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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow behavior similar to vscode and other editors

Followed this answer Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow and its functional, I would prefer it to behave like vscode, atom, and sublime if possible. Desired Behavior: Actual ...
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How do I only use keyboard to control my computer for all everyday usages?

I have searched about this but I mainly get articles about broken mouse and temporary use of command line tools or GUI interface through keyboard. I only use Linux OS (Ubuntu and Debian). What I want ...
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How i can reset keyboard to their original defaults in Windows 10?

I know this question asked here, and I have tried the solution but it doesn't work with my issue my problem is when I'm trying to press on any key the key appears with a number and another ...
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HP mute button LED not working

All of a sudden my mute LED stopped working. It was working fine for a while, but then out of the blue, it just stopped. At the same time, I also had an audio driver issue. So, I reinstalled the ...
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Rebind media control buttons in linux

A extension i want to use cant read from media control buttons. I want to set it up like: MediaPlayPause -> CTRL+SHIFT+9. How would i go about doing this? on xev i get: KeymapNotify event, serial 26,...
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Keyboard Connect\Disconnect event script [on hold]

I'd like to write a script that would detect keyboard connect\disconnect event and run a command with minimal delay. How can I do that on Windows? How can I do that on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)? Use ...
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Surface Pro not recognizing keyboard

I am trying to fix a Surface Pro 3/Windows 10 machine that will not detect the MS Keyboard (magnet). I have performed the Volume Up buttom and Power Button 'fix' and it fixed nothing. I have ...
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Excel 2016 keyboard shortcuts (crtl+c, v, z) super slow, not with right-click commands

I have been working on Win7+Excel 2016 for 3 years now, and I consider myself and advanced user (for the core spreadsheet functions). Just recently, I have started experiencing a very annoying 3 ...
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How can I stop the f1 key from opening the 'help' window in any program?

F1 Function Key Tries to open the 'help' window in any program, and if that program doesn't have a 'help' window/center, it causes the window's screen to flicker. This is very annoying in Notepad++ or ...
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Weird keyboard behavior (Ubuntu only)

I have the G-LAB Keyz 200 N keyboard connected to a notebook with a dual-boot Ubuntu 16.04 / Windows 10 Pro. It has a weird behavior when used in Ubuntu: Both left and right CTRL, Windows and ALT all ...
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Keyboard stops working partially after changing volume with the function keys [closed]

So, I have an Ubuntu 18.04, and a Lenovo V330 laptop. Sometimes, when I change the volume of the system with the function keys, some of the keys stop working. I can alt-tab but I can't type the ...
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HID keyboard audio keys not making contact to adjust audio software

My keyboard is a plug & play, but now that is working wirelessly, I can't find out how or where to set up keys at top of keyboard that will control sound: mute, volume, etc. This keyboard didn't ...
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Mac OSX 10.14 Mojave: A Software Solution for the cat tip toes the keys of my MB Air? [closed]

Read - some years ago!- about a Mac Software Protector in case of cat tiptoe keys. Use a MacBook white Nov. 2006 from late 2006 to early 2018 with OSX 10.4.11 Tiger (still working strong & used ...
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Using keyboard on HP pavilion laptop disables ELAN touchpad clicking on Windows 10

So I'm trying to play various games where you have to walk with WASD and aim and shoot with the mouse at the same time. Unfortunately, when I'm pressing keys on the keyboard, I can't click with the ...
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My keyboard ocassionaly start behave silly

Maybe the problem is not in the keyboard itself but in some malicious program (virus?) Occasionally, with some months period, when I begin to type, the output is appended with "infinite" string of ...
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Issues with USB devices and time in dual-boot computer

I'm a long time Ubuntu user, recently also using Windows. I bought a separate drive and installed Windows on it in UEFI mode and I have my Grub from which I boot into Windows. Initially it seemed to ...
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Windows-10 auto-correct, how to use it with the keyboard?

