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

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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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Xmodmap fails to remap modifier keys

When I try to move keys, so that I have CapsLock on escape, Control on CapsLock and Escape on left control, I get the following error: % xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap X Error of failed request: BadValue ...
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How does windows differentiate between USB keyboard and USB joystick?

I am trying to make a hack that will allow a second keyboard to get detected as a joystick. I wanted to know how does windows know if a USB keyboard is connected or a USB joystick is connected. OR ...
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Das Keyboard for PC on OS-X

I have a Das Keyboard Pro 3 (bought 2 years ago), the PC model. I just got a Macbook Pro, and connected that keyboard to it. None of the numeric keypad arrows, though, function as arrows: the function ...
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Remmina RDP key remapping

Remmina is a wonderful piece of software and I use it a lot on my work. The only problem is key mapping. I am really used to working in DWM window manager, which utilizes windows key to switch panes. ...
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Giving an rdp session it's own keyboard and mouse

I'm using windows 8 pro on my computer and the client computer. I want to be able to use my computer, with it's keyboard and mouse on monitor #1, while someone else is in an RDP session on monitor ...
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How do I remove a laptop key on Sony Vaio PCG-3A1M?

My 'E' key gets sometimes stuck, so I want to check the inside. How do I remove they key on my laptop?
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How to recover the language selection button/icon on Windows7 login/welcome screen

I recently added a language (Lao) to my Lenovo Windows7 notebook. Subseqently, I routinely changed my password, using Lao characters on the keyboard. The next time I logged out and restarted the ...
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HP g6 Pavilion Laptop Keyboard - Keys not working

I have 2 problems: I. That was a One I wanted to type in the bullet point. I can type 2, 3, 4 but not One. It comes printed as i I cannot print a Question Mark. On pressing the Question Mark key, ...
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How to make alt-backspace delete words in Windows?

I am attempting to make the text editing experience in a Windows workstation I use alongside my OS X systems line up with the keybindings that Cocoa offers. To start, how would one change mappings so ...
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How to setup predictive text (autocomplete) on Mac?

Apart from native support for text shortcuts, how can I enable autocomplete on Mac, presumably Cocoa applications? I mean autocomplete from dictionary or words previously used. Something like ...
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Can I make my keyboard output -> when I type ctrl-shft--

I program in php but hate the -> modifier for objects, I would like to be able to type this with a single keypress, is there and easy way to do this on Windows 7?
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How to start `mtr` in the d mode? (or: how to send a keypress to a console app)

I love mtr for measuring my internet connections. Unfortunately the mode that I use it in can only be reached by pressing d as far as I know. This is the standard mode, with ping times: This is the ...
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Map CapsLock to Escape in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I used to use Seil to map my Caps Lock to Escape, but this no longer works in OS X 10.10. Attempts at doing the same thing with setxkbmap and xmodmap have also failed. Are there other options for ...
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USB not working on Laptop before Windows 8.1 boot

I have a laptop Compaq 435 notebook pc but some of its key are not working anymore including function keys' F9-F12 which is really needed when I want to access the BIOS. So, I am using an external ...
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Ubuntu insert key not working in applications under GNOME

My insert key seems to have stopped working, in all applications (vim, gedit, etc.). However, if I change from Gnome flashback to TTY#1, i.e., non-graphical mode, the insert key works just fine. I ...
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Shift + \ is not working

I can't type "|" with Shift + . I checked typing every other key with both left and right shifts and there weren't any problem. It was perfectly working yesterday. Is it some kind of a hardware ...
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USB mouse and keyboard stopped working after plugging in a flash drive

My friend needed to print something so I gave him my flash drive to transfer the files to me so that I could print them. As soon as he plugged the flash drive into his computer, his USB mouse and USB ...
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Keyboard error typing 2 charters on one touch on samsung

i have problem on my Samsung lap keyboard may be it falling or heavy weight locate on lap, really i don't know all keyboard keys working well, but when i press on esc-key it do esc + f1 that's all ...
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Logitech K800 keyboard media keys not working even AFTER resetting the human user interface thing

They work temporarily, but then as soon as I turn the computer back on they don't work. I set it to automatic. The only way I have gotten it to work is to set it to manual, hit apply, then set it back ...
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Function keys are giving weird output

I am trying to use f keys in a legacy application, but they're giving me weird string outputs instead of performing f-key functions. For example, F8 outputs [19~. Any idea whats up? I've tried a ...
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Numbers are sometimes not working on Windows 7 logon screen. How can I solve this?

I am working on an HP laptop with Windows 7, with external USB keyboard. Both keyboards work absolutely fine, when logged into Windows. However after restart I sometimes cannot log in. When I type ...
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Mac keyboard won't type letter 'c' only in some cases, also switching keyboards. No problems with the same keyboard connected to a PC

I've got a strange problem with my Mac keyboard on an IMac, year 2008: I cannot type letter 'c' in password fields, gmail website and other specific circumstances. I've tried switching the keyboards, ...
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Remap capslock key on Apple bluetooth keyboard for iPad

I know how to remap the capslock key on a regular Mac, but how can I do that on an iPad? I am using a regular Apple bluetooth keyboard.
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In Kubuntu 12.04, my Numeric Keypad NumLock key behavior is reversed

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with US and IL layouts. I haven't made any keyboard-layout-related configuration changes (that I can remember). When I press numeric keypad keys, I get numbers, not arrays; but if ...
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Windows clipboard trouble.

