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

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How can I combine the input of two Keyboards?

I use a Stinkyboard Footboard to enter shortcuts with my feet on my mac. This works fine, the footboard is recognized as another USB keyboard and the shortcuts are working. One thing that is not ...
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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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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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Touchpad does not work while typing

I have a Lenovo G400s Touch and I have been playing Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. The problem is that the touchpad doesn't register any movements when I use the keyboard for moving. How to get the ...
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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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I pressed the sleep button on my keyboard and now I can't wake up my computer

My motherboard is the 970 extreme 4 and the lights and fans turn on but my keyboard and monitor aren't working. My monitor says it has no signal and the keyboard light doesn't turn on. I've tried ...
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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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Control Arrow Keys with mouse?

Is there any way to have the arrow keys react on mouse movement? Not to be confused with moving the mouse with arrow keys, but vice-versa.
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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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xkb set keyboard level 3 chooser to ctrl+alt

The title says it all: I'm interested to mimic the Windows behavior, where Left Ctrl + Left Alt acts as a 3rd level chooser. This is relatively important to me, because, as a programmer, on my ...
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two-key alternative to ctrl+shift+c

One of the biggest annoyances when working in a Linux terminal is that copy/paste shortcuts consist of 3 keys: Ctrl+Shift+c Especially in laptop keyboards with the Fn key on the lower left corner, ...
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Razer Anansi doesn't work in GNU GRUB 2

My new Razer Anansi keyboard does not function in the GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2 bootloader that's running on my machine. The backlights do not turn on, and the keyboard is unresponsive. This ...
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Can I connect iPad to computer so I can use iPad as a keyboard?

The computer keys seem to be stuck after coffee was spilt. Only a mouthful but that seems to have done it. The computer switches on all right, but the keyboard doesn't work. Can I use my I pad as a ...
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OS X 10.7.5 How to stop character input completely

Recently, my one year old son started hammering on my keyboard and now ever since I've had character inputs pop up as I type. I cannot tell which language they are for....nor can I tell what letter ...
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How can I tell if my numlock etc. buttons are active if I don't have a light?

My home laptop doesn't have any lights or indicators to show that I've got numlock, caps lock or scroll lock on. The only indication I get is when a program tells me I got caps lock on when entering a ...
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Even though FireFox portable is set as default borwser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse works in BIOS but not in Windows

Like the title says, my Logitech EX100 Wireless M/KB work fine in BIOS, but as soon as Windows starts they stop working. I have a wired mouse and a wired keyboard plugged in as well, and they work ...
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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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Do not allow windows applications to take control of the master volume keys?

I have a volume wheel on my keyboard which I LOVE, however it annoys me when certain applications such as the youtube player and some videogames take control of the keyboard volume input and don't let ...
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Can I get urxvt to recognize xmodmap configuration?

i switch from an apple-style keyboard at home to a microsoft-style keyboard at work. the primary difference in these keyboards is that the super key and the alt key are transposed. i've used xmodmap ...
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Map hex key code into escape sequence?

In iTerm I can make a key combination send a Hex code to my terminal. I know how to capture key codes like left shift - 0x38 F2 - 0x78 So originally I thought my Hex code to send the key ...
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How to disable window hot keys

I am facing a problem with my new keyboard. With this keyboard if i press 'D' key then it show desktop.if i press 'R' key it shows run command. I think this is due to Hot Keys.I am using Window 7. ...
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Binding superkey + Ctrl to behave as right alt

I can't do any symbols such as ¡@£$€¥{[]} ("lower" symbols on number keys) using left ctrl and the super key on my keyboard. I can do these symbols by using the right alt. I would like to use a ...
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Firefox issue with keyboard

Suddenly I can't type in Firefox. Keyboard doesn't have any issue as everything works fine on other applications. I have tried disabling add-ons, restarting FF in safe mode, resetting Firefox, all ...
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Keyboard speed settings

I'm using Windows 7, but this is actually not related to it, as I had the same issue on XP, NT and so on, as well. I set my keyboard settings to fastest repeat and smallest delay. However, it happens ...
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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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What is the ¬ key?

