WinXP Screensaver activation



Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
By accident I found that by using the Winkey on the keyboard and the "L" you
could activate the screensaver instantly. I had to reinstall my OS and now
this feature doesn't work. How do I get it back, it was very helpful.

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
In news:2EDA362D-B955-42DA-83A3-169AFF510973@microsoft.com,
Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com
<Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> By accident I found that by using the Winkey on the keyboard and the
> "L" you could activate the screensaver instantly. I had to reinstall
> my OS and now this feature doesn't work. How do I get it back, it
> was very helpful.

WinKey + L = lock the desktop in XP. If it's not working then perhaps you
have a keyboard that is broken? Does the WinKey work with Pause Break?
Winkey + R? I don't suppose you've used an application like WinKey Killer?
There's a slim chance that this could be malware related though it's
something new to me if it is. I'd give a nice formal scan if a second
keyboard doesn't work. (Does, perhaps, your WinKey have a way to toggle on
and off? Have you used a key remapping utility?)

Malware Cleaning :
http://www.kgiii.info/windows/all/general/malwarefix.html

Galen
--

"But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
without them."

Sherlock Holmes

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Hi,

Update/reinstall the keyboard driver.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com"
<Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2EDA362D-B955-42DA-83A3-169AFF510973@microsoft.com...
> By accident I found that by using the Winkey on the keyboard and the "L"
> you
> could activate the screensaver instantly. I had to reinstall my OS and
> now
> this feature doesn't work. How do I get it back, it was very helpful.

Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
How do I update or reinstall the keyboard driver? If my keyboard isn't
working, that seems to be the only function that is not correct.

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Update/reinstall the keyboard driver.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com"
> <Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2EDA362D-B955-42DA-83A3-169AFF510973@microsoft.com...
> > By accident I found that by using the Winkey on the keyboard and the "L"
> > you
> > could activate the screensaver instantly. I had to reinstall my OS and
> > now
> > this feature doesn't work. How do I get it back, it was very helpful.
>
>
>

Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
I just tested WinKey with "r" and pause break and it works. It just seems to
be with the "L".

"Galen" wrote:

> In news:2EDA362D-B955-42DA-83A3-169AFF510973@microsoft.com,
> Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com
> <Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
> > By accident I found that by using the Winkey on the keyboard and the
> > "L" you could activate the screensaver instantly. I had to reinstall
> > my OS and now this feature doesn't work. How do I get it back, it
> > was very helpful.
>
> WinKey + L = lock the desktop in XP. If it's not working then perhaps you
> have a keyboard that is broken? Does the WinKey work with Pause Break?
> Winkey + R? I don't suppose you've used an application like WinKey Killer?
> There's a slim chance that this could be malware related though it's
> something new to me if it is. I'd give a nice formal scan if a second
> keyboard doesn't work. (Does, perhaps, your WinKey have a way to toggle on
> and off? Have you used a key remapping utility?)
>
> Malware Cleaning :
> http://www.kgiii.info/windows/all/general/malwarefix.html
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
> without them."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>
>
>

Galen
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
In news:59638DCC-957A-41CD-A766-2B5498F691CA@microsoft.com,
Girlofthesouth6@hotmail.com
<Girlofthesouth6hotmailcom@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I just tested WinKey with "r" and pause break and it works. It just
> seems to be with the "L".
>
> "Galen" wrote:

<g> Now this is, pretty much, what I live for... This is an insane issue and
one I can't think of unless you've intentionally blocked it with another
application. Have you been using any "tweaking" applications? It's obvious
from your post that the "L" key works on your keyboard. It's now obvious
that the WinKey works seeing as it worked to bring up the run command.
Sheesh... I may have to sit down and think about this one??? (I love the
hard ones really, they make me actually dig and learn and I know I don't
know enough so it's good to learn.) This one *could* take a while but I'm
going to set about doing a reg search to see if there's something I can
find. I don't think this is going to help, I really don't, but if you could
start > run > type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes and paying attention to
the space and hit enter it might. If nothing else it will let us know it's
not a Windows file that's gone awry. I suppose it could also be malware but
let's try this first and I'll ping the DTS folks in the morning to see if
they've heard of this one before.

Galen
--

"But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
without them."

Sherlock Holmes


WinXP Screensaver activation