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Question: Need help-keyboard skips letters when typing

O.K., i have tried numerous keyboards but they all do the same thing to me. like on myspace, i will be typing a letter and i look up at the scren and 5-10 letters are missing???

if anyone has any ideas please reply

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this keyboard is very unforgiving. I have have to slow my typing speed by at least half and I still miss letters and spaces in everything I type, it is VERY annoying. Is there any fix for this problem. It is as if this keyboard was designed for "hunt and peck" people.I even had to go back and add a letter (two letters) in this short message.... grrrrr. I should add that I have tried adjusting the speed in controlpanel but it isno help. If I don't strike the key precisely in the middle it will likely not register a letter, symbol, or space. The spacebar is expecially maddening, if I press the lower edge of it, I get nothing. I have never had this problem before on a computer.  Any help??? Julien

Answer:Keyboard on dm4-1165dx laptop skips letters and spaces const...

I'm having the same problem. If i hit the space bar on the lower left edge, nothing happens. I have to hit it exactly in the middle. Very Very annoying.

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

OTHER NOTES:
In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 computer with the Dell keyboard that came with it. I've had it for almost 5 years. The past few weeks, I've had problems with the keyboard not inputting the letters I type. I'll type a sentence or 2 and look up to see only 1/2 of the first sentence is there.
This mostly happens when I'm posting on online forums. It has yet to happen when I'm working in Word.

Any ideas anyone?
Thanks
Barbara

Windows XP Home Edition
 

Answer:Keyboard not typing all the letters

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Hi guys,

I just bought a new optical keyboard and mouse (made by kensington and quite cheap). The mouse is fine, but I've got problems with the keyboard. I realised that I was having trouble typing in passwords and things as it was doing strange things, so I decided to test it out in notepad. I realised that although certain keys are typing fine (mainly the outside ones), some of the inside ones are doing very odd things. e.g. the 'y' key shuts down my computer, the 'n' or 'm' key seems to type about 3 different letters and it goes on, certain keys open up new windows, and other functions in windows start happening, and I can't figure out why. Any ideas?

Sam
 

Answer:keyboard typing random letters etc.

do you have any of the key locks / mum lock set ?
 

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Most of the letters come out ok, but some of the keys writes wrong letters e.g. key with letter 'I' gives '5', 'O' gives '6', etc. And it's not the problem of keyboard layout, it's U.S. English and never been changed to another one. Problem persist in each application including command prompt. OS is XP Pro. Norton didn't detect any virus. Anyone has a clue?

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong letters

try chaging the keyboard layout to UK English

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why is my keyboard typing small letters when caps lock is on and vice versa

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Have a Dell xps 400 computer and my keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters. changed keyboard from Dell to Logitech but its still the same.
Can anyone help.

P. S. Did a system resoter to 31 Aug but still no change.

Answer:[SOLVED] Keyboard typing letters

Do you have Num Lock on?

Is it all the keys?

Dave

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My mother's computer started having issues with the keyboard, recently. I'll say it how i see it, but obviously, i might be missing something.

When typing the letter q on the keyboard, "qt" comes up. w and e are fine, r types "re". This happens with two different keyboards. I brought by my (this) keyboard, and it worked fine, but i only tried for a minute. On her computer, i tried both a ps2 and usb keyboard (native for both, no adapters).

Right now, if i try to login, when i click on a user, it fills in the password field (as if there was a stuck key) and tells me the caps lock is on. Capslock button does turn it off, but it did not look like backspace was doing anything. The bios did not complain of a stuck button. Safe mode (i happened to try with networking) has the same issue. No issue using the keyboard before windows loads.

Using teamviewer from my computer to hers is tough. I can hit capslock with sometimes works, keys sometimes work and sometimes don't, if it types in two letters, i can use the mouse to highlight one (to overwrite) when continuing. With a lot of effort and time i can login. Clicking icons on the desktop does not work, from the start menu does.

I tried hitting the helper menu to get the on screen keyboard for logging on. The first time i tried, it came up and worked. Now the button doesn't do anything.

I went into Device Manager (early on, when i could still do things) and deleted the keyboard. It made me reboot, but didn't se... Read more

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Just tried again via TeamViewer. I can delete in the password field, but it acts as if there is a stuck key. (This is different than the last time i tried.) The form with the option for the on screen keyboard now does come up, but the keyboard is an empty frame and the mouse cursor (while over the frame) shows the circle of waiting.

This is weird. It's like Schrodinger's cat or something. The problem changes every time i look at it!

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Things that I've tried:

Pressing FN+NUMLCK.
Removing my keyboard drivers.
Simple restart of the pc.
Sytem restore.

Please can you help me out?
 

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Answer:Why is my keyboard typing numbers and not letters

You've apparently turned on the number pad on your keyboard. Press Fn+NmLk keys to toggle it off.

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My keyboard sometimes keys the wrong letters like when i hit the s key it types xs. Also sometimes when i hit the a key it turns the caps lock on. I just want to know what the heck is wrong with it.

Answer:my keyboard keeps typing the wrong letters

i have the same problem can someone help

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I am running Windows XP and I have a Logitech Internet Keyboard. For some reason it has changed over to American layout (@ is on Key 2 and # is on Key 3). The Language set-up on the computer is United Kingdon English and everything seems OK but there is no option under Keyboard in the Control Panel to change language! It is shown as Easy Internet Keyboard. Any assistance appreciated

Answer:Keyboard typing American letters

Control panel, Regional language options, languages tab,

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I ran the hijack this....here are the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:36:23 PM, on 4/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Real\Update\setup\setup.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\GUEST~1.YOU\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp1.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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When I am typing on my keyboard that came with my computer, it misses letters.  I type on several other keyboards and they all work fine so I don't think it is my touch.  Had this for 3 months now and Best Buy refuses to take care of the problem for me.  Can anybody help me?

Answer:Keyboard misses letters when typing

Hello @BCTVK, I understand that you are having issues with your touch keyboard missing letters when typing on your HP  ENVY 23. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As with this I can provide you with accurate information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Hi,

I have an hp laptop and my keyboard is being acting very weird. When pressing almost all the keys, i get a group of letters. For example, when pressing "v" i get "bgv". some of them stopped responding at all. I used to get "1qa" when pressing "q", but now it doesnt even respong. Also, the on-screen keyboard shows that both shifts are pressed.

Can anyone help me with this?
 

