Key combination of alt-shift-x becomes alt-x

eldiener

Senior Member
#1
If I press alt-shift-x, where x is some alphabetic key, Windows 8 treats this as alt-x instead. Does anybody know why this might be happening ? I know that the shift key is working since in Windows 7 it works properly.
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#2
Because there is no such thing as [shift] + [alt] + [x] so the computer assumes you must want [alt] + [x]... which is keycode [0058] btw.

What was you trying to do, would help here... [windows key] + [x] perhaps?
windows key.jpg
fyi this opens the manu in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10.
 


eldiener

Senior Member
#3
Because there is no such thing as [shift] + [alt] + [x] so the computer assumes you must want [alt] + [x]... which is keycode [0058] btw.

What was you trying to do, would help here... [windows key] + [x] perhaps?
View attachment 30911 fyi this opens the manu in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10.
I can not believe that you think that the alt-shift-x key combination does not exist on the typical computer keyboard. What utter nonsense.
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#4
Are you a unix guy perhaps? ... they have an alt-shift key combination but Windows tends to use the [ctrl] key mate.
 


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