I am super hard on keyboards. I have killed 2 fancy ergonomic ones and more cheap keyboards than I can count in the past 4 years so I have decided to splurge on a nice mechanical keyboard, that can hopefully stand up to my destructive ways, well that and I really like the clicky clacky sensation when I type that you don't seem to get on modern keyboards.
I have read various forums & even an old question on the green and all I have done is confuse myself so looking for some suggestions.
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I need a good keyboard tray! I’ve tried the summera pull-out keyboard under my ikea table however it doesn’t work for me and I’ve since removed it. [more inside]
I'm looking for a keyboard that a) lets me play along to lit-up keys and b) allows me to either add my own music for it to decipher or tell it which keys I want to light up when I play a song. [more inside]
I use an ancient MS Natural Keyboard, but the main thing that's relevant here is the key mechanism.
The Goog will show you models old and new
I recently took mine apart, cleaned the plastic parts with water, got it nice and clean (years of accumulated cookie crumbs, etc.)
The problem is - now the keys are kind of stiff. For example, if I strike them at a slight angle, they don't depress as smoothly as before.
The standard advice online is to clean a keyboard to prevent
sticky keys, but I have the opposite problem.
Is there some kind of lube/oil/spray I can use?
My family member ask me to help install a printer (a Lexmark x5470) on her laptop. I installed the drivers and then, when I restarted the computer the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD DONT WORK. I can't login! I can't do anything! It even happens in safe mode, I am running windows 7 family premium, 64 bit on an hp laptop. Help me not ruin Christmas,
I've had a new computer set up for me at work and the keyboard is being a pain. For some reason it is reversing the keys I need to strike to get @ and " as well as a few others. I've asked around and other people here have the same problem, but have just got used to reversing the keys. However I am too impatient and lazy and I want it to work right. Apologies for all the stupidity to follow but I know nothing of techy things. [more inside]
Could a musical person possibly tell me the notes of the keyboard part in Camera Obscura's "Happy New Year"
? I don't really need it in actual musical notation on a staff or anything--just the names of the notes is fine. Thank you in advance!
I have a table that I bought from IKEA which is a bit like this:
and the problem I have is that while the screen on the table is fine, the keyboard which is right in front of it seems to me to be too high for my arms. So I was wondering if it is possible to install that sliding part you find in computer tables like this one:
and what that part is called anyway?
Thanks! [more inside]
I inherited an old, first-generation iPad. I'd love to get a portable keyboard for it so I don't have to lug my ridiculously huge laptop everywhere. I've been doing some Googling, but it's hard to sift out keyboards that will work with the old, obsolete first-generation devices now that it's 2013. I want actual hard keys. Is an Apple wireless keyboard my only option?
I try to tweet, but then I have to use a comma. Bad things happen. Why does Twitter hate commas? [more inside]
Is there a way to reassign the apostrophe\quotation function to a different keyboard stroke? [more inside]
I have just started using Google Japanese Input on Windows 7. It works fine, but I would like to be able to switch input modes (i.e. between direct input, hiragana, katakana etc) using a shortcut key. Currently I have to click on the language bar to switch, which is a pain. I looked in the properties and can't see an option for shortcuts. I tried googling but can't seem to find an answer either. [more inside]
Replace a Mac MD313LL/A 12" Macbook Pro keyboard for a handicapped neighbor and I know very little about recent Mac tech. [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a cover/keyboard setup for my iPad 3. I will be using this to replace my clunky laptop when I travel. [more inside]
I spilled coffee on my old (2006 polycarbonate) MacBook. Now the trackpad works, but not the keys. How can I diagnose and fix my laptop keyboard? [more inside]
I need a simple program (an SWF preferably) that will let me assign locally-stored sound clips to my PC's keyboard. Something like the Jingle Keyboard
freeware, or a flash soundboard, but will let me assign specific sounds to specific keys -- such as sound1.mp3 to C, sound2.mp3 to V, etc.. [more inside]
Help me find a book to help my girlfriend learn to play piano! [more inside]
Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character]. [more inside]
How can I reassign one of the character keys on my macbook to type a different character? [more inside]
Talk about first world problems... Which Kindle do I buy? [more inside]
Logic Pro problem: I can't hear my MIDI keyboard. [more inside]
MacBook Pro with a snipped bluetooth antenna. Repair or purchase dongle? [more inside]
I'm doing a song analysis on this awesome song, but I can't nail down one of the instruments.
