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#1 huMAC

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:31 PM

For some reason when I click #6 on my number pad, it open up My Computer. Does anyone know the solution to this nuisance problem?

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:56 PM

That's strange... because shortcut key to open My Computer is Windows Logo+E. I may have missed something, check the list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows XP here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583

Make sure no other key is pressed

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:18 PM

Hello.

I think you have your shortcut key set to Num 6 by accident.

When you right click the My Computer icon on your desktop, does it show the system specs, or the shortcut properties window?

If it shows the shortcut one, click the shortcut tab, then reset the shortcut key.

Meanwhile, I'm going to try to find where those shortcut keys are stored for future reference.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:24 PM

^
I think that will require CTRL + ALT + 6 then.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hello.

^
I think that will require CTRL + ALT + 6 then.

Nope, you can set just Num 6.

Still trying to find where those settings are...

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 02:08 PM

Hello.

Still don't know where it is stored, but I found a tool that can find any shortcuts with that key assigned to it :thumbsup: .

Note: I put the program file through an online scanner with clean results. However, I can't 100% gurantee its safety.
  • Please download Shortcuts Map.zip to your desktop and extract the setup.exe
  • Run the setup.
  • The program will run when setup is done. Under the Shortcut Key column, find Num 6.
  • Select that entry, and click Change.
  • Click the Shortcut tab.
  • Click in the Shortcut Key box and hit the backspace.
  • Click Apply and exit.
Does this problem still occur?

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:01 PM

Thank you PropagandaPanda, that really did the trick. =D

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:24 PM

You're very welcome.

Do you have any idea how this happened in the first place? Had you tried to create a shortcut to My Computer recently? It would be interesting to know for future reference.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:22 PM

Just FYI, here's a link to their webpage with information on the program: http://www.zealsoft.com/shortcuts/index.html
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:29 PM

I don't recall what happen exactly, but I remember trying to make a hotkey shortcut.




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