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

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Keyboard issue and HP Help and Support Pop-up issue

Last night my HP Pavilion started acting abnormally. My keyboard began to malfunction; every button I pressed acted as a shortcut for things on my computer (i.e. D took me back to desktop, Spacebar ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Repeat Rate Resetting on Wakeup

I have just gotten a new PC and I am very happy with it! However, whenever I open the computer from sleep, the keyboard repeat rate has reverted to the default. The default for windows 8 is hellishly ...
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AltGr makes Ctrl stuck on Linux Mint running in Virtual Box under Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed VirtualBox 4.3.14 to run Linux Mint 17 Xfce in it. Pressing AltGr in the virtual Linux Mint makes it think that the Ctrl keys is pressed down until I hit Ctrl ...
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How to configure Apple USB keyboard on Xorg (FreeBSD)

The Apple USB Keyboard in question is identified my the number MB 110Z/B it has the following distinctive features: The key under esc is ±/§ instead of backtick/~ The left shift key is shorter than ...
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Remapping “Web/Home”, “My Computer” and “Calculator” keys in Windows 8.1?

Previously, I had a keyboard that had extra keys for launching the default web browser, mail client, open "My Computer" in explorer, the calculator, etc. That keyboard was from 2003 and it now ...
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Keyboard not working after replacement?

Not really sure how to troubleshoot the keyboard not working after replacing it on my Latitude E5520. The mouse works (from the keyboard), the backlights are on, just no keys. Actually they have ...
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program to simulate keypressing and holding mouse buttons down

I need a program that can simulate pressing some number keys then holding down mouse buttons for in game testing. Is there a program that can do this?
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new rapoo E2800P keyboard not working (win 7 x64)

I just bought this keyboard http://www.amazon.de/Rapoo-Wireless-deutsches-Tastaturl... for my laptop, and connected it via the usb loading cable to my laptop, because my old keyboard from the same ...
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Prevent media keys volume control affecting system volume

I've just purchased a DasKeyboard 4, and I'd like to have the volume controls only affect my media player (Winamp), but not the system volume. (Purely for convenience reasons - I want to be able to ...
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Is it the OS or individual applications that interpret keyboard shortcuts?

I'm unfamiliar with how this all works, but here's my guess: When you strike some keys on your keyboard, the signals go through the USB wire, and is interpreted by a keyboard driver on your the OS ...
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TeamViewer Mac keyboard layout on Ubuntu

I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.4 with TeamViewer 9.0.31181. I use iMac keyboard, but when I remotely control a Ubuntu Desktop, the "delete" button has no response and arrow keys generate abnormal keystrokes ...
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Numpad gone haywire

There is an issue with the numpad on my Toshiba Satellite P875. Some of the number keys toggles the numlock function, and none of the number keys function as they should. Holding down a number key ...
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Converting a VM to Hyper-V, can't get past Windows Activation dialog

Note: this is not the standard "Windows Activation Hell" question where the user gets stuck in a loop. Background: I keep an old VM with XP and Office 2003 on it, to support an elderly couple who ...
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right alt behaves like ctrl-alt when russian layout

Recently I noticed that when I have Russian layout and press R-Alt+Left to go to previous page in browser, my screen turns 90 degrees left, which is bound to Ctrl-Alt-Left. Other programs and key ...
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Keyboard on new notebook works only until typing in the Windows account-password

I'm setting up my g/f's new Acer notebook (coming pre-installed with Windows 8.1) via TeamViewer. For some reasons the internal keyboard completely stopped working. It works until she types in the ...
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PC metakeys in Android

I have an Android tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard and I am trying to use a company VPN app to access my work desktop. This app is also responsible for remote desktop access (e.g. it is not a true VPN ...
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Cannot type special characters using Alt+number in Windows

My Windows 8 machine has recently (in the last couple of months) stopped letting me type special characters with their Alt codes (e.g. holding down Alt and typing 0133 on the numpad should produce an ...
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Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
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When ever I press a media key on my keyboard, Windows Mail opens

This just started last night out of no where - I was listening to music and playing League of Legends. A song came on that I didn't wish to listen to, so I went to press the Next Song Media Key that ...
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Target Display Mode not working when no keyboard present

When I try to use some kind of command + f2 command either via applescript or screen share, it never works when the keyboard is no longer present. Example, I have an iMac and a laptop where the ...
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Unable to unlock BitLocker even with recovery key and password

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I recently installed a fresh copy of the above OS. I have an external hard drive that I just unplugged from my computer while I did this. I have the recovery key and ...
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Synergy: Shift keys not working on Raspberry Pi Client

Recently I installed Synergy on my desktop PC (running Windows 8.1) and my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) so the PC's keyboard and mouse is shared with the Raspberry Pi. The Windows PC is a Synergy ...
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In Mac how do I signal end of file (EOF) on the shell

