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

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How can I remap keyboard keys on linux

On my keyboard this keys don't work 1st: ' z ' 2nd: ' x ' 3rd: ' b ' `I would like to replace number 1 key with ' Delete ' key` `I would like to replace number 2 key with ' End ' key` `I would like to ...
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Some keys of keyboard not working after pulling water

Some keys of my keyboard don't work after pulling water. I unplugged it and then waited the next day to reuse it, but some keys still didn't worked. I disassembled the keyboard and the bottom carpet ...
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How To Send Text Message With BlueTooth Keyboard, Instead Of Starting New Line? [migrated]

I'm not just talking about sending in Whatsapp. I'm talking about the native texting system for andriod phones. I have a MX Key, and for some odd reason. No matter what I do, I can't get "enter&...
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Autohotkey disable key until script is finished

I'd like to create an autohotkey script, but I have problem with one key. Usually when I run this hotkey I'm holding a shift. Is there a way to disable the "RShift" key for period of running ...
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Why does my monitor recognize a signal half the time?

I recently built my computer with brand new parts. I first wanted to see if the computer would turn on and work so the only thing I expected to turn on was the monitor. I connected the monitor to the ...
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How to solve the conflict between tp-link bluetooth dongles?

So I have tp-link bluetooth dongles. One for my laptop and other one for my desktop.I use logitech k480 bluetooth keyboard. Here is the image of the keyboard:Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard 1.There ...
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evtest(or alternative) for windows

My laptop has been behaving weird lately, with me finding that it usually registers the down key being pressed by itself(the page scrolls to the bottom on Chrome). In a Linux distro, I'd use evtest to ...
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Is there a way to configure that when I press a particular key (not a function key), instead of the character then a predefined string will appear? [closed]

I want to configure my operation system so that when the mouse cursor is inside a text box and I press the A key, then instead of the character A then a string I set will appear, for example, Hello ...
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Change or Hide Keyboard Type? / McAfee DLP

My keyboard is being blocked by McAfee DLP because it believes it's an Apple keyboard which is blocked for some unreason unknown. My keyboard has a physical switch on it which lets you switch from ...
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Setting keyboard language layout in ubuntu terminal vm

I'm running metasploitable on my ubuntu host system. My keyboard has a scandinavian layout, so therefore I would like to change it. Metasploitable consists of just a terminal, so therefore I need to ...
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Remote Desktop Connection from Different Keyboards

I have a dedicated server I connect to via RDC from a US laptop, which works fine. I just got a French laptop with an AZERTY keyboard, and when I remote to that dedicated server, it's as if I'm on a ...
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Windows Keyboard Repeating/Skipping Issue returns after every OS update

One day, I booted up my PC and noticed my keyboard was typing incorrectly. Sometimes it will 'time out' for a second or two, ignoring any key input. Sometimes, it will freeze on a key I just pressed, ...
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How to type curly braces / brackets { } with one click on M1 MacBook Pro?

I would like to type { and } with one key stroke. I attempted to created a shortcut replacing [ and ] with { } on OSX Keyboard settings but turns out I need [] too. It seems like the only "extra&...
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Disabling internal keyboard

I am trying to get input from my internal keyboard, however, it is not showing the internal keyboard and ID. (I am using Ubuntu 21.04) I get the following: WARNING: running xinput against an ...
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Remapping a key

I wanted to remap a "menu" key to Left Alt to use it with combinations with other keys. Like Alt+P for example. I used KeyTweak, ShaprKeys and PowerToys but they are not working like i ...
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No response to any input in basic procedures screen of windows 10 fresh install on a positivo DUO ZX3040

I succeeded in using the MediaCreationTool21H1.exe to create a boot-able pen drive with windows 10 32bits. After multiple attempts using other tools, because the tablet only boots up the windows ...
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Some keyboard suddenly stop working except for webpages opened in Chrome?

