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Ctrl+Shift+Arrow keys does automatically advance

Q: Ctrl+Shift+Arrow keys does automatically advance

Normally when selecting text in Word, notepad, etc., holding down Ctrl+Shift+Right (or Left) arrow key will automatically advance the cursor to expand the selected text a full word at a time. However the shortcut currently only works to highlight one word at a time, i.e. I have to re-press the arrow key for each word. The Shift+arrow and Ctrl+arrow both advance automatically a single letter at a time just fine, its just the three keys together that doesn't work the way it should. And the weird thing is, it's only a problem with the left Ctrl+Shift on the keyboard, the right hand Ctrl+Shift+Arrow combo works fine. The three key combo also works fine on-screen keyboard. Have you heard of this and do you know how I can fix it? Thanks for your help!

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I used to always use CTRL + Shift + Arrow Key to highlight a whole word but now when I try CTRL + SHIFT + Arrow Key it changes one of my monitors screen orientation.

I have dual monitors if you are confused with the above statement.

I would like to know how to change it back to highlighting a word rather then changing the screen orientation.

This would be greatly appreciated.

Keir

A:Remap CTRL + SHIFT + Arrow Key

I suspect the problem is in video card related crapware from manufacturer.
You can try the following (for ATI cards):
1. Backup current installed driver with DriverBackup!
to a folder ABC.
2. Turn off your internet connection (unplug cable or shutdown wireless)
3. Uninstall all ATI video drivers and related stuff (Catalyst Control Center, other staff with ATI in the name, etc) through Control Panel Programs and Features.
4. DO NOT LET THE SYSTEM INSTALL DRIVER AUTOMATICALLY. Cancel if it will try.
Instead manually install driver - Control Panel - System - Device manager. You video card will be with small yellow triangle on it, Right click - Properties- Driver tab - Update Driver - Browse my computer for driver software - Browse to ABC folder (see 1). Click Next button.

Please let us know if it worked for you.

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Hello, I'm having troubles with the keyboard. Several combinations are not working anymore. Besides the mentioned combination also CTRL ALT DELETE (and it's equivalent in a virtual client: CTRL ALT END) stopped working.

I am not aware of a recent change to the system or the moment this problem occured. Quite honest, I don't have a clue where to look. So all the help available is very much appreciated.

Thank you all.

A:CTRL SHIFT Arrow (left or right) not working

Here is a good thread from Microsoft Answers that has a few different fixes that have worked for people. May not be your problem but try a few and see if it helps. Ctrl+Shift+Arrow shortcut doesn't seem to work - Microsoft Answers

Try using a keyboard that is known to work AND known to be able to perform the shortcut you want.

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All of Sudden Ctrl and arrow keys stopped working Rest of keys are working properly . 

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Okay, I've had this problem for almost a month now and I've yet to find a solution.

When I'm running certain program, my computer seems to think that the shift and ctrl keys are in a pressed position even though they're not. I didn't realize it until I was trying to configure my tablet buttons to keyboard commands and the input box said that I was pressing the ctrl and shift keys. This also occurs when I'm playing fullscreen games or using flash. Otherwise, its fine, I haven't had any problems with other applications.

I know this is not sticky keys because I don't even have that option on my computer, and its not my keyboard as it works fine most of the time, its only with some programs that it occurs. Could anyone help me

A:Ctrl and Shift keys 'stuck'

Hi i am new to this forum... and i know this thread is 3 years old, but i have a bamboo tablet too and i was having the exact same problem with my dell inspiron 1501, i thought it had something to do with the fact that i had installed w7 64 bit until i formated my lap and installed xp again.

There it was again, the same issue at my in the search of a solution i run into this thread a gain, and found out no one had reply it and this doesnt seem to be a common issue since i didnt found any help for it.

I gave up, and kept installing drivers, untill i installed this dell quickset application. i openned it to se what it was and saw a quick acces keystrokes or somthing idont know how it would say in english since i have it in spanish...

so i unplugged the tablet went and check the tablet buttons and the problem was gone i plugged in the tablet again and went to check in no ctrl and shift keys stuck i hope its of some help to someone with the same issue...

