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Windows 7: Shift+Ctrl+Home/End" doesn't select to beginning/end of document

2 Weeks Ago   #1
DaveR

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 
Shift+Ctrl+Home/End" doesn't select to beginning/end of document

This is happening on two different Windows 7 computers (desktop and laptop, both Dells), and in multiple programs on both machines. I am positive that the combination Shift+Ctrl+End ought to select/highlight text to the end of the current document. Likewise the same combo with Home should select to the beginning. I've used this so many times in word processors, email programs, forum posts like this, etc. that it has become reflex. But for the last couple of weeks it has done nothing at all. Could there have been some system update that killed this useful function? Am I the only one?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi DaveR,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
This is happening on two different Windows 7 computers (desktop and laptop, both Dells), and in multiple programs on both machines. I am positive that the combination Shift+Ctrl+End ought to select/highlight text to the end of the current document. Likewise the same combo with Home should select to the beginning. I've used this so many times in word processors, email programs, forum posts like this, etc. that it has become reflex. But for the last couple of weeks it has done nothing at all. Could there have been some system update that killed this useful function? Am I the only one?
[1] The combination Shift+Ctrl+End does select/highlight the text to the end of the current document but ONLY from the point that the cursor is in down to the end.

[2] The combination Shift+Ctrl+Home does select/highlight the text to the beginning of the current document but ONLY from the point that the cursor is in up to the beginning.

[3] To select the whole document [top to bottom] then you need to use CTRL+A.

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
DaveR

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks, Paul, I know that that is what these key combinations are supposed to do. But they don't. They don't actually do anything at all. I take it that you are not experiencing this? If it were just one machine I'd figure it was a physical keyboard or driver issue. But it's on two machines, one a desktop and one a laptop, both having the same problem.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi DaveR,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
I know that that is what these key combinations are supposed to do. But they don't. They don't actually do anything at all. I take it that you are not experiencing this? If it were just one machine I'd figure it was a physical keyboard or driver issue. But it's on two machines, one a desktop and one a laptop, both having the same problem.
[1] Are the computers networked?
[2] Have the two computers been used by the same user?
[3] If so, has the user changed or adapted any HotKeys [locally] in any way for example?

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
DaveR

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks for responding, Paul. Yes, I have on rare occasions networked the two computers and used both of them myself. (No one else uses these machines.) But I haven't changed any hotkeys, at least not intentionally. I don't even know how to do so. But hey -- it's Windows, it's easy to do stuff by accident! I've been trying to find anything in Windows Help, Control Panel, and online about how hotkeys can be changed, and even there I can't come up with anything. Sorry to sound like such a dope, but can you point me to where I could look to see whether I might have changed something?

FYI: Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End still work fine to go to the top/bottom of a document; it's only the addition of Shift that causes nothing to happen. So weird.
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