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Weird Behavior - It's like ESC key being pressed.

by Davep1967 / September 7, 2010 11:58 AM PDT

This is hard to explain but here it goes. Windows 7 Professional on a new PC Build. Once in a while it acts like the ESC key is being pressed repeatedly because as hover over an application in the task bar,(such as FireFox) it pops up the open windows, but they disappear within a second. This makes it impossible to choose. Also, ALT tab only allows one tab then goes away. ONe time I could not select a folder from a dialog, once again because it seemed ESC was being pressed.

I have to reboot then it's fine, but this has happened about 4 times so far and I don't know why.

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Even though a new build
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 7, 2010 11:00 PM PDT

have you tried tipping the keyboard upside down and shaking gently?

You would be surprised what comes out, Happy

Other than that, what about keyboard drivers?


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by Davep1967 / September 8, 2010 6:52 AM PDT

The keyboard is fine and I'm sure it's not a driver problem. It's a keyboard, nothing complicated. It doesn't do it all the time. I scanned for viruses and spyware..nothing.

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Re: keyboard
by Kees Bakker / September 8, 2010 6:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Keyboard

If the keyboard is fine and the driver is fine and there are no viruses, everything is fine. And still you have troubles.

I'd try another keyboard to start with. That's faster and easier than another driver or a reload of the OS. From the point of view of simplicity and reliability, the sequence is (1) PS/2, (2) USB, (3) wireless.


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