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

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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 ...
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Are ultra-thin keyboards better for your health than classic ones? [closed]

There's a lot of babble about optimizing your programming environment and it appeared to me that most of the now newly beloved (and expensive) mechanical keyboards are rather thick. A thin keyboard ...
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The control key appears to act like it is being pressed when it is not

As I use my machine, especially writing on boards such as this, and I depress the D key in a word, for example, the add bookmark prompt will popup. Sometimes it will start zooming in and out as if I ...
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Mouse and keyboard glitches

(Ubuntu 14.04 Unity, Lenovo G500s, Logitech M-BJ58) Hi guys. I've recently noticed some glitches with my mouse and keyboard: Selecting text using mouse: when i clock-hold and hover over tekst, ...
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Washing laptop keyboard

I spilled juice on my laptop keyboard. It has dried and many of the keys are sticky and difficult to use. Assuming I've detached the keyboard from the laptop, is it safe to wash it with water? My ...
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Dell Latitude / Windows 7 & My Old Apple Keyboard | Still Compatible?

I recently replaced my older Dell Latitude with a newer model. Works great with Windows 7, but now my beloved Apple keyboard doesn't function at all. My IT guys say that it's because the new Latitude ...
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tmux and xf86 keys (the 'Fn' key, xf86WakeUp)

I'm interested in hijacking the Fn key on my laptop and using it as the mod key for tmux, but after a bunch of tinkering with xmodmap and tmux.config, I'm not much further along in getting this to ...
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Laptop keyboard does not work in Windows 8.1 but works in BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-23J and have been running Windows 8 and later windows 8.1 for some time now. Last night my keyboard stopped working for no possible reason. When computer starts up (I ...
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Windows Input Method Switching, Foriegn Keyboard

So I recently returned from Sweden, as I bought a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate. It has the Norwegian layout, ø, æ, å. Although I will never use those keys. I am going to buy a new set of keycaps for the ...
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How do I use an Apple Wireless Keyboard in the BIOS on a PC?

Since I have seen no solutions to this, it seems like it's not possible? Is this possible and if so, how do I need to set it up?
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Why two different keyboard connected to a single computer have telepathy?

I connected two different keyboard to my computer. (Both use USB port to communicate with the computer.) The question is: Why when I press Caps-Lock or Num-Lock in one keyboard, The related light ...
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How to increase Windows keyboard repeat rate to match much faster Linux?

I am a Windows 7 user at the office, but a KDE/Linux user at home. I have noticed the keyboard repeat rate on Linux is much higher than Windows, maybe 50%. Both the Linux command prompt and KDE/X11 ...
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Linux: how to implement warning the user when they start typing with non-English keyboard layout?

Does anyone know how to implement a momentary floating notification that the user (me) is not using English keyboard layout when they press a letter, numeral or other layout-dependant key (so no need ...
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Difference between devices manager drivers and

I just installed a new french keyboard driver from here on my W7, in order to be able to type more french characters. It comes as an executable so I cannot know what it really does. Once installed, it ...
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Keyboard is inserting the pipe character everytime the shift key is used

On my brothers keyboard a pipe character is being inserted whenever he uses the shift key. It is weird because the key itself still performs the normal function that shift performs and allows making ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only?

If there is a way to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only in Windows 7? I can do it with the following script for all programs: Capslock::Control But how can make the key ...
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Going from AZERTY keyboard to QWERTY

I am about to order a laptop online that comes with AZERTY keyboard layout. If I install English US which is the one I prefer to use will it automaticall go to QWERTY or will it remain the same? IF it ...
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how to auto run batch file when a keyboard is connected?

I have Asus Transformer T100: a tablet that came with a physical keyboard. The keyboard is connected with a strange port (not USB). I want to run a specific batch file when the keyboard connects and ...
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How to add the Em dash “—” to my keyboard?

I have an AZERTY keyboard, and an ErgoDox keyboard. I can map all the keys I want to the Ergodox, and macros as well. I'm looking for the —. This is the Em dash; it is different from the "minus" of ...
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Personalized keyboard doesn't work on Windows using Parallels with a OS X 10.9 host

I have a personalized keyboard I made using the ukelele application. Whenever I open some applications, though, my keyboard is completely ignored. Parallels is one of those. How can I fix the issue?
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How to manipulate the keyboard flags under windows?

