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A keyboard is a standard input device for computers. This tag can be used for questions about game controls, button mapping or gaming-specific hardware.

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How do I remove the limit on PC keyboard button presses?

Whenever I play a PC game with the directional keys, I can only press two buttons at a time. For instance if I am playing a shooter like R-Type, I cannot hold down the fire button while moving ...
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How do I disable the windows key when in-game?

Trying to get rid of the 'press windows key in middle of game and it returns back to windows, and then I can't alt-tab back in for 15 seconds' problem. Specifically, I'm playing SC2 on a 32-bit ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts of Civilization 5?

What are the keyboard shortcuts in Civilization V?
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What is the origin of the WASD key scheme?

My gaming memories go way back to the Atari 2600 with its single-button gamepad, and with computer gaming I started with the PC XT. Back in the day, movement would be controlled by the arrows and ...
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What keyboard shortcuts are in Terraria?

What keyboard shortcuts are in Terraria? Is it possible to change bindings?
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What are the controls of The Binding of Isaac?

What are all the keys used in The Binding of Isaac? I'm going to configure my joystick using one of the tools suggested at How to setup the joypad for Binding of Isaac? (Xpadder, JoyToKey, QJoyPad, ...
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Is there a shortcut to move items between your inventory and the crafting table?

Is there a quick way to move items from your inventory onto the crafting table, just as you can move items between the inventory and an open chest with Shift+Click?
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What does "F1" key do and how to use it to spread units?

Somewhere I read that F1 helps to spread units from stack in different locations. I've tried to do that, but was not successful. Could you please tell me how to do that?
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Is Super Meat Boy really harder with a keyboard? [closed]

While poking around on Youtube I found many commenters saying "yeah, now try that with a keyboard." The game itself, however, only seems to suggest a controller to keep the "feeling" of the game. I ...
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iCade bluetooth keyboard mappings for MAME?

I just got an iCade -- it is technically for an Apple iPad, but it is basically a generic bluetooth keyboard arcade controller. It's great! But once I paired it with my laptop as a bluetooth keyboard ...
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How can I enable the developer console on a non-US keyboard?

I tried to enable the developer console in the options menu in Portal 2, but it doesn't work out of the box because I'm using a German keyboard and the ~ key is not recognized. I tried to edit the ...
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How can I set auto-casting using hotkeys?

Is there a way to set an SCV to auto-repair, or a carrier to auto-build interceptors completely with hotkeys? I believe the question is also interesting for standard hotkeys but I use grid hotkeys.
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What are some WASD alternate control schemes to avoid repetitive strain injury?

There are a lot of games out there that assume that players will use WASD as their keys to move the player (ie. most flash games). I don't use WASD as my player control when using keyboard and mouse. ...
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Keyboard with macros support from Blizzard

I thought macros are prohibited from use in Starcraft 2 multiplayer, but recently I've found a keyboard being sold by Blizzard: http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100001142 Designed ...
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How to play Portal 2 co-op on one PC with 2 Keyboards and 2 Mice?

I do not have an XBOX 360 controller (and if I had I would not want to use it for a FP"S" ;)). Is there a way to play the co-op mode on one PC where both players play with their own keyboard and mouse?...
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How do I use function keys on a Mac?

I recently switched my whole system to Mac OSX (Snow Leopard 10.6) from Windows 7. Now I've installed WoW and imported my old configs/addons without any problems, besides that my keybindings from F1 ...
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How do I use F3 to get my coordinates when my laptop makes F3 a special key?

I can't get the coordinates on my computer because it keeps changing the brightness. I have a windows 8 Samsung, and I'm playing Minecraft version 1.6.4.
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What are the easiest PC keyboard controls for the Assassin's Creed series?

I recently purchased this game, but I can't get my head around the controls. I know it's meant for a 4-button gamepad (head,open hand, armed hand, feet), but I can't seem to get a system that is easy ...
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Why do high-level players flick through control groups constantly?

When watching live-streams from high-level players I noticed they tend to constantly flick through control groups very fast. I watched a stream of a player switching between drone, overlord, hatch ...
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How to change Dark Souls tutorial and controls to a keyboard

I recently got Dark Souls for the PC on Steam, and the tutorial and all the control reminders are only for an Xbox 360 controller. Is there any way to change this so I can learn the game for keyboard?
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How can I press the # key in a DOSBox game?

I recently bought the 6-pack from Good Old Games and would like to play the first Might & Magic game. A friend told me that you can't use Shift-3 for pound (#) and I was wondering if this was ...
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Can I change the movement keys in NetHack?

I recently downloaded NetHack, and have begun to play on my laptop. However, I find the directional key bindings rather cumbersome. I do not have a Number Pad, and would rather not use the NumLock ...
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Which key do I use to zoom with Minecraft Optifine?

In Optifine (minecraft), I want to know how to zoom in. I have tried all f keys and I have tried looking at controls. Optifine is installed and is running.
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Is there an easy way to use all digit buttons with the left hand?

Intro I play RTSs (Starcraft 2, specifically) and now realize that I want to use more than the 1 - 5 digits to bind my army / buildings / etc. Problem I cannot precisely hit the 7 - 0 (neither Ctrl + ...
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Can we use keyboard & mouse on PS3?

Can we use wireless keyboard & mouse on PS3 with minimum loss and delay? I've searched on youtube, and i saw a lot of videos about this. But i don't think that methods would be healty. Any idea?...
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Can you call for a medic? How?

I asked in game about how to call a medic and someone said that you press Q. But I couldn't get it to work, so maybe this person was pulling my chain. How do you call for a medic?
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I use an Azerty keyboard. How can I handle keybindings easily?

