Microsoft KB Archive/50206

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Keyboard Expand All and the HP Vectra

PSS ID Number: Q50206 Article last modified on 10-04-1994

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Project for Windows, versions 1.0, 3.0, 3.0a, 4.0


The Microsoft Project for Windows “Expand All” key combination, ALT+SHIFT+, does not work on an HP Vectra machine. This is because on this particular keyboard, SHIFT+ is assigned to the Print Screen function. The machine BIOS never allows an application “see” this keyboard event.


This is a hardware limitation of HP Vectra machines.


The following steps reproduce this behavior:

  1. Start Microsoft Project for Windows on an HP Vectra.
  2. Enter six tasks. Make three of these tasks summary tasks.
  3. Collapse each summary task with ALT+SHIFT+ - (minus on the numeric keypad).
  4. Expand all tasks with ALT+SHIFT+* (on the numeric keypad).

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