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

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Remap Multimedia keys Windows 7

I have a keyboard with multimedia keys. The keys are Email, Home, Bookmarks, Search, Back, Forward. It is an average keyboard, no fancy brand or software to use with it from manufacturer. Those keys ...
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Win key (keyboard button) not working

I recently updated my Windows 7 x64. Before the updates, everything was working correctly, no issues. After updating, my keyboard's Windows key is not working and neither are its shortcuts. I ...
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Capslock remap on old ps/2 keyboard

I have an old IBM keyboard connected to my laptop with a ps/2 to usb adapter. I'm having trouble remapping the capslock to the ctrl key in linux. Holding the capslock, remapped to ctrl, only works for ...
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Keyboard press disables held mouse button (Dell XPS windows 8) (already disabled palm rejection)

I'm using a Dell XPS with windows 8 and a Cypress Trackpad. I was having problems because I need to use both the trackpad and the keyboard keys at the same time. I have already disabled the palm ...
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Stange experience in my laptop of certain keys not working

I actually asked this in HP support forums and their Customer Service Rep., but no one knows whats going on.So, I am throwing open this question here , esp. so that some Geek Squad guy, who has seen ...
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Turn on computer with wireless keyboard

I have a PC connected to my TV that I like to use from the sofa. I have a wireless keyboard (Logitech K400, this one) for the purpose. I would like to be able to turn the PC on (as opposite to just ...
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Windows 7 stalling and refusing keypresses

I have been getting an issue where when I type or press a key every now and again the keyboard and mouse stop working, this is only for a few seconds but when control comes back a series of beeps are ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8.1 PS/2 keyboard and mouse drivers

While troubleshooting PS/2 keyboard and mouse problems in Windows 8.1, in Device Manager I uninstalled the grayed out "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse" and "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" and rebooted. Those drivers ...
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Can't use some buttons on my keyboard

I have a probem wih my keyboard on my computer. some day ago the t z backspace buttons have stopped working, but today the a s d f J k l é right shift buttons too. Today when I turned on my ...
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Flaky keyboard after Windows 7 comes out of sleep

I am sometimes getting wierd mouse/keyboard when my laptop comes out of sleep. For example, pressing the , key always results in a <, regardless of caps lock being on or not. Its pretty bizarre. I ...
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Keyboard is not working in BIOS and Windows is corrupt

A month ago I replace my windows with ubuntu and that time I install ubuntu version 12.04 and after some time I update my ubuntu 12.0.4 to 12.10 and ubuntu 12.10 is not working after that. So I delete ...
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Keyboard issues with GRUB upon cold boot

I am facing a very weird issue with my keyboard while using GRUB. I'm going to be as detailed as possible and outline all the methods I've tried to fix this issue. Let me first describe the issue ...
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How to control multiple PCs with one pair of mouse and keyboard?

I found two softwares: Mouse Without Borders and Synergy. They allow to move my mouse without borders on multiple PCs. I'd like to control all of the PCs at once. In example: I have 3 PCs with ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts as soon as the login screen

I have 2 keyboards on my computer with different layouts (azerty and bépo). I managed to use setxkbmap to configure the right layouts. I also added a script on session start to configure it ...
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Windows 7 - keyboard randomly transposes input

I have a DELL Latitude E5430, running Windows 7. For a year now, I have been having a lot of problems typing on it. As in, something seems to randomly transpose the input characters from my fingers ...
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Touch Keyboard in PC Settings

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. Sometimes I use the Touch Keyboard. And here's the problem. I'd like to change the settings of the Touch Keyboard in the PC Settings app, but when I go ...
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Key's not working unmodified or with SHIFT but works with ALTGR modifier

It' on a laptop under windows 8. It's a French-Belgian (fr-Be) keyboard. The touch right after 'p' is working strangely. I don't think it's a hardware fault, most a software fault. Also I've already ...
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Digital Function Keys is disabled after resume on Debian

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I have Debian testing on it. Everything seems to work now except that the touch enabled digital display strip that is just above the keyboard ( not sure what it is ...
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Why would 'special keys' affect regular key presses

This problem arose while developing in VS2013. I have code that captures shortcut keys using ProcessCmdKey and code that captures press and hold keys using Key_Down and Key_Up events on a canvas ...
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Shift+9 not working

I just got a Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard to use with my mac. Using KeyReMap4MacBook, i was able to get the command/option/control keys mapped correctly. There seems to be 1 key that isn't ...
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How can I remove a keyboard layout that isn't listed in the control panel?

Here's an interesting oddity: My work computer comes with a corporate disk image preloaded, and it is preconfigured with the German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout. Using the control panel, I added my ...
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Can you reassign keys on Mac for Logitech K310 washable keyboard ?

