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Windows 7: No keyboard short cuts working whatsoever

14 May 2011   #1
lastard

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
No keyboard short cuts working whatsoever

Hi!

I just got a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad L420) with Windows 7, and I cannot get any of the short cuts to work, not even simple copy and paste. Does anyone know how to enable all shortcuts?

Thanks, Angela


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14 May 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Angela.
Some laptop/netbook/notebook computers have a FN key to use in conjunction with other keys to be enabled. I'm not familiar with the L420 and could not find a manual for it.
I would:
1. Check the documentation you received with it.
2. Call the seller/Lenovo for help.

It may be you have a bad one, I wouldn't think a new machine would have the keyboard functions "turned off".
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14 May 2011   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

You have 2 CTRL keys (left and right of the keyboard) do any of them work?
If you right click and select copy, then right click and select paste does that work?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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14 May 2011   #4
lastard

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to both of you for your suggestions, and especially for pointing out the FN key!
I just noticed that I had intuitively pressed the FN key instead of the CTRl key the whole time, as it's in the place of the Ctrl key on my old laptop. D'oh! Sorry for troubling you!

Angela
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14 May 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No trouble a'tall Angela! Please feel free to ask questions anytime. I did find a FORUM you may find helpful sometime.
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14 May 2011   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I'm glad you has sorted it

That will take some getting used too
I hate it when they replace the position of the CTRL key.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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14 May 2011   #7
lastard

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you all. Yes, there are quite a few things that I need to get used to... keys and the different functionality of the touch pad (not sure if I can control that). Otherwise very happy so far!

: )
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