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Keyboard use causes new pages to open

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    windows 8.1

    Keyboard use causes new pages to open


    when I use the keyboard, new pages/tabs open in Chrome. Happens in e-mail or any other keyboard use while on the net

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Hello and welcome to Eight Forums ,not sure what you mean ,

    is it that you don't want the new pages to open in Chrome ,but another browser , if that is the case then you need to make that browser the default browser .

    if that's not what you mean please explain you issue in a little more detail ,thanks
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    windows 8.1


    thank you caperjack. Don't want the new pages to open at all-interrupts what I may be doing. Example-when I am keying an e-mail, any page may open or re-open, or gmail will refresh or ?? None of that is wanted-strictly "on it's on so to speak". As far as I can tell it is no particularl key that is causing the activity. Really an aggravation

    Almost new computer and this activity not present for the first week or two. Then it began and is intermittent. No way at this point I can tell what downloaded program was perhaps the culprit
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    weird for sure , perhaps you picked up something ,i would give malwarebytes a try ,do a full scan with it ,get the free version at Malwarebytes : Free Anti-Malware
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    windows 8.1


    thanks again for the reply. An a long time user of Malwarebytes pro, no neg results in scan. Is a mystery
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    have you tried a different keyboard, if not it might be a good idea to try one
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    windows 8.1


    have and is the same on multiple keyboards. Windows 8.1 still new to me, but have found nothing to assist. In older system have used MS sfc, need to see if it works on 8.1

    thank you
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    yes sfc works with win8.
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
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    windows 8.1


    think that is good news-thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom34228 View Post
    think that is good news-thanks
    your welcome ,good luck
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