How do I remove the assignment of “Display Desktop” from my DEL/. button?

by on April 2, 2012

Q: running windows vista on a 2007 dell.
i have a standard issue keyboard that came with this.

My period/DEL button [.] one the rh-side keypad has been assigned a shortcut to the ‘Display Desktop’ function of Vista, thus minimising all working windows, and having no capibility of using the button for the numerical intention it was orginally assigned for.
I have checked the properties of Display Desktop, it was showing as a short-cut, but is now assigned ‘None’, yet it is still happening. What else could have hijacked my keypad button from me? Thanks in advance.


3 Responses to “How do I remove the assignment of “Display Desktop” from my DEL/. button?”
  1.  

    Have you tried turning on Number Lock to see if that might fix it? Just an idea though :-/

     
  2.  

    if only it was that easy. I am guessing it is something that I might also be running that can assign hotkeys, just hoping it’s not a critical app.