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

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OS X 10.7.5 How to stop character input completely

Recently, my one year old son started hammering on my keyboard and now ever since I've had character inputs pop up as I type. I cannot tell which language they are for....nor can I tell what letter ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse works in BIOS but not in Windows

Like the title says, my Logitech EX100 Wireless M/KB work fine in BIOS, but as soon as Windows starts they stop working. I have a wired mouse and a wired keyboard plugged in as well, and they work ...
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Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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Can I get urxvt to recognize xmodmap configuration?

i switch from an apple-style keyboard at home to a microsoft-style keyboard at work. the primary difference in these keyboards is that the super key and the alt key are transposed. i've used xmodmap ...
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Map hex key code into escape sequence?

In iTerm I can make a key combination send a Hex code to my terminal. I know how to capture key codes like left shift - 0x38 F2 - 0x78 So originally I thought my Hex code to send the key ...
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Binding superkey + Ctrl to behave as right alt

I can't do any symbols such as ¡@£$€¥{[]} ("lower" symbols on number keys) using left ctrl and the super key on my keyboard. I can do these symbols by using the right alt. I would like to use a ...
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Keyboard speed settings

I'm using Windows 7, but this is actually not related to it, as I had the same issue on XP, NT and so on, as well. I set my keyboard settings to fastest repeat and smallest delay. However, it happens ...
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Vsphere Client 5.1 remote console keyboard shortcut

I'm using Vsphere Client 5.1 to access several virtual machines. I would like to be able enter a remote console using the keyboard only but I'm having trouble getting it to work. The documentation ...
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Checking to see if keycode is assigned in bashrc

I have recently added the following two lines to my .bashrc file: xmodmap -e "remove lock = Caps_Lock" xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = BackSpace" This remaps my caps lock key to delete every time I open a ...
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Apple keyboard slow to load when connected to Dell laptop

I have a Dell Latitude E5400 running Windows 7. I connect it to an Apple keyboard via USB. I also plug in a Pleomax mouse into the keyboard. I use a Samsung monitor as a projector. The keyboard and ...
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Keyboards - MacBook vs Windows differences

I've used "Windows" keyboards (separate and mainstream laptops), and am now using a MacBook air. Mac's keyboard is obviously different - I mean physically. The keys don't 'sink' as far in when ...
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Is there any Keymapper for chosen locale in Windows 7?

In my work I frequently need to switch languages Alt+Shift. But many special symbols like ?, : are on different keyboard keys. I want to re-map keys on alternate locales to English. Allways (ignore ...
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How to use the 'alt gr' key on my HP UltraBook?

I have an HP ENVY UltraBook 4 (4-1161er). It is equipped with the 'alt gr' key, but it seems it just works as the normal ALT key. Does anybody know how to make this key work? Searching HP forums gave ...
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How do you click special inputs in Firefox using the keyboard?

Sometimes I need to use a (normally Windows) computer without mouse control. Most web controls I see are accessible through basic keyboard shortcuts. Some, however can not be accessed using Tab, Space ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is used for (never mind what, something app-specific). However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift without depressing any ...
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How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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Lenovo Y510p Windows 8.1 Suddenly mouse and keyboard go crazy

I just bought an Ideapad y510p and it came with windows 8.1 Everything works fine, but sometimes my mouse and keyboard stop working correctly. The mouse starts moving by itself, clicking as well. ...
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Play/Pause and Forward shortcut on Macbook Pro 2007

I have a MacBook Pro 2007 and I want add Play/Pause and Forward for F11 and F12 because that keys are standard, don't have any special function, I already went to Key Shortcut on Preferences but I ...
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Make sound buttons on KDE work

I am running Archlinux on a Macbook Pro with KDE installed as default environment. The buttons used to change the brightness of the screen are working really smoothly. However, the buttons to change ...
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Remap shortcut keys in Gnormal-Terminal to Scroll up/down by one line

According to Terminal Usage -> Other: doActiong | Keyboard Shortcut --------------------------|------------------------- Scroll up by one line | Ctrl + Shift + Up Scroll ...
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Natural Keyboard : change the behavior of the F Lock key

Is it possible to use a modifier like Ctrl to execute the action of a function key instead of having to press F Lock every time for executing the action instead of the function key ? The main problem ...
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Some keys seem dead - Works in Safe Mode

Recently, some key(-combinations) have stopped working on my WinXP Pro SP3 computer. Ctrl-E and PgUp and PgDn seem dead on the numpad, but all other keys and combinations work as they should. Ctrl-E ...
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How to change input method (輸入法) in console?

My system default/current input method (輸入法) is Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), but how to change it into Japanese (Japan) in console (cmd.exe)? Thanks in advance. -KVD
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How do I upgrade my iMac to have internal Bluetooth?

I have an iMac G4 with 17" display. It works flawlessly. I would like to keep it for as long as I can and hopefully pass it on to the next generation. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the ...
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Keyboard and mouses not working?

I have a desktop that i haven't updated, and can't because my mouse and keyboard can't/ won't do anything. The keyboards work fine on my laptop and i can't figure out how to fix it.
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Separate keys for separate “on-top” programs?

