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For Starcraft II specifically there's actually an in-game option to disable windows key and/or alt-tab. It's under "Gameplay" the 2nd and 3rd last options. Also for SC2 if you set the graphics setting to "Windowed (Fullscreen)" it will let you instant-alt-tab. It says it may cause a drop in performance but I personally haven't noticed it and the ability ...


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This is a hardware limitation of your keyboard. Unfortunately, the only solution is that you must purchase a better keyboard that does not have this limitation. To be more specific: In order to save money, keyboard manufacturers often put many keys on the same "circuit" of sorts within the wiring of the keyboard. This prevents multiple keys in the same ...


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Microsoft Support Article KB216893 How to disable the keyboard Windows key Alternatively, you can use AutoHotkey to disable hotkeys globaly or selectively, based on the program that is currently active. This should work for any program, and any key (combination) out there.


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These are gameplay hotkeys and can be re-bound by going to Settings → Controls. The keys listed here are the defaults. Throw (Q) — Throws your currently active item away. Note that this will throw the entire stack (unless holding Torches, as they provide light even as a tossed item). Quick Heal (H) — Consumes the first healing item in your inventory. Quick ...


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The keyboard enthusiasts forum at geekhack.org has an extensive list of keyboards (login required) tested for their N-Key-Rollover capabilities, as well as instructions on how to find the number of simultaneous keypresses a certain keyboard supports. X-key-Rollover (where X is an integer smaller than the number of physical keys) is the minimum number of ...


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Most pro players do it to "warm up" their fingers early in the game. That way, when they need to produce tons of meaningful actions in the mid-to-late game, they are "limber". Whether or not that helps or is the best method for warming up, however, is questionable. Tzenes, our resident SC2 guru, addressed this in an answer to an earlier question on ...


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The option you want is in the Keyboard pane of your System Preferences: Unfortunately this applies to all applications, not just WoW, which is kind of a pain because almost no other Mac OS X apps use the function keys for anything.


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Certain keys will not work when pressed together due to the way multi-key rollover is implemented. There's no software solution as it's a hardware limitation - some keyboards support more keys simultaneously than others, but you can't change how your keyboard handles it. Keys like Shift, Alt and Ctrl tend to be special cases - they are almost always used ...


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Backspace will allow you to cycle through your Command Centers/Nexuses/Hatcheries. You can also set a building to a group -- for instance, I set my main base's command center to 0, my first expansion to 9, etc. That might be useful or not for you, but it helps me get around the map faster than hitting Backspace several times.


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Wikipedia's article on arrow keys covers some of the history of WASD: The scheme wasn't popularized until competitive play in Quake and subsequently QuakeWorld made clear its advantages over the older arrow key configurations. Competitive Quake play only popularised the layout though, as it wasn't the first time they were used: In the same year ...


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Unfortunately, this strange operation is a hack to support iOS due to limited API support for external hardware. Currently, the iOS SDK does not expose the internal UIEvents for keydown / keyup messages, so ION send two keypresses to allow developers to determine state transitions for emulators and games. Essentially a keydown/keyup when you press a button ...


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Since my answer is so long already I add it at the top and it's regarding your troubles targeting mobs: Pressing V enables enemy name plates which makes it for me infinitely easier to pick out targets - still hard sometimes but so much better than without. As Hex mentions, using Alt, Shift and Ctrl helps already a lot. Now one thing I strongly recommend ...


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No, the original StarCraft didn't allow the changing of the keybindings.


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EDIT: Theory proved wrong, there is indeed little difference. Old answer follows, please see accepted answer. Super Meat Boy is harder to play with a keyboard. Gamepads can detect how much you are pushing the control stick in a direction; there are partial actions. Jumping to the right with 30% of run speed is possible to do. Keyboards only detect whether ...


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On PS3, you have to target a medic of your team (i.e. look at him with your crosshairs) and press Select. You're on PC and Q is the right key, so I'm guessing the problem is you didn't target a friendly medic with your crosshair first. They have to be close enough. If it works, you'll hear your guy screaming out for help.


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The hotkey for autocasting an action is the action's hotkey with Ctrl. If R is the hotkey for Repair, Ctrl-R will be the hotkey to toggle Repair autocasting.


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Try moving to ESDF, that way you can easily keep your index finger on F (right). It can be a pain when launching new games, but it pays well, and you get some 'extra' space on the left of your hand.


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Yes. To add a Bluetooth keyboard, go to Settings > Accessories > Manage Bluetooth Devices. For a non-Bluetooth wireless keyboard to work, it would probably have to have its own wireless receiver that would plug into the console via USB. It also supports USB keyboards. From page 31 of my PS3 owner's manual: Using a USB keyboard You can enter ...


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You are not missing something important (all your points about checking to see if something is done is correct), players are simply keeping their fingers warm so that when it comes time to fight, they are ready to react quickly. Day[9] does a good explanation of how tapping through control groups helps your overall game play in these two videos: ...


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Actually it's alt + key One nice usage of it (besides of auto-repair and auto-making inteceptors for Carrier) it's an auto-unborrow on banelings so they unborrows as some unit is nearby thus acting like landmine without need to control them.


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This certainly isn't a general answer, but some keyboards (usually the fairly expensive gaming keyboards, like the G15) have a physical switch that will disable the Windows key.


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I've been able to work out that Button 0 and Button 1 are actually Left and Right Mouse (may be the other way around) These can be assigned at the Controls > Customize Controls screen by clicking the Attack Hand/Open hand options and double left/right clicking (as you need to left click to start the assigning process) Then, by using space for legs and E ...


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Super Meat Boy is easier with a gamepad only if gamepad is the input device you are more at ease with generally speaking, that's all. A few top players (Breakdown, Joe) play on keyboard and it's pretty obvious it doesn't hinder their skill. I would play SMB using keyboard rather than a gamepad myself if I didn't have an arcade stick, which I prefer to use. ...


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Well it depends on your personal playstyle, but the advantages a controller has over a keyboard are as follows: 360 degree movement (as opposed to 8 directions of movement) More precise ability to pick your speed etc. (You can move really slow, or really fast depending on how far you push the stick, with a keyboard it's either fast or off). Access to more ...


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The only three methods I am aware of are Hit the number and then mouse-click at the unit portrait to center your screen over the selected unit/building Bind your control group keys to 2 hotkeys (Primary and Alternative hotkey) and hit both after each other Hit the hotkey for Center on Current selection (Ctrl+F by default) Nevertheless, all ways would ...


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It's possible that your bAllowConsole setting in oblivion.ini has been disabled; it should be set to 1 to allow you to use the console. Failing that, there are mods (of course) that add a spell that opens the console, add a ring to open the console, or let you change the console keybinding.


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If there is ever enough demand for it, simultaneous keypress support may become a standard stat available, but that is not likely. I have heard that the SteelSeries Zboard supports many (7 I think) kepresses. Another I have heard is Avant stellar. This discussion might also interest you.


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You can use a utility to rebind keys to other keys, or manually hack your registry to do so. Here's the source MSKB article that they used. For instance, the following registry key will swap F11 and LWIN: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode ...


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I use this mouse: Maybe a Naga would be good for you (or mouse with a similar button layout). It would definitely allow you to get to all your hot keys easier (I've used it in SC2 for just such a reason).


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I have 6 and 7 remapped to F2 and F3 for my production buildings and main bases. If you have all your production on F2 you can just tab through them to select the different types. Also, if you're Protoss you can just hit W to select all warp gates.



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