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

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Need a technical info on keyboard-playback.

Recently, i heard a term "keyboard playback" at work. I tried to find something on google but there is not a lot of info. If anyone could give any info, i would be forever grateful. JFK
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How to connect an iKey1 keyboard to a universal USB receiver

I just purchased this amazing keyboard and later found out that it wont connect to my office laptop due to bluetooth being disabled for security reasons! I would like to know if i can purchase a ...
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Synaptic Touchpad, how to Disable “Tap to click While typing”

Basically, I was using an outdated synaptic driver that was causing me many issues. Seemed there was an issue with it that was causing dropped keyboard input (after leaving Laptop on for more then 24 ...
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Keyboard stopped responding on my Windows VM's hosted by OSX

I am having an issue with all of my Windows virtual machines running on top of OSX El-Capitan version 10.11.3. Hardware is MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2015. The issue is that my keyboard input stopped ...
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MSWord 2007 Custom Layout keys

I am using a Lenovo T61 laptop that works fine with German IBM language. As I am a French Canadian user, I used Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to create a Custom Keyboard Layout and install it ...
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Looking for a way to view what is causing device disconnects

EDIT: Turns out it was a problem with Windows 8.1. Following this guide fixed things. Long story short, I have a problem with my keyboard disconnecting briefly every few minutes, and have tried ...
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MacBook Air keyboard Backlight function Boot Camp, Windows 10

I have a MacBook Air which operates with Windows 10 on Boot Camp. I installed all the drivers. Everything is working fine except the keyboard backlight. How I can fix this problem?
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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow

Following this advice, I've configured Iterm2 to delete the word when Alt + Backspace. I would like to build a similar functionality for combinations of Alt + Shift + ← | →. With respect ...
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How to remap keyboard's extra keys?

i am using a HP keyboard like this https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/s216fc92e682c08fa/image/i7a37967f823bf0df/version/1368691638/image.jpg as you can see it has some extra keys ...
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Temporarily disabling in-built laptop keyboard while keeping an external keyboard working

I have a Windows 10 laptop (Dell XPS 17) on which a few of the keys have stopped working properly. I therefore have bought a replacement external keyboard (Logitech G710+) for home use. When I travel ...
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USB keyboard not working after POST

Well, I know that there are so many posts in this forum with my problem but I won't be posting if I had a solution. That being said, let's begin. I have 2 disks (one with only Windows 7, the other ...
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Keyboard (and sometimes mouse) briefly disconnects then reconnects

Both are wired, so I doubt it's a case of connections being interrupted or weak, and oddly enough I do not have this problem at all when used on another PC. Under Power Management, I have disabled the ...
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Sending CTRL with a Symbol DS6878 barcode scanner

Is there a way to program the scanner to send the CTRL key?. The CTRL key is used like a reset button on our systems, and we are constantly having to track down the keyboard to hit the CTRL key.
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Windows 10 Calculator Key

My keyboard has a "calculator" key on it. In the registry at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\18 I have ShellExecute set to C:\Program Files ...
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Keyboard acts strange in Windows 10

I have a HP ProBook with Windows 10. My keyboard just started acting super strange. When I press certain keys (shift, arrow keys, etc.), it acts weird; however, all the letter and number keys work ...
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Razor Black Widow - Manually Edit Macros

I love Razor's hardware, but their software is absolutely terrible. Is there any way of editing macros so that I don't have to go through Razors UI? I imagine there is some XML file sitting ...
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WIndows 7 doesn't react to keyboard actions for around 30 seconds after waking up from Hibernation

I have a passworded user account (I need it, so I can't just disable it), but after waking up from hibernation (can't just use shutdown), no matter what I'm trying to type on the keyboard, nothing ...
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Keyboard event: 'k' behaves as dead key

I have a really strange problem. My letter 'k' behaves like a dead key (like an accent) in the terminal (KDE Konsole, xterm). It behaves normal when using vim or graphical programs like firefox. In ...
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Laptop Keyboard

I have a dell latitude E6420 and it was working fine until last month I encountered a very strange problem. My laptop's keyboard stops working as soon as I exit the bios startup screen. Like, I can ...
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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 ...
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What's causing this error?

A pc I am working on ran great till 20 minutes ago, when the following happened: I insterted a usb flash drive with a file and tried to search something on the internet when I noticed the mouse ...
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How to exit a program minimized to tray just with keybooard

I know I can use ctrl + alt + del to get the task manager to exit a program. But is there a another way? I can press win + B and go to tray, but what after?
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How to use a keyboard/mouse shortcut to toggle volume of a specific application (not master volume)

I am looking for a way to control the volume of a specific application from a keyboard shortcut. Specifically I want to mute Skype when I press a button on my mouse (Logitech G502). Something that ...
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The virtual machine disables the numpad

I have a Linux Mint host and a Windows 7 Pro guest OS in Vmware Player 12 with VMware additions are installed. Each time the mouse and the keyboard are "grabbed" by the virtual machine, at the moment ...
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How do I swap ALT and the Windows key in one keyboard but not another?

I am running Bootcamp on a Macbook Air and I swapped Alt with the Windows key so ALT. I also have an external Windows Keyboard but this one has the keys swapped now too. I would like to swap the keys ...
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How many USB Keyboards can you add to a Windows Computer?

