Re: ControlKey sticks

This is a long known Windows problem I am sure although I had thought it was
solved long before XP. It can happen with the ALT key too. Restarting
Windows or sometimes JAWS will fix it but mostly over the years just
alternately pounding one then the other control key or in the case of the
ALT key, alternately banging on them will free it up given enough time.

Often you will be typing along and hit the letter 'E' and find yourself in
Windows Explorer. back out and next thing you know you are back in it. I
understand that it happens to sighted people sometimes but I have never been
present when it does so I think it must have some relationship to Jaws.

Dale Leavens, Cochrane Ontario
dleavens@xxxxxxx
     Home of the Polar Bear Express!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <k8sp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: ControlKey sticks


Grant,

The control key sticking issue isn't related to the sticky keys feature of
Win
XP accessibility.  This occurs when sticky keys is not functioning.

I am certain of this as i've went into the sticky keys feature under the
keyboard tab and disabled it.

Steve
----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Hardy" <grant_hardy@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 7:32 PM
Subject: RE: ControlKey sticks


As I said guys, sticky keys is something that comes with Windows, and it is
put there for people who can't press more than one or two keys at the same
time. You can turn this feature off by going into the control panel and
choosing accessibility.

Regards,


-Grant Hardy
Email/MSN: grant_hardy@xxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Shane Hecker
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 3:10 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: ControlKey sticks

I've had it where the shift and insert keys stick. Sometimes, hitting the
key releases it, but not always and the only way to fix it is to restart. I
don't know if this has anything to do with it, but it got real bad after
installing dvd playing software.

Shane

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Quaiattini" <Peter_Quaiattini@xxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 10:09 AM
Subject: RE: ControlKey sticks


> I too have experienced this problem many, many times with all of the =
> modifier keys at one time or another.
> Along with alternately tapping each of the left and right ALT or SHIFT =
> or CTRL keys, I have also found the unloading and reloading JAWS =
> unfailingly cures the problem. This leads me to conclude that it is a =
> JFW problem.
> Regards,
> Peter Quaiattini=20
>
> From: "Paul J Traynor" <pjtraynor@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: ControlKey sticks
> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 13:56:39 -0000
>
> Hi,
>
> I have also had this. It is especially annoying when you have a hotkey
> set up  for word using: control plus alt plus w". I use the  "right
> alt/control key" and it causes word to attempt to load in safe mode.
>
> Paul.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Steve
> Sent: 24 March 2004 21:29
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: ControlKey sticks
>
>
> Phil,
>
> I've had the same issue on occasion.  I don't know if JFW is the
> perpetrator, but it has always occurred while JFW is running.
>
> On a few instances, I have successfully taken out my frustration by
> alternately banging each control key and the problem goes away.  At
> other times, I like you, have had to reboot.
>
> I'd be interested to know if the problem is more sidespread and I'll try
> to make note of which conditions seem to give rise to this in the
> future. Steve Lansing, MI
> ----- Original Message -----=20
> From: "Phil Halton" <philhalt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 2:00 PM
> Subject: ControlKey sticks
>
>
> Windows XP Home, JFW 5.0
> Occasionally, something happens where suddenly every key I hit is
> preceeded by the control key.  That is, Jaws says "control tab" every
> time I press the tab key.  And, its not just the tab key, but it happens
> for every and any key I press.  Its not just the control key either, but
> sometimes its been the control-shift combination or the Alt key or some
> other combination of the other meta keys.  I usually just restart (if
> possible) and that corrects the problem.  I assume its happening because
> I've hit some wierd key combination by mistake, but I'm not exactly
> certain.
>
> Any experience with this problem out there?=09
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