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Old 09-14-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Is My Keyboard Haunted?

When I got my new Dell computer a few months ago, I sprang for a new keyboard as my previous keyboard bit the dust. This is a Logitech Keyboard, the Access 600. I love the touch of the keyboard, but everytime I sit down at the keyboard and start typing, pop up menus keep jumping up. In some forums when I reply, it will jump completely out of the reponse window and bring up a message implying that I'm trying to abort the message.

I've searched the controls and cannnot find anything that can be adjusted. I've never had such trouble trying to just plain type, and there are some days when I'm about ready to throw the thing out, except that I don't have an alternative keyboard to fall back on. I've tried it with the F-key mode and without it, and that makes a difference. Does anybody have any suggestions on something I can do to stop this weird behavior? If the air gets any bluer in here, I may be hauled off for obscene language.

   
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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A couple of suggestions:

Why not spend $10 on a new keyboard so you can verify it's the keyboard and not your system that is at fault? You can use the cheapo keyboard as a spare when you get the problem figured out.

Did you install special software to enable whatever "advanced" features your Logitech keyboard has? If so, uninstall it and see if things improve. You won't get the fancy features, but the keyboard should work without a special driver. I have a wireless Logitech keyboard and did *not* install the special software because I'm not interested in pressing a button for a media player or a search engine, etc. I usually use Linux anyway, and the Logitech software doesn't work in Linux.

I assume you've searched the Internet and the Logitech Web site to see if similar problems have been reported.

If nothing helps, I'd think about getting a refund on the keyboard if possible and getting something else. Why use it if it's not working right?
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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I never install the Logitech software, so that can't be the problem. But I'll probably have to resort to a cheapo keyboard as this one will surely drive me insane!

   
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