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    Weird Keyboard Fault

    on a windows xp machine with a standard qwerty keyboard (Dell Brand). the numbers along the top are bringing up theier shift values
    eg
    1 - !
    2 - "
    3 - £

    and i cant rembmber how to turn it off so that they only come up when shift is held down. the normal way.

    please help

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    Re: Weird Keyboard Fault

    sounds to me like sticky keys is enabled hit shift about five times and you'll be able to turn it off

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    Re: Weird Keyboard Fault

    In addition, (in my experience) some users can be heavy handed causing keys to be permanently pushed down. Try pressing and releasing both shift keys.

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    Re: Weird Keyboard Fault

    Also well aimed spillages on the keyboard can short out the shift key.

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    Re: Weird Keyboard Fault

    Plus i find that XP seems to decide sometimes that one of either the shift, ctrl or window keys is down even if it actually is fine. Tap each on both sides a couple of times and that seems to remind it that it isn't on.

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