My caps lock key is remapped. How do I disable the caps is active flag under windows? I remapped my caps lock key to Ctrl with the help of ac'tivAid and its extension RemapKeys. When my PC is ...
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USB keyboard switches off in game

Out side of games the keyboard works fine and does not turn off. When I enter a game for example "counter strike : GO" after a few minutes it turns off. I have tried re-installing the USB root hub. I ...
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OSX + X11 + KVM keyboard mapping

I'm ssh -Xing from my macbook air into a remote linux machine, on which I'm running virtual machines with kvm. Somewhere along the way, something is lost--it says I can press ctrl+alt to release the ...
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Keyboard typing random forward slashes by itself [duplicate]

I just bought a ACER ASPIRE V3-572G laptop that came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1, booted it up, set up the OS, installed virtually nothing and then started getting some Windows updates. Got a ...
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Whenever I write an apostrophe it inputs two instead of one (same with quotes). How do I fix it?

So right now whenever I choose my language for english It's "United States - International" and when I'm on this one whenver I write a quote (") it actually writes 2 at once and I have to go back to ...
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Is there a way to remap, directly on indirectly, function keys on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga that by default goes into function mode; this means that F1-F12 keys work as various utility keys instead of their proper function. This is the behaviour I like and I ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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Keyboard unresponsive for first minute after booting Windows 8.1

When I initially boot into Windows 8.1, my keyboard responds very slowly, if at all, until roughly a minute after login. I can start typing, but there will be about 5-10 seconds between each keystroke ...
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windows 8 bind button to > and < mark

I am trying to rebind few buttons under windows 8.1 to get them working like they work under ubuntu. I have this layout on my laptop keyboard. I am trying to map , and . keys (1/2 buttons right from ...
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Keyboard does not respond when in BIOS menu

I loaded 14.10 along side Windows 7. When I boot, I see the choices for Ubuntu and Windows in the BIOS boot menu, but the key board arrows doesn't work until after boot-up is complete. The BIOS ...
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How to change the binding of the 2nd backslash key next to 'Z' on international keyboards

I want to properly setup my international keyboard in xorg-server (which using xkb). My physical keyboard has the same [backslash]/[pipe] key in two places, one to the right of [Enter], and another ...
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Arrow keys jump more than one character

So i'm working in Eclipse. I probably press some random key combination and from then on my arrow keys work in a weird way. They jump to the end of the line instead of just one character. It's so ...
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External keyboard not recognized

I plugged my external USB keyboard into my new computer. I watched the driver installation and it supposedly installed the driver, but the Keyboard does not work even after several reboots on my new ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts for the Google search page? [closed]

I really hate having to leave my keyboard to select links after a Google search. Are there any keyboard shortcuts built in to the Google search page? A while back, I seem to remember being able to ...
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Control and shift keys not working [pressed together]

I have a weird problem with my logitech deluxe 250 keyboard. When I press shift key control key is pressed automatically and vice versa. No stick keys have been set up. I tried opening on screen ...
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Getting Razer Blackwidow macro keys on linux

I've read Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux and the python script didn't work for me so I compiled the haskell from source. I changed my product ID in main.hs and everything ...
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very specific key-combo failure with USB keyboard under OSX

I use a third-party external keyboard with my MacBook Pro. It's a ThinkPad USB keyboard with Trackpoint(I love having control of the mouse pointer without having to move my hands off the keyboard). ...
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How to turn off Caps-Lock toggle notification?

I've got a Sager laptop that for whatever reason, every time I press caps-lock it'll bring up this little window in the upper left telling me it's been turned on/off. This is a HUGE problem since it ...
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VMWare Windows on OSX : keyboard missing keys

Im running Windows 7 on OSX Yosemite with VMWare Fusion 7. Some keys were missing so following this answer I use a virtual keyboard manager and it works (Alt Shift L -> "|" for instance) However, I ...
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HP Windows 8 keyboard ignoring certain keys

I own a HP Pavillion 15 i3 notebook and I've noticed something wrong. Whenever I press the ~/` key or the '/" key (top left on the keyboard) Windows (or the keyboard) ignores my input. For example, ...
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Windows installation media cant detect keyboard and mouse

I just built a brand new computer. I inserted the windows 7 ultimate disk into the drive, and when prompted, pressed a key to boot from the CD. At this point, the computer itself is able to detect the ...
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Bluetooth wireless keyboard (Apple Wireless Keyboard) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...