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Keyboard doesn't work right

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by markusw0207, Sep 11, 2015.

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  1. markusw0207

    markusw0207 Thread Starter

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    Using Windows 8, I have discovered that the shift key doesn't work. I have to use cap's lock. Every time I click the cap's lock, an ' appears. I have to delete that before typing my capital word. Without shift, I can't make many important punctuation marks like the exclamation point and the
    question mark. Using an on screen keyboard works, but it's so hard to move your mouse to click each letter. Also, the control key doesn't work. Earlier, whenever I typed the space, a space and a zero appeared. And now space works, but zero doesn't. Whenever I type zero, it become an 0. Not to mention that when I type one, 31 comes up, and when I type three, 31 comes up, too. Also, when I search something online, or save a PowerPoint, or anything else, it will bring something else up. For example, I want to search Mario online, before I can type ma, https://mail.go... comes up and I have to delete everything but the m and the a and start typing again. This started today, though I didn't download anything in the past week besides using http://www.youtube..., which is used by many others. I tried describing every problem to the best I could, and painfully typed with all the problems, so I hope someone answers. :) Please feel free to ask me
    questions. Please elaborate with both
    questions and answers. I will re-post this tomorrow if nobody answers or solves the problem. And then continue posting this every hour.
     
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    markusw0207 Thread Starter

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    NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS BEFORE
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Try a different keyboard.

    Do not start multiple threads on the same topic. You are encouraged to bump your thread if no reply for a day.
     
  4. markusw0207

    markusw0207 Thread Starter

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    How do I try a different keyboard if mine is attached to the laptop already
     
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    Most external keyboards made in the last half dozen or so years connect via USB or Bluetooth.
     
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