Is there a way to turn off the weird shift / ctrl "lock" behaviour in Windows 8.1 (if you hit the shift or ctrl key by mistake)
Posted on 2014-09-17
I'm not sure if this is a WIn 8 accessibility issue (being able to enter control and shift key combinations one key at a time) or something to do with my MS Sculpt Comfort Keyboard but often, I find that after I've hit the control or shift key by mistake, the keyboard seems to lock in the state of the control or shift key so everything I type afterwards is as if I was holding down the control / shift key until I tap the control or shift key again.
I'm never sure which key it was that I accidently pressed and I find this to be really annoying.
Is there any way to turn this off?
Is this something that was introduced with Windows 8? I don't recall it happening with Win 7.
Or could this be something to do with my MS Sculpt Comfort Keyboard? I'm in Canada where we have a lot of (annoying) bilingual keyboards.