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

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Bluetooth keyboard connectioin is unresponsive after reboot on Linux

I have a Filco Bluetooth keyboard and have successfully paired with my Linux system and it is functional. But after a system reboot, the device will show as connected successfully, but is unresponsive....
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Bind the right Alt key + key to another key on Linux

I use a key remapper called "keyremaplinux" (source: https://github.com/kozikow/keyremaplinux). It works well but it's not very portable and requires a big configuration. I'd like something that I can ...
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Some Keybaord keys are not working

My laptop (Packard Bell-Easynote TE69HW) was shut down for 1 month, because of charger problem, after being fixed (the charger) ,I found that some function keys are not working (F3, F5, F6, F7, F9, ...
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Spanish keyboard layout without ñ

I am used to the spanish layout for programming and it is really hard for me to use anything else. I can use most european keyboards fine since they have the same number of keys by setting the layout ...
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MIcrosoft Surface Pro Not Working When Turned Sideways

I recently bought a Surface Pro a week ago and I noticed that when it's rotated to it's side with the keyboard still attached, the keyboard just shuts down. I like reading books and playing games ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in languages other then english

There is a global problem with keyboard shortcuts on a lot of apps (photoshop, sketch, xd... to name a few) which is when you using languages other then english you can't use those keyboard shortcuts. ...
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Automatic forward backspace error

Probably my keyboard is not working properly. Randomly(even when I am not typing anything) it starts deleting text in forward direction.what should I do? Is this hardware or software problem?
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Pound sign (£) rendered as <ffffffff> in zsh

Things I've ruled out Terminal: works if I launch it with bash as shell Keyboard layout: £ inserts fine in Vim, bash and Firefox Unicode issues anywhere: emojis work in all applications I can't ...
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How do I turn off predictive text in the Gboard on ios? [migrated]

I'm on the most recent version of iOS. I use GBoard and I'd like to eliminate the row of words that they offer based on what they think you're trying to type. There is an option to get rid of emoji ...
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I'm writing a vb script for a message box, which accepts keystrokes. Upon pressing the keys, the message box will then close [closed]

Example: Alt+ X Y Z (Pressing all keys in order closes the message box.) I want to build an interactive virtual tutor, that has a guided walk through feature. This tool will allow students to ...
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Inspiron 15 3552 standby keyboard issues

My mother, myself, and my sister all have the same model of Inspiron 15 3552. Mine is upgraded to 8G ram with a Samsung SSD, my mothers is upgraded to 8G ram with a corsair SSD, and my sister's is ...
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CTRL keys not working in Linux and Windows

Two or three months ago both laptop Ctrl keys stopped working. It is not a use problem since one key has been used more than the other and both are not working. At first, both keys started working ...
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Ctrl+Shift+Home has stopped working on multiple keyboards and the OSK

Yesterday, I noticed that Ctrl+Shift+Home did not select all characters between the caret and the beginning of the document, as expected. Likewise for Ctrl+Shift+End. This change applies for all ...
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Why does the ALT + SPACE keyboard shorcut not work on Windows 10 to open system menu

From Windows 3.1 (probably earlier) all the way to Windows 8.1, when I'm in a program, if I press Alt+Space, I get the system menu (the menu popup which has menu items like Restore, Move, Size, ...
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Custom keyboard unavailable for normal user (Windows-10 1903)

I freshly installed Windows 10 x64 Pro (1903) on a laptop with erased SSD. Everything works fine, only the second user (myself as normal, local user) cannnot choose my custom keybord layout (only ...
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Putty Virtual Keyboard?

Does Putty have a virtual keyboard option for when a physical number pad is not available? I've tried looking through all the settings, and I don't see anything yet that would fit that description.
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 16.04 VM (in VirtualBox)

I try to type actual text or just input command in the terminal but it does not work. 1. The keyboard in the VirtualBox cannot be used, but the mouse can be used. 2. The screen keyboard cannot input ...
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Windows is delaying release of a key, and sometime the key get stuck forever

I am experiencing this issue from quite sometime. Keys get stuck (not physically) until I press them again. Sometime for 1-2 seconds, sometime forever. Here is one the example I have A2 01D d ...
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Windows 10 laptop\external keyboard malfunction (tab, i, spacebar works)

I'm running Windows 10 fully updated. My laptop keyboard & also an external keyboard now only lets me use tab, I, spacebar, dash and enter. Pressing WinKey+spacebar continuously to select an ...
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About a 1/2 of a row of keys have stopped working on my Lenovo Yoga 520 laptop

My A, S, D, F, J ,K and L keys have suddenly stopped working on my Lenovo Yoga 520 laptop. I tried to remove them but didn't find any dust underneath them, and each one of them was clean, what can I ...
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What causes the scancode offset when using setkeycodes?

I tried to map scancode ffa000f1 to keycode 198 using setkeycodes: $ sudo setkeycodes ffa000f1 198 setkeycodes: failed to set scancode ff9f2171 to keycode 198: ioctl KDSETKEYCODE: Invalid argument ...
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Output from GetAsyncKeyState [migrated]

I have a line of C code that calls GetAsyncKeyState(0x4F). According to the documentation, it should return a SHORT. However, when I print the output, I get 0x0.000010p-1022 or 0x0.000000p+0. To my ...
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How is it possible that I never have to change the batteries of my wireless keyboard?

For a long time now I wonder about the lifetime of the batteries I use in my old wireless keyboard from logitech. I own the wireless keyboard for about 5 years now and never had to change the ...
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How can you assign a batch file to a special key on a keyboard?

