This phenomenon is called "Erase-Eaze
" by Compaq
. If you read the manual
, it says how to re-program
this left part of the spacebar:
"To program the Erase-Eaze key for use in other modes, press and hold the Alt+Ctrl+Shift keys on the left side of the keyboard. Then press the left-half of the divided spacebar to cycle through the following modes:"
Table 1-13. Erase-Eaze Key Modes
Mode Left-Half of Right-Half of
Divided Spacebar Divided Spacebar
A (default) Backspace Forward space
B Forward space Backspace
C Forward space Forward space
"The Erase-Eaze key mode returns to the default mode (A) each time the computer is restarted."
The above is probably copyrighted to Compaq
Note: The above wu was written as a reply to a now gone wu which explained the stupidity of having a split space bar.