Shortcut Keyboard problem

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi All,

I'm having a problem with my keyboard, every now and then my keys type caps even though my caps lock key isnt on. Its becoming really annoying especially as I'm writing an essay or chatting to someone.
I have this computer oopup thats says the following:

Holding down the right SHIFT key for 8 seconds turns on the Filter Keys. Filterkeys causes Windows to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes and slows down the keyboard repeat rate.
To keep Filterkeys on, click ok.
To cancel Filterkeys, click cancel.
To deactivate the key combination for Filterkeys, click settings.

I click cancel but the caps problem keeps up and the popup keeps reappearing. I click on settings but I have no idea what to change so it doesn't do this anymore.

Can anyone help me please, its becoming VERY annoying!!! :evil:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

try this bee
http://members.execulink.com/~pjones/toggler/

this post should be in the hardware forum tho...or should it be in software...

lol

what do u think it is bee?.... hardware or software prob

anyway, try the program and see what happens
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Ok thanks see how we go....ummmm I guess hardware??? :shock:
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lol, then theres nothing a program will fix if it is the keyboard its self lol
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arghhh i knew i had it wrong!!
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well try the proggy and see what happens
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In win2k (not sure about xp/98/ect..)
Start > Ctrl Panel > Accessibility Options
Make sure Keyboard tab is selected.
Uncheck the boxes next to "Use Filter Keys" & "Use Sticky Keys", Click Apply then Ok.
That should take care of that popup (as well as the stickykeys popup for pressing shift 5 times)

As for why that's happening, does your right shift key ever stick ?, Is it the one you tend to use most ?
The spring/plunger may be bad & not be pushing the shift key back up.
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please post in the board it belongs. moved to hardware.

this is getting old miss_bee
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I was searching for an answer to this exact problem today. I found the clue here in miss_bee's email. I wonder if miss_bee ever found the answer before she was brushed off.

The answer for me was to hold down the right Shift key for about eight seconds. If a window does not appear, try again for a bit longer. This little feature, Filter Keys, appears to have some issues. Holding the right Shift key a second time doesn't always work. Release it and try a third time.

Note, be sure your Caps Lock has not been activated or whatever you save here will give you the reverse of that Caps Lock. For instance, if you Caps Lock is on and you click the cancel button in Filter Keys, it reverses the action of your Caps Lock, so that 'on' actually has lowercase and 'off' has upper case.

Once in Filter Keys, try cancelling again. Note that in WinXP the Filter Keys window is a bit different, if memory serves me correct.

What worked for me was turning the Filter Keys window on and experimenting with the cancel button.

Good luck!

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