duhhhhh , thank you dwathny...
I'm not normally so brain dead and remember to post correctly.
windows vista 64bit, sp2.
it is on an HP laptop , which can sometimes give you goofy conflicts with the function keys , and the synaptics mousepad.
I do suspect it's a problem on the machine as opposed to something simple I'm missing in calibre , but hope springs eternal. IOW , I HOPE I can fix it , lol.
Yall make a mess!!!