Shortcut key to program (F12) stopped working with new keyboard
Posted on 2002-06-28
I have a small program which I use a lot. I activate it by using a keyboard shortcut (F12). It's very convenient, I hit the button and it runs.
That is, it was convenient. I just got a new Microsoft Internet Pro keyboard, and now when I hit F12 nothing happens.
Other keyboard shortcuts work, and I tried assigning those programs to F12 and they wouldn't work either.
I tried assigning it to shift-F12 and it wouldn't work.
I tried assigning it to CTRL-F12 and it worked.
I tried assigning it to F11 and it worked.
Now, it can't be a Windows 2000 thing, because with the old keyboard it worked fine. The F12 key works, because it does work with CTRL-F12, and when I assign the shortcut to be F12 or Shift-F12 or whatever, F12 will appear in the box. So what the heck?
I tried updating the keyboard drivers from Windows update, and the newer version (dated July 2001) didn't change anything.
I want my F12 key to work. I like my F12 key. I don't like my F11 key. My F12 key is on the end and is nice and convenient. I don't wanna hit control-F12 either. I am picky, I want things to work the way they should work. Besides, it's the principle of the thing.