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    Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    A lot of times when I am typing in email or other programs I get a Calculator that pops up and sometimes it stops me from typing. Other times it just comes up on my task bar. What am I doing to make this happen? Is there some way I can stop this from happening?

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    Welcome to the Lounge!

    Did you install a calculator gadget on your Sidebar?
    (Pressing Windows key and spacebar on your keyboard brings the Sidebar to the front.)

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    Did you assign a hotkey combination to the Calculator? Does your keyboard have a special key assigned to the Calculator?

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    No. I did not install the calculator on the side bar.

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    I did not assign a hot key that I know of. I have suspected that there may be one but I don't know how to find out if there is one or not. How can I tell? And if I do have one how do I get rid of it?

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    Can someone tell me what to do next????

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    You can check hotkey assignments with the NOT <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Hotkey Detective 2 - Manage Your Hotkeys: About Hotkeys - Downloads by PC Magazine. Not sure if it will work under Vista.

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    Since the HotKey Detevtive 2 is not a free program and it says nothing about being for Vista I don't want to spend the money on a program that may not work. Do you or anyone else have any other ideas???

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    What do I look for at SourceForge.net and what question do I put in Google to help me with this problem?

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    You might want "hotkey" plus 'find' or "display" or "list" or "manage". The results may be substantially the same.

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    I tried this but Google didn't have anything that I could use. Someone please help me!!

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    A Google search using:
    vista hotkey site:microsoft.com
    in the search box finds this link as the fourth hit:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237179

    I've not got Vista to hand so I don't know if that MS KB article is any use but perhaps the steps therein will take you to somewhere where you can see all the hotkeys set on your system. In which case you might find the one that's activating the calculator.

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    I went to the page you gave me and did step #1 just fine. But in step#2 it tells says "On the Key Settings tab, select the key that you want to change, and then click Edit. There is no Key Settings that comes up. So I can't go through with the rest of the settings. I even tried the instructions for the versions that are earlier than 2.0 and still nothing is what is to be on step #2. I am open to try anything else that someone has to offer.

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    Re: Calculator (Vista (Home Priemun))

    As I said I don't have Vista to hand, it's on a laptop at home (I use Win2K here at work) but I'd guess that if you've found there are no Key Settings to edit then that means you have no hotkeys set up on your PC and you need to look elsewhere for an explantion of why the calculator keeps popping up.

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