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Windows 8 hot key thing

  1. #1


    Nahville, TN
    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Home Premium? 64 Bit

    Windows 8 hot key thing


    Hello, I had this problem just a second ago I accidentally hit Windows key + F after I did that whenever I hit almost any key on my keyboard it opened share or windows 8 search. I fixed this problem by restarting, any idea how to fix it if it happens again?

    Thanks,
    -Rick

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  2. #2


    Same way? Restart... I have no idea what win+F does, but how do you even come up with that combination...
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  3. #3


    Nahville, TN
    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Home Premium? 64 Bit


    I was playing planetside 2 and I wanted to hit left alt + F but I hit that instead.
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  4. #4


    Yeah I figured something like that.

    I meant why does Microsoft make so many keyboard short cuts that never get used...

    FN is about as far as anyone ever goes... Who uses win+F?

    You can probably disable that short cut, but I forget how to get to that... I haven't edited short cuts since vista.
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  5. #5


    Nahville, TN
    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Home Premium? 64 Bit


    It is silly, but the thing is when I hit those two again it didn't disable it.
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  6. #6


    I think win+F is "find" That's why search came up...


    But yeah.
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  7. #7


    Nahville, TN
    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Home Premium? 64 Bit


    The thing is I couldn't type until I restarted my Pc
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  8. #8


    Yeah I can't help you much I guess, never had that problem.
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  9. #9


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Did you try pressing the "Esc" key after you hit the wrong key combo?
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  10. #10


    Nahville, TN
    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Home Premium? 64 Bit


    I didn't try, I will if it happens again.
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