Unknown use of F9 key

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Fri Jul 11 18:08:47 UTC 2008

Kim Goldenberg wrote:
> I'm not sure what has attached itself to the F9 key, but whenever I 
> press it the whole desktop goes dim, and only comes back if I press 
> another F-key or click with the mouse. As I have several applications 
> that use the F9 key, this has become an annoyance. I suspect that it 
> was something that was either installed, then removed or something 
> updated. I also suspect it was set as a key and the action program no 
> longer exists, but the software to call it still traps the key press. 
> Fortunately for some things Shift-F9 works for many of them, but it is 
> hard to retrain my fingers, and I would like to fix this.
> I am looking for suggestions on how to debug this, more than actual 
> fixes, but will take anything people can suggest.
> Running Ubuntu 8.04 x86_64, up to date Intel core-duo processor, 2GB 
> memory.
> Kim
    Well Kim my Hardy I discover F9 causes my Thunderbird to check for 
new email :-)
This is not something I use because I don't use F9 at all. But odd 
things I agree.



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