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Toggle Keys won't stay on?

  1. #1


    Victor Delta Guest

    Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    I find the Toggle Keys facility (makes a sound if you accidentally - or
    otherwise - hit Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys) extremely useful.

    However, since 'upgrading' to Vista, I find that the facility keeps
    switching itself off - probably every time I reboot in fact.

    Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, is there a known solution
    please?

    Thanks,

    V


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  3. #2


    BChat Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    I have the same problem



    "Victor Delta" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    I find the Toggle Keys facility (makes a sound if you accidentally - or
    otherwise - hit Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys) extremely useful.

    However, since 'upgrading' to Vista, I find that the facility keeps
    switching itself off - probably every time I reboot in fact.

    Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, is there a known solution
    please?

    Thanks,

    V


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  4. #3


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    Have you tried: Control Panel (Classic view) > Ease of Access Center > "Make
    the keyboard easier to use" link, and checking the "Turn on Toggle Keys"
    checkbox?


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    "BChat" <BChat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e9ppgDcDIHA.4476@xxxxxx

    >I have the same problem
    >
    >
    >
    > "Victor Delta" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23nBpgabDIHA.3848@xxxxxx
    > I find the Toggle Keys facility (makes a sound if you accidentally - or
    > otherwise - hit Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys) extremely useful.
    >
    > However, since 'upgrading' to Vista, I find that the facility keeps
    > switching itself off - probably every time I reboot in fact.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, is there a known solution
    > please?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > V
    >


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  5. #4


    BChat Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    Yes, no luck


    "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:011FFADC-069C-43A4-8BDB-ED2D9F0AA4AB@xxxxxx
    Have you tried: Control Panel (Classic view) > Ease of Access Center >
    "Make
    the keyboard easier to use" link, and checking the "Turn on Toggle Keys"
    checkbox?


    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "BChat" <BChat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e9ppgDcDIHA.4476@xxxxxx

    >I have the same problem
    >
    >
    >
    > "Victor Delta" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23nBpgabDIHA.3848@xxxxxx
    > I find the Toggle Keys facility (makes a sound if you accidentally - or
    > otherwise - hit Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys) extremely useful.
    >
    > However, since 'upgrading' to Vista, I find that the facility keeps
    > switching itself off - probably every time I reboot in fact.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, is there a known solution
    > please?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > V
    >


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  6. #5


    Victor Delta Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:011FFADC-069C-43A4-8BDB-ED2D9F0AA4AB@xxxxxx

    > Have you tried: Control Panel (Classic view) > Ease of Access Center >
    > "Make the keyboard easier to use" link, and checking the "Turn on Toggle
    > Keys" checkbox?
    Didn't know there was another way... (other than holding down Num Lock for 5
    seconds)

    However, have redone it once again - using both the save and apply options
    (not sure why they are both there) - and certainly this morning, on reboot,
    the setting had not been lost. Out of curiosity, I unchceked the Num Lock 5
    secs option.

    I'll keep an eye on it over the next week or so.

    Thanks,

    V


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  7. #6


    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    "Victor Delta" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23nBpgabDIHA.3848@xxxxxx

    >I find the Toggle Keys facility (makes a sound if you accidentally - or
    >otherwise - hit Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys) extremely useful.
    >
    > However, since 'upgrading' to Vista, I find that the facility keeps
    > switching itself off - probably every time I reboot in fact.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, is there a known solution
    > please?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > V
    It might be a security program blocking the Registry change it needs to
    make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
    Ad-aware's Ad-Watch
    IBM Access Connections
    McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
    Norton AV
    Spyware Blaster
    Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
    Spybot- Teatimer
    Spysweeper
    Spyware Doctor
    Windows Defender
    Zone Alarm (free) 6.5 Reported to be fixed in later versions.

    In the case of Zone Alarm 6.5 or Norton 2007 it actually has to be
    uninstalled. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on until you
    reinstall Zone Alarm.

    Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try the change.

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE, OE/WM
    I won't answer email.


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  8. #7


    Victor Delta Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE" <franksaunders@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23nyOIftDIHA.5328@xxxxxx

    > It might be a security program blocking the Registry change it needs to
    > make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
    > Ad-aware's Ad-Watch
    > IBM Access Connections
    > McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
    > Norton AV
    > Spyware Blaster
    > Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
    > Spybot- Teatimer
    > Spysweeper
    > Spyware Doctor
    > Windows Defender
    > Zone Alarm (free) 6.5 Reported to be fixed in later versions.
    >
    > In the case of Zone Alarm 6.5 or Norton 2007 it actually has to be
    > uninstalled. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on until you
    > reinstall Zone Alarm.
    >
    > Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try the change.
    Thanks, Frank, I'll bear that in mind. However, so far the setting has stuck
    this time...!

    V


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  9. #8


    Noel Guest

    RE: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    Has anyone let Microsoft's Vista Developer's know that Toggle Keys does not
    work?

    Richard Noel
    NoelR@xxxxxx



    "Victor Delta" wrote:

    > I find the Toggle Keys facility (makes a sound if you accidentally - or
    > otherwise - hit Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock keys) extremely useful.
    >
    > However, since 'upgrading' to Vista, I find that the facility keeps
    > switching itself off - probably every time I reboot in fact.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, is there a known solution
    > please?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > V
    >
    >

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  10. #9


    Victor Delta Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    "Noel" <Noel@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CF9800C2-0CF6-435E-8729-0754393F87E2@xxxxxx

    > Has anyone let Microsoft's Vista Developer's know that Toggle Keys does
    > not
    > work?
    Perhaps it does work, after all?

    Ever since I used Cal Bear 66's method (see earlier in this thread), my
    Toggle Keys have stayed on, and worked ok.

    What problem do you have with TK?

    V


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  11. #10


    Noel Guest

    Re: Toggle Keys won't stay on?

    I had that set already. I've been using Toggle Key's since Windows 2000,
    very helpful feature for me. Perhaps it's this new HP desktop. I'll check
    the BIOS for a system speaker setting and report my findings next week.

    RN

    "Victor Delta" wrote:

    > "Noel" <Noel@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:CF9800C2-0CF6-435E-8729-0754393F87E2@xxxxxx

    > > Has anyone let Microsoft's Vista Developer's know that Toggle Keys does
    > > not
    > > work?
    >
    > Perhaps it does work, after all?
    >
    > Ever since I used Cal Bear 66's method (see earlier in this thread), my
    > Toggle Keys have stayed on, and worked ok.
    >
    > What problem do you have with TK?
    >
    > V
    >
    >

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