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Windows 7: win key requires press+hold+release to call up start menu

09 Jul 2015   #1
MadChef

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
win key requires press+hold+release to call up start menu

Not sure what's going on here, but this problem started out of nowhere a couple of days ago.

In order to call up the start menu with the windows key, I need to press and hold the key for at least a full second, then release it.

No other functionality of the window key is being affected and other commands respond as normal (win+D, win+L, etc.) CTRL+ESC also works as normal to call up the start menu.

I don't have sticky or filter keys or any of that stuff enabled.

Any ideas?


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09 Jul 2015   #2
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09 Jul 2015   #3
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