keyboard acting up

By conradguerrero ยท 6 replies
Dec 31, 2002
  1. Okay, this has happened twice so far, I'm using a word processor or typing in a web browser. Then, for no reason the smart keys turn on, you know, when you press 'e' I gor to exploring windows, etc. The only way I've stopped it is to restart.

    my os is windows 98se.
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    I have no idea on why this happens, but hitting the windowskey once has helped me in the past...
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Is this an MS Natural Keyboard Pro? If it is, check the keyboard software, I think you can turn it off from there.
  4. palmboy5

    palmboy5 TS Rookie Posts: 71

    i have that keyboard:)
    all it did was make hibernating and standby unusable...:mad:

    damn microsoft, their own driver messes up their own OS (XP Home)

    i dont recall the keyboards software to have that kind of option...
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe you have Accesibility Options enabled?
    There are those sticky keys e.g. tap shift 5 times and it will stay on.
  6. palmboy5

    palmboy5 TS Rookie Posts: 71

    yes it will stay on, but press it again will turn it off...
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Heh I have a MS Natural Keyboard Pro and I've never had one single minute problem with it.

    I've had some problems like this before though, with random keys being pressed although they're not actually physically pressed. Have you ever spilt any water or smth in your keyboard? Gravity would pull it down to where the Windows key is...

    Just a thought.
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