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Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

Q: Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

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A: Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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A:Keyboard keys T, Y, backspace, shift and tab not working on Yoga 900

So, T, Y Backspace and Tab don't work on the onscreen keyboard, either?

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Hello, I am hoping someone could help me with this issue. I am not sure if I am posting in the right section of the forum so forgive me if i am not. I am using a compaq laptop with windows 7 for an OS. The G, H, 8, and backspace keys decided to stop working. For some reason the only way to get any of those buttons to work is if you put on CAPS lock and hold shift. Then you can use those keys. Im not sure if any other keys have been affected as of yet. Ive tried to google for a solution, which normally helps me fix any computer issues I come accross. So far I can only find the reccomendation to hold the function button and press numlock, and its supposed to remove the, "sticky keys." I am not quite sure what exactly the sticky keys are but I didnt think it was the problem here, and the laptop doesnt seem to have a function button anyways. I have seen the option to turn on sticky keys when holding shift on other computers or tapping shift 8 times, I dont know if it was turned on or if sticky keys cause certain keys to not work unless you hold shift while CAPS lock is on, but if this sounds like something you can help with please advise me of any suggestions. I appreciate any time you take to help or even if youve read this far. Thank you
 

A:Certain keyboard keys not working unless you press caps lock and hold shift?

First thing you do is get a canned air and clean out the keyboard... slowly, carefully, then do it again with the laptop upside down. That rules out the most common cause... dirt, dust, and debris.
 

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It only works if I select and click delete from the menu while holding down the shift key, but of course, that's not much of a shortcut.

Thanks.

A:standard keyboard shortcuts stopped working

when that's issue you got??
i'm guess maybe you have change something or you hold shift twice times, so the stickykeys change.

Sticky Keys - Vista Forums

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Earlier, the volume keys of my laptop were not working. Thanks for the help, it really helped me a lot.

Now, a similar problem is being faced by my friend. He uses a USB keyboard and suddenly, the "A, S, Z and 1(!)" have stopped working. Is it a hardware or a software problem and what can be the possible solution?

Any help will really be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

A:Some keys of the keyboard have stopped working

I cannot find a keyboard related software or driver for your laptop. I will research the issue more.

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Hello, What model do you own exactly?Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.

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I was typing in Word and must have hit some keys by mistake and now none of the keys on the keyboard seem to work.  The mouse works fine, but the keys don't.  Any suggestions?

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hi,
days and days and days i have been searching for a solution , vainly .
some keys stopped working suddenly like up , and left arrows , and home , and end keys .
it happened before , and it worked again .
i used a diagnostic software , and the keys do not work .
need helllllllllp please .

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I woke up this morning and some of the keys on my keyboard have stopped working.

Im nearly 100% sure it isnt a faulty keyboard but rather a virus or something that is remapping my keyboard. The keyboard has been working fine up until today when the f, y, m, and ' keys stopped working all at once. Nothing spilled on the keyboard.. nothing like that. Ive tried a system restore but it didnt solve anything.

I tried to do some research on my own, but didnt find much.. one guy had the same problem, but I didnt see any concrete fixes.

One thing that makes me think its a remapping problem is that when i hold down the f, m, y, and ' keys and hit x, the return is " \eqx ". Holding different combos of the keys that arent working yields different results, but results nonetheless, and since theres some sort of return when i hit the keys, i assume they still work but something on the computer happened. The other person who had this issue that I found gave me the idea of holding down the keys and hitting x, since he did it and had the same results.

Is there a known virus that I may have? Any way to restore the key set/map to factory defaults? Anyone have any idea whats going on here?

Thanks
 

A:Keyboard keys randomly stopped working

So have you verified that you have no virus or other malware infections? Download and run free Malwarebytes, and see if it flags some malware
 

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Hi Folks,

I'm not sure if its something i did or it just happened on its own. Both the keyboard ctrl keys stopped working suddenly. its a logitech wired keyboard y-st39.. kinda very old. but i doubt its a hardware issue since both the keys stopped working.. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance

A:both keyboard ctrl keys stopped working

Caps lock also not working now. It was working when i typed the question..