Answer:Keyboard is typing several letters instead of one needed

Try an external (USB) keyboard
If that works without issue, then it sounds as though your laptop keyboard is faulty (dust or moisture)
You could try blowing it out with high compressed air (compressed air cans can be purchased from many electronic or computer tech stores)
But you may need to replace the faulty keyboard
 

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This has been happening every other day for me recently where I will be typing and my keyboard will randomly start typing the wrong letters or pressing certain keys will open the menu bar, but my computer to sleep or just type completely random letters. I've googled it once before and found that I should change the settings in control panel > regional and language settings which worked for me once but lately it doesn't.

I've even purposely added a foreign language and then re added my normal one (UK) but hasn't helped, it was already on the proper settings anyway. The last two times it has happened was on the night and left my keyboard unplugged, the next day I plugged my keyboard back into the tower while the computer was still loading up and it has been working fine now and did the same again last night. I don't know why it does this? Also google suggested a FN key but my keyboard doesn't have one.

Answer:My keyboard keeps typing wrong letters every now and then

Hello welcome to TSF! Have you tried another keyboard?

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Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:X40: keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Press shift + scrlk (above F11). 

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My laptop keeps typing numbers as opposed to letters on certain keys.

I have run my antivirus programme and it is clear ? I am running Windows XP.

Any ideas as to what to do? I have checked the languages and all seems ok there. I have run my spyware and privacy guardian. All reports clear.

Basically, I am now stuck as to what else to try........

Hope someone can help.

Answer:Keyboard typing numers, not letters on certain keys

Hi,

Many laptop keyboards have a section which can be used for numeric data entry only.

These keys are normally just a block of the main QWERTY keyboard and accessed by using a Function key.

You have probably got the keyboard into this "mode"

hth

Ceri

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Answer:Typing French letters on a British keyboard

You need to load the French and German Spell checkers. Type as normal then do a spell check and point the spellchecker to the relevant language. It will change them for you.

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has anyone had a problem with your keyboard typing
random letters and numbers when you try to type? If so
do you know what causes it or how to fix it? thanks!
 

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Answer:My keyboard stopped typing letters or numbers

Have you tried a wired PS-2 keyboard (the old type with the circular plug)

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
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\,so me ttP[YPING /LOOKSlalittlelike /tgisi]/k /iTBgetsannotingafterbawhileno.spacewo[]rokingno[[]]-.-
 

Answer:keyboard on laptop typing wrong letters

That is most likely a virus, you need to run a full scan with your antivirus and make sure it isn't compromised. I would also recommend you move this to the malware forum, then you will get it touch with people that are certified to help you with this.
 

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Hi,

I was wandering if anyone can help me out.
My laptop keeps typing extra letters.

So when I am typing let's say the word dogg. "dog" I am frustrated
Can someone tell me if I need to send this back to the shop or is their something I can try to fix the problem.

Thhis is an example line I am not such a bad speller.
This is just howw my laptop is typing please help me because I am pulling my hair out.

Thanks

I am running windows 8.1

Answer:Satellite C50-A-1DV - keyboard typing multiple letters

Connect the external USB keyboard and check if the same ?double letters? issue would appear using such external USB keyboard.

If the double letters symptoms will not appear using external keyboard, then the internal notebook keyboard must be faulty.

This would mean that the internal keyboard must be replaced to fix the issue.
But if the double letter will appear even using the external keyboard, then the keyboard controller (part of the motherboard) could be affected.

Not quite sure if this could be fixed by BIOS update but in case your BIOS is not up to date, try to update the BIOS.

Otherwise I would recommend you to contact Toshiba authorized service provider for an check.

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
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I have an IBM laptop that is typing numbers instead of letters on the keyboard.
I am running windows XP on the laptop.
I had an external keyboard attached to the laptop and it works fine.
Things I have tried:
turning off the number lock
disabling macros

thanks
 

Answer:IBM Laptop keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Hello! I had the same problem! The "Num Lk" key activates the numeric keyboard (blue characters). The "Fn" (Function Key) will turn it off, or vice-versa (can't remeber exactly)! Anways, just press the "num lk" and the "fn" key and it should return to normal!
 

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Seems to only affect the right portion of the keyboard. SP2 Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL

Answer:[SOLVED] keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

hi welcome to TSF

sounds like the numlock is enabled.

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Answer:KeyBoard Buttons are typing the wrong letters

Did you set your keyboard language to US or UK.
Go into the control panel and click Regional and Language Options, click the Languages tab, click Details button, then check in the box to make sure English (United Kingdom) and under Keyboard you have United Kingdom. If this is what you prefer.

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when i hit letters in my applications, it says im hitting numbers, and even when i hit the numbers on my keyboard, it starts going "1,2,3,4,5" ect. just from hitting 1 number. for instance when i go on youtube and hit 1 on a video player, its supposed to keep taking me to a certain part of the video, but it just keeps going forward until it restarts and then goes through again. also when i play minecraft and i try changing my settings, if i want to set "move left" to "a" it says i it number 1!?!? i know a good bit about computers, but this is just BAFFLING me, i have looked ALL OVER this website and all of the people that had this problem just had there NUM lock on, and i cant use any applications while this problem is going on, so please, anyone, help me out

Answer:Keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters? (NUM LOCK IS NOT ON)

If this is a laptop see if this helps.

If you're writing numbers instead of letters when you press the keyboard of your laptop and you must hold down the Function key (Fn) to write normally.

This is due to the fact that the digital lock is activated. To solve this, simply press the Fn+Numlk or depending of the model, press the button or Fn + Shift +Numlk

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Yesterday the computer was fine, but today the some of the keys on the keyboard are typing numbers and letters at the same time.
 
For example, when I type "a" it shows up as "a1". These are the keys its doing that on:
 
a1 d3 f4 8i j7 k8 l9 9o 0p 1q 4r s2 7u 2w 
 
I've tried:
Ctrl + Shft,
updating the driver
System Resore from a week ago
booting in safe mode (still had the same problem)
running a scan from Microsoft Securtiy Essentials (Came up clean)
Can anyone help? I haven't spilled anything on it

Answer:Keyboard typing numbers and letters at same time.

That can be a sign that your keyboard has failed.Now I have to ask this (there is a reason I ask but will go into more detail if the answer is yes)Do you happen to have Xfinity/Comcast as your internet provider?

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I have had my del laptop for about a year and a half. everything has ben fine, but earlier today, my cat walked acros the keybaord, and now, as you may be able to se, it won't alowe me to type double leters or even backspace. i've given up trying to corect my typing so i apologize for the erors. i did some research and found some people with similar prolbems, but they were al with newer laptops. ive never had this problem before and i am prety sure it's the result of my cat probably hiting a key or something. regardles, i do not know how to fix it. i cant scrol using the aros, type properly, or even backspace. i can't even highr my volume. can anyone help me?

