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    Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « on: May 03, 2011, 10:16:56 AM »
    While just typing normally, the caps lock key works fine.  But should I wish to type in all caps, when I press the CL key, the Outlook comes up.  I'm using a logitech wireless keyboard and mouse on my Gateway desktop, model DX4831-01e Core i3 Processor, 6 GB DDR memory, 1 TB ATA hard drive, DVD+RW/CD-RW drive, Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit.  Is there someone out there who can help me with this problem.  "Mr. Google" was no help at all or perhaps I wasn't using the correct search terms.  I'm thoroughly frustrated now as this has been going on for several days. >:(

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 11:26:29 AM »
    Did you install or remove any software just before this started?  I suggest you try taking your system back to the way it was before this problem by using the System Restore procedure, assuming you have a Restore Point that dates prior to the date this problem started. 

    A reference: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-System-Restore

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 02:52:58 PM »
    Do you have a standard keyboard and mouse? Does that work?
    You do not need a wireless keyboard and mouse.

    Here is just one of hundreds of similar posts found on the web:
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    I did not spend almost $200.00 for 2 keyboards/mouse to put them in a closet and use $15.00 ones!
    LOL

    The wireless keyboard scam is a conspiracy to stash wireless junk in our closets and antics.  Someday they will become active and the headlines will read:

    Random attacks by defunct wireless devices.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 03:02:48 PM »
    You do not need a wireless keyboard and mouse.

    The wireless keyboard scam is a conspiracy to stash wireless junk in our closets and antics. 
    ???   ::)  Why in the world are you posting such non-sense?  If you're going to post such comments, I think you need to cite some references substantiating them.  I've been using a wireless keyboard and mouse with my Win XP system, with Office 2003, for years and have never encountered any such problem, and thousands of other users have undoubtedly done the same.

    Edit: If you meant to suggest she try a wired mouse and keyboard as a troubleshooting step, then that would have made some sense.  If that's what you meant, a clear statement to that effect would have been helpful. 

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 03:44:38 PM »
    I have heard of problems like this after a keyboard, wired or wireless, has been damaged by spillage of liquid into it. Also when one of the fancy "extra" keys is stuck down. Are you a mother, Mrs J? I wonder if this keyboard has been used/abused by very young children? And as it is a wireless keyboard another thing I would check is if the batteries need replacing (they don't last forever).


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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 05:53:38 PM »
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    ???   ::)  Why in the world are you posting such non-sense?  If you're going to post such comments, I think you need to cite some references substantiating them.  I've been using a wireless keyboard and mouse with my Win XP system, with Office 2003, for years and have never encountered any such problem, and thousands of other users have undoubtedly done the same.
    Can you give some references that show wireless keyboards and mice are useful and contribute anything worthwhile?  There are useless, overpriced, and cause a lot of trouble. The does not have to be documented because nit is already widely know.  It is common knowledge. In stead, I ask you  to produce any evidence that they are nothing more that another unneeded thing the market wants use to buy.
    I recommend that the OP forget  forever the use of f frivolous keyboard and mouse wireless devices.These flaky overpriced gadget things should never have come to market.  They are in the same class as the pet rock and underwear for dogs. Totally worthless marketing hype. But at least the pet rock will not interfere with your typing.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 06:32:45 PM »
    I've been using wireless mice for years and never had a problem with them, other than batteries dieing ( and I always have spares handy).  Once you use a wireless mouse, the wire on a wired mouse is a nuisance.  The only reason I'm not using my wireless keyboard now is that I've got an illuminated keyboard which requires a USB connection.

    I'm not sure how this thread turned into a rant against wireless products.  I think ST was on the right track that this is a problem with the keyboard that has nothing to do with the fact that it is wireless.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 08:08:19 PM »
    Can you give some references that show wireless keyboards and mice are useful and contribute anything worthwhile?  There are useless, overpriced, and cause a lot of trouble. The does not have to be documented because nit is already widely know.  It is common knowledge. In stead, I ask you  to produce any evidence that they are nothing more that another unneeded thing the market wants use to buy.
    I recommend that the OP forget  forever the use of f frivolous keyboard and mouse wireless devices.These flaky overpriced gadget things should never have come to market.  They are in the same class as the pet rock and underwear for dogs. Totally worthless marketing hype. But at least the pet rock will not interfere with your typing.

    I don't see how you judging a whole segment of PC hardware is contributing anything towards a solution...
    Most of your claims are baseless.
    I get way more mileage out of my wireless peripherals then you probably ever got out of a pet rock.

    Please try to stay on Topic and contribute when you can.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 08:57:59 PM »
    Can you give some references that show wireless keyboards and mice are useful
    Unbelievable!  Do you really have no clue why, for example, newegg.com has more wireless mice (when all types are summed) listed than wired?  Read rthompson80819's post.  Then tell me, do you really not understand his reason - which is the reason practically all wireless mouse users like them - for preferring a wireless mouse?

    There are ... overpriced ...
    On average, they cost more than wired mice.  The reason for that should quite obvious; they are technologically more sophisticated devices.  Still, cordless mice at the lower end of the price spectrum are quite inexpensive.

