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STICKEY KEYS! OKAY. I'll be typing normally and all of the sudden BOOM IM TALKING IN ALL CAPS AND ITS LIKE IM CONSTANTLY HOLDING DOWN SHIFT! I hate it and it messes up everything. None of the commands work to turn it off...i've done what people said "hold control down 8 seconds" NOPE... unclicked everything about stickey keys and filter keys. Nothing is helping. I ABSOLUTELY HATE STICKEY KEYS AND FILTER KEYS! It furiates me and makes me want to tear my hair out! Please tell me how to get rid of it for good! (i dont know what kind of laptop this is. how do i tell? i know its toshiba satellite but nothing else)

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  • VanishX1 Nov 25, 2007

    I don't understand what he means by blank text file.

    I've gone in and unclicked everything... *sigh* holding down shift doesn't help... Holding down control doesn't help.



    It's a (insert inappropriate words here)!

  • VanishX1 Nov 26, 2007

    Cannot import C:\Documents and Settings\Savannah Winn\Desktop\disable.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from withint he registry editor.



    :(

  • VanishX1 Nov 26, 2007

    If I could, I'd kiss ya! :) Thanks so much.

  • VanishX1 Nov 26, 2007

    ITS DOING IT AGAIN? But I hit both of the shift keys and it stops. YEA SEE ITS DOING IT RIGIHT NOW> *SIGH*

  • VanishX1 Nov 26, 2007

    Microsoft XP Homem Edition

    Version 2002 Service pack 2



    and "Really stubborn annoying type Q" apparently.

  • VanishX1 Nov 27, 2007

    Thank you so much. I can't thank you enough. You're an awesome dude! You really know your stuff and I'm greatful.



    Well on the rare event ya ever need some sorta art work or anything/ edited photos let me know hehe. Thats the only thing i can think of to pay ya back b/c that's all I'm good at. (Besides screwing up computers, apparently...) www.xanga.com/micklwinn /


  • VanishX1 Nov 27, 2007

    woah. OK I'll try it when I get home one afternoon. Which reminds me; i forgot to go get my oil changed this morning. I knew I was supposed to get up for something.....

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Hi guys,
I have had this problem and one where the "s" key would begin inputiing even though it was not physically pressed. I have a Toshiba Portege and after reading everyone elses answers I was looking at getting a new key board, however, I removed the keyboard, after removing keys and cleaning as previously suggested, and found that the "tape" that conncets the keybord to the laptop. When I looked carefully I found the it appeared to be dirty. With a damp cloth I wiped away what ever it was and now have no problems. That might be worth a look?

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Heres the quick version:

hold down both shift keys, it should either disable it or pop up a message to disable it, hit escape, not cancel...

control panel, accessibility options, keyboard, click settings near filterkeys, uncheck use shortcut, click ok.. check the boxes for use filter toggle and stickey keys, hit applyuncheck them all and hit apply again... if this doesnt fix it, read on..

create a blank text file on your desktop named disable.reg or something similar, and paste the portion between the --------'s into it:

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Blind Access]
"On"="0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\HighContrast]
"Flags"="122"
"High Contrast Scheme"="High Contrast Black (large)"
"Volital HC Scheme"="High Contrast Black (large)"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Preference]
"On"="0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
"AutoRepeatDelay"="1000"
"AutoRepeatRate"="500"
"BounceTime"="0"
"DelayBeforeAcceptance"="1000"
"Flags"="122"
"Last BounceKey Setting"=dword:000001f4
"Last Valid Delay"=dword:000003e8
"Last Valid Repeat"=dword:000001f4
"Last Valid Wait"=dword:000003e8
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\MouseKeys]
"Flags"="58"
"MaximumSpeed"="80"
"TimeToMaximumSpeed"="3000"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\SerialKeys]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\ShowSounds]
"On"="0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\SoundSentry]
"Flags"="2"
"FSTextEffect"="0"
"WindowsEffect"="0"
"TextEffect"="0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys]
"Flags"="506"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\TimeOut]
"Flags"="2"
"TimeToWait"="300000"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\ToggleKeys]
"Flags"="58"
---------

make sure not to paste the ------'s.. anytime it enables itself, just doubleclick the file, it should disable it for you.

hope this helps
trin

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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  • Trinity Sabre
    Trinity Sabre Nov 25, 2007

    to create a blank text file, right click on your desktop and select new -> text document
    it should create an icon called something like "new text document.txt", double click it to open it in notepad or any text editor

    copy and paste the above section into it (just the part in between the dashes), and save the file

    rename the file disable.reg
    double click it, it should ask you if you wish to import the data into your registry, click yes or ok
    reboot the computer and test

