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

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How to permanently disable a built-in keyboard

I spilled some liquids on my laptop, after which I dismantled it and cleaned it. Everything worked fine, except my keyboard. I installed an USB keyboard. When the laptop is getting hot and the ...
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E key gets stuck in games (Windows)

I should note that E is the physical key on the keyboard; I use Dvorak so the character the key enters is actually ".". I also use ESDF instead of WSAD, so E is my forwards-key (like W in WSAD). I'm ...
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Boot setup bios laptop

I'm having a big problem. I have an Acer Aspire E1-572 laptop and all of a sudden a few keys stopped working. F2, F4, F8, F9, F12, left shift and so on... Most of them are really important, specially ...
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Can't enter text in Chrome and Opera. Minimizing and Maximizing fixes the issue

Sometimes, when I type something on Chrome or Opera, no keys are taken as input. By "input" I mean text which I try typing into textboxes or searchboxes, both in pages and the address bar itself. ...
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Do PS2 Keyboards work on Windows 10

I was just told that PS2 Keyboards aren't compatible with windows 10. Is this true. I was under the impression that they should work fine?
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How could I fix, Win7 laptop keyboard windows key issues?

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 3420, win7, still on warranty) windows key is always looks like it was pressed. For example, when I press 'L' it locks out. I tried many things dust blower, disable key via ...
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Keyboard dead through software?

I have a relatively new MSI-Laptop with W10 which has issues I never experienced before: recently the kbd stopped working (external USB as well as internal)! I rebooted several times, but it would not ...
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Shift Key won't work with F1,F2 etc. keys in gnome2. What could be the reason?

I have a vnc session with gnome2 desktop. The following are couple of examples where multiple key press working as expected and the last two examples have unexpected results (with F1 & F2). ...
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Does the Asus Zenbook (ASUS 15.6" UX501JW-DN233H ) have a backlit keyboard?

Just got the laptop today. Read online that the laptop has a backlit keyboard, those were 'pro' though, and were assigned to the f3 and f4 keys. My laptop however does not have any image on the f3 ...
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Can't send special keys to TeamViewer on Linux

I connect to a Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04) from any Windows machine (10 in this case) and the following keys don't work: Windows key gets re-mapped to alt key Shift key does nothing Caps ...
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Super key does not work

I have a dual boot configuration in my PC with windows 10 and right now also linux mint. For about a month now windows start key (Super) stopped working on both windows and the linux distro I had back ...
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applescripted keybinding issue with extended keyboard's number keys

I've written an applescript that remaps the Switch to Desktop n commands to the extended keyboard's numbers instead of the main keyboard. I've looked up the codes and they are Key codes 82 - 92. The ...
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How do I turn off Narrator?

I sorta button-mashed my computer keyboard and now there's a voice telling me what I'm doing and giving me definitions of things the mouse goes near or touches. The sound button on the keyboard is ...
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Super/Alt key combinations making screen go blank

I started having a weird issue on my Ubuntu Linux with KDE: if I press any of the following combinations: (Super or Alt) + left arrow (Super or Alt) + right arrow (Super or Alt) + any F-key The ...
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Using a USB barcode scanner under Linux which sends characters using Alt + ASCII (hex unicode)

I am trying to use a USB barcode scanner (with HID emulation) under Linux which sends some characters (such as [) using Alt followed by the ascii value. This works fine under Windows of course but I’m ...
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Swapping CTRL-CAPS on Windows 10

I've been able to remap CTRL-CAPS on previous versions of Windows (XP and 7) by using this tutorial. Perhaps the scancodes are different for Windows 10. I'm not sure. Whatever the reason, this method ...
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Are the host's keyboard settings inherited by the machine you control with Remote Desktop?

I'm trying to comfortibly hack away on my windows 2008 VM but I find myself switching keyboard settings all the time (using ALT-SHIFT) because ES (Spanish) is the default and I just want English. ...
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Odd, “ghost failure” random USB mouse disconnects

Like a month ago while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive my mouse just randomly disconnected and reconnected a few times, for a few moments, then disconnected. I was using exactly the same PC ...
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How to login with Ctrl Alt Del when Alt and AltGr are remapped to some other key?

I have remapped Alt and AltGr to another key. Only to realize that I need to press Ctrl Alt Del to log on. I am locked in the logon screen. Am I totally screwed up? What can I do?
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Keyboard skipping backwards [duplicate]

While typing on my Lenovo laptop, my keyboard will jump backwards several lines into the middle of another word without any change in the pressure or rhythm of typing. This happens with random keys.I ...
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Caps and Num Lock Notifications in Windows 10

A few months ago I bought a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard. It installed some Microsoft proprietary software for itself that automatically set a notification to appear in the bottom right-hand ...
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Prevent the “Alt Gr” key from producing special characters

I'm using windows 10 and I want to use the alt gr key for setting shortcuts in an application. The application is successfully interpreting the shortcut, but it doesn't stop the key from inserting ...
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Share MacBook keyboard with CentOS Desktop

I've looked online and there's a solution called ShareMouse, which is the Mac equivalent of Microsoft's Mouse without borders. So far as I can tell there's isn't a Linux compatible way to do this. ...
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Remap Control+Space to behave like Return (enter key), compatible with vim

How can I map Control_L + Space to Return? preferably to be done with xmodmap. I did trying to search for some answers but with no success. My current solution is: ~/.Xmodmap keycode 65 = space ...
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How to Remap “Home” button on a Local Multimedia Keyboard without Driver

I recently purchased a multimedia keyboard (TECHNOTECH USB KEYBOARD 658) that is actually Made in China, and that doesn't come with ny driver CD or anything. Here I want to map Home button to ...
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AutoHotKey: Pressing two keys simultaneously without repeats