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Hi,

Yesterday my PC (a Tecra W50-A; with Windows 8.1 x64) performed an automatic windows update. Upon finishing the update, some keyboard keys stopped working (keys A, B, N, right Shift and both Enter's). Since everything was fine before the update, I think it is not hardware-related but rather associated to the update itself, such as installed software or drivers.
In the meanwhile, I have tried to restore my PC to a time point prior to the Windows Update, but the problem persists. I have also tried to find the original drivers for this model in Toshiba website, but couldn't figure out which driver to download/install (none specific for keyboard).

Looking forward for your help.
Thank you in advance

Best regards,
Sandro.

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I have taken all keys off and gave a good check and could see no damage and liquids havent been spilt on it before that bad to damage it. im sure its a software problem
please help
 

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ages ago a couple of keys stopped working on my toshiba laptop and just stuck to using on screen keyboard as subsititute for missing keys. Missing keys are:
y h n 6 and the left arrow key.
I have taken all keys off and gave a good check and could see no damage and liquids havent been spilt on it before that bad to damage it. im sure its a software problem
please help
 

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ok this should of been in hardware section sorry my bad but i did do a hijackthis report to see if there was any problems with it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 05:01:16, on 27/01/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\TOPI.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile2\Application Launcher\Application Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba TEMPRO\TemproTray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Big problems, so i just recently got a new keyboard, the commander multilight combo,
fresh out o
f the box, and as you can see, when I press
f, or enter
f, it types the letter
f, and spaces it automatically, i've tried everything and i need help. i don't know what possibly could have gone wrong, but it's not working, and on top o
f that, the le
ft shi
ft key is not working like it should be so I now have to use the right shi
ft key to capitalize, someone help please! sorry
for the terrible grammar and such, i cannot help it at the moment until this is
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So everything is fine and I'm setting up windows. I go to local security policy to disable the administrator account and then go to rename it, and find out my keys aren't working!! But for some odd reason, the shortcut buttons to calculator and internet explorer work just fine... just none of the keys (numbers or letters) work. cntrl alt del doesn't work.

So I try a keyboard that is from a working computer, and that won't work either. I'm really stumped. The USB ports should be fine as the MOUSE works fine (the wireless mouse and also other mouses work fine). The motherboard is brand new.
The working keyboard I tested doesn't seem to be even getting power on this new computer. Not sure why. I can't even get into the BIOS cause the keyboard doesn't work!
 

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i am having issues with my keyboard, " Razor black widow " when ever i press [shift] and i, i do not get a capital; i just get nothing, also when i press [shift]+2 i do not get " i get a [@] symbol..... i have to press [shift]+[@] keys to get a "

A:My keyboard "shift keys" are not working.

Hi MrSH4RKYY .

What does your configuration show?

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My MSI gt60 laptop's keyboard is folded and closed with screen facing the keyboard all the way down. My external monitor tv is showing that the Onscreen Keyboard has both shift keys pressed for 5 seconds, unpresses them 5 seconds and repeats this cycle making it impossible to use the PC. I used virus scans and no water or dust could reach the keyboard since the manufacturer has plastic tape in between keys the way a new laptop has it.
 

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My MSI gt60 laptop's keyboard is folded and closed with screen facing the keyboard all the way down. My external monitor tv is showing that the Onscreen Keyboard has both shift keys pressed for 5 seconds, unpresses them 5 seconds and repeats this cycle making it impossible to use the PC. I used virus scans and no water or dust could reach the keyboard since the manufacturer has plastic tape in between keys the way a new laptop has it.
 

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After the HDD failed, i replaced the disk. Windows 8 was reinstalled from the recovery disks, then upgraded to windows 10, and the shift keys stopped working. 
 
I've tried all sorts -
I initially reverted to windows 8 (clean install), followed by changing region/keyboard settings
Also tried running Ubuntu from live CD,
online keyboard test.
bios reset
update bios to latest version
replaced keyboard.
booting with shift key held.
 
