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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

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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

>shift_broken

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

Singin' the keyboard blues

Help me customize my OS X keyboard for my strained, RSI-inflicted fingers. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Nov 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Did my underwater keyboard submerge my PC?

Did my keyboard try to kill my computer? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 22, 2006 - 11 answers

I need a nice, portable keyboard

I'm moving to the UK for three months and want to take a piano keyboard with me. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Nov 20, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there a keyboard shortcut for Google Toolbar in FF 2.0?

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 - 5 answers

Mouse-free Windows?

How can I use Windows without touching a mouse? Will voice recognition software help? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Nov 9, 2006 - 17 answers

keyboard: wireless usb, off-white

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 - 6 answers

Computer Keyboard --> MIDI Controller?

Computer keyboard (ps2) as simple midi controller? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Oct 24, 2006 - 5 answers

What can I do about my MacBook Pro's abysmal keyboard finish?

What can I do about my MacBook Pro's abysmal keyboard finish? [more inside]
posted by jdurlowe on Oct 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Make my Gnome OSX'y

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 - 4 answers

Updated software for my Microsoft Office Keyboard?

Updated software for my Microsoft Office Keyboard? [more inside]
posted by frogan on Oct 14, 2006 - 3 answers

How can I control iTunes with my laptop's media buttons?

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 - 12 answers

Can you spare a hand? Both my hands, even.

Can you recommend a portable USB keyboard? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Sep 21, 2006 - 5 answers

Recording from a keyboard

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 - 9 answers

Can type

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 - 8 answers

Finding a Filco Majestouch keyboard

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 - 4 answers

Bluetooth, ergonomic keyboards?

Is there such thing as a bluetooth ergonomic keyboard? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Sep 2, 2006 - 2 answers

It's hard to ask a question without a question mark

What is wrong with my keyboard (Why canèt I type properlyÉ) [more inside]
posted by cathoo on Aug 24, 2006 - 10 answers

How to build a useful synthesizer from an old computer & MIDI keyboard

DIY Keyboard: It's my understanding that I can take an old PII computer running, say, Windows 98, hook up a cheap MIDI keyboard to it and presto change-o have a grand piano or Hammond B-3 keyboard. Is that the case, if so what's the best way to do it (what software?), what else is there to do, or else what do I have wrong? [more inside]
posted by petebest on Aug 15, 2006 - 8 answers

what keyboard should I get?

What's the best digital keyboard for $500? What about for $1k? I'm not a hard-core musician, but I enjoy sitting down at a piano and just screwing around. I took some lesions when I was a kid. I'd like to be able to hook it up to a computer and use it with training software, as well as for composition, but I'm assuming that's a pretty standard feature these days. [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Aug 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Tickling the MIDI-enabled Ivories

I want to learn to play keyboard, a continuation of sorts of this question. When I say this, I mean a MIDI controller - for the sake of being a midi controller, not as a stepping stone to piano. My goal lies primarily in doing something creative musically (dare I say "compostition" at some point down the line) with software synths played live (by me, not a tracker). So the answers to that last question have sent me on my way theory wise, but how do I learn to actually, you know, move my fingers around? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Aug 1, 2006 - 9 answers

Ubuntu help?

I switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu one month ago. Everything was working perfectly well until this week, but now I am having keyboard problems. [more inside]
posted by lilboo on Jul 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Cat Hair Killed My Shift Key!

My cats are shedding a lot. As a result, my laptop (Dell Inspiron 700m) keyboard is filled with hair. I have had to remove a few keys to fix the problem. Until today, no problemo. But I didn't know how weird that shift key was. I can't get it to click back into place correctly. I really can't go without my laptop, given my current job, so sending the thing off to Dell is pretty much out of the question. Can I get some tips on fixing this myself? Or does anyone know what kinds of stores fix laptop keyboards? While I'm at it, anyone know a good way to protect laptop keyboards from cat hair so this won't happen again?
posted by abbyladybug on Jul 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Out Of Control

The CTRL keys on my Kinesis Advantage ergonomic keyboard have suddenly gone wrong. Why? [more inside]
posted by scrump on Jul 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Macbook Keyboard

Are the keyboards on the MacBook really that bad? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Jul 12, 2006 - 20 answers

My keyboard wants to talk...

My keyboard has something to say...how can I listen? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Jul 6, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me find the Obi-Wan of keyboards

No, really, what's the best PC keyboard out there? [more inside]
posted by frogan on Jun 22, 2006 - 15 answers

USB KVM

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 - 8 answers

Mac-compatible keyboard recommendations?

Mac-compatible keyboard recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Jun 15, 2006 - 10 answers

I've lost that intrepid reporter feeling

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 - 3 answers

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Windows XP Language Bar -- is this really as useless as it seems? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Jun 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Navigating a dropdown menu via keyboard with OS X?

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 - 10 answers

Switching keyboard layouts quickly

I need to switch quickly between French and Greek keyboard layouts/character sets. [more inside]
posted by Oneirokritikos on Jun 3, 2006 - 7 answers

clicky keys wanted

Any suggestions on a new "clicky" keyboard for PC? [more inside]
posted by jimmereeno on Jun 2, 2006 - 14 answers

Return and delete don't work in OS X

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 - 4 answers

Using 2 keyboards on one XP box...

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 - 5 answers

Clickety-Clack

How do I make my noisy iBook keyboard quieter? [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Is my computer possessed? My BIOS has a mind of it's own!

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 - 10 answers

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