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Microsoft random fonts for alt characters

I often use simple alt codes (e.g. µ, °, Ω, ±, in the sub 256 range) in Microsoft products like Word, Outlook etc., and usually they work fine. But occasionally the software insists to change the font,...
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Why does Ctrl+Alt+< not work?

My new laptop has a bit of an unusual German keyboard layout where the < key is located to the right of AltGr (see image below). This makes typing \| (AltGr+ß followed by AltGr+<) really really ...
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X-Window can not distinguish between left and right buttons

I installed Windows Subsystem for Linux and Debian on my MS Windows 10. In the console, switching languages(English <-> C/J/K) works well using Right Alt key. But, in the X environment, I cannot ...
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Effort to open files gets properties instead. Will not accept keyboard input except for enter key

When I double click on a file name, the properties box comes up. Same if I highlight and hit enter. Alt key will rotate through functions but seems balky and not willing to release. Letters from ...
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How do you get the division sign using the ALT codes?

I cannot find the ALT code for the division sign.
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Windows 10 alt+end outputs a smiley

I use Resharper in VS2017 every day and noticed this morning when pressing alt+end that a smiley now appears. This is me pressing alt+end: ☺ I then noticed that alt+ some others also produce odd ...
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Can't get metaSendsEscape to work

I previously used Manjaroi3, when I enabled xrvt*metaSendsEscape: true it just worked. I got tired of all the complicated stuff that came with running arch, nothing against arch, I just got ...
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How to write curly bracket end?

I have czech keyboard, and if I want to write curly bracket, the shortcut is R.ALT + B / N. B work fine, but when I press R.ALT + N, it swaps my cursor to second monitor. I think i have accidentally ...
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On long Windows 7 uptimes, Alt-Gr loses functions

I have very long Windows 7 uptimes - many weeks. I would have them much longer - I need it for my workflows. The only trouble which forces me to restart: Alt-Gr loses its function, and then I can't ...
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Shift, fn, ctrl, alt, right and left touchpad isn't working

My notebook model is HP PROBOOK 640 G1 I Downloaded hp system image manager about a year ago. I extracted it and accidently opened thunderboltfirmware.exe after opening it it showed cmd-like window ...
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What are the effects if i run this script?

#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases. ; #Warn ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors. SendMode Input ; Recommended for new ...
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Remapping Function Keys for media vs. Alt + Function Key for specific app

I have an HP Laptop and I finally got around to changing the BIOS setting to reverse the annoying Fn+Function Key "feature" since I regularly F2, F5 & F11 with VBA & Office (a lot more often ...
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VirtualBox and AltGr not working

Im connecting from a windows 7 PC to another windows 7 PC using Teamviewer 10. On the remote Windows 7 I have a VirtualBox running Ubuntu 16. When working in the remote VB the Alt Gr key appear not to ...
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Pressing right alt causes shutdown

I have an issue with almost* clean installation of Windows 10 Pro (version 1607) on Lenovo Thinkpad T420 which is in our domain. Issue is if I press right alt for more than (about) 0.5s the laptop ...
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Holding down the Alt key for several seconds makes keyboard behave strangely

When I hold down the Alt button on my Keyboard for my than 5 seconds, my keyboard and mouse starts acting very strange. For example, when I try typing, none of the typing keys work. Some buttons do ...
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Send Alt-F1 and Alt-F2 keystrokes from PuTTY

I've set up an Bitvise SSH server in Windows 7 and it works well except I can't control FAR Manager from PuTTY by sending Alt-F1 and Alf-F2 keystrokes. What to do?
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Diasbling the Alt key and safely remove hardware icon in windows 7 via registry

I was wondering if some one could help me to disable: The Alt key on the keyboard and The Safely remove hardware icon from the system tray in windows 7. It would be good if I could do a registry ...
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MATE: Alt key focusing application's menu

One of things I like in Windows is that in almost every app I can press Alt, and app's main menu becomes focused. Unfortunately this doesn't work in MATE. (I use Linux Mint 13, if that matters). I ...
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How to use the ALT key in a Virtual Box guest session?

I'm running a Virtualbox session of Windows XP (guest) from a Sabayon GNU/Linux system (host). I'm doing projects with Adobe Illustrator CS2 and some of the functionallity is accessed with left mouse ...
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Disable alt-menu in Windows 8

On the keyboard when you press the "Alt" in the active window there appears an alternate menu: Can you please tell me how to disable this feature without disable the key, because it is used to switch ...
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Altgr randomly stops working on windows 8

usually AltGr Works fine on my computer but latelly it stops working. I can still use Ctrl+Alt but it's a pain as I need it to write {} and I'm a c# programmer :S Any idea on what can happen? If I ...
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How to bindkey alt+key in OSX

I am using oh-my-zsh configuration which has some handy bindkey condiguration. For example: "^[B" backward-word. On Linux I can use it with ease, but on OSX when I press alt-B i get some chars instead ...
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Why are the keys named Ctrl & Alt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the origins of the control and alt keys? I use these keys often as modifiers for shortcuts including the infamous copy and paste and some tab-switching but I don't ...
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What are the origins of the control and alt keys?

Crtl and alt have become common place on just about any computer keyboard sold anywhere in the world (I even saw a picture of them on a typewriter...). But what were these sacred modifier keys first ...
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Use ALT to move windows in Windows like in Linux

In most Linux window managers, one can use the Alt key while clicking and dragging to rearrange windows. This is one of my favorite features of Linux window managers. Is there a way to do this in ...