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WORDS being capitlaized at the beginning of a sentence

Frank Freese
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SUDDENLY when typing I am now getting upper case for the first word when typing. THIS is very frustrating and confusing. DID I change a setting? NO new software has been installed and the system is clean of virus and malware. ANY suggestion please. AS you can see each word starting a new sentence is capitalize.
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Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist

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Hi there Frank, tell us more. Is this when you type anywhere...email, web and Word? What is the computer make and model you are working on?

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IT is not picky. HOWEVER, it seem to only occur when I press the SHIFT key down.
Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist

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What kind of computer or device are you using?

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WINDOWS 10, HP All in One, Office 2116, desktop.
AGAIN, there seems to be something that when I capitalize with the SHIFT key the letters are capitalized for the word I am typing.
Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist

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To clarify, when you hold down the shift key and type a letter, the rest of the letters in the word are then capitalized? Have you tried to restart your computer? My first thought was that sticky keys were enabled, but this is different.

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RESTARTED and rebooted. DELETED the wireless key board and allowed WINDOWS to find it again. SO I am at a loss.
Try using the shift key on the opposite side of the keyboard

Advise if the results are the same, or different (normal)
Top Expert 2013

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in word, you can select a word by doubleclicking it - maybe the mouse single - and double click are reversed?  or you click erratically twice, when you mean only one click ?
That does still seem like a form of sticky keys.  One of the settings is press shift and the first letter is capitalized.  Press shift twice and it becomes caps lock.

Try hitting the shift key 5 times quickly in succession.  Does the sticky key dialog box open and ask if you want to turn it on?  If not, then you've just turned it off.  Do it again, and see if it pops up.  Choose No, when you see it.

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THANKS folks,
I tried both SHIFT keys and got the same result. I have yet to access STICKY keys so can one conclude STICKY keys is turned off? THE problem appears to be when I am writing a comment, not in WORD but the INTERNET (IF that makes sense?)
I can see if there are any keyboard settings in EDGE and try another browser also. WILL let you know what I found out.
Distinguished Expert 2017

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Try by opening a different app, notepad just looking to confirm behavior on whether it might be a feature in your keyboard handler.

One to see whether it is a setting on the word where the first word is capitalized, by preference.

Does anytime you hit shift, the word gets capitalized or just at the begining? The use of another text efitor like notepad will narrow the focus and potentially remove the keyboard from consideration. Though some could have preconfigured app behavior.
If any word whose first letter is capitalized,, comes out all caps........ If only the first, it will also exclude the keyboard since keyboards can be configured for apps, the keyboard driver would have no distinction of the placement within the app..

Try another, at the begining of the sentence type the first in all lower case, then change the first to cap, does the whole word switch?

Mere curiosity on my part to see if source, origin of this issue can be identified..
. FIRST
FIRST
FIRST word of every sentence, or you have FIRST word of Every sentence.

Another option if you can, create a new user on your system for testing purposes and see if the behavior persists.....
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Is it a public site? Do all comments there have the first word fully capped"

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ACTUALLY the capitalization occurs any time in a sentence where the SHIFT key is held down. NOTEPAD works fine. AM trying another browser.
Distinguished Expert 2017

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What happens when you hit shift mid sentence, does only the first letter is capped?
Try the following what happens if the first is This9fare does it appear as  THIS9fare or THIS9FARE.
Similar test with THIS-SAYS.

Trying to see whether whatever it is determines a word as containing only characters or continues through until it finds a space......

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ARNOLD,
LET"S see what happens following your suggestion:
THIS(FARE
THIS_SAYS
THIS fare (A space between this and fare)

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PLEASE note that when I said earlier when the SHIFT key is held down I did not imply I was holding the SHIFT key down while typing. I held the SHIFT key down only to capitalize a letter in a word.
Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist

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Try this freaky tip I found online:
Hold down the shift key and tap the caps lock key 5-10 times

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LET"S give it a try:

OK, as you can see THE problem remains. THIS is incredible and I appreciate everyone's input. GOOGLE browser still downloading.
This is a wireless keyboard?

If so, have you tried changing the batteries??

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THIS is a wireless keyboard. BATTERIES are good.
FOLKS, this problem appears to occur when I use the EDGE browser. I'm considering deleting EDGE and reinstalling it. COMMENTS please
Distinguished Expert 2017

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Leave edge, start IE, iexplore.exe

Have not seen such behavior

If you type B[space][backspace or delete]egin does it still remains capitalized.
It looks like a space U sets the shift suggesting it is for somereason seen as sticky
Try hitting control to see if that reset he shift between e first and second letter.

Which wireless keyboard is in use, does it have a tool running to provide shortcut keys, etc. management?
Make model of keyboard.
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Do you have any too installed that deals with foreign language assessment, switching?

Does it happen in any other public forum where you might comment, or just limited to this specific instance

You could eliminate the keyboard by tunning the onscreen keyboard (osk.exe)
Or use the Windows key+u to get the list from which the onscreen keyboard can be launched.

And using the mouse see if hitting the shift and typing through the onscreen keyboard the behavior is maintained.

Do other's comments in this forum mimic your all capped first word of a sentence?

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Well folks I found the problem.
THE above was written when I disabled a product called GUARDEDID, which encrypts my keystrokes. THIS sentenced is being written with GUARDEDID enable. I will now disable it.
I have notified the company and will be waiting for their response. Now I have another problem. I would like to award points equally to those Experts that reached out to help but how can I do that?
Distinguished Expert 2017

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Pick posts that helped (assisted) and one like your last one as the final solution.
Distinguished Expert 2017

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You can pick as many ....as you... Final step us yo submit. And categorize those you chose as helpful....

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Thanks to everyone