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Keyboard buttons clicks before typing

When i press a button it makes a click sound before typing. started after my son held down the shift key to long & a window opened.

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  • tillie_bryan Oct 01, 2008

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! It was actualy 'filter keys' but that opened the window, so i could get it turned off. Thank you, (& thanks to this site) for offering your wonderful talent to those of us who are very not good with copmuters.


  • ruthie397 Feb 28, 2009

    I have sticky keys when I type one letter the key stop, then print the next letter what di I need to do. please I canot get the user guide.

    Ruth Chern


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If typing the keys make a clicking sound and you can't type the same key twice, you need to turn off filterkeys by press and hold the right shift key for 4 seconds. OR you can go to Control Panel, search for Ease of access. Click on Hear a tone when keys are pressed. Clear the check box Turn on Filter Keys

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Sounds like he may have turned on the "Sticky Keys", to turn this off , tap the shift key 5 times....should take care of it!

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    Great , I am glad we were able to help you , and thank you for the rating!


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