Re: Alt Key Problem

I can duplicate this under Windows XP. For some reason, on some keyboards at least, the right alt key not only performs it function, but seems to "push down", or even "lock", the control key, making it think that you want to press control in combination with the alt key. My advice is to *always* use the left alt key, which doesn't have this issue. I'm not sure of the direct cause, but I have certainly noticed this on my Windows XP machine, to which I rarely, if not ever, used the right alt key anyway. Hope that helps. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Geoff Connor" <gjconnor@xxxxxxx>

To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 6:26 PM
Subject: Alt Key Problem


Good morning everyone. I'm currently using Jaws 8.0 and Windows Vista Home
Premium. I am having a problem with 1 of my alt keys. Sometimes, when I go
to close a program with alt-f-4, I'll press the right alt key along with the
f-4 key and Jaws will say, alt-control-f-4. I thought I was having trouble
with both of my alt keys until I was having trouble with the right alt key
one day and press the left alt key with the f-4 key and it worked just fine.
The program I had open closed just like that. My right alt key doesn't act
up all the time, but when it does, it's a pain because it's the one I use
most to close programs that I have open. What could be my problem? Is there something wrong with Jaws? Is there something wrong with my keyboard? Is it
a windows issue? I'd sure like to get this fixed. Any help would be
appreciated.

Cheers.

Geoff

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