I've got a small application that runs in the corner of my screen. Can I keep it on top of my other applications without it interfering with them? And can I make it so that certain keys remain ...
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My Dell Vostro 3500 will restart automatically when I shut it down

I faced the following issue:- I drop a cup of coffee on my dell vostro laptop . And the keyboard stopped working. So I have replaced my keyboard with a new one. But after adding the new keyboard ...
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Injection Keystrokes in a /dev/tty

I have a project where I need to simulate Keystrokes in a /dev/tty. Most stuff is working using the TIOCSTI ioctl, even some special keys can be simulated using escape sequences. Now im at a point ...
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Laptop keyboard stops working

I have DNS laptop. DNS 0161264 Ultrabook or something like this. I have Ubuntu 12.04 with Bumblebee installed. When I play games or render videos with optirun for a while top row of letters on ...
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How to type an exclamation point/mark from the Cyrillic Mongolian keyboard in Windows 7?

I'm travelling around Asia and am currently in Ulaanbaatar. Since I'm a language enthusiast as well as a computer enthusiast I'm learning how to type in the Mongolian language, which in Mongolia uses ...
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Sidewinder x4 Media Macros

I was wondering if anyone knew how to change the macro keys on the Sidewinder X4 (uses Microsoft Intellitype). I wanted to change the play, next, and repeat button the keyboard to use Spotify instead ...
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List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
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Bluetooth PC cannot pair with Bluetooth Device. Why?

I bought a pretty little Bluetooth Keyboard the other day. Name: OfficeOne Bluetooth Keyboard Model: PJT-DKB283 Its packaging states that it can connect to Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 - and mac. The ...
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how can I prevent my Windows 8 from shifting to undesired input method?

If I have only one input method, as you can see: why Windows 8 is offering me to change input method? I don't want that!! I ONLY WANT TO TYPE in "Latin American keyboard" and not other. and this ...
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Dell USB Keyboard Hub drivers no longer working in Windows 7

We were having new carpets fitted in our office, so we moved to a temporary location whilst they fitted them. When my PC was moved the keyboard was working fine (and before this). Now that I have ...
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logitech G110 keyboard: shift-s is broken

I got an Azerty (Belgian) Logitech G110. recently, my keyboard got the issue where my capital s only works when I use caps lock. shift-s no longer does anything. I noticed the problem starting on the ...
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How to remap Logitech G510 Multimedia buttons while Media Player Classic is active to seek the video back and forth?

How could I remap some keys to do something similiar as they are mapped to, but only when some of processes is running ? (in my case it's mpc.exe). Here is a pic what I'am trying to explain: ...
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OS X - disable physical keyboard for user

I have a scenario where two people are using one Mac Mini at the same time. One directly using keyboard and screen and the second one using Chrome Remote Desktop (simply the fastest and stable ...
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Bluetooth keyboard synced with multiple devices

I wonder, how bluetooth syncing works, and if you could sync several devices with one regular bluetooth keyboard ? Using Debian and Android tablet I need re-authorize every time I change the device I ...
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Scroll Lock Key Not Working on Fedora/KDE

I have a computer with Fedora 16 and KDE. It's connected through a KVM switch to a monitor with another computer, and the switch uses Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock to switch between the computers. The ...
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Assigning either Windows Key a new function (with or without autohotkey)

So, simply said, I want to use the right Windows Key as a push-to-talk button. There's a small twist to it: I'm using a StinkyBoard as my talking button, so I have my hands free to type or play a game ...
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USB Keyboards Randomly Disconnect

I have a puzzle for you; I've been banging my head against the wall for the past week trying to figure this out, and I just have no idea what it could possibly be. If you can figure it out I will give ...
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Linux Mint keyboard options not taking effect

I restarted my computer this morning for the first time in a while, and some things aren't working. One of them is the remapping of the caps lock to backspace. When I go through Menu > Preferences > ...
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securing input language keyboard

I use Windows 8 and I chose to use input language keyboard 134884362 (Latin American). But usually the computer changes to another keyboard and is very upseting. What should I do to prevent the ...
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Pressing zero key brings up lock/switch user screen in W7

This issue started after my cat walked all over the keyboard... Whenever I press the "zero" key, the screen goes black and I'm taken to the lock/switch user screen. The other functions of the key ...
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Keyboard buttons mixed up (ctrl, alt, windows)

I'm having some problems with my kebyoard layout. I'm running plain Windows 7 on a Dell Latitute E6530 computer. The ctrl, alt and windows keys are mixed up. CTRL key responds as usual Windows key ...
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Windows 8.1 keyboard problems

Since updating a few days ago from Windows 8 to 8.1, I'm having problems where the keyboard starts to behave as though the Alt key is held down. I've checked and this is definitely not the case and I ...
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Can't delete keyboard shortcut set for a .ink file

So, I installed the Chrome App Launcher on my PC (now on Win8.1) a few weeks ago, and, as I use it very often, I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut for it. So, I right-clicked the icon on my ...
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Logitech USB keyboard driver not found on Windows 7 x64

I have a Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard which has been working fine on my Lenovo T400 laptop for well over three years. Just within the past week or so, Windows 7 can no longer find the driver for ...
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“Turn on Wireless Capability”

I have a Gateway N-Series PC with Windows 7. A couple months back, my Mom broke my keyboard, and the Wi-Fi button was off at the time. Now, I feel like it is permanent because now I cannot turn it on ...