It appears around 3:15
into the song, and also at the end.
I'm figuring its either a xylophone or a synth. Anyone care to shed some light (that will never go out)
Are there any good Iphone4 keyboards? [more inside]
Can I somehow harness Android-style predictive text for my actual, hardware QWERTY keyboard? [more inside]
Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
I just bought a used Thinkpad T61 and the e,t, and space bar keys work intermittently. The keyboard is reasonably clean and nothing is obstructing the keycaps underneath. I have taken out the keyboard and reseated the keyboard connector. Is this just a bad keyboard or should i be worried about something else? (os is linux/ubuntu)
Mac peripherals filter: Just bought a MacBook Air. Looking for an external mouse and keyboard when I want to use it at my desk (plugged into my external monitor). What are your favorite Mac mice and keyboards? USB or Bluetooth are options. Thanks.
How do I stop Twitter from hijacking keyboard shortcuts in Firefox? [more inside]
I've been trying Pro Keyboard mode in Rock Band 3 and I'm really enjoying it, however I have no idea whether I'm putting the right fingers on the right keys! The training modes explain it a little but there's no guidance in the actual songs. Is there an online resource or book that will teach me the basics of this?
Please recommend a good wireless integrated keyboard/mouse device suitable for a home theater PC. [more inside]
A world of mobile choices, and none of them fits. How can I find an affordable basic camera phone without a data plan that lets me back up its data? [more inside]
One of the keys on my digital piano just started sticking. How can I fix it? [more inside]
How do you tell if a keyboard is shorted out? Mine is behaving very oddly after a minor liquid spill. [more inside]
I often write in several languages (French, Dutch, and English) and so I use multiple keyboard layouts (on Windows 7) and multiple editing languages (in Microsoft Office 2007). I find that when I have Word open and I change the keyboard setting in Windows (from US to US-International or vice-versa), Microsoft Word will change the editing language back to English (United States), Word's default language, no matter what other language (Dutch or French) I was working in at the time. [more inside]
Just spilled a few tablespoons of coffee containing unsweetened almond milk onto a MacBook keyboard. What now? [more inside]
Why is my laptop's keyboard input suddenly extremely slow? [more inside]
How do I disable the left Apple/Windows/"Command" key? Bonus points if I can enable/re-disable quickly. [more inside]
What's the best midi keyboard controller to use with Logic 9? [more inside]
It's not an ergonomic
keyboard I need, just one that doesn't hurt my tendons -- any suggestions? [more inside]
A few questions on using the Apple Wireless Keyboard
with an iPad... [more inside]
iPad + wireless keyboard as a semi-serious writing tool? [more inside]
Teach me some great Mac keyboard shortcuts. Nothing is too obscure. [more inside]
Ugh. My cat walked on my keyboard and now Firefox scrolls funny. Can you fix it? [more inside]
Clipboard and/or Excel question: How can I assign a function key to do a Ctrl+V paste? [more inside]
I am using the slim, aluminum Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on my Windows XP computer. It works fine for typing, but I need to change / re-map a few of the keys to their windows xp equivalents and need your help.
Here's a link to the keyboard I'm referring to: Link [more inside]
recommend me a light laptop with a really nice, really comfortable to use keyboard! [more inside]
I have a soundcard with a MIDI port. Is there software out there that would allow me to change the tuning of my MIDI keyboard and play it in real-time through my speakers?
Please give me recommendations for a badass keyboard amp. [more inside]
Whilst looking to purchase an ergonomic keyboards like the Kinesis or Goldtouch keyboards they all seem to be in the US layout which is a bit of a problem as I'm used to the UK layout
. [more inside]