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Windows 7: Modifier Key Shows Up In Floating Tag on Screen (alt, ctrl, shift etc)


22 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Modifier Key Shows Up In Floating Tag on Screen (alt, ctrl, shift etc)

When I press a modifier key such as alt, ctrl or shift, a little yellow tag pops up next to my cursor that says the name of the of the key I'm pressing.

I find this completely infuriating and inhibiting to my workflow, and I have no idea how to turn it off.

Please help.

-lucraya

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22 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I am not sure how this inhibits work flow, but I can image it is irritating.

There is nothing about this in the ease of access center, nor in mouse settings.

Could you post a screenshot?

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
Screenshot of Tag Issue

Here is a screenshot from photoshop of the problem. It didn't capture the image of my cursor for some reason, but the tag hovers just below it. The yellow box comes up while I'm holding down the "Alt" key, and others pop up for the "shift" and "ctrl" keys as well.

It inhibits my workflow in photoshop by pissing me off, mainly - plus it can get in the way of a path I'm creating with the pen tool.

Thank you for your reply.

-L


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22 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Does this just happen in PS, or everywhere?

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Everywhere.
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22 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

That is really strange.

Have you checked your ease of access settings, maybe there is something you have that I don't. Also check your mouse settings.

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I went through everything in the control panel looking for some kind of setting I could adjust - including the settings for my Wacom tablet - and nothing did the trick. I also went through preferences in photoshop and that did nothing.

If there's a Windows employee reading this, let your company know that this feature is irritating and utterly useless, and to not even include the option of disabling it is a design faux pas to the highest degree.

Thank you.

-S
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22 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucraya View Post
I went through everything in the control panel looking for some kind of setting I could adjust - including the settings for my Wacom tablet - and nothing did the trick. I also went through preferences in photoshop and that did nothing.

If there's a Windows employee reading this, let your company know that this feature is irritating and utterly useless, and to not even include the option of disabling it is a design faux pas to the highest degree.

Thank you.

-S
I have never seen this happen before, nor do I know anyone that has had it. I doubt that it is a bug, but it is annoying. Keep checking settings, and perhaps google it some more.

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

When did this start, did you buy or build this computer, and are you running any external application or utility that could be doing this (ie a tray utility)?
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22 Jun 2010   #10

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I went through all the logical places in on-screen keyboard and Ease of Access to find a switch or feature to turn off. Found nothing.

Very interesting issue.
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