CAPS BUTTON PROBLEM

  nightofjoy 24 Aug 11
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apologies for the lack of proper cap use in this query, but all will be explained. i'm sitting at my girlfriend's laptop, a new machine running windows 7, and there's a nightmare problem with the caps button.

say you're typing into a box like this one. your cursor appears ready to begin typing, but when you click caps (or then from caps back to lower case)it vanishes. this means that every time you wish to change case, you then have to reset the cursor back after the last character. eg writing the word 'Caps':

(press caps button to upper) (type 'C')

as you can imagine, this is a complete nightmare, constantly stopping & starting, when you even remember.

i'm hoping it's something simple, a setting that needs to be changed. any ideas?

thanks.

  nightofjoy 24 Aug 11

oh, and the little 'caps lock on' or off button comes up as usual, bottom right when you click between

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 24 Aug 11

Same in safe mode?

When did the problem begin? Can you relate the onset to the installation or removal of hardware or software? update to W7? antivirus? other program?

  nightofjoy 24 Aug 11

what's safe mode?

it's done it since day one.

it has avast antivirus on it.

thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 24 Aug 11

Tap F8 at boot and select safemode from the Advanced Tools Menu

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