help me escape Hotkey hell...



vicha
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Okay, I posted a messege titled "keyboard and mouse functionality issues" and
sitting back and thinking a little bit, this all seems to be some kind of
input settings problem. Basically, I was playing America's Army, and the
primary buttons I happened to be using were the R-ctrl, Z, R shift, R windows
button, the zero number pad key, and the left and right mouse buttons. The
buttons stopped responding suddenly, and so I shut the game down. In trying
to figure out what was what, it became clear that only certain keys were
working, such as P and I. But pressing P would bring up the Print screen, I
would indent on a word document. The mouse in turn would select and deselect
things on the desktop or in a window, and of course, if you double click one
item with other selected, it opens them all, or dies trying. I'm pretty sure
I activated some way of using the keyboard to ONLY use hotkeys, but I'm no
computer guru. Any thoughts anyone?

PS: I tried system restore, but can't access anything one it due to the
keyboard not working properly and the mouse not selecting anything within the
restore screen.

David Candy
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Your control key seems stuck.
"vicha" <vicha@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C8AAE4B1-D7A9-4754-80F3-7F094CA2A877@microsoft.com...
> Okay, I posted a messege titled "keyboard and mouse functionality issues"
and
> sitting back and thinking a little bit, this all seems to be some kind of
> input settings problem. Basically, I was playing America's Army, and the
> primary buttons I happened to be using were the R-ctrl, Z, R shift, R
windows
> button, the zero number pad key, and the left and right mouse buttons. The
> buttons stopped responding suddenly, and so I shut the game down. In
trying
> to figure out what was what, it became clear that only certain keys were
> working, such as P and I. But pressing P would bring up the Print screen,
I
> would indent on a word document. The mouse in turn would select and
deselect
> things on the desktop or in a window, and of course, if you double click
one
> item with other selected, it opens them all, or dies trying. I'm pretty
sure
> I activated some way of using the keyboard to ONLY use hotkeys, but I'm no
> computer guru. Any thoughts anyone?
>
> PS: I tried system restore, but can't access anything one it due to the
> keyboard not working properly and the mouse not selecting anything within
the
> restore screen.

Enkidu
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
vicha wrote:
> Okay, I posted a messege titled "keyboard and mouse functionality issues" and
> sitting back and thinking a little bit, this all seems to be some kind of
> input settings problem. Basically, I was playing America's Army, and the
> primary buttons I happened to be using were the R-ctrl, Z, R shift, R windows
> button, the zero number pad key, and the left and right mouse buttons. The
> buttons stopped responding suddenly, and so I shut the game down. In trying
> to figure out what was what, it became clear that only certain keys were
> working, such as P and I. But pressing P would bring up the Print screen, I
> would indent on a word document. The mouse in turn would select and deselect
> things on the desktop or in a window, and of course, if you double click one
> item with other selected, it opens them all, or dies trying. I'm pretty sure
> I activated some way of using the keyboard to ONLY use hotkeys, but I'm no
> computer guru. Any thoughts anyone?
>
Have you tried using the CNTL key at the same time as
another key? In other words, does holding the CNTL switch
*off* the CNTL key operation rather than switching it *on*?

Cheers,

Cliff

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