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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 12:04:39 AM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2013, 02:49:49 PM »
I just recently discovered that our cat has an amazing sense of perception. When I'm typing on the keyboard, she is very careful not to step on the keys when she's on the countertop. But when the computer is off, she walks on them with impunity.
She also has a habit of sitting on any book or magazine I am (from her POV) staring at, which is a form of opposite behavior of the above attitude with the keyboard, because she does it while my attention is focused on reading it. Hmm, perhaps if I pretended to be typing on the book, she would avoid it (but only as long as I kept 'typing'). Maybe I could just drum the fingers of one hand a little on the book everytime she starts to approach it...

It's just her way of saying your spending way too much time looking at something when you could be giving her the attention.  Every time I get a phone call my dog and cat get right up in my face telling me I should be talking to them.   ;D

  BTW, how did the silicone spray work for your keyboard?

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2013, 08:07:12 PM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2013, 08:19:38 PM »
BTW, how did the silicone spray work for your keyboard?
Yes, cats -and dogs- can be amazing. The spray worked excellent. But the particular product evidently the propellent had a tendency to dissolve plastic, because at first some keys became much more grabby. Especially the Return key got stuck down, so I stuck a small flat tip screw driver tip under each side and levered it up. It was one of those memorable moments one never forgets, "Have I just ruined my $35 keyboard?" With nothing left to lose, I sprayed even more on that and the other keys, and began tapping them repeatedly. Next thing I know they all freed up and have been working great ever since. But for a moment there, things got kind of hairy.

  Probably all the gunk getting dissolved in the silicone.  lol  With some plastics you can't heavily spray silicone or it will melt it just enough to get sticky, but normally dries up completely and gets un-sticky in a few seconds.  For those plastics that are totally unagreeable with silicone you have to use electronic cleaner WITH lubricant.  But it's not as good as silicone.

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2013, 01:02:44 AM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2013, 05:29:59 PM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2013, 08:40:01 PM »
Now some of the formerly sticking keys are already starting to stick again. I can't believe this is a Microsoft product, it's so junky about the sticking key problem.

  You really need to take the keys out for a proper cleaning.....

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2013, 05:02:06 PM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2013, 08:18:27 PM »
Now some of the formerly sticking keys are already starting to stick again. I can't believe this is a Microsoft product, it's so junky about the sticking key problem.

  You really need to take the keys out for a proper cleaning.....
The keys stuck from Day One.

  Then you need to take out the keys for a proper lubrication.....

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2013, 02:16:27 PM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2013, 07:08:20 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to set up hotkeys or mouse wheel to control volume?

  Look in your sound card properties.  I have that option with my Audigy 2 ZX.  I also came across a free app that would allow you to use your mouse wheel to control volume, but I've slept since then and can't remember when/where....

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2013, 08:17:04 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to set up hotkeys or mouse wheel to control volume?

  Look in your sound card properties.  I have that option with my Audigy 2 ZX.  I also came across a free app that would allow you to use your mouse wheel to control volume, but I've slept since then and can't remember when/where....

Try Volumouse by Nir Sofer.  Been using it for years, works like a charm.  And you can set the control key for the mouse wheel in case you have something else that conflicts.

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2013, 07:28:14 AM »
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2013, 08:01:54 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to set up hotkeys or mouse wheel to control volume?

  Look in your sound card properties.  I have that option with my Audigy 2 ZX.  I also came across a free app that would allow you to use your mouse wheel to control volume, but I've slept since then and can't remember when/where....

Try Volumouse by Nir Sofer.  Been using it for years, works like a charm.  And you can set the control key for the mouse wheel in case you have something else that conflicts.

  Yes!  That's the one I was talking about.  I have an older version backed up, but I don't use it anymore since my mouse software includes that option...

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Re: Microsoft keyboard sticking keys
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