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Windows 7: alt f4 not working

13 Jun 2010   #1
yueheng89

windows 7
 
 
alt f4 not working

Hi,
I just bought my hp pavillion dm4 laptop with windows 7
my previous laptop is windows xp.
i realise that my alt f4 shortcut is not working, by pressing alt f4, it does not close program like it could in windows xp.
how can i get it to work again?

thank you in advance.

regards,
yueheng


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Jun 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Do the following and post a screen shot please.

start>run> type mskey
opens up a microsoft keyboard diagnostics, which show the input keys settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Do the following and post a screen shot please.

start>run> type mskey
opens up a microsoft keyboard diagnostics, which show the input keys settings
When I put that in "Run" I get this.
click image to enlarge
alt f4 not working-mskey.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Jun 2010   #4
icepein

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Im using a HP netbook so i think what caused your problem.
You should hold 'fn' key so that F1 to F12 will work like it does as usual.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

BFK
The solution offered only applies to these keyboards;
  • Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000
  • Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
  • Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard
  • Microsoft Internet Keyboard
  • Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 1.0
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.1
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 6.1
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 6.0
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.5
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.4
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.3
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.2
  • Microsoft MultiMedia Keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
  • Microsoft Natural MultiMedia Keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
  • Microsoft Office Keyboard
  • Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Reclusa
  • Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard
  • Microsoft Wired Desktop 600
  • Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #6
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Do the following and post a screen shot please.

start>run> type mskey
opens up a microsoft keyboard diagnostics, which show the input keys settings
When I put that in "Run" I get this.
click image to enlarge
Attachment 78434
Oops, this used to be part of MS Windows and I used it in XP and after you posted I tried it on my M17x and you are correct BFK, sorry about that.

Seems Microsoft began bundling it with their Intellipoint Keyboard and Mouse Software and stripped it from Windows.

I went to the Intellipoint site and downloaded Intellipoint 7 for a Multimedia Keyboard which is what my M17x has only it's Alienware and not Microsofts but it runs correctly and shows what key is being pressed which is what it did as I remembered and was how we tested keyboards in the past.

Software can be downloaded at Software Download

You need to choose keyboard, type of keyboard layout, OS and 32 or 64 and the language, once loaded my instructions will work, sorry for the confusion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
BFK



The solution offered only applies to these keyboards;
  • Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000
  • Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
  • Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard
  • Microsoft Internet Keyboard
  • Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 1.0
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.1
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 6.1
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 6.0
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.5
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.4
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.3
  • Microsoft IntelliType Pro 5.2
  • Microsoft MultiMedia Keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
  • Microsoft Natural MultiMedia Keyboard
  • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
  • Microsoft Office Keyboard
  • Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Reclusa
  • Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard
  • Microsoft Wired Desktop 600
  • Microsoft Wired Keyboard 500

This is the one I use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

This is the one I use.
Well I picked this up from here:
Troubleshoot wired keyboards that don't respond or that type wrong characters
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Do the following and post a screen shot please.

start>run> type mskey
opens up a microsoft keyboard diagnostics, which show the input keys settings
When I put that in "Run" I get this.
click image to enlarge
Attachment 78434
Oops, this used to be part of MS Windows and I used it in XP and after you posted I tried it on my M17x and you are correct BFK, sorry about that.

Seems Microsoft began bundling it with their Intellipoint Keyboard and Mouse Software and stripped it from Windows.

I went to the Intellipoint site and downloaded Intellipoint 7 for a Multimedia Keyboard which is what my M17x has only it's Alienware and not Microsofts but it runs correctly and shows what key is being pressed which is what it did as I remembered and was how we tested keyboards in the past.

Software can be downloaded at Software Download

You need to choose keyboard, type of keyboard layout, OS and 32 or 64 and the language, once loaded my instructions will work, sorry for the confusion.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

This is the one I use.
Well I picked this up from here:
Troubleshoot wired keyboards that don't respond or that type wrong characters

That's OK mate, it's been explained above.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2010   #10
yueheng89

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icepein View Post
Im using a HP netbook so i think what caused your problem.
You should hold 'fn' key so that F1 to F12 will work like it does as usual.
hi,
i now can use alt f4 by pressing fn + alt + f4
so is this what is suppose to be like in windows 7 or is there a problem with my com.

thank you and regards,
yueheng
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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