My keyboard is opening different tasks. E open Explorer, F opens search, D showing Desktop

Today I had a quite strange experience with my computer (laptop). While I was playing Starcraft II my commands started to be quite crazy… suddenly when I was selecting individual buildings or made individual tasks, the game started to select all the stuff around and do tasks after tasks with all the selected parts. It was clear for me that somehow my keyboard was stuck (the behavior was like the Shift key is always pressed). I immediately pressed Windows Key + D to show my desktop and the same behavior was performed with my desktop icons. Each time I tried to select something (like click) it was added to my selected stuff.

To unblock the keyboard I simply pressed shift keys, then ctrl keys and after pressing all 4 of them my computer seemed to work fine. So I return to my “peaceful” game.

The strange behavior was actually started when I needed to press different keys. So, when I start typing something into a conversation everything was started to be strange. Different Explorer windows oped-up, search activated, maximize and minimize the game and a suddenly log off. To be honest, my first thought was that I have a virus, something like a RAT software and someone is commanding my computer. But after a moment of fear I had the revelation that all those commands were done by me while the Windows key was somehow blocked. There are a lot of shortcuts in Windows that can trigger those commands. So I pressed the Windows key a couple of times and in that point my computer returned to normal operation.

I can’t explain how can my keyboard got stuck on a couple of buttons at the same time. This was my first and the last time when it happens.

With friendship,Alex

featured image via Andy

iTunes – Package installation problem

It can happen when you try to install iTunes on a Windows PC to get this error:

There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.

The solution is simple, just right click on the installer and choose “Run as administrator“.

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And this should fix the error. If any further problems just let me know ;)

Windows 8 Default Font Download – Repair Kit

A long time ago I’ve offered you a simple solution on how to restore your default fonts in Windows 7. The basic idea is that you can get in real problems if your default system fonts get messed up. For example, when you install too many fonts or even worst, when you allow other software to replace your fonts. In this cases, your explorer, your browser, your games and basically everything on your computer can show strange characters and bad font style.

To repair this error I recommend to restore all your fonts:

1. Go to C:\Windows\Fonts (where C:\ is my Windows drive) and delete as much fonts as you can. (ctrl+a to select all and delete key to delete … skipped where the system couldn’t remove the files)

2. Download the default Font folder  (.zip file, 250MB) :

Download “Windows 8 Default Font Folder” uc – Downloaded 32406 times –

3. Extract the content of that folder.

4. Select all the files in the extracted folder (ctrl+a)

5. Right click and select Install

Enjoy! If you search the default fonts for Windows 7, click here.

L.E.: If you search the default fonts for Windows 10, click here.

How to change or lock Laptop display/image orientation (is rotating 90 degrees)

A lot of people are asking me about the option to rotate the display 90 or 180 degrees. Most of them are using laptop computers that automatically rotates the display when you tilt the laptops. And that’s because those laptops have a sensor that can obtain the orientation of your device exactly like the ones in smartphones or tablets.

For some users, this automatically orientation of the display is quite annoying while they are never using their laptops in different position than the classic one. For example, if you take your laptop from your desk to your bed you can easily get your display rotated 90 degrees when you actually don’t need it.

In order to get back your screen in the normal orientation you can simply press at the same time the following keys: CTRL+ALT+UP arrow.

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If you want to disable the automatically orientation of your display you can fly with you mouse to the right of your display and click on “Settings” from the menu.

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Then, click on “Screen” and press the small icon on top (“Turn off autorotate”).

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And this should work. You can also right click on desktop and choose “Screen resolution”. There you have an option “Allow the screen to auto-rotate”.

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