Space bar going crazy! (solved)

Last night while performing routine computer/internet tasks, my computer suddenly decided to repeatedly receive SPACE input. My computer is a laptop, but I've got it hooked up to an HD monitor & I'm using a wireless bluetooth keyboard & a pen tablet. So, the first thing I check is that the spacebar isn't stuck on either keyboard. They weren't. Then I turned the bluetooth keyboard so that only the laptop's built in keyboard would be active. Nope, still actively spacing. Then, frustrated, I looked to see if there's some form of 'sticky keys' combination for the space bar. There wasn't, and why should there be? Utterly perplexed, I do the only thing I can think of & turn the whole computer off. Which, by the way, is incredibly difficult if the space bar is being held down. Try it some time.

That seemed to work this morning when I decided to log back on. 3 hours later, it's at it again! WTH? All the web site I'm viewing are scrolling to the bottom, all my dialog boxes are being closed as soon as they open, and all of my google searches look like http://www.google.com/search?q=++++++++++++++++++++++++s++++++p+++a+++c++e++++++++b++a++r+++++++++++s++++++t++++u++++c++k+++++++&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a.

About that time, I remembered that I had plugged in my backup keyboard: a 2-year old Logitech wave wireless keyboard/mouse combo. I looked down at the floor where it was sitting to see that the space bar was being pressed down by my shoe. I promptly unplugged it. Problem solved.

Smart moment there.

Last day to buy the windows 8 pro upgrade for $40

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This is for a computer with a version of windows already on it (not for a home built PC or new hard drive)

Click the image or the link below to go to the upgrade page

windows 8 upgrade page

If you need the OEM version, it's on Newegg for $100

Last day to buy the windows 8 pro upgrade for $40

windows-8-upgrade-sale

Windows 8 uprade is on sale for one more day! If you buy the upgrade, you can run it later.

This is for a computer with a version of windows already on it (not for a home built PC or new hard drive)

Click the image or the link below to go to the upgrade page

windows 8 upgrade page

If you need the OEM version, it's on Newegg for $100

Last day to buy the windows 8 pro upgrade for $40

windows-8-upgrade-sale

Windows 8 uprade is on sale for one more day! If you buy the upgrade, you can run it later.

This is for a computer with a version of windows already on it (not for a home built PC or new hard drive)

Click the image or the link below to go to the upgrade page

windows 8 upgrade page

If you need the OEM version, it's on Newegg for $100

Last day to buy the windows 8 pro upgrade for $40

windows-8-upgrade-sale

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This is for a computer with a version of windows already on it (not for a home built PC or new hard drive)

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If you need the OEM version, it's on Newegg for $100

How to stop spotify from always appearing in the taskbar

Using Windows 8.1 (also probably works in 7 & XP)

1. Find spotify icon in the notifications area

windows-notification-area

2. Right click on the icon in the notifications area.. select option.

hide-spotify-from-taskbar

 

Because having spotify show up in the taskbar all the time is so unnecessary and I hate it.

In other news.. clicking the close "x" does not close spotify as it should. If you want to actually close spotify, you have to click the "exit" option.

How to stop spotify from always appearing in the taskbar

Using Windows 8.1 (also probably works in 7 & XP)

1. Find spotify icon in the notifications area

windows-notification-area

2. Right click on the icon in the notifications area.. select option.

hide-spotify-from-taskbar

 

Because having spotify show up in the taskbar all the time is so unnecessary and I hate it.

In other news.. clicking the close "x" does not close spotify as it should. If you want to actually close spotify, you have to click the "exit" option.