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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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

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Can't change to special keyboard layout on Debian

I'm aware of the mass of questions of answers regarding changing the keyboard layout on Linux and specifically Debian-based systems. Sadly, all these don't help, because I am not trying to change the ...
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How to filter out user keyboard only login times from the 4624 Event Log data?

I am trying to filter out from the Security Event Log, those logs which correspond to the user (me) logging in by typing out password on the keyboard. I would like it to detect unlocking the screen as ...
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Google Chrome blocks “Ctrl+(letter)” and “Alt+(arrow)” shortcuts when in text field

Google Chrome blocks shortcuts of the form Ctrl+(letter)  (e.g., Ctrl+W to close the current tab) as well as Alt+(arrow) when I'm in a text field in the current tab. This includes the address bar and ...
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Windows 10 stuck on login with no mouse and keyboard

Booting Windows in 11:30 night and end up pulling my hairs up. I've heard that after an update, Windows will start misbehaving and kill their IO so I had the older version backup. After the update, I ...
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How can I send keyboard input thorugh SSH to a windows machine?

So, I have two computers at home, both with Windows , and I'm trying to learn how to send inputs from one to another. When I used linux, it was as simple as using xdotool over SSH. But in windows I ...
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Disable Precision touchpad blocking quick movements during keypress

When a key is pressed on a Precision touchpad on my Dell XPS 13, it blocks quick touchpad movements - and slower touchpad movements are blocked during the first fraction of a second. This makes ...
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How can I duplicate mouse and keyboard USB HID input across multiple computers?

How can I send the same USB HID input to 2-4 Windows PCs from a single mouse and keyboard? I.e. mouse movement on one system causes identical mouse movement on the other connected system(s). I think ...
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ShareMouse issue with keyboard on MAC and Windows

I'm using ShareMouse to share my mouse and keyboard across iMac and Windows PC, however i have them connected to the Windows PC because the keyboard doesn't seem to work when plugged to the iMac. The ...
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Random Windows key “presses” on its own

Yesterday a strange and annoying problem started to occur. After a random amount of time Windows or application or device starts acting as if a random button is being pressed and held on it's own. ...
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Keyboard intermittent on MSI GT72VR 6RE

I have a GT72VR 6RE Notebook (made by MSI) and the F, G, and Spacebar work intermittently. I have uninstalled and reinstalled all the drivers a number of times, rolled back the Steelseries software ...
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capture key event c++ implementation [on hold]

I want to write a simple C++ code: TO achieve: (for example) when press up/down arrows, it will bring up the previous/next command. (same as what the Linux do). When user input UP arrow key, it ...
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Is there a way to filter Windows Task View (or MacOS Mission Control) with a keyboard input?

I'd like to be able to type something like [win+tab], foo to get a view of my open windows where either the window title or application name match the word foo. Some years ago I used a utility, I ...
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Script for one button to alternate between two buttons?

Can anyone help me with a keystroke script that alternates between two different keys? For instance if I press "x" I want it to press "x". Then when I press "x" again I want it to hit "y" and press "x"...
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How to prevent my keyboard from writing numbers instead of letters?

I bought a numeric keyboard to connect to my laptop to be easier for my to type numbers, but when i press the Num Lock button to enable writing numbers using this external keyboard it results turning ...
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Remap Winkey and Disable It's Shortcuts

The purpose is for gaming and I want to remap the Winkey to some other key so the Start Menu doesn't pop on when I hit it, and I want to disable Winkey shortcuts like Winkey+e (which opens explorer....
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My laptop keyboard no longer works after dusting out laptop

After a long while of not cleaning my laptop I decided to spray out the inside of the laptop. After finishing cleaning and turning it on, and waiting for a Windows update to run, I found that my ...
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Group of keys are not working in laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 7567 laptop which I bought about 6 months ago. It was working just fine until about a month ago when the LCtrl button suddenly stopped working. I pressed it a few times and it ...
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Using SendKeys to move windows through a batch script

