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    Everytime I use the left shift button, I get a search window (windows XP)

    this is driving me crazy
    I've searched everywhere on line and haven't found an answer yet


    edit: i now see that the right shift brings up a yahoo internet browser pops up.

    anyone know?

    again, everytime i hit the shift button, a "search results" the search window for xp pops up, and minimizes world of warcraft or whatever game i'm playing.

    thanks !!!!!!!!
    Last edited by Skylark; 01-07-2007, 06:52 PM.
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    Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

    Wish i could help ya man. I assume youve tried all the usual culprits?


    Do you have any keyboard/mouse software installed? my logitech software causes crazy things to happen so I cant really run it.

    Could it be the keyboard? are you shure you (or someone in your house) havent spilled anything on it? Do you have a spare keyboard laying around to test this?

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    • #3
      Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

      I figured it out!

      Water in my keyboard. I guess my wife must have spilled some. I picked the keyboard up to clean it, thinking that could be a problem and water POURED out onto my lap.

      At that point, it stopped working completely. A quick trip to walmart and everything is fine.

      Weird.
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      • #4
        Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

        Didn't it like, splash when you typed on it...?
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        • #5
          Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

          You can probably just disconnect it and let it dry out. It will probably work correctly once it's dry.
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          • #6
            Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

            ^ ditto....if it was water, mountain dew just doesnt agree with hardware as much as id like it to. :)

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            • #7
              Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

              You might be able to save it even if it was drenched in sticky stuff.

              Completly submerge it is water multiple times to make sure all the bad stuff is washed out then dry completly.

              My daughter dumped a dr pepper on my wireless keyboard and this worked. As long as no corrosion takes place and it is completly dry when plugged back in could work.

              Then again might not.
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              • #8
                Re: Windows shift key gone crazy

                The IT guy at the last company I worked for stuck keyboards in the shower when they got coke dumped in them. He let them air dry for a few days then used the for replacements.
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