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Dang cat stepped on my keyboard!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Burrito, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Burrito

    Burrito

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    My cat stepped on my computer keyboard and made everything larger in Internet Explorer window. I guess she knows keyboard commands that I don't;) Can someone help me with switching it back.
     
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    Press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel. That will let you adjust the size of the font.
     

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    Hold control and scroll your mouse wheel.
     
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    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    So the cat not only stepped on the CTRL key, it also scrolled the mouse wheel. That's one smart cat. ;f
     
  5. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    view -> text size

    if you don't have a scroll wheel.
     
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    1911lover Fiddler1911

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    OR JUST CTRL- DOWN ARROW
     
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    The things my cats have done to our computers are nothing short of amazing ;g
     
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    That doesn't work......
     
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    Try pressing the CTRL with the + and - keys.
     
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    Another thing to check, in Internet Explorer go to Tools - Internet Options - on the bottom of the General Tab click the Accessibility button - make sure the 3rd checkbox is not selected.

    And/or you can go to the View menu - Text Size - select Medium.

    PS - funny you should post this issue - my cat jumped on my keyboard about 30 minutes ago - I didn't know you could turn on "Toggle Keys" if you held down Num Lock for a few seconds.......
     
  11. Burrito

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    It's Fixed! I must have been scrolling with the mouse while she stepped on the Ctrl button. Thanks everyone. As I am typing this my stinkin cat just jumped up on my computer desk. She's always gotta be in the middle of everything. I'll come to yall next time she messes something up.
     
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    O well, works on my laptop. guess nopt on pc's
     
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    I never thought I'd actually learn something about computers on here. I'm so used to answering everyone else's questions.

    Who'd of thunk that holding down the control key while scrolling would change the font size????

    BTW: Does anyone know how I can completely disable gestures in Fedora Core 2? My browser goes to weird pages when click the scroll wheel and the arrows are not completely lines up with the circle when I am done scrolling through a webpage (by using the scroll icon after clicking the scroll wheel).
     
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    I seem to recall reading about a software program that protects your computer from a cat walk on the keyboard.
    Some program writer apparently had a problem with this so he wrote a program that detects a cat walk by the keystrokes and locks the keyboard until you personally unlock it.
    Can't remember anything else about it though.;Q
     
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    1911lover Fiddler1911

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    wonder if theres a free version?
     
  17. 1911lover

    1911lover Fiddler1911

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    darn thing, wont letme edit mt posts, o well

    Cat-proof computing?

    A specialist software company in America has produced an application that will protect your computer files from being accidentally deleted by your cat. Computer keyboards, as many feline-friendly homeworkers will know, exert an uncanny fascination for cats. Walking onto the keyboard seems to be a good game for a cat.



    While this can be frustrating if you’re trying to use the keyboard at the same time, it can also endanger your files. Cats stepping onto keys at random can (and have) accidentally trigger a keyboard shortcut (a combination of keys to execute commands) which may alter or delete data. If this happens when you are out of the room, you may not even find out until it is way too late.

    Now protection is at hand in the form of PawSense, software that detects ‘cat-like’ typing and block keyboard input. It runs, unnoticed, in the background until your cat leaps onto the keyboard. PawSense, by Bitboost Systems, detects cat typing by measuring the force exerted on the keyboard and the pattern of multiple keys depressed by a cat’s paw. Once cat typing has been detected, the keyboard is blocked and a message appears on your screen.

    In addition PawSense comes with a collection of unpleasant noises to help discourage your cat from its creative excursions. These noises will sound whenever ‘cat-like’ typing is detected. Alternatively, you can use a sound of your choice, or record your voice speaking a command.

    Further information on PawSense can be found at www.bitboost.com