I find a strange thing. Sometimes, my keyboard will suddenly stop working, all keys do not work, except for the control keys such as Ctrl or Shift keys. After some tests, I find those keys that do not ...
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Laptop keeps spamming s key randomly

5 days ago, all of sudden my laptop kept spamming s randomly eventhough I havent pressed it. It stopped yesterday and would only last until i unplugged my keyboard. So, today I got a new one and my ...
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Edditing AutoRepeatRate value below 10ms in regedit does not do anything

I have a bit of a strange problem, and I would like to ask for some advice. I want to lower the keyboard repeat rate and repeat delay beyond what's normally allowed in the control panel by editing ...
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Keyboard sometimes stops typing regular character on Windows 10 [closed]

I use Windows 10 on a laptop that has an extra keyboard connected. Sometimes, the regular characters stop working ( I cannot type 123, asdf, also,;[), but keys like tab or combinations with regular ...
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Why does my keyboard not work in QEMU's EFI shell?

I'm trying to install Chromium OS from ArnoldtheBat's builds. However, because of the custom boot process of Chrome OS, I have to modify the EFI manually. So, I get to the EFI shell, but I can not ...
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Keyboard sending completely different scan codes

A few days ago I have dismantled my laptop, but after fixing one issue another one popped out. The keyboard sends completely different scan codes, and I mean really. a became ;, d became enter, space ...
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How can I avoid capitalizing words in my sentence using Keyboard?

OK, so I have a problem with intermittently capitalizing a word in a sentence. My mind instinctively capitalize words that it considers important. But, when I read the sentence or paragraph later, It ...
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Keyboard in loop printing timestamp

I have a problem with keyborad of my laptop. When I use text editor and I press specific keys (5,6 ...) the editor goes crazy and enters the loop printing the actual timestamp, until I hit enter. If I ...
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Can't type keyboard but all lock keys (caps lock, screen lock, num lock are all light up)

First of all, sorry for my bad english. I have an usb keyboard. Yesterday, I unplugged it from the PC (OS: Windows 7. And the PC was off when I unplugged the keyboard) to clean the dust from my ...
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Windows suddenly thinks I pressed the windows key all the time but i haven't

I have the problem that somehow all keys I press execute like I press the key with the Windows key. Examples: If I press 'e' the Windows explorer opens When I press 'i' the settings open It's like ...
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Trying to disable "SmartSense" but no PalmKMS registry to change

I am trying to disable "smartsense" so I can use the trackpad and keyboard at the same time to play games. I have seen this question answered multiple times, but when I go into the registry ...
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Keyboard and mouse plugged into monitor USB hub sporadically cutting out

I have a monitor with an integrated USB hub, which connects to my desktop via a USB A to USB B cable. All my previous Windows computers have worked without a hitch, but my recently acquired desktop ...
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i spilled a sweet drink on my keyboard [duplicate]

Right now I'm using on-screen keyboard. Yesterday I spilled a sweet drink onto my keyboard so I cleaned up the liquid that didn't go in the keyboard with a damp towel. I thought I fixed it so I ...
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How to trace & debug strange behaviors with few of my USB & Bluetooth keyboards with inbuilt "pointing" devices?

How to trace & debug strange behaviors with few of my USB & Bluetooth keyboards with "pointing" devices? I have a bunch of them, and each has some unique strange behaviors of their ...
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Keyboard got disabled until Ubuntu login screen (requesting ideas for 4 questions)

My situation: a HP Laptop Pavilion Model 15 Ubuntu 18 Before Ubuntu Login Screen: Keyboard not working except Ctrl+Alt+Del On Ubuntu Login Screen: Keyboard fully functionable No PS/2 port Motherboard ...
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How can I swap audio output from output 1 to output 2 using a keyboard shortcut?

Output 1 = speakers Output 2 = headphones I want to be able to hit a key sequence (for example, Ctrl + ~ or something) to switch audio output to headphones and hit a different key sequence to switch ...
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the capslock functionaliy is reversed in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS is running in virtualbox. The CapsLock is reversed when I turn it on. Due to this when I have to type in lowercase I have to turn keyboard's CapsLock ON and when I have to type in ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to unhide / un-minimize (maximize, not Zoom) an application in MacOS yet?

