A couple of weeks ago I returned to my office after lunch to find the screen on my laptop was inverted. Yep, upside down. OK, some strange power surge or something. I restarted my computer and it didn’t change a thing, so off to the “googles” I went. Who knew? That’s a thing, though I still haven’t figured out why one would want their computer screen upside down. Anyway, fixed it. A few days later I left my office for a few minutes and when I returned my keyboard, not just the numeric pad, was locked.. What the heck? OK, google again, problem solved. A couple of days later I stepped away from my desk only to return to the calculator on the screen. At this point I’m thinking, one thing is weird, two is a mystery. Three is a pattern, and “What the heck is going on?” Over the next few days I had to undo a new desktop background and theme, a resized taskbar, and relock my unlocked touch pad.Then finally, I caught her. My big, beautiful tuxedo cat, was lying smartly across the keyboard, kneading the keyboard like a pro. She’s very stealth. I have never even seen her on my desk before. She’s always been a heat seeker though, and my laptop has become her newest heat source. The only thing she’s done that I can’t seem to undo is the resized taskbar previews. I swear, the fixes are certainly not a one or two click fix. How she’s done this is beyond me, but I’ve certainly learned a lot about my computer’s personalization capabilities that I never knew.
I always try to close my laptop when I leave for the day, but I’m up and down from my desk countless times daily and it just never occurred to me to close it. Well, until now. Maybe I should just get her to show me how to lock the keyboard.