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Bi-incurious Keyboard Sought

Recommend a keyboard for use on a Bootcamp'd Mac. [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Nov 1, 2007 - 11 answers

R is for Run

A computer in my life has a problem with its keyboard. I'm hoping there is an obvious solution. [more inside]
posted by bluenausea on Oct 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Mouse-free Shortcut No Longer Works on Mac

Before my hard drive died and I had to reinstall Tiger, I used to be able to trigger dialogue box buttons (e.g. "Yes" or "No") on my mac by typing the first letter of the option I wanted to choose (e.g. "n"). It doesn't work anymore and I have to navigate with the mouse and click on things. How can I activate this feature?
posted by 10ch on Oct 17, 2007 - 2 answers

Is there a stylish, ergonomic, USB keyboard?

Is there an functionally ergonomic USB keyboard that is not an eyesore? [more inside]
posted by bryak on Oct 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Macbook keyboard functionality problems

Macbook keyboard issues: I clicked on a google search result and was sneakily redirected to one of those malware scan sites, now macbook keyboard is doing funny things. The arrows do not work and the apostrophe and forward slash keys bring up the "find" window at the bottom of the screen (firefox). How do cancel out whichever setting was changed and get my key functionality back? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Oct 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me type in Japanese!

Help me type in Japanese! (Mac OS X) [more inside]
posted by melorama on Sep 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Windows doesn't think I have a keyboard, but I do.

Windows XP doesn't think I have a keyboard plugged in, but it works fine in BIOS. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Sep 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Pianos aren't really portable. What are my keyboard options?

I'm looking for a portable keyboard with pretty realistic action. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Sep 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Scrolling on its own...

My Tablet PC scrolls on its own unless I hit Caps Lock. What gives? Also, anyone know good tech support in or near Philly? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers


Help me pick an ergonomic mouse/trackball and ergonomic keyboard which suit my needs. [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Aug 28, 2007 - 16 answers

Digital piano < 88 keys?

Have you ever seen a portable digital piano - not merely a controller - with graded hammer action but fewer than 88 keys? Some of the big music stores have told me that they don't know of any. (Counter-examples: The Studiologic VMK-161 Plus is a controller with 61-key hammer action, but it has no internal sounds. The Yamaha YPG-225/DGX-220 is a 76-key piano/synth but apparently doesn't have hammer action.) Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 on Aug 27, 2007 - 9 answers

How to detect sneaky installs on a Mac

Is there any way for me to tell if someone has installed software on my Macbook, like a keyboard logger, without my knowledge? I'm a bit of a Mac newbie, and I'm pretty sure my roomie is looking at my email to see if I've been corresponding with his ex-girlfriend (which I have NOT been doing, for what it's worth).
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Autistic KVM

I need a new USB KVM switch. [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Aug 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Keyboard shortcuts to control monitor brightness in Mac OS X

How might one go about creating a shortcut to controlling monitor brightness with a Mac Powerbook running Tiger (this problem also existed in 10.3) for a Keyspan remote? [more inside]
posted by kenneth on Aug 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me Read AskMeFi in Google Reader

Is there a keyboard shortcut that opens a Google reader item in a new firefox tab without shifting the focus (with os x, if that matters)? The list of Google Reader shortcuts is here, and none of them seem to be able to open up an item in a new tab or window without also shifting the focus away from the reader. If this doesn't come standard, does anyone know of a plugin or extension that would add this functionality? Googling turned up nothing. Thanks!
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Keys not working

How do I get my Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop keyboard to work again? [more inside]
posted by sulaine on Jul 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me see what I'm typing!

How can I get letters back onto my iBook keyboard? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jul 23, 2007 - 12 answers

How to select and buy PCI card with PS/2 port for older keyboard.

How to select and buy PCI card with PS/2 port for older keyboard. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jul 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Help out my creaking old computer.

Succour for Aged Computers Filter: I've got an old computer that is having two problems. 1) When it boots up, it always asks to go into safemode. This is an old problem. 2) when it boots up, I can use the kb to select safemode (or not) or make selections in the bios, but when XP loads up, mouse and kb aren't working! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 19, 2007 - 7 answers

How to disable a laptop keyboard?

I need to disable my malfunctioning laptop keyboard, but when uninstalling drivers, windows reinstalls on restart. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 18, 2007 - 6 answers

I type $&@^$#! but it still won't let me swear

Help me find out what magic spell will get my keyboard to play nicely with my computer again. For several years, I used a Microsoft "Natural" Keyboard with my PC without a problem. But now that I just connected it to my new MacBook it's acting out. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Multiple Copy & Paste shortcut keys.

How can I have multiple Copy & Paste shortcut keys at the same time on Win. XP? [more inside]
posted by ndillon on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Cheapo way to plug piano keyboard into a mac

What's the cheapest way of plugging a piano keyboard into my mac [more inside]
posted by singingfish on Jun 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Can my computer upstairs power a monitor and cordless keyboard downstairs?

After only living in tiny apartments, I'm moving to a two story house, but I'm an utter newbie about household networking. Here's the main dilemma: Upstairs, in my office, my Macbook Pro will power an external monitor and keyboard. That's where I'll do most of my work. Downstairs, I intend to buy a 52" HD monitor to watch DVDs. I'd like the option to sometimes work down there....with the upstairs computer driving the downstairs monitor, and using a cordless keyboard that talks to the upstairs computer. Note: I won't ever need to drive monitors simultaneously. Is there any way to do this? Or do I need to buy a downstairs computer, and network the computers so both HD's are kept dynamically in synch (e.g. via Leopard's "Time Machine")? That'd be more expensive, though I could probably get away with using a pretty old/crappy computer downstairs (so long as its HD is at least as large as the one upstairs so they can synch properly, and so long as it has enough video ram to drive the large monitor).
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jun 25, 2007 - 24 answers

How to remap a key to right click in OS X?

