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Q: Change Laptop Keyboard

Hi all,

I was wondering if it is possible or particularily unadvisable to change my laptop keyboard to one by a different manufacturer?

I've recently got a new laptop (Acer Aspire 5742G) and all is grand, except for the fact that I can't stand having a keyboard with a numpad. The arrow keys are too small and the Fn + whatever keys are all in places I don't like.

This isn't a big problem or anything, I'm just curious to know if anyone has done it.

Thanks,
StubbyHS

P.S I know I cant just buy an external keyboard. I'm talking about replacing the internal keyboard the laptop has on it

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A: Change Laptop Keyboard

Hi stubbyhs, I'm afraid you will find all laptop keyboards are like that, I don't know what would happen if you tried a standard size usb keyboard plugged in ait works with a mouse so possible I suppose never tried it

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/195976-change-laptop-keyboard.html
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A:Anyone ever change a laptop keyboard?

Hi!

I think you'll find what you need here: http://www.irisvista.com/

Take care!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/anyone-ever-change-a-laptop-keyboard.667772/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Keyboard-Random-Keys-Not-Working-Despite-Change-of-Keyboard/td-p/5830899
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A:Solved: Plugged a keyboard into my laptop. Now my laptop keyboard doesn't work

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-plugged-a-keyboard-into-my-laptop-now-my-laptop-keyboard-doesnt-work.854159/
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A:X0S19UA-Change keyboard to backlit keyboard

Hi, It is much better and cheaper to buy this option now because backlit keyboard alone won't work, you need a motherboard which have ports for you to connect those lights. Buy this option now may cost you say $50, replace it later may cost you ten times or more and in many cases not-workable. Regards.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/X0S19UA-Change-keyboard-to-backlit-keyboard/td-p/5748578
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A:Weird keyboard laptop issue. Keyboard randomly stops functioning until I standby.

Just going to keep bumping this until I get a reply, or bet banned. Every thread has some form of reply...maybe I smell or something?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/weird-keyboard-laptop-issue-keyboard-randomly-stops-functioning-until-i-standby.879922/
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19990117
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A:I want to turn my laptop keyboard and trackpad into an all-in-one keyboard and mouse

would anyone happen to know, and can give me a step-by-step?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-want-to-turn-my-laptop-keyboard-and-trackpad-into-an-all-in-one-keyboard-and-mouse.785581/
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A:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.
Vicks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-laptop-keyboard-has-different-layout-keys-function-like-old-keyboard-help.1042592/
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A:laptop keyboard does not work but works fine with usb keyboard

The fact that a USB keyboard works fine when your built in one doesn't, proves that it is the keyboard itself (or connectors) that is damaged/defective, otherwise, if it were a software problem, the external keyboard would do the same.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/548387/laptop-keyboard-does-not-work-but-works-fine-with-usb-keyboard/
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Hi,
 
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I tried deleting the keyboard driver from Device Manager but that did nothing. I tried searching for this problem but all the results seem to not apply to this specifically. 
 
Any help would be appreciated. 
 
Also... I'm a n00b that knows very little about computers so bear with me
 
 

A:Laptop won't recognize keyboard OR external usb keyboard

When you deleted the keyboard driver for the laptop...did you reboot after doing so?
 
Does your BIOS call for USB  boot via USB device?
 
Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/573633/laptop-wont-recognize-keyboard-or-external-usb-keyboard/
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If you are just interested in recovering your data to save elsewhere you could purchase an external enclosure for about $8.00 at Newegg, remove the HDD from the laptop and install it in the external enclosure.  You can then attach it to another computer via a USB cable (which comes with the enclosure) and access your data to recover what you want.

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A:Laptop can't wake-up from Standby with own keyboard or USB keyboard

Hi

Were u able to do that before? Are u sure that your laptop is set to standby and not to sleep/hibernate mode?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-cant-wake-up-from-standby-with-own-keyboard-or-usb-keyboard.722999/
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A:change keyboard from us to uk?

Control Panel - Regional and Language - Languages - Text Services and Input Languages - Details - Settings.

Set the default language . Set the keyboard under Installed Services.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-keyboard-from-us-to-uk.291701/
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A:How to change keyboard

hello ,

did you try useing the language toolbar ?

you access it by right clicking the taskbar & then selecting (toolbars) then a drop down menu will show

then select language toolbar

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A:Change Keyboard

Hi, Please use part number on page 38 of the first manual on the following link:        http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/4247665/model/5... Manual also shows you how to replace the keyboard on page 65. Regards.

