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XP-MSWord Press Enter For Several Seconds

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RHurlburt, Apr 23, 2004.

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  1. RHurlburt

    RHurlburt Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2003
    Happened to my neighbor and I frankly don't know what it is:
    He was in MSWord, XP, and pressed the "Enter" key and held it for several seconds. He said a window popped up, he didn't read the message and just clicked on the "X" to close.

    He then began typing and all the letters were upper case, even pressing on the shift key and typing a letter would not change the size. He then clicked on Shift for a few seconds and all the letters were lower case. He close out of MSWord, logged back on, no change. He kept pressing the Shift key for a couple of seconds and the upper/lower would change.

    I looked at all the "Shortcut" keys available (I think) but could never find just pressing the "Shift".

    Somehow, he got part of it working properly (it even got to the point that NO character would display if he typed it). Of course, I didn't attempt to try it on my machine and yesterday morning I went over and it now does just well. Apparently after being shut down and booting back up, it has returned to normal.

    Anyone know what this is? As I said, not wanting to experiment here, but if someone already understands this, it would be nice to know.

    Like I told him ... if it hurts doing that ... then don't do that!

  2. RHurlburt

    RHurlburt Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2003
    Since there are no replies, I finally found the problem.

    If you press "Enter" for approximately 8 seconds, a window appears which has the capability of setting several options for accessibility. One of which happens to be reaction of pressing keys.

    My friend, when he "X'd" out, inadvertently left a setting that made the keys react in a delay fashion.

    To see what I mean ... do it.
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