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  • Plus Sign Bug

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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
        Guest

        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.

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (Pioneer/Chump)

      • #1996267 Reply
        prof611
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you all again for your suggestions. It turns out that I discovered a solution to the “+ sign bug” ( but not the reason for its occurrence ) quite by accident.

         

        It is not necessary to restart the computer. Whenever the + sign is running, just press ANY key. That stops it.

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