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

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Are Wireless Keyboard Inherently Insecure?

We all know about hardware keyloggers, but it seems to me that the concept of filtering keystrokes at the physical level gets even easier when people use wireless keyboards. To my knowledge, a ...
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Keyboard not powered on after boot

Strange criteria My desktop pc boots up but the usb keyboard does not power on. (Verified USB keyboard is fine as well. Plugged into another pc and powers up fine.) The monitor goes into sleep mode ...
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Switching Caps Lock with Escape doesn't work

I wanted to switch Caps Lock with Escape on Lubuntu for better use of Vim. So I simply: switched the keycodes in .xmodmap (keycode 66 = Escape NoSymbol Escape and keycode 9 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol ...
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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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“Programming” certain keys in the keyboard

I've been looking for a while and found no solution. I'm using an Spanish keyboard in a MacBook Pro from 2011 (and using Mountain Lion, in case it's important). What I want to do is change the ...
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Shift + F10 does not work in Windows 8

I have a Dell laptop and it does not have the right click menu key. In the preceding link it is mentioned that either Shift + F10 or Ctrl + Shift + F10 works as right click menu key. The key ...
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Pressing space bar causes sleep, and other weird things

Wife called. Our home "desktop" system (an HP box floor box maybe 6 years old running Vista) has started behaving strangely. First "Windows Mail" started popping up when she tried to go to Facebook ...
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Remapping key for a Samsung bluetooth keyboard [duplicate]

Just received a brand new Samsung bluetooth keyboard (EE-BT550NBEGSE) which works great but when connected to my laptop I'm really missing the Windows key-function. Instead, there's this "moving ...
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Use QWERTZ keyboard as a QWERTY

I want to buy a laptop with Windows 8 with the German keyboard QWERTZ but i will only use it for English and Greek language. So, i will change the language from control panel to English and work like ...
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Reconnecting a virtual keyboard

Background: At work, I use a PC laptop connected to a docking station. On the docking station, I have plugged in my Logitech G510S gaming keyboard (I utilize the hell out of the extra G keys for ...
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Left arrow key is sporadically unresponsive

I use the left arrow key quite a bit in the course of my work. Over the past few days I've found that it is occasionally unresponsive, and I need to press it a second time in order to deploy it. I'm ...
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Make OSX listen to a specific sequence of keys, and execute [anything]

Here's the use case. I use aText, a text expander. It has a hotkey to show a list of saved text expansions. I want to remove the need for manually pressing this hotkey. Therefore I need my OS to look ...
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Override hardware RFKILL switch in Windows 7

My laptop's keyboard is broken so I'm using an external USB keyboard. The problem is that Windows 7 seems to think that my WiFi switch (which I'm thinking is some key combo on the broken laptop ...
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Esc and Fn keys are not working

I've got a Packard Bell TM98 laptop. I've recently installed Windows 8 and was updated to Windows 8.1. I am not sure but I think that Esc and Fn keys are not working from this moment. I've looked for ...
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Question mark key acting as Ctrl key on Thinkpad T440 Brazilian keyboard

I recently got a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 but I am having some troubles with it. My device is made in Brazil so it came with an ABNT2 keyboard with ç key but I am having issues when I need to use the / ...
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File searching changed in windows

You know how when you press a letter on your keyboard while in a directory, it automatically scrolls to files that start with said letter. This has changed and I can no longer do it, instead if I ...
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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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Creating direct keyboard shortcuts OSX

I'm a user of many different keyboards, all inconveniently with entirely different alphabets (EN-Dvorak, RU, JA, ZH-Pinyin, KO). I already have the usual CMD-SPACE and ALT-CMD-SPACE combos, but even ...
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xfce4-terminal Change shortcut for opening new tab

I recently am unable to open a new tab in xfce4 terminal by using the short cut Ctrl + Shift + t. It's strange because it used to work and now it only works when I use capital T, that is Ctrl + Shift ...
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How can I get my ctrl key to function again?

My ctrl key on my keyboard is not working, which is annoying when trying to use shortcuts. It does not work on the virtual keyboard either (even though it lights up, showing it isn't stuck down), ...
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Cant get my Genius Luxemate Scroll KKB-2040s to work

Last time i used this keyboard it was on windows vista, now im using the keyboard on my Linux(Ubuntu 14.04) laptop with a "ps/2 To USB" cable from here (website is in danish) When i stick the ...
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Keyboard Hotkey/Macro Software [closed]

Im looking for a simple easy-to-use software, that can do the following for me: When I hold down spacebar, it actually taps it (click down, release, click down, release... etc.) And then stops when I ...
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Shortkeys on both sides are not working anymore

Suddenly my shortkeys on both sides have start working; shift, ctrl, alt and the fn keys has stopped working, while the Windows key between these keys are still working. What i have tried/checked; ...
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How do I write special characters without AltGr key?

I ran into a problem trying to write some special characters like {}, @ etc using AltGr key. It is not system-wide issue, I encountered it just in Android Studio IDE and I already solved it in Android ...
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Why do individual Keys on a notebook become hard to press? [closed]

From time to time some of the keys on my notebook stop working, unless I press them very hard. Those keys are also harder to press down. I have had this problem on previous notebooks as well. ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from randomly popping up?

