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#1 chow2rich

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:16 PM

Does anyone know how to assign a shortcut key or hotkey in Vista? I would like to mute the sound of a hotkey or shortcut key.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:03 PM

Depends on the software that you use for your keyboard. I believe the Microsoft Intellitype software and the Logitech Setpoint software has this capability.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:41 PM

My computer is a laptop. So my keyboard is a standard ps/2 keyboard. What do I need to do to get hotkey or shortcut? Because my original OS XP could use hotkey or shortcut key and could mute by pressing the hotkey.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:13 AM

What make and model of laptop?
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite and model is A105-S4324. Got this last Christmas 2007. So it's one year. Still like brand new.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:48 AM

I think i have pretty much the same laptop as you. Have you installed all the toshiba drivers? Because on my keyboard i can hold down the FN key (function key) and press the Escape key and it will mute my sound.

Try doing the above and if that doesn't work then install the drivers from here:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su...p;x=45&y=16

If that link doesn't work then go to Toshiba.com, hover over Service and Support, and click on Consumer Services and Support. Then click on Tech Support(under Computers and Accessories) and select your computer's make and model. Click Show Results and then at the top click Downloads. Then in the drop down boxes at the top click on All Operating Systems and select Windows Vista.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:07 PM

No it doesn't work. It works for XP, but when I installed Vista it doesn't work. In XP, I pressed the function key and Escape and it worked, but for Vista no.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:01 PM

Do you have any buttons with speaker icons on your laptop, just above the keyboard?

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

Oh wait....press the Fn + F7 keys

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:40 PM

Sorry Jacee, but it dosen't work. All I have is a sound icon on the task tray. And my keyboard is a Standard PS/ 2 Keyboard. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4324. I had XP Media center and the hotkey worked fine by pressing Function + Escape, but not for Vista.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:45 PM

It's easy to confuse me :huh: ......... so are you saying that you're using a laptop with a PS2 keyboard and not the keyboard on the laptop?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:59 AM

No Jacee, what I mean is that the keyboard on the laptop is a Standard PS/2. That's what I meant.

Edited by chow2rich, 18 March 2008 - 11:06 AM.





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