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Key Sequence Doesn't Work on Windows 7

Hi. everyone:

I have an newer HP Netbook running Windows 7. I recently installed Open Office 3.3 on the machine, and it works fine, except for some key sequences. For example, in the OO Writer, the key sequence Ctrl-Home should move the cursor to the top of the doc. This works fine on my older HP XP Pro laptop, but my netbook ignores or doesn't understand it. I have removed OO and reinstalled it, but the problem still occurs. So, I guess I need to figure out if this is a Windows or Open Office issue...any thoughts?



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What I've Tried

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FYI, I've tried several utilities like SharpKeys, but they only support single key sequences, and my need is for a 2-key sequence.


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On a different subject

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On a different subject, OpenOffice is, for all intents and purposes, dead. You should move to it's successor LibreOffice. No need to get into the politics, just suffice to say a lot of people weren't happy about Oracle's stewardship of OpenOffice, so went off to create LibreOffice.

LibreOffice has had 2-3 major releases while OpenOffice has stagnated, and last I heard they were HOPING to have at least some kind of new beta release out later this year some time. So in a sense, the king is dead, long live the king.

Whether or not it will help with your particular problem I cannot say. I can say that on a lot of laptop keyboards, several keys pull double duty, so you might need to hit a Fn key or some such in order for the Home key to function as the Home key and not something else.

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Thanks for the heads up

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Wasn't aware of issues with OO, so will check out LibreOffice.


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