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

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Bluetooth wireless peripherals (keyboard + mouse) randomly fall asleep and won't wake up

I currently use a Bluetooth keyboard (Anne Pro 2) and a Bluetooth mouse (Logitech MX Master 2S) and have observed that they will randomly stop working ("fall asleep") when using them. This ...
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Keyboard works but can't change settings in Ubuntu or setxkbmap

I'm on Kubuntu 18.04. I frequently switch between TKL and HHKB keyboards. To keep Ctrl position consistent between keyboards I set my keyboard preferences to use Caps Lock as Ctrl so the TKL behaves ...
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How do I make my laptop hold right click when I right click with two fingers and drag it around

I have had this problem for some while, and in some games that require you to right click and move your mouse (in this case my touch pad) it doesn't work, the only semi-solution I found was to left ...
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Add hold functionality to Windows Mouse Keys

I'm using Windows 8.1 which has a very useful built-in tool called Mouse Keys (which can be accessed from Control Panel\Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center\Make the mouse easier to use). It's very ...
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my ctrl alt del button is not working [closed]

i tried login into my school computer when my ctrl alt del button wouldn't work so i try multiple times so then it say try security button but i could never found it im not to sure my one theory of my ...
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Why does my new Lenovo laptop freezes when press certain keyboard buttons [closed]

I got a new Lenovo Thinkbook iil 15 inch laptop, 1,600 CAD for 1,000 CAD, it has an i5, 8GB ram, 256SSD, windows 10, and seems perfect. During writing an important book on AI, I had open only 2 ...
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how to debug a weird keymap/shortcut on KDE's konsole?

I am having a behaviour I can't explain the source of on Konsole. Pressing the Super (command/windows key) plus some letters, result in a key combination sent: ^X @ s + the pressed letter. I wrote ...
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Map a key between Apple and Logitech keyboards

I am using MBP 2015 running Catalina. I am using external keyboard Logitech. I installed Windows 10 with Boot Camp. I have a problem to switch between OS's using software. The only option is to hold '...
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screenkey on OpenSUSE

I'm trying to get screenkey to work properly on OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 with Gnome. I'm not getting any status bar icon, which is supposed to provide access to control and configuration. Only the default ...
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How do I delay spacebar when I type?

When I type i inevitably hit the space bar before I have finished a word. Let me giv eyou an example. See? Any tips on how to avoid this? Spacebar delay software, mechanical devices? I have tried to ...
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Alt keys open window menu

Because of an accidental keyboard shortcut my alt key behave as the windows button. Button which does nothing now. I cant use anymore the one, two, three buttons ... Cannot type At sign... It will ...
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Remap already bound keys with xmodmap

I recently bought a 17" LG Gram and I want to remap some of the keys to be more like my 80% keyboard. Using a tiling window manager (qtile), it's nice to have a Super key on both the left and ...
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How to change ASUS Backlight manually, without function keys?

ASUS has a driver collection called, ATK Package. The package creates Hotkeys for stuff like "Function key combos, with the actual FN key". These are present on ASUS Laptops. The package can ...
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New Build - Annoying Bluetooth Keyboard Issue

So I've got this really annoying Bluetooth issue that I'm just not sure how to solve now. I've just built this PC and it has the Gigabyte B550 Vision D motherboard which has built in Bluetooth. The ...
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Keyboard not typing symbol until I type the number first

Seemingly out of nowhere, my Dell Inspiron 13 laptop keyboard starts behaving in the following way: Frequently and randomly, all number keys except 5 and 6 fail to register when holding shift (that ...
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Computer is long to connect to bluetooth keyboard

I have a desktop PC with Windows 10 Pro, a wired mouse and a wireless Bluetooth keyboard. When I start my PC, the mouse instantly works but the keyboard takes about a minute to connect. I've tried on ...
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What is the purpose of the QWERDF Replacement Key Caps?

