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Cat hit a button, which one?

Cat sat on my keyboard, hit something, now I can't enter in 'search' or do a system restore. Just above the keypad are a half-dozen symbols. One is an 'A' in a box. Normally there is no light over it, now there is. I can't find my manual. What is this light and how do I turn it off? (On the assumption that activating the 'A' in the box is an indicator of my problem.)

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  • WALLOON Nov 10, 2007

    The function capS and lower cae are reverSed and I have to preSS on arrow on thE right to write in lower caSe. alSo letterS S and X don't work at all in lower caSe. What can I do, pleaSe?

  • silverfever May 11, 2010

    haha!
    Im not requesting clarification, sorry.. just finding some things funny! :p And feel the need to express it, unfortunatly :s


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ITs for turning on the CAPITAL letters on the keyboard. All you have to do is Hit on CAPS LOCK key on your keyboard and you are done. Nothing wrong with the PC/Notebook.

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