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By cyberjan ·
In word and in hotmail when i try to type the space bar most of the time brings up the "go to" in the "find" dialog box from the scroll bar.
It is a toshiba satalite and I cant seem to find any macros for it.
I cant type at all now with this notebook

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by james.hutching In reply to spacebar goes to " go to" ...

It is very likely some type of malware. Use some type of spyware removal software like Webroot Spy Sweeper or Ad Aware.

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by cyberjan In reply to

I scanned it ..it was OK

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by master3bs In reply to spacebar goes to " go to" ...

I'm not convinced it is malware; although it could be. You will also want to check your keyboard settings under control panel. Check the drivers as well.

I've found that sometimes it is neccesary to change the keyboard type to the correct one; even when by all appearances windows is pointing to the correct keyboard. Go figure.

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by cyberjan In reply to

thanks but still having problem Any other suggestions?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to spacebar goes to " go to" ...

Another problem with NB keyboards is if you have previously used a plug in Keyboard the NB will retain the existing settings that it had when you shut down or unplugged the external KB and keep them in place until you plug back in the external KB and set the controls back to the default settings. Num Lock is a particularly issue for a lot of NB keyboards but I've seen some really screwy things happen with high end Keyboards when they are connected to a NB and then removed but are left with the things turned on.

I don't know if that applies here but it's worth a look see the Function Keys and any extra keys that allow you to adjust volume, directly log onto the net or e-mail cause some interesting problems. If that is the case it's generally easier to reinstall the NB Keyboard Driver to fix things up.

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by cyberjan In reply to

thanks
reinstalled by deleting then rebooting. deleted toshiba FN -ese
but still having problem Any other suggestions?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to spacebar goes to " go to" ...

if an external usb, ps2 or wireless keyboard works then i would replace the keyboard on the toshiba. i get my parts from www.impactcomputers.com but others may have a better source.
i get the step by step instructions for how to replace the keyboard from the toshiba website

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by cyberjan In reply to

it is only a problem in hotmail and word?????
space bar brings up find or search commands?????
stil need help....cannt find my toshiba disks to restore

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by cyberjan In reply to spacebar goes to " go to" ...

Thanks for your help....
1.The notebook was scanned no virus or malware
2. I deleted the driver in device manager. The space bar worked for a time in word but as soon as I hit the find key the spacebar went back to opening that find dialog box. In hotmail the spacebar opens the organize box, so it is impossable to type.
3. When I loaded a different type of keyboard it corrected the problem. When i put back american the problem came back.
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How do I reinstall the keyboard with a new driver?
jan

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