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Hi
I'm new to this forum. I encounter a problem recently. My keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+[left/right] arrow key doesn't work in any of my editors like: Microsoft word 2007; Microsoft wordpad; Open office writer and Abiword-I use this key combination for move between words in my word processors.
Because of this problem is general in all of my editors I think this is not a software specific issue and belongs to my Win 7.
so please guide me about that.

A:Ctrl+arrow keys doesn't work

Hi, and welcome to the forums

Firstly, please don't start multiple threads asking for the same assistance as we will get around to helping.

Secondly, i've just checked and all seems to be ok on my Word 2010, have you made changes to the options within Word at all?


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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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Hi all, I am writing this post as I am unfortunately having issues with my ProBook keyboard. All of a sudden I powered it on the other day, and soon noticed there is an issue with my shift and ctrl keys (left and right).Pressing them seems to provide no response and although only really a minor issue, it can be really annoying as the keys are used for many shortcuts and functions. I have tried a few things to fix the issue but after failing I am now posting here! What I have tried so far.. Restarted the device mulitple timesBooted in safe mode (shift does not work in safe mode either)Uninstalled all keyboard drivers from device manager (after rebooting they all keep reappearing anyway)Checked the HP drivers site and cannot see a specific driver for the onboard keyboardInstalled generic third part software to identify and update all laptop drivers. This completed but no mention of the keyboard. At this point I am a bit stuck. Firstly it would be great to locate the appropriate driver for the keyboard, or something generic.All other buttons work with no issue including the function keys. I do hope it is not a hardware issue! Thanks in advance - H

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I'm wondering if there is any software around that would allow me to bind something like Shift+A to function as F1, or Ctrl+Z to function as F2, etc.

The reason I ask is because I'm running an old game that doesn't allow changing default hotkeys (A,S,D,F,G,H, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5) to shift/alt/ctrl modifiers like more modern games do. What I'd like to do is be able to play using the default row of A, S, D, F, G, then making Shift+A function as F1, Shift+S function as F2, and so forth.

I'm not looking for a program that would make permanent registry changes in particular, but if there is one that does make those changes (but reversible), then I'd consider using it.

I'm not interested in any program that'd just rebind the F1-F12 keys to keys like Q,W,E,R,T,Y. It has to allow me to bind modifiers (shift/alt/ctrl) + a key to act like those function keys.

Thanks in advance !
 

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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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Anyone have an easy fix for this? Apparently we lost this shortcut funcationality awhile back. I constantly find myself opening up the laptop to a sideways screen and it is really, really annoying. I use the tablet function a lot and sometimes sleep the laptop or close it and then open it in a different mode (laptop mode) and I'm guessing that the computer isn't smart enough to know to display landscape instead of portait. It wouldnt be much of a problem if the shortcut keys actually worked. Very annoying to right click and navigate the menus. Also I noticed that whenever I'm in laptop mode, the rotation lock button is greyed out. Why is that? It seems that the rotation lock is always on and I can't deactivate it. I have a Yoga 370. What have you others have done? Will Lenovo address this problem?Thanks

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Hi, I have a problem with the shift keys in my v130-15ikb new laptop. Since I bought the laptop, the same issue, both shift keys dont work propperly. when i press the left shift, it gives me the [ sign and when i press the right shift gives me the \ sign. I have tried everything, change keyboard layout, from Uk keyboard to US. Ive reinstalled my windows 10 several times. Ive upgraded the bios. uninstalled the keyboard drivers and installed them again. tried to remap the keyboard keys with a keyboard remapper program, but nothing, please, help me.

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My old keyboard was refusing to re-initialize after the peripheral reset during win 7 boot. It's about a decade old, so I just assumed it was dead. I replaced it with my wireless keyboard I use for working on computers, Ms laser 8000. My keyboard now initializes fine, but shift L and Shift E are non functional. Sticky keys is off, along with all the other accessibility features. The keys work fine without shift pressed, and shift works with very other key.

I'm out of ideas, anyone have some?

A:Shift-E, Shift-L not working sticky keys off

For check a driver issue, give this a try...
https://www.slimwareutilities.com/slimdrivers.php
If you still have problems after getting a clean bill from SlimDrivers, we can look into your issue a little deeper.

