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Why do my keys suddenly switch to commands when I'm typing?

  • Microsoft Word
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Last response: in Components
January 29, 2012 10:09:25 AM

I just got a new Toshiba laptop and right away I realized that when I was typing in MS Word each letter became a command (i.e.: p=print) for no reason that I can discern. I don't know if the keyboard is hyper sensitive and I'm hitting a strange combo of keys somehow, but it's happened several times and I can't type. I thought it might just be in MS Word but I couldn't type in my google search bar either. All I could do was cut my losses and restart the computer to get it to go back to normal. Please help.



P.S. I apologize if I put this in the wrong category. I'm really not good with this stuff :) 

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January 29, 2012 11:02:45 AM

Hi :) 

Its probably a faulty keyboard...try a USB keyboard plugged in...if that works fine , you need a new keyboard...

All the best Brett :) 
January 29, 2012 11:29:18 AM

sounds like you have a dodgy "Ctrl" key

holding control and pressing "p" is a shortcut to print in microsoft word

take it back to the shop you got it from