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    Resolved [RESOLVED] A secret Windows thing?

    I shut down and began to clean my keyboard with rubbing alcohol and a Q Tip (as one does). The machine started up again!

    At first I thought, short circuit! But my Q Tip was only just damp. Then I thought I'd accidentally hit on a secret Windows key press.

    It remained a secret because I didn't know what key I'd pressed to make that happen. Is there such a thing, can you start the box from the keyboard?

    I did it so it's clearly possible but is it an intentional feature?

    Thanks -rev

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    How to Use the Keyboard to Turn the Computer on
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    Yeah! I tried it this morning by just poking any key and sure enough... I did not know that.

    It's not a huge advantage over pressing the ON button in a normal situation but if you do digital audio you may have the box in a different room or in an enclosure. Good one.

    >If you're happy and you know it......it's your meds.
    I'm in Mexico and they have strange ideas about what should require a prescription. I got a pain killer called Adiolol and I wasn't expecting much but I got high as a kite! Turns out, it's Tramadol by it's gringo name and a pretty decent opiate. It felt like Vicodin with a Foster's lager.

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