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Switch off Android keyboard AI [migrated]

I recently acquired a budget phone with Android 14 installed. The keyboard is stock, without any add-ons or extra languages. As I type, on any application, the keyboard keeps modifying the words, ...
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Apple Keyboard - remap currency keys

I got a wireless keyboard Apple keybord for my MacBook Pro which has the Swedish keyboard-layout where shift + 4 prints out the € and alt + E prints out the $. I was used to have the dollar on shift + ...
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Alt code produces different character on Lenovo laptop (Windows)

Usually on Windows machines, I've been using the Alt code Alt + 158 to insert the multiplication symbol (×). However, on my new Lenovo laptop (also running Windows), the same key combination produces ...
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MacOS Changing typing language CAPS LOCK turns off

When i switch keyboard language (i am not changing language using caps lock) between ENG and GR (or anything else) and i have the caps lock on after the switch the caps lock turns off. So Typing ENG ...
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Connect external device as a keyboard to fresh instance of Windows 11

I've bought a PC and I'm in the process of configuring it. The issue I have is that I have only wireless keyboard and mouse, thus I can't connect them to my new PC, because I don't have any controller ...
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Stop shift+space from creating unbreakable space, make it create a normal space instead

I want to remap Shift+Space to type a normal space because I often accidentally hit Shift+Space while coding, thus typing an unbreakable space, which causes annoying errors. I am using Swaywm. How ...
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Keyboard doesn't work correctly when booting the linux kernel with single mode from CFE bootloader using UART

I've been encountering a specific and weird bug that i honestly can't seem to find any solution for, i've been toying around with this blu ray player and found a uart port, i wire it to my pi pico ...
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when an external blutooth keyboard is connected to a Pixel phone, how do you disable/enable the virtual keyboard? [migrated]

When I have connected an external blutooth speaker to the mobile phone, I want to disable or enable the virtual keyboard that is visible on the mobile phone. How to do this?
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Repair old keyboard where key combinations fail, and some keys fail at startup

I have a 14-year old USB Apple keyboard that I would like to refurbish, but I have no clue how to proceed. The tab key lost its rubber dome, so I replaced it with the dome from the Caps Lock key. Each ...
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USB Keyboard Disconnects Randomly Every Few Days

So, I'm on my PC, everything works fine for a few days, then suddenly, I hear the hardware disconnect sound, and my keyboard becomes completely unresponsive. The lights on the keyboard stay on, but ...
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KVM Input issues - is my motherboard broken?

I'm trying to diagnose a problem with USB input through a KVM. I have two computers and a KVM: PC 1: A laptop running linux PC 2: A desktop dual-booting linux and windows 10 KVM: HDMI+USB, outputs ...
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Resize bar makes my keyboard and mouse not work

I have an MSI tomahawk z390 with an Intel i6 9600k and a 2060 nvidia gpu. I wanted to try enabling resize bar, but whenever I would go about and do that my keyboard and mouse would shut off and as a ...
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When using Voiceover and press the letter h without any other keys it does header search

When using voiceover - the built in screenreader on the mac - it behaves as it other keys of the keyboard are pressed at the same time, but they aren't. For example pressing the letter h on the ...
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Triple actions shortcuts (Single, Double, Hold) with combination of single key and modifier keys

I have been looking for triple action (Single tap, Double tap, Hold) shortcut mapping method that I can easily tweak and assign with AHK and I have finally found this amazing solution. This single, ...
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Backlit keyboard: does the illumination circuit still receive power when turned off?

I'm looking for a non-backlit keyboard. There are some, I found them, but since nowadays almost every keyboard comes with backlight in stock, I was wondering if the switch shuts it off completely. ...
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Weird laptop keyboard failure mode

I've already gotten a replacement, so it's more of a curiosity long shot to see if anyone has seen anything like this before or happen to know the reason. So my asus rog g14 keyboard has 4 most-of-the-...
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How to remap a key in windows to have multiple functions?

