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Windows 7: Change of key behaviour in Windows 7

29 May 2015   #11
iang46

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Change of key behaviour in Windows 7

GoKay - thanks for that. That's not a key I've ever (intentionally!) used before. Maybe I've got fat finger trouble. I'm using CTRL and ALT keys a lot, so could well be. I'll check it out.


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29 May 2015   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Edit: what I don't get is why does start menu not opening? Perhaps it only register WIN when another key is pressed.
The WinKey action is, as with a lot of windows key actions, set to action on release, so that the same key may be used in combination with other keys.

WinKey +{release key} gives the start menu, holding down the WinKey and tapping certain other keys gives other preset shortcuts
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29 May 2015   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Can you System Restore to a point before the problem began?
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02 Jun 2015   #14
iang46

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Change of key behaviour in Windows 7

Folks - having juggled with the Windows key, as suggested bu GokAy, I haven't experienced the problem since. Many thanks to those who commented, I'm going to post this as solved now.
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02 Jun 2015   #15
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok hope stays that way good luck
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