Sticky Keys

By User:Blazzard92 CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
April 28, 2016 1:14pm CST
I was resolved to continue working to the limits here on Mylot, today; however, I can hardly type a complete word with this keyboard, since the keys are sticky. They have given me computers with sticky keys before here at the library, but not one like the one I got today. I feel like going to the store and buy some oil (vegetable, car) and pour some over the sticky keys, so the stickiness disappears I will try to just look at my typing without staring at the display of the computer, so more concentration is put on the keys and their performance, and see if this works. Have you had to deal with sticky keys?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Apr 16
I absolutely hate sticky keys! I hope you can get a better one.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
I guess many of us has gone through this problem before. I will get another one, I just hope they can give me one with no sticky keys.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Apr 16
@quantum2020 I hope so too because that can get quite annoying.
@kevin1877uk (35563)
28 Apr 16
No, I haven't had to deal with sticky keys, I did once have a problem with just one key though,
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
Still a sticky key! Hope you don't have to deal with all keys in your keyboard; it is awful!
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@kevin1877uk (35563)
28 Apr 16
@quantum2020 No it mine cleared up some time back and seems to be working just fine at the moment :)
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
@kevin1877uk A good cleaning and dusting to the keys is necessary from time to time!
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@Hatley (140158)
• Garden Grove, California
3 May 16
yes as I have an old keyboard and certainletters just stick and have t o go back and type them in again.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
3 May 16
Yeah, It´s good advice to keep them clean at all times, so one does not have to deal with sticky keys, which may result frustrating when one is trying to write something.
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@Hatley (140158)
• Garden Grove, California
3 May 16
@quantum2020 it does need cleani g for s ure
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@polyxena (2572)
• Sturgis, Michigan
28 Apr 16
I have in the past. The computer I have now at home, the problem isn't as much of a sticky key problem as the keys not working or in my case I'm missing the letter "N" and there's no key there so it's quite aggravating to type.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
I haven't found a keyboard with missing keys here, yet! It should be just as terrible not been able to type your own name because the key to the first letter of your name is missing!
@polyxena (2572)
• Sturgis, Michigan
28 Apr 16
@quantum2020 This is exactly why I'm buying myself a new computer. I can't type well without the keys I need.
@just4him (67068)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Apr 16
Can you ask the librarian if they have any kind of wipes for the computer because it's sticky? Sounds like the person before you was inconsiderate of how he worked on the computer. It should be a requirement of the library to make certain the computers are always in good shape and the person using it is required to keep it that way.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
They should and I should go and check about it. I hope someone from the cleaning service can come and give a good wipe at this computer and others, as well.
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@just4him (67068)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Apr 16
@quantum2020 It would be a good idea.
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@marky7 (568)
• Independence, Louisiana
30 May
I did not have that problem at the library when I used their computers, but on my own computer which comes with something to stop sticky keys and when it does happens the computer takes care of the issue. I really do not understand how to explain but it sure does help.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
30 May
It´s only on some computers. Not all of them have the same problem. I think, the cleaning personal sometimes don´t clean the keyboards thoughtfully.
@shshiju (7797)
• Cochin, India
29 Apr 16
Some old keyboards are like it. But I never feel in the present one.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
3 May 16
Specially the old ones. A good wiping can finish those sticky keys.
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@rina110383 (21765)
28 Apr 16
Thankfully, there was no instance that I have to deal with sticky keys. I hope the computers they'll give to you tomorrow have better keyboards.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
I hope so! I have´n been able to request another computer here. I'm still struggling with this one; however, I´ll soon have this working for me!
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@cherriefic (3976)
• Baguio, Philippines
28 Apr 16
It will really frustrate me. But I'm making sure that my keyboard is working fine.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
That is something that they don't do here at the library for what I'm experiencing today and have in the past!
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@sugartoes (24183)
• Greencastle, Indiana
28 Apr 16
that is VERY aggravating to say the LEAST when I HAD a key board mine would get that way I would tap it on the table a few times so I got the crud out of the keys so I could type then I had problems with the paint coming off the keys so that was another issue I had & so I just said to HECK with all this crap & went to speech recognition or my online keyboard to work with so NOW I don't have either one of them problems ALL IS SOLVED but being your not on your OWN computer I guess that would be a little hard to do but you could ASK them if they have any of them on the computers that you could use instead or tell them about the sticky keys,
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
I might do the tapping here and see if it works for me. I have done the tapping and it seems that it worked. I will try the other things you mention; anyway, I may still learn something new.
@amnabas (9662)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Apr 16
No never experienced the sticky keys
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
I hope you never do! It´s not the greatest thing to find in a computer!
@marlina (50661)
• Canada
28 Apr 16
Sometimes my keyboard keys do that to me too. Very annoying.
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
28 Apr 16
Yes, it´s very annoying and frustrating! It's like pushing a car instead of driving it!.