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

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Can't press ctrl+v at the same time but all other commands work

So an issue suddenly happened with my keyboard this morning. All other commands regarding ctrl work apart from ctrl+v. I've tried re-installing drivers and nothing seems to work. Another issue is ...
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Allow pasting text in Windows VNC client via simulated keystrokes

I would like to be able to paste local clipboard text into a remote VNC session via simulated keystrokes, as opposed to direct transfer of clipboard contents. Why? I am using Veency VNC server on my ...
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My keyboard has no “media” keys; can I control media without them?

My USB keyboard does not have "media" keys -- that is, dedicated keys for play, stop, next, prev, volume up/down, etcetera. For the sake of this question, I would prefer not to install additional ...
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How can I restore Ctrl+z and Ctrl-y functionality in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

I have a german keybord. It has the german layout (QWERTZ). I would like to swap the z and y keys. I would like to set the NumPad comma to a dot. I created a custom keyboard with Microsoft ...
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How can I disable dead keys in Ubuntu?

I have this Logitech G105 Keyboard and I would like to disable Dead Keys, and still keep the Keyboard's Layout. I am using English (US, alternative international) since it matches my keyboard buttons....
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Setting the default input method for the Windows 10 login screen

I use an english version of Windows 10, but I have set the keyboard layout to German (Switzerland). This works fine if I am logged in with my user. The only keyboard available is my German(Switzerland)...
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Autohotkey script for alt+F4

I need a way to create a shortcut icon on the Desktop that when clicked, emulates the press of ALT+F4. I was thinking at AutoHotKey, I have bound the alt+f4 combination to F12, but then I can't manage ...
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Disable HP DV6-3033CL quick launch buttons

HP DV6-3033CL got 5 keypads on the left of keyboards, which are for launching browser/outlook/printer/calculator/HP media. Not sure if those are called 'quick launch buttons'. I usually mis-type ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 2003 Server / HPML350 G5 server?

I have currently commenced working at a new company which is using Windows Server 2003. I am able to remote desktop into the server and it all works fine. The only problem is if I go to the server ...
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How to enable keyboard keypress sounds on Windows 10 System?

Is there any way to enable Keyboard sounds on windows 10? Any way I could enable keypress sounds? I have DELL XPS laptop with Windows 10.
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How to set some keys to be pressed automatically and alternativly?

I need some pattern of keys be press automatically in a loop. For example windows Key+prt sc then up button and wait for 500ms and anew... I need to this hundreds of time by a loop
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How can I access the full functionality of a Japanese Apple keyboard on Windows?

I am currently using a Japanese Apple keyboard (Model A1048) on Windows 8.1. I have two issues with this setup. The first issue is that they keyboard is detected as a US layout keyboard, which causes ...
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Key needs a lot of force to type (Samsung NC10)

I just got a Samsung NC10. It was working OK but now my "P "key hardly registers unless I press it real hard. I took the key button off as well as the "O" key to compare and I noticed that the "P" ...
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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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A USB keyboard in a Microserver is causing the machine to become very unresponsive

This video explains it best - Youtube Link I have purchased a number of Microservers and have finally got around to setting the first one up. It doesn't have a PS2 port, but, has loads of USB ports. ...
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Using the Apple keyboard on Ubuntu with the same MacOSX mappings

I am currently working on an Ubuntu 12.10 workstation, and as a Mac user I would like to use the big Apple keyboard (with numeric keypad) on Ubuntu with the same key mappings that I have on MacOSX. ...
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Mouse button and keypress counter for Linux?

I would like to have some kind of statistic of my daily mouse/keyboard usage to help me make my keyboard layout a little bit more efficient. There is already a question about how to do this on ...
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How do I type a logical 'OR' i.e. (∨) in notepad?

I just wanted to know regarding typing a logical 'OR' i.e. ∨ (\u2228) When I try to type ALT+8744 (8744 being 2288(hex) in decimal), it works/ the ∨ appears ok in ms word or wordpad, but in ...
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Keys dead in Apple Wireless Keyboard after cleaning

I gave my Apple Wireless Keyboard a cleaning using a damp cloth and dishwashing soap. None of the keys have worked since. Although I was careful, some water may have gotten under one or two other keys....
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Windows repeatedly delays keystrokes

I have a really weird problem, and Googling didn't get me to an answer regarding what could be the cause or even a solution: I am using a Windows PC with Windows 10 and an Apple Desktop Keyboard ...
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Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port

My Apple wired keyboard doesn't work if it is plugged into an USB 3.0 port on my Samsung laptop. As far as I understand the problem is in USB 2.0 hub built-in Apple keyboard, and it's not work well ...
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my laptop keyboard button pressing

My laptop's keyboard is not working properly; some keys never work and some keys will keep on pressing and one key print character in the screen 77777777777777777777777777777777 etc. My computer is ...
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Is there a way to remap the Fn and Ctrl keys on an Apple wireless keyboard?

I'm using Apple Wireless keyboard and I'm slightly disappointed that Fn key and Ctrl key have that order. It's not convenient for me. How can I easily swap them?
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Forward delete using Apple keyboard

How to do a forward delete in Mac, like <-backspace on windows keyboard?
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Why does long pressing Control key trigger Escape in KDE?