Answer:laptop keyboard not typing double letters or

First try System restore to any date before the incident (preferably a few days or a week). If that does not work, uninstall the keyboard in device manager and restart, that should allow windows to reinstall the drivers. The cat probably hit a strange combination of keys like ctrl+Shift+something else and you could look all day and not find the options to correct it directly. One of these should help. In the future, put the system into sleep if you walk away for a few minutes (or close the lid), Hibernate if for longer, and shut down for hours or overnight.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Hi

my mother has a Toshiba Equium, and has just phoned to say that its stopped typing the letters "s", "d" and "g" - does anyone have any ideas why this would happen?

Thanks, Clare

Answer:Re: Equium's keyboard has suddenly stopped typing some letters

Hi

Looks like a keyboard malfunction...
In my opinion you should contact the ASP technician in order to replace the keyboard.
The point is that it?s not possible to replace the single buttons... of course you can replace the key caps but nit the full button...

Therefore a keyboard replacement would be necessary in order to solve this problem.

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I recently bought an L750D-14R laptop and it has problems with the keyboard completely skipping letters when typing.

If I type any faster than the pace of 1 finger on each hand then I may as well give up typing altogether.
Has anyone else had a similar problem and if so is there a fix?

Answer:Satellite L750D-14R - Keyboard misses letters when typing

Hi

Yes, I know such issue.
As far as I know this has been fixed by BIOS update?

Check the Toshiba European driver page and download the latest BIOS for your notebook model.
Update the BIOS and check how it works.

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My Satellite C55-B803 laptop keyboard has started typing double letters all of a sudden.

When I press "a" it comes as "aa"and when I press backspace both "aa"are gone. On screen keyboard works fine. I have tried all possible ways..cleaning keyboard and changing keyboard settings also.

Pls do help ..

Answer:Keyboard on my Satellite C55-B803 is typing double letters

Does the same issue happen if you would use external USB keyboard?

If external USB keyboard would work properly, the double letters problem is related to the internal keyboard malfunction.
Then there is just one solution: keyboard replacement.

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Hello. I have just received my Y700 a couple weeks ago and have noticed that while im typing it intermittently types double letters. It iis not all the time, but as you can see it just happened. It happens more when i am typing full words and sentences quickly, and not while trying one letter at at time trying to provokke it to happen. I had hoped after all windows updates were finished it would fix itself. it is getting quite annoying to have to correct everything I type. It is a brand new laptop so not to happy about this. Has anyone else with this laptop experienced this? I have updated all the drivers and seems to happen in any program i have tried.  If anyone has any insight to whether this is a hardware problem or some sort of software/driver problem, please let me know.  thanks

Answer:Y700 keyboard intermittently typing double letters...

This is happening to me, too, and it's driving me crazy. All drivers are up to date and it happens no matter what program I use. It does not seem to be restricted to any particular key or keys. Please let me know if you figure it out!

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My Pavilion laptop intermittently types double letters.  I'm running windows 8.1 and the unit is about 6 weeks old.  It has done this eever since I got it.  I've look at other links to problems similar and checked the double key rate.  Also I've pluged in a generic keyboard and it appears not to do it.  Any specific suggestions?Thanks

Answer:keyboard intermittently typing double letters and numbers

Hi Jimfh, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Pavilion Notebook  and keyboard issues. Here is a link to uninstall the keyboard. Restart the computer after uninstalling, it should reinstall automatically. If this does not help, what you can do, is use the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process: Step 1. Open link: www.hp.com/contacthp/ Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detectStep 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone number Case number and phone number appear.They will be happy to assist you immediately. Let me know how this goes. Thanks.

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My friend is having a keyboard problem on his laptop. Basically words a read with numbers in between. Examples include:

o9o9h e3r4m
no9thi8ng he3lp0e3d
no9thng hap0p0e3ni8ng

Any help gratefully appreciated.
 

Answer:Laptop keyboard typing random numbers between letters

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Ok, so I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, but I wanted Professional because I heard it takes advantage of the dual core thing when Home doesn't, so I installed Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition 2005 and then upgraded to Service Pack 2. I didn't do anything on the computer before upgrading to Service pack 2, except register the computer and things, which I found out my problem. When entering my Email, instead of the @ sign coming up, the " sign came up.. here is a list of the keys that shouldn't be coming out when the button(s) is/are pressed(Note, I have an American Keyboard and an American copy of Windows):

Shift+2="
Shift+3=
Shift+`=
Shift+'[email protected]
Not this / but the other slash=#
Shift+Not this / but the other slash=~

Is there anything known to fix this? Because this is getting very annoying, and I just want my keyboard to be normal lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance,
-Mr. Waffles
 

Answer:Keyboard buttons are typing wrong letters/symbols

Can anyone help me with this problem please?
 

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

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Hello,

I have 2 problems and would love to hear your thoughts. (Bold)
Before couple weeks ago, my mouse started to act weird, like it stops moving for couple second and I hear the sound of a new device plugged in then it goes back to work, afterwards ... it stopped going back, a restart was a must for it to continue working EVEN THO the mouse lights were still on.

In few days, the keyboard of the laptop it self (built in) stopped typing some letters (back-space, enter, D, I), I've booted into a portable OS and the keys weren't working too, I assume it's hardware problem.

I went and bought new mouse and an external keyboard, the same USB problem that happened with the old mouse happened, I thought it could be some drivers or some software interupting, I formatted my PC and the problem still persists! BUT I do not remember the USB disconnecting or any sort when the windows was FRESH and not connected to the internet (were some drivers could be installed through windows itself).

Laptop is N53SN ASUS Laptop.

- Built-in keyboard: any thoughts? And what shall I do about it? Replace or is there something I can do other than replacing?
- USB disconnection, the lights still work on both keyboard and the mouse when they disconnect, I have disabled the "Power management setting" that makes the PC turn off the USB ports for power-saving.


Thanks, and sorry if I missed any needed information, it's my first topic.

Answer:USB ports disconnecting / Keyboard stopped typing some letters

Hello and welcome Killer mate no need to get a new KB yet a few more specs would be handy though mate.

Now assuming you haven't tried them out have you downloaded the drivers for either the external KB - presuming again it is a specified manufacturer or the inbuilt KB?

For the machine drivers they are here
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download N53SN

As a matter of interest how old is the machine?

