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What is the correct way for using a laptop keyboard CTRL/SHIFT/ALT keys?

Sometimes I find myself doing strange acrobatics when using my laptop, specially when using these keys: CTRL, SHIFT or ALT. What are some rules or tricks to make typing on a laptop keyboard less ...
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Windows 7 - Reversed caps lock (or continuous shift) and desktop icons rearranged

Some behaviour from my windows 7 laptop that I can't explain: I closed the laptop and it slept as normal On re-login, with a typed password, I realised that it was behaving as if the shift key was ...
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Synergy: Shift keys not working on Raspberry Pi Client

Recently I installed Synergy on my desktop PC (running Windows 8.1) and my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) so the PC's keyboard and mouse is shared with the Raspberry Pi. The Windows PC is a Synergy ...
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Shift + \ is not working

I can't type "|" with Shift + . I checked typing every other key with both left and right shifts and there weren't any problem. It was perfectly working yesterday. Is it some kind of a hardware ...
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Using Vimperator with Programmer Dvorak

In Programmer Dvorak layout keyboard (image), numbers are on top of the row, you have to press Shift to add a number. Do you have any ideas not to use Shift when on Hint mode of Vimperator? (Others ...
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SHIFT command does not work on %*

When using the SHIFT command to shift the script parameters one position down, I can see the values shift by echo-ing the %1 parameter: :: scr1.bat echo %* echo %1 shift echo %1 Then: > ...
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how to shift all parameters in a batch

The well-know shift command can be used to shift positional parameters in batch file, BUT it does not affect the special variable %*. The shift command has no effect on the %* batch parameter. Is ...
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Shift key disabled using Windows 8 running in Virtualbox, with multiple monitors

I have windows 8 installed in VirtualBox - running on linux. I also have multiple monitors. When I extend my display over both monitors, my shift key stops working. I can still access capital ...
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Pressing Shift opens up the Start Menu

Ever since last week I've been having this problem but I didn't use the computer much afterwards until now, so I'm asking now. Pressing Shift (left Shift to be clear, right Shift doesn't) opens up the ...
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Wanting to open more than one instance WITHOUT shift

I recently installed Windows 7 onto my computer, and am completely frustrated with the start menu/task bar. What my issue is, in Windows XP and Vista, I was able to click the icon on the task bar, and ...
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Disable Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcut, Shift + Numpad != Numlock

I have just started using Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop Environment, but I have come accross an anoying feature that I can't find out how to remove. When the num lock is off, the right numpad acts ...
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Shift not working with certain keys, even in “on-screen keyboard”, caps lock works, safe mode works (Windows 7)

My son's laptop keyboard (Acer Aspire One running Windows 7) can no longer type E or R using shift-e and shift-r: pressing shift+e or shift+r simply does nothing. I can, however, toggle Caps Lock, ...
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Bottom paragraph shifts to next page in Word 2010/2013

I have a doc with 1-inch margins. MS Word 2010/2013. When I type a paragraph (e.g. 10 lines) in the bottom of a page (there is no room for all the 10 lines in the bottom), Word moves the whole ...
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XKB - remap arrow keys and preserve shift behaviour to select text

I realize arrow key remapping is an old problem, however I cannot seem to find a good solution that lets me select text with SHIFT + remapped keys as I would do with the vanilla arrow keys. For ...
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Whats wrong with my keyboard?

I have a new kind of weird problem with my laptops keyboard. To be precise with the shift key. Lately the both Shift-Keys doesn't just make the letters upper case, they also took role of the 2 and ...
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left shift “stuck ” on Windows 7

I'm having a hard time with a "stuck" left shift key. my sister complained she is getting symbols instead of numbers using her netbook. after some time I fired up the on screen keyboard ...
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Synergy 'Shift' key not working on the Mac

I have Synergy server on a Windows 7 box, and a Mac client connected to it. Most keys work fine, except for the Shift key on the right side. The left Shift key works just fine but not the one on the ...
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Shift key pops up a menu

A weird shift-key problem, for which all I found was sticky keys answers First of all, I have all the sticky keys and related, Disabled. Every windows that is currently in focus, if I press the left ...
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Shift Key Won't Capitalize Until I Leave it First

I just re-installed Windows on my Asus laptop and the Shift key is behaving a bit weirdly. When I press Shift and a letter like A, the letter doesn't appear. It only appears when I leave shift first. ...
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Typing numbers on a MacBook Pro with AZERTY keyboard with Caps Lock — possible?

I have a Belgian AZERTY keyboard on my MacBook Pro. Sadly, it appears to be impossible to use Caps Lock to type numbers — I still need to hold Shift for every number I want to type. Is it possible to ...
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How do I shift subtitle in OSX?

I download subtitles for a video, but it's text was not in sync with my video sound and needs to be shifted forward for some seconds. How can I do it easily in OSX 10.6.? I don't want suggestions for ...