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#1 liquidmonkey


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:44 PM

i work at a school and some of the students have gotten into my laptop :thumbsup: its running XP.
the mouse works, but the double clicking of a desktop icon pops up the properties screen instead of running or opening the

click on a quick launch icon (bottom left) brings up the properties again.
the keyboard does NOT type in anything. instead the 'f' and 'h' key are either arrow left/right or arrow up/down.
as you can see, this is a mega problem and i can't figure it out at all, any ideas of what they did or how to get things

back? (would prefer to NOT do a system restore point)
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:58 PM

Have you looked in the Keyboard Properties in the Control Panel to see if they have changes it from the standard settings?
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:37 PM

I'm not sure if this will help you, but it is something to try. If you can get to Control Panel (from the start menu) open Internet Options/Advanced Tab. At the bottom, you will see reset internet explorer settings. Click Reset. This may allow you to get on the internet.
By resetting, your home page will be defaulted to msn but you can easily change it to whatever you prefer. Now just out of curiousity, why do you not want to do a system restore?

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 12:29 AM

Many laptops have a special funtion where the letter keys become a numeric keypad (and/or arrow pad). Refer to yuour laptop's manual (you should be able to find one online if you've lost yours) and see how to restore standard functioning.

As for the mouse, Windows allows users to set which button is the primary and secondary button. Left-handed people like it backwards from righties, you see. To change it back, go to the control panel, double click on Mouse (you may need to click on Printers and Other Hardware option first). Remove the checkmark from Switch Primary and Secondary Buttons and click OK.

Let us know if that doesn't clear up your problems!

Edit: Until you fix the mouse problem, try using the right mouse button to click/double click things

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 31 May 2007 - 12:31 AM.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 12:35 AM

Queen-Evie's question regarding using System Restore is a very good one. If this is a recent occurrence, this is probably the quickest and easiest way out of your dilemma and you won't lose any data doing it.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:27 AM

I have a feeling you may be a victim of the classic joke of swapping the functions of the left and right mouse buttons. You need to change them back in the mouse settings under the Control Panel.

I did this to one of our secretaries at work once - nearly drove her crazy. :thumbsup:
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