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Cannot Click While Typing

  1. #1


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    Cannot Click While Typing


    There is a problem I have with my computer that does not allow me to click while holding down a key. This is really frustrating when I am playing a game that requires the WASD keys & clicking. The problem happened just after I had to restart my computer to download the Windows 8.1 update. Could that be the problem?

    Edit: For some reason, I can click & hold down a button, but only when i'm hold one of the "ctrl" keys.
    Last edited by jljrock; 27 Oct 2013 at 13:41.

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Thats odd - Your game probably interferes with assigned keys. T+right click, translate a webpage. A+Right Click saves the webpage you are looking at. At least this is the assignment from within Google Chrome.

    Try doing this from within your browser, just to see of those combos work, your game may need to have the keys reprogrammed to other keys that are not already assigned. I used to have to do this all the way back to Quake II.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Thats odd - Your game probably interferes with assigned keys. T+right click, translate a webpage. A+Right Click saves the webpage you are looking at. At least this is the assignment from within Google Chrome.

    Try doing this from within your browser, just to see of those combos work, your game may need to have the keys reprogrammed to other keys that are not already assigned. I used to have to do this all the way back to Quake II.
    The thing is, i'm playing a game in Steam (a game you download) & the controls weren't interfering before. Another thing is, I found I can right click while typing just fine. It's something wrong with left click only.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Maybe a problem with the mouse?

    Steam is a huge worm can, I cant run it cos my systems cant handle it. But since it depends on Dot Net and DirectX11, its problematic.

    Try swapping out your mouse. Check your Settings in Steam, however hell you have to do it, make sure the left mouse is not assigned to something it is not supposed to be assigned to.
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    Texas
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Maybe a problem with the mouse?

    Steam is a huge worm can, I cant run it cos my systems cant handle it. But since it depends on Dot Net and DirectX11, its problematic.

    Try swapping out your mouse. Check your Settings in Steam, however hell you have to do it, make sure the left mouse is not assigned to something it is not supposed to be assigned to.

    I don't think it's a problem with Steam, as it's happens pretty much everywhere on my computer, even the desktop with nothing opened. & I've been messing with the settings on the mouse for the past couple hours or so in hopes to fix it, but no luck.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Does it happen outside of steam?

    You know what, I think Mice combos are "Right Click Only"- As far as outside of Steam and the particular Game you are using.

    The game you have is probably trying to emulate the action of this:

    Have a Look at Valve's Steam Controller in Action | Maximum PC (Click OUT of any annoying ad)

    which has left AND right combos.

    Has this key combo worked before? If not, you may have to get a Game Controller to use that combo feature.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Maybe you have "Mousekeys" turned on, Mousekeys takes the WASD keys and makes the Mouse take over the movements.

    Turn on MouseKeys - Microsoft Windows
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    Texas
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Maybe you have "Mousekeys" turned on, Mousekeys takes the WASD keys and makes the Mouse take over the movements.

    Turn on MouseKeys - Microsoft Windows
    Mousekeys were never on, & when I turned them on, They didn't do anything.
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  9. #9


    Texas
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Does it happen outside of steam?

    You know what, I think Mice combos are "Right Click Only"- As far as outside of Steam and the particular Game you are using.

    The game you have is probably trying to emulate the action of this:

    Have a Look at Valve's Steam Controller in Action | Maximum PC (Click OUT of any annoying ad)

    which has left AND right combos.

    Has this key combo worked before? If not, you may have to get a Game Controller to use that combo feature.
    As I said in my previous post, it happens everywhere on my computer.
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I just went through a bunch of Left-Click combos using various keys, none of them did anything except enter the character of trhe key I was pressing, into the box here. Is that what you mean, you need to type something like a word while the left mouse is pressed?

    So, you are saying, if you hold the left mouse key, you CANNOT enter text at all? That whole sentence was written with the left mouse key held down.

    But I'm using a PS/2 Keyboard with a USB Mouse. I tried it on my other system, which has a USB KB and Mouse, it worked there too.
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