I want to try using the Windows 10 auto-correct with my keyboard, not with the mouse. I enabled it in the Typing -> Hardware keyboard -> Show text suggestions as I type configuration. I can ...
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Nemo: ignores first keypress when typing to select a file

This behavior has started relatively recently. When I start nemo and begin typing a file or folder name, the first keypress is entirely ignored. For example, if I want to view my "documents" folder, ...
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Use Apple Keyboard shortcuts on Windows

I have a PC and a Mac and I often switch between both of them. I am quite used to the Apple Keyboard (AZERTY French) shortcuts such as CMD + C/CMD + V for copy / paste Shift + Option + 5 / ° for ...
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Is there a tool which shows which keyboard buttons are pressed?

Is there a tool which indicates, at driver-level or kernel-level, which keys on the keyboard are pressed at any moment? (Problem: I suspect the Print Screen button on my keyboard is not working. I ...
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How to remap the Shift key to Caps Lock key [duplicate]

I have a minilaptop which shift keys do not work. I want to remap the layout so when I press CapsLock key it behaves like shift. I have seen many turials on this matter but most of them are either too ...
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Windows 10 on Macbook Pro not responsive to keyboard input

I have a 2016 15-inch Macbook Pro, on which I installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp. But it's often slow to respond to my keystrokes. There's a slight delay before what I type shows up on screen, barely ...
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What are the Byobu keybindings for “Super/Command”, “Home/End”, “PageUp/PageDown” and other keys?

I have read through the byobu sites and edited my /usr/share/byobu/keybindings/f-keys.tmux I wish to emulate iTerm2 on Mac by using CMD-D to split panes horizontally. What is the key-code for CMD in ...
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Any keyboard shortcut to navigate to the most recent worksheet in Microsoft Excel 2010

I'm working with a workbook which has got 11 worksheets. I have frequently switch between worksheets. Mostly I work between different pairs of worksheets. If I use the mouse, sometimes I have to ...
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Windows 10 Behaves as if Ctrl Held Down

As of late, my desktop computer has begun behaving ~30-60 minutes after reboots as if I am holding down the control key indefinitely. I have seen this question, but its workarounds and solutions did ...
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How to rearrange tabs with the keyboard in Chrome on macOS?

I have to use a Mac at work and I can't figure out how to rearrange Chrome tabs on macOS. On Windows/Linux you can do Ctrl+Shift+PageUp/PageDown and I can't seem to find anything about it online for ...
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How do you disable that button in some laptop keyboards?

I'm working with an HP laptop issued to me by work. It's got that extremely (to me) irritating button, that's surrounded by the G, H and B keys. The button allows one to move the mouse. I HATE THAT ...
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Change Fn keyboard shortcuts

Just Changed my laptop to Hp Probook with a keyboard that unfortunately doesn’t have a “Shortcut Menu Key” as my previous laptop(s)… and that is driving me crazy Right now I had to shift+f10 to ...
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Inputting # on remote Mac through Citrix/VNC

I use Citrix and VNC on Win 10 to connect to my Mac at work, and I find I can't type the # symbol. I have a UK keyboard, so shift+3 produces £ (both remotely and locally), and the key marked # ...
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Random keys stop working right in different applications

I have a Dell Inspiron 3541 running Windows 10 v1803. Randomly and unpredictably, some keys on the keyboard stop working right in specific applications for a certain amount of time (usually about an ...
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How can I set keys for PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, and Delete on linux?

I have Solus installed on a MacBook Air (2008). The keyboard lacks PgUp, PgDn,Home, End, and Delete keys, so I want to assign the commands for those to KbdBrightnessUp, KbdBrightnessDown, alt+...
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Possible to join back broken keyboard internal inlay?

Inside a keyboard there is a inlay of circuits, or traces, not sure the correct term. But if a part of a line has deteriorated leaving (part) of the keyboard non-functional since the circuit can no ...
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Why isn't the floating panel focused when clicking on it?

The bookmark panel of PDF-XChange Viewer when being focused has a yellow title bar: However, it can only be focused when being clicked inside the red box. Clicking on other locations (title bar, ...
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How do I turn filter keys on and off quicker?

