What's with the little bumps on the F and J keys on my computer keyboard? Yes yes ... I know they are guides for touch-typing, but I'm sure that when I was learning to type back in high school on electric typewriters (pre-computer days) the bumps were on D and K. Am I mis-remembering this? Did they change, and if so, when? And did every typist go crazy when it happened?
I break keyboards. Help me find a Macintosh keyboard that I will not break, or one that is easy to repair if I do. [more inside]
Can the sensitivity of a MacBook Pro keyboard vary? Can it be changed? [more inside]
I have a cheap electronic keyboard. What are the odds of me being able to rip out all the parts except for the keyboard and use it as a standalone synth module? [more inside]
Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a program that doesn't seem to have one? [more inside]
Is there a way to set the keyboard character repeat rate to zero in Ubuntu? [more inside]
Is there a way to set the keyboard character repeat rate to zero in Windows? [more inside]
Help me find a keyboard/synth with these specifications. [more inside]
Please help me find my piano muse! [more inside]
Can you help me repair my IBM Model M keyboard? [more inside]
Why does my new Microsoft Natural 4000 USB keyboard keep skipping? When I'm working in Word, it will sometimes miss out two characters (usually exactly two, weirdly) and it's a real pain. [more inside]
I love the looks of the new apple keyboard. I don't think that I would like those looks after I spent a couple weeks touching the white keys. Is there a similar keyboard with black keys? The more similar it is the better. [more inside]
Can I re-arrange the keys on my MacBook Pro for Dvorak and for some cleaning? [more inside]
What are some good tips for choosing a used keyboard for an aspiring pianist? [more inside]
Can you recommend a nice-to-use keyboard with a relatively low width? [more inside]
Recommend a keyboard for use on a Bootcamp'd Mac. [more inside]
A computer in my life has a problem with its keyboard. I'm hoping there is an obvious solution. [more inside]
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?
Is there an functionally ergonomic USB keyboard that is not an eyesore? [more inside]
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]
Help me type in Japanese! (Mac OS X) [more inside]
Windows XP doesn't think I have a keyboard plugged in, but it works fine in BIOS. What gives? [more inside]
I'm looking for a portable keyboard with pretty realistic action. [more inside]
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]
Help me pick an ergonomic mouse/trackball and ergonomic keyboard which suit my needs. [more inside]
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.
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).
I need a new USB KVM switch. [more inside]
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]
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!
How do I get my Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop keyboard to work again? [more inside]
How can I get letters back onto my iBook keyboard? [more inside]
How to select and buy PCI card with PS/2 port for older keyboard. [more inside]
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]
I need to disable my malfunctioning laptop keyboard, but when uninstalling drivers, windows reinstalls on restart. What can I do? [more inside]
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]
How can I have multiple Copy & Paste shortcut keys at the same time on Win. XP? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way of plugging a piano keyboard into my mac [more inside]
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).
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]
So I am having this problem with keystrokes randomly repeating in all Windows XP programs. [more inside]
Help me redesign my nest of cables and create a decent KVM+ system, with just the right kind of keyboard/mouse combo. [more inside]
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]
What do I do to make my keyboard switch to shortcuts instead of letters and how do I undo that? [more inside]
How can I use my precious AT keyboard on a laptop with only a USB connector? [more inside]
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?
What's the best ~25-key Garageband-compatible sub-$100 USB musical keyboard? [more inside]
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]
Please help Windows recognize a wireless receiver for keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
Keyboard navigation often doesn't work in Firefox. [more inside]