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F12 - Something is triggering the key

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    F12 - Something is triggering the key


    Hey guys, I joined this forum only to post this question, it is really bugging me and it has for a while, I cant seem to figure this out...

    I have an Ultrabook that I got for my birthday, Dell XPS 13 which I mostly use when I travel or don't feel like using the other computers for whatever reason.

    I must admit that it took me a while to get used to Win8, I hated it so much I installed Ubuntu on dual boot. After a couple of months I decided I should 'learn' Windows 8 so I started playing with it but, something is triggering the F12 key.

    It happens on IE, Firefox, Office, Open Office, Libre Office... I cant seem to figure it out, BUT it only happens when I am using Windows, never on Linux.

    If I am not mistaken, I had fixed that same issue on a different computer, but I cant remember what I did. I already try changing the keyboard settings but it does not help.

    Any help would be appreciated

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What happens when the F-12 key is triggered ?

    I press F-12 & nothing happens.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Well, If I am using an internet browser, it opens up the Developer Console. Yes, I can close it... but it opens back up in a few seconds, even when I am not touching the keyboard

    If I am using an Office product, it keeps adding tabs to the documents
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by WiccanPriest View Post
    Well, If I am using an internet browser, it opens up the Developer Console. Yes, I can close it... but it opens back up in a few seconds, even when I am not touching the keyboard

    If I am using an Office product, it keeps adding tabs to the documents
    Odd.

    Maybe running these cmds as administrator will help---{in the order given}---


    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /scannow

    Then reboot.
    It's worth a try.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    When using internet explorer to view this forum, F12 opens developer window.. Stuck key or sticky key
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