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this is what happens when I press the period key: .56-mvxzc
the l key repetitively: l7l79ljl7l79l7l7sad
the o key: oqe or orwqe depending on how long I hold it downm



HEL
P!!!!

Answer:laptop keyboard typing weird letters/numbers

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have a secondary keyboard to try?

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Hello all! So I looked around the forums for an answer before I posted, and I found a topic that was about this same problem. The person finally solved the problem by system restoring their laptop to before September 19th. I did this and disabled automatic update installation, and I was fine. Then yesterday my dad was using my laptop to look something up. Apparently he thought it would be "helpful" to install any updates I had, and he updated my laptop before he gave it back. Today the problem came back, where I'll be typing and my keyboard will decide to give me numbers instead of letters. I tried another system restore, but it didn't list any days before the beginning of October as options, no matter how hard I looked, so I can't possibly restore to before September 19th. Is there any way I can get rid of this problem, or did my dad just ruin my laptop?

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HiAs mentioned above.. My notebook started typing weirdly and my caps lock key used to have a white LED light indicator but its not showing suddenly.. (the caps lock key is still functioning)As for the other parts of the keyboard.. when i type ' l ' the letter ' l3 ' would come out.. When i type ' i ' the letter 'oi' would appear.. It is typing joined letters randomly.. Typing ' o ' would be hitting enter and O at the same time.. I've tried almost all the suggestion in the forum but its still not working for me.. caps LED still not working and keyboard still typing weirdly  I even formatted the whole notebook totally without recovery and downloaded the latest software from HP.. Still not working..  Any suggestions? Would it be a hardware issue?  Thank you for taking your time to look into my problemPS: my laptop is in super duper good condition  cheersivan  

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I spilt a drink on my 7 year old notebook and today the G, H and other keys are giving me help commands, spell checks etc instead of simply typing letters! Has anyone ever come across this problem and know what can be done to resolve it? Wondered whether to unistall the driver and then reinstall? Any help is very appreciated.

Answer:Satellite 4080 - keys on keyboard not typing letters, but commands!

Hi,

Maybe is that a Problem with the contacts from your Keyboard. A possible for that Problem is, contacted your Service Partner in your Country.

By

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HelloWe have an issue where our users of the Lenovo Yoga type in Word or Excel.Whilst typing a sentence users have reported a series of sevens (7777777777) appearing like that randomly throughout.  Sometimes random letters too.  This sequence does not stop until you press Enter. You have to constantly keep deleting and restarting a sentence. This happens when using an external USB keyboard and monitor.  Our Yogas do not have NUMLOCK function on the laptop itself.  Any help solving this mystery would be appreciated! thank you

Answer:Keyboard randomly inserts numbers/letters whilst typing

Hi Redr,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with mistyping the letters on your Lenovo Yoga.
 

Please let us know is the system is Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga or Lenovo Ideapad Yoga?
Check with booting the system into safe mode and check if the issue persists in that also.
Check with uninstalling all keyboard adapters from device manager.

Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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The number row & first row of letters are typing letters & numbers at the same time. Arrow keys are also not working. I have checked keyboard settings, language settings, "num lock" & various "fn" & other key combinations. I have uninstalled & reinstalled keyboard driver. I have reset  BIOS to defualt settings. I have factory reset entire laptop as last resort. Nothing has worked. No spills or sprays on laptop. Th8is 8is h9o2w 8it ty0p3es b3ef9o4r3e *I d3el3et3e all th3e n7umb3e4rs. HELP!  

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Hi everyone ! My yoga 500 has this very annoying issue since yesterday (after an update on i-tunes, I don't know if this is related...): - Anything I type on the physical keyboard appears "s" letter, even if I type on the numbers or enter- I restarted many times- The screen keyboard works ok- I can't even log in when I start from the keyboard, I have to switch to tablet mode and use the screen keyboard- I started fresh with a clean installation of Windows as suggested in Windows 10 recovery advanced startup   > didn't help- I checked the language of the keyboard, that is OK-There is no Nmlock key on my keyboard, but I tried a few Shift/Alt combinations proposed on the web forums> didn't help Does anyone had the same issue ?I looked for the solution on this forum but couldn't find, hope I don't repost anything already discussed and apologies if that was the case. I am writing this form a different notebook and hope I can get help from experts ! Have a great day

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Hello,

I have a Satellite C660 laptop. The keys are driving me crazy! They keep sticking, and miss letters I have pressed.
As a touch typist this is very frustrating.

I'm not very PC litterate - so if someone can give me a simple solution I'd really appreciate it.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard issue - missing letters while typing

You know what?
I think I?ve found a solution to your issue?

I checked the Toshiba Knowledge database which you can find on the Toshiba European page and this document could be interesting for you:

*Keyboard Issues with the Satellite/Satellite Pro L670 & C660 Series Notebooks*
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB1103370000R02.htm

Please perform a BIOS Update in order to solve this issue?

Good luck!

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Keyboard in question = Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite - Model 1011

I've had it for about a year now. Intermittently it suddenly won't accept a keystoke. I am typing away and hit a key and nothing happens. Sometimes another keystroke will be accepted and sometimes it won't. At first I thought it was lag cause I had a MMORPG going but it is doing it without any strain on the computer.

Then just as suddenly, it will accept the keystroke and let me continue typing till it wants to act up again. This can happen in moments or hours.

I just discovered that I cleared the problem this time by pushing the "channel connect" button on the underside of the keyboard. The batteries are good. I use top line rechargeable and replace them every few weeks.

Any idea what might be causing this glitch and how I might correct it? I really like the keyboard and hate the thought of having to buy another. They aren't cheap.

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
AMD Athelon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
4 GB DDR Ram
Windows XP 64 Pro
 

Answer:Msft Wireless Keyboard skips letters or "freezes"

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I have had this problem for nearly a month. When I type anywhere in IE it does this: "the quick rownfx jumped overthe lazy dg". It works fine in Firefox (but I dont like it) and works fine in Notepad or Wordpad etc. Here is what I have done so far.

Replaced Keyboard. (Gates you owe me $15.)
Gone though the "Add-ons" one by one.
Uninstalled Google Earth.
Uninstalled Itunes.
I spent 2 hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech Support.
They had me turning things on and off and still no solution. (I had plans to go see Jeff Dunham so I had to go. He was great BTW.)

Everything I have searched for has never had a solution.
HELP!!

Thanks

Jeremy

Answer:skipng leters we typing in intrnet exprer (Skipping Letters In Typing in IE)

Welcome to TSF

Go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab/ Reset button.

