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

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Asus n56vz keyboard letter a not working properly

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop and the letter a is not working properly since 2 days ago. I already tried to uninstall the programs I installed since I noticed this problem, restarted windows ...
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Windows 10 Left Control Key Not Registering

I am on a 14" Razer Blade Laptop running Windows 10. Some time after I installed VirtualBox, my left control key stopped working. Right Control Key Works I have uninstalled VirtualBox. Issue ...
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Smartphone-style keyboard on Windows?

I very much like the way Smartphone keyboards work. Pressing, a tangent for example, 'A' gives me the different variations/alternatives to 'A': Is there something very similar to use on a Windows (...
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Unable to change keyboard repeat delay

I was looking for a solution for a problem, and I needed to know what program used which shortcuts. The program I found, however, happened to be glitched on Windows 10 and caused it to actually ...
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Laptop with german layout and USB keyboard with US layout - use both layouts at the same time possible without switching?

I have a laptop with a german keyboard layout. In work, I often have to do with programs designed for US layout and therefore I use a USB keyboard with US layout. Is there a way to designate the ...
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What is the function of the modifier keys in xmodmap?

When I run xmodmap, I get something like this shift shift_l (0x32), shift_r (0x3e) lock control control_l (0x25), control_l (0x42), control_r (0x69) mod1 alt_l (0x40), ...
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Firefox with Keyboard Types Random Keys

I am having a serious issue with my computer in which when I type certain letters in Firefox other letters appear. The keys with the problem change and it may be working from 5 minutes and then broken ...
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How can I toggle input language in emacs with ctrl+shift in linux?

I am using Control+Shift for switch languages in linux. The problem is that this keybinding is not works well in emacs: When I am on russian keymap, emacs's keybindings are not working. Emacs have it'...
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How to remap combinations of keys including the windows key?

To avoid the XY problem, I'll explain my problem and then the problem I have with my attempted solutions: Problem I have a windows laptop (hp elitebook), and I use my wireless bluetooth mac keyboard ...
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Disable INSERT key in all applications

The Insert and Caps Lock keys just get in the way. This superuser question asks how to disable Insert, but appears to be for Windows 7 because it does nothing for me on Windows 8.1. I've been able to ...
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What is hijacking my PrtScrn key?

I am on Windows 7 and for the last few days the PrtScrn key hasn't functioned correctly in any game made after about 2007, or in Steam. It is functioning on the desktop, however. Quick rundown of ...
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Brand new HP elitebook mutes itself when I press “dd” on keyboard

Issue: This might sound like a "pebkac" issue, but I truly thing my laptop is defective. It is a brand new work HP elitebook with a clean install of Windows 10, and when I press the "d" key in ...
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Get Mac-like symbol shortcuts on Windows

So I recently switched from being a life-long Mac user to building my own Windows 10 desktop. There are plenty of things I like but one thing I feel like I'm greatly missing is the ability to easily ...
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Disable Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Fn key toggle behavior

The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover has a "Fn" key that can be toggled on and off, which switches the behavior of the top row of keys from F-keys to utility keys like turning the volume on and off. I use ...
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Why does my keyboard freeze when going to login to another account?

Got a strange issue. If I go to swap user accounts my keyboard locks. Have to reboot. Did not have this problem before.
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Cannot enter LUKS passphrase on encrypted system with a normal USB keyboard

I have a strange issue here which I cannot explain: I bought a new keyboard (Cherry Stream 3) which was intended to replace an IMHO very similar keyboard: a Cherry G-224. I'm running an encrypted ...
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Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, buggy mapping on right alt

I have created a keyboard layout in the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator tool. It is based on US layout, the only changes I've made include: mapped from mapped to alt(right)+[ ...
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Can't type russian in MS-EDIT (Win XP)

Using Windows XP SP3. Want to type russian in MS-EDIT text editor. Language packs installed in control panel. Even East Asian ones. Input Language, Keyboard added:- Russian. Got the language bar in ...
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The keyboard, WiFi and sound card stopped working after installing Windows 7 updates. How to fix this?

I have a preinstalled licensed Windows 7 x64 on my Asus laptop. I used to update it via the internet all the time, until at one point this proved to be a bad habit. I've been offered by Windows ...
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Do KVM switches work with 144Hz Gsync gaming monitors?

I have a monitor that does 144Hz and Gsync at 2560x1440. It only uses displayport to support these features. Assuming I get a KVM that works with DisplayPort, if I use the KVM with this monitor, will ...
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Asus N76VM backlight keyboard doesn't work

so i just bought an asus N76VM and the backlit doesn't work, i upgraded to win10 an re-installed all the drivers (atk package, keyboard filter...) and still not working, the keyboard doesnt light up ...
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How to make another key function as a spacebar in Windows XP?

We have an older laptop that is still used a lot and works fine... accept for the spacebar is not functional. How can we assign the spacebar functions to another key - one of the Alt keys or both ...
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Shift+Return to do a line break is not working on OSX anymore

I am currently on OSX 10.10.5 Just until last week Shift+Enter was working, but all of a sudden it doesn't work in any program. The keys both work individually, but I really enjoy being able to do a ...
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Need a technical info on keyboard-playback.