Struggling with UK keyboards, having recently moved here! Sorry for this oddball question, but the topic proved difficult to google about. To the left of key number 1, where I used to have backtick ...
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How to access BIOS on an ASUS laptop?

I just bought an ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed. How can I access the BIOS? I tried to click any of the usual keys during power-up: ESC, DEL, F10, F8, F2... non of them work - I just get to ...
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Vsphere Client 5.1 remote console keyboard shortcut

I'm using Vsphere Client 5.1 to access several virtual machines. I would like to be able enter a remote console using the keyboard only but I'm having trouble getting it to work. The documentation ...
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Checking to see if keycode is assigned in bashrc

I have recently added the following two lines to my .bashrc file: xmodmap -e "remove lock = Caps_Lock" xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = BackSpace" This remaps my caps lock key to delete every time I open a ...
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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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Apple keyboard slow to load when connected to Dell laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E5400 running Windows 7. I connect it to an Apple keyboard via USB. I also plug in a Pleomax mouse into the keyboard. I use a Samsung monitor as a projector. The keyboard and ...
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Microsoft Sculpt keyboard malfunctioning (system conflict?)

I have Win7 x32 on my office desktop PC and recently I bought Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop which consists of wireless mice, keyboard and numpad. The communication between these input devices is ...
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G, H, ', 0,1 Keys stopped working [duplicate]

I have an Dell Inspiron N7010. The G, H, ', 1, 0 and Esc keys no longer work. I plugged in a external keyboard and it works. I have tried removing the battery and holding the power button for a few ...
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Keyboards - MacBook vs Windows differences

I've used "Windows" keyboards (separate and mainstream laptops), and am now using a MacBook air. Mac's keyboard is obviously different - I mean physically. The keys don't 'sink' as far in when ...
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MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - Stop Key Clicking

My new MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 clicks when the spacebar is pressed. All other keys are silent - as is my preference. How do I stop the spacebar from clicking?
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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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Is there any Keymapper for chosen locale in Windows 7?

In my work I frequently need to switch languages Alt+Shift. But many special symbols like ?, : are on different keyboard keys. I want to re-map keys on alternate locales to English. Allways (ignore ...
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windows keyboard language changed unexpectedly

The shift key was not working on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC. We resolved this by clicking the keyboard icon in the system tray, and changing from US (international) to US. 4 hours later, the keyboard ...
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Shift key not working on Windows 7 64-bit HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF

Overnight, on a Windows 7 64-bit HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF desktop PC, in Word and Excel, if I press Shift + ‘ - nothing happens. if I do it twice I get 2 quotation marks like this “” If I'm not ...
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How to use the 'alt gr' key on my HP UltraBook?

I have an HP ENVY UltraBook 4 (4-1161er). It is equipped with the 'alt gr' key, but it seems it just works as the normal ALT key. Does anybody know how to make this key work? Searching HP forums gave ...
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How do you click special inputs in Firefox using the keyboard?

Sometimes I need to use a (normally Windows) computer without mouse control. Most web controls I see are accessible through basic keyboard shortcuts. Some, however can not be accessed using Tab, Space ...
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Specific letters on keyboard not working

I've got an HP 6830S laptop, and the keys A,Y,Q,Tab, and Esc all aren't working. They also don't work if I use an external keyboard. I already reinstalled all my drivers with no effect.
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How do you save an image in Firefox using the keyboard?

Sometimes I need to use a (normally Windows) computer without mouse control. What is the fastest way to save an image to the disk in Firefox under these conditions? An out-of-the-box solution is ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is used for (never mind what, something app-specific). However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift without depressing any ...
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Keyboard acting weird (c,v and h randomly stop working, windows key randomly stuck, ..)

A couple of weeks ago my keyboard started acting weird. Randomly but only for one application (i think it only happens to Chrome), the keys c v and h will stop working. They would still work in other ...
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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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Lenovo Y510p Windows 8.1 Suddenly mouse and keyboard go crazy

I just bought an Ideapad y510p and it came with windows 8.1 Everything works fine, but sometimes my mouse and keyboard stop working correctly. The mouse starts moving by itself, clicking as well. ...