The Y Key

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Tashini, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Tashini

    Tashini New Member

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    I have the strangest issue - I did a clean install of Win 7 Home Edition on my HP laptop over the weekend and ever since that whenever I type anything involving the Y key, it jumps back several spaces OR highlights the text which ends up being deleted as I am a fast touch typist! I have checked to see if I have sticky keys on but they are turned off. I am just baffled by this and annoyed as I work off my laptop and I am having to keep retyping the same things over and over. Any clues out there?
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You may need a keyboard utility from HP.... It might also enable some special keys.
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Welcome to the forums,

    Do you observe the same behavior when typing slowly?

    Are you pressing any modifying keys with "Y"?

    Can you type "Y" in notepad?

    Do you run any software that adds hotkeys?
     
  4. Tashini

    Tashini New Member

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    Do you observe the same behavior when typing slowly? I did the one- finger typing thing and the same thing happened.

    Are you pressing any modifying keys with "Y"? Not that I am aware of

    Can you type "Y" in notepad? I'll give this a go when I get home and let you know but it has happened when using MSN, Word, Powerpoint,

    Do you run any software that adds hotkeys? no not that I am aware ... apart from MS Office, MAN Live Messenger and Comodo Security on.
     
  5. Tashini

    Tashini New Member

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    cybercore - yes I have the same issue when using notepad
     
  6. Tashini

    Tashini New Member

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    saltgrass I shall try the update you mentioned and let you know what happens - thanks :)
     

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