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Q: Laptop buttons

This is embarrasing...anyways..uhh i bought a new laptop..i never owned one before...i was wondering how do i control the volume?

I mean..i see a button that has the mute control but its the same key as F5 so how do i get to it?

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A: Laptop buttons

hold down the button that has fuction or fn or soamt then look for the f key that has numlock on it that should work

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Hello. Some of the buttons on my laptop have been turned out of shape and not straight. how can i fix them? (note: they are still connected to the keyboard but are loose and not straight like the other ones) thnx

A:Fix keyboard buttons on laptop?

usually the buttons are mounted with clips. I may work if you put them in the correct position and press them down careful but with a little more intensity

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i own a sony vaio and my q button is stuck, its not normal cuz it just keeps repeating itself no matter what i do.
i adjusted my repeat level to the slowest it can but this is not solving my problem. due to this i think that is causing my a, caps lock, tabs and another button which i can't identify due to technical difficulties.

plz, if any1 has any suggestions i am all ears.
at this point i am willing to try anything.

A:Problem with laptop buttons

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I've scanned with Malwarebytes, AVG and Kaspersky and while they found some malware and deleted it, the issue still persists. I've tried changing the mouse settings, still nothing. I've disabled the laptop mouse and plugged in a USB one, still the same thing.
Also, my PC seems a tad slower and some things can hang like, the taskbar along with the start menu or opened programmes top bar, until I Ctrl-Alt-Del and click anywhere on the screen.
All my browsers are affected by this too, probably because they think both mouse buttons are being pressed.

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Hey guys, I use a Toshiba Satellite A100 Laptop. A few hours ago I was pulling something out from under the spacebar button, and now the X, C, V, M and quotation buttons won't work! Sometimes if I push the spacebar on the side, it'll do something like this: mFDA"

I tried resetting the laptop but no dice. Does anyone know what might be causing this problem, and is it fixable without having to bring it in/replace the keyboard? I tried looking on the internet and some sites vaguely said something about loose wires, but I'm not sure.

Please help me out!

A:Buttons on laptop keyboard not working!

Assuming that you didn't pry the keys themselves loose, yes it could be loose wires. Open up the thing and see.

Sorry, can't "help you out" unles you bring the laptop here

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I Recently upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 but found I was having error running a program called Sketchup. I decided to reset my Laptop back to factory settings. I know have a screen asking me to clear the TPM and to press either volume up or volume down button, but they Command are not ace pets and the screen is now locked. Powering off does not work, as it keeps coming back to the same screen. What do I do? 

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I have a Toshiba Equium A110-252.
On the right hand side of the keyboard are buttons for use with the dvd drive. I have a play/pause, stop, forward and reverse buttons as well as a button that starts the dvd drive.
These no longer work.
There is also an internet button above them which does work.
I previously uninstalled XP for Windows 7 on but it didn't like the laptop so I reverted back to XP. I obviously haven't put the software back on but haven't got a clue what software i need or where to find it.
So I no longer have the ability to watch DVD's on the laptop
Please help so I can get these buttons back up and running.

- Yes I am!

A:DVD player buttons do not work on laptop - Please Help Me!

Did you use a CD from Toshiba for this model, to reinstall XP?
If NOT, then you need to go to Toshiba and get all of the required drivers and software for this machine.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466135 MB, Free - 309620 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 468102 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

I have been trying to get the left and right clickers on my internal mousepad to work and nothing I do seems to work. The mousepad itself works fine and I can use it, but not the clickers. When I go into Device Manager, it says that it's got the Alps-Pointing Device driver installed. I tried to uninstall this driver twice but everytime I do and restart my computer, it comes back installed. What to do. :-(

Also, I can click the on the pointers and they do click on an object, highlight it, but it will not double click on either, so nothing opens.

Help would be greatly appreciated!

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The hardware buttons at the top which allow me to control volume, brightness etc have no effect on my new laptop.  Please help !

A:New laptop, none of the fn buttons work so I can't change br...

Hi, Try reinstalling the HotKey driver on the following link. http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7834523&swItemId=ob_176103_1&swEnvOid=405... Regards, DP-K

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Any and all buttons, OK and Cancel among others, will do a weird rapid

switching like something is clicking them really fast. It even happens

in Safe Mode. Other weird things like windows opening and shutting, or

not wanting to shut are happening also. I scanned with AdAware SE,

Spybot 1.3, Norton Antivirus 2003 and an online antivirus scanner.

