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

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After leaving my PC alone for as little as 5 minutes, I come back to an error where the enter key seems to be constantly pressed

This is a bit of a strange question, so I will try and give as much information as I can. Let me start by saying that the enter key on my keyboard is absolutely fine, physically. I am writing this ...
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disabling both shift keys

My shift keys are acting weirly. At times the computer thinks as if they are pressed while at times the computer thinks that they aren't! what so ever be the cause, it's causing a hell lot of problem ...
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SHIFT+Left Arrow key acting like CTRL+V

The problem started when I was fast forwarding a movie in KMPlayer with CTRL+RightArrow key. Since then some keys and combinations work abnormally. Shift+L/R Arrow key functions like "Paste" (just ...
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Issues with Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard/mouse

I have a Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard and mouse. When I switch the computer on, it makes a beeping noise and the keyboard and mouse are unusable. I have replaced the batteries and that didn;t ...
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My mouse works on remote computer using Autocad but not my keyboard

When using Autocad remotely via Teamviewer, my mouse works on the remote computer but not my keyboard. If I type a command e.g. 'copy', the type doesn't show up on the Autocad window or 'z (enter) e ...
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Class I bluetooth mouse

I'm showing a number of affordable Class I bluetooth adapters on Amazon. Can these be used with any bluetooth mouse, or do I need a dedicated Class I bluetooth adapter/mouse combo? A Class II ...
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Disable Asus N56VJ internal keyboard

Is there a way to disable the internal keyboard for a laptop. It's broken currently and I have an external keyboard. I have already tried disabling it in device manager ( no effect ) and tried ...
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How do I pair a Bluetooth keyboard on Linux when ‘pairing fails?’

I'm having a really difficult time pairing a Bluetooth keyboard under SteamOS. I tried using the GUI tools to pair it, but it simply says ‘pairing failed’; and I've graduated to initiating the process ...
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Keyboard continuously pressing keys i hold down for more than 3 seconds

When i press any key on my keyboard for too long it will go to a state where it will act like i am continuously pressing it when i'm not. Please help
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win8/win10 map key to equation

I have a USB calculator (Canon DK100i II) which has a Tax+ key, which takes the current value, and applies a configurable tax rate and updates the value in the display. [e.g. $32.10 + Tax+ key = ...
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Screensaver won't work with wireless keyboard connected

For months now my screensaver just won't start and I have no idea why. Now I've found out it's my wireless keyboard and don't know how to fix it. I don't know what had changed to stop this from ...
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Whenever I plug in another keyboard, key repeating rate is reset to some value

I have the following is my .xinitrc: xset r rate 250 100 & Which sets the repeat rate when you are holding a keyboard key to a pretty high value. However, whenever I plug in another keyboard, ...
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LenovoT440 Debian f1-f12 keys not functioning LXDE

Hello I am running Debian 8.1 Jessie on a LenovoT440 Thinkpad, everything seems to be working fine except the f1-f12 keys, which serve functions like mute, adjust volume, mic off, dim screen wifi off, ...
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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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Google Search Engine Results Page Keyboard Navigation

I am aware of the answer provided here. If you browse an official discussion, the only answer that can be found is also to switch on Instant search. I have a few problems with this. The main one is ...
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Getting macro keys from a Razer Tarantula to work on Linux

So this question is related to: Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux Basically I have two older Razer Tarantula keyboards that I would like to use. (Specifically hoping to tie ...
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Keyboard outputting wrong characters

I have a compact Logitech 811 keyboard today i cleaned it with a towel i pressed many keys doing so and now i get wrong output from it like so 3 = u3 u = u3 t = -t y = 'y ' = 'y m = mz x ...
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Laptop keyboard/ USB keyboard/ onscreen keyboard not working on HP DV6

Yesterday I started to have an issue with my keyboard. I normally switched on the computer and it came to the log on screen . I tried to type in my password but I could not type it. Then I did ...
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Gigabyte aivia k8100 v2 - Keys seem to get stuck sometimes

I have a very random bug with my gaming keyboard. It sometimes acts like a key is pressed continuously but in reality it isn't. The keys also don't seem to get stuck but I still get this problem. ...
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Showkey -s/-k & xev return nothing on keypress for bezel key. evtest returns value of 86 & 87

I am running Debian Jessie (8). I want to map a rocker switch on the side of a convertible tablet to Up/Down. Showkey -k/-s and xev worked for finding keycodes in Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Debian ...
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Keyboard responds too slowly and randomly stops and continues

I changed the keyboard on my Windows 8.1 PC., but it doesn't work correctly: When I press a key it's not typing. If I press a key 10 times it only type about one or two characters If I hold down a ...
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After last auto update on 8.1, the Windows key does rapid auto repeat

Windows did an auto update that caused the Windows () key on my machine to do a rapid auto repeat whenever it is pressed. This causes the Start menu to flash on and off (on the screen) for several ...
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Key remapping gives unexpected results

I have remapped my scroll lock key to a section sign key (§) in Windows 7. The problem is that when I press it, I get a ; instead. How do I solve this?
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X Window system Map Super_L + Right Alt to Left Alt

