Windows 10: Ctrl key won't work by itself

Discus and support Ctrl key won't work by itself in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Whenever I play a browser game on Microsoft Edge or any browser for that matter and when one of the keyboard controls involves the "ctrl" key pressed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by WinstonBorregard, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Ctrl key won't work by itself


    Whenever I play a browser game on Microsoft Edge or any browser for that matter and when one of the keyboard controls involves the "ctrl" key pressed by itself no other keys being pressed, nothing happens the ctrl key works fine when using an additional button, such as ctrl + c to copy and ctrl + v to paste, etc.. What is the cause of this? Is this similar to how you need to press Fn to use F1-F12?

    :)
     
    WinstonBorregard, Mar 30, 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, Mar 30, 2021
    #2
  3. tops Win User
    Skype won´t wok in 17063

    Skype Won´t work... games won´t work...

    Making backup and re-format...

    Maybe I Install a Windows 7 again, At least, all of my games run smoothly ...Sadness!!

    *Banghead
     
  4. Ctrl key won't work by itself

    some control keys (CTRL + c,v,t) not working...

    Hi,

    Some of ctrl shortcuts with left control are suddenly not working anymore, like ctrl v,c,t but they are working with the right control key. They were working a few days ago. Also, ctrl z and x are working (with both left and right) so left control key
    IS working physically (on-screen keyboard also show the key being pressed).

    A few random keys with left shift are also not responding like shift+5 and some others (seems absolutely random). Currently using Windows 10.

    What I already tried (and failed, obviously):

    • troubleshooter for keyboard
    • checked it in Safe Mode
    • uninstalled the keyboard driver (from device manager) and restart the computer
    • updating the keyboard driver (from device manager)
    • updating windows
    • signing out and creating a new account
    • resetting the BIOS to default
    • reinstalled the whole windows!!
    Although the shortcuts are working with an external keyboard.

    Please Help me I have tried many things but none are working... And I can't keep using the external keyboard, and these shortcuts not working is super frustrating!!! HELP!!!
     
    Abdul MoizFarooq, Mar 30, 2021
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