Keyboards often come with an extra set of key caps for WASD keys, designed for improved use controlling movement in gaming. However, I also note that an extra set of QWERDF keys is also often included....
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Assigning a keyboard key as a shortcut to another key combo

Is it possible in Windows to hijack say the F3 key to do Ctrl+L? Or the tab key to do Ctrl+F9 (not that I'd re-purpose tab, but just as an example). I don't mind installing a third party utility if ...
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How can I stop my keyboard from ignoring duplicate key presses?

I recently reinstalled Windows 8.1 on my notebook computer. Prior to the reinstall, the keyboard was working fine. After reinstalling, the keyboard omits key strokes when the same key is pressed in ...
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Logitec G105 Driver installed, constantly pressing del key

I just got the driver for my keyboard and was programming a macro for ctrl alt del, and now it is constantly pressing del. help? I tried unpluggong it and plugging it back in.
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MSI GE63VR-7RF-Raider odd keyboard malfunction after hardware change

I recently had to change the wire that feeds the laptop screen as it expanded and burned. It also broke one of the joinings between the laptop screen and the rest of the computer so that got changed ...
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keyboard not typing in windows 7 but drivers showing updated

i installed an antivirus , scanned and deleted the items found as malware. suddenly my keyboard doesn't function . i check device manager and both 'hid keyboard device' drivers are showing updated. i ...
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Why sometimes some keyboard keys don't work and other times they work?

Very crazy situation here. For a considerable time now, some of my keys don't work on the keyboard at some times[usually they are the 1-9 keys], and other thing is sometime some keys continuously keep ...
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Remap special keys (Print, Roll, Pause, Num Lock, Insert) to clipboard actions in Ubuntu

I'm currently using Autohotkey on Windows 10 to remap these keys: Print: Cut (ctrl+x) Roll: Copy (ctrl+c) Pause: Insert (ctrl+v) Num: Select all (ctrl+a) Insert: Insert without formatting (ctrl+shift+...
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Magic-FN like Binds For Normal Keyboards

SO, I'm obsessed with my Anne Pro 2 (even though it really is not reliable) but I wanna know if there is another way to use its software (Obinskit) or something similar to it. Basically I want to hold ...
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Total noob. Need to emulate a keystroke using cmd or powershell script

I am trying to emulate keystrokes in a specific application (dd.exe) in the background. I have searched for answers, and found some snippets of script that give some information on how to do this, yet ...
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Keyboard shortcut for mouse left-click?

My keyboard has two hotkeys under the spacebar. You can set what you want them to do by entering a key combination in the settings. I set the right hotkey to simulate mouse right-clicking by using the ...
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Write 'ß' (Eszett) German letter on English Windows 10 PRO with Spanish Keyboard

If is it off-topic, please tell me, the site. I have a Laptop with Spanish Keyboard. My Language Settings on my Windows 10 PRO is English : And I was checking with Character Map: I was testing with:...
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How to type on keyboard attached to Windows PC and send keypresses to Linux PC?

Context I want to use a special keyboard that only works on a Windows PC (due to drivers). I do all my work on an Ubuntu machine. The Windows machine and the Linux machine are side by side. They are ...
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Can't enter BIOS right away

My "USB legacy devices" is enabled in BIOS. But pressing the DEL key to enter the BIOS doesn't work the first time around - ever. This is what I have to do to enter my BIOS: Reboot. On the ...
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How to increase the keyboard repeat rate on MacOS 10.15.6?

This is driving me crazy. I know I can set it in System Preference, but it is not fast enough. I also tried defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 1, but it seems that the minimum value is just 1, and it is ...
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Function and arrow keys not working on HP laptop

My Laptop(1.5 yrs) is dual-booted with Windows 10(default) and Ubuntu Linux.The function keys don't work if I want to adjust the brightness or other aspects and while running BIOS the arrow keys don't ...
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Is it possible to remap command to control when connecting to a computer remotely?

