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Strange issue typing in Yahoo Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by sc2az95, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. sc2az95

    sc2az95 Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2009
    I have an odd issue with one of the computers in my organization. The user has an HP Pavilion DV6000 series laptop with Vista 32 Home Premium. Occasionally if he is sending a message through Yahoo Messenger, after tabbing from another window, instead of typing his intended message, Yahoo Messenger shows a keyboard layout sequence. For example, if he intends to type "Thank you", it shows "Asdfj Kl;"

    The only fix (temporary), is to tab to another program such as Outlook, compose an email message (characters show properly there)., then tab back to Yahoo Messenger and type away. This happens both with external Logitech cordless keyboard and the built in keyboard on the laptop. I have tried removing Yahoo Messenger and reinstalling, checked language settings on keyboard in control panel, uninstalled/reinstalled Logitech driver, replaced batteries in laptop.

    Anyone ever seen this before? I'm stumped, and google searches for problem almost always lead to a stuck shift or ALT key, which is not the case here.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Remember that even when using an external keyboard the original one is still effectively connected and working.

    At a guess I would start to blame the laptop keyboard, or at leat the connection to it.

    A real odd problem though.
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