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

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Turn Key Repeat Off for All Keyboards

I'm trying to configure X to disable key repeat on all keyboard devices, globally. I've tried adding 'xset r off' statements in various places, without success. I'm currently trying to add InputClass ...
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how many languages are printed on the Mac Pro keyboard?

I am trying to buy this MacBook Pro laptop http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MGXC2LL/A&step=config# I have a problem with the keyboard and I would like to ask you about it. I ...
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Keyboard Layout Changes (But there is only one layout set)

I've been having a lot of issues forcing Windows 8.1 to keep using the same layout. I've checked both PC Settings (8.1) and Control Panel but I can't seem to find anything regarding other layouts ...
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My laptop with Win8.1 randomly stops responding to keyboard or mouse input

Randomly my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad W700) with Win8.1 will stop responding to keyboard input or mouse clicks. A reboot will resolve the issue until it occurs again. So far I have not been able to ...
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Using the Correct Keyboard Layout without Changing Locale

May laptop was originally bought from Hong Kong and I had the change my region to the UK. This is one of the reason why I couldn't use the keys correctly e.g. the backslash. When I am working from ...
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Restore desktop keyboard to windows 8.1

My primary desktop workstation runs 8.1 and synchs it's settings to my OneDrive space. I just took delivery of a HPStream 7 - signed into my microsoft account and allowed it to synch PC settings. I ...
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Mac wireless keyboard pairing/unpairing

Replaced wireless keyboard after previous one stopped working (something to do with a mug of tea). Can't pair new one until old one is unpaired. Can't unpair old one without password. I'm ...
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Mouse cursor randomly clicks, double clicks and right clicks

I started having this problem couple weeks ago, my mouse cursor will behave as it has right clicked(opens up the context menu of whatever program I'm in), it also single clicks every couple seconds, ...
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Problems with some keys using Apple wireless keyboard on a PC running Windows 7

I am using Apple Wireless Swedish keybord connected to a Lenovo Thinkpad T550 and Windows 7 I love the keyboard but I have problems with some keys The "< >" key and "§" key are swapped so when I ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: How to disable the Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces? Unfortunately, Xcode is not one ...
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How to assign keyboard keys to mouse click on a particular screen?

I wanted to play a favorite game of mine , IMO: The World of Magic (Android/iOS Game) on my pc. The only android simulator that works is Andyroid (others crashed..) But the keyboard doesn't work on ...
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Chromebook repeat delay not working

The chrome os has a terminal like interface (crosh) accessible vai the CTL-ALT-T. One of the commands available is setting the keyboard repeat rate: usage: xset-mini option ... To set mouse ...
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How to remap keys / add shortcuts on Mac OS X, without 3rd party software?

I'm trying to do simple things like map the sleep shortcut to F7, monitor sleep shortcut to F8 etc I've checked out Ukelele, yet couldn't determine whether it's able produce key combinations / ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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How to send keyboard commands through RSAT

I am using RSAT (Remote Services Administration Tools) in a windows 7 computer, specifically I am using the Remote Desktops tool, this tool allows me to connect to several computers using remote ...
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Alt and AltGr randomly stop working

I can't make combos such as AltGr+2, Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I'm using a normal windows 7 (there's not virtual box installed or anything).
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chromebook with ubuntu with trusty and unity envioment

When I'm playing minecraft on my my Linux OS and hit "left ctrl + space" I like un-select from the game and my cursor reappears. Really annoying and I need some help, very inexperienced.
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Display, USB Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard) Not Working, GPU Seems Fine

Windows 7 Operating System, NVidia GTX 660 GPU, LG IPS monitor, Novatech peripherals. My friend was playing Darkest Dungeon while I was out working. They texted me to let me know that my monitor had ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard and mouse - continuous typing of a single letter

Has anyone else had this problem. Sometimes it starts typing a line of text by itself - just a single letter (eg: j, h c) that goes on and on, even when I'm not touching the keyboard or mouse. I have ...
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Could not get PS2 keyboard to work with Startech KVM

I have a Startech 2-port KVM switch I am using between a Windows 7 and Linux box. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work with a PS2 keyboard that I like (using a PS2-to-USB adapter), although it does ...
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My mouse/cursor/keyboard is frozen at the point of login where I select user- and thus can't select user

Any Super User help appreciated. When I start my PC, it seems normal until it stops at the screen where I can select the user, and then put in password, etc. -only the mouse (cursor) does not/will not ...
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Chromium is recognising keys that I've disabled with XModMap

I have set up XModMap to remap some keys, specifically to remove "Page Up" from the PageUp key (& likewise for Page Down). I have reassigned Page Up/Down to another set of keys. This works. ...
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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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Some accents suddenly stop working on either lower or upper case letters, arbitrarily

When I start my computer I can usually type without any problems whatsoever using the US International layout (my keyboard layout is US, but most of the time I write in Portuguese), but after sometime ...
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Apple wireless keyboard not responding typing wrong characters issuing commands by itself

I have not done anything to the keyboard, it just began acting strangely. Now it seems to issue commands by itself to my iPad which the iPad translates as attempts to login with the pass code and as a ...
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How to keep cursor showing in Chrome (and other browsers) while the keyboard is being used?

