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Friday, June 27, 2014

Looking Sideways


Socks sat on my laptop keyboard and this is what happened!
After a Google search where I found similar pleas for help, 
even one that said "My cat changed my settings!" and another
saying, "Help! My daughter changed my computer from vertical to
horizontal!" haha.  If this happens to you, just click
Control + alt + and the up arrow.


Ah, much better!

51 comments:

  1. Oh, that is too funny!
    Glad you got it "straightened" out!
    Miss v fiddles with my IPad...and goes "uh oh"....so cute...
    She is beside me here...not feeling 100% today???we took her to the Dr as daycare said she had a fever of 102!
    She is ok...but kinda clingy...so...we are watching tv! Hahaha!
    She is getting an ear infection, so Papa is out getting the script filled....geesh!
    EVERYTIME poor Erika tries to go anywhere, something always happens..
    Wish us luck!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Aw, poor Vivian! Lots of ear infections, huh!
      TV is a good distraction when you're sick..for kids and adults.

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  2. Ha.. good to know. You could get a sore neck just researching the solution.

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    1. Yep, you know, I did! Started feeling cross-eyed, too!

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  3. Oh My.... that could be very frustrating.
    Got to LOVE a satisfying Google search.

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    1. My touch pad wouldn't even work properly! What a crazy thing!

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    2. Really?
      So how did you get to solve the problem? Did you use your phone or another computer?

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    3. I rebooted so my keyboard worked again and then I held it sideways so I could read it and did the google search. I guess it took about 10 minutes.

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  4. smiles...well, should my cat ever get a hold of my computer....i will file that away...lol...
    someone was telling me about having their desktop turned sideways
    or something...like at an angle like it was diminishing into the horizon...
    that would totally freak me out..ha

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    1. Hmm...that sounds like a more serious problem...like laptop death is drawing nigh! haha.

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  5. Silly Socks- I'm sure he was just trying to help, right? Riggghhhtttt . . . . . ;)
    I"m pretty surprised my own cats haven't done this one to me yet . . . now I'll know what to do!

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    1. He was facing me and giving me affectionate head nudges on my face. lol....
      I guess I should have moved him...I didn't realize it would do anything to it!

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  6. It's crazy how things like that can happen with one mistaken bump, and then it's so hard to get back! Glad you figured it out. :)

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    1. I've had some funny things happen but this was a first! I laughed when I saw other people had looked for the same issue...even that a cat did it.

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  7. lol first time I've seen that one
    On mine Orlin has given a run
    Sat on it with his big butt
    And made all the buttons go screwy at my hut
    Had to look too
    With it they can sure make things come due

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    1. I've had them freeze it up or type a thousand of one letter
      but this one was even better!
      Never a dull moment, you would agree
      with our ever friendly felineze.
      lol. yes, that's a word,
      don't look at me so absurd (ly)

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  8. OMY this is really funny Betsy!
    I remember some of the cats sit down in your laptop´but never see this:))
    Im glad you can fix!
    xo

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    1. There is always at near me. There are three sleeping on my desk right now! lol....

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    2. Ha I know!
      Thank's God the dogs are out here:)

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    3. Oh dear...that is so true! And Nugget can't reach! That would be bad!

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    4. Oh Nugget he made his work with yours flip flop lol

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    5. Oh, he really did! Maybe that was because he couldn't reach the laptop! haha.

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  9. I just tried this trick on my Chromebook. ctl + alt + down arrow = nothing. The same with ctl + alt + up arrow = nothing, so I had better keep Dinky off the keyboard in case he messes up and I can't put it right !

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    1. I think it's a Windows trick. You don't have Windows, right?

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    2. No, I use Linux Ubuntu, cos it never goes wrong. No crashes. No hang-ups. No need for anti-virus. ALL programs and apps free.

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    3. You're so clever. :) I've never had problems with Windows, though...so far, anyway.

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  10. Clever od Socks knowing how to play that trick on you.
    He must have pressed something like
    Control + Alt + side arrow . . . . . . lol

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    1. I just tried that. Nothing !

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    2. I can make it go back, now that I know how to do it. It'll make you dizzy, though!

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    3. Would be a great trick to play on someone, wouldn't it? haha.

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    4. That's probably what Socks thought! hahaha

      But glad you were able to fix it. :)

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    5. And here all this time, I thought he was a sweet kitty!

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  11. I can relate, except here all the oops things are caused by preschoolers instead of felines.

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  12. Good to know. Life is never dull with cats around, is it?

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    1. Never. But I like it that way. It was be so quiet here without them! haha.

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  13. Maybe you could have set it on your bed, laid down on a pillow, and worked that way, probably surrounded by cats.
    Okay, so maybe not...
    Glad you got it fixed otherwise you'd have gotten a kink in your neck.
    :0)

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    1. Hey, that could have worked for a while....a little hard to type, but no neck pain! Maybe next time I'll use it as an excuse to go to bed in the middle of the day. :)

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  14. Thanks for the tip: I almost always have a cat in my lap and stepping on the keyboard!
    Have a nice weekend.

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  15. The other day my sister called me up and asked me if I knew the command for transforming the screen to vertical again..she said that she forgot the command..I told her that I have never heard about it and that her PC might hv got some virus attack..today I can make out what would have happened to her PC..Had your post come a few days earlier I would have been able to tell her what to do..nice and informatic..

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    1. See? I'm not the only one! It might be different if she has something other than Windows, though.

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  16. Goodness... I've had this happen to my Nook and IPhone (gawd...we are all techies!). I just turn them off and when I go back they are fine!! ha!

    Grapefruit infused water. Anything different than putting slices of grapefruit in water? I am so wanting it!!

    Jane xx

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    1. I did reboot, hoping that would fix everything but it didn't! lol....

      Just a couple of slices of grapefruit in the water. Actually, I eat the grapefruit and put some of the skin in a pitcher of water. Very refreshing!

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  17. How clever of those computer makers to have a key setting just for cats to change the screen settings.

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    1. What will they think of next! Do you have a key setting for April? ha.

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  18. Orson knows better than to go near my computer.

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  19. If my computer goes wonky I only have me to blame, so I hope that it stays the right way around! xx

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  20. Phew, you could get a bad pain in your neck looking at that!

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  21. Thanks for the great advice!

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