shift-delete not working the _first_ time

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Jeff Richards

Re: shift-delete not working the _first_ time

As it's not possible to change the keyboard without also significantly
changing the ergonomics involved, this test will not prove that it is
electronics rather than operator. For instance, a good test result with an
add-on keyboard will not remove the possibility that OP is removing his
finger from Shift before pressing Del, or that pressing Shift slightly
off-centre prevents it from registering.

The common error in troubleshooting is actually the failure to properly
analyse the circumstances of the problem.
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"FromTheRafters" <erratic@nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
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> "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@soft255.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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>> snip <<

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> It is a common failure in troubleshooting to assume "it couldn't be
> this because...", when it would be so easy to prove it isn't this thing
> instead of just guessing.
>
> Electronics can surprise you.
>
 
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FromTheRafters

Re: shift-delete not working the _first_ time

Yes, that too.

I was more looking for a *bad* test result which almost
eliminates the keyboard as the culprit. Of course a good
result leaves too many possibilities for a conclusion at that
point.

I've seen counterintuitive results from keypads too often to
assume it couldn't be that - signal going through a junction
device and charging a capacitive circuit on the first press
(decoupling) and yet on further presses acts as desired.

It wouldn't hurt that much to plug in a keyboard rather than
just assume it couldn't be that because...

"Jeff Richards" <JRichards@msn.com.au> wrote in message
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> As it's not possible to change the keyboard without also significantly
> changing the ergonomics involved, this test will not prove that it is
> electronics rather than operator. For instance, a good test result with
> an add-on keyboard will not remove the possibility that OP is removing his
> finger from Shift before pressing Del, or that pressing Shift slightly
> off-centre prevents it from registering.
>
> The common error in troubleshooting is actually the failure to properly
> analyse the circumstances of the problem.
> --
> Jeff Richards
> MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
> "FromTheRafters" <erratic@nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
> news:u85DxOCKJHA.468@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@soft255.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:T8uNdTNVjq6IFwKn@soft255.demon.co.uk...
>>> snip <<

>>
>> It is a common failure in troubleshooting to assume "it couldn't be
>> this because...", when it would be so easy to prove it isn't this thing
>> instead of just guessing.
>>
>> Electronics can surprise you.
>>

>
>
 
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PCR

Re: shift-delete not working the _first_ time

teebo wrote:
|> deleting a file or folder doesnt 'permanently' delete it;; if you
|> want something permanently 'deleted', then you use a 'shredding'
|> utility,,
|
| I always turn off the trashcan, perhaps because a bit of
| "macintoshofobia" or maybe that I think it is a stupid concept.
| The reason I delete files is that I want to free space on the
| harddisk, not move the files.
| But I think Undo still could be usefull... in that "Oops!"
| situation.... Just like I can use Edit-Undo to undo a move or rename
| of files, I would like
| to have that for just deleted files too. without trashcan.
|
| So anyone know of that kind of utility or patch, that can do this?
| That when pressing Delete, the files do gets really deleted, but the
| first letter in the filename that normally gets wasted is temporary
| saved (until I do next undoable thing), so that Undo works automaticly
| if needed. If a file is fragmented I guess the fat-chain for that file
| have to be remembered too but most files are not.

Not exactly... but any of the following can do an undelete. The one I
use is Restoration. However, the longer you use the computer, the less
likely you will get a "really" deleted file back. After delete, the
space occupied by the deleted file can freely be used by the system. As
soon as something enters that space, the file is truly gone. Also, it
will become unrecoverable after running a Defrag, which probably messes
with the "first letter" you spoke of, in addition to moving files around
on the drive.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Kaus/homepage.htm
Recover For All
http://hccweb1.bai.ne.jp/~hcj58401/ Undelete
http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm DSnoop Undelete
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm Undelete
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html Restoration
http://aumha.org/downloads/restoration.exe Also Restoration

| btw, anyone know how to patch windows filemanager to accept shift-Del
| as "cut" like in all other programs?

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PCR

Re: shift-delete not working the _first_ time

J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
| In message <OOqv6K1JJHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, FromTheRafters
| <erratic@nomail.afraid.org> writes
|>Have you tried a different keyboard to see if the problem
|>is there too? Such a test might illuminate an investigative
|>path.
|>
|>
| The thing is, it always works the second time; also, I'm not aware of
| the shift keys giving any problem in any other situation - THEY DO
| CAPITALS NO PROBLEM, for example; it's _only_ when deleting files in
| Windows Explorer, and _only_ the first time I try to delete one, that
| the shift key is ignored.

(1) Does it happen with both shift keys?
(2) Does it work the 2nd time...
(a) no matter how long you've waited since the 1st?
(b) whether or not it's the same file you try to delete?
(c) whether you've gone to another folder & back again?

I don't know-- I've never seen such a thing myself that I recall. Maybe
try my settings...

"START, Settings, Folder Options, General tab, Custom, Settings button"
Active Desktop-- Use Windows classic desktop.
Browse folders-- Open each folder in the same window.
View Web content-- Only for folders where I select "as Web page".
(But never select any!)
Click items as follows-- Single-click to open an item (point to select).
-- Underline icon titles only when I
point at them.

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Naturally, you will not sue,
Should things get worse after this,
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