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I just got this laptop and everything is great EXCEPT the fact that the up arrow key is where the right shift key normally is on every other computer I have ever used in my life.  This is honestly causing me a huge headache because I type very fast and without thinking or looking and every time I go to do an uppercase letter and reach for the shift key, I hit the arrow key instead. I honestly don't know why anyone would build a keyboard that is different than others but I am trying to figure out how to work with this without slowing down my typing, which is honestly driving me insane. What can I do here other than continue to make typos?  I hooked up an external keyboard for the shorterm but that doesn't really help me when I'm on a plane or travelling for work.  I paid a lot for this computer and really need to be able to use it properly. 

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Several days ago I noticed that these keys were having difficulty in responding when they were struck. Sometimes I had to press hard on the keys to get them to work until eventually they stop responding. I am wondering if it's a hardware or software problem. I used an external keyboard as well as the onscreen keyboard and they work fine. So should I replace the keyboard???......

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Hello there. Yesterday, I bought the Ideapad 310-15isk, and it's phenomenal in many aspects. However, I'm a bit bothered by the extensive keyboard this laptop has, most importantly, the pagination commands on the arrow keys. I've been meaning to find a solution to disable those and just make them work on the Numpad since it's really bothersome to type on and then go all the way back because of the return pagination key. Is there any solution for this to unbind those commands only on the arrow keys?

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Hello,How can I get the home and end keys near the arrow keys on my keyboard without losing page up and page down?I'm a power screen reader user and use the home and end keys once every 5 minutes and I use the computer for around 9-10 hours a day.This means there is a whole lot of moving my hand from the arrow keys to the top of the keyboard. After a day of using my new laptop, my arm is starting to hurt from moving from the bottom to the top of the keyboard so much.What most manufacturers do is have fn+left be home and fn+right be end. They also have fn+up be page up and fn+down be page down. I would love this! Currently the page up and page down keys are right above the arrow keys. FN + page up and down being mapped to home and end would be great as well. I can't figure out how to map fn keystrokes using something like Auto Hot Key though. I would be OK with swapping the home and end keys with the page up and down keys, but I can't figure out how to do that either. Auto Hot Key does not work 100% of the time and I need this functionality 100% of the time.What method would be the best for me to get home and end by the arrow keys?

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Howdy,I created a post on the "Am I Infected?" thread back on 11/02/2009 and Mark (garmanma) has been helping me. He does not feel I am infected but stated I could always touch base this you kind folks so here I am. My task manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+shift+esc, start -> run-> taskmgr, or from right click on the task bar? We tried all kinds of neat little programs to see what was up but to no avail, however we didn't try the HijackThis route so I am hopeful. The previous post can be found at the following link provided (if you're curious as to what solutions have already been explored), http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1491790. The DDS and RootRepeal text files are attached as well, thank you so very much for any assistance you can provide. This site is wonderful and your team is the tops! I'm so bummed not having my task manager.

A:Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+shift+esc, start -> run-> taskmgr, or from right click task...

Hi ForcesUndivided,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please run Notepad (start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad) and copy and paste the text in the code box into a new file:@echo off
cd\
>Log.txt (
ipconfig /all
nslookup google.com
ping -n 2 google.com
nslookup yahoo.com
ping -n 2 yahoo.com
nslookup freedrweb.com
ping -n 2 freedrweb.com
route print
)
dir /a/s c:\taskmgr.exe >>log.txt
start Log.txt
del %0Go to the File menu at the top of the Notepad and select Save as.Select save in: desktopFill in File name: test.batSave as type: All file types (*.*)Click save.Close the Notepad.Locate and double-click tast.bat on the desktop.A notepad opens, copy and paste the content it (log.txt) to your reply.

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I just got this laptop and everything is great EXCEPT the fact that the up arrow key is where the right shift key normally is on every other computer I have ever used in my life.  This is honestly causing me a huge headache because I type very fast and without thinking or looking and every time I go to do an uppercase letter and reach for the shift key, I hit the arrow key instead.
 
I honestly don't know why anyone would build a keyboard that is different than others but I am trying to figure out how to work with this without slowing down my typing, which is honestly driving me insane.
 
