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On Windows: Ctrl-\ can be typed using AltGr-RCtrl-ß. Make sure that you press them in the correct order (AltGr first) and use the right control key. That's the only way it'd work. Same goes for Ctrl-[. You can reach it through AltGr-RCtrl-8 It may depend on the application. I tested them on Emacs and they work


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As said in the EDIT, After the night it came back to normal. IMO it's a hardware pb because sometimes it comes back, and then disappear. Maybe is it linked to the humidity of the room...


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It maybe caused by your keyboard driver is out of date. You can try below methods to update them. Below methods have helped me solve so many problems and I hope it can also suitable for your issue. Method one, use Windows update. Step 1 Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap "Settings", and then tap "Change PC settings". But if you are using a ...


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If you are on a laptop or small keyboard, try tapping the fn key, or looking for another modifier button such as num lock. Toggling this will change it back to normal keyboard navigation. If you have multiple languages installed, hit [windows]+[r] and type osk [enter]. Check to confirm the onscreen keyboard looks the same as yours. Often US keyboards ...


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Hopefully, the USB keyboard does not recognized as "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" in the device manager. Rather, i would ask you to check the USB keyboard driver under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers". Download the recent USB keyboard driver from the vendor site and uninstall the USB driver from device manager, and then install the downloaded driver. ...


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The bottom keyboard is a US keyboard, not a UK one. If you are loading the UK driver, it has an extra key like the german one. There is a £ above the 3, The key in the german kbd has \ and | on it. Try loading the US keyboard driver, not the UK one.


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To access the list of result provided by the Google search, You can use shift + down arrow or up-arrow key to select the search topic and then you can use Return to Keyboard button on the topic to open the link in new tab as per your need.


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This seems to work exactly as you describe it: enter the search term, press Enter, then Tab to focus on the search results. Press ↑ and ↓ to select a result, press Enter to open it.


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I have just faced the same challenge with Dell Inspiron 530. All you need to do is to find PS/2 keyboards and PS/2 to USB adapter. This combination worked for me.


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It's a utility put on by Sager named the "Hot Key Utility". Go get a newer version from them, and hopefully it doesn't cause applications to lose focus. Or just uninstall it from your system to get rid of it completely.


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Now that we know your motherboard make/model, things get interesting. Out-of-the-box your motherboard is configured in a way that should support Windows 7. As long as you plug the keybaord and mouse into the USB 2.0/1.1 ports: Few more things to try: In BIOS setup, reset all settings to factory defaults, save and exit. Try Win7 setup again. If no ...


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It sounds to me like a bad bluetooth driver which isn't rare in the Windows 8.1 environment. Try the following? Step 1: Uninstall the Bluetooth Device Drivers Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard. Click on “Device Manager” from that list. Search for the Bluetooth device from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the ...


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You haven't given us any details about your PC (motherboard, keyboard, mouse make and model). You can edit your question to include the specs. Meanwhile I have two solutions you may try. None of them do anything bad to your system. Solution 1 This may seem counter-intuitive but Windows 7's USB stack is fully operational during setup. It will detect USB ...


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Not sure if this will work: Try not just just switching, but rebooting with the keyboard and mouse already plugged in to 2.0 ports. It might not recognize new hardware after its booted, or hardware in the 3.0 ports while booting.


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caps plus fn didn't work for me. I ended up toggling them by finding the option on one of my laptop's BIOS menus. For an HP, I pressed F10 at bootup and went to configuration options. From there, there was an "action keys" option that I disabled. Maybe different for other machines.


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There was no way for me to make this work with xmodmap and fortunately I stumbled upon a guy who already made something similar with xkb. Just follow this link and follow the instructions there to extend your keyboard layout with the "extend" layout, which maps Caps_Lock to ISO_Level_5. http://forum.colemak.com/viewtopic.php?id=1438&p=1 Please read ...


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Try using Karabiner. This is the app that made this possible for me. But I wish this was embedded into the OS X. Yosemite in particular.


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There is NO way to do this. This is because the keyboard sends the ASCII values for the computer / mac to process. It does not send the key presses for the computer to process. For Example : Shift pressed on keyboard one is not sending anything to the computer to process. It is still waiting for another key press and it is a modifier, so it can send ...


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Guess what, next to impossible. The way the modern/metro touch keyboard is implemented does not allow applications to explicitly show it. It's true, I'm not making this up: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465404.aspx#user-driven_invocation Additionally, when you're in full-screen mode, overlaying something like an on-screen keyboard ...


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From your comment it appears that your problem is indeed from keyboard ghosting. The problem you are having is a hardware problem of your keyboard and there is nothing you can "do" to change the keyboard's behavior. Your only options are to either remap the keys like you did or buy a new keyboard that has a more powerful encoder that will not ghost the keys ...


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I think your touchpad software is blocking cursor. Some laptops are very bad designed, have touchpad too big or in wrong place, so you can touch it accidently while typing. Manufacturers add some software that "help" with that. So... I guess this is touchpad driver/software fault.


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First, I hope that was a good beer. Your computer seemed to enjoy it! But seriously, you are looking to remap the esc key and a tool like SharpKeys seems to be up to the task: SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. Included in the application is a list of common keyboard keys and a ...


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Download Karabiner (formerly known as KeyRemap4MacBook). https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/ See this article on how to create a new 'Profile' and make open/edit 'private.xml'. http://www.keychatter.com/2014/08/04/how-to-remap-keys-in-osx-using-keyremap4macbook-now-karabiner/ Use this to remap the left hotkeys (only COPY, CUT, PASTE, UNDO) from PC hotkeys to ...