I done research and nothing helped so I've come to ask a question. About a month ago i was working on my minecraft server. I didn't want to retype something so I just used copy and paste. I copied ...
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How to put an Elitebook 6930p key back on?

When I removed the "W" key off of an Elitebook 6930p, the hinge/cage mechanism stuck to the bottom of the key. How do I put it back on? -UPDATE- After about an hour of fiddling with it, I managed to ...
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How to set up Brazilian Portuguese Keyboard layout in CentOS 6.5?

I'm having a hard time to configure my keyboard in CentOS 6.5. My Keyboard is a standard US-International one and I'm Brazilian. In Windows, I can use language "Brazilian Portuguese" and Keyboard ...
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Keyboard lights not coming on causing pc to not boot

Sometimes (it seems to happen mostly when i haven't booted my computer for a few days) when i turn on my computer everything starts up the monitor light and mouse light comes on, but sometimes the ...
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Phantom PS/2 keyboard, code 10

I have this computer (ECS K7S5a mobo, Vista x86) that has neither PS/2 keyboard nor PS/2 mouse (they are both USB) and yet a phantom PS/2 keyboard appears in the device manager with a code 10. It ...
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Remote desktop (mstsc) from Windows 7 to RHEL5, some apps not responding to most keyboard buttons

I'm using remote desktop on my Windows box to connect to a RHEL5 box. The problem I'm having is that some applications (I'll get into details below) seem to not want to pick up most keyboard input ...
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How can I find the name of the clojure function a keybinding is executing?

I’ve switched to the emacs keybindings but I’d like to bring back the ability to shift blocks of text left and right using cmd + ]/[ Similar to what’s detailed for sublime text in this thread. How ...
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What Windows services are associated with Keyboard input?

After undocking a laptop, the keyboard is no longer working. Device manager does not allow for disabling/re-enabling the keyboard. Are there any windows services that I can try restarting in order ...
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Ingame keyboard slow functions sometimes not working

whenever i play any games my keyboard functions slow sometimes not working so hard to chat either to move but it's getting back to normal if i unplug my charger NEED HELP please
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Mechanical Keyboard Tab Key does not always register

I have a relatively new (only a few months old) Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON mechanical keyboard. Long story short, a few days ago, I noticed the tab key started not working half the time. Taking the key cap ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Mac Keyboard Power Button Scan Code?

Does anyone know the scan code sent by the Mac keyboard power button? I would like to control the power on my Mac from an microcontroller.
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Switching Left Alt with Ctrl and CTRL Tab to Alt Tab

i've the following script to switch the left Alt and Ctrl Buttons on my Keyboard: LAlt::LCtrl LCtrl::LAlt Now I would like to be possible again to use alt / Tab for switching Application, but with ...
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right vs left option and command keys

When I look at the decimal numbers for the right and left command and options keys I see they are different. I've done some searching and can't find anything that states if they are used for different ...
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(Windows 7) is it possible to set a key as a double-tap modifier?

I want to set it so any key press while [modifier key] is held down is a doubletap. (IE: W with modifier held will be WW)
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Keyboard behavior when using backspace

I'm in a new computer, with Windows 7, and I've noticed a different behavior in my backspace key. It is acting like in mobile devices. This is the symptom: If the keyboard cursor is at the end of ...
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Is it possible to work with apple usb keyboard in linux exactly as in mac os x

I have mac os x at home and linux workstation at work. And I want to have minimum differences in keyboard usage. I use archlinux with KDE By this I mean: Command instead of control everywhere, ...
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Is there a way to deploy a keyboard layout in win7?

I have around 50 machines that need a spanish layout installed, The only solutions i can find are related to modifying windows deployments or wim files. These systems are already setup and just need ...
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Some of my netbook keyboard keys are totally unresponsive

My samsung n130 netbook keyboard keys suddenly stopped working. The keys are 4,5,6,7 e, r, y, u, i, o, j, k, n. Please dont advice me to clean my keyboard as I have already did. I was hoping to cut ...
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Laptop keyboard number keys act like the return/enter key

HP Laptop, windows7 keyboard number keys act like the return key when pressed, both main keyboard and side numbers. Num lock key does not change the problem. what could be causing this? I have ...
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Keyboard alphabets and numpad not working

I am having a strange issue with my desktop terminal. Suddenly the keyboard is behaving strangely. All the alphabets and numpad are not working. I tried using a different keyboard but the issue ...
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Window 8.1 Volume keeps changing after releasing keyboard volume keys

I recently upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to 8.1. My problem is that when I press the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite once windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume ...
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Remapping Caps Lock and Ctrl in Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro doesn't work completely

I know there's lots online about swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl, including for Macs running Windows. However, I'm having a problem where, if I do that using AutoHotkey (running a native BootCamp ...
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HID usb advertisement keyboard

I got a advertisement "usb pen-drive" when plugged in autostart windows run (win + r) and writes the company website and press enter, In device manager it is shown as a keyboard. Does anyone know how ...