What can I do here other than continue to make typos?  I hooked up an external keyboard for the shorterm but that doesn't really help me when I'm on a plane or travelling for work.  I paid a lot for this computer and really need to be able to use it properly. 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 













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A:Flex 4 - Arrow Key is where Shift Key Should Be

Hi JoyHawkins , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
What specific model would you have? 
There are indeed specific designed keyboard layout that may not suit majority of the fast typing users.
 
Similar discussions here would be about remapping keys else using a usb mini keyboard as alternate solution to this design issue. 
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how best it goes for you.
 
Regards
 

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Thanks to Costco's deal on this laptop, got it for $850 new. So far I'm liking it, and it's got big shoes to fill, since I'm replacing my 2010 MacBook Pro 17".  I'm surprised that I actually use the touch-screen all the time now. I wasn't expecting to, but it's convenient to be able to touch in addition to mouse/trackpad around. The biggest complaint is that the right-shift key is small, and sharing a space with the up-arrow key.  The up-arrow is where most fast typists like me would expect the right-shift to be.   Thanks to forum member PCB here is the solution: 1. Download KeyTweak 2.3 -- install it. It's free.  It's a remapping / reassigning software for keyboards.2. Open KeyTweak.exe (I use the Cortana search to find it)3. On the app screen you'll see a small keyboard that's not exactly the same as what you have, but just tap the key "83"4. In the drop-down menu "Choose New Remapping" select Right-Shift.5. Click the "Remap Key" button.  Then Apply.  You don't have to re-start the computer now, but once you do, the up-arrow will now function as Shift! You also have the option to re-map the right-shift to up-arrow but I didn't, because there's also an up-arrow in the number keypad on the right-most side of the keyboard. I created a Lenovo forum account just to be able to share this trick, which is making me like this laptop enough to keep it

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Hello,

I am used to using the hjkl keys as arrow keys on my home computer by using xmodmap to avoid moving from the home row. Is there any way on 'microsoft windows 8' to configure the hjkl keys to be used as arrow keys while a modifier key such as 'ctrl', 'alt' or 'meta' is held down?
The hjkl keys must still be able to function as normal when a modifier is not pressed.

Kind Regards,

Ben

A:remap meta + hjkl keys to arrow keys.

I would use Autohotkey.

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My office has just bought a V510 and the Right Shigt Key & Up Arrow Key are switched!!  This is very annoying!  Every time I need to use the Right Shift Key, it goes up a line and it's all a mess! Anyone else having this problem? 

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Hello, The CTRL & MAJ (both sides) keys don't work any more on my Lenovo Yoga 3 11. I can't do CTRL+C or CTRL+VOr I can't type number (on French keyboard to type numbers you need the MAJ key). Thanks for your help,  

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I inadvertantly switched on sticky keys. I have since switched it off but my backspace, arrow keys and Fn keys no longer work
 

A:backspace and arrow keys and Fn keys not working

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Both of my shift keys have stopped working and i cant use upper and lower case with shift or use special characters with shift.  Have read other suggestions by checking on active sticky keys, which are off. Need help and instruction on how to fix problem or any other suggestion. Please and thank you, Edgar.

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OK so I play a game and it requires me to use left shift d and left arrow. I have narrowed down they shortcut key to this combo and I was wondering is there anyway to remove just this one combo? I am running xp home with sp3.

left shift+left arrow+D

A:Disable Mute shortcut ket L shift+d+left arrow?

~bump

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Hello all,

I have 2 monitors that I frequently shift open windows between. I love that 8.1 has built in hotkey functionality to do this, but I hate the screen edge auto arrange/resize. After disabling auto arrange, the shift+windows+arrow function no longer works. Why on earth?
Is there any way I can keep auto arrange disabled and re-enable the hotkey function?

thanks

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We have a row of newer Dell Optiplexes in one of the business labs at the high school. They have a CTRL+ALT+Right Arrow function that will flip the image on the monitor any which way.

Anyone know a way to disable this so students can't mess with it.
 

A:Disable CTRL+ALT+Right Arrow

I don't have this option on my Intel graphics card, but I found this on their web site.
In Windows XP go to Start | Control Panel.

