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Old January 18th, 2024, 06:26 AM
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Does anyone know how to permantly disable stupid hot keys??

I mean when ya press E and it opens explorer instead of showing E on the screen...... I have no idea how this mode gets activated and its happend alot since we got this 98se machine..... The other 98se machine we had DID NOT DO THIS!!!!

Its a pain in the royal ass!!!!! -- Does anyone know how to stop this from happening??
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Old January 19th, 2024, 08:37 AM
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Try freeing up the windows key, windows+E is the shortcut for Explorer.

Swap keyboards to see if the problem goes away.
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Old January 21st, 2024, 03:18 AM
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Try this: Press SHIFT 5 times = Toggle Sticky Keys on and off.
Press and hold down right SHIFT key for 8 seconds = Toggle Filter Keys on and off.

Here's a page for a site that lists the Windows Keyboard Shortcuts: https://www.mdgx.com/kbshtcut.htm

NOTE: You may have another program that is using the HOTKeys.

Something else to try.
Bootup the computer in safe mode.
Open NotePad.
Now try typing the E key.
See if it is normal in the NotePad.
If it is Ok, then restart the computer, then look at your Task Bar.
See what's loading in there.
Video App, Mouse App, Etc.....
Check these and see if they are using HOTKeys.

Signed: Ensign Tzap

Last edited by Ensign Tzap; January 21st, 2024 at 03:43 AM. Reason: More info
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Old January 23rd, 2024, 06:02 PM
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I just tried that and nothing........ I held right shift for 8 seconds and pressed it 5 times and that doesnt activate it.....

I have no idea how it gets activated (I cant purposely get it to happen!!)

Ned: Its happend on multiple keyboards with this computer

Thanx all.............
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Old February 2nd, 2024, 06:43 PM
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Have you checked if there are any third-party applications or background processes that might be using or interfering with the hotkeys on your system?
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