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1) What do you mean by sticky, it acts like Sticky Keys?

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Suddenly I can't type symbols that require the shift key. Capital letters work normally as do numbers.


Not sure if this is what your looking for but you might try to give this a try . It Could be your sticky keys and the worse thing: they can be activated by mistake. Sticky keys make it so you don't have to hold the shift, ctrl, alt and Win keys in order to activate their special functions. You can hit shift, let it go, and then hit a letter. You will get a capital letter.
How do you activate it? Usually by tapping on the shift button five times in a row. When you do that, a beep sounds, and the above dialog box appears. If you're not paying attention, you might just hit yes without realizing, it is the default answer after all, and you're stuck with sticky keys.
So how do you fix it? If you've managed to activate sticky keys by mistake, tapping five times on the shift button will turn them off. You won't see a notice about it, but you'll hear four beeps, and then a distinctive downwards beep. Sticky keys are now off!

Apr 05, 2018 | The Computers & Internet

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Shift key is not working


You might consider using, at least tempory, a external usb keyboard with a touchpad, you can get get them at Wal-Mart for around $20.00
Otherwise consider taking it to a computer shop and have them test the keyboard and if need be order you a new one. If this computer is still under warranty then I would would talk to the support team that you purchase it from. Good Luck.

Mar 28, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Keyboard keys wont type. used on screen keyboard to type this. any suggestions?


You might have "sticky keys" so try this:
When sticky keys are enabled, users can access functions that require pressing multiple modifier keys such as "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Shift" at once by pressing one button at a time. If sticky keys are enabled, it is possible to accidentally turn them on at an unwanted time. After turning off the sticky keys, disable the feature to prevent them from accidentally turning on again.

    • Press the "Shift" button five times in a row to turn off sticky keys.

    • Open the "Start" menu and then click "Control Panel."

    • Click "Ease of Access Center" from within the Control Panel window.

    • Click "Make The Keyboard Easier To Use" from within the Ease of Access Center window.

    • Remove the check-mark beside "Turn On Sticky Keys" to prevent sticky keys from being accidentally turned on.

    • Click "Apply" to save your changes and then click "OK" to close the window.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!

Aug 05, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite L645DS4040 Laptop

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The.spacebar.stopped..working.



If your space bar isn't responding when you press it, or if it responds sluggishly, it's possible that you have inadvertently enabled the "Sticky Keys" or "Filter Keys" accessibility option in Windows.


When these options are enabled, your keyboard response time will be dramatically slowed and may require more than one tap to register a keystroke.


Fortunately, it's easy to disable these functions and return your keyboard to normal working order.


Click "Start" and select "All Programs."


Click "Accessories" and select "Ease of Access."

Click "Ease of Access Center."


Click "Make Keyboard Easier to Use."


Click "Set Up Sticky Keys." Deselect the checkbox that says "Turn on Sticky Keys When Shift is Pressed Five Times." Make sure the box that says "Turn on Sticky Keys" is not checked. Click "OK" to save your changes.


Click "Set Up Filter Keys." Uncheck the box that says "Turn on Filter Keys."

Click on the checkbox next to "Turn On Filter Keys When Right Shift Is Pressed For 8 Seconds" to deselect it. Click "OK" to save your changes.


Click "OK" again to save all of the keyboard accessibility changes you have made.


Hope this helps



Oct 29, 2012 | Gateway LT2021u Netbook

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What are sticky keys My shift will not work and I keep getting a message about sticky keys


Hi

Please try to press both the shift keys at the same time
this may disable the sticky keys and return the keyboard to normal

this quite often happens when you hold the shift key down for longer than 8 seconds or more

many thanks

Aug 16, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Im not sure what happened but a sticky key caption appeared on my screen and i just deleted but since then when i hit shift key to get symbols and the AT sign it wont work and its frustrating when trying...


You've turned on Windows' "sticky keys", one of the accessibility options. Pressing the Shift key 5 times in a row activates it. Sticky keys lets you type key combinations (Shift-x, Ctrl-Shift-x, Alt-x, etc.) one key at a time. It's for people who have trouble holding several keys down at once. Press the Shift key again 5 times to bring the sticky keys dialog box back and turn off the function. You can also disable it permanently in the Control Panel's accessibility settings program.

Jan 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Shift key not working


You have 2 Shift keys on the keyboard. If the other shift key is working then the shift key that is not working is defective. You should consider replacing the keyboard on your laptop. There is no setting on Windows that can disable the shift key.

**Note : If both Shift keys are not working, Try to check if sticky keys feature on windows is on. Sticky keys should be disabled. To disable sticky keys, Click on start and Go into control panel > Accessibility Options, and under keyboard there is sticky keys. Remove the tick and click apply and OK.

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**If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.

May 29, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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I held down the 'shift' key too long and now the keyboard restricts the backspace key to one space and wil not alow me to type the same character twice. Se what i am talking about?


Sticky keys I hate that too

hit shift 5 times it will bring up a box
ok to keep sticky keys
cancel to turn off sticky keys

hit cancel.

Good luck!

Oct 27, 2009 | Gateway Profile 4 All In One (MPN...

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Can't type anything without weird things happening the \'p\' prints,


hi, check that Sticky-keys arent turned on.

to toggle Sticky-keys on and off, press the shift key 5 times fast, then either Disable the sticky-keys tickbox, or click Settings for more configuration settings.

when sticky-keys are enabled, you can press shift and release, and the shift key is still enabled. this also goes for Alt, and CTRL.

so if it is enabled, pressing P will attempt to be Ctrl-P - which is print.

Sep 10, 2009 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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