What would happen if I plug a non-keyboard/mouse into the USB ports on my KVM switch? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk
on Jun 18, 2006 -
MacFilter: Know that annoying "Use click key sounds" option that makes clickety-clack sounds as you type, and that most people turn off immediately? How do I turn mine back on
? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle
on Jun 15, 2006 -
Every time I need to enter an address in a webpage while using my Mac, I can tab from field to field, but the state field (which is often a drop down menu) gets skipped over, and I have to leave the keyboard to select my state with the mouse from the drop down menu. I hate that. Is threre an extension, either for Firefox (my browser of choice) or OS X in general, that will allow me to tab to a drop down menu, and select from its choices via the keyboard, as I can in Windows?
posted by ericbop
on Jun 6, 2006 -
I've just copied all my data from an iBook G4 to a Macbook. For some reason, the delete and return keys don't work in Safari and Mail.app on the Macbook. I think I've solved this before but I can't remember how and can't find the answer. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on May 24, 2006 -
I want to expand the number of keys available for mapping as hotkeys in some of my games. Is it possible to connect a second keyboard under Windows XP, possibly a USB one, and use it as, essentially, a very large keypad? If so, how would I go about it without causing IRQ conflicts? [more inside]
posted by slavlin
on May 9, 2006 -
I've got a tower (AMD 3000+ with a gigabyte motherboard, 3/4ths of a gig of ram, etc.) that I'm trying to set up for a media center. The thing is, the first screen (where it's checking the ram) the keyboard works fine. I can go and edit my bios settings, save and exit, etc. However, on the next screen (where I have the option of booting from CD and such) keyboard input ceases to be. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox
on Apr 22, 2006 -
Recommendations for a silent (or as close as possible) USB computer keyboard? It will be plugged into an IBM ThinkPad T42.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Apr 10, 2006 -
My Windows 2000 system has started spontaneously reducing the key-repeat rate and the rate at which windows scroll, slowing each to a crawl. Other weirdness accompanies this. [more inside]
posted by Tubes
on Apr 4, 2006 -
Keyboard-centricFilter: I need to reduce my mouse use under Windows XP. What are some good keyboard-centric file managers or desktop replacements? What have others done (besides learning all the keyboard shortcuts) to reduce your mouse use?
posted by lhauser
on Mar 22, 2006 -
I'm looking for a new keyboard. My current one is wireless, and I am tired of buying batteries. I have a lengthy feature list, inside. [more inside]
posted by bkudria
on Mar 3, 2006 -
How can I fix or adjust the keypad of my new Dell laptop to prevent the cursor from jumping to other spaces, other lines, highlighted blocks of text, even calling up random functions.
In the user's guide installed on the HD there are instructions for adjusting the touch pad, but not the keyboard.
Over at Dell Hell I find nothing. I'm on the road, limited Internet access, could use some personal experience.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Feb 20, 2006 -
Can you solve my frustrating microsoft office keyboard shortcut customization problem? [more inside]
posted by betterton
on Jan 29, 2006 -
I've been looking for a one-hand keyboard. I've tried the Frogpad
but the learning curve proved to be too high. I was looking for a solution that would essentially 'mirror' the right side of the keyboard to the keys on the left when a modifier key was pressed (the G key would be modified to H, F to J, etc.). [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy
on Jan 18, 2006 -
Please recommend a Windows 2000 program that will allow me to assign a keyboard command to bring all windows of an active application forward or launch the application if it is not yet open. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jan 9, 2006 -
PDAfilter: I know essentially zero about PDAs except generally what they do and what they look like. I'm looking for one pretty much just for... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Jan 9, 2006 -
I came home today and woke my Mac (OS X 10.3.9) from sleep, triggering a horrible cocophony from the disc tray, which I opened to find that my darling son had stacked a DVD and a Delta blues CD on top of each other in there. Luckily, the drive wasn't damaged, but I want to disable the top right disc eject button to prevent him from doing this again. How? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto
on Jan 8, 2006 -
So, I've got quite a bit of gooey stuff on my the keyboard of my laptop. How do I get it off? [more inside]
posted by oddman
on Jan 5, 2006 -
What does the inside of an Apple Wireless Keyboard look like? Specifically, I'm interested in the active electronic part of it. A picture would be great, but not required. [more inside]
posted by adamwolf
on Jan 2, 2006 -
What are some products that are made/comfortable for people with large hands? Computer specific, but anything else would be cool. [more inside]
posted by pantsrobot
on Dec 23, 2005 -
Broken Keyboard Filter: So my GF managed to splash a bit of water from on the corner of the keyboard of her Dell Inspiron 600m. At first it appeared fine, but now a day later the Ctrl key appears to be stuck. [more inside]
posted by Heminator
on Dec 19, 2005 -
Are there any Bluetooth keyboards with on-keyboard status lights like caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock? [more inside]
posted by adamwolf
on Dec 18, 2005 -
I just discovered that GarageBand is on my new PowerBook. Is it possible to use the keyboard keys as keys gor GB's musical keyboard? I couldn't find an answer to this quest on the Web or on Apple's site.
