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Haldemar
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Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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Hi everybody,

I've just received my brand new Studio 1555 Laptop but I was disconcerted when I noticed that there is no PAUSE/BREAK key. This is a key that I actually need for a few applications.

Could you please let me know which is the shortcut to reproduce the PAUSE key?

Along the same line, it looks like that also the embedded numerical keypad (i.e. small blue numbers on JKL UIO 789) is gone. That was useful to type accented letters with FN+ALT+0234 (and the like). Any way to reproduce that behaviour?

Thank you for your assistance.

H.

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necolaman
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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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H,

I too was surprised to see the Pause/Break missing.  Looks like Dell decided it is more important to have a cd eject button instead of the Pause/Break.  I am a programmer and need that key for debuggining purposes.  Fortunately, I was able to remap the F10 key to be Pause/Break.  There is a greak free keyboard remapping program called smartkey which can be downloaded from http://www.randyrants.com/2008/12/sharpkeys_30.html

Here is the registry setting for setting the F10 to act as the Pause/Break in Win XP. 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,46,e0,44,00,00,00,00,00

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Haldemar
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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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Hello necolaman, thanks a lot for your suggestion!

This remapping program looks really useful and powerful, I'll try it right now!

 

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TKDMoe
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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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I also need the pause key for an application.  Do you know if tje above will work on Windows Vista platform?  Thank you very much for your assistance.

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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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Try...

 

Start, search. Type

 

osk

 

hit enter. The On Screen keyboard will display and you can use the pause/break key from there.

 

 

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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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You are right to use the On Screen KeyBoard..But one more think in it there is NO Break Only Pause... 

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buppeke
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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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OSK is not working with my DEBUG environment

The SharpKey program does the job, you can do the registry change also immediately without sharpkeys!

bub

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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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How you can change the registry, Please guide us.

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buppeke
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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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Start => REGEDIT => Navigate in the left tree panel to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout => In the menu, select Edit..New..Binary Value, Give it the name 'Scancode Map' and data '00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,46,e0,44,00,00,00,00,00' => Finished!

If you're not too experienced, use that program SharpKeys, less risky and it does the job just fine!

Kristof321
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Re: Dell Studio 1555: missing PAUSE/BREAK key

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Go to www.singlelaptopkeys.com , they gonna help you.

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