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Spacebar

By Sharon RC
Mar 5, 2008
  1. i have been having trouble with my laptop and fixed one problem and caused my spacebar to hide somewhere. i cannot seem to get it back. can anyone help me
     
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    I interpret your description to mean that striking the spacebar does not generate a space; the cursor does not advance.

    [edit] Quick Test of SpaceBar
    Code:
    Open the notepad application.
    Mouse click in the notepad window
    Display the 'Help' menu
    [LIST]
    [*][alt]+h
    [/LIST]
    Clear the menu
    [LIST]
    [*][alt]
    [/LIST]
    Display the 'Window' menu
    [LIST]
    [*][alt]+'spacebar'
    [/LIST]
    Clear the menu
    [LIST]
    [*][alt]
    [/LIST]
    [/edit]

    Try these suggestions in any order,
    • Reload or update keyboard drivers
    • Introduce a ps/2 or usb keyboard. Reboot. Test function of both keyboards. I have no idea if the auxiliary KB disables the other KB.
    • Use on-screen keyboard
      [*]Start ! all programs ! accessories ! Accessibility ! on-screen keyboard
      [*]Open Notepad (or other suitable application such as this reply window)
      [*]Use on-screen keyboard to test spacebar.[*]If on-screen keyboard experiences the same problem, then we need to dig deeper. Presently I have not located any help deciphering scancode maps.
    • You can perform a scancode 'hunt' by striking every key to confirm the generated character corresponds to the key. The hunt looks for the space for a different key stroke.
    • System Restore to a saved point that pre-dates this problem.
     
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