I regularly, out of muscle memory, select command when I remote in from a Mac to a Windows computer, which brings up the Start menu. Is it possible to remap this key to something more useful in ...
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Pressing the tilde key (~) waits for a second key stroke, how do I disable this? (2020 version)

Answers to this question are outdated, as the tool from Microsoft is no longer avaiable. Are there any other solutions? EDIT: I'm using Windows 10, and my keyboard layout is polish. EDIT 2: The links ...
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Custom keyboard (keylayout via Ukelele) not an option for SP→Keyboard→Input Sources despite being saved to HD→Library→Keyboard Layouts

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and tried to mimic a keyboard with custom alt codes that I created on my previous Macbook Pro via Ukelele. However, despite saving a ".keylayout" file to ...
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I want to disable non-laptop features on my HP Pavilion

I recently got an HP Pavilion, and all the "tablet mode" and touchscreen and autorotation settings are driving me up the wall. I've already scoured the internet for solutions, I've turned ...
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Disable a specific key without downloading software?

One of the F keys on a laptop keyboard is broken and causing problems. Removing the key itself does little to resolve the issue. Replacing the keyboard or taking it in to the shop isn't an option ...
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I can't press anything after holding these 3 buttons [ D+(S or A or W)+ I ] in keyboard [duplicate]

I can press like more than 5 buttons in my keyboard at same time but if hold these 3 buttons { D+(S or A or W)+ I } together I can't press anything else after them Thanks.
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Delay after hitting escape

I'm on a Linux system (arch). I've noticed there's a delay after hitting escape, before it registers. This happens inside of the terminal. But oddly, it does not happen inside of vim, even though vim ...
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What is the name of this Japanese physical keyboard layout that's made for Japan but has no visible Kana?

My employer has tis marked as a Japanese keyboard. This keyboard has only latin characters, a few extra punctuation marks including the Yen, and a different Capslock key. Every Japanese keyboard I can ...
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Keyboard random keys not working anymore (T, Y, F3, F7, Backspace)

Switch Hitter result: As you can see some keys are not working anymore. What I did: Deleted keyboard drivers and restarted Unplugged / plugged keyboard Tried on another PC (exactly same issue on ...
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Why is my keyboard typing randomly? is it possible some keyboard may not support Windows 10 but support Windows 7?

My keyboard which comes with a mouse (quantum 8810) is typing randomly when I move or adjust it but works perfectly when left placid or unmoved and if I hold it's wire ,tightly folding it, it stops ...
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Windows 10, Microsoft spectre

I have no idea what happened but my keyboard isn't working. When I go to press the arrows, instead of going to the next character it jumps to the beginning or end of the paragraph. My right shift also ...
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Could my keyboard have been damaged by my USB hub if I used the incorrect AC adapter?

I purchased a USB Hub recently due to a lack of USB ports on my machine. Yesterday I plugged it into my computer and attached my mouse and keyboard to the hub. This morning the peripherals kept on ...
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Azerty keyboard switches back to qwerty on startup. HP 850

On my HP laptop I have the AZERTY layout, however the keyboard is QWERTY when typing. I changed it to AZERTY through control panel and it didn't do anything. After restarting the laptop it switched to ...
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How to remap keys on win10 for single user

I'm working in win10 server with multiuser and trying to find a way to switch CapsLock & left Ctrl. I tried differents methods but they either work for all users(Registry) or unstable(AutoHotkey).
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Keyboard corrupts after installing updates

I installed updates KB456745, the latest security update, an antimalware update, and update KB4566782. After reboot, my keyboard driver corrupted with error code 39. Please help.
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HP Chromebook typing additional letters and numbers

I have an education department HP chromebook that is typing extra letters or numbers when you type certain letters. eg. c types c3, e types de etc. I have checked the keyboard layout, it was on US, ...
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Xev not detecting media keys

My media keys are not detected on fresh Manjaro i3 edition, they worked normally on KDE edition before. When i try to use xev to check key codes nothing is happening when i try to use sound, mute and ...
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“xda” and other stuff keep being typed on my internal PS/2 keyboard

My internal PS/2 laptop keyboard keeps typing stuff i don't know why. Here's a sample: /*+-~~xda<`/*+-~~xda</*xd/*+-~~/*+-~~xda/*+-~~xda<`/*+-~~xda<`<`````///////////////////////////////...

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