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A:Keyboard change

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A:keyboard change

You can buy PS2 - USB adaptors for keyboards and mice. However sometimes they seem to be proprietary by manufacturer. I have inthe past had problems with the adapters manufactured by Logitec while trying to use them on other brands of keyboards and mice. As for changing the plug (and keyboard cord) itself youwould be better off buying a new inexpensive usb keyboard for between $15 and $20 US.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/keyboard-change.727644/
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verve1,
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Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff


I have a Logitech keyboard that has a email button on it, many of you are probably aware of these keyboards. The key is pre-programmed for Outlook only, is there any way to change it, so it works with gMail or Hotmail ?


Hello JerometheGiraff and welcome to the forums

I don't think this is possible. When pressed, this button will run a macro to execute Outlook. As far as I'm aware, you would need to access the processor in the keyboard to change this macro, and even then, I have no idea how you could change the macro routine.

Do you use Outlook? It would be possible to make it open up something else if you don't use outlook

Tom

Edit: This post may sound a little contradicting, but my proposed solution is more of a workaround.

http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/217327-outlook-keyboard-key-change.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/38649/change-keyboard-leyout/
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In windows XP on a laptop, how do I change the settings to an American keyboard from the UK one selected during installation?
 

A:Change Keyboard Layout.

Google brought up this: http://www.easydesksoftware.com/keyboard.htm

-SkyHi
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-keyboard-layout.365766/
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A:Keyboard Language Change

Instead of just changing it, remove the US one entirely. Not sure hoe to do it offhand, mind you.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Thijzzzzz


Hi' I have an hp laptop with a british keyboard. the problem is that I need to write in french and other langauges so the e with an accent is impossible to write, the thing that I want to achieve is that according to my computer i still have a british keyboard, but I want it to behave like an international one is this possible?


Hello Thijzzzzz,

Try this
Keyboard

It's Control Panel>Region and Language>Keyboards and Languages>Change Keyboards>Add>French
You will probably need to reboot then.



   Tip
Using the US-International keyboard layout, you can input many oft-used characters easily. Type Alt-E for ?, for example, Alt-N for ? or Alt-Q for ?. Alt-5 inputs the € sign.
source

Read the Use the US-International Keyboard section

I found a tutorial here in the forums as well

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Since no one replied, I googled your request and this is all that came up.

Google

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How do I change the sleep button on my keyboard to restart instead of sleep.
Checked a bunch of how2's on google but nothing works for me.
Any fixes ?
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For example, in Win 7, i'd do: Alt-F (File), W (neW) , F (folder) for a new folder (or a text file). This is now under the Home tab (how does that make any sense?!?). Additionally, even if i use Alt-H, W, i can only choose Folder or Shortcut, but not any other files, such as Text.

Who thought these changes were better? Not only does this not make sense (file tab is NOT for files), but it changes keyboard shortcut styles that were in use for decades! This kind of change should be optional for the end user. Rant over.

A:How to change File Explorer keyboard shortcuts?

I wonder if Classic Shell restores the older explorer keyboard shortcuts?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/66504-how-change-file-explorer-keyboard-shortcuts.html
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I installed a Toshiba TV as a second monitor not too long ago and since then (or it might be a malware problem, but I'm thinking not). I have had problems as described in the title.

If I reboot my machine I can use the offending keyboard combinations for a short while before doing it eventually moves/resizes the windows around again. The machine will resize windows to various sizes but it seems pre-defined for different apps. Like for my browser it will resize to take up both 36" screens.

Not sure what to make of it. The one big combination that I can always count on to screw things up is the Ctrl+C shortcut. I believe it's been happening since I got the 2nd monitor hooked up with the VGA card.

Anyone seen this before? I can pinpoint what the issue might be. thanks!

specs:

win vista x64
hp desktop / 2.6 ghz dual core INTEL
keyboard = DYNEX

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/296130-keyboard-combinations-change-window-positions.html
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I want to know using VB6 , Win 2000 or XP, how can I change the keyboard layout of another running

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A:Change keyboard layout in Windows 7 problem

Ask him to press and hold key combination "windows + Fn" for a second.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/change-keyboard-layout-in-windows-7-problem-623777.html
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Today I started up my laptop to make my homework. So I tried to enter an "a with umlaut"(SHIFT+' then a) but it would not work.
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Does anyone know how I could fix this?

