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  • Plus Sign Bug

    Posted on prof611 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  b 1 week, 2 days ago.

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    • #1977905 Reply

      prof611
      AskWoody Plus

      I get this bug frequently when I start up my computer. It writes plus signs continually in any blank space – for example, in a notepad file – and can only be stopped by closing the file. This prevents me from using my computer, since I can’t do anything without this bug writing all over my files. The only thing to do then is Restart – which may or may not correct the problem.

      This bug is extremely annoying, as I live in the US Virgin Islands, and we get frequent power outages. After every outage, I must restart my computer, only to get this bug. One time, I had to restart my computer 14 times before it solved itself.

      I am using Windows version 1803.

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    • #1977909 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Do you have a key stuck on your keyboard? Have you tried a different keyboard?

      Also is Sticky Keys turned on?
      Control Panel\Ease of Access\Make the keyboard easier to use

    • #1977932 Reply

      zat_so
      AskWoody Plus

      Do you have a key stuck on your keyboard? Have you tried a different keyboard?

      Also is Sticky Keys turned on?
      Control Panel\Ease of Access\Make the keyboard easier to use

      It definitely sounds like a stuck key. Assuming you have the separate number pad on the right, it would most likely be that plus sign key.

    • #1977956 Reply

      anonymous

      two suggestions 1) unplug the keyboard and use the on screen keyboard

      2)press key after key ( a then s then d etc ) until you find the stuck key.

      as for + keys on an English keyboard the number pad area has one below the –

      and the = shifted also gives a plus, but though I not sure which one , a control types  key ( Cnt, Alt, Fn, Window key ) could also give a plus sign

    • #1978493 Reply

      prof611
      AskWoody Plus

      Thank you for the suggestions. I know I have never turned on Sticky Keys, but my keyboard could be at fault. I will wait until it happens again, and then (1) try a different keyboard, and (2) search for a sticky key.

    • #1978524 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      The sticky keys setting has nothing to do with stuck keyboard keys anyway.

      Does your keyboard have a numeric keypad with a large + key?

      If anyone ever eats near that keyboard, I would hold it upside down and drop it on the desk from about a foot to empty out all the crumbs.

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