Windows 10: CTRL key doing random things

Discus and support CTRL key doing random things in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi, I noticed that i had my CTRL key doing random things like its opening random apps like powerpoint and word. it is also automatically typing this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by SAKETH REDDY, Jul 3, 2022.

  1. CTRL key doing random things


    Hi, I noticed that i had my CTRL key doing random things like its opening random apps like powerpoint and word. it is also automatically typing this word `+ and it also mutes my volume and opens magnifier. This problem is totally irritating me as i couldn't copy or paste with these shortcuts. The Other ctrl is also not working. Someone Please give me a solution as fast as possible to this . Thank You

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    SAKETH REDDY, Jul 3, 2022
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  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, Jul 3, 2022
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  3. DylanMika Win User
    Computer acts as if the CTRL key is pressed down when it is not

    Hey guys,

    I've been experiencing an issue with my pc (Windows 10) recently where my computer acts as if the CTRL key is pressed down when in fact it is not. For example, typing "w" in a web browser executes the CTRL + w command, and so forth. Viewing the onscreen
    keyboard confirms that the CTRL key is pressed down. Here are the things I have tried to fix this:

    • press both CTRL keys for 15 seconds
    • turn off sticky keys, toggle keys, and filter keys
    • switch out my keyboard
    • plug my keyboard into a different usb port
    • uninstall and reinstall my keyboard drivers
    • hold CTRL + Shift for 15 seconds
    • reinstall windows
    • run system file checker

    The problem seems to be completely random, but occurs mostly when I'm running a program other than a web browser, such as a game. Any help with fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
    DylanMika, Jul 3, 2022
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  4. P4-630 Win User

    CTRL key doing random things

    Ctrl key on German QWERTZ keyboard?

    Just tried the STRG key and yes thats the Ctrl key! *Stick Out Tongue CTRL key doing random things :p
    Did not try that before since I was not familiar with these keys.

    Thanks!
     
    P4-630, Jul 3, 2022
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