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Computer intermittently switching to Dvorak configuration

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by random_guy, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. random_guy

    random_guy Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2008
    Bit of an odd one, this. Since I got my new computer last year, it has been intermittently switching to the dvorak keyboard configuration. It seems to happen with programs which necessitate a lot of keyboard input, especially games and word processing programs. Before I knew about the dvorak configuration, I thought the only way to fix the error was quit out of the application, as that always resets it to the normal configuration. But the most recent time it happened, when I knew about the little taskbar icon, I noticed it had indeed changed to the dvorak configuration, and switching it back via the taskbar fixes the problem. So it's no longer a major hassle, but it is annoying and perplexing. Anyone have any ideas?

    Edit: I forgot to add that it's happened with two different keyboards, so it's not a keyboard problem, and it doesn't happen on start-up, so it's likely not a program running on start-up which is causing it.
  2. johnebadbak


    Feb 28, 2002
    just check in control panel /keyboard that the standard 101/102 Microsoft natural board is highlighted. if there is any other board in the setting delete it. if using a third party k/board /logitech etc... try
    up dating the drivers for the device from the manufacturer
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