Keyboard mess up after shift key held too lon [Solved/Closed]
barb - Latest answer on Dec 20, 2012 04:29AM
Hi< i guess i held down the shift key too long and even after rebooting and disconnecting my keyboard< i still cannot type certain characters and it won"t do caps unless i turn capslock OFF< and see< no commas or periods at all
can you help me?
I found that if you hold down both left and right shift key at the same time (did this for several seconds), it somehow solved the problem. Hopefully that fixed the issue. Also, go to control panel, click on accessibility options..in the keyboard tab, click on the settings buttons for sticky keys, filter keys and toggle keys and deselect the option to use shortcut..hopefully this will help you and other people that have had this problem.
Hold down both "Shift" keys at once, and hold "Alt" down at the same time....that's switching it back and forth between European and American keyboard. The way I can tell which mode my keyboard is in is the "=" in American it's an equal sign, and in European it's "Ã¬". Another way to tell is the "#" sign. In American it's a number sign, in European it's the British pound sign ("Â£")..Hope this helps!
For windows 7, look up in the search bar "change how your keyboard works" I think it's in vista to I don't remember.. Then turn on sticky keys. I think if you press shift 5 times then it will turn them on or off.
Thank you very much for posting your answer. I am in the middle of a time sensitive document, focused on what I was saying, left my finger on some key to long and BAM my keys gave different results. Google. Got this answer. Did the control menu sequence. Solved. Thanks.
You could press those 2 shift keys and hold. If it doesn't work you could press those 2 keys alternately. For example, 1st press left shift key then right shift key then left then right. Repeat that for 1 minute. That's all
ok this is what happened... gy holding down the shift keys for more than 8 seconds it turns something on. i did this once on accident. you have to hold down both shift keys for a while and then check to see if its fixed. if it doesnt then try holding it down for a longer period of time. mine went within 2 minutes but some ppl waited for like 20 so give it a try.