Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Undo Alt key-press in Windows 11 Explorer and Chrome

When I'm navigating my folders in explorer with the keyboard, I accidentally press the Alt key and I can access the file-menu. However after I updated to Windows 11 I get stuck there, I cannot press ...
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Why does pressing 'b', 'n', '=', F4, or F8 activate Windows Key? Is keyboard damaged?

I have come across a similar problem described in this thread where the Windows key Win has the effect as if it is toggled and constantly held down so typing is impossible. And I have discovered that ...
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Key input ignored on repeated key press for 0.5 seconds

I am using Ubuntu 22.04.1 some point recently something changed and now when i press a key any additional presses of that key are ignored for about half a second - except that it resets the waiting ...
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Windows doubles my quote input across multiple keyboard layout

I've tried to look for an answer and I really couldn't find anything. I use US-International keyboard layout. I code but I work in a French based company so it's a useful layout to type in French and ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts to minimize or maximize a window in macOS?

Every time I want to minimize or maximize the window, I need to move the mouse to the top left corner and click the minimize button or maximize button. Are there any keyboard shortcuts to minimize or ...
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Mac "cmd" + "." key not working US keyboard

In whichever application I try, or on a website (https://keyboardchecker.com/), I cannot get CMD + . key working on my US keyboard. I have used this combination for years now as a shortcut to "...
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Issue Logitech ergo keyboard: Cannot write greater or less than symbols on Mac (< >)

I'm using Logitech's K860 keyboard on a Macbook and haven't found any way to output the greater or less than symbols. This keyboard is set up to ISO (Latin America). The shift key is working correctly ...
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Missing Keystrokes on Asus BR1100F running Debian 10/11

I have successfully installed Debian on the notebook following the instructions here: 128GB eMMC drive on ASUS laptop - unable to format to ext4. There is no desktop environment, console only. ...
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Toggling Fn-Lock key without the keyboard [Windows]

I recently poured water on my laptop (Huawei Matebook)'s keyboard and it left it mostly intact with one, unignorable detail: Whenever I enable Fn lock, the entire keyboard stops working. I can't ...
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How to allow external keyboard to work before first login (windows 10 enterprise)

I've got a laptop but most of the time it's connected to a docking station with external keyboard, mouse, and monitors. Whenever it's a fresh boot then, at the login screen, my external keyboard and ...
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keyboard sometimes doesnt type, sometimes types twice

i'm having a weird problem on windows 10 where the keyboard has a bit of delay when typing, and sometimes doesnt work and sometimes it types twice in a row. This happens for all keys and on safe mode ...
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RS232 Scales to Excel on Mac - Keyboard wedge

I have some shipping scales that are connected to my Mac by RS232. I can see the data in terminal using Screen /dev/xxx however I can't seem to find a way to set this device as a HID/Keyboard. It ...
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For an app with broken clipboard behavior, can I route the paste buffer as though it were coming from the keyboard in macOS Monterey?

I have a remote connection to a VM that is a bit of a problem. If I want to paste text into the remote machine, I'm just boned - the software that is hosting the connection is passing the Command+V (...
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How to tell if a keyboard/mouse macro is triggered/running?

I have a Logitech G915 keyboard. I have a macro every 3 minutes to press a button. I want to know when the macro is running (triggered). How to tell if the macro is triggered/running? I thought of a ...
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Bind multiline edit to a key combination in MonoDevelop

Multiline edit feature is available in MonoDevelop but you either need to use a mouse or open a drop-down menu to access it, which are not the most convenient things to do. Is there a way to bind a ...
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Multiple Keys across the keyboard stop working at the same time

First of all, I'm not sure if the question fits in here. If not please suggest a better place and I will move my question there. About my problem: I have a gaming laptop and I often use the keyboard ...
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Change Language Hotkeys reset for no reason (Windows 10)

Hey I'm using Windows 10. I created some hotkeys to change the keyboard layout to a specific language: Alt+Shift+1 changes the layout to language A, Alt+Shift+2 changes it to language B. The steps I ...
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how to use a bluetooth keyboard on android with windows RD Client?

