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How can I stop my keyboard's Power button from shutting down my PC without disabling my laptop's Power button?

I've had the same issue as well on my keyboard. I saw a solution to this a few years ago that might work for you as well. (I can't find it otherwise I would link it here.) Follow these steps: Go to ...
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How to disable accented characters in keyboard? [Win 10/11]

selecting the language to English US helped me to get rid of special characters. I chose English India as the default.
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Where are default keyboard layouts located in macOS?

I'd recommend using Ukelele for this. Free, fully documented & won't screw up your original layouts. Keyboard layouts are not in simple XML files, they're in bundles, & the default layouts are ...
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Wine doesn't detect a keyboard input

I dug up piles of forums, but only now it became clear, that virtualbox host module virtualbox-host-dkms was cause of the issue. I changed it to virtualbox-host-modules-arch and the keyboard has ...
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How can I search for a keyboard layout that displays a particular unicode character in Windows?

Sorry, @Hackoo, but that doesn't answer the question. While it would allow me to change the keyboard, it only does it in the context of Windows PE, which is a separate boot (i.e. not my Windows ...
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Windows keyboard layout switcher with "z-order", like Alt-Tab?

In Windows 10 and 11, there is key combination Ctrl-Win-Space, that does something similar: switch between the two last used languages. Not exactly Z-order, but very useful.
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Binding unicode λ symbol (code+glyph) to key combination

Compose Key The following appropriates your right Alt key (assuming your layout possesses one) for what is called a Compose key: setxkbmap -option compose:ralt There is Debian documentation for this ...
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How can I type rough breathing marks in Classical Greek using the Windows 11 Greek Polytonic keyboard?

This link shows the right keyboard layout, and helpfully shows how to type each diacritic using the deadkeys. The rough breathings are typed using SHIFT + ' + letter.
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How do I change the name of my Apple wireless keyboard?

None of the options listed worked on my iMac. Here is what worked for me. Connect the keyboard that you want to change the name. Connect a second keyboard so you can enter the name of the keyboard ...
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Remap keys per keyboard

Try looking at: https://github.com/evilC/AutoHotInterception Based on: https://github.com/oblitum/Interception Not sure whether it's supported on Windows 11 yet: https://github.com/oblitum/...
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how to map fn to ctrl with ubuntu on a macbook pro

To swap fn and control on Ubuntu 22.04 you can enter in the terminal: echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/module/applespi/parameters/fnremap On older ubuntu's or other distributions you might need hid_apple ...
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How to make caps lock key work only for alphabets (in German keyboard on windows)?

This problem is annoying for people who are used to English keyboards and for some needs, switch to German keyboard. One solution I found is: On windows, Settings > Time & Language > ...
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Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard not working on USB in BIOS and bootloader

After connecting the receiver it miraculously works both in bootloader and BIOS. I didn't expect it would work on the receiver so that's why I posted this question. Obviously, this meets my ...
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Both shift keys not working

Since both Shift keys are dead, and yet an external USB keyboard works as expected, the cause is not in the key mechanism, but in an electrical connection or controller inside the keyboard. ...
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Both shift keys not working

an external USB keyboard works ..... there is a cat - who likes walking over the keyboard At this point, the (broken) keyboard needs to be replaced. It is impractical (98%) to fix keyboards. Just ...
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KeepassXC Autotype: Differ between "Return" and "Enter" key

As far as I know, KeePassXC uses the same autotype functions as KeePass. KeePass documentation is quite extensive on the topic : https://keepass.info/help/base/autotype.html Among other things, I can ...
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Holding down the Alt key for several seconds makes keyboard behave strangely

This is a built-in handicap feature for those who have impairment in their fingers. Holding down the ALT,CTRL,SHIFT 5 seconds or longer locks the key ON. You need to go into accessibility to turn this ...
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Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard not working on USB in BIOS and bootloader