If the Windows XP Control Panel is in Classic View you will see the Intel(R) Extreme Graphics icon in the Control Panel window. Double click on it to open it.

If the Windows XP Control Panel is in Category View you will see Pick a category on the right side of Control Panel. On the left side of Control Panel click on Other Control Panel options found in small print under See Also, and then double click on Intel(R) Extreme Graphics. (If nothing appears under See Also then click on See Also to open the list of Control Panels. Then click on Other Control Panel options.)

At the top of the Intel(R) Extreme Graphics window that opens click on the Hot Keys tab.

Remove the check from the box labeled Enable Hot Keys to disable the Hot Keys feature, and click OK to save this change. Close Control Panel.
 

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Control-shift-zero usable w/in apps. The following was true under Windows 7:
An input method editor (IME) keyboard shortcut lets you switch the input
language. By design, the CTRL+SHIFT+0 key assignment is standard for all
users. However, some applications might use this keyboard shortcut for
other purposes. In this case, the application will not work as expected
when you use the shortcut with the application.

Remove the shortcut assignment to make the application work as expected.
To do this, follow these steps: Click Start, and then click Control
Panel. Double-click Region and Language. Click Keyboards and Languages,
and then click Change keyboards. Click Advanced Key Settings, and select
Between input languages and click change Key Sequence. For Switch Input
Language and for Switch Keyboard Layout, select Not Assigned. Click OK
and the Apply, and the back out clicking OK.

The control panel (of course) has changed and I can not find the options to
un-assign. Thank you!

A:Can't use Ctrl+Shift+0 (Windows has it)

Language -> Advanced settings

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Hi all,

Glad to be part of this forum.

Did I messed it up?
So I got a brand new HP laptop and at OOTB screen I pressed ctrl shift F3 and now I get an error and W is not loading and still looping?
How do I fix this please, what can I do to get back to OOTB screen?
Please help,

Thanks

A:Ctrl+shift+F3 issue

What is OOTB screen?
What is Ctrl+Shift+F3 supposed to do?

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I have absolutely no idea how I managed to break these two combinations.
StickyKeys isn't enabled.
Any other key combination works.
I accidently hit the sleep mode button (on keyboard) I assume that broke shift + c, but ctrl + c wasn't working before.

I'm desperate; searching the web for solutions didn't bring up one yet.

Hope my English isn't that bad for I'm German.

TIA

A:ctrl + c & right shift + c broken

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kurush


I accidently hit the sleep mode button (on keyboard) I assume that broke shift + c, but ctrl + c wasn't working before.


How long has CTRL+C been kaput?

If it has been for a while, there is a good chance the keyboard itself is already kaput and needs replacing.

Is this a laptop or a desktop?

Are both left and right CTRL / SHIFT affected?






Quote:
Hope my English isn't that bad for I'm German.


Better than my German

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Hi. In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed that using shift+del in text input areas, such as Notepad, OOo Writer, browser text fields, etc - pretty much anywhere I can input text - shift+del is acting identically to ctrl+v. I don't know why this is occurring and I want to make it stop. I have not intentionally done anything to change key mapping.

Does anyone know anything about shift+del acting identically to ctrl+v? I know that shift+del is used to bypass the Recycle Bin when deleting files, and in fact that is the only topic I can find when Googling about this (adding "paste" does not seem to help my search results).

ETA: I should add that my keyboard is pretty standard and nothing had changed with it since I started noticing this...

A:Shift+Del somehow became identical to ctrl+v?

The behavior you are getting is the old-school shortcut method. Windows honors both the old shortcuts and the new shortcuts

SHIFT+DEL -> Cut -> CTRL+X
CTRL+INS -> Copy -> CTRL+C
SHIFT+INS -> Paste -> CTRL+V

btw, SHIFT+DEL is CUT and not PASTE. SHIFT+INS is PASTE
Table of keyboard shortcuts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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the shift and control key stopped working after reboot. we think it's a virus/worm/trojan/something. caps lock works. alt works. delete works. task manager works with right click on task bar. but control-alt-delete does not work. the keyboard beeps when i press shift or ctrl. when i'm in msword, and click shift-i, i get italics, almost as though shift is ctrl, but shift-alt-del won't pull up task manager. in notepad, shift-l gives me an upside down capital l. i can't get special characters - ampersand, underscore, question mark, etc. very annoying. i'm copying them from internet to a text file and pasting them where needed, such as email address to register here.

