Mar 29 2013

There’s no going back!


Correction: Apparently I said “right” when I meant “left”.   Which rendered my little joke incomprehensible.  Serves me right for writing my post too fast — and for trying to make dopey jokes!

Because the right-arrow  left-arrow key on my keyboard is broken.

So… Can’t go back.   Right?

Yeah.  You had to be there.

I sure hope I don’t have to buy an actual entire new laptop just to get my habitual navigation buttons back.

I popped off the key covers to see if I could see anything preventing the switch from contacting.   Only dust, which I removed, and which made no difference.

It might have something to do with the coffee I spilled on the arrow-keys the last time I was at Starbucks.

Just a hypothesis, of course.

ADDENDUM:  Apparently I forgot to mention that my computer is a laptop.   I realized this when people started telling me, “Hey, why don’t you just get a new keyboard?  They’re cheap!”

Because, hey, it’s a laptop, not a desktop.   Which I failed to mention.

If the lack of a back-arrow becomes too annoying, I can always go the route of using my laptop AS a desktop by plugging in an entire separate second keyboard… let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.