As a Belgian, I use a non-qwerty keyboard with AZERTY (A/Q switched, W/Z switched, M/; switched, changed layout of symbols near alt gr). This is rather annoying, especially on games like Oblivion, ...
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Gaming with an ergonomic keyboard?

I'm thinking about about buying an ergonomic keyboard, but, I'm worried about gaming with it because I had never owned one. I currently have at my eyes at the "Perixx PERIBOARD-512". Are ergonomic ...
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Mouse and Keyboard for XBox 360?

I know there are third party attachments you can get like the XFPS Sniper or the Mayflash Max. So two questions really. 1: Has Microsoft given a reason why they decided not to allow the use of a ...
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How do your 'F1, F2, ect..' skills work?

I see that some Professions have skills bound to F1, F2 and so on. Yet some have 0 skills bound there. Are these Profession specific? And if so do you have to unlock them or spend points on them or do ...
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StarCraft 2 keyboard shortcut to select hatchery

Is there a keyboard shortcut to select and center view to the Command Center/Hatchery/Nexus? Playing as Zerg, I tried pressing H but it doesn't select the hatchery. I'm looking for a keyboard ...
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StarCraft 1 - grid layout

I'm playing StarCraft 2 with grid layout. Is it possible to use this layout in StarCraft 1? I would like to go through the single player, but the hotkeys are just killing me.
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Is it possible to re-map or disable the key that brings up the console?

From time to time when switching to primary weapon (1) I accidentally hit `, which in BF3 brings up the console. I don't see possibility to change that binding on the options screen. Is there a way ...
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How to make the key 'WIN' used for key bindings? [closed]

I know there is a method in windows to ban the WIN key(To edit the register), and when I hit the WIN key, nothing happens. However, can I use the key for key-bindings?
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How can I modify the Civilization IV keyboard commands on OS X?

I play on a MacBook Pro, so I have no number pad. Ideally I'd love to be able to play completely keyboard based, with movement keys similar to 'vi' (hjkl, etc). I really want to be able to natively ...
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How can I control a plane in Battlefield Heroes?

Does anybody here have a good grasp on how to successfully control the planes in Battlefield Heroes? I've fiddled with the sensitivity settings so at least I can bank and whatnot more quickly, but ...
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Does Stardew Valley have poweruser keyboard support?

I am not an experienced PC gamer but I am a software developer who tries to leave the keyboard as little as possible during the day. I've had a lot of trouble with this in Stardew Valley. The biggest ...
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Attacking with no mouse?

Per in-game tooltips, I can see that one may press A or B to open the Attack or Ranged Attack menus, respectively (as well as to do nearly everything in-game without the mouse). However, is it ...
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Creating Key Bindings for an Xbox One controller on Mac

I am really looking for a way to create key binding for an xbox one controller connected to a Mac. I know this is kind of a weird request, but I really want to try playing Guild Wars 2 with a ...
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How to disable F keys? (F1-F9)

Specifically the F9 key. I use the F9 key bound to a mouse button to talk in Teamspeak since it has little interference with most games. Diablo 3 has F9 bound to open the achievements menu and ...
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Is it possible to remap LMB (shield) to Shift in Dark Souls 2 on PC?

I find the game to be completely unplayable with the new keybindings - disappointing does not even begin to cover it (double left click and double right click, SERIOUSLY?) I want the old DS shift to ...
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Recommendations for switching for a long-time Keyboard Turner

I've been playing WoW for years, and I have even managed to do some end-game raiding without shaming myself, all the while being a keyboard turner and action clicker. I do want to reform, and I have ...
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Keyboard Multiple key press problem [duplicate]

In some games (Tekken 3 on emulator for example) I need to press multiple keys at the same time. But other that ctrl, alt and shift no other keys seem to work together. For example Down arrow + num ...
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Can't long-press ALT or CTRL, only once at a time [closed]

When I hold any letter key, naturally it keeps typing that key, or when I hold an arrow key in a game it will keep going in that direction. However, in MapleStory, when I hold CTRL, it's supposed to ...
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Using a keyboard/mouse for XBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mouse and Keyboard for XBox 360? I like first person shooters, but most of my friends play them on consoles (e.g. XBox 360) and I'm a PC gamer. Therefore, I'm used to the ...
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Official PS3 Controller Keyboard as input device to PC

Is it possible to use my official PS3 Controller Keyboard (you know, the one that attaches on top of the PS3 Controller) to my Windows 7 PC? It would be nice to have functionality like touch ...
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Accepting WINAMP ctrl+alt key-combinations

When playing League of Legends with Winamp and TeamSpeak. LoL ignores my teamspeak keybindings (Ctrl+Alt+o/p), and thus teamspeak correctly reacts. But my Winamp keybindings (Ctrl+Alt+v, Ctrl+Alt+...
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Changing the "drop all"/"drop stack" keybind in Minecraft

I'm experimenting to find the most comfortable keybinds for me and I found that Ctrl would be perfect for dropping items. However Ctrl + [drop item key] drops the whole stack, which is also the case ...
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How to have two players on one keyboard in Monaco?

I've found a thread that explains how to do it. It involves simply downloading a couple of files, placing them in the appropriate folder and running the game. However, I can't make it work on Linux. ...
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How to play Dark Souls with keyboard/mouse

I was looking for some advice on how to play Dark Souls on PC with keyboard/mouse. I want to start the game(s) and I'm not comfortable using a Gamepad, so... Is it possible to finish the games without ...
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