Nothing is showing up. They also purchased a new mouse but that didn't

stop it. It's driving the end-users crazy. Help!

A:XP Home on a laptop has buttons jumping

Hello, your posted msgs is simialar ro mine.. a couple msgs list before you.. no one seems to have answered our question.. If you come acoss something liet me know and vice versa.. please.. Its an annoying cursor movement to the start screen or near there... like something is hijacking me or syncing... happens every minute.. safe mode too! I have scan for virus, and spyware, run registry cleaners.. and started eliminating various line itmes on my task mgrs but to no avail??

Annoying especially if I am writing a letter or doing alittle graphics or programming.. I can put my cursor at a spot and sit and watch it move ever minutes almost on the second everytime..

Good luck too.. haven't used this tech support site before.. still searching for clues out there on the www

[email protected]

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I've scanned with Malwarebytes, AVG and Kaspersky and while they found some malware and deleted it, the issue still persists. I've tried changing the mouse settings, still nothing. I've disabled the laptop mouse and plugged in a USB one, still the same thing.
Also, my PC seems a tad slower and some things can hang like, the taskbar along with the start menu or opened programmes top bar, until I Ctrl-Alt-Del and click anywhere on the screen.
All my browsers are affected by this too, probably because they think both mouse buttons are being pressed.

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Several times now, when I start my computer, everything seems normal. But when I try and click on the start button, a quick launch button or a task bar button - NOTHING HAPPENS. I just get a ping sound from my speakers.
Sometimes a restart fixes the problem and sometimes I have to turn the computer off and then on again to get it to work correctly.

Does anyone know what could be wrong and what I can do to fix it.


A:Start button / Quick launch buttons / Task bar Buttons - Problem

Is everything fully loaded when you are doing this?

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If anyone has acces to the connections/schematics for the M4600 touchpad/button assembly, I'd love to see them! For some reason both the right buttons have stopped working. Tried to disconnect/reconnect  the 14 pin "touchpad cable from the mainboard, but unfortunately this did not do the trick. Need to look a bit deeper - so would love to see the schematics or at least the pinout of the connector(s)... (It's a button - how hard can it be to fix... ;-)
Thanks and best regards,

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Strange one here. My son's laptop has suddenly developed a problem where any thing he try's to install loads up as a blank screen and the TAB buttons are also blank. Even Windows task manager has no information in it and no tab buttons.
Tried running Malewarebytes, but that gets displayed in a blank window half the size of the screen, with just an X in the corner.

His AVAST is showing no problems.

Any other security software I try to load just gets displayed in a blank screen.

I am trying to install stuff onto a flashdrive, via my PC, and run in on his laptop, to see if this works.

Registry Mechanic, works, and showed loads of problems, but still the screen was blank, so we just hit the TAB button that we new was repair.

Still can't get malewarebytes to run - this gets a runtime error (0)

Any ideas what could be causing this.

Please note, my son did have his youtube account hacked, and SKYPE stopped working as well.

A:Can't install any software on laptop, as all tab buttons come up blank

Try scanning in safe mode.

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I would like to disable specific buttons on my laptop's keyboard (MSI EX610).
The issue: my keyboard got some liquid spilt in it and since then there is a fake wake button pressing 3-10 times per second, although I have no such button on my keyboard.
I have found the Windows and BIOS keycode for it with Passmark Keyboard Test, but wasn't able to disable it with any software I found so far, since all of them only show the available buttons.
Could someone please give me a link to a software that would do the trick or a registry hack?

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I have a Averatec 5100 laptop that has two easy buttons next to the power button. According to the manual I downloaded from the Averatec site, there is a way to change the settings on what function they start. But, I couldn't find anywhere in the manual where it told you how to do it. Currently they open the internet & outlook, and I'd like to change it to open the volume setting and control panel.

Any suggestions?


A:How do you change easy buttons on an Averatec laptop?

Install the drivers that came with the comptuer and check the options available.

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Hello. In my Dell Inspiron 15 - 5000 series, whenever I turnit on, the first times (2 or 3 times) that I push the Brightness up or down key, the laptop goes to standby mode immediately.
Obviously, after this, I need to log in to Windows again. I can happen up to 3 times in a row.
Any clues?


