGEBRICK] running Windows 7. Somehow the up and ...
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Firefox: can you search and open links with keyboard?

In Google Chrome, I can search a page for keywords, and when over a link, I can press Ctrl+Enter to open that link. This makes keyboard navigation relatively effective. I haven't been able to find ...
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How to use AHK to hold down the mouse click as long as I'm holding it?

Here is my code atm.. ; Create hotkey for the 'left' key left:: Click , 53, 486 return ; Create hotkey for the 'down' key down:: Click , 138, 613 return ; Create hotkey for the 'right' key right:: ...
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Alt key codes for dashes giving wrong characters in Windows

If I type alt+0150, I get ☼, rather than – (en dash). If I type alt+0151, I get ù, rather than — (em dash). I would have expected to get dashes in both cases. I'm pretty sure it used to work. This ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: How to disable the Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces? Unfortunately, Xcode is not one ...
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Is there a reason to disable N-Key Rollover?

Reading over the features of a Das Keyboard, I see the following: Gamers and fast typists will love to hear that Das Keyboard 4 supports full n-key rollover (NKRO) over USB. No need to use a PS2 ...
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How to assign keyboard keys to mouse click on a particular screen?

I wanted to play a favorite game of mine , IMO: The World of Magic (Android/iOS Game) on my pc. The only android simulator that works is Andyroid (others crashed..) But the keyboard doesn't work on ...
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Chromebook repeat delay not working

The chrome os has a terminal like interface (crosh) accessible vai the CTL-ALT-T. One of the commands available is setting the keyboard repeat rate: usage: xset-mini option ... To set mouse ...
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How do I PROPERLY map a keyboard key to a mouse button?

Question summary: I want one of my mouse buttons to be registered as the left Windows button (Super_L) by X11. In my window manager, I can move windows around by holding the "left Windows button" ...
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Disable shift key capitalisation

When I want to type a capital letter, I always use Caps Lock. I use shift for symbols like _. I find it much easier to use Caps Lock for capital letters since you just have to press it, and then your ...
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Configure a graphics tablet buttons

I have a "SMART" graphics tablet with two buttons on the tablet itself and two buttons on the pen. The driver that comes with the tablet only allow me to configure the buttons to be right click or ...
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How to remap keys / add shortcuts on Mac OS X, without 3rd party software?

I'm trying to do simple things like map the sleep shortcut to F7, monitor sleep shortcut to F8 etc I've checked out Ukelele, yet couldn't determine whether it's able produce key combinations / ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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How to send keyboard commands through RSAT

I am using RSAT (Remote Services Administration Tools) in a windows 7 computer, specifically I am using the Remote Desktops tool, this tool allows me to connect to several computers using remote ...
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How to make Shift, Ctrl and Alt toggle like Caps lock

I can't use one hand so it's pretty hard to work with Photoshop and Illustrator. Is there any way how to make Shift, Ctrl and Alt modifiers toggle (like Caps Lock) instead of holding down?
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Alt and AltGr randomly stop working

I can't make combos such as AltGr+2, Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I'm using a normal windows 7 (there's not virtual box installed or anything).
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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [closed]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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chromebook with ubuntu with trusty and unity envioment

When I'm playing minecraft on my my Linux OS and hit "left ctrl + space" I like un-select from the game and my cursor reappears. Really annoying and I need some help, very inexperienced.
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Display, USB Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard) Not Working, GPU Seems Fine

Windows 7 Operating System, NVidia GTX 660 GPU, LG IPS monitor, Novatech peripherals. My friend was playing Darkest Dungeon while I was out working. They texted me to let me know that my monitor had ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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Remap key to modifier+key

I want to remap the right Ctrl key to Shift+F10. I've been following to these Scan codes, created Scancode Map in the registry and its contents are: 0000 0000 0200 0000 5D00 1DE0 0000 where 5D00 ...