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31 Dec 2010   #1

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Shortcuts refuse to open, can't type...

I have windows 7. I'm getting odd behaviour from my machine. I can only type in search boxes intermittently, other times when I press a letter the shortcut droplist comes on---"F" is find and so on. Only light on my keyboard is Num Lock, so I don't think it's a keyboard issue.

When I left click shortcut to open IE(or any program), I get the, "do you want this program to make changes..." message, or I get the shortcut properties box, and if I move a shortcut, it makes a copy---"Computer 2." I hope I've articulated the trouble well enough.

I have no idea how to resolve this. I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials today, and it found no viruses. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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31 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Sounds like you have a stuck Ctrl key. Try turning the keyboard upside down and rapping the back side firmly several times, see if anything drops out. I often find crumbs from cookies or sandwiches in mine (my Grandson is 13). If that doesn't help, try a different keyboard.
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