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When typing online (emails, on websites, etc.) the cursor will jump to another section of the text.

Answer:Typing skips to another section

by chance are you using a wireless mouse? if so maybe batteries are getting low

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I ran mawarezbytes, removed 186 virus's... can't start in safe mode... get blue screen of death pertaiting to a virus issue.. Internet connects intermitely.
 
Now malwarez says no virus ,but I know it it still here... I Just don't know what or where... I have a hijack this log... looking for suggestions...will not allow me to run a repair of the os with the disk.  I have ran a check disk, it shows nothing.. The mouse is very jumpy on the screen and while I type it misses letters.  I can start windows normally but the pc runs very hot and will shut down after being on or a short time.
Nothing in google will open up, not google voice, mail search nothing..
 
After a restart I get a box that pops up that says solution center and wants me to inserta disk or pick a location. I am not even sure what this is pertaining to at all.. solutioncenter.msi can't be found.. It could be for my printer maybe? But haven't done anything with the printer for it to have changed. 

Answer:Skips while typing and will not start in safe mode.

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop that is about 2 yrs. old. About a month ago I noticed that as I type in ANY program (emails, word, this post) I will type sentences and the
cursor annoyingly skips to another part of the text. It has done it several times as I type this post. It seems to happen randomly. any ideas?
 

Answer:Cursor skips to another portion of text when typing

From: http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache...ousepad+while+typing&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca

'TOUCHPAD and MOUSE POINTER ? TO CUSTOMIZE
Right click Desktop to open Personalize
Go to: BUTTONS
BUTTON CONFIGURATION
Select: Right Handed or Left Handed
DOUBLE CLICK SPEED: I set the slider to the slowest setting ( if too fast, double clicks won?t open files)
Click Lock: Select this if you want it
POINTER OPTIONS:
MOTION:
Select a POINTER SPEED: I set mine at the fastest ? makes the touchpad fly (This technically controls the mouse buttons, but makes also touchpad feel faster)
Check: Enhance pointer precision
Visibility: check: Hide pointer while typing
DEVICE SETTINGS:
Click on the SETTINGS tab:
First, click on Overview to open the tree and read the overview of the controls.
TAPPING: If you want to be able to tap on your touch pad, set the controls for Tapping, tap and drag, and tap zones.
BUTTONS: Double click on Buttons to open the tree and set the controls:
Left ButtonAction: Primary Click
Right Buton Zction: Secondary Click
VIRTUAL SCROLLING: Double click on Virtual Scrolling to open the tree and set the controls:
Check: Enable vertical scrolling and/or enable horizontal scrolling
LONG DISTANCE SCROLLING
Check Enable coasting, if you want that option, and Enable Edge Motion when scrolling
SCROLLING SPEED: Set slider for scrolling speed. I set mine at the slowest
Adjust SCROLLING REGION
SCROLLING SELECTION: I checked: Scroll i... Read more

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Just bought a new Ideapad S405 with Windows 8 from Staples. When moving the cursor around the screen with the touchpad, particularly when trying to navigate details such as lists and small icons, it jumps and skips to the point of frustration. It's virtually impossible to click and highlight a piece of text because of this issue. I've also noticed some problems with the cursor moving while it is resting and I am typing. I have installed the latest Synaptics drivers and rebooted my system. I have tried to follow the instructions here as well, but have been unable to find the "tap off when typing" option they're talking about. I'm returning this laptop if I can't find a solution. A tool that's so basic needs to work properly to make a new machine worth it. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Cursor skips and jumps (when moving and resting/typing) -- Ideapad S405

that link is for an ALPS touchpad. The S405 has the synaptics touchpad, I'm pretty sure for all S405s but I could be wrong. You can check that in Device Manager under 'Mice and other Pointing Devices'.. The Synaptics touchpad settings have a ton of settings, but I see nothing related to disabling the touchpad or tapping while typing.I have the S405 also and have no such issues as you are having.Have you checked if any processes in Task Manager are eating your CPU possibly leading to a stuttery cursor?

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A few months ago I began having problems when typing emails in Outlook Express. Font changes in the middle of a word, paragraphs from some old email suddenly insert themselves into the new email, it will skip from aligned left to aligned center, what I have typed will suddenly disappear, or I will suddenly be typing in the Subject line of the email or typing in a saved email, address book suddenly pops up, etc etc.
I bought a new keyboard and mouse and that did not help.
The computer Tech/Repair man first ran several different types of scans looking for a virus, etc and found nothing so wiped my computer clean, installed everything back on it, including saved emails, documents, pictures, everything. A day later it started again.
Computer tech switched me to Outlook from Outlook Express. Same thing. I have Microsoft office 2003. I bought still another new keyboard and mouse.
It started all over again.
So I bought a new computer with another new keyboard and mouse and he installed everything on it. A day later it started again on the new computer. He took it back, wiped it clean and did not put any saved emails, documents, pictures, bookmarks, etc back on it. It is just as bad as ever. I have Windows XP on both computers. And the Microsoft Office 2003 reinstalled on the new one. I use Firefox. I shut my computer off at night. In the morning it is fine when I first turn it back on but gets progressively worse so that by night time, a person simply cannot type a simple email... Read more

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ok guys i dont know how to explain this, but i did something and now when i type it doesnt type letters, so i cant even log onto windows. when i type it puts squares or does a different command or something, i remember hitting a couple keys at the same tyme does this but i cant remember what keys, PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:pc not typing letters

Did you accidently change your keyboard layout?
 

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I had this problem last year and had to scrape my hard drive . When I type on the right side of the keyboard . My l turns into a 3 ,my o turns into a 6 ,my k is a 2 and so on . I can't find this problem anywhere on the net . Please help I don't want to reload .
Thank you .

Answer:Typing numbers instead of letters

Welcome to TSF.

This question should not be posted here. It will be moved.

I think it's probably the keyboard layout. Try going to Start->Settings->Control Panel and double click on Regional and Language Options. Make sure the Regional Options tab is set to English. Then go to the Languages tab and click on Details button. Make sure that the Keyboard has US under it.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L675. If you need specs please let me know. I will provide the basics.

500GB HD
4GB RAM
n Wireless Card
Intel HD Graphics
I3-350M Intel Processor (four listed in Device Manager so I assume it is quad core).

My problem is that when I am typing at my lovely speed of 80 wpm the information will lag on the screen at times. It does remember everything I type as I type during the lag, and it posts it correctly. I am curious if I may have tuned something incorrectly to cause this. I thought maybe spell checker, but I do not recall seeing one on the computer.

