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    This has happened to me a couple of times. I'll be typing a post, and accidentally hit one of the Alt buttons on either side of the "space" bar. Then nothing I type goes to the screen, and my only way out involves dumping my entire post. I hate to bother you with dumb questions, but nobody's been able to help me on this. Any thoughts?
     
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    did you try hitting the "alt" key again?
     
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    Sure did. No effect at all. Almost as if the computer was saying, "Now you've gone and done it - you've hit the DESTRUCT button!" Really frustrating.
     
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    Or better hands!
     
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    Well, I can't MAKE the s.o.b. do it now! I'm thinking, though (God help us all), that I might have actually hit the little flag-looking key NEXT to the Alt button, then tried to solve the problem by hitting the Alt button. Better hands, that's all I need.

    Thanks for the help, Hgrokit and SE. Together, I think we may have solved it!
     
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    Sorry, I don't use Microsoft anything on this computer, and I cannot reproduce it.

    I will try on another in the AM.
     
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    I've had that happen before. I moved my mouse pointer back to where it had left off and left click. It goes right back. That is with Windows XP Home Edition.
     
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    Thanks, Pale Rider. I'll try that the next time it happens - which, with my typing skills - is an excellent bet.
     
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    I can't reproduce the problem on Win2k.

    It must be a WinXP thing only.
     
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    or it could be win2fatfinger :p:

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