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Subject: keyboard problem
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: wetinterests-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 15 Jan 2003 19:58 PST
Expires: 14 Feb 2003 19:58 PST
Question ID: 144024
My keyboard rarely types a double consonant e.g. bubble = buble

Is there a solution or do I need a new keyboard (new is chdeaper than repair?)?

Opening & Self-Cleaning has previously left me with key springs in hand!

Request for Question Clarification by secret901-ga on 15 Jan 2003 20:45 PST
Does this problem occur with double vowels as well? E.g. book = bok?

Clarification of Question by wetinterests-ga on 15 Jan 2003 20:53 PST
Ha! Yes.

Request for Question Clarification by sparky4ca-ga on 15 Jan 2003 20:55 PST
Does the problem also occur if you type slower?
Subject: Re: keyboard problem
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 22 Jan 2003 15:45 PST
Hi there,

It sounds like your problem is that you have FilterKeys enabled. To
disable it:

-Click Start>Settings>Control Panel and open up the Accessibility
Options panel
-Unclick the Use FilterKeys option
-Click OK

If FilterKeys are indeed what's causing your problem, that should
solve it! If not, please request clarification before rating your
answer and I'll be glad to help you figure it out.


Additional links:
Filter Keys in Win 95-98

Google search terms used:
filter keys

Request for Answer Clarification by wetinterests-ga on 28 Jan 2003 18:04 PST
What is the Google Protocol on how to remunerate Google multiple
responders to a question, if answer is found in the clarification
posts (if that is the case)?

The first one? The one leaning most to the appropriate answer?

Can I direct my "payment" to whom I choose? Can I split it between two
found in clarification posts?

Clarification of Answer by deadlychiapet-ga on 28 Jan 2003 19:28 PST
Hi again,

If my answer didn't help or didn't apply to your case, just let me
know. I can retract my answer and you can ask the person who really
provided the right answer to post their solution as the official

Unfortunately, GA doesn't have a feature that lets you pick among
multiple researchers to award your payment to. The payment goes to
whoever officially answered the question, unless the answer is
retracted or the customer submits a refund request.

However, if you'd like there is always the option of asking another
question and specifically directing it towards to attention of one
researcher so you can pay them.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: keyboard problem
From: jbf777-ga on 15 Jan 2003 22:10 PST
Get a new keyboard.  They're a few bucks.  Make sure you get one with
compatible connection [e.g. USB, PS2, etc.].

Subject: Re: keyboard problem
From: jumpingjoe-ga on 16 Jan 2003 01:18 PST
Yeah. Get a new keyboard.
Subject: Re: keyboard problem
From: funkywizard-ga on 16 Jan 2003 02:37 PST
I would agree. All you can really do with the old one is clean it, and
you have already done that. Keyboards today are known as throw away
technology, when it breaks it is far cheaper to replace than to fix. A
halfway decent keyboard can often be had for less than $10, and nice
ones usually less than $30. I personally have more keyboards than I
know what to do with, because many people often get rid of old
computers with perfectly working keyboards they are willing to part
with for free.
Subject: Re: keyboard problem
From: guillemartin-ga on 16 Jan 2003 12:18 PST
You can try to repair your keyboard but the best choice is buy a new one

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