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Keyboard shortcut to screensaver

Q: Keyboard shortcut to screensaver

Hi,I used to have a keyboard shortcut to my screensaver but now It's not working.

I have tried and tried to make another one but have had no success.

I have done the google search for the answer but no help there.

I have a shortcut to one screensaver on my desktop and made a keyboard shortcut to it.

I have tried finding the screensaver folder in explorer but no luck there.

I have tried a multitude of searches on net and explorer,I have tried many keyboard shortcuts to the files I find to .scr but no luck.

Now I am asking here.

How to make a keyboard shortcut to the scrensaver .

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A: Keyboard shortcut to screensaver

The .exe (or .scr) for it is on system32 folder. Make a shortcut to that when you find the specific one.

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Hi,

I need to make a shortcut to the screensaver under Windows XP and have the password work. This computer needs the feature when the user leaves her desk. We can make the shortcut just missing something for the password to work.

Thanks,
 

A:screensaver shortcut

What is it that you are missing for the password to work?
 

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Hello everyone,

(NOTE: Please go to - Start > Computer > Local Disk > Windows > System32 - for the file "scrnsave.scr")

I got a shortcut of "scrnsave.scr" to be created on the desktop from the folder "System32". I've even assigned it a shortcut key combination.

However, it automatically switches the screensaver I set to a blank screen. What I had set and I want, is just one photo to be displayed constantly on the screen.

How do I solve this problem?

Regards,

Etienne.

EDIT: I discovered that this file's description is "Blank Screen Saver". I cannot right-click and configure the file to display what I'd like. Right-clicking on "scrnsave.scr" and then "install" and changing it to "Photos" works, but it gets switched back upon closing the box. Could it be that there is another file somewhere else or can I do something to change its properties?

A:Screensaver shortcut / hot key

Hello Etienne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you should be able to create a shortcut to the Photo screensaver with the PhotoScreensaver.scr file instead for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there, I have done this before but can't remember how to do it.
I want to create a shortcut on the desktop for the screensaver

Hope someone knows

Col
 

A:Xp Shortcut for screensaver

Screensavers are usually stored in the system32 subfolder of Windows in XP. The easiest way would be to go there and right click the screensaver (they have an extension of .scr) and the do send to .... desktop.

Now you will have a shortcut that you can double click to start the screen saver.
 

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Does anyone know of a failsafe method of getting round the Windows 7 restrictions on pinning screensaver shortcuts to tthe taskbar?

A:Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?

I don't see a way of pinning it. Is a desktop shorcut no good ? even if you create keystrokes to engage.

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With a desktop r-clik I select 'Personalize'. I then clik the Screensaver icon at bottom right of window and the Screen Saver settings dialogue appears. When I select the screensaver 'None' and clik 'Apply/OK' the Personalize window's Screensaver Icon gets a red circle with a slash and as a result the screensaver does not activate. I would like to do this with a shortcut or key and request instruction on how to accomplish this.

-thx

A:Shortcut/Key to Disable Screensaver?

Hello Marc,

You might see if the context menu in the tutorial below to toggle screensaver on/off may work for you.

Screen Saver - Toggle On or Off - Add to Desktop Context Menu

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Currently I have a desktop shortcut to PuttyCyg (a modified version of PuTTY) which I have configured Ctrl+Alt+C as a keyboard shortcut to launch the program. Trouble is, once there is one instance of the program open, when I enter Ctrl+Alt+C again, instead of opening another instance of the program, it brings the window of the currently open instance to the front. This is strange, because when I actually click on the shortcut multiple times, the default behavior is to open multiple instances of the program. How can I change it so that hitting the keyboard shortcut forces new instances to open? Do I have to resort to things like writing a VBScript?

A:Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Nobody? =)

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I have created a shortcut from a 'xyz.scr' screensaver of my choice via select, r-clik create shortcut method. My issue is: when I select the screensaver shortcut and r-clik I get no options to pin to taskbar or pin to start menu and I want to. How can I pin the shortcut to the taskbar or the start menu?

A:Manual Start Screensaver via Shortcut

Drag and drop ?

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Hi. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro and at the top, two of the keys increase/decrease the screen brightness (much like two of the keys at the top of a Mac do the same). Well, I discovered that if I press the key to decrease the screen brightness too quickly and bring it down all the way to the lowest brightness and keep clicking, it turns off the keyboard! As in, none of the keyboard keys will work anymore.
 
