Windows 10: 'Ctrl + A' not working

Discus and support 'Ctrl + A' not working in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I've been experiencing an issue with the 'Ctrl A' shortcut to select all. - Both the Ctrl and the A keys work separately but will not work together... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Lewis Pollitt, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. 'Ctrl + A' not working


    I've been experiencing an issue with the 'Ctrl A' shortcut to select all.


    - Both the Ctrl and the A keys work separately but will not work together

    - All other shortcuts key combinations work

    - I've been experiencing the issue for multiple weeks and have the most up-to-date version of Windows 10

    - Sticky keys are all turned off

    - I've tried 2 separate keyboards along with the inbuilt laptop keyboard

    - Trying to set the shortcut e.g. in Word is not possible, pressing the Ctrl + A key at the same time does not send and input to the device

    - This effects the entire system, it is not specific to any applications

    - Keyboard / USB drivers are up to date

    - Language set to English United Kingdom, no secondary language set


    Any suggestions would be great


    Thanks

    :)
     
    Lewis Pollitt, Feb 25, 2021
    #1
  2. Pavan_N Win User

    Both CTRL keys not working

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    • Do you get any error message?
    • Did you make any changes in your computer prior to this issue?

    I appreciate the troubleshooting steps you have tried to resolve the issue.

    Follow the steps below and check if that helps.

    Method 1: To check if Ctrl keys work in Onscreen keyboard.

    • Press Windows Key + R and type osk and hit Enter.
    Try using Ctrl keys and check if that helps.

    if you still face the issue, try Method 2.

    Method 2: Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with the Bluetooth adapter. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Control panel.


    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thanks
     
    Pavan_N, Feb 25, 2021
    #2
  3. CTRL Keys not working.

    I tried all the above methods, but still it is not working. I noticed that the onscreen keyboard is working with the CTRL and also I tried connecting an external keyboard. That worked too. I don't understand how both the CTRL stopped working suddenly as
    I don't even use the right CTRL much.
     
    ManthanGupta, Feb 25, 2021
    #3
  4. 'Ctrl + A' not working

    Windows 10 infinite restart black screen


    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Feb 25, 2021
    #4
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