we tried a new keyboard, but no help.

i ran hjt, and cws shredder. the logs are below. i downloaded a new version of the keyboard driver, just in case, but no improvement. i checked the keyboard mapping file, and the date on it is very old, so it appears to be ok. i'm starting to suspect something running and capturing keystrokes and changing them. i don't know a whole lot about what i'm doing, so it might be a crazy idea. i'm a mainframe programmer with some client/server development experience. i don't know a whole lot about security, but i'm trying to learn more.

i ran spybot, and fixed whatever it found, but no help.

i copied my user directory - we usually use a different account in windows other than administrator. we have an ampersand in the account na... Read more

A:shift and ctrl not working - HELP

Closing triplicate, reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=312356
 

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please forgive that lack of caps. it's part of the problem.

thanks for taking the time look at this. my shift and ctrl key stopped working after a reboot. at first i thought it was a virus, and posted an hjt log under security http://forums.techguy.org/t310903.html, but i've had no response. i ran ad-aware and fixed what was found, but have found nothing that appears to be causing this problem. i've read online that some people only fixed this problem by repairing or re-installing windows, so i thought i'd try this forum.

this computer has shown other signs of instability, such as occasional blue screens of death.

i have a windows cd, but my computer boots from the floppy, and i'm not sure how to get to 'repair windows' functionality.
i've tried...
-replacing the keyboard
-running mcafee virus scan
-running ad-aware
-running spybot s and d
-running hijack this
-rebooting into safe mode and debugging mode
-looking at the properties of the keyboard driver and us key map files. the dates on them looked ok. something like i8042prt.sys and can't remember the map file it had 'us' and 'dll' in it.
-looking at accessibilty features - filterkeys, stickykeys, etc. i've verified that they are all turned off, and tried turning them on just in case shift and ctrl might magically start working.
-looking at administrator global security settings for ctrl-alt-del

symptoms
-the ctrl and shift key beep when they are p... Read more

A:ctrl and shift are not working

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It has irritated me for years that ctrl + right arrow puts the caret (the blinky insertion point) at the beginning of the next word rather than the end of the current word. This is irritating because it includes the spacebar character when selecting a whole word with ctrl+shift+right. It is especially irritating because it is inconsistent with ctrl + left arrow, which does not include the useless spacebar character.

Try it now, seriously. Open up a text document, click a random word, then ctrl + shift + left and you'll notice that it (correctly) doesn't include the useless space behind the word. Now try ctrl + shift + right and you'll see that now it has stupidly included the empty space in front of the word.

Does anyone know of a way (perhaps a registry entry?) that changes this ludicrous behaviour? Firefox has a config setting called layout.selection.caret_style which can fix it, but I can't figure out how to fix it in Windows itself. I searched the entire Windows registry for terms like "caret", "space", "insertion", and "insert", but I didn't come across any relevant registry entries. I also searched Google for 15-20 minutes in vain.

Whoever can help me fix this damnable infernal functionality will have my eternal gratitude.

A:Ctrl + Right Arrow behaviour - how do I change?

Welcome to Seven Forums Aelius. If you search Ctrl+ Right arrow behavior you will find countless complaints from various porgrams own forums, to Ubuntu, etc. It seems no one is happy with Ctrl+ either arrow, lol. You could remap the key, but would generally have to know the function that would result in the desired action. As far as I know, there is no key combo that has the desired effect you seek. You might post in the Autohotkey forum, and see if they have any ideas. If anyone knows, they probably would.

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I am used to typing the name of an URL in the address bar on IE, then use Ctrl-Shift plus Enter to have http://www. and .com autofilled.

However, somehow this feature suddenly disappeared tonight. First when trying the same, it led to Google search, but, after rebooting, it now gives me an error mesage:
You were looking for "backchina" but that domain is not on this server.
Apache/2.2.8 (Fedora) Server at plus.vern.com Port 80
This occurs to any addresses.
XP Pro, IE 7.0.