  • Trinity Sabre
    Trinity Sabre Nov 26, 2007

    let me take a look at it a little later this eve and i will post a download link to the reg file in it's final form when i finish it.. right now i have to make a trip to austin to fix a server

  • Trinity Sabre
    Trinity Sabre Nov 26, 2007

    ok, here is a link to the file
    http://66.90.246.1/disable.reg

    save it as c:\disable.reg and double click it, it should ask you if you wish to import the values, click yes or ok

    if it does not allow you to import it by double clicking, click start, run, and type
    regedit /s c:\ disable.reg
    into the txt box, then click ok, this should import it if the above fails

    after it is imported, restart the system and see if it fixes the issue

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    Trinity Sabre Nov 26, 2007

    jeez, what version of windows is this, and what sub version? ie: xp-pro, 2k-server, etc?

  • Trinity Sabre
    Trinity Sabre Nov 27, 2007

    jeez, your comp certainly is persistent in this error.. are you sure the key itself isn't sticking? just asking because i am about to throw the kb i am using in the dishwasher after i strip it down the rest of the way..

    if everything else fails, and you don't mind heavily tweaking your system, you may want to pick up a copy of
    http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html
    it has a section under advanced to kill all of the accessibility options. i used to use their 98lite when building new systems to get the most speed out of it possible, but with the advent of 2k and xp, i have used it a few times lately to clear up the really persistent problems...

    i would definitely check the keys though first just in case there is a stuck switch under the key or something similar before spending money on a possible software fix.

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    Trinity Sabre Nov 27, 2007

    here is one last thing, am going to write it as i do it so that there is no mistake, if this fails on your comp, look for a keyboard issue...

    the steps will be posted in a bit as i am doing them right now and saving them in a file as i may need to reboot a few times to verify everything

  • Trinity Sabre
    Trinity Sabre Nov 27, 2007

    hook up an external mouse for this
    do not touch the keyboard during this process... only use the external mouse, if this is a kb issue, it can interfere with all of this.

    steps.
    1) control panel, classic view (if not already in it), accessibility options
    2) [keyboard tab] uncheck "use stickykeys", "use filterkeys", "use togglekeys"
    3) [keyboard tab] click "settings" next to "stickykeys", uncheck everything except "make sounds..." and "show stickykeys...."
    4) [keyboard tab] click "settings" next to "filterkeys", uncheck "use shortcut", under "filter options" doesn't matter which is selected, under "notification" check both boxes
    5) [keyboard tab] click "settings" next to "togglekeys", uncheck "use shortcut"
    6) [sound tab] uncheck all
    7) [display tab] uncheck all, click settings, uncheck "use shortcut"
    8) [mouse tab] uncheck all, click settings, uncheck all except "show mousekey status..."
    9) [general tab] check "turn off accessibility...." and set for 5 mins, make sure both notifications are checked, uncheck serialkeys option, make sure apply to logon and apply to new users are checked
    10) click "apply", click "ok"

    the accessibility options dialog/menu should now be closed...

    now for the next fun part....
    1) open my computer and browse to your windows install folder (ie: c:\windows)
    2) click on tools/folder options in the title bar/menu bar, click view, under hidden files and folders click "show hidden files and folders", click apply to all folders, and click ok
    3) browse to the inf folder in your windows install folder
    4) double click on sysoc.inf (it should open in notepad)
    5) look for a line that says "AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7"
    6) hilight the part that says hide (not including the commas), right click, select "cut"
    7) the line should now say "AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,,7"
    8) click on "file", click on "save"
    9) click on "file", click on "close". if it asks you to save, click yes
    10) click start menu, click shutdown, and reboot the computer

    last bit
    1) once computer is up, only use the keyboard if you have to input your password
    2) click your way to the control panel
    3) click on "add or remove programs"
    4) brew a cup of tea, or grab a jolt cola while it is loading
    5) click on "add / remove windows components"
    6) double click "accessories and utilities", uncheck "accessibility wizard"
    7) click "ok"
    8) click "next", and about 10 years later ( a few secs to a few mins), the accessibility junk will be removed
    9) click "finish"
    10) close add or remove programs
    11) reboot

    if this does not fix it, grab an external keyboard and see if you have the same issue while using it, if you do, replace the keyboard on the laptop or see if a local company can repair/clean it, as this tutorial should clear up any problems dealing with accessibility options

    heh hope this helps, i know it just gave me a little more insight into just how ingrained into the o.s. these options are... on the plus side, i now know they won't be coming back up on this system

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