I like to use keyboard shortcut on websites (either injecting customized or native like gmail's) and I've notice once I hit a key on my keyboard the cursor will disappear in Chrome (until I move the ...
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Autohotkey complete mapping of arrows

I have this code so far using autohotkey (.ahk) !k::SendInput,{UP} !j::SendInput,{LEFT} !æ::SendInput,{RIGHT} !l::SendInput,{DOWN} which correctly maps my arrow keys to j,k,l,æ accordingly. (æ is ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest OS Doesn't Capture Keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS 32-bit running as a VirtualBox guest OS on a Windows 7 64-bit OS. The auto capture keyboard feature is enabled in VirtualBox's preferences so that Alt-Tab keystroke combination ...
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How to remove Acer 4750g laptop keyboard?

I have been searching for information on keyboard removal and I notice that the keyboards shown in various video instructions easily pop up when pushing the spring latch. But in my laptop, the ...
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Keyboard not powered on after boot

Strange criteria My desktop pc boots up but the usb keyboard does not power on. (Verified USB keyboard is fine as well. Plugged into another pc and powers up fine.) The monitor goes into sleep mode ...
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Switching Caps Lock with Escape doesn't work

I wanted to switch Caps Lock with Escape on Lubuntu for better use of Vim. So I simply: switched the keycodes in .xmodmap (keycode 66 = Escape NoSymbol Escape and keycode 9 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol ...
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“Programming” certain keys in the keyboard

I've been looking for a while and found no solution. I'm using an Spanish keyboard in a MacBook Pro from 2011 (and using Mountain Lion, in case it's important). What I want to do is change the ...
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Pressing space bar causes sleep, and other weird things

Wife called. Our home "desktop" system (an HP box floor box maybe 6 years old running Vista) has started behaving strangely. First "Windows Mail" started popping up when she tried to go to Facebook ...
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Reconnecting a virtual keyboard

Background: At work, I use a PC laptop connected to a docking station. On the docking station, I have plugged in my Logitech G510S gaming keyboard (I utilize the hell out of the extra G keys for ...
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Question mark key acting as Ctrl key on Thinkpad T440 Brazilian keyboard

I recently got a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 but I am having some troubles with it. My device is made in Brazil so it came with an ABNT2 keyboard with ç key but I am having issues when I need to use the / ...
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Creating direct keyboard shortcuts OSX

I'm a user of many different keyboards, all inconveniently with entirely different alphabets (EN-Dvorak, RU, JA, ZH-Pinyin, KO). I already have the usual CMD-SPACE and ALT-CMD-SPACE combos, but even ...
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xfce4-terminal Change shortcut for opening new tab

I recently am unable to open a new tab in xfce4 terminal by using the short cut Ctrl + Shift + t. It's strange because it used to work and now it only works when I use capital T, that is Ctrl + Shift ...
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How can I get my ctrl key to function again?

My ctrl key on my keyboard is not working, which is annoying when trying to use shortcuts. It does not work on the virtual keyboard either (even though it lights up, showing it isn't stuck down), ...
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Cant get my Genius Luxemate Scroll KKB-2040s to work

Last time i used this keyboard it was on windows vista, now im using the keyboard on my Linux(Ubuntu 14.04) laptop with a "ps/2 To USB" cable from here (website is in danish) When i stick the ...
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Shortkeys on both sides are not working anymore

Suddenly my shortkeys on both sides have start working; shift, ctrl, alt and the fn keys has stopped working, while the Windows key between these keys are still working. What i have tried/checked; ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from randomly popping up?

I own a cheapo Microsoft keyboard (the Comfort Curve 2000) and wireless mouse (the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000) that I use with my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 8. They can be configured ...
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MS Sculpt Keyboard calculator/f-keys

I bought a Microsoft Sculpt wireless keyboard and mouse combo a bit ago and am quite happy with the mechanical function of the thing. However, xev doesn't want to report anything from the calculator ...
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OSX macro to simulate holding down mouse button

I would like to setup a keyboard macro on a Mac OSX that, when triggered by a keyboard command, (say ctrl+m), simulates the left mouse-click button being HELD DOWN. When I hit the combination again, ...
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Pressing <shift> + ~ on QWERTY pt-pt layout, on Google Chrome Element Inspector, opens definitions in the console

This is a rather weird bug or annoyance. When I'm writting in the console, on the Element Inspector, and I click <shift> + ~ (to write the ^ character), the definitions show up. I have an ...
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Computer behaves as if Enter button is held down after unlocking computer

Lately I've been having a problem with my computer where, about half of the time when I unlock my computer, my computer acts as if I'm holding down the Enter key. This continues until I unplug my ...
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Logitech keyboard periodically “locks up”

I'm on Windows 7 with a wired logitech G15 keyboard connected via USB. If I hit the left "control" key twice in succession the keyboard goes into haywire mode: The lights on the keyboard that ...
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Emulate Keyboard from PC for Playstation 4

I want to control my playstation 4 from my computer, as it would be a ps4 controller. I wonder how this is possible? In the past I found a thread explaining it. It was about to buy a microcontroller ...
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IBus apparently installed itself without my intervention, how do I investigate?

Just now when I booted Ubuntu/KDE, I noticed a "US" icon in the tray which I'm pretty sure wasn't there before. Right-click > About gives me a dialog which says IBus 1.5.8 IBus is an ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout on linux?

How do I reconfigure my keyboard layout on Linux, so that: Caps lock becomes a modifier key for a numeric keyboard layout on the place of M<>JKLUION. ; becomes a dead key so pressing it ...