Dud
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Backspace key on official keyboard not working properly?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 pm

Hi

Just set up my Pi4 with the official keyboard and mouse. All seems to be working except I notice that the backspace key only works if you press and hold it down - it doesn't seem to work if you just tap it like a normal backspace key. I notice you can do shift-backspace which then allows single taps.

Am I going mad or is this normal? It seems really inconvenient

Dud
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Re: Backspace key on official keyboard not working properly?

Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:25 pm

So I guess this really just affects me then?

Andyroo
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Re: Backspace key on official keyboard not working properly?

Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:28 pm

Are you sure the keyboard and language are defined correctly?

There are some odd faults in the Perl script reported elsewhere since the Pi 4 came out with Buster...

Can you try it on an older Pi by any chance?
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Dud
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Re: Backspace key on official keyboard not working properly?

Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:35 pm

I don't have an older Pi to try but I did try the keyboard on a windows machine and I see the same behaviour - the backpsace key does not work unless you press and hold it - you cant just tap it.

I was just curious to know if other peoples backspace key works in the normal manner?

Andyroo
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Re: Backspace key on official keyboard not working properly?

Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:44 pm

That is very very odd - I’ve nit used one but hopefully someone here can tell you.

Tempted to give you this link https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5WSl74ojY but it would be a bit unfair :lol:

I do agree it sounds a bit if a pain for day to day use.
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d_older
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Location: East Yorkshire, UK

Re: Backspace key on official keyboard not working properly?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:56 am

Hi Dud,

Just tried my UK Pi keyboard (Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04d9:0006 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. ) on both my Pi4 and Debian i5 machine and a "tap" on the Backspace key works as expected. (Num Lock on or off - just in case it had any effect)

The usual cause of "weird" issues is the power supply - I've tried this with both the old 2.5A PSU (with a USB-C adapter) and the new 3A adapter.

I know this doesn't really help you but it is another datapoint.

Dave

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