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Keyboard "hot" key problems

Sometimes when I'm working on some of my applications where I need to you the "ctrl" key with another key on the keyboard, the menu comes up and locks up my keyboard for a few seconds.  Then, sometimes it changes the configuration of the keyboard when the menu shuts off.  I have to restart my computer.

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Re: Keyboard "hot" key problems

It look like your windows currepted or u have any virus on u r pc..
1 st chek u r pc for virus man...
if its ok...
u can reinstall u r windows... 

dont forget to tell me u r problem solved or not
best regards & best of luck..

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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OK well usually in the "Setup" you can "Assign" whatever keys you need, so can't you change the keys used to what you have? ALL Keyboards have scroll lock, it is probably just "Hidden" for instance I found one accessed via pressing a Blue Fn Key and then F12. Look carefully for "Other: small writing on keys.

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GCS632U is designed to work with standard USB keyboard an mouse only. You have to make sure that you are not using any type of adapter such as PS/2 to USB adapter. To further isolate the problem, please follow the steps below:

1. Connect the USB keybord directly to th computer to make sure that the keyboard is working properly.

2. Make sure that the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port on your KVM switch. You may take a look under neath this GCS632U (near the USB ports) and you will see an icon where to connect the keyboar and mouse.

3. If you're still gettings the same problem, Try power cycling this kvm switch by disconnecting if from the computers and disconnect also the keyboard and mouse from the KVM switch and leave them disconnected for a minute or two.

4. Reconnect everything after two minutes and then reboot the two computers.

5. If same problem exist, try using different USB keyboard.

NOTE: This KVM swith does not work correctly with wireless, gaming and smart keyboards because it's designed to work with standrd USB keyboard only.

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