Windows 10: Can't use CTRL+A or CTRL+W

Discus and support Can't use CTRL+A or CTRL+W in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My other keyboard shortcuts are working. But those two aren't working anywhere. I've tried a number of trouble shooting solutions and nothing has... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by yodakya, Sep 22, 2022 at 3:02 AM.

  1. yodakya Win User

    Can't use CTRL+A or CTRL+W


    My other keyboard shortcuts are working. But those two aren't working anywhere. I've tried a number of trouble shooting solutions and nothing has worked. Any ideas how to fix it?

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  2. Ctrl W

    I need to disable Ctrl W as a function that closes my web pages, I need it for work. How do I disable?
     
    Dixiechick13, Sep 22, 2022 at 3:03 AM
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  3. cal :) Win User
    Ctrl W not working

    I recently updated my computer to Windows 11, and I was having an issue with the GameBar, where whenever I used the shortcut ctrl w, the GameBar popped up. I found a way to disable this (by removing the GameBar), but now my ctrl w shortcut won't work. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Luke Win User

    Can't use CTRL+A or CTRL+W

    Ctrl + W works as if Ctrl + V... but only once

    I'm having a strange issue with Ctrl + W on Windows 10.

    When I press Ctrl + W, it pastes my clipboard... the first time. But if I continue to hold Ctrl, and press W again, it prints "w".

    It's as if Windows "forgets" that Ctrl is being held - if I press any key, it acts as its normal key, without a Ctrl modifier.

    Here's an example:

    I open NotePad. My clipboard contains "Hello".

    • I press W

    • I hold Ctrl
    • I press W

    • I press W

    • I press A

    • I release Ctrl

    The behaviour is the same on all programs I've tested.

    I've previously edited the registry keymap, but since reverted it. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout contains only (Default)

    I'm trying to map Ctrl + W to close tabs in Android Studio, so any help would be appreciated.
     
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