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

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How to change some key mapping on keyboard [duplicate]

I'm on italian keyboard, accessing ` and ~ is so frustrating (I have to enter alt 96 and alt 126), but I have also a useless § key (shift + ù). What I'd like to do is to "add a layer" to \ key so ...
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Old Laptop Falsely Generating KeyDown/KeyPressed Event

My ~10 years old laptop is exhibiting some rather odd behavior. Somehow Windows thinks that there's an unrecognized key that has been pressed by the user. This is not a big deal at all, however, it ...
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Toggle the Hotkey Mode on Function Keys, Lenovo Laptops [duplicate]

After reading Enable F1-F12 keys without Fn on Lenovo Ideapad S400u , I can confirm that Fn+Esc will change the mode. It works even on my Lenovo G505 which does not have the BIOS option called "...
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set “change input source” shortcut from terminal

I would like to have the defaults terminal command to set the keyboard shortcuts for selecting the next or previous input sources for the keyboard. They can be changed graphically via system ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 dual-boot installation inactive keyboard

As I'm new to Linux I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop Toshiba U920T, which runs Windows 8.1 at the moment. I've chosen the bootable USB stick option. In the GRUB menu (version: 2.02~...
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Acer V Nitro left key constantly held down

I recently took apart my Acer v nitro and now the left key is constantly held down (not physically). When the laptop is positioned so the screen is facing the roof and the bottom of the laptop is ...
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Can (or how) can a real keyboard, mouse and monitor be connected to the Microsoft Surface Go?

From the one review I have read so far, the Microsoft Surface Go does not have a video port and only has one "odd shaped" USB port. Hence is it possible to set it up as a “real” computer with a ...
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Can linux change hardware functionality directly?

I have a Lenovo Y720 laptop, which has han RGB keyboard. Unfortunately, the RGB only works on windows, because it requires a program called "Lenovo Nerve Sense", which controls the lights. Since this ...
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Why won't remapped keys work in Google Chrome?

After spilling water on my keyboard a few days ago, the top row of keys on my laptop's keyboard no longer work. Instead, they act as the numbers above them. For example, whenever I press the letter q, ...
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Keyboard works in BIOS but not at windows 7 password screen

I have a brand new Asus motherboard with 16 GB DDR4 ram and i5 processor . I use old HDD with windows 7. But I am not able to enter password as keybord is inactive at the windows 7 password screen. ...
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Remaping “Calc”, “Mail” and “Home” Keys in Debian

I have a Cherry Bluetooth keyboard that includes special keys for a calculator, mail, home/myPC. I want to remap them to multimedia keys, but fail to do so. I used xbindkeys, which identifies them as ...
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Up key not recognised without modifiers on mac

The up key is not recognised on my Mac (MacOs Sierra 10.12.6, Mac Mini, Generic Logitech K120 105-key keyboard) unless a modifier key is also held down. It works correctly with any modifier key, just ...
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Windows 8.1 Asus Laptop Keyboard not functioning

I changed the battery for my Asus X451C (it is exactly that, not X415CA or anything else) but then my keyboard stopped working. I currently have windows 8.1 In the control panel, in the Keyboard ...
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Where is the Operating System stored? Is it in ROM, BIOS?

"Assuming you are using a multi-tasking operating system like Windows, the operating system software decides which window you pressed the key in and sends a message to that window telling it a key was ...
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Logitech K520 keyboard not responding on certain keystrokes

I've got a Logitech K520 wireless keyboard, and sometimes I notice that a keypress has not been registered although I'm certain I hit the correct key. After a small experiment, I see the behavior can ...

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