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Computer Issue (Control Button Is Mad)  
User currently offlineegph From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 288 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2116 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.

Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Have you tried a different keyboard? Perhaps the keyboard is busted and needs replacement.

User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1405 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
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Use the on screen keyboard; this can be found by in the start section on the lower left; Start - All Programs - Accessories - Accessibility, then left click on the on screen keyboard.

Hope this helps  


[Edited 2010-06-15 07:27:52]

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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5821 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

I think the real issue is with the toolbar it puts into the browser. I would just go to your view-->toolbars window and disable the Google ones until you can adapt to their command overrides.

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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1863 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2018 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.

User currently offlineegph From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 2):

Thanks I will use that if I need to though I am managing to copy and paste by right clicking at the moment.


Both Ctrl buttons are corrupted unfortunately.

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