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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
So I am having this problem with keystrokes randomly repeating in all Windows XP programs. [more inside]
posted by corpse
on Jun 19, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Any hints or tricks for dealing with unfamiliar foreign keyboards when travelling abroad? [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Mar 8, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
I'm looking for an OS X utility that will capture and discard all keyboard and mouse input until I tell it to stop.
posted by Armitage Shanks
on Feb 16, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there a keyboard shortcut that moves the keyboard cursor to the Google Toolbar in Firefox 2.0? [more inside]
posted by tickingclock
on Nov 11, 2006 -
How can I use Windows without touching a mouse? Will voice recognition software help? [more inside]
posted by tabulem
on Nov 9, 2006 -
I am looking for a full size, usb wireless keyboard that is off-white, or some other light color. Anybody know where I can find one?
posted by allelopath
on Nov 4, 2006 -
How do I configure Gnome (on Fedora Core 5, if it matters) and X11 to act like OSX with respect to keyboard input? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Oct 21, 2006 -
How can I control iTunes when it's not in focus with the media buttons on my Dell laptop? [more inside]
posted by jroybal
on Sep 30, 2006 -
What is the best way for a non-techy, older guy to record from a keyboard, either using a MP3 player/recorder, or very simple PC program? [more inside]
posted by bluefin
on Sep 19, 2006 -
The character keys on my desktop keyboard have stopped working -- but the auto keys work fine. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by terrier319
on Sep 19, 2006 -
How can I try out a Filco Majestouch keyboard? Inspired by an earlier question today, I looked it up on the web, but most of what I could find was Japan-centered. Any ideas about how I could find one to try, or even to order? I'm in the US (Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina).
posted by amtho
on Sep 16, 2006 -