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Old 2011-08-04, 20:59   #1
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I am aware that Windows/IE have vagaries which nobody can fathom
(whether or not they were placed there intentionally), but I'm am
encountering a randomly on-off phenomenom which I think I can actually
describe:

Sometimes I fire up IE and it removes the top and bottom toolbars.
If I move the cursor to the top, that one appears (albeit slightly reluctantly). No dice with the bottom one though.

Finding some workarounds: while browsing this forum in the
aforementioned dodgy mode, I can click a link and have it in a new window
complete with the hoped for toolbars. I adopt it as a friend.

IMHO most programmers are morons.

Comments?

David

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Old 2011-08-04, 22:01   #2
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did you hit F11 by innatention?
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Old 2011-08-04, 22:12   #3
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did you hit F11 by innatention?
If that is an explanation, then yes. Very likely.

Hitting the wrong button happens frequently for a variety
of reasons (usually alcohol or visibility related).

Is F11 particularly interesting? Does it toggle?

I'm not far gone enough ATM to risk trying it.

Sounds like a job for Clint Eastwood to me.

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Old 2011-08-04, 22:15   #4
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F11 toggles fullscreen mode in web browsers, useful at times. In Opera I think it cycles between normal, fullscreen and mobile screen, or possibly the mobile one requires some modifier such as ctrl+F11.

Anyway, the one that always used to catch me out was insert. I hate that key, it has no uses at all. If they sold a keyboard without it on, I would buy it.

Edit: Looks like they've removed the small screen feature from Opera, but it used to be shift+F11.

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F11 toggles fullscreen mode in web browsers, useful at times. In Opera I think it cycles between normal, fullscreen and mobile screen, or possibly the mobile one requires some modifier such as ctrl+F11.

Anyway, the one that always used to catch me out was insert. I hate that key, it has no uses at all. If they sold a keyboard without it on, I would buy it.

Edit: Looks like they've removed the small screen feature from Opera, but it used to be shift+F11.
THX

INSERT is a useful button, but putting a duplicate next to "delete
previous character" (not to mention F11) can be a real PITA.

I've already moaned about CAPSLOCK next to SHIFT.
And the CONTROL button seems to mean anything but!

David

PS wtf does that St George's flag between Ctrl and Alt do?
I shudder to think.

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so, did hitting F11 again fix your issue?
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I've already moaned about CAPSLOCK next to SHIFT.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897578.aspx
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I've already moaned about CAPSLOCK next to SHIFT.
And the CONTROL button seems to mean anything but!
Do you miss the PF1-4 keys?
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Old 2011-08-05, 00:20   #9
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so, did hitting F11 again fix your issue?
I'll try it if I encounter this again.
Meantime...
IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!
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Do you miss the PF1-4 keys?
Whatever they are/were, I miss them like a hole in the head.
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PS wtf does that St George's flag between Ctrl and Alt do?
I shudder to think.
The same thing that clicking on the Windows "Start" (pre-Vista) or the multi-colored "St. George's flag" (Vista and up) at the lower left corner of the screen would do, namely bring up the "Start Menu".
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