I am trying to learn how to script on Windows 10. I thought a good first project would be a startup script for my work computer. Basically, I have a .bat that starts all the webpages I use regularly ...
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Mac OSX 10.14 - Swap modifier keys fn and control

I managed to make the fn modifier key behave as ⌘ command. But I can't map the ⌘ command (or ^ control) to the fn handler. I need to access this handler for forward backspacing (delete), among other ...
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Use ScrollLock key as a modifier with AutoHotkey

How to use the ScrollLock key as a modifier with AutoHotkey? Example: ScrollLock + F1 : Launch software1.exe ScrollLock + F2 : Launch software2.exe ScrollLock + F3 : Launch software3.exe etc. I'...
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msi pe60 7rd keyboard issues [closed]

I accidentally had water damage on my laptop from the rain. i let it dry but i still had issues with certain keys, namely [r], [backspace], [c], [f]. I went to a local repair shop to have the keyboard ...
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Keyboard keys mixed up (y and z) on Win 10

Configuration: Lenovo P50 PC Windows 10 Enterprise I have a really weird problem. I have 2 keyboard layouts installed English-US (QWERTY) and German (QWERTZ). All was working fine. Then starting ...
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Switching between languages on windows 10 using keyboard shortcut not as expected

This is probably a simple question. But I'm not familiar with Windows. And i did try searching on google. But I couldn't find an answer. So here it goes. I want to use the keyboard shortcuts to ...
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How do I rebind the Keyboard Layout Switch (“Alt+Shift”) to another keypress in Windows 7?

I switch between ANSI and ISO keyboard layouts often in my work. So I want to use this function, but I want to bind it to the Pause key ("F15"). How do I accomplish this so it works in all programs? ...
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AutoHotKey: MacOS style keyboard modifier keys on Windows?

I'm a new AutoHotKey user, and I've been Googling for the past couple hours for existing examples of what I'm trying to do, but nothing I've found works quite what I'm going for. I just switched from ...
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What could cause a laptop's keyboard to stop functioning?

Every now and then my laptop's keyboard stops functioning. It fails to register keystrokes in the conventional way - I am for example unable to type, and the Windows key doesn't work either. But it ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard on Windows FN Key [duplicate]

I just go the lastest Apple Magic Keyboard (without number pad). I want to us it on my Windows 10 laptop. They keyboard is currently plugged into a USB port because I can't figure out how to connect ...
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Apostrophe key in one keystroke

Currently, I can insert the apostrophe character ' only by pressing an extra space after typing the apostrophe key. My current keyboardsetting is English (United States) - United States-International....
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No Keyboard or Mouse During Windows 10 ReInstall [Solved]

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 onto my computer after resetting it since it was full of junk. I reset the computer via settings and am now trying to re-install it but my keyboard nor mouse will ...
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Bluetooth keyboard, Volume keys

I have a lenovo kt-155 bluetooth keyboard. The volume keys work occasionally. Has anyone managed to make this device do the right thing consistently? When it works xev reports the key-presses as: ...
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I installed Programmer Dvorak Keyboard Layout and now I have 4 entries in my language preferences in Windows 10

Normally I type using a Swedish QWERTY layout. Recently I've been learning Dvorak as well. So I added "United States Dvorak" in Windows and it worked fine. If I pressed Win-Space I toggled between the ...
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Custom Keybinds that don't interfere with other programs

I have a logitech G710+ keyboard, and it has several programmable G keys on the side: My main issue is, I'd like to create some keybinds that I can use in other programs, that normally don't ...
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Map ö-key in Zathura

I'm trying to map the ö-key to scroll right, however it seems like I cannot find the right name of that key. I added map j scroll left map k scroll down map l scroll up map ö scroll right in my ...
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Windows 10 1809 cannot search for emoji

When I press Win + . and start typing I get: The Windows display language is set to Dutch and it is also set as preferred language. When I press options, the keyboard layout is set to US ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter) without interfere on default behaviour (type upper case latter)?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04.5 and I would like to ask if is possible to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter)? I tried and the shortcut works but now I can't type upper case latter ( in case ...
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How to remap/swap = and + key on Mac?

