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Shift and single quote keys stop working as expected sometimes in Win 7 x64

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From time to time, while working in various programs on Win 7 x64 Ultimate (culture en-CA) 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 just the 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.

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 the program and restart to get the keyboard to behave.

Thanks.
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts


Left Alt+Shift
      

Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled

Ctrl+Shift
      

Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled

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