Friday, June 10, 2005

Space Bar Problem

DearMYRTLE,
Forthelast couple of days myspacebar won't workcorrectly. I even replaced thekeyboard andproblem still exists. excuse meforwriting off board. Kindly suggest something.


DearZONA,
Well, they can't accuse you of being "spaced out." One of my clients complained of a similar problem, then confessed that he had spilled "only a little sweet tea" on it earlier in the day. Dust and spills account for 99% of the "stuck keyboard" challenges.

However, since your computer booted up OK, without a "keyboard error" message, it is more than likely that the sensitivity of the keyboard needs to be adjusted. This is particularly true for us "grandparently" types who may have arthritis in our joints. In your case, perhaps your thumb simply isn't hitting the space bar as you once used to do?

CHANGING KEYBOARD SETTINGS in WinXP:
1. Click "START"
2. Click "CONTROL PANEL"
3. Click "SWITCH TO CLASSIC VIEW"
4. Change the "CHARACTER REPEAT DELAY" to a shorter length of time.
5. Click "APPLY" and test it out in the box provided.
6. Click "OK" when the setting is more to your liking.

BTW - Thanks to the enthusiastic response among DM readers, we're offering another special on DearMYRTLE "Little Books" at
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/bookshelf/index.htm. Free shipping on all full-priced sets.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
6023 26th Street West PMB 352
Bradenton, FL 34207
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com

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