I am using the keyboard repeat and pick up rate boost that goes through filter keys here: Increase keyboard repeat rate beyond control panel limits in Windows 10 However now I have to use Filter Keys ...
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How do I disable my keyboard's sleep button?

I have a couple Fn shortcuts on my F1-F12 keys. F12 is the calculator, F11 puts my PC to sleep. The amounts I confuse those keys by accidents are astronomical. How can I disable my suspend/sleep key ...
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windows 8.1 rt type keyboard missing driver

I don't know how but the driver for my type keyboard on surface rt8.1 is missing. I have tried update (which is automatic so should have sorted the problem but didn't), I done a refresh and a reset ...
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Binding key combination to other key

I am using i3wm on Arch and I want use Win as my mod key. This does not work, because it seems that intern that the key combination Win+Shift gives the key SunPros - keycode 138 (keysym 0x1005ff70, ...
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microsoft keyboard preventing double space

I got a new microsoft natural keyboard and didn't change anything else on my computer running Win10 (I had the same or a very, very similar keyboard before). It works fine with one exception: When I ...
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Windows 10 keeps adding Spansh as keyboard language and switching to it

I've Windows 10 Home Single Language Version 1803 and only Spanish Uruguay - Latinoamerican Keyboard language configured in the region section of settings. But windows keeps adding a Spanish language ...
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How can I change my Lenovo Legion Y520 keyboard light from white to red?

The pictures I see have red lights but mine has white lights. Can I change it or is it part of the model? my model can only have white light.
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Windows wake up from sleep, when it goes sleep by script

I've found a script which put my computer to sleep and I did Task Scheduler which runs the sleeping script at 4am. Well, problem here is that when I put my computer to sleep manually I can wake it up ...
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Keyboard not working in Windows

Yesterday after starting up my pc my keyboard wasn't responding. Figuring that my keyboard simply died I plugged it into a random laptop where it does work. Assuming that some driver messed up I ...
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How to disable laptop keyboard/mousepad and stop it from reinstalling itself

I'm trying to disable a laptop's internal keyboard and mousepad (Lenovo E50, Windows 10) - when I uninstall them in 'Device Manager' and restart the computer, they reinstall themselves. If I right ...
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F13 is incorrectly treated as numpad Enter in vcxsrv

I use SharpKeys on my Windows 8 machine to rebind the Caps Lock key to F13 so that I can use it as a hotkey/modifier in other programs. This works fine in Windows applications--for example, http://...
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keys cause web page to scroll up and other problems

This only started happening recently. Whenever I press ctrl, f2, f8, f9 and some other keys (not at the same time, I mean when I just press 1 of them), the web page I'm on scrolls up to the top and ...
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Windows 10: Everything in English except for Keyboard (German)

I'm Austrian - therefore I want my keyboard to be in German, all the time so I can write ü,ö,ä, etc. and not having z and y change places (QWERTZ-keyboard). But I want all apps, and everything on my ...
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Keys causing auto scroll, and top left icon highlighted in desktop menu

I started experiencing this recently. Whenever I press the Ctrl key, F2, F9 or some other keys (note this isn't all at once it's just when I press one of them), the web page I'm currently on rapidly ...
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USB keyboard and USB-to-PS/2 adapter scancode

I have configuration like this: USB keyboard ---> USB-to-PS/2 adapter ---> PS/2 port.Below is the image of the adapter. USB-to-PS/2 adapter My question is which scancode will be produced at the end ...
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Japanese Keyboard: How do you use the symbols on the¥ key?

On a Japanese keyboard I can see that only the ¥ key has more than two Japanese symbols, i.e. ¥ , |, - and sometimes ¬. Which modifier keys (Shift, Alt, Ctrl etc.) do I need to press to get each of ...
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Keyboard does not work properly in Word or Excel, but works fine to log in, using Edge and Note, etc

I'm using Windows 10 on an Acer laptop. The keyboard works fine until I try to use Word, Excel, or Publisher. When I press any key in these programs, a message comes up in the lower left bar, saying "...