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RE: caps lock confusion

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: caps lock confusion
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 13:09:57 -0700

> > FWIW - I had a similar problem, with a Dell Latitude laptop 
> > (D610, if I remember right). But it affected all apps, not
> > only Emacs.
> >
> > Dell replaced the onboard keyboard (even though I had the 
> > same problem with an external keyboard) and the motherboard,
> > but that didn't help. Eventually, Dell replaced the entire
> > laptop (with a D620), and that took care of it.
> >
> > Dunno if your problem is related (probably not, if other 
> > apps are not affected). If it is, contact Dell. (Googling
> > will also show similar problems reported for
> > some other laptops, including some IBM models.) Also, try 
> > hitting just the Shift key several times in succession -
> > sometimes that can unblock the problem. (And
> > be sure sticky keys is turned off.)
> >
> > HTH.
> I have a Dell Latitude D531 which occasionally behaves as if Caps is
> locked on.  Based on previous experience with this problem I made the
> following note to myself:
> "To turn off the filter keys hold down shift, press F7, then push the
> other shift key three times. The PC will beep like it does when you
> turn filter keys on."
> I recall finding this advice in one of the Microsoft community
> newsgroups.
> I originally experienced this problem on a different PC, after holding
> the Shift key down too long.  Microsoft's software then decided I was
> handicapped.

Yes, that's what I meant by "sticky keys" - dunno what the correct name for it
is. But in my case that didn't help; it was a hardware problem of some kind, I

Anyway, from the sound of it, the OP doesn't have either problem, since it
happens for the OP only in Emacs. But it's good to know.

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