Running out of ideas now, and wife needs laptop for an assignment....Any ideas?? 

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both my shift keys stopped working.  any suggestions? i have up dated biosdeleted the keyborad driver in the device manager and rebootedchecked stacky keyupdated every driver and windowsfull system virus scan any help would be awesome













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A:both shift keys stopped working

Found a soluation on the windows site.  Hold down the shift key and restart your lap top!  

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i have a logitech keyboard that i got about a year ago.
all of a sudden, anytime i hit either of the shift keys, like 4 letters come up...it's like im hitting a bunch of other keys.
i can stop this by restarting my computer and the keys function correctly for about 5 minutes...then it starts again.

anyone ever hear of this before

i will hit the shift keys and the results will be below ...thanks

]hfq
.x
92
.x
KO:

mbz
 

A:logitech keyboard...both shift keys malfunctioning

Howdy shempdevil...

Have you tried a different keyboard ?

If not try one and see if it makes a difference...
 

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If I hold down shift and type a key;

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCcccccccccccccccc

the shift will let go after a second. I plugged by keyboard into a mac and its fine there so it must be a windows issue?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Craig

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Hello, recently I have a problem typing with my laptop. Mutliple times a day, both of the shift keys, and the scroll lock key turns on by themselves. These are the problems I face when typing: 1. Unwanted text is highlighted2. Letters are capital although caps lock is not on.3. When I try to browse in Google Chrome, text gets deleted and random windows start to pop up4. For some reason the word "QWEPRUIO" starts appearing sometimes when I type.5. Someimes while I type, suddenly the text gone missing and an asterik * appears.6. Also when this happens, my wi-fi gets turned off automatically. IT guys at my work place tried fixing it but we can't seem to find the problem source.Please help me, this is getting rather annoying especially I am using the laptoo for work!It took me more than half an hour to type a decent email to my client  Thanks!

A:My keyboard has gone haywire, shift keys and scroll Lock kee...

I have this problem too right now.    So far I've not found any of the fixes on the internet (language etc) to work.  However I did find that if I press both shift keys at the same time, it clears the condition and then it happens again.....randomly.....  I am on an HP Elitebook and on Windows 7 (I think).

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Hello everyone. Today my shift and ctrl keys stopped working correctly... it happened while I was playing and later when I tried to change the language using Alt + Shift. I checked if Sticky Keys and other similar options weren't turned on by accident, but they weren't.

And after some time spent in trying to fix the problem I opened the On-Screen Keyboard and noticed that when I use my Ctrl key, Shift is pressed automatically as well (it's just what On-Screen Keyboard says). The same thing happens when I press Shift, then the Ctrl key "presses itself". It so happens that all four (left and right shift, and left and right ctrl) keys are pressed at the same time, when I press just one of them.

Does everyone know where the problem could be from and how I can fix it... it's really annoying, I can't use any of the combinations like Ctrl + V, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + A, etc. The problem started while I was playing Assassin's Creed; I sometimes hear sounds like too-much-buttons-pressed while I play it, but I've never had this problem until today. I have no idea what it could be, I tried everything I know.

If it helps, the problem is still there while I chat or surf the web through Asus Express Gate, when the windows isn't running at all.

PS: Sorry if I used strange phrases or words, I am not a native English speaker.

A:Keyboard Problem (Ctrl and Shift keys don't work correctly)

See if pressing both 'shift' keys at the same time, gets your keyboard operating correctly again.

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Hi guys, Something really strange started happening two days ago. Out of the blue the following keys stopped working: GHBackspaceWindows [email protected]' The laptop is a couple of years old and a bit dusty, so I took it to the local shop to get the keyboard replaced and cleaned. Seemed to be working fine when I left the shop. Then, a little while ago the space key and P stopped. Five minutes later they started working again but ctrl stopped and N is temperamental. I haven't spilt anything on it or knocked it. Any ideas what's going on?