I recently switched from GNOME 3 to KDE 5, and I found myself accidentally pressing Escape when holding the left Control key. It does not happen under any other desktop environments. How do I stop ...
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Macbook's keyboard gets hanged

I bought a used macbook which does not have some screws of its casing. The buttons of the keyboard stop working at times. Only the power button works. When I restart, it starts to work fine. What ...
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Keep OSX from switching Keyboard layout automatically

I’m not using a normal Apple Keyboard on my Mac. It’s a standard ISO keyboard with a German Layout. Unfortunately this keyboard is not supported by OSX by default. So some keys are not working right. ...
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Using function keys without [FN] key with Apple Wireless Keyboard on Windows 7 Machine (no bootcamp)

I currently use the Apple Wireless Keyboard on my work PC (just my preference). For the most part it works fine. Since I do a lot of programming, I end up using the function keys a lot. However, in ...
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A few of my Toshiba laptop keys stopped working

Some of my Toshiba laptop automatically stopped working. Right now I am using a wireless keyboard and all keys work on it. I wonder if it is something I did accidentally in the bottom "Find" space.....
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keyboard shortcut to preserve un-entered cmd line typing

You've got most of a command typed out then realize you forgot a step, need to run a different command first. Without touching mouse, in quick edit mode, how not to lose the typing of a command not ...
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Is there a way to map FN to MenuKey without outside software?

My new Rosewill mech keyboard has an FN key instead of Menu Key (aka context key or apps key). Is there any way I can map that to the Menu Key without downloading outside software? Unfortunately can'...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard on Fedora 15

I have an Apple Wireless bluetooth keyboard that I'd like to use with my Laptop running Fedora 15. The Bluetooth GUI tool is being extremely unhelpful. It simply shows the keyboard in the list of ...
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Keyboard mapping program, different settings for different keyboards?

At work I have an Apple keyboard that a friend bought me. I used it for a long time on my desktop, but have recently switched to using my laptop for everything. On my desktop, I had long ago ...
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Windows 7 keyboard doesn't work but OSK does

Windows 7 pro 64bit Avg free Logitech USB keyboard. Something changed with avg and it started to see accounting edge.exe as a virus and deleted it. I disabled avg and put a copy of the .exe back and ...
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My keyboard is short circuited due to water

earlier today, I accidentally flipped the water bottle onto 7my laptop's keyboard. It was fine, until I put it in a bag and went home from office. The laptop buttons are now short circuited, or ...
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Horizontal scrolling with mouse wheel/keyboard in Excel 2003?

How can I scroll horizontally in Excel 2003 using the mouse wheel with the keyboard? Operating system is Windows XP.
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HP Probook 6570b fn key not working after formatting HDD

After formatting my HDD I lost most of the drivers for my HP laptop. I've got most things working but not the fn & function keys. fn with f2,f3 & f5 works but not the others. fn+f4 is the key ...
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Is it possible to control the LED on Apple Wireless Keyboard on Linux?

I use an Apple Wireless Keyboard on Linux 3.0 and have remapped the CapsLock Key and use it frequently now and would like to turn off the LED as it has lost its function. There is a question regarding ...
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obtain alt characters on Bootcamp Mac

How can I get windows alt characters on Bootcamp Mac? Like alt + 6 + 4(I'm not sure about numbers on which letter. I'm mentioning of numpad numbers) gives @ on windows. 64 is ASCII value of @ ...
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How secure is Apple's Bluetooth keyboard?

Can anybody post any documentation on how Mac OS X and Apple's Bluetooth keyboard pair up with each other? I have seen the articles Apple keyboard pairing over Bluetooth and Which wireless keyboard ...
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Command+Tab not working on MacOSX Client with Synergy

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 laptop paired with an Apple Wireless Keyboard. I'm using the answer on this question to swap the Command and Option keys so that they are mapped like a regular keyboard. This ...
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Updated laptop keyboard is not working properly

last month I dropped some coffe over my laptop's keyboard and it stopped working so I bought a new one (not the exact keyboard but one very similar with the same connector). But I have a problem, i ...
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The same keyboard layout on host and guest on virtualbox

I use both Windows and Linux and at times I find myself using the same VM on both platforms. The problem is that I used registry hacks on Windows to change my keyboard layout(setting the mappings of ...
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Laptop keyboard malfunctions

The keyboard suddenly started acting weird. When I click the "k" key, the system thinks I clicked the right control key, and the fn key now acts like the "less than" key. All other keys are working ...
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Turn on computer with USB keyboard through PS/2 adapter

I want to wake-up my PC by USB keyboard connected through PS/2 adapter. According to BIOS settings: Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 keyboard ... [Any Key] it should be working, but doesn't. If I ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 vmware guest keyboard problems

There is a keyboard input problem using Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest in VMWare. I found a website here that explained howto get around this problem in Kubuntu (which uses the KDM login manager. How can I ...
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KDE keyboard switcher not always appearing

The KDE keyboard switcher applet keeps randomly disappearing after I upgraded to Fedora 23. Yesterday I fixed this problem by rebooting, I think. But now rebooting does not help. However, if I start ...
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VMWare Windows on OSX : keyboard missing keys

Im running Windows 7 on OSX Yosemite with VMWare Fusion 7. Some keys were missing so following this answer I use a virtual keyboard manager and it works (Alt Shift L -> "|" for instance) However, I ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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Use Menu key as FN on Mac

I'm on a Mac and I use the functions keys as regular keys, not brightness/volume/etc keys. But now I bought a keyboard which does not have an FN key. Is there any program I could use to make the Menu ...