My keyboard has issues. Some letters work .. some do not .. some just Gibber at me. [more inside]
Is it possible to hack bluetooth onto a USB keyboard or trackball? Bluetooth dongles that plug into USB are common as dirt, but as I understand it, these only work on the host side. I'm not a pro at this, but I'm not afraid of a little soldering. [more inside]
I've lost two keys, one of which is the period button. So far, for four months, I've simply been copying that are lying around, and pasting them into web browsers, word documents etc etc. The thought just struck me; is there a global shortcut for entering a period? Like, say, ctrl+opt+command+p ? And if not, can someone tell me how to do it in Firefox, excel, and word? Thanks!
Why is my new wireless keyboard working, but not the wireless mouse it came with? [more inside]
Is there a way, within iTunes, to change playlists (or navigate back to the main library) and to place the cursor in the search box using just the keyboard? [more inside]
Can I make (remap?) my capslock key to be two keys? Specifically, I want to make it hit Ctrl+B. If your recommendation is Word-specific, that's fine too.
Where in Vancouver, BC might I find a replacement power supply (I believe it's a Yamaha PA-6 adapter) for a PSR 740 keyboard?
My keyboard is substituting letters: a and q are switched, z and w, punctuation rearranged; It is not the keyboard hardware itself - tried with a different keyboard; I rebooted; I am at a loss for what else it could be: Sorry for weird punctuation:
When my Server 2003 desktop auto locks, the keyboard becomes unresponsive while the mouse continues to work. Anyone had a similar experience? No indicators in any of the logs. Running Dell 2950 and Avocent AMX KVM. [more inside]
Help me fix a keyboard/key problem with my Vista laptop. [more inside]
I just got a nice keyboard with no on-board effects. What are some good effects equipment for keyboard? Should I just string along some MXR pedals? Invest in a Roland Space Echo? VST?
I'd like a recliner that is geared to a media PC and/or gaming PC.I need a keyboard/mouse tray on board and hopefully a cup holder (j/k). [more inside]
I spilled a little bit of juice on a few of the keys on my Kindle. I thought I'd mostly cleaned it off, but when I took out my Kindle later, I found the juice had surrounded a couple of the keys and dried, making them difficult to press. What's the best way to unstick the keys without damaging the Kindle? [more inside]
My laptop keyboard cursor randomly backtracks one space as I type. This only seems to happen in Firefox. Has anyone else had this problem, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
How do I replace the plastic nub that was affixed to the contact underneath the "I" key on my MacBook Pro?
How do I replace the plastic nub that was affixed to the contact underneath the "I" key on my MacBook Pro? For reasons not worth getting into, it's gone. I still have the key and the two-part plastic hinge, but without the plastic nub I can't really use the key. The nub was attached to the contact, so even if I find a replacement I'm not sure how to reaffix it-- would I need to use some kind of glue? For now I've left the key off and am pressing the contact directly, but it hurts my finger and I'd really like to get this fixed. Thanks!
What do I do with a hundred USB keyboards? [more inside]
Help me find this tiny electronic pocket piano from my youth. [more inside]
I somehow hit a combination of keys on my keyboard that turned the display on my keyboard completely upside down. Restarting didn't fix it. Help! [more inside]
Posting for my partner, who writes: Yesterday I attempted to clean some discolouration on the wrist-rest area of my white Macbook with a Mr. Clean magic eraser (as per instructions like these ones). Not only did this fail to remove all of the discolouration, but now my keyboard doesn't work! [more inside]
What MIDI keyboard should I get, given that I will need something with a soundbank? [more inside]
I'm working from home full-time. Hooray! Except the corporate overlords aren't inclined to send an ergonomics expert around to the house to make sure I'm not slowly killing myself. I have a few specific questions about ergonomics and visual health in a home office. [more inside]
The PageUp and PageDown keys on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop have started acting weird. Sometimes they act correctly (rarely), sometimes they take me directly to the top or the bottom of the current page (now and then), and sometimes they don't work at all (often). I'm seeing this mostly in Firefox, haven't check other apps yet. This started about a week ago, a few reboots and cold starts since it first occurred...not seeing any improvement or further degradation. Do you know why this is happening, how I can diagnose the issue, and/or how it can be fixed? I use those keys often and this is really hampering my use of my laptop.
[Keyboard Filter] Trying to decide what Keyboard layout to use (Dvorak, Qwerty, Colmak, etc.). Help me decide please!