I have a bluetooth keyboard that I use alongside a Android Tablet. It works just fine. I want to access a Windows 10 remotely from the tablet and use the bluetooth keyboard alogside it. So, I ...
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how to map combination keys Fn+Fx to other keys in win10 without any 3rd-party application

I tried to map the total twelve Fn+Fx combination keys on my A4Tech kv-300 USB keyboard, like Fn+F12, to other keys, like enter key, in win10 according to Microsoft's doc but failed, although other ...
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Keyboard stops working between bootloader and OS

I have a following problem: my keyboard (Kinesis Advantage) stops working after I load into OS, and I need to physically unplug/replug it to start working again. I have dual boot on my PC, and the ...
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PS2 to USB adapter for ps2 keyboard not working properly with Shift + [key]

I have ps2 keyboard. but my laptop running windows 10 and does not have ps2 socket I bought ps2 to USB adapter and all keys work fine in typing. but in gaming when I usually use sprint by pressing ...
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Disable enter key on Macbook Pro keyboard, or disable the keyboard itself

Macbook pro keyboard Enter key was stuck and trying to fix it I broke it already, still it is running wild. I have connected an external wired keyboard to it but both macbook pro keyboard and the Dell ...
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Keyboard with 2 plugs not working properly in a laptop via a USB KVM switch

I have a set-up like this where a keyboard and mouse are connected into a USB (KVM) switch, which then connects to both PC and laptop (via one cable) and I frequently flick between the two. It all ...
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Shift Keys not Working

Both shift keys stopped working a few weeks ago. Sticky keys is turned off completely. The Keyboard driver is up to date. Uninstalling the keyboard and rebooting to detect it did not help. Also, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04: Can't turn off CapsLock sometimes; How to resart the "keyboard input service"?

Somehow, my capslock turns on, and stays that way, no matter what i try. Seems that only the letters are affected - e.g. the upper row acts normally, i.e. !@#$ needs shift to be typed. I have tried ...
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Windows 10: where to find the current battery level of my wireless keyboard and mouse?

I have a tiny device plugged in an USB port, that talks to my keyboard and mouse. In the settings for "Bluetooth & other devices", it seems to appear as Mouse, keyboard & pen, and ...
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mobile RDP then VM keyboard issue

When RDP from android or ios device into my WIN10 machine everything works fine. But from there when I VM into ubuntu the keyboard mapping does not work as expected. All the keys are disorganized and ...
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Disable a keyboard input language temporarily

I have installed a few different languages on my system but I usually use one of them and English, I want to temporarily disable all the other ones so that I can switch between that language and ...
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Linux/Windows: Keyboard stopped working at boot for no reason I have to plug/unplug to have it to work

Suddenly without any reason my usb keyboard stopped working at boot. I can't use it, I have to plug/unplug to make it to work. I didn't add or change any hardware component, no update or whatever, it'...
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Why can't I hold A D Z keys respectively, while D G C can?

I've just noticed a strange behavior of my keyboard. First, I tried holding A, which created a bunch of aaaaa. Then I held D, which created aaaaaddddd. However, when I pressed Z, the key pressing was ...
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Linux on Chromebook keyboard issue

I saw the 3 year old question about Arch Linux which doesn't have an answer yet. I'm having the same issue of the onboard keyboard not working with current OpenSUSE LEAP on a Samsung XE500C13. If I ...
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How to make Ctrl+alt 3rd level selector (Alt Gr) on Linux using Wayland?

How can I make Ctrl+Alt be the third level selector, similar to Alt Gr, in Wayland? All solutions found on the internet are very specific to Xorg and any key remapping software such as AutoKey or ...
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FN key state is reversed

So I just noticed that my FN key state is actually reversed. The key itself has a small illuminated dot which shows whether it's ON or OFF. Before that it worked like it's supposed to: ON when lit. ...
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Keypress from keyboard will override longpress from mouse (Ubuntu)

I recently adquired a M908 Redragon. I am using the following program to bind keys from my mouse to my keyboard. In Ubuntu 20.04, if I bind a keymapping (such as Button1 of my mouse is a "Number1&...
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How can I make Kali Linux connect to Bluetooth on startup?