    There ... cause a lot of trouble. The does not have to be documented because nit is already widely know.  It is common knowledge.
    Not true.  You have no evidence to support your statement and, again, the sales trends simply contradict your statements.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 11:54:07 PM »
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    when I press the CL key, the Outlook comes up
    Mrs. J, are you sure just the CTRL(CL) key you are just pressing when capslock is on and outlook pops out?
    You mention Win 7, but under XP system, if you go to Start->All Programs->Microsoft Office->Microsoft Outlook 2XXX and right-click mouse, Properties then Shortcut tab, there will be a shortcut key option set or none. While cursor is on that shortcut key, hold down CTRL then a CTRL + ALT will appear for you to set or add any letter then click apply. Try it on your win 7 system and hold CTRL key and see if it has same feature. Post back for any results. :)

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 11:58:56 PM »
    The topic leads to the question of wireless keyboard suitability.
    Found on New egg today.
    Over 75% of reviews are positive.
    If you think my rant was bad, -
    read what users post on newegg.

    Here are the negative ones
    (Only one product is being consider, a wireless keyboard by MS.)
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    Meh

    By N/A (newegg.com)

    Not a bad keyboard, I would not recommend (as always) wireless for gaming, but this is good for enjoying something on netflix with the family/

    Plug and play with my Win7 PC, no drivers needed installed ; I love all the extra buttons, and it has everything labeled properly

    Sometimes will not respond even within 3 feet of the adapter. You will be typing something and it will just cut out, so you have chunks that you have to go back and fill in
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    Save your money

    By N/A (newegg.com)

    Comfortable and good functionality but very frustrating when it cuts out. Overall very unreliable and I wouldn't recommend it.

    Comfortable typing angles and the keys felt good. Additional buttons were nice to have

    Took mine back after 4 days. I originally had the receiver in the back of the computer figuring it should go at least 10 feet, so sitting on the floor directly under the keyboard it should be OK. Wrong. It would disconnect at random, and only worked a...
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    Microsoft wireless keyboards are junk!

    By Apollyon (newegg.com)

    This is the second Microsoft wireless KB that I have owned and has been a problem. I know that I am picky but the things that I have been experiencing should really have already been resolved with wireless tech in 2010/11 I mean come on Microsoft.

    It was very quiet at first and very comfortable

    Became loud after 6 months ; Wireless adapter needed to be literally in front of it for it to work correctly ; random keys would stop working depending on where my hands were pressing on the wrist guard
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    Good Feel, Bad Connection

    By Edgeivi (newegg.com)

    I use my TV as my monitor and sit on my couch with the keyboard in my lap and if I move a little the keyboard stops working and i have to shift it around to get a signal again. I'm really torn about this keyboard. On one hand, it is super...

    I have to say this is the most comfortable keyboard I have ever used (got one at home and work). The curve is a perfect compromise between a "natural" and standard keyboard. The palm pad isn't super squishy like some keyboards, instead it's a smooth...

    The only complaint I have is that the usb receiver is garbage. The keyboard works well in some spots, but if you move it an inch it might not work at all. Being that it is wireless, the idea is to be able to move around a bit and with this keyboard yo
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    Very Poor

    By Aeron56 (newegg.com)

    Avoid this keyboard.

    Comfort Curve is fantastic - very comfortable keyboard

    Connectivity Problems. Some keystrokes are not transmitted, some are duplicated. Sometimes the keyboard quits working for several seconds
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    Was nice

    By N/A (newegg.com)

    Was a good keyboard while it lasted, gonna suck sending it back.

    Typed quickly and quietly, moreso than the onscreen I have to use now

    When it does get signal, it autotypes and brings up favorites menu before losing connection again. Either too much interference or a defect
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    would give negative stars

    By N/A (newegg.com)

    key feel is good, which is why I bought it

    doesn't work. Key lag is so bad even with the USB connector just 2' away makes this keyboard UNUSABLE. Total waste of money
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    I only posted this because some here have their collective heads in the ground and never see negative reviews of popular products.
    I will not add any moire to this thread. This is enough. Yes, there is more, but let's stop here. Than k you.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 04:22:10 AM »
    The topic leads to the question of wireless keyboard suitability.

    No it doesn't.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #12 on: May 06, 2011, 09:18:24 AM »

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #13 on: May 06, 2011, 10:28:22 AM »
    Yes it does.

    Most of us have pretty much decided that the issue is probably one that can affect any keyboard, whatever its mode of connection to the computer. I don't think that there is anything intrinsically bad about a wireless connection for a keyboard, any more than I do for a router, a media streamer, a printer or a NAS box. Furthermore I don't really understand why you are getting your panties in a knot over such a trivial issue. I will cheerfully admit that I hate wireless mice because all the ones I have tried have an annoying tendency to sleep after a ridiculously short time and require a button press to wake them up. Maybe there is a better model I haven't tried.

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    Re: Caps lock key opens my Microsoft Office Outlook.
    « Reply #14 on: May 06, 2011, 02:00:40 PM »
    Perhaps the OP will let us know if the problem is also present when using a wired keyboard.

    Windows 7 has new shortcut keys,
    Here is a video made two years ago.
    The Best New Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts - Lifehacker