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Windows 7: Ctrl+Backspace issue in explorer

11 Apr 2014   #1
unko

Win7x64
 
 
Ctrl+Backspace issue in explorer

Normally using Ctrl+Backspace erase last word you typed. I don't know what triggered this but i get this character  when using this shortcut. Any ideas?


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12 Apr 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

There's no way in Windows to bring up a list of which program owns what hotkey. Easiest would be if you could pinpoint when it changed and restore point out of it. Other than that I would check if you run any hotkey type programs, esp. in the system tray. Process of elimination or restore point seem to be the options.
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12 Apr 2014   #3
unko

Win7x64
 
 

I know all the shortcuts used by my running apps and it's not one of them. It's more like a bug..
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12 Apr 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
I know all the shortcuts used by my running apps and it's not one of them. It's more like a bug..
That still leaves restore point. If you don't have any or they don't fix it I would try
sfc /scannow in admin command promt run 3 times

and/or malwarebytes antimalware scan
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12 Apr 2014   #5
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Did you try editing a file name in the explorer of your windows 7 sp1 x64? Does ctrl+backspace indeed erase last typed word?
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12 Apr 2014   #6
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Safe mode give same result.. Brand new window.. Maybe it's normal then?!
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13 Apr 2014   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Did you try editing a file name in the explorer of your windows 7 sp1 x64? Does ctrl+backspace indeed erase last typed word?
I don't have Windows Seven anymore. I have Windows 8.0 x64 and it does work.
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13 Apr 2014   #8
unko

Win7x64
 
 

Hopefully someone will tell us.
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13 Apr 2014   #9
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Safe mode give same result.. Brand new window.. Maybe it's normal then?!
It's normal.
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13 Apr 2014   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BJB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unko View Post
Safe mode give same result.. Brand new window.. Maybe it's normal then?!
It's normal.
Maybe it varies with Editor? I tried it in EditPad Lite 7, notepad, and this editor applet or whatever it's called in this forum, and it's working for me. Maybe they realized it broke and fixed it in W8? One more reason to upgrade? Except I miss the Glass. W8 looks pretty drab without it.
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