A:Brightness buttons put the laptop in standby mode

Hi peleitor,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Please update the Quickset drivers to the latest version from our Dell Support Site.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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I have this old Gateway Solo 5150 that has this neat rocker button that allows you to scroll up and down in a window. The only thing is that it won't work in Firefox. Is there an extension that will allow me to use it or a driver for it. I have tried the Gateway website and come up empty.

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I hope someone will be able to help me. I have a Toshiba A305 laptop running Windows Vista. About a few weeks ago, the buttons that you can press to mute the system and control DVD playback stopped working. I press them and they simply do not respond. They worked just fine for a while..I have no clue on what to do. I hope someone can help me.

A:Problem with hardware buttons on Toshiba laptop

Should you not be holding down the Fn key while pressing those keys ?

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My laptop called HP Pavilion dv6-1100so Entertainment Notebook PC
This laptop has front panel touch buttons above the keyboard for volume controller such as mute button, Volume Increase/Decrease buttons,Play,Next & Previous buttons, stop button and at last it has Wireless on/off button.These buttons were working by touching the buttons once.After 5 or 6 months usage,these buttons stopped responding when I touched them.I don't really get the reason.I tried to restore by using Windows Vista system Restore program but there is no change.I tried to see the device manager, but there is no visible error.But I can control these buttons using the keyboard and buttons from task bar system tray at the right corner.What shall I do?


A:HP Laptop front panel touch buttons problem!


You may want to read this from HP,

The document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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the buttons on the touchpad in my laptop del m5030 not working
i format the disk and install the clean windows 7 premium english
from the original cd i install the drivers incuded the driver for touchpad
but is still not working
some one help?

A:Touchpad buttons problem on Dell M5030 Laptop

Try uninstalling the Alps touchpad driver in the Device Manager and reinstall it again.  
You can find a version released on 06/08/2010 here.
1)  Open the Start menu and type devmgmt.msc in the Search programs and files box.
2)  Programs will appear above the search box with devmgmt listed below it, click on this.
3)  In the Device Manager scroll down to Mice and other pointing devices and click on the diamond to the left of it to expand the list of devices.
4)  Double click on the Alps touchpad.
5)  Click on the Driver tab, then click on Uninstall, then click on OK.
6)  Reinstall the touchpad driver.

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Two days ago I uninstalled a codec pack while I was logged in as another user. Since then the buttons on the front of my laptop that control my volume don't work. They don't light up and are unresponsive. I know its a small thing, but I've grown reliant on those buttons and I'd like them to work again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:External Laptop Mute And Volume Buttons Won't Work

Which codec pack did you uninstall?
If you log in as an administrator is it still there?

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They dont work when I push them, how do I fix that?

Not the function+F1 sorta quick launch, but the little buttons at the top of the laptop

A:Quick Launch Buttons Dont Work On Laptop

You could probably just load the utility that lets you use the buttons. What is the exact make and model of your laptop? What OS are you using?

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hello Im having an issue with my laptop , two days ago i turned it on and i dont know what did i pressed but a dailouge box appeared with two options ( yes\ no ) and i was in a hurry i think i cilcked on yes or maybe no i dont remmber but  since then my brightness keys f2 and f3 and my volume control keys f6 and f7 and f8 none of them are working i tried every single soultion in the internet now the screen is too bright and i cant control it i wish u could help me asap thank you

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How can I get the Quick Touch Volume control buttons to make the sounds it used to make before on my HP DV9700 Laptop. I click on sounds in the notification area for the volume control and the 3 options I used have are gone. I can't find the option in Control Panel / Hardware and Sound / Sound / change system sounds either!

Can any body help?

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recently my  dell studio xps 1647 has been spazzing out. It presses random quickset buttons. It will press and turn off the wifi, raise the volume up and down, mute the volume or press the eject button.  I had liquid spilled on the laptop a few weeks ago. I took it in for repairs and the tech person said I just needed a new keyboard. New keyboard was installed and the problem started a week after I got the laptop back. I thought it might have been a software or virus issue so I ran combofix and adwcleaner. I even tried to uninstall and reinstall some of the drivers (did not know which ones to actually uninstalls so I just picked the ones that I thought were correct). This seemed to help for a little bit but after 3 or 4 days the issue would start again. 
Anyone know what I can do to fix this?   I want to see if I can fix it myself. I already shelled out $130 just to have the keyboard replaced. Do not want to spend anymore money on this laptop.  There is always something wrong with it.
Thanks in advance

