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Can't enter numbers in address bar after upgrade.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Can't enter numbers in address bar after upgrade.


    Hello all. This is my first post. I recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 pro. The install went well. During the post install I found that I could not use the numeric keys to enter numbers into my browser address bar. I tried all three browsers, Firefox, IE 10, and chrome. I tried a second keyboard with the same results. I verified that the system worked correctly at the OS level by entering numbers and special characters into notepad. There are several other places that the problem is present. When I enter my password to get into Comcast webmail and when I enter a password containing either a number or special character in a prompt for accessing one of my network devices. Has anyone had problems with keyboard control after upgrading to win 8?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sounds like you are running some kind of extension that intercepts keyboard entry in certain situations.

    There is literally no difference between notepad and the address bar used in browsers. They're all edit controls. If it works in one but not in the other, that means there must be something else interfering, and since it does it not just on MS software, but on others..

    Do you have any third party anti-spyware or auto-form fillers?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Thank you Mystere! I uninstalled "Constant Guard Protection Suite" and the problem went away. I am not sure if I will try reinstalling it or not. Again Thank You!
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Can't enter numbers in address bar after upgrade.
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