The Logitech MX Keys keyboard documentation specifically says that USB is used for recharging only. I agree that a $119.99 keyboard should be able to do more than that. I suggest returning this ...
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Remapping/assign some hardware keys for Microsoft natural ergonomic keyboard 4000

The Zoom key can be mapped to scroll up or down as can be seen here it's very useful and is working on Windows 7, 10 (I didn't try on Windows 11). Regarding the star key I did not manage any way to ...
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Ctrl+Alt+ keyboard shortcuts "steal" Alt+ shortcuts

You're making a mistake in your reasoning which explains the problem and solution as well. There are 2 alt keys on your keyboard. The Left Alt (normal alt) and the right alt (AltGr). The AltGR is ...
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Mouse button and keypress counter for Windows

This is a keypress counter only but I found it useful enough to share: KeyCounter KeyCounter is a keystrokes counting software here. It tracks every single key separately and shows how many times you ...
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Has the '5' key on the numeric keypad ever had an alternate function in hardware?

Yes, it does function in hardware, the key generates a different scan code for the two number lock states, so programming languages and software that allows hot key functions to be set up can assign ...
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How to test which button is stuck

The issue of the keyboard is prone to button sticking is very common. Most of the time, it is a hardware issue. But, it might be the issue of faulty drivers as well. Use Keyboardtester.io to check all ...
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Windows 10 Hardware 'Shift' key is disabling Chinese IME

I was annoyed by this as well, i think microsoft or someone has fixed it. I found the option in the Microsoft Pinyin, Keys section. Images here for reference:
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Why shift button still acting like pressed for a short time when I released?

I had the same problem too, and my OS is Ubuntu 20.04 running on my laptop. It is a setting problem, you can open the Settings, and find Typing Assist. In the listed settings, you will find "...
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How do I configure MPV's speed to add instead of multiply?

MPV does have an add function for its configuration files. In the case of a shortcut, the correct file to do that is input.conf. So, in the end, your configuration file might look something like this: ...
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Windows number keys stopped working

I now have connected a bluetooth keyboard to my laptop, which worked perfectly. So the problem of keys not working is a hardware problem (substituting a good keyboard worked). Cleaning the keys: Use ...
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Make shift key behave like on the iPhone

That's called sticky keys. Just go to Preferences > Accessibility > Keyboard and check "Enable Sticky Keys" But of course it'll just affect the next input key. To enter all following ...
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Locking a specific pattern on Screen Keyboard

https://www.autoitscript.com/site/ You could use an AutoIt script like this: HotKeySet("{ESC}","Quit") While 1 Send("{CTRLDOWN}{ALTDOWN}j") Send("{CTRLUP}{...
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Gigabyte Motherboard Not Detecting Keyboard

I know I am years late to this issue, but maybe others have to work with old hardware. For me, the only solution was to buy a cheap PS/2 keyboard (Perixx PERIBOARD-409P, Mini Keyboard - PS2 Interface),...
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Is there a way to use the keyboard as mouse without ease of access?

This can be done with AutoHotKey. You'll need to install the software and then right click > new > autohotkey script. Then you can experiment with the limitless things this software can do for ...
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Remapping keyboard

Try adding this at the end of your script: #If !GetKeyState("NumLock","T") 1::1 j::j ; ... #If Untested.
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How to have Ctrl+[key] modify a full word and Alt+[key] modify a partial word in ZSH?

Zsh unfortunately does not ship with widgets that do exactly that and it’s non-trivial to write your own. However, you can get ready-made versions of these as part of my Zsh Edit plugin.
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Does Thunderbolt 3 decrease the response time of peripherals compared to USB-C and USB-A?

Those that play games over a network will likely learn that there is a distinction between bandwidth and latency. Both affect how quickly data can get through but in different ways. Latency is the ...
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Does Thunderbolt 3 decrease the response time of peripherals compared to USB-C and USB-A?

Is that true that Thunderbolt 3 decreases the response time of peripherals compared to USB-C and USB-A, and if so, why? The only reason would be the bandwidth available to Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbit/s). ...
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