I've an old computer where I have installed kali linux on. The said computer has no built in keyboard so I have to use a bluetooth keyboard (I know I can just buy a wired keyboard but a wireless one ...
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Keyboard volume keys don't work in my profile but do in other profiles

I'm currently using a Logitech MX Keys keyboard but I've also tried a different non Logitech keyboard. When I'm in my Windows profile I can't hold the fn key then press the volume up key to increase ...
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Reassigning keys for just one application or game? (Windows)

Some games have creepy keybinds but don't offer the ability to change them. Is it possible to temporarily change or copy a key for a game? For example instead of "up" arrow key, additional &...
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How do I disable a keyboard in Linux which is not running X11

In Linux, if you have Xorg running, you can disable a keyboard by using xinput float X where X is the numerical input id of the keyboard. My question is whether there is something similar for a Linux ...
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zsh prompt messed up on arrow up

I think i had got an error like this question. My prompt is PROMPT=$'\n%F{cyan}================================%f\n[%*] [%F{yellow}%?%f]\n[%F{cyan}%n@%m%f]\n[%F{green}%~%f]' For example, i ran: ======...
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Computer Keyboard won't work until on-screen keyboard is activated

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop. It happens to be my emergency or last resort laptop. Over the course of one year I have watched some keys on the keyboard stop working. But the moment I turn on my ...
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How can i type ª in a 80% keyboad (without a numpad)

Is there a way that i can type the feminine ordinal indicator on a keyboard without a numpad?
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How do I get back the older way of (not) displaying dead key presses?

Some characters in my language (Czech) are typed using 'dead keys' (key presses that don't move the caret) followed by a letter receiving the diacritics prepared in the previous dead key stroke. The ...
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setxkbmap and ~/.XCompose - unable to set up valid dead key ...?

I'm running Debian 20.0.4 under XFCE4. I want to set up the left "Win" key (i.e., LWIN) on my keyboard as a dead key which can be used to output vowels with acute accents and which can be ...
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My Keyboard Digits Have Been Hijacked by Windows Explorer as Hotkeys

I recently had to resurrect a backup installation of Win 7 Home premium. It was/is a vanilla installation and everything pretty much works fine except for the main keyboard digits. Plain (unshifted), ...
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Numpad part of laptop built-in keyboard not working

I have a Lenovo lap top, and its keyboard consists of a numpad and a regular letter-and-number part of the keyboard (just like PC keyboards). But, the numpad part has randomly stopped working (just ...
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How can I know what app/software is launching a Virtual key?

My Right Click Menu (Context Menu) keeps randomly popping up in my Windows 10. Even if I don't do anything. I have tried all possible solutions. Nothing helps. It starts right after installing ...
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Indicate more clearly on screen which keyboard I'm currently using (Linux / W10)

I am currently learning Greek ... I have installed the Greek Polytonic keyboard and set up a hotkey to toggle between my normal keyboard and it. But the problem is that I am constantly having to ...
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How to remap Windows key to a special modifier

I have 2 operating systems on my machine: Ubuntu Linux and Windows. On both systems Emacs is installed. In Ubuntu "Windows" key sends "Super" modifier when pressed, and in Emacs I ...
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The shift+W+spacebar not working, even replace the keyboard , but the keyboard works on another PC

I use Logitech K120 to play game, use i for 6 years and one day it cant press Shift + W + Spacebar for a sametime. So i think this is keyboard fault then i buy a new one recently. But the issue still ...
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Where are default keyboard layouts located in macOS?

As I understand, you can place custom keyboard layouts in /Library/Keyboard Layouts and ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/ in MacOS, and they pop-up in the "Keyboard" section of Settings. I want to ...

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