posted by ParisParamus
on Dec 17, 2005 -
RSI - a dear friend has bad repetitive injuries (carpal tunnel problems)...it gets bad when she types....and allieviates when she stops. Oh, yeah, she's a professoinal writer. No - not RSI advice....keyboard advice
. Have you (or someone you know) had comfort (or a reduction of discomfort) from using a particular keyboard? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Dec 16, 2005 -
I'm interested in wearable computing and am curious if anyone has any resources for information. More importantly, I'm wanting to get a one handed keyboard. I've seen the Frogpad but would like to know all of my options. I'm preferablly looking for something bluetooth that can be used with my Blackberry.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Knigel
on Dec 16, 2005 -
The keyboard shortcuts for moving between open tabs in Firefox 1.5 on OS 10.4.3 don't work - any ideas on how to fix this, possibly using the Keyconfig extension? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo
on Dec 14, 2005 -
How can I configure Firefox so that I can use Cmd-1 through Cmd-9 for bookmarks on my personal toolbar, identical to the behavior Safari uses? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Dec 6, 2005 -
I'm almost 30 and I can't type properly--that is, I can't touch-type. My problem: I am fairly good (~35 wpm) at the three-finger-and-thumb-vision-assisted-hunt-and-peck. Unfortunately, this goes to heck when I transcribe or read while typing and can no longer glance at the keyboard.
Has anyone out there successfully broken bad keyboard habits? How?
posted by pullayup
on Dec 1, 2005 -
How do I swap the control and command keys on a mac? Since I use a PC from the very same keyboard, I'm constantly flubbing up my copy and pastes between OSes. I'd like to just stick with one, and control-c feels more natural. I've tried the Keyboard system preferences pane. I've changed the Modifier Keys settings to swap them, but it doesn't do anything. Do I need to run an app to swap these keystrokes?
posted by mathowie
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Portions of my Dell laptop keyboard keep going in and out. Sometimes, one group of keys won't work (5, 6, -, del, and ins, among a couple others). Now, it's tab, tilde, 1, q, a, and Z. The problem only appears when restarting the laptop, never during use. Any suggestions?
posted by UKnowForKids
on Oct 26, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend a programmable USB keyboard for use with a Mac/PC? I want one that works like the old Gateway AnyKey keyboards that let you define the macros on the keyboard itself NOT via software. This should allow it to work smoothly with Mac/PC/Linux and play nicely with my KVM.
Personal experience is preferred, since I already know how to poke around on google.
posted by phildog
on Oct 14, 2005 -
I've played guitar for 10+ years - I want to learn piano, for writing, performing, and to widen my musical understanding. A real piano doesn't jive with my life, what should I buy? [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke
on Sep 25, 2005 -
I have a laptop keyboard which has had coffee spilled on it; several keys no longer work, enough to make it fairly useless. What to do? [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves
on Sep 9, 2005 -
What's up with the 30 day return period on laptops? Are there any fees that I'm going to lose by going that route? [more inside]
posted by KirTakat
on Sep 7, 2005 -