Any help with this matter is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:While typing the letters on the screen lag...

Greetings, comperroruter.

Sounds like something's eating your resources - I'd suggest running CCleaner, click on Tools, Startup, save that page to a text file, and attach it here.

BTW: what OS and service pack # are you running? And, does the symptom change if you're online/offline?
 

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I have done this before but do not remember how to fix it....I must have inadvertently clicked a key and now when i type i see no words I have just typed .....just white space on the page. Someone please clue me in. I promise to save the "fix'.

Thanks so much for any help.... Eileen

Forgot to say it is my Win 8 laptop that is doing this. The airplane mode key light is white.

Answer:Oh No... I am typing and no letters are showing up

are you typing with white letters on a white page?
Sven

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My keyboard was acting up a few weeks ago (I thought), so I bought a new one, but still have same problem. Not all letters typed register. I have to type slow and hit a key somestimes 3-4 times before it registers. What could be causing this frustrating problem? Where should I investigate?
 

Answer:Missing letters when typing

I'm not 100% sure what is causing the problem, but the first place I would look is in the control panel. Double-click on the keyboard icon and try adjusting the settings.
 

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laptop will not allow me to type correctly and scrolls by itself when typing.

Answer:mixed letters when typing

Any liquids recently spilled on it? Has it been dropped or otherwise damaged? Sounds like something with the keyboard or cable has gone awry..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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Hi, This keeps on happening on a website titled tankionline.com.

But I have no idea what to do.

Plz, help me fast! I'm desperate for one of you tech dudes fix this

inconvenient problem.


My computer model is an HP G62 Notebook.....

P.S.- I don't have NUM LCK.

Answer:Why is my computer typing #'s instead of letters?

Hi and welcome to TSF

Sounds like you have your numbers lock on. May need to use a key marked Fn (function) also.

BG

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Well I've got this computer... 
It has this thing that if i click like K it comes up IK.
The point is if i type a letter it types another word.
 
Heres some examples:
Typing K comes up IK.
Backspacing comes with an apostrophe.
 
 
Help needed.

Answer:Typing letters messed up

Did you spill anything on the keyboard? even if you dired it up the keyboard could still get damaged.

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 Hi guysi bought my lappy 06 and not long after purchase i encountered this problem however it corrected itself. I checked the numlock thats not on and so here iam posting again to see if anyone can help me with this prob againcheers ness_2

Answer:Typing numbers instead of letters

Check in the BIOS to see if numbers mode is set to on for the keypad.

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Ok I have a Alienware M17XR2 laptop. I just installed windows 8.1 from a formatted start. Got most of the drivers functioning. I have an unknown device which I will address in another thread. Anyway my keyboard lags sometimes while I am typing fast. Never did that on my Windows 7. I'm running 64 bit as well. Any suggestions?

Answer:Typing Lag/Missed Letters

In my experiences laggy typing has been due to spyware or java intercepting my keystrokes for whatever reason.

Run spybot search and destroy, its free..

Boot your computer in safemode with networking, if no lag then its a program intercepting your keystrokes.

If still lag, you may have hardware problems, either keyboard or motherboard, possibly even video..

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 580 with Win 7 Home. Everything was great until about a week ago.

When playing games, all my keyboard inputs come out as numbers, and they are not the same numbers, they cycle 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0,1... (I press 'a' and 1 comes up, press it again or any other key and 2 comes up, again, 3 and so on) This makes it impossible to do online crosswords or move in any game that uses the wasd keys. The keys all work fine in office, explorer, or any place that just wants text.

This is a desktop not a laptop so the numlock isn't the problem. I have swapped keyboards, updated drivers, turned off accessibility features, checked keyboard language setting, and nothing helps.

The only thing that I changed on the computer around when this problem started was changing anti-virus software, the 30 day McAffe trial was over so I uninstalled it and installed Norton Security Suite, which may be the problem, but I can't go back now.

Has anyone heard of a problem like this with Norton, Win 7, or anywhere?

I suspect Nortons anti-key-logger is messing things up, but i haven't found any way to turn it off or settings to change.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:typing letters come out as numbers

uninstall Norton for testing purposes?
especially if you suspect it, why not remove it from the picture to verify?

edit:
possible solution?

I figured it out! You need to go to Start>Run then type in msconfig, then you go to startup and check GID Desktop Application and restarts, BAM, it will work fine.Click to expand...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110508060858AAtfMCB

This issue is caused by a software called GuardedID software, please follow the steps provided below to prevent the application from Starting up or you may remove the application if you want to.Click to expand...

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad...as-increasing-numbers-0-1-2-3-4-5/ta-p/301034

If you're running Windows 7 operating system and you've installed the standard free security offering from Comcast called "Constant Guard", you don't have a problem with your numlock button. Instead, you have run straight into a serious bug in Constant Guard. This "security" software intercepts all keystrokes with built-in key logging software. If you're typing into a website or office product like Word, you won't see any trouble at all. But if you're typing into a game or other application that uses DirectX or tries to access the keyboard output via a pathway that is not processed correctly by Constant Guard, you'll instead get random numbers every time you press a character key repeatedly. (a different number every time you press &qu... Read more

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HELP!! EEverything I type shows up as doubled letters. lliikkee tthhiiss. I have adjusted my keyboard settings, but when I went back on the web it keeps doing it
 

Answer:double typing letters

There is no one fix that takes care of all of these.
A couple points:
- Make sure the battery in your keyboard is fresh (if it's wireless)
- If your keyboard and mouse are both wireless, make sure they both have good batteries.
- If they each run off separate dongles, and they are the same brand, try unplugging one dongle at a time and see if it helps or changes.
- there have been some machines (HP), that have had actual hardware problems with the keyboards.

Fixing this online could be unmanageable, or it may need a hardware expert.
It's always possible it's caused by some kind of malware related corruption, but I doubt it.
You could also try going into Control Panel > Keyboard and changing the settings for delay and repeat rate, etc. to see if it helps..
(That is probably what you meant by your "settings", so it's not likely to help).
 

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The letters "ck" appear while I type - the ck appears random for example typing while may appear ckhile or sometimes it appears while I press space bar.

Any ideas to why?

SOLVED read post below
 

Answer:Letters ck appear random while typing

I finally figured out what was wrong - unsure what made me do this - but I had my keyboard conected to an USB hub and when conected keyboard striaght ito the computers USB it is now working fine.

