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Old 05-23-06, 04:33 PM
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HELP! Some sort of shortcut keys have been activated in WinXP

I'm in the process of setting up a new Sony VIAO. Occasionally (I haven't found a pattern to it yet so I'm not sure if it's something I'm activating or what's causing it) some sort of shortcut keys get activated so that no matter what app I'm currently in if I hit "R" the run program dialog comes up, if I hit "E" an explorer window comes up. I've looked through the preferences but I'm not seeing anything related to this nor have I ever seen this sort of behavior before. Does this ring a bell w/ anyone? Anyone know how to disable it (aside from switching to a different OS )?

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Sounds like your "Windows" key on the keyboard is stuck down.
Old 05-23-06, 06:05 PM
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There's my "new thing" learned for the day.... I didn't even realize it would do that. I guess it's time to break out the compressed air Setting up this new work laptop has taken a couple of days already and I've already run into a couple of oddities so I wasn't sure if this was one of them. Overall it's been an experiment in seeing which apps I actually use and sometimes trying to track down things that have been outdated for years and then seeing if they still work under XP....

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Could it be "sticky keys" from the accessibility options in control panel?
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first thing is get rid of the VAIO the couple we used have been horrible.
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Really? This one replaces another one and the only reason I made the switch is because the other one was getting to be on the slow slide and work lets us exchange machines every 2-3 years so I did it I also just bought a desktop VIAO for my personal/home use and love it. I know a lot of people love to complain about Sony products but personally I've never had any problems w/ any of them (knock on wood )... well aside from a walkman I had once but I treated that thing horribly so it's no wonder it fell apart

WRT this specific problem I'm thinking it is a matter of needing to replace the keyboard. thanks everyone
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if its not a stuck key.. try hitting ctrl+alt

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