I own a cheapo Microsoft keyboard (the Comfort Curve 2000) and wireless mouse (the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000) that I use with my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 8. They can be configured ...
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Are extra USB drivers ever removed from the system? (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 systems, whenever you plug in a new USB peripheral (mouse, keyboard etc.) the message always pops up that a new device has been detected, followed by one stating that drivers are being ...
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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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windows 8.1 - mapping 1 key on keyboard to another [duplicate]

I am the less than happy owner of a Canadian ASUS laptop with a Canadian French keyboard, running Windows 8.1. The left shift key is really narrow and easy to miss. Immediately to its right is a key ...
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MS Sculpt Keyboard calculator/f-keys

I bought a Microsoft Sculpt wireless keyboard and mouse combo a bit ago and am quite happy with the mechanical function of the thing. However, xev doesn't want to report anything from the calculator ...
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OSX macro to simulate holding down mouse button

I would like to setup a keyboard macro on a Mac OSX that, when triggered by a keyboard command, (say ctrl+m), simulates the left mouse-click button being HELD DOWN. When I hit the combination again, ...
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Pressing <shift> + ~ on QWERTY pt-pt layout, on Google Chrome Element Inspector, opens definitions in the console

This is a rather weird bug or annoyance. When I'm writting in the console, on the Element Inspector, and I click <shift> + ~ (to write the ^ character), the definitions show up. I have an ...
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Computer behaves as if Enter button is held down after unlocking computer

Lately I've been having a problem with my computer where, about half of the time when I unlock my computer, my computer acts as if I'm holding down the Enter key. This continues until I unplug my ...
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Logitech keyboard periodically “locks up”

I'm on Windows 7 with a wired logitech G15 keyboard connected via USB. If I hit the left "control" key twice in succession the keyboard goes into haywire mode: The lights on the keyboard that ...
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I/O randomly freezes [closed]

I have a selfbuilt computer (the best kind!) which has been running extremely well for a computer of such a low specification (see below) since it was built, but recently I have been encountering a ...
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How do I manually talk with a keyboard in Windows 7? [closed]

A little background first: I recently obtained a 1985 IBM terminal keyboard and would like to make it function on a modern PC (In this case, with Windows) without the use of a microcontroller. So ...
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How to set Windows 7 backtick usage

Is there a windows 7 setting that governs the application of backticks? I don't know if it is the case on US keyboard layouts (is it?), but on my EN-UK layout if I press the backtick key then a vowel ...
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KVM to/from PCs

Is there a way to send keystrokes and mouse signal to a target machine without installing any type of software (even an OS) on the target machine? I want to do some repair and diagnostics-related ...
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Emulate Keyboard from PC for Playstation 4

I want to control my playstation 4 from my computer, as it would be a ps4 controller. I wonder how this is possible? In the past I found a thread explaining it. It was about to buy a microcontroller ...
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IBus apparently installed itself without my intervention, how do I investigate?

Just now when I booted Ubuntu/KDE, I noticed a "US" icon in the tray which I'm pretty sure wasn't there before. Right-click > About gives me a dialog which says IBus 1.5.8 IBus is an ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout on linux?

How do I reconfigure my keyboard layout on Linux, so that: Caps lock becomes a modifier key for a numeric keyboard layout on the place of M<>JKLUION. ; becomes a dead key so pressing it ...
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Remap Caps Lock to AltGr/Alt+Ctrl on Windows?

Does anyone know how to remap Caps Lock to AltGr/Alt+Ctrl on Windows 7? Closest I've come to solve it is using SharkKeys, but if I try to map anything with AltGr it says SharpKey doesn't know about ...
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Turn Off Key Repeat Globally

I want to turn off all key repeats when X starts up. I tried adding xset r off to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc, and to other files in the same area, but this doesn't seem to work. Executing the same ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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Can't type Turkish characters in Internet Explorer

I can't type some of the Turkish characters in desktop version of the Internet Explorer. I tried to explain the situation below. How can I fix this? When I press the key ş, it types _. When I press ...
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“creating” a key similar to the Fn key on a computer

I recently switched from a laptop to a computer and I had an Fn key and I really liked it (Being able to control the volume was really useful) and I was wondering if there was a way to add that key on ...
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Keyboard buttons mixed up [duplicate]

I just bought my new MSI laptop and shortly after i instaled windows 7 ultimate i found out that my keyboard is crazy. All buttons are mixed but in a very unique fashion that i cant relate to ...
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Keyboard mapping issues when using Ubuntu RDP client into AWS Windows 8 box?

I am using Remmina on my local Ubuntu 12.0.4 PC to run an RDP client session into a Windows 8 box running Amazon Web Services, with the US keyboard mapping selected in Remmina. I'm having a problem ...
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Permanently remap a key to an other xubuntu

I have seen many questions about how to remap a key, but somehow my problem is that it never remaps permanently. Here is my ~/bootstrap-custom.sh #!/bin/sh # remaps Caps Lock to Ctrl ...
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What are keyboard shortcuts for Lasso, Handtool and select edit tool for OneNote2013?

As Title, I am using Traditional Chinese version which tools' name might not be the same as I mentioned. Or How can I assign keyboard shortcut for different tools? btw I have no idea why Microsoft ...