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Old 05-06-2020, 07:22 AM   #1
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sometimes I accidentally touch something on keyboard that turns on some kind of smart keys and does not allow me to use keyboard normally. Happened again today - I was editing a text in LibreOffice, my fingers touched some key combination I am not aware of by accident and suddenly keyboard reacted to the touch of the keyboard completely differently - instead of letting me type letters some setting windows popped up and I had no idea how to get rid of it. In the end I had to restart the whole computer. What did I do? How do I get rid of it next time it happens?
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Depends on which key.

In some programs, pressing [F1] will bring up a Help window.

Pressing [Alt][F4] will close most windows, including Windows itself.

Pressing [F11] will toggle most browser Windows between full screen and back to normal.

Pressing [Ctrl][Z] is an "undo my last change" in many programs.

Pressing [Ctrl][A] will select all (for copying/deleting etc.) in many programs.

You get the idea.


You might check Libre Office Help and/or manual to see if you can find a list of all of the built-in keystrokes you can use within their program.
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Ok, I thought it's some Windows 10 user-convenience-stuff that I cannot use properly and it only managed to irritate me.
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It may have been. For example, pressing [Winkey][D] minimizes all open windows so you can access the Desktop. [Winkey][L] to Lock your Desktop. [Winkey][Tab] for Taskview. Etc. More here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...oard-shortcuts
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Ok, thanks!
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