Friday, August 05, 2011

Oh the Frustration

I cant answer comments because my name begins with the 16th letter which doesnt work so I cant sign in or out and the Auto fill doesnt work in comment box.
I cant use commas etc or smiley faces or hy hens. Ive tried a hair dryer but am now convinced a new key board is the only way. So lease bear with me and some time today come hell or high water forgive me dear Rev retired Ill be back.xoxox

33 comments:

Rog said...

Its an allaver!

Z said...

I did a similar thing a few years ago - unscrewed something, expecting it to be empty and dry and it wasn't - and also had to buy a new keyboard. Sympathy.

Dave said...

p - which I made by pressing alt and 0112 on the numeric keypad. Try it.

Kim Ayres said...

eter ier icked a eck of ickled eers

;)

lom said...

Don't take the iss Kim

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, my dear Pat, I'm so sorry to read that the Keyboard is all screwed up....Hoping you get a NEW one, Post-Haste!

Pat said...

Rog: erfectly ut:)

Z: at least the price is good- £9.99.

Dave:p. Just tried it on my new one and it worked. How on earth did you discover that? But I still couldn't punctuate or use @ so it was time to lash out and buy new. Thank you for the effort.

Kim: har har har!

LOM: quite!

Naomi: all fixed now thank you:)

Macy said...

There's instructions on the web somewhere about how to clean your keyboard thoroughly, including taking all the keys off.
If I could find the link I'd post it!

Granny Annie said...

Do you have any canned air? That might help blow out and dry the area under the key.

Dave said...

The alt and nubers are a set of standard codes. You'll find them, for instance, in the Word manual. Yes, I do read manuals.

With them you can do things like:

™ © · ¼ ½ ¾ etc

Ponita in Real Life said...

To expand on what Dave is blathering on about, here is a link to a website that lists all the special alt characters.

Glad you got all fixed up with a new keyboard and are full of pppppp's once again. ;-)

john.g. said...

Mum2, wireless ones are cheap as chips. Just don't chuck coffee on them! xx

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, wonderful, a new keyboard! so now you can swear and use all those bad words correctly!!!

and ponita - thank you very much for the link! i'm having such ☼ ► ♪ ◄ £ ♂ FUN using it!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I see you got a new keyboard, my dear...Good For You! And if you get a chance, come on by for Part 2 of my visit with George....!

Pat said...

Macy: or you could just turn it upside down and shake it?

Dave: guests are imminent - then I'll give it a go. Thank you.

Ponita: you are so clever with links. Yes it's great to have all my p's and q's.

John.G: I'll try to remember that:)

Gypsywoman: thee are no flies on Ponita:)

Naomi: I'll be over tomorrow after my guests are settled in:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

My goodness, imagine if you needed to do what Dave suggested every time you needed a p

oops, I didn't mean that the way it sounds :-D

Guyana-Gyal said...

hy hen

I wonder what breed that is.

angryparsnip said...

My rather new laptop is giving me trouble and I didn't even spill anything on it.
I have trouble with the i key and usually have to go back and put in all the i that didn't print.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

GG: My imagination is boggling.
Hy hen must be a cut above a lo hen.

Paarsnip: I've never used a laptop. I now know what a pain it is to have any silent keys.

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Pat - I've drowned several keyboards over the years so you have my full understanding.

After my latest effort earlier this year I bought a keyboard that can cope with liquid spills - it was only NZ$26.00, and the courier fee to have it delivered to my door was less than my bus fare would have been if I'd gone into town to get it myself!

Sending care and huggles, Michelle and a loudly puRRRRumbling Zebby Cat

Eryl said...

Glad you have your Ps back!

I've just seen some rather swish keyboards with touch pads on the Apple website; might have to get myself a cup of tea while I think about whether I can live without one.

Rev Files (Retired) said...

Go in eace at, we shall say a rayer for your soul and ask God to ardon you.

Pat said...

Eryl: what are touch pads?
I could have got one more expensive with extra buttons but the assistant said most people didn't use them and I have buttons already which I haven't a clue about.

RevRet:Holy Mary MOG - it's the divil himself!

Pat said...

Mickle and Zebby Cat: that sounds a bargain. Dare you actually test its damppproofness? I'd be scared to.

Scarlet Blue said...

I see the problem is now resolved... and i was just about to show off with purple pickled plums.
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet: I'm intrigued to know how you would bring that into the comment box conversation. But if anyone can you could:)

Nea said...

Glad to hear your p problem is solved, Pat, and thanks Dave and Ponita for the tip about special alt signs

♥ (= alt+3)

Pat said...

Nea: I've not had chance to investigate the alt signs yet. Maybe today?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad you got through and that "glitch" straightened itself out...! HOORAY!

R. Sherman said...

I hate computer problems.

Been away for awhile. I trust all is back to normal.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: missed you. Put the kettle on - I'll be round soon.

rashbre said...

A new meaning to 'taking the P'?

Glad to see you've fixed it now

Pat said...

Rashbre: yes with great skill - I bought a new one.