I need someone's HELP fast... this is going to drive me up a WALL!

Computer Keyboard - This is my computer keyboard. It is acting up and driving me up a wall. Whenever I click a link it opens in a new window. I don't know what I did but I think it has something to do with a button I accidentally pushed on my keyboard.
@koalatbs (2230)
United States
February 20, 2009 7:08am CST
I don't know what I just did. My computer was working just fine a few minutes ago but now whenever I click a link it opens in a new window. I have sooo many windows open it isn't even funny! Also, whenever I try to scroll down the page everything gets highlighted and I can't get it to stop. What the heck is wrong? I even rebooted my computer to see if that would work but it is still doing it. Help me please before I throw my computer out the window!
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I think you'll probably need to go to Tools and Internet Options and make some adjustments. Then go to your control panel and find your mouse adjustments. I hope someone has already given you a good answer, I'm mainly just replying to give you a penny! I hate it when things like that happen but the answer is usually simple--I had a problem with my mouse this week and got some great responses, it turned out so simple and didn't cost me a thing!
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• China
21 Feb 09
When you meet troubles ,call me LANCELAKE.I am waiting for you .
@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Viruses happen! I think I got that one a few weeks ago when my doughter was on myspace too much. I got lucky and it cleared up after I did a Spybot check, but I hope you do well and get it out of your system! Computers... Cant live woth or without em!
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@littleowl (7157)
9 Mar 09
Hi ljbinkop how do you do a Spybot check..have heard of this but don't know how to do it, I have a laptop and sometimes will go on another site and when I go to close it all these tabs keep opening of the same page on the same site, then I reboot my laptop and it seems ok again but sometimes it happens again so I have to reboot the laptop again...so I would like to do a Spybot check just to make sure there isn't anything to worry about, thanks littleowl
@eggpoy (133)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Maybe it's a Virus,I suggest get the latest Anti-Virus and Run a Full Scan.. n__n
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Hello Doll You might try taking your mouse apart clean off the ball then try again.. unless ofcourse it's a laptop.. Also check to see that buttons are not stuck. Good luck xoxoxoxoxo
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
24 Feb 09
sorry for being so late in responding but I hope that you have your computer problems are now over and everything is back to normal.
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@ullyses (11)
• Barbados
23 Feb 09
it seems to me that you are the victim of some type of virus--please get it clean asap
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• India
22 Feb 09
hmm i think on of ur keys is stuck it might b the shift key try changin ur keyboard n see if that fixes it happy lottin and have a nice day
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@patgalca (14615)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Feb 09
This happens to me once in a blue moon... and only on my laptop. I usually just reboot and it's fine. I don't know what causes it either. Some of the suggestions don't seem to make sense if all is well after I reboot. Rebooting doesn't unstick a mouse or a key. It is crazy though, having window after window open before you even have a chance to close one of them. All I do is reboot and it is fine. Hope that solves your problem.
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@suman2008 (671)
• India
21 Feb 09
come on friend,Don't lose your cool.Calm down fast otherwise whatever you will do will be end up in mess. I think this is just a case of virus affection to your computer.Jst try a good anti virus and check your system thoroughly. before doing that delete those malicious cookies from your system.I think just doing this will be enough for your computer to regain it's earlier form. Wish you all the best.
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@derek_a (10902)
21 Feb 09
Try going to the Options in your browser menu, and search through the buttons in there until you find, "open links in new tab" or something similar, depending on which browser you use. This happened to me, I don't know how or why, but I had to reset my browser setting. It could mean that if you have updated recently, your browser was reset. I hope you find a solution.. Derek
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
i had experience that kind of thing too many times before. but when i reboot it will just work fine again. though rebooting is quite a waste of time for me. i think my problem was not really about any key being stuck up or something. maybe it is kind of a virus. so i do try to reformat if this problem persist. but sometimes the problem goes away by itself. that was about last year. but this time i don't have any problem like that again with my new computer.
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@wuxian (11)
• China
20 Feb 09
I think the computer hsve virus.
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@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
20 Feb 09
I experiences the same a couple of days ago. In such cases, I tried to turn off by pushing the little button under the usual round button, and restart the computer. When asked if to resume to the saved programs, select no. Maybe it helps. Wish you good luck. If such problem occurs repeatedly, you will have to call the service responsible, which I did. After adjusting the routing in their center, it is working much better now.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Is your virus software up to date? It sounds like you may have been hijacked. I had something similar happen to me. Every time I tried to do something I was diverted to another site. Ultimately my system crashed and I had to have my hard drive cleaned and my os reinstalled. Do you have a backup disk? You may be able to restore back to a past date. Good luck.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I was really worried about a virus or something too jillmalitz. That's the LAST thing I need! It's all fixed now... I think, at least it seems to be. Thank goodness!
• United States
20 Feb 09
It is frustrating to think of how easy it is for our computers to get out of whack.
• China
21 Feb 09
You are so funny,jillmalitz.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Hi friend koalatbs! If you rate a computer expert from 1 to 10, i don't belong, i rate myself at 0.001! Which only means you'll learn nothing from me, sorry... but i am learning from all of you, guys! Thanks for this discussion, another new knowledge for me... Goodnight to all of you... Please don't leave koalatbs alone. It's not good for her to worry...
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Thanks alexandra777 - You're such a sweetie! You might not be a computer expert but you sure are great for emotional support! Goodnight to you and see you later!
• China
21 Feb 09
congratulations to you
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Thank you!
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
20 Feb 09
What had you been doing before this started happening? Had you been surfing the internet or downloading something? Sounds like you may have picked up a virus bug or something.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Actually, I was just responding to discussions here on myLot... no downloading or anything else. I checked my e-mail this morning and came to myLot... that's it! But, I think I fixed it. Not quite sure what I did to cause it but I just went to the control panel and then to the keyboard icon and messed with some things and now it seems better. I hope!
• United States
27 Feb 09
hi mine some times does crazy things like this.but my little guys are always on the computer.some how i always seem to get it straight i dont know how so i really have no goos tips i just thought i would reply.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
20 Feb 09
LOL! I'm not very computer savvy, yet I make a living working on one... go figure. Anyway, what I do when I have malfunctions like that is to try the System Restore feature. There are complicated ways to get there if you don't know about it -- but I just type it in the search box after hitting Start. GL! Maybe someone else has a little more tech knowledge than I. :-?
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Thanks matersfish. I don't know why it is doing this but it's driving me absolutely crazy this morning! Thx for the tip.
• Chennai, India
20 Feb 09
I think there is a problem with your mouse. Your mouse's left button could have got stuck. Check it. This is what I guess.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Thanks venkataraman_vc - I'll check out my mouse now. Thx.
@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Well that sounds annoying. Have you checked to see if any keys are stuck. Maybe bang it around a little bit lol. I dont know the only thing I can think of is a stuck key.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 09
LoL! Good idea moneymommy... I might have to try that! :)
@littleowl (7157)
9 Mar 09
Hi koala..you are not the only one that is having that problem..so am I! If I go onto a site I get all these tabs opening all at once and am not able to close them, then I have to reboot my computer and start all over again, it has even happened when on mylot I have responded to a discussion tried to close the window then all these tabs come up and it keeps going...hopefully someone on your discussion will have some answers lol...hugs littleowl