Fixing laptop settings changed by feline random entry
March 12, 2006 5:07 PM Subscribe
Two parter about cats walking on computer keyboards and havoc their little toes wreak:
posted by PinkStainlessTail to computers & internet (7 answers total)
1) One of our cats has managed to hit a random set of strokes on my wife's laptop, such that now every time she clicks on a message in Gmail it opens as a popup. This is really and truly a popup, not just opening in a new window: there's no address bar and the first time it happened, she was actually blocked from viewing the e-mail by the popup blocker in firefox. All of this occured while she had Firefox open to the Gmail page, on a dell laptop running XP home SP2. Can't seem to find the setting to switch them back to just opening in the current tab. Anybody know?
2) In general, is there any application that will let you lock keyboard input with a few keystrokes, or maybe as part of a right click menu to prevent these cat based random entires in the future? (And, speaking preemptively, PawSense
is out: I'm not paying twenty bucks for something I can't at least demo before hand.)