A:dell xps studio 1647 laptop pressing random buttons

Quick question, Your model has Quickset buttons? usually Quickset is a application You install when loading Windows. What happens if You disable Quikset temporarily?
I'm not recollecting the layout of Your Dell.
The service manual is here
If the quickset buttons are separate as I seem to recall, they may have been damaged too. If not is there a possibility more liquid has been spilled into the keyboard?
Some trouble shooting You could do. Using the service manual and being very careful as the connectors are delicate unhook the Keyboard and test using a USB keyboard.
Any chance You can take it back to the Technician and ask why this is happening when they said only the keyboard was defective.
Good Luck

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to disable the mouse pointer and click buttons on an Acer Travelmate 529TXV. I checked the BIOS, but there is no setting in there that will allow one to disable it.


A:Disable mouse pointer and click buttons on Acer Laptop

Have you tried disabling the pointer device in Device Manager?

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Hey everyone. I received my sony vaio 15.5 eb series i3-370m laptop today. However, the left click on touchpad right clicks. Support told me its a hardware issue that cannot be fixed and that they can send someone over. Also, if i want to close the firefox window... pressing the left or right click works which is a problem with this touchpad. The scrolling of the touchpad however has no problem though. Would you guys suggest i sent this laptop back instead? If they send someone to come and repair it, they would have to open the laptop and i don't think that is good for the long run of Should i just request a new one instead?

I would assume i don't have to pay the extra $50 now correct? The battery life i notice is around 2 hours just web browsing. I am thinking if i should just return it and get a sager 5135 because i heard battery life is 3 hours and it offers 1080P. But i know that laptop does not look as good as a sony one. I will mainly play online poker with applications on it and browse and listen to music.

I just talked to support and did trouble shooting and installed a driver. What is funny now is that the left and right click buttons don't even work anymore. However, the left click and button button works if i click on those items on my taskbar such as internet explorer and windows explorer. But if i click it a 2nd time, a new explorer will show up. I cannot click on anything besides those 3 items on my taskbar with the left/right click now. ... Read more

A:Sony Vaio Laptop Left and Right Click Buttons Don't Work!

Is the touch pad set up in left hand mode??????

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Hi there, first off, I'd like to say that I am using a Dell XPS l502x. Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard and palmrest, and i think some liquid got inside the mouse buttons and the power button, because they malfunction now. The mouse buttons do not work, and the power button only works when I press it sometimes. When I do press the mouse buttons, sometimes the laptop will go to sleep or on standby. I'm thinking of buying a replacement for the palmrest because it contains both the power button and touchpad, as well as the mouse buttons, but I need confirmation so that I don't end up wasting money if it doesn't work. Is there anything I can do?

This is my first time posting here, I appreciate any help. Thanks .

A:Laptop touchpad mouse buttons and power button do not work.

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Hello, I would like to know how to turn off the side volume buttons on my laptop because they can get excessively annoying at times and I never use them. Thanks in advance.

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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Q: Buttons


Can images be used instead of command buttons in excel ?

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Hello everybody,

I have joined the forum recently. I have a problem with IE 6 which started just a few days ago. When I open multiple windows I can see only four buttons in the task bar. If I open the fifth window I do not see it in the task bar. Earlier I used to see an arrow at the end of buttons by clicking which I could see the other buttons. I do not see that now. I could also see 7 to 8 buttons in the task bar before the problem started. Thanks in advance.

A:Can't see buttons


Have a read and follow this: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...val-guide.html

See if it helps.

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Q: buttons

Why is it that some programs won't open with the left mouse button? I have to use the right button and click on the "open" line in the drop-down menu that appears.
Sometimes the left button works after about 15 to 20 seconds


jaeros, Have you tried adjusting the settings under the Buttons tab of Mouse Properties in the Control Panel? You may also want to try another mouse.


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Hi,my f2 key all the way to f11 are not doing what it should this problem started a few days ago and i havent done anything to damage it or mess with files or whatever. Some of the buttons still work but dont do what it should for example f2 which is the decrease brightness button now does nothing when pressed where as f3 which is the brightness increase button seems to open a header at the top of the page searching for page numbers, keys f2-f11 are all experiencing one of these two problems.please help me. Thank you.

