Re: $100 for a new computer?

David & his pack of dogs

Marty, years ago when I took my keyboard in to be fixed the tech said to get a new one would be far cheaper.  Because they would have to take all the keys out, dust them off then put them back together.  That was when keyboards were around $100 to buy.  Now, they are much cheaper.   One can get good ones on Amazon or Best Buy for around $30-50. If one shops around and look for sales on them, which happen all the time. Of course if one wants or needs an ergonomic or a fancy keyboard with media controls and other such bells and whistles, one could spend a lot of money, if that was what one really wanted to do.    


From: <> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: April 23, 2019 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble With Right Alt+Arrow Keys


This is a new keyboard. It's one of those ones with buckling springs rather than rubber domes. I got it in August of 2018, and I think it's really amazing.


From: [] On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: Trouble With Right Alt+Arrow Keys

Sounds like a lot of trouble to go through just to change one key.  How about a new keyboard.




Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:35 PM

Subject: Re: Trouble With Right Alt+Arrow Keys


On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 08:11 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

and I get attacked by Marty's signature with its religious talk (I'm not religious, thank you),

Uh, no.  No one's signature "attacks you" or anyone else.  You are perfectly free to ignore them.

Back to the beginning, at least two of us have recommended you try a key remapper like SharpKeys or similar.  All appearances are that, for whatever reason, the output from your right ALT key is being interpreted as ALT-GR on your machine.  A key remapper, changing that key to straight ALT, is the fastest way to achieve your stated goal.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  
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