Shift and single quote keys stop working as expected sometimes in Win 7 x64
Posted on 2011-02-26
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.