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My Windows 10 PC now has a locked keyboard. I may have hit shift multiple times. I have unplugged, deleted keyboard device and restarted, ensured the filter key is off

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Stephen, try turning the he PC off. While off plug the keyboard back in and then restart your PC. Hopefully it will pickup & install the drivers needed.

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No pc STATED,
why leave out the one key fact like that?
name of PC and model. first. ok"?
pretend the helper can't see you nor it..

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SOURCE: Need to disable a key on my keyboard

check your keyboard in
Start/settings/control panel/keyboard right click open check what options available you may be able to stop key working

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: emachine laptop Fn key locked

I think the only solution is to phisically remove the key from the keyboard - VERY gently, in order not to break or send flying the pieces to which the key is attached. The little rubber button underneath might be squished below those pieces.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

marsoblivion

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SOURCE: "page down" lock light on keyboard..don't know how to unlock (?)

Scroll Lock button. =]

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I accidently locked my keyboard while holding down the shift key,

it sounds like you have sticky keys on.
this would come on by pressing the shift key 5 times.
press any two keys at the same time and the control panel will come up.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Keyboard and touch pad will not work

The HP50 and HP60 laptops both have a lock button I just discovered by tripping over it today. Couldn't find a description of it in the printed or onboard manuals. This button is in addition to the overall computer lock function key (f6) that is well described. This keyboard/touchpad (k/t) lock button is obvious when pointed out, but less so when those items are already locked out by casual hand motion. The button is located just above the touchpad and is embedded in the border trim of the keypad. It toggles access to your k/t. It has a little indicator light so one doesn't miss it, but it is pretty low-key, if you forgive the pun. Designers can be a little too cool sometimes!

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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Windows system key combinations

  • F1: Help
  • CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
  • Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Windows program key combinations

  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+U: Underline
  • CTRL+I: Italic

Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects

  • SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
  • SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
  • ALT+double click: Displays properties
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

General keyboard-only commands

  • F1: Starts Windows Help
  • F10: Activates menu bar options
  • SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
  • CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
  • CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task Manager
  • ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
  • ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
  • SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
  • ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
  • ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
  • CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
  • ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu
  • ALT+F4: Closes the current window
  • CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
  • ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts

For a selected object:
  • F2: Rename object
  • F3: Find all files
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
  • ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object

To copy a file

Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

To create a shortcut

Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

General folder/shortcut control

  • F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
  • CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
  • CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
  • CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
  • SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Windows Explorer tree control

  • Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
  • RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
  • LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

Properties control

  • CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Move through the property tabs

Accessibility shortcuts

  • Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys

  • Windows Logo: Start menu
  • Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
  • Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
  • SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
  • Windows Logo+F1: Help
  • Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
  • Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
  • Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
  • Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
  • Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
  • Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType software installed

  • Windows Logo+L: Log off Windows
  • Windows Logo+P: Starts Print Manager
  • Windows Logo+C: Opens Control Panel
  • Windows Logo+V: Starts Clipboard
  • Windows Logo+K: Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
  • Windows Logo+I: Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
  • Windows Logo+A: Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
  • Windows Logo+SPACEBAR: Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys
  • Windows Logo+S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

Dialog box keyboard commands

  • TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
  • SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
  • SPACEBAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
  • ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)
  • ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
  • ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding item
reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449

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Using Windows Operating Systems:
Windows XP:
1.Powercycle equipment (Unplug power wait 15 seconds then plug back in)
2.Go to Start/Run/Type ncpa.cpl then hit ok.
3.Double Click Wireless Connection (Router Connection) Hit Properties.
4.Click on tcp/ip then hit Properties
5.Ensure Obtain ipaddress automatically is checked as well as Obtain a DNS server automatically is checked.
6.Restart Computer, If still unable to access internet check you Firewall:
Start/Control Panel/Windows Firewall/Change Windows Firewall Settings/Turn Off not recommended.
7.Last Go to Start/Run/CMD/Hit ok
A.Type netsh int ip reset reset.log Press Enter after every Command
B.Type netsh int ip delete arpcache
C.Type netsh winsock reset
D.Type ipconfig /flushdns
8.Restart Computer
9.If still having issues check for viruses or malware in your computer.
10..Refer to your manufacture.

Windows Vista/7:
1.Powercycle equipment (Unplug power wait 15 seconds then plug back in)
2.Go to Start/Search Bar/Type ncpa.cpl then hit Enter.
3.Right Click on your connection usually (Wireless) then click Properties.
4.Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 IPV6
5.Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 IPV4 Then hit Properties (Do not uncheck IPV4)
6.Ensure Obtain ipaddress automatically is checked as well as Obtain a DNS server automatically is checked.
7.Restart Computer, If still unable to access internet check you Firewall:
A.Start/Control Panel/Security/Allow Program Through Windows Firewall/General Tab/Turn Off.
8.7.Last Go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/Right Click on Command Prompt then hit Run as administrator and hit continue.
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B.Type netsh int ip delete arpcache
C.Type netsh winsock reset
D.Type ipconfig /flushdns
9.If still having issues check for viruses or malware in your computer.
10.Refer to your manufacture.


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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
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WINDOWS VISTA/WIN 7:
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8. Type: netsh int ip reset reset.log
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Type: netsh winsock reset
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