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Prompt boxes filling with dashes

My pc has started inserting dashes into whatever prompt (web address, excel cell, google search entry box) the cursor was on when it went into idle mode. This happens whenever the PC has been inactive and it goes into power save mode, and when it first starts up. At the password prompt to login it starts filling with dashes before I can start typing.

A related problem is that sometimes when I access my favorites from my browser and there is a folder of favorites, I click on that folder and the browswer opens a browser tab for each entry in that folder!

WHat's going on?

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  • powells-jmp Oct 21, 2008

    I examined the keyboard and found that the '-' key on the numeric keypad was pushed in. Easy to find and fix. Thank you Siawolf for this suggestion.





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Keyboard has a ticky key , shake it upside down or try a new one .

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