I figured to post my finding to my issue instead of deleting the post (unsure how to delete a post anyways lol) incase someone else came across same problem
 

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I own a Lenovo 3000 y410  and as my title indicates it is constantly typing q even without  touching the keyboard.This doesn't seem like it is a physical problem because i was able to take the key totally off ( so that there was nothing on the sensor), and clean this area with compressed air. Even while the key was not there the problem continued, so it is not just a jammed key or anything.Could this be some other issue?Thanks

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help me please. do i have a virus....many of my capital letters are not typing....i first noticed it when i tried to access my email....i could not type the 'at' symbol....still can't. can someone help me. I am on a dell pc...windows xp...thanks in advance
 

Answer:Solved: help...many of my capital letters are not typing...

I fixed it by updating a driver.... Sorry for the inconvenience of [email protected]@@@there is my at symbol, back again
 

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On my two new Lenovo Yoga 900 machines, there is an issue with typing where letters occasionally appear doubled. It's a real pain and the only thing I don't like about the machine. It's not the way I type, my wife has the exact same model Yoga and has the same problem. It occurs about once a paragraph, so it's not constant, and I can't find any way to duplicate it. It just seems random. 
 
This is not a new issue with Lenovo I found out, but the solution I have seen at mmultiple places online is to set the Enable Repeat Key settings. This means there is a slight pause between accepting a second letter, and even though I type very fast, it still works well EXCEPT this also means there will be a pause when I do things like using the arrow keys to scroll.  For example, if I want to highlight this sentence to delete it, I will usually hold the shift key, and the hold down the left arrow and let it scroll back to the first word. This takes a lot longer with the Enable Repeat Key setting. Also,, sometimes I scroll up using the up arrow and that also is affected when I add a pause to Enable Repeat Key. This just shouldn't be. In all my previous systems I have never had this, and it's particularly disappointing given how much I like this machine, and that fact that I have seen online that this has occurred on previous Lenovo models as well. 
 
Maybe a .1 second pause would work, but the minimum setting I can choose in Settings is .3 which is too slow.&nb... Read more

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I thought this problem was just on my email -- but it's happening as I type here, too.
But not when I type Word documents.
I type and, for example, only two of the three letters appear.
I have a Logitech keyboard.
Thank you
 

Answer:Omitted letters when typing here and on my email

Hi, I'm going to request this be moved to the Hardware forum. It sounds like a peripheral issue to me.

chris.
 

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I have a  Chrome notebook, justtoday when I attempt to log on I noticed I get the letter accomaopanied by a number with each letter. How do I fix this probles of nukbers abd letrrs typing simultaneously?

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Whenever I type the A and D keys , either lower case or capita1s , number are added along side...
here is what's showing when I type the A and D....
4A1 6D1
(I have deleted the numbers above to make it easer to explain.)
Cheers for any help.

Answer:Wierd problem when typing letters A & D

Obvious but have tried another keyboard,if it's a laptop plug in a separate usb keyboard to see if that works.

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whenever I press the NUM LOCK key, I get numbers when I press certain letters such as j, k, l, m, n etc. It is a pain to have to turn the NUM LOCK off, just to have access to the whole range of letters. Is there anyway to have the NUM LOCK key ONLY affect the number keys?I have tried pressing the Function key with the NUM Lock, the Shift key & Num Lock, Ctrl Key & Num Lock, ALT key & NUM Lock - but no joy. I have also tried all kinds of combinations of the above without success. The model of my computer is HP Pavillion dv 9500 laptop and there are no numbers on the keys. Any other suggestions or help is really appreciated ?

Answer:HP laptop typing numbers instead of letters !

The is no way for selectively turn on NUM lock as you are asking. You shall just have to keep using the num lock button every time you want to use the numbers. or just use the top line of the keyboard for the numbers.

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Just recently my computer started doing the annoying thing where you try to type, but it freezes for a couple of seconds and then all the typing you did finally shows up. It does it when I try to scroll down a page, too; everything freezes for a few seconds before my cursor is responsive again. I have a fairly high-powered computer, and no extraneous programs are running. When I keep Task Manager running, I can see spikey activity in the CPU when these freeze-ups occur. I keep things well-defragged and spyware-free. After reading one of your forums, I saw a recommendation to download "HiJack This" from MajorGeeks.com, one of the best sites of all time. So I downloaded it, and here's the log file. Anyone see anything that could be causing this annoying problem (which has happened 3 times while typing this post)?? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:59:14 PM, on 1/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.ex... Read more

Answer:I'm typing away, but the letters take several seconds to show up

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I have a new Pavilion laptop with Windows 10 and very annoyingly when I type fast keystrokes are missed.
This occurs on any key and so it appears to be a software/op system problem.
Any solutions please?
Thanks

Answer:missing letters when typing fast

@Maxlondon? The keyboard speed may be set too slow. Adjust the keyboard speed pretty much in the same way this worked in previous versions of Windows. Control Panel > icon view > Keyboard > Keyboard Properties >> adjust as needed Example Reference:Typing speed is slow on windows 10, how to change keyboard speed? Other than that, make sure you have installed / updated your relevant HP Drivers for Windows 10.  Sometimes the Drivers in the computer's Driver website support page are newer than your "new" notebook. When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Aspire R14 skipping letters when typing - is there a fix for this issue? It is very frustrating.

Answer:Aspire R14 skipping letters when typing

scigone,
 
I would recommend making sure you have the most up to date BIOS version installed. If that fails, contacting Acer for service options to get it checked out would be the next step.
 
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I'm still using XP pro (groan) .... Things will change when I get my new computer (dual boot with linux). In the mean time, if I want to let's say type a letter to my doctor (for snail mail) can spies on line see it ? I guess I'm basically using notepad allthough the file I dug out of my computer is called "Write.exe" and creates rich text files. Duh. Thanks for reading

 
P.S. I have a switch that disconnects me from everything on the net.

Answer:Typing letters or notes - are they secure ?

I would say yes you are vulnerable, XP at this stage of the game is getting more and more insecure.  That being said if you have good after market security solution you are safer but not as safe as the more current OS's.

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Every now and then my HP laptop which is running Windows 7 will start typing numbers instead of letters. If I turn off num lock the problem resolves itself but then my number pad is useless. I can't find any combination of keys that permanently corrects this issue so I have to do a system restore. Any ideas?

Answer:HP laptop typing numbers instead of letters !

Hello there,Shift + NumLockorFN + Scrolletc etc .. I guess it changes by laptop model.

