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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/12/2005 8:30:58 AM EDT
My laptop has developed a problem...

Lets say I'm looking in the "My docs" folder.

When I click on any folder or doc, it selects EVERY folder/file above the chosen one in the window.

Similarly, if I click a file on the desktop, everything above is selected.

I've run Spybot, Adaware, McAfee virus scan, multiple restarts.

Anybody ever seen this before?

This is driving me nuts!

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:33:22 AM EDT
Is your shift key stuck?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:36:10 AM EDT
I've had my computer do weird things when a key was stuck (not sure which one though)
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:36:38 AM EDT
that's exactly what it's acting like, but as far I can tell the shift key is not stuck....it's not typing in all caps, FWIW
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:40:00 AM EDT
It sounds like your Ctrl key is stuck, not the shift key.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:53:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:55:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Thanks, I sent some soda on MY computer now...
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:55:23 PM EDT
You may have accidently activated "Sticky keys" its some stupid feautre that basically toggles your shift key to always on.. I forget how to turn it off.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:58:39 PM EDT
Sticky Keys is a Windows XP "accessibility feature". It does sound like you may be having problems with it.

Go to Control Panel, click on "accessibility options", (it's the same in either classic or category view mode), and turn off Filter Keys by unchecking the box. Do the same for Sticky Keys.

Hope this helps...
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