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Help!! keys are leading to shortcuts

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    Help!! keys are leading to shortcuts


    so i was typing something into the search bar for google chrome and when i touched certain key it opened up the app menu or closed the who window entirely. the same happened when i tried to play a game off of steam, why is this happening and whats the best way to stop it?

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    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by cactustosser View Post
    so i was typing something into the search bar for google chrome and when i touched certain key it opened up the app menu or closed the who window entirely. the same happened when i tried to play a game off of steam, why is this happening and whats the best way to stop it?
    Often the case for this is a 'sticky' ALT key , tapping your ALT and Control keys a few times solves the problem for me when this happens.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If the Shift key is pressed 5 times quickly it causes "sticky" keys too.

    Quick Tip: Disable the Sticky and Filter Keys in Windows - TechRepublic
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


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    Hm, I guess I don't have sticky keys. How do you set that up? I pressed both shift keys 5 times and nada.

    Ah, found it, in the "Difficulty of Access " panel heh
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