I have bought a keyboard without left alt key. I would like to make Window + Right alt behaves as Left Alt, but still Right Alt without Window key behaves as Right Alt. I think, I should use XKB and ...
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use two keyboards with independent Num Lock in Windows 7

I need to use two keyboards: one up on shelf on my desk so I can use its numpad, and one which is compact so I can fit it alongside my Wacom tablet. It works great except that on the compact ...
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Pressing Third Key

The keyboard of my laptop has been acting strange lately, I can't press a third button while holding Z and → it just ignores it, or any other key + →, which in that case ignores the Z button. This ...
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Samsung RC710 laptop, cannot disable integrated keyboard

I have a Samsung RC710 laptop that when I use the inbuilt keyboard jumps about and basically does as it wants. I have tried to disable this via device manager but it doesnt seem to have an option to ...
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sculpt desktop in osx types 1232 on typing 123

I have this sculpt desktop keyboard from microsoft . Whenever i type 123 quickly it types 1232. However, if I type it slowly it always does 123. What could be the reason?
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How can I clean a wireless mouse in which the batteries leaked?

I have a wireless mouse and I noticed that I had stored it with batteries inside. I know that's wrong because this is what happens: The mouse was sitting on the keyboard so the acid leaked on that ...
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ASUS Z87-PRO cannot power-on via USB from S5

I have the ASUS Z87-PRO connected to a Seasonic S12 II Bronze power supply. All USB ports are powered while the device is powered-off - S5 (by having the "ErP ready" option in BIOS disabled). I ...
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Is it possible to use two keys to access third level characters?

I use Linux Mint and Cinnamon at home and I have set the left Win key to act as a third level chooser for my keyboard, along with AltGr, using the keyboard settings within Cinnamon. At the office, ...
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My single-key hotkey in VS doesn't work; “Waiting for additional keypress”

I set the File.Close command in Visual Studio 2008 to Ctrl+W, but when I press this key it simply says “(Ctrl+W) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.” in the status bar. If I press it again, ...
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Dedicate keyboard to app / workspace on mac osx

Setup: two keyboards, two monitors - one with fullscreen terminal, the other with random things. Is there a way to force the input from one of the keyboards to the terminal? (I am writing this ...
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Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...
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Alt and AltGr key randomly stop working on Windows 8.1

Alt and AltGr usually work well but sometimes, for no reason they stop working. Restarting the computer doesn't work. I checked the keyboard language. I checked if I have one of these programs running ...
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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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KINESIS Freestyle 2 and ASCII encoding with numpad

So basically I bought this expensive keyboard which I LOVE but I discovered I cannot ALT+123 to enter ASCII characters on the keypad. I can use the function (blue) "virtual" number pad it has, ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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where can i find keyboard text entry settings file of my ubuntu account

My keyboard should have two text entry modes (heb/eng). However, after upgrading ubuntu to 14.04, now there are four text entry modes: M17n:he:kbd, M17n:en:ispell, He, En which in practice toggles ...
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Windows - Bluetooth mouse and keyboard disconnects automatically

I am using windows 8.1 on my Acer laptop and I have at office and at home Bluetooth keyboards and mouses, because of its comfort. But I got the issue that all of these devices are disconnected ...
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How can 2 separate users share a 3rd computer in between them using their own mouse/keyboards?

I know Synergy exists to let you share your mouse + keyboard across multiple PCs, but can multiple users use one machine in a similar fashion? Almost like running multiple instances of Synergy or ...
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Remapping IJKL keys to arrow keys on Ubuntu 14, IDEA Intellij misinterprets as keypad arrow keys?

I'm trying to remap my IJKL keys as arrow keys. So far I have this working in most of my desktop, I added a new keylayout that extends the us layout and replaces the IJKL keys with Up, Down, Left and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reapply sorting in Excel 2015 Preview for Mac

In Excel 2013 for the PC, you can press Ctrl-Alt-L to reapply a filter/sort on a table in your worksheet. This shortcut does not work in the Excel 2015 Preview for Mac. I tried other variations on ...
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Wireless keyboard signal deterioration

Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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Bluetooth keyboard using a Surface Pro 3

I recently purchased a surface pro 3. I did not however opt for the touch cover; instead I use a regular travel bluetooth keyboard. It works well, but the behavior is not optimal: even when it is ...
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Mac users create text with non standard accents

When a Mac OSX 10.3 user inputs text in Wordpress, his accented characters such as é or è are not rendered correctly on Firefox and Safari. The accent is shown too high in relation to the letter. ...
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My Shift, Caps Lock, and Enter keys are acting up

my shift doesn't even work. when i try to use caPS LOCK, IT CREAtes a LETTER 'A' or 'a' for example; AaAaAaAaAaA here i aM CONTINUOUSLY PRESSING CAps lock. when e ver i press a, IT SWITCHES TO LOWER ...
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Keyboard input is sometimes garbled and out of order

I've noticed that sometimes my keyboard input is out of order, with respect to the order in which characters are typed. This happens more frequently with Chrome or Firefox; for instance, opening a ...