IN windows, I press F6 function key to introduce the CTRL + Z character that signals the end of file. c:\> copy con filename copies the command line input to the given filename. At the end, ...
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How to remove rarely used languages from language switch hot keys?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed and use ...
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Emulate laptop Fn button on external keyboard

I'm using a laptop with external keyboard. Is there any way to emulate the Fn + Fx button? So that I could use Fn + F7 for switching external display and so on. The laptop is a Sony Vaio F11M1E. ...
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Disable the Underline Keyboard and shortcut Option in windows 7 from Registry

I user Tweak me and ultimate windows tweaker and I have somehow managed to turn on the Underline Keyboard and shortcut Option now I find it impossible to turn it off. I Ease of Access the "Underline ...
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Pipe Character - Alternative solutions

I am currently using bash in linux, however I cannot seem to create the | character. It is on the keyboard but when trying to create it it brings up the ~ character. Is there any alternative ways to ...
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Ctrl key not working in Bootcamp with Win 8.1 Professional

I have Windows 8 Pro Student installed via Bootcamp on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. For some reason, the Ctrl key isn't working as it should within windows. Commands such as Ctrl+F, Ctrl+O, Ctrl+P etc etc ...
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“Delete word forward” in bash

I know that in bash, alt-backspae does what ctrl-backspace does in modern GUIs: It deletes a word backwards. I'm looking for the equivalent of ctrl-delete, i.e. delete a word forward. I tried ...
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How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a ps/2 keyboard?

How do I get an existing Windows 8 installation to recognize a PS/2 keyboard? The keyboard works when I'm in the bios, but once Windows starts, the keyboard stops working. The NumLock light is on, ...
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What fingers are supposed to be used to press function keys? [closed]

All fast typing tutorials on the internet (image search) care only about keys that are below function keys. No one tells you what fingers to use to press those function keys. Assuming you use all ten ...
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Mouse and Keyboard stop working, Num lock flashesh on keyboard input

Usually after a weekend when I return to office, my keyboard and mouse won't work at all. If I hit keys on the keyboard, the Numlock light will flash once for each keypress. Re-plugging the devices ...
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Power user switching between Windows, Linux, and OSX - Need easier way to map Keyboard

Alright, I know this question has similar questions. I went ahead and copied some below. I am not interested in why I should learn Mac instead of Windows nor how to remap keys (It doesn't work very ...
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My numeric keypad has somehow got into a “mouse emulation” mode

My numeric keypad has somehow got into a "mouse emulation" mode where the number keys just move the mouse pointer around (2 = down; 8 = up, 6 = right, etc). Anyone know how to make it work normally ...
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Corsair Vengeance K70 media keys don't work with Spotify (OSX)

Keys: back next play/pause work fine with iTunes, but only play/pause works with Spotify. Connected via USB running 10.9.4. Any tips? Thanks!
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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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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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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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How to send raw Bluetooth data to BT Keyboard on OSX

I'm using Logitech's K810 keyboard on OSX. Everything works fine excluding "Fn-lock", which is feature held internally by the device and in order to set it the OS has to communicate with it. There ...
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Autohotkey Directives

I get the following error when trying to create the following autohotkey. #If test Error: This line does not contain a recognized action. Why can't I use #If directives in autohotkey ...
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Log onto Stack Exchange websites without a Mouse

How can one log onto (for example) superuser using one's gmail account without using a mouse on a web browser like google chrome? My general techniques for browsing the internet and open links ...
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Laptop keyboard issue – some of the keys don't work

I have a problem with built-in keyboard. I use Acer V3 GT 572G with installed Ubuntu 14.04 + KDE. Problem exists from the first day of usage (I got it only few days). Problem: it happens that some of ...
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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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Change + key function to tab with only one stroke

I would like to have the + key on the right hand keypad function as the tab key. Is this possible?
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Why is the keyboard assigned the specific IRQ of 1?

Why are specific IRQ values assigned to certain devices? For example, why is the system timer assigned the value of 0 and not 10?
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Need to disable down key on my Laptop Keyboard [duplicate]

I need to disable the down arrow key on my laptop. I have a windows 7 Gateway Quad Core laptop. On searching the internet I found similar questions of how to without any response beyond replace the ...
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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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Shift+s registering as super key in emacs. How to turn off?

Whenever I am in emacs normal mode (as opposed to evil), shift+s registers as "S-" (the super key). This means I cannot enter capital S which is pretty annoying. The problem is obviously due to my ...
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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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Mouse goes crazy in any game that requires mouse input

I have been gaming recently on my computer. Whenever I move in games like TF2 and Minecraft, and then move the mouse the camera goes crazy. If I don't move or interact with the world, then the mouse ...