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My keyboard constantly loses it use of the tab key. I also find that sometime I have to turn the number lock OFF for the numbers to be used in the keypad. Then all of a sudden its fine. Its as if I am hitting a ''hot key'' somewhere. The keyboard has been replaced more then once. Its very annoying being I work in excel all day long and need to tab between cells..... Any ideas? Donna J JFK Hospital


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Does the problem dissappear when a new keyboard is installed? Yuo see, the problem might not be with the keyboard at all. Virus attacks can do bizzare things with your keypresses. So get a good Antivirus software installed and update it regularly. Download Malicious Software Remover Tool from Microsoft for free and run it once.\015\012
\015\012Goto control panel > Accesibility features and see whether any of the features (such as sticky keys) is turned on. Turn them off. You might accidently turn on these features without knowing. For example, if you press Shift key 5 times, Sticky Keys feature will turn on.\015\012
\015\012If you think the problem is with the keyboard, try this. Minimize Excel if you are using it. Minimize any other software you are using. Tap on different keys of the keyboard (specially Tab, Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys) with some force. Now restore Excel window and try.
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