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Whenever I press the arrow keys, Calculator and My Computer come up


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#1 svewka

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 03:09 AM

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Suddenly for no reason, like less than 3 hours ago, every time I press the left arrow key the calculator program comes up, and if I press the up key then My Computer comes up. I have no idea what's happening and Sticky/Toggle/Filter Keys are all turned off and I even tried to disable them in the Windows registry. I tried to do quick scans and nothing suspicious comes up... it's driving me crazy because I can't do anything :(



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:57 AM

On laptops they have a FN (Function key) As some keys have a double function. Some laptops have this FN key set to toggle on, but with a key combination to toggle it off. Annoying! Every brand of laptop is different. So it may fix it if you just hit FN key again. Some require different combinations..FN+NUM..... FN+SHIFT.....FN+ALT....FN+CTRL...ect

 

To remedy this problem forever there is typically a setting within the bios to change the way the FN key itself functions. Once changed then the FN key will work like the Shift key does & you must hold it down. For some odd reason this FN key is set by default as toggle in the bios by the manufacturer. If you make a mistake and accidentally hit FN key it instantly toggles and you're bewildered wondering why every key press has a different function.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 08:32 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:22 AM

Did you ever figure this out the same thing has just happened to me windows 10 lenovo thinkpad edge E520, all four arrow keys make the calculator appear, these keys are not assigned to fn

Sorry if this is the wrong forum...

 

Suddenly for no reason, like less than 3 hours ago, every time I press the left arrow key the calculator program comes up, and if I press the up key then My Computer comes up. I have no idea what's happening and Sticky/Toggle/Filter Keys are all turned off and I even tried to disable them in the Windows registry. I tried to do quick scans and nothing suspicious comes up... it's driving me crazy because I can't do anything :(


Edited by sandydoull, 27 September 2016 - 03:22 AM.





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