Shift key stops working in Visual Studio 2010 code pane
Posted on 2011-02-23
From time to time, while working in the code editor of Visual Studio 2010, the shift key stops working for certain keys. For example, Shift + . (dot) should produce a greater than symbol (>) but today it refused to recognize the shift and insisted on typing a dot. I also noticed that when I pressed the single quote (') key nothing happened until I pressed another key. Pressing a single quote again resulted in two back=quote characters (``)
It's almost as if I mistakingly hit a key combination that puts the keyboard in international language mode or something. My culture is set to en-CA.
If I switch to an other program, the keyboard works as I would expect.
Is there a keystroke combination I can use to reset the keyboard. Currently, I have to exit VS 2010 and restart to get the keyboard to behave.