Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Change of key behaviour in Windows 7

28 May 2015   #1
iang46

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

My computer is fairly new and very powerful. I use it for Finale, a music notation program, and windows office apps. I can be typing away in Word or Finale when the keyboard keys suddenly acquire new functions. For example, pressing 'e' might open Windows Explorer. Pressing 'O' might cause the program to minimise. The only way I've found to get out of this is to reboot (the computer). Driving me mad - can anyone help please?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 May 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi have you tried another keyboard?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2015   #3
iang46

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

Hi Oscer1, thanks for quick reply. It's a good thought which I can try if pressed, but at the moment I don't have another keyboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 May 2015   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

For now use the onscreen keyboard to see if same problem happens. But would be nice to test another keyboard. When using the onscreen keyboard unplug the external one so it don't interfere
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2015   #5
iang46

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

Thanks - I'll try that next time it happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2015   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with all checks for infection/spyware, SFC, Clean Boot, then go back to top and work through the rest.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2015   #7
iang46

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

Gregrocker - thanks for the thought. I'll try that first thing tomorrow
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2015   #8
iang46

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

Gregrocker - I took the steps you suggested, and some issues were certainly found, so thanks for that. I'll now use the system today as usual - if the fault doesn't recur I'll post it as 'solved' and thank you again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2015   #9
iang46

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

Folks - I've now had the problem recur, and I've done some other tests which might help someone help me!
- performance with on-screen keyboard is identical
- here's a list of mis-performing keys on this occasion (other times, there have been other effects, though some are consistent)
-- pressing 'L' (upper or lower case) locks the system
-- space bar minimises the window
-- down arrow gives a smaller window, or minimises a small one
-- up arrow maximises a smaller window
-- left arrow makes the window smaller; subsequent presses move the window across the screen
-- right arrow similar to left arrow
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Your Windows key seems to be stuck. Try those same keys with windows key and see yourself. And on screen didnt work because you didn't remove it while using on-screen(WIN was still registering)?

Try clicking the win key repeatedly when this happens next and see if it will correct.

Edit: what I don't get is why does start menu not opening? Perhaps it only register WIN when another key is pressed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Change of key behaviour in Windows 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Ctrl + Right Arrow behaviour - how do I change?
It has irritated me for years that ctrl + right arrow puts the caret (the blinky insertion point) at the beginning of the next word rather than the end of the current word. This is irritating because it includes the spacebar character when selecting a whole word with ctrl+shift+right. It is...
Customization
how to change keyboard behaviour
Hi' I have an hp laptop with a british keyboard. the problem is that I need to write in french and other langauges so the e with an accent is impossible to write, the thing that I want to achieve is that according to my computer i still have a british keyboard, but I want it to behave like an...
Hardware & Devices
Change in Sleep Behaviour after re-install of Windows
Further to my previous thread about problems getting PC out of sleep I have noticed a change in how the PC behaves when in sleep mode. Before the re-install I am sure the PC became totally dormant, but now the system fans continue running (haven't checked CPU fan) and the power LED keeps...
Performance & Maintenance
Odd behaviour with Windows Explorer?
I have a folder which contains about 100 files. In order to sort them for easy reference, I created a number of subfolders. I moved the files to their respective folders. However the original files stayed where they wer in the main folder and they also appeared in the subfolders. If I deleted the...
General Discussion
Change in behaviour of dropdown on changing screen resolution
Behaviour of a dropdown changes in case we are changing the screen resolution. In case we are having lot of items, place of launch of dropdown list is getting changes as soon as we are changing the resolution. this seems to be a bug.
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+