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Keyboard `problem `strange `dash `appearing

Every `time I `hit `the `space `bar `a `little `dash `appears, `as `you `can `see `here! `Could `someone `provide `a `fix `for `me? `Thanks. By the `way `my `operating `system `is `vista

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  • milnedanny Dec 23, 2008

    hi `thanks `for `the `reply `do `you `know `what `combination `I `should `be `using `to `get `rid `of `these `annoying `dashes?


  • seanlikescak
    seanlikescak Feb 08, 2013

    My belkin keyboard does the same on my Acer Aspire One laptop, Except instead of the dash, whenever I press the spacebar the volume goes down by one. So I can't playgames without constantly turning down the volume, or even play music and do stuff on e the internet. It really is a problem...



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Many programs extend the usefulness of the function keys by using key combinations. The most common combinations are Shift + a function key, Alt + a function key, and Crtl + a function key. These combinations can be very useful. For instance, in Microsoft Word, when any text is highlighted, pressing the Shift key plus the F3 key will change the case of the text from all caps, initial caps, to all lowercase. Shift + F7 will choose the Thesaurus command. These shortcuts allow you to access such functions with one keystroke rather than three or four mouse clicks.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

  • Milind Shetti
    Milind Shetti Dec 23, 2008

    If keys have activated accidentally. If you decide you need to disable a key, just follow these steps:

    1. From the Tools menu, select Customize…

    2. In the
    Customize dialog box, click Keyboard

    3. The Customize Keyboard dialog box will open

    4. In the scroll box beneath the Categories label, select All Commands

    5. In the Commands scroll box, find the command name for the key or keystroke
    (you’ll have to do some searching to find the specific key you wish to disable, but here’s a freebie: to disable the Insert key, select overtype)

    6. Highlight the key or key sequence in the box below the Current keys label

    7. In the drop down box beside the label Save changes in: select Normal
    to apply the change to all documents created in Word. To disable the
    key only to the current document, select the document name from the list

    8. Click Remove and then Close

    9. Click Close on the Customize dialog box



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