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.
 

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recently those keys stopped working, its an external keyboard. i tried uninstalling/reinstalling through control panel,,same. tried different usb ports,,same..bought a new key board,,same keys don't work. formatted the computer,,same results,,tried updating drivers,,read the majority of previous threads listed here, and none of the responses seem to apply, like filter keys is already unchecked, etc

not sure this is even a software problem at this point, but, need to start somewhere to try and get this fixxed. been long enough. thank you for any insight

A:shift,delete,backspace and enter keys stopped working

hunches, ideas, anything ?

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My Computer Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3682 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280501 MB, Free - 244332 MB; D: Total - 23953 MB, Free - 2893 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 188B
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
The notebook that is having the problem is an HP 2000-2b19WM

When i turn on the notebook it would ask me to log in but none of the keys would work so i would have to press the button that allows me to go back to where i can choose log into another users account. Then i would click on my account
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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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I was just wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to set your keyboard's function keys to act as shortcuts to certain folders or network drives. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Shortcuts using keyboard function keys?

Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/assign-keyboard-shortcuts.html

Displaying the available keyboard shortcuts, Editing and assigning keyboard shortcuts ,Assigning keyboard shortcuts to styles
http://www.ec-software.com/help/index.html?hm_qs_userinterface_keyboard.htm
 

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hi,
i'm having a problem with my toshiba laptop keyboard. about a week ago i noticed i was no longer able to use the control key to copy and paste, but i rarely use that key for anything else, so i didn't think much of it except that i must've accidently changed some command. now, my shift key isn't working--as you can tell from the lack of capitalization in this. i think this is a different problem than what was addressed in earlier posts about shift key problems in toshiba laptops. in my case, the shift key worked only sporadically. currently, it's not working at all. first the right one stopped working, now the left one isn't working either. there doesn't seem to be any pattern to when they do/don't work, so it seems unlikely that these keys suddenly got stuck or something. i'm checking for viruses now. does anyone have any other ideas? (now it's working...that's so strange, and annoying).
Thanks,
Laurel
 

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Laptop keyboards don't last forever. It may be time for a replacement
 

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I want to control my music from the right-click context menu using play/pause, next, previous and stop... is this possible? I also wouldn't mind adding some keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+F, and Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

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My G50-80 laptop is facing issues with keyboard.When booted initially, only few keyboard keys work. While other keys cannot be entered, Enter key doesnt work. At the same time, same keys dont even work from on-screen keyboard either. So I cannot even enter my password.I can hardly login by clicking forgot my password, then again switching back to login page, suddenly keys start working! while being logged on, same keys problem reappears, this time I again use bypass to logout and login.Then keys start working.Pleaseee can some one help for this issue.My OS is windows 10. 

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Basic: OS = Windows 7 Pro; computer is a Toshiba Satellite L70-A
Yesterday, I had numerous working shortcuts to shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+G to start GoogleEarth). This morning, after seeing an error message related to APO3GUI, and finding it related to DTS sound, I un-checked the DTS Studio Sound in the startup tab of System Configuration, and restarted the computer. I had not, prior to that, attempted to use any shortcut keys. However, after the restart, I found my shortcut keys had all "died." Subsequently, in my attempts to get them working again, I have done the following, in order, with restarts between each one, to no avail:

1. Re-enabled DTS Studio Sound in System Configuration.
2. Checked Windows updates and saw two Windows Security updates, KB 3212646 and KB3207752, showed as having been installed today (1/12). Uninstalled both from Windows Update.
3. Ran System File Checker -- no issues found.
4. Un-assigned and reassigned a shortcut combination.
5. Started in SAFE mode.
6. Started from "Last Known Good Configuration".
7. Did System Restore back two days.

I'm out of ideas!

P.S. -- wasn't sure which forum this would be better in, so here by default.

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If it wont work on another computer then it's definitely the keyboard. Maybe you can pop off the key to clean it out and inspect it.

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I take it you are writing this on another computer?
 

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