I know it's not being sold as compatible for Mac but as intensive typer I like the idea of having an always clean keyboard. I already read this review ...
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teamviewer virtualbox keyboard altgr key issue

My question is extremely similar to this one but the answer does not work for me. The host physical machine is windows 7. The guest VM is a Linux distro hosted in virtualbox. I access to the host ...
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Virtualbox causing weird behavior in Windows (keyboard issues, UAC popups)

After installing Virtualbox, whenever I run it, my PC (Windows 7 x64 SP1) starts doing a few things that make it unusable until I restart the PC: Clicking a shortcut or other button on the taskbar ...
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Can't connect bluetooth keyboard directly to vmware

I want the Vmware system use my bluetooth keyboard and my host use USB keyboard, so i disconnect the bluetooth adapter to the host , and connect it to vmware. And then pair it, it's all right and i ...
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Turn off language alt+shift switching feature in Microsoft Word

MS Word keeps switching current writing language on keyboard layout change. I normally write documents in Czech using czech QWERTZ layout, but I also need to write some characters not present in this ...
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Odd sounds appear when I press my keyboard's keys for too long

So I'm using Acer, Windows 7. I suddenly have this odd problem where if I press a key, any key for too long, this odd buzzing sound appears, and for example, if I'm playing Music, the buzzing sound ...
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windows keyboard on macintosh keymapping

I have a 2010 macbook pro that I use with an external cheap windows keyboard 103 key (im a college student) when i use it with an external display. I have my function keys set to be fkeys and not the ...
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Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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How to change keyboard layout by command line

I'm using a software ChangeKey to reassign keys like CapsLock to Ctrl in windows 7. The software is GUI based, if I can change the key assignment by command line, it become much easier to setup new ...
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Pointer and keyboard conflict during gaming

When I play Halo on my Dell laptop (standard configuration, Windows 7.0), I cannot use my pointer (to look) and press a key (to move around) at the same time....how can I fix this??
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PS/2 keyboard and mouse issues

I've experienced an incredibly weird problem with my PS/2 mouse and keyboard. For a few months now I've been running Windows 8.1 Pro and everything seemed to work fine. Today I removed all of the ...
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A keyboard key does't work first (unless pressed very hard) but starts to work better and better within minutes of struggling

I have a curious case with my laptop keyboard. When the keyboard is idle for some minutes (eg, 20, 30 minutes or more), at first re-use, the "n" key will not work, unless I press it really really ...
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Windows - Keyboard shortcut for paging right

Is there a way to page your window to the right via a keyboard shortcut? I know you can horizontal scroll with many mice, but I don't want to leave the keyboard. I'm working in notepad++ and ...
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How to change dead keys on QWERTY UK keyboard with US intl layout

The left dead keys are more ergonomic. Since my right hand is less supple, I wish to make the left shift key my dead shift key. Same for the Alt instead of Alt Gr. I would also like to change alt+ctrl ...
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Windows not recognizing mouse or keyboard

I purchased myself a Wild Dog Performance from System76 for Christmas and I am loving it; I've been forced to use Windows at work and having a machine that runs Ubuntu perfectly is a welcome relief ...
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How to suspend keyboard without suspending computer in Linux?

I have a Linux Mint 14 desktop computer that runs assorted background services in addition to being used as a desktop computer. I don't want the machine to suspend because I want those background ...
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Add a backlit keyboard to Lenovo T430

There is a related question here Upgrading laptop keyboard to backlit one My question is different than that because Lenovo T430 has an LED by the web cam. I know I can buy a backlit keyboard and add ...
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Click on link from the keyboard on search

Is there any way to click on a link using the keyboard in Firefox? E.g. Say I search for some text on an article on Wikipedia, and after iterating through the hits, the cursor sits on a link of ...
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Windows key + L locks my pc, but doesn't let me type inn password again (in a proper way)

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 OS: Windows 8.1 Pro (hope that's enough) Whenever I want to lock the PC, I press Windows key + L. And if I hold the Windows key down for ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE change of Hotkeys

I recently had to replace the keyboard on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE Windows 8 laptop. However, due to cost restrictions and avilability, I was unable to source an exact replacement. The keyboard I ...
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How could I make clicking noises for my keyboard and mouse?

I need to do a school project and I intend to do it in the spirit of Noah at the Toronto International Film Festival. How could I go about making clicking noises for my keyboard and mouse actions on ...
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How to change the shortuct for “show the overview” to the “super” key?

I'm on Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and I want to show the overview by simply pressing the super/windows key, like in Ubuntu. But it won't let me set it because nothing happens when I click on the shortcut ...
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Logitech G600 mouse buttons started opening new tabs with Clipular website by itself

I have a Logitech G600 mmorpg mouse, which has 12 side buttons and an extra G-Shift button, which serves as Ctrl key. I have binded some of the buttons to ctrl+alt+num0 through num9, so I can control ...
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro: any option to invoke OCR tool with a keyboard hotkey (shortuct) only without mouse

As surprising as it may sound, I could not find any option to run from keyboard a command to start OCR (Optical character recognition) operation for the current document. Many (actually the most) in ...
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Turn numlock on only when USB keyboard is connected

Is there any program that can turn numlock on when I connect external keyboard and turn it off when I disconnect the keyboard?
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when I am running synergy and open secondlife my movement keys aren't right

in secondlife with synergy running, turning (a,d or left right arrows) moves my character EXTREMELY slowly. forward and reverse keys (w,s, or forward back arrows) responds in the program like I have ...
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Keyboard Map Software OSX Mountain Lion

I'm just wondering if there's any software that I could use to remap my Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard to allow me to use the macro buttons for various macros or even just keyboard shortcuts? I ...
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Send the key combination not the special character from RealVNC through to IntelliJ

I'm using IntelliJ on a Redhat machine running gnome. I'm remoting to that machine from a windows 7 machine using RealVNC. In IntelliJ, ctrl-alt-o automatically optimises imports, however when I press ...
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Keyboard stops working after a few minutes on Linux

I have a USB keyboard (Steelseries) which works fine on Windows. But on both Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 it stops working after a few minutes. I'm also using a USB mouse and it continues to work fine ...