Month: April 2014

Microsoft keyboard backspace slow

Recently my Microsoft Keyboard has started to play up where it responds to backspacing letters extremely slowly. Normally holding the backspace at the end of a sentence it speed back to the first letter but occasionally waits a few milliseconds between removing each letter. I couldn’t find a proper fix but this is my workaround.

Please Note, to do this I currently have the “Microsoft Keyboard” software/drivers installed which is a package that supports all keyboards Microsoft have manufactured. Although there should always be a “keyboard” option in your control panel that has similar options. I can’t verify that way will work though.

Goto Start > All Programs > Microsoft Keyboard > Microsoft Keyboard.
You should see a windows like below:

keyboard properties

Simply fiddle with the sliders for both “Repeat Delay” and “Repeat Rate” making sure to set them back to the appropriate selections then click the Apply & Ok button.

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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Network Drivers Ubuntu Server

Recently after purchasing this motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H) I encountered issues on having no network drivers. After finding various articles about it I found the following worked as a resolution:

Download Ubuntu Server 13.04 64bit
Boot your computer to the BIOS: Make sure you have Enabled “Network Stack” this should activate your network connection before booting into any operating system.

I believe enabling the Network Stack should let any version of Ubuntu Server install and detect your network but 13.04 64bit is the only one tested so far.



Please note the “Network Stack” is located in the “BIOS Features” part of the BIOS and will be an option at the very bottom.

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Forefront Endpoint Protection high memory usage on Windows 8

I have been having issues with my Forefront client using more then 8gb+ of my memory usage on my computer merely idling. A quick google finds some other people have some solutions on how to solve the issue but they did not work for me. The only way I could actually get it to stop sucking up the memory was to set my settings like so:

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“Monitor Only Incoming Files” is the main option that seems to fix the problem.

Other people have also reported that adding any “Mapped Network Drives” to the “Excluded files and locations” section worked as well.

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