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

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Fujitsu laptop and num lock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S series with a full keyboard without numeric -keypad. There is a Fn key which converts some keys (7-0, U-P, J-; and so on). I use a docking station with attached ...
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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 ...
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Distinguish TAB and ENTER from C-i and C-m in .inputrc

The history: I'm remapping most of the basic commands to move, delete, search history for all my command-line based applications (Bash, Python, SQLite, etc) by modifying the .inputrc file in my home ...
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What should the registry-value of a key be to execute as “Home”

I want to remap the Home-key on my keyboard so that both the Home- and Calc-key on my laptop's keyboard executes as Home - mostly because the Calc-key sits where the Home-key was on my previous ...
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Disabling Num Lock On External keyboard

I use a external keyboard for my laptop (Pc Specialist custom build) when I go into meeting and then when the meeting is done I use my integrated keyboard on my laptop. Now when I disconnect the ...
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PS/2 keyboard stopped working

I have a Rosewill PS/2 mechanical keyboard on my main PC, used it for a little over a year now. Every so often, for seemingly no reason Windows would stop recognizing the keyboard. This while computer ...
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Linux: Keyboard not reacting for some time after start of gdm or lightdm

I've been using Arch Linux for about 2 years now - and ran into a strange problem lately: After booting up my machine (Lenovo x220i), ending with either gdm or lightdm as the login manager, I am not ...
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^ and < keys interchanged with Logitech G15 on OSX

At work I'm using a Logitech G15 keyboard. The Keyboard assistant doesn't detect it properly. No matter what I select after hitting Skip in the dialog shown below, the ^ and < keys are always ...
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Alternative to the arrow keys on Ubuntu and Windows 8.1?

I have the following keyboard: Notice that if my hands are on the home row, they are pretty far from the arrow keys, unlike on my laptop's keyboard: I have been using my laptop until now, so I ...
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keyboard keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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Keyboard layout messed up in Linux Mint 12

I have a guest Linux Mint running in Virtual Box (this is an official VM for IGEP development: http://labs.isee.biz/index.php/IGEP_SDK_Virtual_Machine). For whatever reason half of my keyboard ...
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What is a good fix to have 10 key work correctly with Git?

I have an Apple Macbook Pro V. 10.10.2 (14C1514) with an apple keyboard (with 10 key) I am also running Git with Zshell. When I am using git, the 10 key on my keyboard is not working. However, when ...
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AutoHotKey doesn't detect volume knob

Please bear in mind, I'm extremely new to AHK, but Google and Superuser have turned up nothing so far. AHK doesn't seem to detect VOLUME_UP or VOLUME_DOWN when using the volume knob on my keyboard. ...
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Map Home and End to fn+arrow key

Just got a Lenovo ThinkPad x1 carbon generation 3, and although I generally love it, I had gotten quite used to fn+ right arrow and left arrow producing the same effect as home and end. Is there any ...
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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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My keyboard is showing wrong characters

I just bought a new Acer laptop and when I press the backspace key I get the "equal" sign and when I press enter I get the "slash" sign. The operating system is Windows 8. I changed the language of ...
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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Is it possible to map Alt + Arrow Key to the start and end of a line in various applications?

I really miss the ability to use the arrow keys and a modifier to move between the start and the end of a line from OSX. Coming from OSX and doing this, it's a real hassle to have to move over to the ...
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pavillion dv6 fall &liquid damage

I have a HP pavillion dv6 with win7 a Phenom II 940 and I think 5650 dedicated graphics adapter. It sustained a bad fall and the screen is broken, and also may have had some liquid spill on it as the ...
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NFC Keyboard emulation on Windows 8.1

I have a DELL Venue tablet with NFC card, I would like to use this reader as keyboard emulation to get mifare tags content as string. Is it possible?
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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Move and resize window using a script in Mac OS X

I want to move and resize a window to a particular position and size based on percentage values (e.g.: 30% of screen width; positioned at 2/3rd of screen height). Can this be done using shell ...
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What do I have to do to have FDE + a good keyboard?

I am really frustrated. I have 2 computers, both with relatively expensive keyboards. Both computers are protected with a full disk encryption (FDE) product. On both systems I cannot type the ...
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How to start Windows 8.1 in NON-IME mode

I have English version of Windows 8.1 installed with Google Pinyin IME. I don't like the Win+Space key to toggle between different languages. So I left Chinese language only and Google Pinyin as input ...
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Keyboard mouse trackpad disabled at windows 7 login

I'm unable to log into windows 7 account and here's how it happened: I tried to fix some sleep/wake-up problem by disabling wakeup option for all devices listed by the powercfg command. after couple ...
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How to make Vim and TMux keys coexist?

I am configuring vim and tmux. I configured the tab navigation in vim like this: map <M-Left> <Esc>:tabprev<CR> map <M-Right> <Esc>:tabnext<CR> map <C-T> ...
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Windows 7 adds input language randomly

I have two input languages, both are custom keyboard layouts (symbols such as « » € © – — assigned to Ctrl + 2, Ctrl + 3 ... Ctrl + 7). None of them is French. But somehow from time to time the French ...
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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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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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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 ...