On my linux machine, I'm using a tool called evremap to map the caps_lock key to escape when tapped and left_ctrl when held. I wanted to replicate this setup for my windows machine but couldn't find a ...
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Keyboard sending wrong codes for certain key combinations only to linux terminals, tried everything. So confused

I had been trying out a few different linux distros over the past few days and ended up back in Windows. I noticed that in WSL ubuntu shift-home wasn’t working properly—it would print out the letter H....
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How to disable low-level key repeats

I noticed that many keys repeat on my debian system. I tested with xev and apparently even my SHIFT and CTRL keys repeat, i.e. I get a series of key press and key release events. If I hold the SHIFT ...
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PC has no Signal, Mouse and Keyboard won't work

I'm having some issues. Recently, I updated all my drivers to the latest version. After all of the drivers were updated to 100%, I went back to restart my PC. After that, it showed no signal, the ...
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Present a laptop as a keyboard via usb-c to a raspberry pi

I have a laptop (dual boot linux/windows, if this could help, and with both usb-a and -c ports). I also have a raspberry pi 5 (I just received this starter pack for my 42th birthday). I don't have a ...
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PS/2 keyboard partially not working

I have an IBM PS/2 keyboard that worked well until a few hours ago, the problem started while I was using my linux PC as I usually do. I tried to write something and then quickly found out that the B, ...
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Can I water wash my laptop keyboard?

There is a lot of dirty dust went into my keyboard or near it. I opened my laptop and try to took the keyboard off. But turns out it's welded on the panel, so I took off the panel and wondering if I ...
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In keyd I am trying to implement this `menu = overload(rightmeta,menu)`. But It's not working

In keyd I am trying to implement this menu = overload(rightmeta,menu). But It's not working. I searched the output of keyd list-keys but couldn't find any key named super or leftsuper. But I did find ...
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Is there a way to change keyboard backlight key combination?

My old Dell laptop's keyboard backlight key combination was fn + right arrow which was a super easy combination. On my new Dell laptop, it is fn + f10 and I have to struggle to press it when it gets ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu guest OS keyboard and mouse input not working after screen lock

My setup: HP EliteBook 650, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, connected to HP docking station MS Windows 10 Enterprise host OS VirtualBox 7.0.14 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS guest OS, 6 (out of 20) CPUs, 24 GB RAM, 300 GB ...
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When I press the CTRL keys on my keyboard, all the keys in that row are pressed

Recently, when I'm pressing my Ctrl key on my Keychron V1 MAX, all the keys in a row with the Ctrl key are being pressed. I have done a factory reset and it's still the same!
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Remote keyboard with USB dongle under Linux: how to detect keyboard is ON?

So, problem is simple: I use a keyboard in an linux app (developed in Go) and am trying to figure which keyboards are connected, through Bluetooth or USB. Using a combination of listing event files ...
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Macbook: CapsLock remapping to Command in system and Right Command remapping to Control in iTerm2 makes transitive remapping, workaround?

I am setting up my new Macbook system. I have remapped CapsLock key to be Command in system settings. Then I remapped Right Command to be Control in iTerm2 settings. It seems that this setup ...
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Left ctrl and left shift keys works for a moment only when I keep pressed the Windows key

I've already tried several options. Turning off filter keys, reinstall drivers, restart, etc. I'm using Windows 11. What could be the issue? Laptop: MSI Katana GF66 12UE
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Keyboard layout re-mapped in Windows: It works everywhere but in GUI apps on WSL2

I used powertoys to have a MacOS-style keyboard in Windows and I managed to do it. For example Shift+Alt+8 results in \ as I would expect given my keyboard (Swedish layout) in both TUI and GUI apps on ...
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Logitech mouse G102 and keyboard G610 irresponsive after replugin on Windows 11

I see the following error in the device manager: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you ...
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Mac OS 'Command - Tab' switch

The keybind known as 'Command + tab' for me was set to 'F3 + f4' and i had it like that for a year. but when i bought a new keyboard and tried to use 'F3 + f4' to move between apps but Mission Control ...
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Laptop locks screen automatically whenever i connect the MX keys keyboard

The initial days of purchase of mx keys worked fine. That is around 1 year. Now, whenever i connect my mx keys keyboard to laptop (tried with other laptops) the screen locks automatically and one of ...
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How to get rid of the Language Bar?

