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

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USB disabled when installing CentOS 5.8

My USB keyboard does not response when installing CentOS 5.8 with options "linux noprobe". Given the fact that before installing from a burnt DVD, I once tried to install from a USB flash storage, it ...
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laptop keyboard backslash key stuck?

My laptop keyboard backslash key seems to have got stuck. If i open notepad it continuously starts writing. It stops for a while and starts again. But if i try to press the back slash key it does not ...
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Pairing 2 laptops via bluetooth and using one keyboard to control the other

I'm using a Windows 7 laptop attached to my tv. I have a wireless usb keyboard attached to it, however, I'd love to be able to control my laptop via another laptop via bluetooth. Is this possible? ie ...
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Mac Keyboard Command key remapping doesn't work in Terminal

I'm using a Mac keyboard on Linux Mint 13 - Mate. I want to be able to copy/paste/cut as I done on the Mac, but on Linux with this Mac keyboard. I tried the settings I've found mentioned in several ...
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When Caps lock pressed it used to display cap's lock is ON, now it is not showing

When Caps lock pressed it used to display cap's lock is ON, now it is not showing. Dell studio 1569..re-installed win 7 64 bit.
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How to customized function key for Acer Aspire in windows 7

Many times, when copy and paste, i tend to click fn+c, fn+v instead of ctrl+c, ctrl+v, is there a way to map fn key to control key, when I do not need the fn key? Of course sometimes I need it to say ...
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Keyboard mapping faulty after water hazard on OS X SL 10.6.8

Immediately after spilling water on my Macbook (Late 2009 Unibody A1342) it went crazy and made mouse and keyboard input all by itself until I could turn it off. After replacing the topcase I'm still ...
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Left-most column of keys kills audio, Lenovo W520

In my Lenovo 520, I have found that hitting Tab kills the audio. This happens also with tilde (~), Caps Lock, and Shift. This happens if I hit the keys with normal force but if I press them very ...
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Numeric keys on Apple keyboard

I have an Apple keyboard. I have numeric keys on the {'J', 'k','l','u','i'.'o'.'p','m' } keys. When I set Num Lock to off, it stops Num Lock for 2 seconds, and re-enables numeric keys. I tried ...
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Keyboard / keymap problems with Xubuntu 12.04 + NX nomachine

I'm running NX client on my Macbook Pro to connect to a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop at work. I have configured NX client to start up a console upon connection. I am able to connect to my remote linux ...
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How do you catch and change keyboard characters with python?

I wanted to make silly custom keyboards, that would translate keystrokes to equivalents in silly alphabets (leetspeek, Cyrillic transliterations, upside-down characters..), but that turned out to be ...
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Mouse and keyboard malfunction on Windows 7

I experience intermittent problems where my mouse won't click and hold, so I cannot select text or draw a box or anything in Photoshop. I have encountered this issue with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and ...
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Command+Tab not working on MacOSX Client with Synergy

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 laptop paired with an Apple Wireless Keyboard. I'm using the answer on this question to swap the Command and Option keys so that they are mapped like a regular keyboard. This ...
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When using SCIM to type Hangul, space moves the syllable before going to the next word

When I type Hangul using the SCIM input on Ubuntu, when I press space, the last syllable automatically moves over a space, then adds another space. This goes away if I press a period and backspace it, ...
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Changing hotkey for keyboard layout in Windows XP

The hotkey for changing keyboard layouts in XP are bound only to Alt+Shift or Ctrl+Shift. Is is possible to enable a hotkey toggle, like holding Ctrl to toggle the alternate layout, and releasing it ...
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Spacebar not working (Ubuntu server / MAC client)

I am having the following problem. When I press spacebar on the server, the client receives this sequence META+SHIFT+Z. Thus, I can't input any space in the client. Server is an Ubuntu 11.10, client ...
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Create bluetooth device

Can I use my bluetooth enabled laptop to create bluetooth keyboards or other devices? ps: I would like to use my laptop keyboard on my PS3
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Keyboard Slow on a high power machine.

I am having a terrible time with my high powered machine. The keyboard is not displaying the keys as quickly as I type. Sometimes I have to wait up to a minute for the key to display. When I type ...
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Windows won't recognize Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard

I bought a Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 keyboard today. When I plug it into my PC, Windows shows it can't find the drive, and it won't recognize a single key. However, I can use this keyboard in the ...
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What does the left control key on a Mac map to in Debian?

I'd like to use the left control key on my mac as the compose key in Debian, but I can't figure out what its equivalent is in the installation menu. My best guess is that left control on a Mac maps ...
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Is it possible to control the LED on Apple Wireless Keyboard on Linux?

I use an Apple Wireless Keyboard on Linux 3.0 and have remapped the CapsLock Key and use it frequently now and would like to turn off the LED as it has lost its function. There is a question regarding ...
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Apple Aluminum Keyboard Function Keys Broken in Ubuntu 10.04

Using the latest Apple Aluminum keyboard, the "fn" key seems to have stopped working. I'm not talking about being swapped with standard OSX, I mean the "fn" key doesn't register whatsoever, rendering, ...
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Keyboard layout based on scancodes?

I would like to make a new keyboard layout in Linux that moves the modifier keys around. The problem is that this needs to be an xkb layout, because I still need to be able to switch to the Qwerty ...
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disable 'play' key on media keyboard opening files in windows media player

Okay, this is admittedly a little obscure. I have a standard Microsoft keyboard that includes 'media' keys - play/pause and volume adjust / mute. If Windows Media Player is open, pressing these keys ...
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Keyboard-type (e.g. “EN”) doesn't show up for Windows under Parallels

I recently installed Parallels Desktop for Mac so that I could run Windows programs on my Mac. Unfortunately, when I add new Keyboards to Windows 7 (Control Panel >> Clock, Language and Region >> ...
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How can I map another key to act as Fn key on a Mac?