Is there any way to remap the oddly placed (in my opinion) enter key on the right side of the Mac keyboard to right click in OS X? [more inside]
posted by secret.osha on Jun 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Random repeating keys

So I am having this problem with keystrokes randomly repeating in all Windows XP programs. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Jun 19, 2007 - 9 answers

KVM + keyboard/mouse combo

Help me redesign my nest of cables and create a decent KVM+ system, with just the right kind of keyboard/mouse combo. [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Jun 17, 2007 - 1 answer

How to fix a burred laptop screw

I am trying to replace a laptop keyboard but the final screw has burred and neither the regular or precision screwdriver works. If someone suggests that I go to repairman and 50 bucks to fix this, I am likely to do serious damage to this laptop (namely by throwing it against a wall). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Jun 15, 2007 - 11 answers

Give me back my letters

What do I do to make my keyboard switch to shortcuts instead of letters and how do I undo that? [more inside]
posted by celine on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers


How can I use my precious AT keyboard on a laptop with only a USB connector? [more inside]
posted by king walnut on Jun 4, 2007 - 9 answers

3 Computers, 1 Keyboard 1 Mouse?!

I have a system that uses 3 computers, which are all talking to each other. I need to be able to use one keyboard and one mouse to control all three at the same time. Does anyone know of a reliable device?
posted by matthelm on May 11, 2007 - 23 answers

I promise to post something to MefiMusic

What's the best ~25-key Garageband-compatible sub-$100 USB musical keyboard? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Apr 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Yes, we have no left shift key!

Well, my left shift key has finally broken in half and no longer works. What can I do about it? (Difficulty: "go to the nearest Apple Store" is not a viable solution!) [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Apr 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse.

Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil on Apr 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Firefox keyboard navigation

Keyboard navigation often doesn't work in Firefox. [more inside]
posted by KRS on Apr 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Broken key

Can I snap this keyboard key back in? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Mar 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Not my type?

Any hints or tricks for dealing with unfamiliar foreign keyboards when travelling abroad? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Mar 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Why do my keyboards keep breaking?

Why do my keyboards keep breaking? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Mar 5, 2007 - 17 answers

You've got to get up to get down

What happened to my down-arrow key, and why is only affected in linux (it works fine in XP, and it's never been wet) [more inside]
posted by zachxman on Mar 2, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I install a keyboard drawer on an antique desk without permanently damaging the desk?

I have a family heirloom desk that is heavy wood (likely maple), has two drawers on the right side, and no center drawer. It is from a time long before typewriters were in common use. How do I install a keyboard drawer on an antique desk without permanently damaging the desk? [more inside]
posted by mshellenberger on Feb 23, 2007 - 3 answers


I'm looking for an OS X utility that will capture and discard all keyboard and mouse input until I tell it to stop. [more inside]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Feb 16, 2007 - 17 answers

A chair for the little lady

What are some inexpensive, ergonomic home-office options for a smallish woman? [more inside]
posted by craichead on Feb 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Forsooth, facilitate fixing my four-fingered typing

Help me break some bad keyboarding habits as painlessly as possible. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Feb 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Keyboard-to-Mac, minus the MIDI

I'm looking to connect an Alesis QS8 keyboard to my iMac, with the intention of making some music. I'd like to do a bit more than use it as a simple MIDI keyboard, though. [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol on Jan 24, 2007 - 15 answers


I've "broken" the shift key on my 14" iBook. Don't ask how. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 10, 2007 - 15 answers

Where can I find a clip-on desk tray?

Where can I get a clip-on keyboard tray (suitable for a glass topped desk) that is 70-80cm wide (so has room for a mouse as well), and under £30 (although i would be willing to go higher if needed)?
posted by Lotto on Jan 5, 2007 - 0 answers

Blogger Woes

Why does Blogger let me title a new post and then automatically skip to submit (as though I've pressed the button) whenever I try to type anything in the main body area? It's like all of the keys on my keyboard are mapped to the submit button whenever the cursor is in the main body area. For what it's worth, it will let me copy and paste my posts into the same area.
posted by richmondparker on Jan 1, 2007 - 2 answers

Does there exist on the Mac a picture/video viewer that is as easy to use as ACDSee on the PC?

Does there exist on the Mac a picture/video viewer that is as easy to use as ACDSee on the PC? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Dec 23, 2006 - 13 answers

A Poor Man's Optimus Mini

I want to use a cheap MIDI controller—for launching programs, not playing music. [more inside]
posted by rossmeissl on Dec 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Whats a brand of keyboard that allow multiple keys to be pressed?

Whats a good keyboard that for gaming and frets on fire? I just found out my favorite microsoft natural doesnt support more than 2 keys being pressed (f1-f5) for FoF. I'm using a dell that allows 3. Is it a USB convertor? Are there better brands? I'm suspecting that some of the FPS games I thought where lag issues might have been just keyboard key press issues as I sometimes hold down shift. I never even thought of this as a problem for gaming.
posted by IronWolve on Nov 28, 2006 - 9 answers

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