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Windows 7: Ctrl-Alt-s does not type anymore (US International keyboard layout)

29 Aug 2010   #1

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Ctrl-Alt-s does not type anymore (US International keyboard layout)

In Windows 7 I still use the US International keyboard settings, because I often type in English, German, French, Italian and some other languages.

The settings still work - characters like , etc. are still within easy reach. But with one exception: The German 'sharp S', the sign, doesn't work.

The Ctrl-Alt-S or AltGr-S combination that is supposed to make , now deactives the window I'm typing in. It will still be full screen but not active. It is not a feature of one program only because it happens both in Firefox and in Open Office.

So it looks like Ctrl-Alt-S is a Windows shortcut for something, but for what? And how do I disable it or make sure my keyboard settings override it?

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29 Aug 2010   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums eti. That is a Word shortcut, but not a valid windows shortcut.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Alt+Ctrl+S: Split the screen in Microsoft Word

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30 Aug 2010   #3

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29 Feb 2016   #4

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My computer is an HP Phenom x6. I had the very same problem. If you have the same system as I, go to the HP Support Assistant Properties and the Shortcut should read Alt-S. That will pop-up the support window. Delete the Alt-S for shortcut and put "None" in its place. I did that, and now my Alt-S types out the just fine.
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 Ctrl-Alt-s does not type anymore (US International keyboard layout)

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