So, the last time this was addressed was years ago and after many, many seconds of Googling I was only able to come up with the following trick: Command (⌘)+Tab to get the app switcher and Tab (or ...
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How can I fix my USB keyboard that keeps on chattering whenever I plugged in my laptop to its charger?

I recently bought a USB keyboard and I am not having any problems with it unless I put my laptop on charging, it starts to chatter (single key press results in multiple registered inputs). My laptop ...
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Keyboard replacement but same error

Laptop keyboard replacement Guys so i tried to change my laptop keyboard it was kinda hard but i made it. Here's the link of the video i used: https://youtu.be/9PIgQCyYZwA Now my problem is that the ...
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Logitec mouse (unifying receiver) can't select text, left click select text is glitchy

When left click to select a section of text anywhere to highlight it to copy or do anything with it. When I start selecting it works for 1-2 sec then it stopes selecting and then when I continue ...
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Can I bind a mac keyboard shortcut to enlarge the mouse cursor?

I want to trigger the temporary cursor enlargement that happens when you shake the mouse, but as a button press on my keyboard. I'm trying to make better use of my mousekeys in my keyboard config but ...
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How can a keypress on a specific keyboard be mapped to another key such as F24?

I want to use an extra keyboard on Linux to control my OBS scenes. OBS has a way to setup keyboard shortcuts and so forth but only as a general key (it doesn't detect which keyboard the key is pressed ...
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Start Windows 10 in safe mode without keyboard

After an Windows 10 PC (Intel i7 10700, Gigabyte B460) update my wireless keyboard and mouse no longer work. I know its a driver problem because this same wireless mouse and keyboard work on another ...
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wxWidgets On-Screen Keyboard when the Window is Full-Screen?

I suspect that any OSK will "just work" if I don't use full-screen, but I really do need to hide anything and everything that is not a direct process control or indicator. There's a lot ...
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Cant press multiple keys on Linux (ONLY) while gaming

I've been using windows 10 and everything was fine with my keyboard - so I don't believe it is a keyboard issue. When using Linux (Zorin OS 16), and when, for example, I am in Minecraft, and I press W,...
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US International keyboard layout too versatile for typing in Italian - I only need *one* dead key

ASCII falls short of the Italian language for the following characters only: à è ì ò ù é (and their uppercase variants). This means that the dead key corresponding to backtick is enough (given that ...
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How to get the hotkey definition if a shortcut is pressed?

For example, if I press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C in this order, how I do get the corresponding hotkey definition? I expect something like the following: ; pseudo code *::MsgBox %A_ThisHotkey% was pressed
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Keyboard works--but suddenly won't type anything. What's up?

Note that all the hardware works, a reboot fixes it. It's just the third time this has happened and it's getting annoying. Suddenly, with no apparent trigger I can no longer actually type anything. ...
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Strange button effect on Windows 8 laptop

I have a HP Pavilion that has served me well, but is getting a bit old. Still, this is stranger than any age-related problem I have ever seen: If I press NumLock, so that the numpad is not numbers but ...
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Mechanical keyboard - characters getting skipped while typing in fast speed?

So I'm actually new to mechanical keyboards and have just replaced a Dell membrane keyboard with a RGB backlit mechanical. The keys and the feedback feel great when compared to a membrane counterpart. ...
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Hebrew Niqqud Keyboard Shortcuts

Laptops is Windows 10. When I change keyboard setting to Hebrew, and click AltGr I see the Niqqid show up on the on screen keyboard, however when I try clicking on them, the regular shotcut comes up. ...
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How to trigger an action if there's only one key being pressed?

Here's my current script: Shift::Send ^{Space} It doesn't only trigger ^{Space} on pressing Shift alone, it also triggers on Alt+Shift (just these two keys) and Ctrl+Shift (just these two keys) if ...
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Bluetooth headset cracks when keyboard is connected

I have a Sony wh-1000xm4 headset connected to a Bluetooth Dongle. I have two dongles, both have the same issue. When the headset is connected and my Bluetooth keyboard is also connected, the sound in ...

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