The only way I know of to fix it is to restart the keyboard. I'm wondering if there's a way to 1) disable the fact that it does this, and 2) find a way to turn the keyboard back on without restarting the computer, since it is, quite frankly, annoying when I have three word documents and about 10 browser tabs open. I can't figure out how to disable/stop this one key by using the keyboard settings/ toggling the hotkeys/etc.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 8 issue or Toshiba issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

A:Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

If under warranty, return this to the store ASAP for replacement/repair. There's not much we can recommend you do, hardware-wise, that you can do and not void the warranty.
 
I suspect the keyboard may be sticking,,, you can try another USB KB for troubleshooting though. Plug in the USB KB and see if that behavior is duplicated using that KB.
Let us know

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Ok, all seems fine....tho:

1: Screensaver does not seem to kick in when it should (at all) I am updating my wireless MS 5ooo driver, that did the trick in Vista not allowing the screensaver to kick in....hope that works, or anybody else notice this too?

2: I am looking fo an HP multimedia keyboard driver to use so I can use the buttons to open my cd drawers, etc.... keyboard model kb-0630

Thanks in advance....

Also does the latest version of the beta address the mp3 issue?

A:Keyboard....and screensaver...

You still need to download the patch for your MP3's

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I must use my mouse to release the screensave when in operation. I believe the Keyboard is supposed to do that but it does not. Please help me understand this.

Vista Home Premium
Gateway GT5428
Intel 3.29GHz Dual CPU
3GB Ram
142GB free HD
ATI X1650 Video
 

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The screensaver seems to turn off my keyboard. I can wake the screen up by pressing any key but the keyboard is inactive for entering the user password. The mouse works just fine. The keyboard works during and after rebooting.

I'm using Vista 64.
 

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formatted to no avail trying to solve this problem and found out unplugging this from the USB port made the Screensaver and all come on.

but I have yet to find a fix for it when it is plugged in, the HID Filter or whatever update did not fix this issue, if nothing else was probably responsible for it more then anything.

I even went into device manager power settings to disable them to wake up the computer and it didnt fix the problem either.

anyone got any ideas?

A:Screensaver dont come on with MS Wireless laser Mouse and Keyboard 5000

You could try taking the mouse batteries out. This will rule out that it is making tiny detections of movement even if unintended, while away. If the screensaver comes on, then you know it's doing this. Then, you can try lowering the dpi it uses, if it has that ability. Basically, test it out like this for a minute.

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Hello.

I use several keyboard shortcuts to start various programs, etc. I have one to access the A: drive - it is Ctrl + Alt + A.

When I try this shortcut now, I get the error message titled, Problem with Shortcut "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'A Drive.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disc is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again".

This happens with any floppy disc I try & yet they allopen fine in My Computer or WIndows Explorer.

Anyone got any ideas to resolve this niggle?

Best wishes to you all.

Tim.
 

A:Keyboard Shortcut

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I am using a HP Mini 210-1076NR. does any one know of a keyboard shortcut to get to top of page???

A:need keyboard shortcut

hi robertof1964, and welcome to sevenforums,

has your machine got a 'Home' key?

it might be fn-left arrow - at least it is on my mini 311

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On my desktop I can hold control and press enter and the browser (IE) automatically adds the 'www.' and the '.com. around what I write. My Laptop is not doing this... Not a huge problem but its really bugging me.. lo.

Thanks alotr guys, guys!
 

A:IE Keyboard Shortcut

What make of laptop is it??
 

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Does anyone know of a keyboard short cut to put the computer to 'work offline'. Just would like to stop having to open IE or OE to make that selection.
Thanks in advance if you are able to give us a hint.
Vicks
 

A:keyboard shortcut

I'm not really sure this is what you're looking for, but maybe a soulution
http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2008/04/02/work_offline_even_when_not.htm
 

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I've gotten REALLY annoyed, because lately I've been accidently holding ctrl and scrolling with my mouse wheel.... I hate that shortcut! Is there any way to change the shortcuts?



Yellow dudes trying to save yellow dude friend (one yellow dude betrayed the others)... I'm bored...

A:I Need Keyboard Shortcut Help...

Hello and welcome to TSF

I have had a look around and I cant seem to find anything.

