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Old 08-10-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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hotkeys make it impossible to type?

In Vista, when I am typing an n for instance, it opens a new document window, typing a t reduces font size, etc. Desperate.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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Re: hotkeys make it impossible to type?

Do you have a functions lock key on your keyboard?

Do you have sticky keys or one of those stupid things on? Should be somewhere in Control Panel.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: hotkeys make it impossible to type?

That was the first thing I checked. Nothing like sticky keys are on. No function key either. When typing this message, every "t" I typed opened a new browser page.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: hotkeys make it impossible to type?

Do you have a spare keyboard around? Sounds like a stuck Ctrl button.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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Re: hotkeys make it impossible to type?

This is a laptop so I don't have another keyboard. It does sound like a stuck key, though. It is driving me nuts.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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Re: hotkeys make it impossible to type?

Try blowing out the keys? I was trying to think if you can somehow plug in a usb keyboard and disable the internal one.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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Re: hotkeys make it impossible to type?

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Try blowing out the keys? I was trying to think if you can somehow plug in a usb keyboard and disable the internal one.
I do have a USB keyboard. I can try that, I suppose.
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