I have English, Swedish, and Polish loaded on the system. I have created my own multilingual keyboard definition using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. It supports all three languages. I call it ...
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Keyboard function keys stop working after resuming from sleep

I have this Microsoft keyboard with relevant software installed: It is connected to the screen (LG 32UN88A-W) which itself is connected to the laptop using USB-C. When computer resumes from sleep, ...
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This single, double and hold AHK script is not working

I found this script from https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=51596 it works perfectly. I like that it is easy to understand and change your desired key easily. The thing is: It ...
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How to edit a keyboard layout on Windows 10?

I need to add just one symbol from one of the standard Windows layouts to another one. It should be triggered by Alt Gr + one of the letter keys pressed. PowerToys doesn't let you type symbols from ...
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“Cmd” key does not bring up Windows start menu, in Macally Ultra Slim USB wired keyboard

I purchased a Macally Ultra Slim USB wired keyboard. It was working fine until recently the Cmd won’t bring up the start menu in Windows 11. On some websites that has a video embedded in it, with the ...
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Mini PC bootloader control using a laptop

I just bought an used Beelink BT3 mini pc. I've started the Windows factory reset process using the mouse only. After reboot from the PC, it is now in the bootloader part and I'm asked if I want to ...
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Windows Laptop Keyboard Alt+Tab Issue

I have a Windows laptop that has been with me for 5+ years now. It's perfectly fine and couple of months ago I even upgraded the NVMe and did a clean Windows installation as well. After that also it's ...
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Remapping Artist Shortcut Remote in Linux

I am using the XP Pen Shortcut Remote that comes with the Deco Pro tablet, it has a dial and 10 keys. Each key (and the dial) is mapped to a keyboard stroke by default. For example pressing the top ...
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all keys on my HP Envy are unresponsive

All keys on my HP Envy laptop have stopped working. I can't even enter my password to log in. All articles are telling me to try different things, but they all involve going into settings or device ...
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Properly switch Caps Lock and Esc

I'm on KDE Neon 5.27 with X11, and the settings app has an option "Swap Esc and Caps Lock". I've been using this for a while, but some applications still think they're not swapped. I have to ...
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Win10 - Auto-align TabTip.exe to default (bottom) position

We use Win10 Surface Pro devices in a kiosk type manner. The user is in an enclosed shell with no access to Windows. However, the user does have admin privileges. The devices are managed by Intune. ...
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Custom Keyboard Layout Not Working

I made a keyboard layout for Russian, however when I went to compile it, it said that I need to be logged in as the admin to do it, so I asked the admin to help me and when he did it, it worked! ...
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How to get CapsLock-Shift-X working when it shows no scancode?

I have mapped CapsLock as an additional Ctrl, but cannot use it for the Ctrl+Shift+X shortcut (while others like Ctrl+Shift+T work fine), When running sudo showkey -s and pressing CapsLock+Shift+T, I ...
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USB Keyboard Interrupt Linux Kernel Module [duplicate]

I am trying to identify the interrupt used for the USB keyboard in Linux Debian. After pulling out my USB keyboad then plugging it back in dmesg shows me this: [11614.703111] usb 3-5: new low-speed ...
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I am trying to get semicolon to act as shift when held down but ; when tapped and colon when shift is down and also as end when CapsLock is held down

This is the code I have tried in Karabiner-Elements. The semicolon key sends semicolon when tapped ✔ When shift is held down and semicolon is tapped colon is sent ✔ While CapsLock is held down and ...
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Increasing keyboard repeat rate beyond control panel limit in Windows 11 [duplicate]

I've been trying to increase my keyboard repeat rate when a key is held down beyond the control panel limit in Windows 11. I found this post which explains how to edit the registry values with filter ...
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