Recently, i heard a term "keyboard playback" at work. I tried to find something on google but there is not a lot of info. If anyone could give any info, i would be forever grateful. JFK
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How to connect an iKey1 keyboard to a universal USB receiver

I just purchased this amazing keyboard and later found out that it wont connect to my office laptop due to bluetooth being disabled for security reasons! I would like to know if i can purchase a ...
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Synaptic Touchpad, how to Disable “Tap to click While typing”

Basically, I was using an outdated synaptic driver that was causing me many issues. Seemed there was an issue with it that was causing dropped keyboard input (after leaving Laptop on for more then 24 ...
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Keyboard stopped responding on my Windows VM's hosted by OSX

I am having an issue with all of my Windows virtual machines running on top of OSX El-Capitan version 10.11.3. Hardware is MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2015. The issue is that my keyboard input stopped ...
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MSWord 2007 Custom Layout keys

I am using a Lenovo T61 laptop that works fine with German IBM language. As I am a French Canadian user, I used Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to create a Custom Keyboard Layout and install it ...
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Looking for a way to view what is causing device disconnects

EDIT: Turns out it was a problem with Windows 8.1. Following this guide fixed things. Long story short, I have a problem with my keyboard disconnecting briefly every few minutes, and have tried ...
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MacBook Air keyboard Backlight function Boot Camp, Windows 10

I have a MacBook Air which operates with Windows 10 on Boot Camp. I installed all the drivers. Everything is working fine except the keyboard backlight. How I can fix this problem?
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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow

Following this advice, I've configured Iterm2 to delete the word when Alt + Backspace. I would like to build a similar functionality for combinations of Alt + Shift + ← | →. With respect ...
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How to remap keyboard's extra keys?

i am using a HP keyboard like this https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/s216fc92e682c08fa/image/i7a37967f823bf0df/version/1368691638/image.jpg as you can see it has some extra keys ...
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Temporarily disabling in-built laptop keyboard while keeping an external keyboard working

I have a Windows 10 laptop (Dell XPS 17) on which a few of the keys have stopped working properly. I therefore have bought a replacement external keyboard (Logitech G710+) for home use. When I travel ...
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USB keyboard not working after POST

Well, I know that there are so many posts in this forum with my problem but I won't be posting if I had a solution. That being said, let's begin. I have 2 disks (one with only Windows 7, the other ...
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Keyboard (and sometimes mouse) briefly disconnects then reconnects

Both are wired, so I doubt it's a case of connections being interrupted or weak, and oddly enough I do not have this problem at all when used on another PC. Under Power Management, I have disabled the ...
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Sending CTRL with a Symbol DS6878 barcode scanner

Is there a way to program the scanner to send the CTRL key?. The CTRL key is used like a reset button on our systems, and we are constantly having to track down the keyboard to hit the CTRL key.
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Windows 10 Calculator Key

My keyboard has a "calculator" key on it. In the registry at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\18 I have ShellExecute set to C:\Program Files (x86)\...
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Keyboard acts strange in Windows 10

I have a HP ProBook with Windows 10. My keyboard just started acting super strange. When I press certain keys (shift, arrow keys, etc.), it acts weird; however, all the letter and number keys work ...
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Razor Black Widow - Manually Edit Macros

I love Razor's hardware, but their software is absolutely terrible. Is there any way of editing macros so that I don't have to go through Razors UI? I imagine there is some XML file sitting ...
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WIndows 7 doesn't react to keyboard actions for around 30 seconds after waking up from Hibernation

I have a passworded user account (I need it, so I can't just disable it), but after waking up from hibernation (can't just use shutdown), no matter what I'm trying to type on the keyboard, nothing ...
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Keyboard event: 'k' behaves as dead key

I have a really strange problem. My letter 'k' behaves like a dead key (like an accent) in the terminal (KDE Konsole, xterm). It behaves normal when using vim or graphical programs like firefox. In ...
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Laptop Keyboard

I have a dell latitude E6420 and it was working fine until last month I encountered a very strange problem. My laptop's keyboard stops working as soon as I exit the bios startup screen. Like, I can ...
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Notepad++: disable enter key for auto-complete

Is there any way to disable enter as auto-complete key? I like autocomplete to be switched on for words, but there are times, when I need to new line while auto-complete is showing. I'd like auto-...
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What's causing this error?

A pc I am working on ran great till 20 minutes ago, when the following happened: I insterted a usb flash drive with a file and tried to search something on the internet when I noticed the mouse ...
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How to exit a program minimized to tray just with keybooard

I know I can use ctrl + alt + del to get the task manager to exit a program. But is there a another way? I can press win + B and go to tray, but what after?
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How to use a keyboard/mouse shortcut to toggle volume of a specific application (not master volume)

I am looking for a way to control the volume of a specific application from a keyboard shortcut. Specifically I want to mute Skype when I press a button on my mouse (Logitech G502). Something that ...
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The virtual machine disables the numpad

I have a Linux Mint host and a Windows 7 Pro guest OS in Vmware Player 12 with VMware additions are installed. Each time the mouse and the keyboard are "grabbed" by the virtual machine, at the moment ...
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How do I swap ALT and the Windows key in one keyboard but not another?

I am running Bootcamp on a Macbook Air and I swapped Alt with the Windows key so ALT. I also have an external Windows Keyboard but this one has the keys swapped now too. I would like to swap the keys ...
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How many USB Keyboards can you add to a Windows Computer?

This is a serious question, for which I haven't found an answer. I am looking to buy USB foot-pedals, each of which will register as a USB keyboard with one key. Programs, like Emacs, which ...
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xterm translations: sending multiple keys

I'd like to utilize the multimedia keys on my keyboard in my xterm/tmux. I'd like to map the XF86Launch8 to the keys C-a F1 (ctrl-a being the tmux prefix key, the press F1, which is mapped in tmux to ...