A friend gave me his MIDI keyboard and no instruction on what to do with it... Where do I go from here? [more inside]
Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
Where does one purchase musical instruments in Birmingham, UK? [more inside]
I have an old Mac laptop from 2006, it works pretty good. The main problem is that 4 keys don't work on it, I spilled water on the keyboard and "r", "s", "f" and "4" don't work. Should I just donate the computer? Who would want it? Should I try and sell it on craigslist? Would anyone want it?
KEYBOARD NERD FILTER: What are some tips for ultra-efficient text manipulation within a document (a la vi's H-J-K-L or Raskin's LEAP idea) in OS X?
What are some tips for ultra-efficient text manipulation within a document (a la vi's H-J-K-L or Raskin's LEAP idea) in OS X? [more inside]
Help me find a book to help my girlfriend learn to play piano! [more inside]
I'm getting some kind of RSI on the side of the end of my thumb (exterior, adjacent to the right side of my thumbnail.) It feels like it is burning and getting worse. It is the spot where I hit the spacebar/trackpad. I'm worried, but in reading up on thumb pain, can't find this particular injury, nor any suggested remedies.
Keyboard players: A jam session might be in the cards for me soon. What is the best way for me to pick up a bit of basic skill on a synthesizer/piano? [more inside]
My 6 year old daughter would like a keyboard (musical) for Christmas. What am I looking for in a keyboard? She is learning some basic songs at school already and is generally familiar with the layout. What features are necessary? What are not? [more inside]
Help me find a quiet keyboard [more inside]
Year old apple macbook pro laptop. I spilled water on it and killed the screen. I have heard that you can plug in an external monitor if you have the right "dongle". I no longer have the dongle the laptop came with, so I would like to kow what is the name of the adaptor I would need in order to plug in a second hand LCD screen? And where would I get one? Thank you.
Spilled a little coffee on my MacBook Air. I've done what I could to dry it out, but should I try and get inside the computer to do further damage control? [more inside]
Every keyboard I've ever used has had those little ridges on F and J (or D and K) to facilitate finding home row without looking at the keys. So why does my work keyboard have the ridges on G and K? Google is failing me. Is there a legit explanation for this or did I just get a factory defect with the ridges shifted one key to the right?
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]
Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard... love the layout and key feel... hate the flakiness. Any comparable keyboards out there that don't flake out? [more inside]
How popular are phones with physical qwerty keyboards? I'm curious to find hard data that shows how popular cellphones with keyboards are (US, Global, anything). [more inside]
I'm overheating because my MacBook Pro's wrist areas get very hot. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
My laptop spontaneously decides to treat every keypress as a character different from what I actually press. How can I fix this? [more inside]
Can I use a MacBook Pro as a bluetooth keyboard for iPad? [more inside]
Logic Pro problem: I can't hear my MIDI keyboard. [more inside]
I would like to see the character set from the first computer typeface. [more inside]
Recommendations for a laptop-style keyboard for desktop? [more inside]
Best bluetooth keyboard for iPad? [more inside]
Personal Tech Support Filter : Control - Y keyboard shortcut has globally stopped working in windows 7. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for equipment for my home audio recording setup (using GarageBand). Specifically, I want an audio interface capable of 24-bit recording with midi and microphone inputs. Many more details about my setup within! [more inside]
MacBook Pro with a snipped bluetooth antenna. Repair or purchase dongle? [more inside]
Rough-coating spray to fix a shiny keyboard? [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)
I would like to know how often one letter is followed by all the other letters. For example: A is followed by R 20% of the time, while A is followed by Q only .1% of the time. [more inside]
Looking for an affordable keyboard for live performance with GREAT piano, elecric piano and organ samples. [more inside]
What is the best T-Mobile phone that is both: relatively cheap (sub-$200) and has a good QWERTY keyboard? [more inside]
In my dreams I am an incredible musician who can shred on any instrument. Then I wake up, and I am still a beginner. But, you gotta start somewhere, right? Please help me expand my keyboard repertoire. [more inside]
Are there any good Iphone4 keyboards? [more inside]
What's the best keyboard / digital piano for a relative "newbie"? [more inside]
When I type on my wife's Toshiba Satellite L25-S121, it drops characters. It doesn't drop the same characters, and sometimes there is just a delay before they show up on the screen. I've restored from the factory CDs and updated the Bios, but the problem persists. [more inside]
Can I somehow harness Android-style predictive text for my actual, hardware QWERTY keyboard? [more inside]
How can I make sure that the global keyboard shortcuts I want to use on a Mac are not already taken? [more inside]
Help me convince my electric piano (Yamaha P60) to play nice with my computer. [more inside]
Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
Can I remap the existing Arabic keyboard so characters I need are used? [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)
I'm in the market for a keyboard that is as piano-like as possible for around $1000. Recommendations? [more inside]
The lightest possible laptop with a full-size keyboard? [more inside]
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.
Recommend me a new keyboard (/mouse combo) for my PC [more inside]
How do I stop Twitter from hijacking keyboard shortcuts in Firefox? [more inside]
As an adult, I'm finally trying to explore my musical side. I'm leaning towards electric guitar and/ or piano. Lots of special details and questions inside! [more inside]
How do most people type here ? (And on the internet in general?) Are most people touch-typers? Do people get trained at school these days? I use about three fingers on each hand but am pretty fast nevertheless. I have seen a lot of "bashers" and "peckers" in my time. I am just wondering what the "norm" is these days.