Is there a way to press two keys simultaneously and bind it to a macro key (for example, pressing "s" and "d" simultaneously and then bind it to "a" key) without it having the "s" repeat multiple ...
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Swapping the Fn and Ctrl Keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad Keyboard

I have this keyboard, and I'm trying to remap Fn to Ctrl and Ctrl to Fn, if at all possible. I read in some links that the scan code of Fn is only detectable by the Lenovo driver and not Windows. ...
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Windows 7, every keyboard will only open calculators

This is a very strange problem. Yesterday morning after having no issues last night, I powered on my computer and couldn't log in. I eventually realized the problem was my keyboard not typing. I tried ...
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Barcode scanner works only with English layout

I bought a barcode scanner, but when I use any national keyboard layout (language) I get only letters instead of numbers. In English layout it is working normally (=I get numbers). Is there any way ...
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First password entry almost always fails after waking from sleep

Just like the title says, if I've woken my computer from sleep and go to enter my password, it almost always fails the first time, and it looks like only some of the keys I type have been inserted ...
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Excluding programms from play/pause… keys on keyboard (especially iTunes) under Windows 10

Is there a way to bind/unbind keys on the keyboard to/from specific programmes? Background: I usually listen music on Spotify, but when i attach my iPhone iTunes popps up for sync. Normally this ...
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Select multiple files in Finder using the keyboard

I want to select multiple files in a Finder window that are not consecutive. I know that since 10.6 one can do that by using the mouse + a combination of Shift and Cmd key. As a keyboard user I'm ...
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USB keyboard issue in boot menu

When I press any key on the USB keyboard and then select a boot option, I get error reading sector but allowing to boot automatically after waiting the countdown boots good. I can't seem to select the ...
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I want to record a keyboard typing as though a human is typing [closed]

I am recording screencasts on OSX and Linux, and I am trying to set up some way to speed up recording of typing long blocks of code. I need a way to take scripts or macros that I generate, and have ...
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osx defaults write default U.S keyboard

I am trying to use default write to set U.S standard keyboard. this is located in ~/Library/Preferences defaults read com.apple.HIToolbox.plist which is an array that contains the ...
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My laptop keyboard is messing up. Most characters when I type them either don't type or type random letters or symbols

Whenever I try to press any of the keys in my laptop, they either don't do anything or they type an entirely wrong character, it must be noted that not even the SHIFT nor the ALT are working. This ...
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Backspace key in Microsoft Outlook 2010

I use Outlook 2010 on Windows 7. I'd like the backspace key to delete the current message, and not jump to a random message or folder. Details: when viewing the list of messages in a mail folder, I ...
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Custom language for Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC)

I'm trying to make a custom keyboard for my native language using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC). My native language is Khasi (iso-369-2 kha, iso-369-3 kha) and it is an unsupported ...
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Calculator Button on MS Sculpt Keyboard Launches Calculator in the Background

Using the Calculator Button on either the keyboard or numeric key pad launches the calculator app but does not give it focus or bring it to the foreground.
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How to fix keystrokes in X11 tunnelling?

I'm ssh-ing into a server environment. As long as i'm in the console, all my keys work fine. However, when I am displaying an application from the server (via X11, using ssh -XY), several keys on my ...
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Windows 7 zero key won't work [duplicate]

I'm having this really weird issue that I thought I might ask about. On one of my computers the zero key will not work. The zero key on the number pad works just fine, the right parenthesis works ...
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Map a single key to a combination of keys [duplicate]

I'm trying to map one key to a combination of key. To be more specific: I want to map the key ] to the combination Alt+5 I've already tried mapping softwares like: Sharpkey KeyTweak
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Windows repeatedly delays keystrokes

I have a really weird problem, and Googling didn't get me to an answer regarding what could be the cause or even a solution: I am using a Windows PC with Windows 10 and an Apple Desktop Keyboard ...
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What mechanical keyboard for taking programming heavy CS courses? [closed]

I am looking for a mechanical keyboard to use in the 4 or more CS courses I’ll most likely be taking next semester. I don’t care about programmable buttons for World of Warcraft; no offense to gamers, ...
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Cannot login to my MacBook because of keyboard remapping. Can I reset keyboard settings somehow?

Currently, I am unable to login to a my MacBook—running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)—because they keyboard keys seemed to have been remapped somehow (probably my kids). The J key seems to type something ...
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Some keyboard keys work only after multiple keystrokes

The keys Caps Lock, Tab, `, Esc, F1 and Num Lock start working only after multiple keystrokes on these keys. Everywhere I have read about this it says it is a problem with the keyboard. I don't know ...
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Issue with Logitech G700s receiver (Linux and Windows)

I have a Logitech G710+ keyboard and the G700s Wireless Mouse. As i have a bad reception if I plug the receiver of the G700s in the back of the Computer I wanted to use the spare USB port on the ...
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How do I use the shortcut CTRL+;?

Okay, I've been wondering this for very long, but I haven't bothered finding a solution, till now. Okay, my problem is that many applications have shortcuts like CTRL+; or similar. Using the ...
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Mapping “Caps Lock” function to some key, after remapping “Caps Lock” key [duplicate]

In the spirit of this awesome question, if I've remapped the Caps Lock key itself to be the Win key, can I somehow map some key or combination to the "Caps Lock" functionality? In case I ever wanted ...
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Why does hitting Enter on the keypad cause inadvertent switch to different workbook?

Client is using Office 2013 on a desktop running Windows 8.1 Pro. She usually is working with several spreadsheets open and at times when she hits the enter button of her number pad she changes to a ...