A:Cannot change my keyboard layout, blank list

It should download the Keyboard Layout you choose, until then it will be blank. Hit "Add Language" and this will pop up:

Language - Add or Remove in Windows 8

Then it will download the language pack and keyboard layout. Until then, it won't reside on your PC, they don't keep the languages you are not using on hand anymore.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/29912-cannot-change-my-keyboard-layout-blank-list.html
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What I've tried...
Using the Millenium keyboard function mapping (only allows you to remap the special keys at the top)
Uninstalling and reinstalling the keyboard (no new driver available)

Any help????

A:Keyboard Key Remapped Itsself...how Do I Change It Back?

Here's a freeware app that let's you remap any/all of your keys. KeyTweak

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40167/keyboard-key-remapped-itsselfhow-do-i-change-it-back/
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A:My keyboard and mouse functions randomly change

My suggestion would be to check your system for any malware, spyware and adware that might be lingering around, which can cause such problems your are experiencing. Next would be to make sure your system is completely updated with MS updates, all hardware drivers from the respected vendors/manufactures, and then all software. A BIOS update is worth looking at as well. Then check your keyboard/mouse settings for any changes. The only other two options left are kind of drastic, which are a system restore and a complete re-install of the OS.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/198662-my-keyboard-mouse-functions-randomly-change.html
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Hi.

Hope you and family are fine.

I have installed Urdu keyboard and its working fine. The problem is how to change its font size?

Whatever I type its very small in size.

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Thanks in advance.

Tanvir Shah.

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Any Help would be much appreciated.

Oh yeah, the pc is running Windows xp Pro and it is a microsoft natural keyboard if that makes any difference. I have managed to do it using a program (Keystroke Converter) but I want to be able to do it more permanently as I cant afford to pay for this program.

Thanks
 

A:Change Function of Keyboard Extra Keys

Try this:

Microsoft Link

You should have got some software with the keyboard.......
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-function-of-keyboard-extra-keys.480095/
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I'm on active directory, would a group policy do it?
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/disable-or-change-functions-of-keys-on-keyboard.1009298/
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A:Stupid anyoing keyboard layout change.

For this one (Left Alt + Shift) to change languages sometime also can not use, Because different setting some computer use (`) , (Left Alt + Shift), Ctrl + Shift) . So we have to use shortcuts according to setting as be low:
Control panel ==> Region & Languages==> Keyboard & languages ==> Change keyboard ==> Advanced key setting==>Change key sequence ==>then click on the bottom as you want it to be your shortcut ==> ok

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/306250-stupid-anyoing-keyboard-layout-change.html
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A:How do I allow guest accounts to change the keyboard language?

Please post your question only once.
Your prior question is so closely related that the answer to this question will give all the information that is needed.

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A:Keyboard language change in Win7 not working for anyone?

System specs?

and 'Seems to be in English'? It either is or it isn't.

try control panel -> region & language -> Format (english US) & Location

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By using a bit of lateral thinking, I have found a solution to this baffling problem, though not a cause for it.
When the WWW button opens Files, the path is C:\Windows\Program Files\Internet where there are some files associated with my ISP, not currently in use. By moving this folder into another (Internet Explorer), the WWW button can no longer find the folder it seeks, so its function has apparently reverted to opening the web browser as it should do.
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A:Unable to change keyboard layout Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Scroll down to "Vista" and see if this works for you:






Quote:
In Vista, you have to click on Regional and Language Options from the Control Panel. Then you need to click on Keyboards and Languages and then Change Keyboards.


How to Change the Keyboard Language in Windows

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My keyboard layout is Dvorak.
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It works fine in Windows 8.  But it does not activate until after I sign in to Windows.
For the login screen, I have to type my password in QWERTY.
Is there any way to have Windows 8 change the keyboard layout to Dvorak before login?

A:How to change keyboard layout for login and password in Windows 8?

Open "region" > then on the "administration" tab > click "copy settings" > then check the box "for home screen & new users".

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c64ee221-db3c-4058-8d1b-673de613535f/how-to-change-keyboard-layout-for-login-and-password-in-windows-8?forum=w8itprogeneral