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Microphone disables itself when pressing the a key

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Microphone disables itself when pressing the a key


    Hello. I bought a new computer and I have a very strange problem. My microphone disables itself when i press the a key and re-enables itself when i press s. I have never encountered a problem like this, and I haven't found anything similiar on the internet. I have a bunch of out of box programs installed, but i have gone through all of them and none of them sets any hotkeys. The microphone seems to be disabling itself completely it doesn't detect any sound on skype, not even in the windows settings in the control panel. This shortcut seems to be disabling the microphone no matter where I am, playing a game, metro apps, desktop.

    I'm running Windows 8.1.
    Drivers :
    Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 6.0.1.7179

    Please ask for any more details if you need them

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    That could be something the PC vendor built in. Check with the PC vendor to see if they have some custom keyboard commands built in.

    Its nothing that RealTek has the capability to do.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Actually it itsnt. I contacted my friend that has the exact same computer, and he doesn't have this problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Microphone disables itself when pressing the a key
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