If you are
experiencing any of the following issues, these
troubleshooting steps should help:
- Wrong characters appear
- Onscreen messages do
not appear when pressing multimedia keys.
- Setting a multimedia
button produces an illegal operation error message.
- Multimedia keyboard
buttons not working.
- Internet keyboard
buttons not working.
- Sticking keys.
- The most common
problem when faced with a non-working keyboard is an improper
connection. Try reconnecting your keyboard, restart your computer
and see if that fixes it.
- Turn off the
system. Unplug the keyboard connect and inspect for any bent or
broken pins. If the pins are bent, then it is possible to gently
straighten them using the tip of a ball point pen or mechanical
pencil. If the pins are broken, then replacement of the keyboard may
- Try updating the
device driver. Visit the manufactures web site for the latest driver
available for your keyboard make and model.
- While at the
manufactures web site. See if there are software patches or updates
available for your keyboard. If there are, go ahead and install them
as well as the updated driver.
- If you are using a
multi-media type keyboard, be sure to delete the software before
installing any new drivers for this type of keyboard. Install the
updated driver for the manufactures web site, then re-install the
keyboard software. If any software updates or patches are available
for your multi-media keyboard, install them at this time. Delete the
keyboard software by using Add/Remove Programs (Start>> Control
Panel>> Add/Remove Programs). If you receive a prompt asking if you
would like to remove all shared files, answer "No to all". Then
If none of the above
steps resolves your keyboard problem, it is likely that your
keyboard is bad.
How can I remove StickyKeys feature?
I am trying to
figure out how to take off StickyKeys, but I am not having
pressing the Shift key 5 times, an option windows will
remove the StickyKeys feature, click the Settings
- Then in
the resulting accessibility options window, click the
the Use StickyKeys checkbox.
the StickyKeys Settings button.
the Use Shortcut checkbox.
Apply, then click OK twice to exit all open windows.
Keyboard shortcut for "right click"?
Is there any
way that I can make Windows see a certain key as a right
are two ways I know of to do this.
down the SHIFT key and press F10.
newer keyboards have a key specifically for this
purpose. It is located between the right Windows key and
the CTRL key.
Recommended Key Codes
Below is an
image that defines the recommended key codes for most
Cleaning your PC keyboard
Be sure that your computer is turned off and your keyboard is unplugged.
To remove the dirt and lint from the body of your keyboard, hold the
keyboard upside-down over a trash can and gently shake it. It is fine to
give it a couple of gentle "pats" to remove the firmly lodged dirt or
crumbs. Another method is to use a can of compressed air and give it a
few shots to remove dirt and dust. Be sure to have a dust mask on if you
are allergic to dust!
If you would like to clean between the keys, go get an old toothbrush
and dampen it with a quick shot of Windex or similar. The just gently
scrub between the keys. For cleaning the tops of the keys and the rest
of the keyboard, go get a soft cotton cloth (an old sock works great).
Dampen the cloth with a few shots of Windex or similar and gently wipe
Depending on your keyboard usage, it is a general recommendation to
clean your keyboard approximately once a month. You power users may want
to clean more frequently.