I'm trying to use the special keys (play,pause,next,prev, internet) on my keyboard to open select batch files and im having trouble doing this with Windows or a 3rd party program I understand you can ...
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SteelSeries Engine 3 backlighten keys no longer lighting up

The system is: Notebook MSI GT75 8SF-037 Titan The last thing I did which might have caused the issue is installing HTC Vive Pro on it. After doing the HTC Vive Pro installation I noticed that only ...
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Certain keys not working without other key input

A week ago, I began having intermittent issues with keys not sending input under certain, strange conditions. The specific keys are 6, 7, 8, y, u, h, j, and n. The problem isn't with the hardware, ...
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Characters appearing at random

I'm using Windows 10 on a Lenovo T460 and have been having an odd issue where "gg" appears at random. It is always the same two characters and there are certain things that sometimes trigger it but ...
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How can I fix a malfunctioning optical keyboard?

I've been using this keyboard for a few years now; it's technically a "gaming" keyboard, but I find great use in it for programming and 3D modeling as well. Most of the keys are optical and high-...
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Touch pad and delete button malfunctions

I have Lenovo G40-70, winfdows 10 Recently I have been observing a strange behavior. The delete button doesn't work when I press it, but at randomly. Then it doesn't stop deleting the text until it ...
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Nemo - use keyboard to switch to different parts of the window?

I'm a mouse-hater... or more fairly, I hate being forced to use the mouse when a keyboard alternative should be possible. With Nemo it's nice because you don't just have a filesystem navigator, you ...
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US QWERTY to QWERTZ keyboard

I have a problem, I am used to a QWERTZ(Czech) but when programming I prefer a US keyboard. So I would need to change US(English language) keyboard from QWERTY to QWERTZ, mean only switch Z and Y keys,...
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Adding an external Japanese keyboard layout on a US keyboard layout MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (Touch Bar version) with a US keyboard layout. For some reason, I bought a Logitech Craft keyboard with a Japanese layout. The Logitech Craft keyboard can be successfully ...
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Alt+Ctrl+Shift+`VK_OEM_3` not working

I made a custom keyboard layout using MSKLC, and I've assigned a character to the Ctrl+Alt+Shift state of the VK_OEM_3 key (the key left of the 1 key, usually has a backtick ` on US keyboards). When I ...
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Disable a key press event for a specific key of keyboard in Ubuntu

My Home key was malfunctioning, so i disabled it with the below command.. xmodmap -e 'keycode 110=' Although, this helped a bit, but i am still seeing key press events being raised for this key, ...
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how to remove a duplicate keyboard in windows 10

I'm having 2 additional typing languages (since last week's Windows update) and cannot find an intuitive way to remove them. I need only 2 typing languages (Hebrew and English), How should I remove ...
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at '@' key not working properly on Japanese Keyboard in Windows 10

When my desktop PC was still Windows 7, I followed these instructions and all keys in my my keyboard worked just fine. Now, I installed Windows 10 and followed the same instructions but now the '@' ...
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My keyboard P key recently started scrolling through my tabs. Help please

Yesterday night while I was playing a game. I tried typing in chat and my P key kept kicking me out of the game and started scrolling though my tabs. I tried multiple chats like discord and even ...
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Make RDP session use local keyboard layout

I recently started using this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-remote-desktop/9wzdncrfj3ps?activetab=pivot:overviewtab The good thing about it is that it lets me type using my local ...
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Asus Keyboard not working anymore after windows 10 update

After updating my windows 10 to the latest version (KB4512508), my keyboard is not working anymore. My Laptop Model is Asus Gaming ROG GL502VMK. I do lot of things like uninstalling the driver and ...
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How do I accept an autocompletion suggestion using keyboard in Windows 10?

I've just tried Windows 10 and found an awesome new feature: it can be configured to guess the words you type on a physical keyboard, pop the alternatives up and let you chose one. Much like the way ...
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autohotkey - customize keyboard [duplicate]

I use a laptop with Italian keyboard, but I need the tilde ~ and the backtick ` characters, which my keyboard is not endowed with. I got to know AutoHotKeys and it seems to fit. But I could not find ...
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My laptop makes a beep whenever I press 'C' and 'E' in quick succession while holding SHIFT. What is going on?

I've noticed that any time I type "CE" my laptop makes a beep. The behaviour occurs on Windows, not checked other on any other OS yet (might boot from a linux usb stick later and report back). ...
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Single quotes in a path for a python script creates accented characters

I've got a project with some Logic Circuit simulator and the place I study at gave us an auto-tester to test our logic boards. For some reason when the python code that runs said auto-tester writes ...
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Remote xterm terminating with an error event BadAccess

I'm logging into a remote server using ssh -x and then running xterm. Whenever the keyboard bell is trying to be run, I get the following messages and xterm exits: xterm: warning, error event ...
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2wsx n caps lock key intermittently working

Since 2 weeks ago, my keys have been bugging out every now and then and the problem is with these 5 keys 2, w, s, x and caps lock. They all stop working together and then start working after i keep ...
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Auto-launching virtual keyboard when using Bluetooth keyboard

I'm using a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard which is paired to my desktop computer and my smartphone. When it is paired to the smartphone and I don't want to switch the keyboard between the devices too ...
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Can't assign Ukrainian language to any shortcut Ctrl+'number'

Basically, that's the problem. No matter what I tried, nothing did resolve the issue. Interestingly, other languages can be assigned to any number, but Ukrainian is not. This issue was reproduced on ...
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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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Check battery life for Dell Wireles Keyboard KM717

I am using a Dell Wireless Keyboard KM717 The wireless mouse has a tiny red LED that will blink when the battery is running low. I cannot find an equivalent indicator on the keyboard. How can I ...
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Clicking sound following button press during reaction time experiment

I am running a reaction time study with matlab and occasionally (10-20%) the participants report that they hear a 'clicking sound' (I assume the matlab error sound) following button press. They wear ...