You're not the mute button! Stop it!
July 23, 2008 1:35 PM   Subscribe

The left control key on my keyboard has suddenly started toggling the mute on my master volume. How do I make it stop?

I'm running Windows XP on a Dell Dimension desktop, if it makes a difference.
posted by EarBucket to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
I have a keyboard at work that has a "Function Lock" key or something. It makes the F1-F12 keys do things other than what I expect when I turn it on accidentally. Anything like that on yours?
posted by Rock Steady at 1:57 PM on July 23, 2008

You might have gotten liquid in it. You could try washing it, but it might be easier to just get a new keyboard.
posted by wongcorgi at 2:14 PM on July 23, 2008

Plug a different keyboard in to see if the problem goes away- is it one of those keyboards with the media control buttons across the top? Probably a bad keyboard.
posted by gjc at 3:17 PM on July 23, 2008

No, no function lock and no media control buttons. I'll try plugging another keyboard in tomorrow and see what happens.
posted by EarBucket at 5:22 PM on July 23, 2008

Yup, looks like the keyboard had gone bad. Thanks for the help!
posted by EarBucket at 12:53 PM on July 29, 2008

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