egph From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 1413 times:
Hello fellow anetters,
This is the biggest forum I am a member of so I thought I would bring my problem here to see if anyone has any pointers. All of a sudden, perhaps 2 weeks ago my computer has decided to play about with my Ctrl button. The best way to explain it is that none of my Ctrl commands work any more (Ctrl+C/V/F/A) and instead of doing what they normally do the computer now either opens up a new window of Google Chrome or whatever browser I am using at the time. Sometimes it also mutes the sound on the computer.
Does anyone have any inkling what might have happened? I have tried three virus scans using AVG and all 3 came back clear.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1747 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1315 times:
There are usually two Ctrl buttons. If only one is going crazy, I'd say it's a hardware failure, be it dirt or broken down contact. If the two of them behave oddly, I'd go with keyboard configuration or auto installed add ons or cr*p messing up with your configuration.