Thanks.
 

A:IE Ctrl-Shift-Enter disabled

I have figured it out.
 

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I'm using a Lenovo U300s.  Overall it's a solid laptop, but there's one thing that's really bothering me. I use the shortuct combination, CTRL+SHIFT+T, quite often.  It's supposed to re-open the most recently closed tab in Firefox, Chrome, and IE. Unfortunately, on my U300s, it opens up some screen whose function seems to be to select a desktop image.  I'm not very clear what this screen is supposed to do, but it's clearly not nearly as useful as re-opening the most recently closed tab. Is there any way to disable this? Thanks,Andrew













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A:CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

One thing to check is the graphics driverAdvanced settings, if Intel.It has shortcuts, which you can disable.

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i am using msoffice 2007. i select some part of the content and press ctrl+shift+f in ms word .under Effects i see a Hidden check box.i click it . and the content vanishes.please explain to me the following things,1)what is its use2)how different is it from just deleting the data.Hope i could frame my question clearly..Thanks and Regards,

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In Windows Explorer, there is a little-known keyboard shortcut, Ctrl-Shift-NumPadPlus, that causes the columns in the file listing window to be automatically resized to their optimum value. This keyboard shortcut has stopped working. Does anyone know how to get it back?
 

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I try to bind Photoshop to ctrl+shift+P and it doesn't work. I can use ctrl+alt+P but that requires to hands as I push ctrl+alt with my left ring finger and index finger. When I use ctrl+shift I use my ring finger and middle finger to press them while using my index to push the third key. So I'm thinking something else is binded to ctrl+alt+P, but when I press them, nothing happens so why isn't it letting me bind those three?

A:Can't bind programs to ctrl+shift+(key)

Is this what you are doing: Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs

I just tried it and it works okay.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Got it about three months ago, with Windows 7 Pro-64 installed. My issue is that the keyboard shortcut to Run As Administrator doesn't work, whether I use Ctrl-Shift-Click or Ctrl-Shift-Enter (where appropriate). Instead, the program just opens normally, with no UAC prompt. The only way I can find to Run As Administrator (without changing the program or shortcut properties) is through the context menu.

Any thoughts or suggestions on why the shortcut might not be working and how I can remedy it?

A:Ctrl-Shift-Click does NOT Run As Administrator for me

You could try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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So for some reason, pressing Ctrl+Shift+0 under Vista just plain doesn't work (Google yielded that it's a problem with Vista based on virtual machine tests of Vista and XP clean installs under 2K).

A bit of mucking with AutoHotkey allowed me to bypass this problem with this script:


Code:
$^+)::
SendPlay, ^+)
Return
But I'm awful curious now... what the heck does it do and why doesn't it work?

A:Ctrl+Shift+0 (zero) doesn't work

this is the fix
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967893

thx to mikeray on Opera browser forum

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Hello, I am having a very strange behavior. When I press and hold the SHIFT key, it will not persist. For example, if I wanted to type a row of "*", I press the shift key and hold it, and it will type "*****888888". This happens on the laptop keyboard, a USB keyboard I attached, and the on screen keyboard, so it does not appear to be a hardware problem.

It seems as though the shift is activated for only about a second when I press and hold the shift key, and then it reverts back.

The same thing happens to the CTRL key. Very annoying when trying to do cut/paste (ctrl-c/ctrl-v).

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!!!

A:shift & ctrl not persistent when held down

I just tried on my system and I can not duplicate your problem.

I've included a snapshot of my settings from:
Control Panel | Keyboard

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If I am deleting a bunch of text, I will highlight it with the keyboard by holding shift + ctrl and using the left arrow to go back and select it all and then erase it.

Today, when I press those keys, nothing happens. I can highlight words by holding shift and hitting the left arrow. I can move one word at a time by holding ctrl and hitting the left arrow. But when I do them at the same time, nothing happens. Sticky keys is off. Filter keys is off.

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my keyboard shift key doesn't work. nor do the alt or ctrl keys. i have gone to the bios and 'restore factory settings'. i believe it is a hardware issue, but im open to suggestions.

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