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Windows 7: Odd keyboard/typing issue

18 Dec 2009   #1
Zathras

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Odd keyboard/typing issue

Ever since I got this new PC with Win7 two weeks ago, I've had problems when typing text in applications, web forums, etc. I'll be merrily typing along and somehow a random combination of keys I hit causes some unintended action, such as the opening of a new window, switching focus to another open application, opening a different application, or activating some feature I don't want. Does Win7 and/or typical apps have tons of keyboard macros or shortcuts on by default, and how can I disable them?

All I'm doing is typing normal text, I swear I'm not hitting the Windows key or some combination of ALT_CTRL_X or anything like that. Maybe it's this crummy USB keyboard, is it possible that it interprets rapid keystrokes as the wrong thing?


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18 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

What keyboard is it? Is there an updated driver available for it?
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18 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
Ever since I got this new PC with Win7 two weeks ago, I've had problems when typing text in applications, web forums, etc. I'll be merrily typing along and somehow a random combination of keys I hit causes some unintended action, such as the opening of a new window, switching focus to another open application, opening a different application, or activating some feature I don't want. Does Win7 and/or typical apps have tons of keyboard macros or shortcuts on by default, and how can I disable them?

All I'm doing is typing normal text, I swear I'm not hitting the Windows key or some combination of ALT_CTRL_X or anything like that. Maybe it's this crummy USB keyboard, is it possible that it interprets rapid keystrokes as the wrong thing?
Just a guess, but if it works you save a lot of time.

In another post, the problem was similar, strange behavior of the keyboard. In reality it was the touch pad that was too sensitive and any pressure at all, even from a shirt sleeve, would cause problems. Can this be your situation?
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