[Keyboard Filter] Trying to decide what Keyboard layout to use (Dvorak, Qwerty, Colmak, etc.). Help me decide please! [more inside]
My beloved Thinkpad T60 has died in my arms. [more inside]
My laptop's right-arrow key is remapping itself. Any tips for diagnosis or repair? [more inside]
SynthFilter: Help me find more information about this keyboard I saw in a pawn shop! [more inside]
Is anyone out there able to supply a schematic or detailed photos of the insides of a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pro keyboard? MS Part No X09-57778 - it's a black wireless "natural"/ergonomic keyboard. [more inside]
I need a music composition aide—what's the smallest and/or cheapest piano keyboard I can buy? [more inside]
Please help me with my powerbook keyboard conundrum. Are you geniuser? [more inside]
Where can I find a super-simple standalone MIDI sequencer? [more inside]
(Posting for a friend): I just bought a keyboard, and I would like to learn a little piano-playing. Is there any free or cheap software that can hand-hold me through it? Are there any websites that offer beginning piano lessons?
What are some good resources (books, sites etc.) to learn synthesizer techniques? [more inside]
While talking to my friend, who was using gchat in gmail on a Mac, suddenly her keyboard started acting up. It didn't work it gchat, did work in rmails in gmail, and the kezboard is messed up for other things++ (y is swapped with z, and all sorts of other things.) The strange part is, she doesn't even know how she did it. Any Mac gurus have anz ideas_ (any ideas?) Particularly useful would be how to reverse the change...
For some reason, my MacBook pro suddenly won't let me use standard shortcuts- i.e. cntrl-x for cut, ctrl-v for paste, etc.- on any program, including MS Word and web browsers. [more inside]
I want a button to toggle my MacBook function keys (much technical info inside) [more inside]
Crying over spilled milk - in Mac keyboard. [more inside]
Sometimes, my keyboard switches to Dvorak for no apparent reason. We can't find a trigger for it--it occurs when typing in word, when playing TF2, when entering an address in the address bar, etc. Only a restart can restore QWERTY. Even though the text input on TF2 will be scrambled, the TF2 controls work as though on QUERTY--'W' is still forward, even though it types out 'E'. Incidents can be anywhere from hours to weeks apart. I've personally only seen it happen inside TF2, but my sister swears it happens other times, too. Googling only returns 'how to switch to/learn Dvorak' pages. The computer runs Windows XP, and only happens to that computer. Can you help me stop Dvorak?
Best keyboard skin for Macbook Air? Best shell case (not for carrying)? [more inside]
2 laptops (Mac, fwiw) 1 keyboard/mouse. How best to make this work? [more inside]
I have strange issues with my keyboard and mouse in Picasa: shortcuts with modifier keys don't work. Other keyboard and mouse glitches also occur in other applications. Windows Vista; Apple aluminum keyboard; Microsoft Habu mouse. [more inside]
The left control key on my keyboard has suddenly started toggling the mute on my master volume. How do I make it stop? [more inside]
I have the first generation intel MacBook with this keyboard. Some of the F keys have special functions like volume up/down, and screen dimmer controls. The newer keyboard has additional functions like play/pause, next song, previous song, etc. I want to add the functionality of the new keyboard buttons to my old MacBook's keyboard. Is there software that will do this? Is there some other solution? Thanks!
Why does typing (in Word or in a browser) cause my Dell Inspiron 1520 to go into standby mode? This has happened a few times over the past week. It doesn’t happen every session. Mouse clicks do not cause the problem, only typing. This keyboard is part of the laptop, which is less than a year old. It is running Windows XP. Drivers are updated. I’ve reset the power options so that standby should never occur. Any ideas?
How can I prevent flash from stealing my keyboard focus in Firefox on Win XP? [more inside]
Messin with electronics.. filter. I'd like to slightly circuit-bend my Casiotone MT-100 - creating a switch that cuts one circuit when power is applied. [more inside]
The kitchen computer has a little trackpad/keyboard combo that sits atop of the microwave. When the microwave turns on, the trackpad stops working. Looking for suggestions on shielding, putting a filter in line with the cable, grounding, anything to help me cook and mouse at the same time. [more inside]
Outlook occasionally switches my "@" key with my " " " key [quotes key]. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it? [more inside]
Help me stop cluttering up my (OS X) desktop. [more inside]
How can I avoid shiny keys syndrome on my computer keyboards? This relates to the patches of smoothness that seem to appear on often-used keys after a few months of consistent use. [more inside]