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What the heck is the keys that I push that jumps ahead?

     
10:01 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm kind of embarrassed to ask such a 101 question but I'm wasting a lot of time searching and reading the wrong info.

Basically, I'm running a Sony Vaio TX770P (not sure if this matters - maybe Windows). When I type I often somehow push something that forces my Firefox to go back. Often this causes me to lose everything I've typed which I have to type again.

Anyone know what causes this in Windows? Or maybe it's something Sony incorporated?

I've hit this button for the last time....hopefully. :)

10:42 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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maybe <ALT>-<LEFT ARROW>?
11:09 pm on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The Backspace key does that on my keyboard in Firefox.
12:07 am on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Back: <ALT><LEFT ARROW>

Forward: <ALT><RIGHT ARROW>

12:20 am on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Are you using a laptop? I've had instances on someone's laptop where I was typing and similar things happened. I believe it was due to my palm rubbing oh so slightly against the touch pad. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that that computer can navigate using different motions on the touch pad. :)
6:37 pm on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

Yes it is a laptop. I shut off the touchpad to avoid hitting it (I drag as well).

I see the Alt+Left and right do what I'm asking...it's weird that I'm able to hit that combination of keys so often? I must REALLY drag my palms!

Thanks for the help gang.