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Windows key + R not opening Run box on Desktop

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    Windows key + R not opening Run box on Desktop


    I have Win 8 Pro and use Start8 for a Start Menu and to boot directly to the Desktop. Until today, pressing Window key + R opened the Run box. Now all it does is cycle through selecting the icons on my desktop that start with R.

    I didn't find anything useful via a Google search. Any ideas? I updated Adobe Flash Player Plugin on 5/24, nothing else recently. The only update was for Windows Defender on the 24th also.

    I have not done a restart yet, but will soon.

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    Never mind. I rebooted, a Windows Update was applied and now it works again.

    No idea what happened but all is well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows key + R not opening Run box on Desktop
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