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hey just a little curisoity...is it possible to create a 4 key keyboard shortcut?

the reason...i want to use my keyboard to shutdown my computer and dont accidentaly want to hit it....

BTW i already have a short cut on my desktop(gonna move that somewhere DEEP...
EDIT is there any way to make a two letter one like say i want to use ctrl + W + Z is there any way to do that?

A:4 key keyboard shortcut

There's a 3 key shortcut already. Note: do not keep each key pressed when you press the next one. Press one, release it..press the next, release it..etc..Windows Logo Key > U > UIf you notice when you hit the Windows Logo Key (and the Start Menu comes up), the u in "Turn off computer" is underlined. Pressing U does the action that has U underlined (like hitting Alt + some letter in any application). Hit U again, the u in "Turn off" is also underlined, so it performs that action (shutdown). Pressing R here instead of U would do a Restart.Note: The letters you have to hit to do this vary by version of Windows....the way you access "Power Button Actions" for Vista and Windows 7 are slightly different.

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I have Windows 7 on my computer. Generally in order to shut down the computer you have to click Start and ?shut down?. Does anyone know of a KEYBOARD shortcut (i.e., where you would press a combination of keys) for shutting down the computer? Thank you very much. Murrar

A:keyboard shortcut

Hi Murrar,
Push and hold Alt and f4 at the same time in till a window pops up and you will have a few options

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hi I'm using a new pc i cannot find how to do the shortcut for at .com it is a querty board its not using the same keys as on other pcs
appreciate any help
thanks

A:shortcut for at on keyboard

shift + 2 on my keyboard. Are you saying that key combo doesn't give you a @

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in IE 6 to open a link in a new browser window I could either right click the link and select open in new window OR hold the shift key while left clicking on the link...

In IE 7 I can right click on a link and select open in new tab. Is there a keyboard shortcut to do this?

Thanks......Doug
 

A:Keyboard shortcut

Ctrl+click works for me

 

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Is there any way in Windows 7 that I could set up a keyboard shortcut that would paste a short predefined text field at the point of the cursor?

A:How can I set up a keyboard shortcut.

Welcome LeeInMo. It's actually quite easy with AutoHotkey. You can write a simple script to paste a line of text when you press a key combo, such as Ctrl+D, etc. (just don't use keys that windows uses like Ctrl+c, tec. )

AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey Tutorial: Macro and Hotkey Creation

for instance, you can use a letter not used by windows that starts your sentence

^i::
Send I want to put this text here (Just an example, the bold area would be the text string you desire)
return

or

^l::
Send Leave the door open when you leave (Just an example, the bold area would be the text string you desire)
return

You can string several together if you have several lines of text you use often, you just have to remember what the hotkey combo is

^i::
Send Install the font
return
^l::
Send Life is a beach
return
^s::
Send Ship to customer
return
^m::
Send Modify as needed
return
^g::
Send Golfballs have dimples
^r::
Send Request more information
return
^a::
Send Always talk to your manager first
return
^U::
Send Useless information
return
^t::
Send Technicians must be present
return
^d::
Send Diagnose problems
return
^n::
Send Night time is dark
return
^b::
Send Black is slimming
return
^q::
Send Quietly slink away
^k::
Send Knead the dough
return
^j::
Send Just about anything
return
You get the idea The return creates a return for a space.

A Guy

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i run XP home edition. in the last few days,for some reason,the shortcut i use for completing website addresses-pressing ctrl/enter to add the 'www' and'com' has stopped working .i have not altered any settings or installed any new programmes.
any ideas?
 

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Click this imgur image above to understand what I am talking about

I made some shortcuts to things like web sites and files.

I hit the window key and microsoft onenote and files come up. I really want files to show up on top because that is where my cursor (not the right word?) starts. This forces me to have to scroll down to files and click on the right shortcut which almost defeats the purpose of having a shortcut that can be accessed rapidly with a shortcut

Let's say my shortcut is "electronics youtube channel"
Unfortunatley if the words electronics youtube channel are somewhere in oneote, onenote will appear on top like in the picture. Now I must scroll down or move my cursor to Files whereas if Files was on top, then the name of the shortcut "electronics youtube channel" woudl have been on the top, I could have just pushed enter

If electronics youtube channel words don't show up in onenote, there is no Microsoft Onenote in the picture so Files appears first on top and the shortcut is usually the first thing that I am on. Then I can simply push the enter button and go to the shortcut.