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An attachment below will best explain what i am asking your help for.
Very often[not always] while i am typing a letter in the text of g-mail [i don't know about firefox etc] and i want to add a forgotten letter or so in the text, the next [already typed letter is wiped out and all sequent ones and i have then to type the whole rest of the sentence again.
Any clue how to repair this "evil"?
This does not happen in a word file [wordpad ,WPS writer etc] so it can't be a problem with the keyboard.
Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Letters erased while typing in an e-mail

The curser looks like an overstrike (insert/delete) key
When you type it replaces the character the cursor is over

try clicking on the insert/delete - if a laptop using the FN key
the cursor will change from a block to a line
 

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Wanted to find out if others have run into this problem. I have a lap top with Vista running. It's been about a year since I purchased a new Dell and when I type, randomly, letters are skipped while on-line. I use IE to browse. This problem doesn't exist in Word or Excel applications.

Answer:When typing, letters skip only on-line

Next time that it happens press the insert key, once. It is located to the right of backspace.

If that does not work try the next suggestiion

Assuming that you like IE, why not just experiment with FF or Chrome. You do not have to keep them. Just to find out where the problem really is located?

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I usually just reboot my laptop and it resolves my problem but that's not working. Ex: When I typed a "u" and got a "4". Another ex: type "i" and get "5". How can I fix it?

Answer:Why is my laptop typing symbols instead of letters?

Press the key labelled "NumLock" to turn number lock off.message edited by phil22

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I have searched everywhere but can't find an answer I can understand in beginners (layman) terms. On my HP G62 355 DX laptop I used to be able to type a letter to a friend or business and then print it on my HP 1050 series deskjet printer. It would print as typed with paragraphs where I put them. NOW either the computer or printer picks the spot to begin a new paragraph, which is often in the middle of a sentence. The tool bar commands in Word seem to work except for the justify, paragraph selections. The only thing I have done differently is update the printer driver from HP. (not a place I like to go to, btw) But it started this before the update. Last night a post on a W7 forum made reference to Javascript being disabled (mine is) might relate to this problem. Any advice would be helpful. (need to write my X-mas letter soon) Thanks, Gnuguy

Answer:Paragraphs in odd places when typing letters

How something prints...is determined by the formatting used in the document/page.

In my mind, that says that you need to check the page formatting options you have elected in Word. If the options do now work as they should, I would uninstall/reinstall Word/Office.

Louis

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Greetings all!A colleague of mine is using a X60 with an Ultrabase at his office, and he's experiencing some weird errors that I can't figure out. It's not critical in any way, but rather a constant annoyance.Every now and then while he's typing some text in whatever application, a random letter will appear and bugger up the spelling of the words. This happens all the time, more or less every 2-3 minutes. It does not matter if he's using a USB-keyboard attached to the Ultrabase, or the keyboard on the X60 itself. I reckoned it might be a faulty keyboard, but seing as this happens on every keyboard I'm not so sure about this.Example:"My colleague types this"but what appears on-screen is for instance:"My colleague trypes this." (an "r" mysteriously appeared)All these spelling errors are frustrating, as they happen all the time. At least he's forced to spell check all his documents, but I can see that this is annoying in the long run.What can cause this kind of behavior? I was hoping I'd avoid a reinstall of the computer. I reckon I'll install another disk, boot it up,  and see if the errors still persist. If so, I reckon it's hardware related.If anyone's experienced anything similiar, please let me know :-)RegardsBob Lydan

Answer:Random letters appear while typing, X60 WinXP

I would first eliminate possibility of any virus infection. The error is not limited to one keyboard, and neither is it about the mappped key. Otherwise it would be consistent. To me it appears more a virus behaviour.





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Hi,I have a new Lenovo B5400 with Windows 7 and Office 2013. While using Word, sometimes the keybord "beeps" (hardware-like sound). I've realized that the keybord beeps ONLY when I type FASTLY certain combination of letters including "-RO-" (es. "tro", "fro", "vro, "gro", "bro"... but not "cro", "pro", "dro"!!).I know it's weird but I SWEAR it happens.... But why? and how to fix it?? it's very annoying, I just can't use my notebook at the office (my work is just writing and writing and writing). thanks a lot, I hope you can help me  p.s. I have already shut down the system's beep driver, but nothing happened...

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I can be typing along in an email or like even here and suddenly the letters I'm typing jump to a different line or a different place. For instance, as I type this, slowly, the letters will do fine until about every 20th keystroke ends up in the middle of a previous word. It's maddening. A long time ago, this happened and I fixed it by going into ctrl panel, changed something in Ease of Access (but can't remember what). It has taken me forever just to get this typed. Help!
 

Answer:While typing, letters jump to different lines

Hi and welcome,
Just a thought ... are you by any chance typing on a laptop and accidentally coming in to contact with the touchpad?
If so, post make/model in case someone knows how to deactivate touchpad while typing.

Richard
 

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Anyone else having issues with their laptops. I've dealt with it typing double letters and now, not turning on at all. My laptop isn't even 3 months old and this is way to stressful to go through all of this during finals. If you have advice, please help.

Answer:Laptop keeps typing double letters. G b

Hello , First do a power drain,  Remove the charger and the battery  press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. then connect the battery and the charger back, and then turn on the unit. once the unit is restarted update the bios , chipset drivers from hp.com  #hpexpertday




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My computer keeps typing double letters. Every word that I type I have to go back and delete the extra letter typed. IItt ttyyppeess eevveerryy wwoorrdd lliikkee tthhiiss. My computer isnt even 3 months old and I cant find a solution on Google. PLEASE HELP. I have papers due and its finals week!!!!

Answer:My computer keeps typing double letters

Hello @CarmenDixon, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand the keyboard is not working on your HP notebook. This can be fixed using the settings within the drivers. Please follow the steps in this keyboard troubleshooting document for directions on how to fix this issue: HP Notebook PCs - Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8) For more specific information, please provide the product number. Finding Your HP Product Model Number Be sure to post back with the results!

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My Ideapad Z710 is doing the following; When I type a "z" I get "1z", When I type a "x" I get "2x", When I type a "c" I get "3c", When I type a "v" I get "4v" and so on all the way across the bottom row of keys. This happens randomly.  It will go away if I reboot but then comes back. What the heck is causing this and how to fix it??Thanks,Dave  

Answer:Help! Z710 is typing numbers before letters

Hi Dmohring,
               
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                         
As per the query we understood that you are facing a issue with keypad .
 
Please check in on screen keyboard for the issue.
 
Also please change the keyboard layout to US English and check for the issue.
 
Also try to boot to safe mode and check for the issue. If still the issue persist then please visit the service center for further assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best regards,
 
Ashwin.S





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