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Stupid Computer Problem

TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I'm on the downstairs computer because it seems that my upstairs one is acting a bit funny:


When I try to type something with the keyboard, it doesn't let me. It acts as if I am trying to input a CTRL+ shortcut.

I.E. - I hit f and it brings up the Find shortcut that would normally be CTRL+F.


Help me fix this, I'm sure it's just something stupid.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Shut down the computer, unplug the keyboard, plug the keyboard back in, turn the computer back on.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I tried doing the 2 things separately, but not together.

    Let's see...

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah, that did not work.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Have you tried a different keyboard?

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I don't have a spare one, unless I unhook this one.

    I was hoping I was being an idiot and somehow hit a seemingly random set of keys that made this happen.

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Hit shift 5 times real fast - see if you accidently turned on sticky keys.

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    capnricocapnrico Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Jam down all your modifier keys (ctrl, alt, shift) a bunch of times, hard.

    edit: not at the same time or anything :P just to dislodge any stickiness.

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    JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'd just go out and buy a new keyboard.

    But I do remember once seeing a keyboard you could run through the dishwasher when it got all full of crap. And it would still work afterwards.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah, none of this has worked.

    I have now popped the letters on my keyboard off and rearranged a few to spell out "fuck it."

    Guess I'll buy a new one tomorrow.

    Lock me up, Scotty.

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    ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This has happened to me on a few occasions, I've found that by open palm slamming the main keys of my keyboard it seems to unstick it.

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