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Malfunctioning keyboard whenever i press certain keys on my laptop they pop up the short cut dialog boxes. such as, pressing"r" pop ups the run diaglog box the "f" key pop ups the search dialog box. is there something that is turned on that is causing this? i've fidgeted with the atl key but it doesn't seem to be stuck. i'm just unable to type in normal mode.

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Must be the CTRL key that is stuck...

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Shortcut keys


Some of the advanced features of windows allows shortcut keys these keys allow you to open applications faster this is a list of key combination and what they do the first set of shortcut keys and mostly designed for text applications such as notepad Microsoft word wordpad and any other text input application the first set of combinations keys are CTRL key and the letter C at the same time this allows you to copy highlighted text the next combination of keys are CTRL key and the letter V this allows you to paste that copy text you copy using CTRL C into text application or any application that uses keyboard input the next set of combination keys are CTRL P this allows you to print the current text document just as you would if you went file print the next set of keys are more designed for windows application shortcuts if you're on your desktop and you want to open the run dialog box that holds the windows key and press the letter R and you'll see the run dialog box here you can type in locations of files and open them through the run dialog box the next short cut key the allows you to open explore not to be confused with Internet explorer, that explore application is what opens up when you click on my computer my documents and the anything else to view folders files hard drives pictures movies and music or anything else that's inside a folder that the shortcut key to access this is the windows key and E at the same time it should open my computer because this is the main explore application the next key combination of more for advanced users CTRL+ Alt+delete this key combination accesses the task manager program which shows the process list the CPU usage and programs that are open and network activity this program allows you to end processes and programs that are frozen and do not recommend ending any processes that you're on not familiar with this may cause a computer crash or you lose data but ending application from the application view is OK if the applications is frozen because the computer will automatically end the applications processed for you safely as Microsoft has updated to windows Vista and windows 7 they'v added a new feature called the Arua effect if your computer is new or you have a compatible graphics card by pressing the windows key and the tab key at the same time will allow you to scroll through all the open applications in a 3D window this next set is mostly for laptops on laptops on the keyboard there's a key labeled FN which is short for function each laptop is different but in small print on the main keys you should notice little letters symbols or numbers are holding the function key and pressing one of these keys that have one of the symbols letters or numbers will allow you to access the secondary feature the keyboard as soon as you let go of the function key the keyboard returns to normal for example most computers will have a sun symbol on the up and down arrow keys this allows you to adjust the laptops brightness all you have to do is hold the FN key and press one of the arrow keys and you can turn the brightness of your screen up or down these are some of the few shortcut keys and you can do with windows there are many more hope this tutorial helps

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I want to turn off keyboard short cuts


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How to unlock keyboard and mouse pad


Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons.


Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard.


Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys.

If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row.


Shortcut Key Method


Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time.


Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.


Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter."


Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter."

Your touchpad will be re-enabled.


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Hi i have a dell inspiron laptop unfortunately my touch pad got locked, please help me to unlock it thanks


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Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard, and hold it down until the "Start" menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl" and "Esc" at the same time.

Press "C," then arrow down to "Control Panel" and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys, and press "Enter" to open up the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt" and "F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.

Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system, and press "Enter."

Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights, and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.

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Just purchased my laptop. what does the key between the alt key and cntrl do?


The function key with Fn on it is to switch on all the features on your computer with those function keys which with little icons in the same color as the text Fn on the Fn key. You just need to press the Fn key and press those keys to switch on those features.

The windows logo key with a windows logo on it is to open some windows shortcut. Such as Windows Logo + E opens the Windows Explorer if you press the E key while holding down the windows Logo key.

Here is a link about windows short cut keys.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449
You can see there are some short cut keys with a combination of Windows Logo+ something. The windows logo key is the one with a flying windows logo on it.

The pop-up window key which looks like a mouse pointer on a menu does the same thing as right-clicking the mouse to bring up a pop-up menu.

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Open up Word, click on Help >> MS Office Word Help and a whole bunch of online solutions will appear on the right side. Have fun.

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About shortcut keys
You can quickly accomplish tasks you perform frequently by using shortcut keys - one or more keys you press on the keyboard to complete a task.

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Printing a list of shortcut keys

If you frequently refer to the Help topics that list shortcut keys, you may find it helpful to keep a printed copy of those topics. In Help, locate the topic you want, and then click Print .

You can also run a macro (macro: An action or a set of actions that you can use to automate tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual Basic for Applications programming language.) that creates a list of the current shortcut key assignments, and then print the list.

On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
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In the Macro name box, click ListCommands.
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On the File menu, click Print.
Customizing shortcut keys

You can customize shortcut keys in Microsoft Word by assigning shortcut keys to commands that do not already have them or by removing shortcut keys you don't want. If you don't like the changes you make, you can return to the default shortcut key settings at any time.

Using shortcut keys with different keyboard layouts or Word as your e-mail editor

Shortcut keys mentioned in the Help topics, menus, and dialog boxes refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts may not correspond exactly to the keys on a U.S. keyboard. If the language of the keyboard layout you are using doesn't match the language you set for Microsoft Word or Word Help, you may have to make adjustments when using shortcut keys or change your keyboard layout.

If you are using Word as your e-mail editor, some of the shortcut keys listed may not be available or may produce different results.

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I have a hp laptop model no dv 2046 tu...the problem i m facing is that my keyboard's ctrl key is stuck...whenever i press any key....a combination of that key wid ctrl is is taken...example....if i press...


This solution is for Windows XP.
If you see no physical sticking, then you may have "Sticky keys" on.
To look to see what your "Sticky Keys" Settings is at do the following:

In "Control Panel" double click "Accessibility Options"
A new window will pop up. The first tab is "Keyboard".
The first box at the top is "Sticky Keys" make sure that is unchecked.

"Sticky Keys" can be automatically turned on if you hold down certain keys for a predetermined length of time. Usually a box will pop up asking if you want to turn it on.

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