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Windows 7: Control+left/right arrows not working


19 Sep 2012   #1

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Control+left/right arrows not working

Hi all.

I have suddenly lost the ability to use my control+left or right arrows. Not just in word but on all places I type using the computer, even this message!

I use this key constantly as I am a secretary and do lots of documents and letters and it is driving me nuts not being able to use this function.

When I reboot I sometimes get the function back for a short while then it disappears again.

I have just had a brand new computer put in but it happened sometimes on my old PC too so I don't think it's a hardware issue. I am wondering if I have accidentally hit a combination of keys to disable it or something.

Other functions work (control/Alt/Delete, etc) just not this one, which is my most used quick key!

Thanks in advance.

Karen x


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19 Sep 2012   #2

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Try the 'enable hokeys' file from here.
Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable
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19 Sep 2012   #3

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OMG thank you SO much! It's been driving me mad. Our IT guys didn't even know what the hotkey was, let alone how to fix it!

Karen x
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19 Sep 2012   #4

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Noooo... it's gone again. That didn't fix it. It works temporarily when I reboot but then goes missing again

Any other ideas please????

Thanks
K x
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19 Sep 2012   #5

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now that is odd.
Let's go ahead and move on to the option two on the same page. (just scroll a little further down)
Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

unless you already edited the policy.
that's the only thing I could think of that would be overwriting the registry setting we altered with the file you downloaded.
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19 Sep 2012   #6

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ctrl key works always? left and right arrow key work always?
Only the combination isn't working (but sometime does). Correct?

Does it always work after a reboot? How many minutes does it work approximately?

Do ctrl+uparrow and ctrl+downarrow work? It moves to previous/next paragraph (not previous line). Works in ms word
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