Basically here is the summary of the entire post:
- I want to just go to a website or a document without having to move my mouse or click on things on the desktop. I want to hit the windows button, type the name of the shortcut to that website or document, have it appear on the top of the start menu because I remember what I called the shorcut and I ... Read more

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Hi, I hope someone can help me, i'm running windows 8.1 32 bit. My question is,is it possible to allocate a couple of keys to set up a keyboard shortcut. eg on my iPhone and iPad i have set "zz" to automatically fill in my email address.

Is there a similar way of doing this on my laptop.

All ideas comments most welcome.

Regards Dominic

A:Keyboard Shortcut

All ideas comments most welcome.



Do you have---

a hot key utility---

or from properties---

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I would like to add a keyboard shortcut for Command Prompt (CMD), for example if I to have it as [Win+C] or something similar.
Is this possible?
Thanks

A:How to add a keyboard shortcut

You can navigate to "%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows System", right click the Command Prompt shortcut then assign a keyboard shortcut.

Shortcuts - Assign a Keyboard Shortcut to in Windows 8

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I'd like to assign a keystroke to one of my mouse buttons that will launch Windows Explorer.

The Windows key + E launches computer in Windows Explorer which would be fine. However, Logitech SetPoint Settings wont let me map the Windows key.

Another option was to create a shortcut of "computer" on the desktop and then right click>properties and make a custom keystroke assignment for that shortcut. Problem with that is, the shortcut has to be actually on the desktop for it to work. I don't want that either.

So, any suggestions would be awesome. I know I'm probably missing something simple. Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard Shortcut?

Never mind. I solved it myself by looking at this tutorial.

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How can I change the default a keyboard shortcut
The key combo I used in XP was win+alt+2
But...this combo in Win7 is used to "Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number"

Is there any way of changing this default key combo to do nothing so my HotKeys program can take over and do what I had it set to do in XP?

I have HotKeys set to play a set of keystrokes
 

A:Keyboard shortcut

What do you want this shortcut to do?
 

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1) Is there a W7 shortcut that will select a sentence or a full line?
2) Is there a GOOD keyboard shortcut quick reference sheet anyone has found?

I have done several searches on the two above, and I feel like those people in the commercial that run a search and start spouting off tangent information after tangent information...

Thanks

A:Keyboard Shortcut(s)

In answer to your questions:

I think this might be what you're looking for, it's not the most elegant of shortcuts but it'll do the job:







  
Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.disability.uiuc.edu/infotechaccess/training/ms-word/win-sc-word7-selecting.html#selecting%20a%20word,%20sentence%20or%20paragraph


Three steps to select the word, sentence or paragraph the cursor is on

Be sure the cursor is within the word, sentence or paragraph you want to select.
Press F8 until the text you want to select is highlighted.
To deselect press ESCand then a cursor key.



Have a look at Keyboard shortcuts for a full list of Windows 7 Keybopard Shorcuts.

Oli

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Have searched for an answer to this seemingly simple question,but came up empty handed!Is there a keyboard shortcut for a middle click? My mouse only has two buttons and I can't master clicking them simultaneously (because of a dexterity issue).

A:Keyboard Shortcut

Check out this program. www.geocities.com/pronto4u/mouseemulator.html

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Using Word97 when I Insert/Symbol/Press new shortcut key, I find the cursor is flashing in the shortcut key window but the window will not accept a shortcut key (I want to use Cntrl and asterisk which I have successfully used at work). The Categories box is greyed out. The words Assign, Remove and Reset All are greyed out.

Any thoughts why this is unavailable?

Thanks
Julie
 

A:Keyboard shortcut for a symbol

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A:Is there a keyboard shortcut in XP to open IE?

http://www.wworld.com/users/reverly/keyboard.htm

windows key +E opens windows explorer..just type the url in the address bar.
 

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Hi

I currently use the following method to set up keyboard shortcuts in xp; I create a shortcut for the application exe or file I want to open, right click it, properties, shortcut tab and then create the shortcut. I am wondering if there are any alternative ways to create keyboard shortcuts to open certian files. The problem I have with this method are:

* I have to create a shortcut to the file which I don't want to do.
* The shortcut I create must be alt + ctrl + whatever and I would like to have more options
* The method often doesn't work (it isn't currently working for me). It seems that various applications can interfere with the shortcuts and problems can persist after the offending application is closed. In my case the offending application is "Texter."