This is a serious question, for which I haven't found an answer. I am looking to buy USB foot-pedals, each of which will register as a USB keyboard with one key. Programs, like Emacs, which ...
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xterm translations: sending multiple keys

I'd like to utilize the multimedia keys on my keyboard in my xterm/tmux. I'd like to map the XF86Launch8 to the keys C-a F1 (ctrl-a being the tmux prefix key, the press F1, which is mapped in tmux to ...
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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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Can't capitalize e without shift

My e key can't be capitalized, but with shift it can. I don't think it's a problem with the keyboard. because I tested it on osk and it does the same thing. I have also used multiple keyboards and ...
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Expose a wired keyboard connected to a laptop to an iOS device as a Bluetooth keyboard

I have a keyboard connected to my Windows laptop and I'd like to use it as a Bluetooth keyboard discoverable by my iOS device. In essence, I want my iOS device to be able to connect to the laptop via ...
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Windows 10 shortcut keys only work when shortcut is on desktop

I am creating a keyboard shortcut to open the calculator in Windows 10. I have created a shortcut on my desktop and added the following key configurations: Link to settings screenshot of shortcut ...
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Custom macro function to change settings in Windows Environement [duplicate]

I wonder if someone knows about customizing a Windows Environment under your needs, such as custom hotkey combination to do some or another function, for example: I want, under this combination of ...
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Keyboard Fails once Windows Booted

I have a laptop that worked fine. It has not been attached to a network, and no software has been installed or uninstalled. Now, the keyboard and mouse both do not work at the Windows login prompt. ...
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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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Keyboard write wrong characters windows 10

My Keyboard start typing wrong characters when I press shift key like Shift + 2 -> " and it should be @ Can any one please tell me what is the problem ?
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How to turn off focus searchbar shortcut in Firefox

Question is in the title, but here's some background info: I use a custom version of the Dvorak layout on a Windows 10 machine. This is the layout I use (the internals of a .klc file) My Layout (on ...
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Corsair K70: Adjusting keyboard brightness triggers chrome reload

I am using a Corsair K70 (single colour backlit) on Ubuntu 14.04. If I cycle through the brightness setting (off, dim, normal, bright), transitioning from off -> dim caused calculator to open, and ...
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Windows moving like if keypresses/mouse is used, but they are not

Windows is showing weird behaviour, this happens without touching any button. I've used Passkmark KeyboardTest to verify. On Google Calendar it goes to the next momnth, in all browsers. When I ...
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How to re-map CapsLock on KBP Poker 3 when used as FN key?

I'm currently using a KBP Poker 3 with the CapsLock key as a FN key (using dipswitch 3). I'd like to still have CapsLock, but on the function layer (like FN+Q). How can I remap FN+Q to CapsLock when ...
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Windows 10 Magic SysRq-like command

So I've got a MacBook Pro in a HengeDock, which prohibits access to the physical power button on the machine. I also use a few Thunderbolt devices to use the computer as a full desktop, and Windows ...
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grub - Keyboard stuck in GRUB

I have dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have Intel DH67BL motherboard which does not support PS/2 keyboard,mouse and am using Logitech K120 USB 2.0 keyboard. I have set GRUB to load Windows 7 ...
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QWERTZ unknown keyboard layout on HP EliteBook

I bought a HP Elitebook 8460p second hand and it is provided with a QWERTZ layout, but the special characters look more like a US layout. It is definitely not German layout. I took a picture of it ...
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Keyboard key accidentally remapped

Funny story. A few months ago a few ants got into my laptop. I freaked out and started mashing my keyboard to get them out. Since then, clicking the left arrow key is as if Ctrl+F is pressed and urw ...
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After spill, half of laptop screen is negative

About a week ago I spilled a small amount of orange juice on the bottom right portion of my Dell laptop screen, and upper right portion of the keyboard. The screen went through a few different phases ...
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Synergy (mouse and keyboard sharing tool) sends wrong keys: ő-q, ű-b

I have Synergy installed on 3 computers, all of them using Hungarian keyboard layout: c1win - Server - Windows 10 - I am using the mouse and keyboard of this computer c2ubu - Client - Ubuntu Linux ...
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Lagging keybord; missing keystrokes

I'm on Mint 17.3 on Toshiba Satellite L500, and all of a sudden (possibly following an update), my keyboard started to act really quirky. Some keystrokes are received with a lag, some are not, and ...
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Can I configure my windows key to act like a fn key?

I've always hated fn keys. Give me dedicated home/end/pgup/pgdn keys any day. But then I got a new laptop (xps 13), and used it almost exclusively for 6 months. Now I go back to my desktop, and I'm ...
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How to power on ThinkPad T440P from usb keyboard?

How can a ThinkPad T440P be powered on from a USB keyboard? I haven't found any settings in the BIOS for it. I have the keyboard, mouse and 27" monitor with displayport. I use it as a desktop and I ...
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How to have correct keyboard layout in XMing?

In Windows, I have the following symbols entering on the upper row of keyboard, if switched to Russian and pressed shift: Ё!"№;%:?*()_+ The same appears in Putty. But if I press the same keys in ...
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Sun Keyboard type 7 doesn't copy

I have a Sun Keyboard Type 7 and I cannot use the "copy", "paste", "cut" keys on the left on Linux Mint 17... they work on Firefox, but nowhere else. Is there a way to make those keys work globally? ...