Windows 10: Backspace key changing last letter to x and then not deleting further

Discus and support Backspace key changing last letter to x and then not deleting further in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; A setting has been changed (I suspect by my 3 year old) and now whenever I press the backspace key it changes the last icon to x and then won't delete... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sharonarthur, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Backspace key changing last letter to x and then not deleting further


    A setting has been changed (I suspect by my 3 year old) and now whenever I press the backspace key it changes the last icon to x and then won't delete any further.
    It means I'm having to highlight everything to delete what needs changing.

    I've checked keyboard functions and languages (everything else seems to be working fine) and have checked filter keys which is fine.
    I've gone through all the FN functions and it doesn't seem to be that.

    Any ideas would be appreciated!!

    :)
     
    sharonarthur, Feb 22, 2018
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  2. troi52x Win User

    My cursor freezes or disappears randomly and my backspace key has suddenly not deleted multiple letters.

    My cursor freezes or disappears randomly and often. I press the F5 key to get it back.

    My backspace key has suddenly not deleted multiple letters.

    I am totally frustrated. Can anyone help?!?!?!?

    Original Title: cursor and backspace problems
     
    troi52x, Feb 22, 2018
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  3. windows 10 caused a change in my computer keyboard.

    I installed *Windows 10 a while back. Now some of my key board keys do not work appropriately. For example, when I use the SHIFT key on the right to *Capitalize I get an * before the letter. Never worked like this before. *Also, My delete key changes
    the letter from the letter to "8". I then have to backspace out the "8s". Some of the numbers on the key pad don't work, either. Just stupid little things but very annoying. How can I fix this?
     
    BonnieHoover, Feb 22, 2018
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  4. EdTittel Win User

    Backspace key changing last letter to x and then not deleting further

    If you run the NirSoft program HotKeysList (free download) it will tell you if the backspace key has had a shortcut associated with it (which is what I suspect is causing your difficulties). Try it and see if anything comes up for backspace. If so, we'll then have to figure out how to cancel that assignment.

    L̶o̶o̶k̶s̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶o̶v̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶P̶C̶ ̶M̶a̶g̶a̶z̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶s̶t̶o̶r̶y̶ ̶c̶a̶l̶l̶e̶d̶ ̶"̶M̶a̶n̶a̶g̶e̶ ̶Y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶H̶o̶t̶k̶e̶y̶s̶"̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶e̶x̶p̶l̶a̶i̶n̶s̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶f̶r̶e̶e̶w̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶g̶r̶a̶m̶ ̶c̶a̶l̶l̶e̶d̶ ̶H̶o̶t̶K̶e̶y̶ ̶D̶e̶t̶e̶c̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶2̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶f̶i̶g̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶g̶r̶a̶m̶ ̶"̶o̶w̶n̶s̶"̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶a̶s̶s̶i̶g̶n̶m̶e̶n̶t̶,̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶c̶e̶l̶ ̶i̶t̶.̶

    Drat! Looks like Hotkey Detective 2 is NOT free, and isn't terribly trustworthy or reliable, either. It's looking like a Ziff-Davis attempt to extract money from readers and users like us. Sigh. Does anybody know if AutoHotKey (a known, good, working hotkey management tool recommended by many TenForums regulars) can help this person figure out in which program the hotkey may have been assigned? Sigh again.
    HTH,
    --Ed--

    PS: sorry for the false lead. I should've chased it all the way to ground before saying anything about it. Sigh yet one more time.

    PPS: I found a SuperUser thread that addresses this issue in Windows 10 with a Visual Studio tool, but it doesn't look like something that will appeal (or make sense) to casual, non-power users/non-developers: keyboard shortcuts - How can I determine which process owns a hotkey in Windows? - Super User. Zounds! This turns out to be a tricky and interesting problem. Your 3-year-old is obviously headed for a future in the computer biz...
     
    EdTittel, Feb 22, 2018
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