Windows 10: fix shift key

Discus and support fix shift key in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello Everyone, Please I really in need of help regards my shift key which suddenly stopped working after windows update. Then, another update was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by blackangelXU, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. fix shift key

    Hello Everyone,

    Please I really in need of help regards my shift key which suddenly stopped working after windows update.

    Then, another update was applied and started working again, but the next day, I observed it stopped working after another update.

    I have installed more updates , hoping it will correct itself, but, up till now, no solution to the Shift key..

    And this can be so embarrassing...leaving you at the mercy of OSK...until I recently observed, that, there could be some forms you want to fill online, and OSK suddenly won't work.

    Please help, because this shift key not working is killing.


    blackangelXU, Mar 1, 2020
  2. LTUGamer Win User

    Both shift keys

    I have problem with Lenovo Idea Pad 100 laptop (OS: WIN10). After replacing HDD into SSD I faced a strange problem. Both Shifts of the keyboard doesn‘t work .
    I have tried to:
    • Check if sticky keys are off. They are off.
    • Connect external keyboard via USB port. Shift keys on external keyboard works good.
    • Check the keyboard on online tester which indicates pressed buttons. It can‘t indicate press of the shift
    • Change several different input languages. The problem is on all of them.
    • Reinstall keyboard driver
    • Check if connection is OK. It is OK.
    • Tried to run computer without screws (I have read in one forum that screws could touch the keyboard from the bottom and it wouldn‘t operate normal)
    I believe that keyboard is not damaged because connector damage could cause just exact part of keyboard failure, while it is impossible to do physical damage for both shifts. Any solutions?
    LTUGamer, Mar 1, 2020
  3. KatJB Win User
    shift keys not working

    I upgraded to windows 10 on my Toshiba laptop and then did the windows update and when I tried to do anything with the shift key neither one works. I read all the suggestions I could find in here and tried most of them with no luck. I ran the hardware
    and device troubleshooter, I went to the keyboard on control panel and it says it's working properly. I tried shift/control/alt keys all together. I downloaded and scanned with anti malware and I did the fn and del keys with no results. I would like an easy
    fix for this as I believe it is a windows 10 and or update for windows 10 issue. I am not real savvy on the computer so I need step by step instructions, please and thank you.
    KatJB, Mar 1, 2020
  4. fix shift key

    Shift/ctrl key problem.

    Hi Jovan,

    The issue you're experiencing is probably due to incorrect settings. A Windows Ease of Access feature called
    Filter keys is an accessibility function that tells the keyboard to ignore repeated strokes. When this function is enabled, it ignores whatever key is pressed down or repeatedly pressed. To verify this, follow the steps below:

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Click on Ease of Access.
    • Under Ease of Access Center, click on Change how your keyboard works.
    • Under Make it easier to type, click on Set up Filter keys.
    • The Turn on Filter Keys should not be checked, as well as
      Turn on Filter Keys when right SHIFT is pressed for 8 seconds

    We also suggest that you play around with the features and check which one works best for you. If the issue persists, let us know.
    Patricia Yu, Mar 1, 2020

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