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Reverse Functions on Keyboard/Mouse!


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Dear Geek Members!

Hello! After extended research on my problem, I am apparentely the only one in the Universe that this has happend to (but deep down inside I can't see that as true) By the way, I have Microsoft Windows XP. However this also happened when I had Windows 98.

I have encountered an unusual problem with no logical explanation. Sometimes I will have an internet site oepn and a document, and I will go to press a funtion such as to highlight, capitalize, just about anything, and my finder will tcouch a key by mistake (seems to be a left handed key most of the time) and all of a sudden everything I enter is reversed. For example: A letter I want capitalized will be lowercase, if I press the CAPS LOCK key everything will be in lowercase. If I go to highlight a sentence, it will hightlight EVERYTHING else BUT that sentense. I suddenly cannot scroll up or down with my trackball or arrows. If I click on SAVE and close the page I am on, the exact duplicate shows up behind it. OPPOSITE BEING THE KEY WORD! The only way I can break this cycle is to actually turn off my computer and restart it. Any ideas? Is there some shortcut key combination on my keyboard or mouse I am pressing! It drives me crazy!

Hope someone can help! :whistling:
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Go to Control Panel / Regional and Language Settings / Languages / [select setting]

Put this setting to English(United States).

You have inadvertently set it to some other language probably.

Also, when you do this, hit the ctrl and z key and see if it is switched back. You have to do this as soon as it happens because the ctrl-z key combo reverses the most recent action performed.

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Edited by SRX660, 07 September 2006 - 04:54 PM.

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oh gosh! Im so glad to see you had the SAME EXACT problem I just had - keyboard - mouse - everything - exactly. The one above answer did not help me, but I eventually got my [bleep] working.

 

Here's how I troubleshot it. And I'm on windows 7 if it matters to you NERDS! (I see the main post was talking about an older windows)

 

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I began by replacing my keyboard with a little dinky spare keyboard I had, and that did not fix the problem........ initially.

 

But after a few minutes (painful, frustrating minutes) all problems vanished, and I was thrilled! So I plugged my main keyboard back in and all problems returned!

 

So I plugged the dinky keyboard back in, and once again, after a few minutes all problems vanished.

 

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I tested the above scenario many times to make sure it wasn't a fluke. And sure as [bleep], something about my main keyboard is screwing with my computer.


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