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Free computer lessons for beginers

download this application and you will not only know how to use a keyboard but you will know how to type properly using a keyboard.

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Screen too dark / mac book pro

Yes. It's the F2 key, right above the 2 key.
With certain (rather unusual) Peferences settings, you have to hold down the fn key on the lower left corner of your keyboard for the Fkeys to have their ordinary effect.

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Where is num lock key on Dell 5030

If there is no NumLock key then pressing the Fn (Function) buttonshould enable the number pad on the keys that have the Blue numbers onthem. On most laptops (dont know your model) there is a numlock key asthis allows the user to type numbers with two hands and not keep oneholding the Fn button. You would normally press the Fn button and theNumLock option to switch it on and every time you pressed the keys withthe numbers on it would use the number not the letter, pressing the Fnkey with NumLock on would normally allow the letter to be used withouthaveing to disable the NumLock.
This assumes of course that the normal letters are stamped with thenumbers on, if not it is most unusual, I don't think I hav eseen alaptop keyboard without numbers or the NumLock / Fn options. There areUSB number pads available that you can buy, these simply plug in to anavailable USB port and it is like an extension of your keyboard.

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VERY latent letter "l" when I type my name:

It sounds like your email may have a shortcut key set up. That usually is two keys hit at the same time. So check and make sure you don't have a key stuck. Look at the function, alt, and shift and cap lock keys especailly. A bit of grit under them can cause the problem. Also be careful your not putting any pressure on a second key when you hit the l. Of course make sure the l key itself is working properly. This is typically the problem but since you say it's doing this on both machines that's not as likely (didn't notice you said that it was on both machines)

It could also be from some sort of spyware or a keylogger. Download spybot search and destroy, which is free (good to use anyway to get rid of spyware which can really slow down your machine), update it and run it on both machines.

This is a very unusual problem to have but since you check the mail on both machines both could have picked up the same spyware or virus.

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Dell laptop is not typing apostrophes unless I mash the key and hold for a long time -- solution?

The keys of a laptop are held above the pressure sensors by two plastic pieces over a piece of rubber. If one or both of these are damaged, you will not be able to properly use your key, and it will take unusual amounts of pressure to make it work. I would suggest either switching to a USB keyboard or ordering a replacement keyboard from Dell. Replacing the keyboard is not an especially expensive or difficult process, and I would be more than happy to share a How To on how it can be done with ease. Hope this helps.

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Keys on laptop stopped working

it may be a result of pressing these keys too hard although 7 key is unusual unless its one you use all the time but I do nitice that hese keys are grouped near vetically and so it may be the circuit secction of the keyboard. I think in this case the repaitr man may be the best option.

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Cannot Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Yes you can pop off individual keys. There are three parts to most keys: the rubber 'boot' which actually activates the keystoke, the flex connector which is the plastic 'X' support under the key that lets it go up and down, and the keycap itself. I usually use two precision screwdrivers, placing one under the left edge of the key for support while prying gently with the other on the right. Be careful as it is very easy to break the little plastic tabs on the flex connector that clip into the underside of the keycap. (They can be replaced for about $7.50 on eBay)

It is not unusual for a foreign object (paperclip, staple, etc) to get under a key and keep it from pressing down. Sometimes you can use compressed air or even tweezers (with a steady hand) to remove these without taking off the keycap.

Worst case scenario is an electrical problem preventing the keystroke from being sensed. A replacement keyboard would run about $35-40 and is actually pretty easy to install. I would check the warranty first at that point, it might still be covered.

And finally, there is the 'Onscreen Keyboard' as a part of XP, found in the Start Button->Accesories->Accessibility folder.

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Belkin Wireless Router/HP Laptop - wireless security problem

This is an unusual problem. It's interesting that you can connect without encryption. A few thoughts, which you may well have considered already:

1) Does this happen even when you deliberately disconnect from the network, and reconnect?

2) The network key/passphrase is case sensitive; it is very easy to make a small slip with this, or some other tiny detail, when entering the key;

3) Is there the slightest chance your router has the same SSID (name) as a neighbour's? ....Sorry if this seems a daft question, but it is something to consider...

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I suspect someone at some time has spilt water on it and corrosion has set in you will need to have someone remove and clean it or fi a nnew one

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