Re: Alt + Tab stops working



Brett
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
That value was already 1. Nothing would type. When I'd press o, Outlook
Express would open. Pressing M would open MS Money. Everything was
behaving as if I had the Ctrl and Alt buttons constantly pressed. I didn't.
I decided to go ahead and press them. This put everything back to normal.
For some reason, those two buttons lock in place. They aren't depressed.

I have an HP zd7000. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Brett
"S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
news:ul$mWtLVFHA.3432@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Check registry setting:-
>
> Start>Run>Regedit>ok
>
> Now navigate to:-
> Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
> Key: Control Panel\Desktop
> Name: Coolswitch
> Type: REG_SZ
> Value: 1 enable switching
> Value: 0 disable switching
>
> so if the value is 0 change it to 1.Close the registry editor and reboot.
>
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
>
> Brett wrote:
>> Periodically I have this problem where the Alt + Tab doesn't work. Also,
>> when I click on programs on the taskbar, they depress there but the
>> program doesn't open. Clicking the window key doesn't open the start
>> button. There's other strange things as well. It doesn't all start
>> working again until I reboot. Logging off and back on doesn't help.
>>
>> Any ideas what is wrong?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brett

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Please review "Sticky Keys" settings In Control Panel, Accessibility
Options to see if this may be the cause.

Brett wrote:

> That value was already 1. Nothing would type. When I'd press o, Outlook
> Express would open. Pressing M would open MS Money. Everything was
> behaving as if I had the Ctrl and Alt buttons constantly pressed. I didn't.
> I decided to go ahead and press them. This put everything back to normal.
> For some reason, those two buttons lock in place. They aren't depressed.
>
> I have an HP zd7000. Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Brett
> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:ul$mWtLVFHA.3432@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>Check registry setting:-
>>
>>Start>Run>Regedit>ok
>>
>>Now navigate to:-
>>Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
>>Key: Control Panel\Desktop
>>Name: Coolswitch
>>Type: REG_SZ
>>Value: 1 enable switching
>>Value: 0 disable switching
>>
>>so if the value is 0 change it to 1.Close the registry editor and reboot.
>>
>>
>>regards,
>>ssg MS-MVP
>>
>>
>>Brett wrote:
>>
>>>Periodically I have this problem where the Alt + Tab doesn't work. Also,
>>>when I click on programs on the taskbar, they depress there but the
>>>program doesn't open. Clicking the window key doesn't open the start
>>>button. There's other strange things as well. It doesn't all start
>>>working again until I reboot. Logging off and back on doesn't help.
>>>
>>>Any ideas what is wrong?
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Brett
>
>
>

Brett
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Stickey Keys isn't checked.

"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:e0N5aylVFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Please review "Sticky Keys" settings In Control Panel, Accessibility
> Options to see if this may be the cause.
>
> Brett wrote:
>
>> That value was already 1. Nothing would type. When I'd press o, Outlook
>> Express would open. Pressing M would open MS Money. Everything was
>> behaving as if I had the Ctrl and Alt buttons constantly pressed. I
>> didn't. I decided to go ahead and press them. This put everything back
>> to normal. For some reason, those two buttons lock in place. They aren't
>> depressed.
>>
>> I have an HP zd7000. Any ideas?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brett
>> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:ul$mWtLVFHA.3432@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>Check registry setting:-
>>>
>>>Start>Run>Regedit>ok
>>>
>>>Now navigate to:-
>>>Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
>>>Key: Control Panel\Desktop
>>>Name: Coolswitch
>>>Type: REG_SZ
>>>Value: 1 enable switching
>>>Value: 0 disable switching
>>>
>>>so if the value is 0 change it to 1.Close the registry editor and reboot.
>>>
>>>
>>>regards,
>>>ssg MS-MVP
>>>
>>>
>>>Brett wrote:
>>>
>>>>Periodically I have this problem where the Alt + Tab doesn't work.
>>>>Also, when I click on programs on the taskbar, they depress there but
>>>>the program doesn't open. Clicking the window key doesn't open the
>>>>start button. There's other strange things as well. It doesn't all
>>>>start working again until I reboot. Logging off and back on doesn't
>>>>help.
>>>>
>>>>Any ideas what is wrong?
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>Brett
>>
>>
>>
>


Re: Alt + Tab stops working