I have a non standard keyboard attached to my Mac, and it does not have a Fn key. I wish it did. Luckily it has another key "help" that I never use. How do I get my "help" key to be treated as the Fn ...
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Using a wireless keyboard (Microsoft wireless desktop 800) with a different receiver than what it was packaged with

I bought a wireless desktop plus mouse combo from Microsoft. It has one receiver for both devices. I'm currently using the mouse at home but not the keyboard. I brought the keyboard to work. Is there ...
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My umlaut/trema vanished on OSX, how do I get it back?

My native language (Dutch) uses the double-dot on top of vowels, aka "umlaut" or "trema". It looks like this: ё, Ü, Ö, ï you get the gist (copy&pasted from the web). Until recently, I was able to ...
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Pushing '~' gives me '=' character with the keyboard of Toshiba Dynabook Satellite J50

I have Toshiba Dynabook Satellite J50 laptop. It seems that something is wrong with the keyboard. For example, When I press the ~ key, = comes out. But the = is on another key which is adjacent to the ...
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How do I check if keyboard keys and/or LEDs on the keyboard are functioning correctly?

I would like to check if all the keys and LEDs on a keyboard are functioning correctly. e.g. Check if a key does not respond (or responds late) to a keypress, activates even when it isn't pressed, ...
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Strange behaviour of Shift-8 on keybaord under Windows XP

Recently trying to type the * character from my keyboard via the key sequence Shift-8 switches focus to an instance of Windows explorer if one is running. If no instance is running then I get the ...
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How to use more than one keyboard with different layouts?

I type in many languages, and switching between them is a waste of time. I would like to use several physical keyboards for different languages. So is it possible to use two or more keyboards at the ...
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How to remap brightness & volume keys on Asus AspireOne / Ubuntu Lucid?

I want to remap the following keys on my Asus AspireOne running Ubuntu Lucid: Brightness down (Fn-Left) -> Home Brightness up (Fn-Right) -> End Volume up (Fn-Up) -> Page up ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't illuminate in Mac OS X

The laptop keyboard is supposed to light up automatically (on my Apple Powerbook G4) when it's dark in the room. But it never does. I explicitly have to start the Lab Tick application to do that. ...
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Keyboard very unresponsive after resume (just upgraded to Lucid)

Yesterday I upgraded first from Jaunty to Karmic, and immediately after that to Lucid. Most things seems to have gone well, but I have a problem with suspend/resume. After resuming my Compaq-branded ...
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Pressing 'Enter' doesn't really work in Firefox

When I'm typing just about anywhere in Firefox on OSX and press enter, it simply doesn't do anything. This includes typing in a textarea element (which should take the cursor to the next line), in a ...
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KINESIS Freestyle 2 and ASCII encoding with numpad

So basically I bought this expensive keyboard which I LOVE but I discovered I cannot ALT+123 to enter ASCII characters on the keypad. I can use the function (blue) "virtual" number pad it has, ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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where can i find keyboard text entry settings file of my ubuntu account

My keyboard should have two text entry modes (heb/eng). However, after upgrading ubuntu to 14.04, now there are four text entry modes: M17n:he:kbd, M17n:en:ispell, He, En which in practice toggles ...
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Windows - Bluetooth mouse and keyboard disconnects automatically

I am using windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop and I have at office and at home Bluetooth keyboards and mouses, because of its comfort. But I got the issue that all of these devices are disconnected ...
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How can 2 separate users share a 3rd computer in between them using their own mouse/keyboards?

I know Synergy exists to let you share your mouse + keyboard across multiple PCs, but can multiple users use one machine in a similar fashion? Almost like running multiple instances of Synergy or ...
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Remapping IJKL keys to arrow keys on Ubuntu 14, IDEA Intellij misinterprets as keypad arrow keys?

I'm trying to remap my IJKL keys as arrow keys. So far I have this working in most of my desktop, I added a new keylayout that extends the us layout and replaces the IJKL keys with Up, Down, Left and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reapply sorting in Excel 2015 Preview for Mac

In Excel 2013 for the PC, you can press Ctrl-Alt-L to reapply a filter/sort on a table in your worksheet. This shortcut does not work in the Excel 2015 Preview for Mac. I tried other variations on ...
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Wireless keyboard signal deterioration

Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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Bluetooth keyboard using a Surface Pro 3

I recently purchased a surface pro 3. I did not however opt for the touch cover; instead I use a regular travel bluetooth keyboard. It works well, but the behavior is not optimal: even when it is ...
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Mac users create text with non standard accents

When a Mac OSX 10.3 user inputs text in Wordpress, his accented characters such as é or è are not rendered correctly on Firefox and Safari. The accent is shown too high in relation to the letter. ...
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My Shift, Caps Lock, and Enter keys are acting up

my shift doesn't even work. when i try to use caPS LOCK, IT CREAtes a LETTER 'A' or 'a' for example; AaAaAaAaAaA here i aM CONTINUOUSLY PRESSING CAps lock. when e ver i press a, IT SWITCHES TO LOWER ...
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Fujitsu laptop and num lock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S series with a full keyboard without numeric -keypad. There is a Fn key which converts some keys (7-0, U-P, J-; and so on). I use a docking station with attached ...