A:buttons are not doing what it should

Hi,Try enabling Action keys from BIOS:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02035108

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before my toolbar buttons used to allways be in three levels, now they get crammed into one line, how can i set them so they stay the same, on three levels
with file edit favorites etc on top,
followed by back forward stop reload home etc buttons in middle
and address on the bottom.
this comes up sometimes, but not allways

A:ie buttons

just drag and drop them

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I installed Firefox on this customer's laptop, and when it's open and running, there is no button on the taskbar to show the open window. I've never heard of this, but I think it's a windows thing, not a firefox thing...

anyone know how to make it normal?

A:no buttons?

Do other applications show in the task bar?

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Windows Vista. IE7 problem
Take a look at my photos - I do not seem to be getting nav icon/buttons to show only the red 'x'.
Firefox works okay but not IE7 (windows Vista)
http:[email protected]/526040351/
http:[email protected]/526040345/
http:[email protected]/526040349/

Is there a way to reinstall IE7? on a vista machine simply?

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What do the various F buttons do?

A:F buttons

Fkeys functions are assigned by individual applications. For example, in many point/click adventure games, F5 is the "Quicksave" button while F1 is the standar button to launch a "Help" screen.

They also serve different fuctions on boot up depending on your system manufacturer.

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Q: Buttons

Hey guys,i was wondering if there is a way to make (or if there already is one) a button / icon / shortcut that when clicked will execute the command "tab + win key" on the keyboard ? .... so bascially instead of pressing Tab+Win Key,i just press a button/icon/whatever


Quote: Originally Posted by aca85

Hey guys,i was wondering if there is a way to make (or if there already is one) a button / icon / shortcut that when clicked will execute the command "tab + win key" on the keyboard ? .... so bascially instead of pressing Tab+Win Key,i just press a button/icon/whatever

Hi aca85, you want to activate 3d flip without touching the keyboard ? yes, it is possible . Dunno why anybody else suggested this to you till then .

1. Right click on desktop > new > shortcut
2. In the new shortcut box, type
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe DwmApi #105 ( copy and paste)
3. Click next, then click finish.
Double click on it and see what happens

Wanna change the icon like that in vista?
1. Right click on the new shortcut ( shown as rundll32) > properties> change icon
2. In the look ofr icon ... box, write %systemroot%\explorer.exe and hit enter
3. Select the fifth icon in third row. Ok ,apply ,ok.

Place in taskbar? Just right click > pin to taaskbar.

If this is what you want Then you should have replied wihhin this time, I think I am describing another process. It's so common

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heya this may be minor but i have lost my go button lol, the address bar at the right hand side used to have a go button where i clicked on it and the page loaded, its driving me mad as i now have to type in the url highlight it then click enter on my keyboard, grrrr ,all i have is the address button the drop down arrow thingumy and then links etc next to it, helllppppppp

A:Go Buttons Gone Lol

i have is the address button the drop down arrow thingumyRight click on the drop down arrow thingumy and put a check mark next to 'Go Button'. You can also remove 'Links' if you don't use it.EDIT: Oh, and welcome to Bleeping Computer!

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Not all of the buttons will appear on the web page.

A:Web Buttons

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New HP laptop. win7 64,
Opened ie9 and there is no top line that gives you, minimize, maxmize or X.
Is this something new? Checked options etc.
Tried to reload but wont as the version I have is newer.
Tried ie8, but not compatible. Should I remove ie9, but then how do I get on line to reload?

A:ie9 no top right buttons

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I am using 7 on a sony FJ1S. Everything works, except for S1 and S2 buttons (buttons for rapid choice). On sony sites is possible to download only drivers for XP (obvoiusly it's impossible to install them), impossible find drivers for vista or 7...
Any solution???

A:buttons S1 S2

Actually it isn't impossible to install the XP drivers...

If you download the driver and run it as an Adminsitrator: Run as Administrator and also run it in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 2: Compatibility Mode it *might* install

I am not promising anything...but it is worth a shot isn't it?

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Well I dont know whats happened here but how do i get standby enabled again im not running a laptop but i like this feature, attached is my picture im running Windows XP.

A:The Three Buttons

HI, Did you check to see if your power setting have been altered.

Control Panel/Options.

It could be they have been accidently altered. Peace Mal

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