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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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How fix my mouse and keyboard from disconnecting. is it the driver or the usb?

I am using a HID-compliant mouse and HID keyboard and they keep disconnecting. I tried every thing like reinstalling them, using msconfig and making a new INFCACHE.1 folder. But nothing works. Do I ...
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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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Use USB numeric keypad with phone-like typing?

I have USB numeric keypad like this: I need to write chars (A to Z) on this keyboard, and so my idea is to use it like on old cell phone: If I press 1x 2 it writes A, 2x 2 - B, 4x 9 - Z, etc. ...
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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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Keyboard key fix for right arrow key? [duplicate]

My right arrow key doesn't work anymore. Maybe it's a hardware failure but is there an easy workaround maybe a software key remapping? I have tried to open my pc to no avail.
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Strange keyboard behavior after pressing a key for ~6 seconds [duplicate]

When I press a random key on the keyboard for around 6 seconds, the LED's turn off and a beep follows, then I cannot type anything until a couple of keys are pressed (and sometimes, when pressing ...
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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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Right Alt key not working properly

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop. As you know, we use 'alt+arrow key' to navigate forward or backward in a web browser, file explorer, etc. Now my left 'alt' key is working in this very manner. ...
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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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features of these keyboard symbols “/” and “\” [closed]

Please explain me the features of these two symbols "/" and "\". Also, How are these two symbols different? Use of these two symbols Does these two symbols have different behaviors in windows and ...
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Want to use right mouse button for caps typing with on-screen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard for Windows 7/8 requires use of the CAPS keys for caps control. Is there a way to right-click on a letter key for it to toggle to the other case from using a left-click? For ...
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Mouse clicks on next song

For a few days I have had an issue where my mouse keeps clicking without me doing so. After a lot of trial and error I believe have found the source of my problem: the "next song" media key on my ...
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Arrow keys of laptop are constantly activating themselves

My main keyboard of my laptop has been very frustrating. When I first turn on my laptop the arrow keys on the keyboard keep activating themselves consecutively, so it produces some unusual sound that ...
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How can I type a degree symbol (0176) from my Surface RT Touch keyboard?

I have a Microsoft Surface RT with a Touch keyboard. I regularly need to type a degrees symbol. On a full keyboard, I can use the code (0176) with the numeric keypad. But the Touch keyboard doesn't ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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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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Ubuntu: Keyboard language switching by Ctrl+Space

Don't ask me why but I want to switch between keyboard languages (I'm using US/UA) by pressing left control + space. I don't see this key combination in the appropriate settings, unfortunately. ...
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Vim marks and US international keyboard

I use a US-international keyboard so that pressing 'a produces "á" while on insert mode. However, I would like to access a mark named a by pressing 'a under normal mode. That doesn't work and as a ...
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Linux keyboard macro X11

I'm using debian linux with X11 and dwm as a window manager. I have an application that make me press the same key three times in a row, I want to automate this, so instead of pressing three times I ...
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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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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...
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Dell Precision M4300 Lock 9 Character

What does it mean when character that looks like a Lock with a 9 in it on the upper part of the Dell Precision M4300 keyboard lights up?
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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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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > 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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Media keys won't work unless certain programs are selected

I just bought a Corsair Vengeance K70 which comes with four media keys: stop, skip (forward and backward), and play/pause. The problem is they don't work. I can only use them when either the Services ...
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Mouse and keyboard take long time to activate when disks are connected

When booting up Windows 7, my mouse and keyboard (USB) take a small while before they are operational, depending on the number of external hard disk drives connected to the PC during boot (also USB). ...
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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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Laptop keyboard not working

Few of the keys on my laptop's keyboard aren't working. A couple of days ago, I left my laptop running and forgot to shut it down. As a result it automatically shutdown due to low battery. The next ...
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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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Working KVM switch & wireless keyboard combination? [closed]

Is there a KVM switch that works with a full-size wireless keyboard? The switch must support a DVI monitor with 1920x1200 resolution. Wireless mouse support would be nice, but a wireless keyboard is ...
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In Windows (8), when typing a quotation mark, nothing happens until the next key is pressed. How can I disable this?

A friend has an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8 and there is something that causes it to do nothing if you type a quotation mark until you type the next character, at which point it displays the ...
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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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Repurposing a USB Keyboard to be just a USB Numpad [closed]

I had an old keyboard lying around and it got me thinking. I was wondering how easy it would be to remove keys from it, leaving only some. For instance, only keeping the numerical pad in the keyboard ...
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My keyboard is making weird clicking noises and some keys are acting strange

So when I was making dinner, my cat sat down on my laptops keyboard and now it's not functioning like it should... Every time I press a button, there is this weird clicking sound and I have to wait a ...
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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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keyboard macro recorder for a dos program [closed]

I need a keyboard macro recorder (possibly free) for a dos program running inside DOSBox window in text mode which is able to wait until a certain text string appearing inside the window before ...
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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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G105 Keyboard, script to control backlight (Win8)

I have stumbled into kind of an unusual problem. I have a logitech g105 keyboard with backlighting (pictured below). It's a nice keyboard and I'm quite happy with it. The software provided by ...
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Caps lock key acting in reversed way

I'm on a Windows 7 desktop with an external ps2 keyboard and its Caps lock key is behaving in opposite manner, like when I turn on the caps lock and the caps lock key light is lit its typing in small ...
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How can I navigate inside an application with just my keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am a keyboard man. I dislike having to take my hand away from the keyboard to use the mouse, it really slows down my working pace. I can easily navigate through folder icons, folders, web pages and ...