Hello, I get the message "word has detected that you are holding down the control key" after I discover that Word 2007 doesn't work very well, in particular, I can't highlight individual words to edit. This has happened twice; the last time, it ended on its own after I tried numerous changes to the settings in Word, none of which made any difference. I'm running Word 2003 with Windows 7 on a new HP ProBook 4530s.
Hello, I got the message "word has detected that you are holding down the control key"
I got the same message - and i was not touching any part of the key board - so it seems that the control key has a problem.
I have Windows 7and MS Office 2010 - but i don't think that's the problem. Its the key itself getting stuck whenever it is is used.
At First I had experienced - spontaneously changing Key board settings- (mixing up @ key with the " key)
Then other keys were re-arranged. Just before i got the message,"word has detected that you are holding down the control key" .... the computer screen froze - and all the tabs had a label with the function for them - WEIRD.
After fiddling with the ctrl key it unstuck and i was able to save my document and restart the PC.
I AM DEFINITELY RETURNING THIS HP PAVILION g6-1d70us Notebook PC.
I want a computer with keys that work ONLY when I press them - the way they are supposed to. Fred13, maybe u can do the same. If the key board if faulty, it has to be exchanged. It happens with machines. (18 May 2012)
I was excited to find this discussion and disappointed there wasn't a clear easy fix. My computer gives me this message with some regularity (1yr old Toshiba Satellite with Office 2010) and rebooting so far has resolved the problem. It's a pain though.