Thanks in advance.
 

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I recently purchased a keyboard that does not include the (very convenient) Windows key. I wondered if there is a key combination that will bring up the menu that would normally pop up when you hit the start button. thank you
 

A:Solved: keyboard shortcut

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hey i have a siemans fujitsu amilo laptop and my wireless button has broken and i cant connect to the internet without pressing this button it tells me that there is a keyboard shortcut but im not sure what it is. i bought this laptop from a friend and havent got instruction manual so please somebody help im lost with out the internet!

thanks guys
 

A:keyboard shortcut for wireless

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Excel 2007,
I have a worksheet with each day of the year 1/1/2013-12/31/2013 from cell "O-1" to cell "NO-1".
I want to place a formula in the cell "O-3" and use a keyboard shortcut to copy/extend this formula to cell "NO-3". Simply dragging the formula across is no trouble, I'm just wanting to learn a better way.
Isn't there a keyboard shortcut to do this with?
Thank you for your help.
 

A:Solved: Keyboard Shortcut

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Hi friends
please tell me is there any freeware by using which if I type "cmn" it should type on screen "communication" etc.

Also in one of our pc everytime we open a blank document in win word a particular file is opening and we have to delete that text to input new data. please help.
 

A:keyboard shortcut program

One way to do it would be with an AutoHotkey script.

The code would be cmn:: send, communication
 

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Sony Keyboard VGP-WKB5 GB. How do I change the (S2) key, which defaults to
"Internet Explorer 32 bit", default to "Internet Explorer 64 bit"
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

A:Keyboard Shortcut Default

This may help

How to change S1 button assignments on VAIO computers? : FAQ : Sony Middle East & Africa

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I was wondering if it was possible to change the symbol that is unlocked when a certain pattern of keys are pressed. When I press SHIFT + 4 I get the dollar sign $. I hardly have any use for the dollar because I'm a brit however I think it won't be long until the Euro is our currency and its a bit annoying having to press ALT GR + 4 can I swap it around so that SHIFT + 4 is Euro and ALT GR + 4 is Dollar?

Thanks!
Tarq
 

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is there any way to assign a shortcut to this action?
"expand/collapse to show local and remote sites"

thanx, fade
 

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Not sure what it's called... in Vista, you have that button on Quick Launch that when clicked shows you current applications in a 3D cascade

Wanted to know, is there a keyboard shortcut just for it?

Thanks
OM
 

A:Solved: Is there a keyboard shortcut to the 3D al-tab?

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Does Chrome have a keyboard shortcut to open the bookmarks menu yet?
 

A:Keyboard shortcut in Chrome

I believe not. Ctrl + Shift + B toggles the bookmarks bar, but doesn't
open the menu.

The set of shortcuts can be found here:
https://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/static.py?page=guide.cs&guide=25799&topic=28650&
 

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I'm in the process of teaching myself to learn to read/write Korean both by hand and on computer - I'm able to enable typing in Korean but I do not yet know the key-bindings for specific characters so i make use of the 'soft keyboard' option on the language bar (virtual on screen keyboard that shows location of characters in relation to keys on my 'english' keyboard). I can't figure out if there is a keyboard combination that replaces the manual (and extremely annoying action considering I switch back and forth frequently) clicking of the button on the language bar, or even if it is possible to have it as a default action when I enable Korean characters.

This is my first time posting on this site so I hope I haven't done anything wrong :/

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Hi guys, i only have a minor problem and all of you probably know the solution to it.

I have Windows Live Messenger and when u press 'Alt' a bar/frame appears around the conversation boxes, i'm not sure what its called but it has 'File' and 'Edit' at the top. This bar appears and disappears whenever you press 'Alt'.

My problem is i have accidentally punched a key combo and this bar has locked on so its on all the time, its really bugging me because i can't get it off.

If anyone out there can help me please do

kind regards, musketeer666

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I can not use the . or del key on the numeric pad of the keyboard, everytime I try to use it to do calcalations etc it opens a web page in internet explorer, I also have this webpage as a shortcut on my desktop. I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600). Dell Dimension C521 with the Dell Keyboard supplied. Thanks for any help!

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