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Well, I realize different OS has different "how to do it", any way : in windows (thanks @Berend and @Charm_quark) press and hold Alt then type 0128 in Ubuntu link Ctrl+Shift+u then type 20ac Thanks


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It will also depend on what keyboard layout you have. UK keyboard on Windows it's ctrl/alt/ 4 clearly marked on the keyboard itself.


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For ghosting purposes keyboards are wired in a way that buttons next to each others aren't wired to consecutive wirings, but rather keys from here and there share a common wire. And it sounds like your keyboard has exactly one of these common wires cut for some reason. I think your only choice is to get a new one.


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On Windows try ctrl + alt + E or AltGr + E. On keybords where this shortcut is already used (e.g. on Polish Programmers keybord AltGr + E produces 'ę'), use AltGr + U. If this does not work for you, take a look at How to type the euro sign topic in help for Microsoft Office.


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If you are using a full keyboard, you can try this typing Alt + 0128 Ref: http://www.irongeek.com/alt-numpad-ascii-key-combos-and-chart.html http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/ansi_ascii_character_chart.html


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It depends on which operating system you have (Windows, Linux, OS X, ..). Maybe you could add that information to the question. On Windows you could try to memorize Alt+0128 (hold the Alt key, then type the code on the numerical part on the right side of your keyboard). There are also many utilities to help enter special characters, such as AllChars or ...


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boot linux live cd and try your keyboard there. You can find one for example here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/clonezilla/files/clonezilla_live_alternative/20140915-trusty/clonezilla-live-20140915-trusty-i386.iso/download burn or write it to usb flash drive and boot from it. When it boots up press Alt+F2 to enter command prompt and try your keys there... ...


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Open your Task Manager (WinKey + T) when the keyboard issues arise, if your CPU is also spiking to high usage then your problem is latency caused by an overworked CPU. Respond further if that didn't help.


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I don't have Windows 8 to test this out, but I found a great solution for Windows 7 at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20226/how-to-fix-photoshop-breaking-the-escape-key-in-windows/ - you might want to give it a try and see if it works on Windows 8, or if not, then perhaps this will be helpful to others coming across this post who are having the issue due to ...


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Looking at the back of the PC, plug the keyboard into the top left USB port. Some motherboards give priority to that slot. Note : When i had this problem and googled most of the answer I got is that this might be an issue with CMOS. It can be fixed by taking out the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS.


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If you work on Windows, you should maybe go on this website : Alt Codes It provides all the symbols you'll be able to make with your Ctrl or Alt or whatever prefix you want to use.


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A .bat file with the command sc config i8042prt start= demand fixed it for me.


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The following may be a little basic. The Key press generates a column/row sequence to the microcontroller in the keyboard. The microcontroller interprets the column/row sequence as an key scan code sequence The key scan code sequence gets sent to the OS via any number of interfaces (ADB, PS/2, USB, Bluetooth) The OS processes the key scan code and then ...


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http://www.tech-critter.com/2013/04/unboxing-review-armaggeddon-taranis-kai.html damn i must find one with swedish layout. i guess i could settle for one of the lesser ones.


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You can easely (by changing first two lines to: $~CapsLock::LangSwitch(1) $~CapsLock up::LangSwitch(2) ) modify wOxxOm's Keyboard layout switcher for using Win+Space instead of right control. And it will work no matter which hotkeys are set up for switching layout in Windows (default is Alt+Shift, I'm using Ctrl+Shift). Because of non-ahk-native ...


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You can use Snipping Tool (Start > Accessories > Snipping Tool). It allows you create basic screenshots. Or you can also utilize third-party screenshot tools which enable you to customize any hotkey for taking screenshot.


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To enter some common diacritics almost everywhere in OSX, press the "ALT-combining-char" and then the key you wish to combine the diacritic with. i.e. the following key combining combos can give you umlaut, grave, ring, acute, and tilde umlaut = [ALT-u] grave = [ALT-`] ring = [ALT-i] acute = [ALT-e] tilde = [ALT-n] e.g.: ü=[ALT-u][u] á=[ALT-e][a] ...


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Try providing full permission for your user to the following folders and check the reported issue C:\Windows\System32 C:\Windows\winsxs Right click on the folder and go to properties > Security > Edit and provide full permission to your user Hope this helps!


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To assign a shortcut to keyboard you have to insert in the menu title the exact name of the menu command you want to add. And, in Preview App, Blank Page doesn't exists as menu. As an example, watching the image below, you must fill menu title with New from Clipboard, Open..., Open Recent, etc.


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Download a Linux live DVD like Ubuntu or Mint. Boot from the DVD and try your keyboard. If the "s" key does not work, then it is a hardware problem. Buy a new laptop on Friday. If the key works, then reinstall Windowz


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I had the same issue with an end-user, this method helped me. I don't think she used the hotkey before. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5937-windows-key-shortcuts-enable-disable.html


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Since you mention "clicking" the keys, I am going to recommend using the on-screen keyboard that is built into windows. The on-screen keyboard behaves exactly as you have just described.


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Press the shift key 5 times in a row, semi fast. It will bring up a dialog box asking if you want to activate sticky keys. If you choose to do so, that will allow you to press the shift key and release it, but keep it active until you type whatever keystroke after that.


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problem solve I uninstalled and re-installed avast. The trouble came from it.


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Go to search by navigating the mouse to the bottom right corner of your windows screen. In the search box, type Change how your keyboard works, and press enter. It will take you to the search window where you can choose Change how your keyboard works. Here you can choose the option which you like to change.


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Cmd should map to the Windows key, on a UK keyboard. Maybe they're different for different keyboard layouts. It would only take you 3 reboots to figure out which it was anyway ;-)


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The Command key maps to the ALT key on a standard US English keyboard Try holding down ALT + R and see if that works. Alternitavely, holding down ALT during EFI (when the screen is grey directly after power on) will present you with a menu of boot options. This should include the recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as any external media (OS X ...



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