Windows 7 - ALT key acting weird (esp with ALT+TAB)
Posted on 2012-09-12
My work PC with XP was recently replaced, and I was given a new PC with Windows 7.
For whatever reason, the ALT+TAB key combo does not seem to work most of the time, and has odd results.
I can do a single ALT+TAB... and even if I continue to hold down the ALT key, it's as if it had been released.
However, sometimes, it works perfectly... when i hold down the ALT key, I get the icons of programs open, and I can TAB through them like normal. The example I can give is when Chrome is the next program to switch to. If a Microsoft product is the next program to switch to, it does not work.
One other interesting tidbit... in IE8, sometimes when I click in the address bar, the Menu bar flickers, and FILE gets highlighted... as if I pressed the ALT key.
At first I thought it might be a keyboard issue. I tried both ALT keys. I even replaced the keyboard with one that I know works, and used a different USB slot. Still funky.
Also... If I remote into my other computer which is still running XP... the ALT key (including ALT+TAB) works perfectly in the remote environment.
Any suggestions? I really miss my ALT+TAB!
(Windows+TAB is annoying)