I just read from Donald Knuth's home page that he remapped some keys: DonKeys.keylayout and DonKeysExtended.keylayout Custom keyboards for my Macintoshes -- more logical and efficient ...
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Logitech k480 key not working

I am using the keyboard with a Windows 10 computer. The key to the left of the digit 1 - the tilde / backtick key is not working. When I press it nothing is being typed. I tested the keyboard on ...
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Laptop Interface for Desktop Computer [closed]

I usually buy gaming laptops. The main reasons are as follows: I like that I can use them in my lap on a couch without any furniture or mounting. The monitor is easily adjusted, either with the ...
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Laptop seems pressing keyboard on its own

About weeks ago, my Lenovo Ideapad Y700 started to press its keyboard button on its own. I tested keyboard event using this key event tester website and turns out my laptop is keep pressing keydown ...
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Swap fn key children keys function

I just bought a new laptop, the Acer A715-72G and it has this very annoying feature. The F1-12 keys are swapped with the functions they also give. Like adjusting brightness and adjusting volume. At ...
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I can't bind ctrl+shift+c shortcut in debian stretch with gnome

I realized that the shortcuts ctrl+shift+c/v doesn't work anymore in gnome-terminal, then I went to the keyboard settings, I tried to set a shortcut ctrl+shift+<any character> and didn't work, ...
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Outlook CTRL + Shift + # Quick Step keyboard shortcuts stopped working

I use my Quick Step shortcuts frequently with Outlook to manage my mail. They worked fine for a while, and the steps still do, but the keyboard shortcuts no longer do anything. I've looked online ...
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Keyboard giving United Kingdom characters despite English (United States) language setting

I am borrowing a work laptop which runs Windows 10 Pro. I am in Australia. The keyboard does strange things for some characters, e.g.: shift-3 gives the pound symbol instead of # shift-2 gives " ...
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ASUS Chromebook internal keyboard not working on Kali Linux 4.18

I have an ASUS Chromebook (C202SA-GJ0027), running Kali Linux. At boot time, the internal keyboard works perfectly well. At the GRUB menu the internal keyboard works perfectly well. If I boot into ...
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Using a macbook, is there a way to make it so one key will create an open apostrophe and another will create a closed apostrophe?

I am "transliterating" Arabic so the apostrophes have nothing to do with apostrophe function. The open apostrophe represents the Arabic letter ع and the closed apostrophe represents the Arabic letter ...
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Teamviewer num-lock issue

I am connecting to my Windows computer through my IPhone. I noticed that when I pressed the Ins button on the bar in the IOS app, the computer thought I was pressing Keypad 0. Pressing Num-Lock on the ...
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How do I disable my laptop keyboard without also disabling the touchpad?

Disabling or uninstalling the keyboard doesn't work, so I update it to a non-working driver as a workaround. When I do this, the keyboard successfully doesn't work anymore, but then neither does the ...
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Windows 10 keyboard sometimes repeats keys and sometimes ignores keys

Sometimes, as I'm typing, suddenly [A] it ignores keys (it just did it now!) and I have to type them again, then it works, and [B] it sometimes repeats latest keystroke about 20 times. Problem began ...
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Peculiar keyboard malfunction (specific keys combinations not working)

I'm having a weird problem with one particular keyboard I happen to like. I tend to believe it's not of a physical nature (the keys seem to work in different combinations), but it's definitely a ...
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BIOS responds to my keyboard input but I get a black screen?

I am able to enter the BIOS on my Asus Z-97 Pro motherboard, and I can load Ubuntu by pressing F8 (boot menu), then Down (select Ubuntu), then Enter (boot Ubuntu). However, no output is displayed on ...