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#1 MurrayB

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 14:24

Hi

Just a quick question to see if anyone else is experiencing a similar problem in Windows 8 or if it's just me, and if anyone has any ideas about how to resolve this issue.
I lock my PC with Windows Key + L but when I come to type my password in I have to press the windows key again before typing my password or every key I press brings up some weird windows shortcuts.

If you're not experiencing this, and want to know what I mean, in W8 lock your PC and before you type your password in press the windows key and press a various selection of letters, for example 'P' brings out my dual monitor settings and asks me if I want to extend, duplicate etc.

This is really annoying as every time I come to type my password in I start typing and then a million windows come flying in from everywhere and I have to close them all, press the windows key, and then type my password.

Note; it doesnt do this bug if I lock the computer through the windows menu

Any help?
Thanks


#2 Dot Matrix

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 14:27

I think this might be a feature. Not sure, but to clear the lock wallpaper without swiping up, you can press the spacebar or enter, and you're all set to type your password without being bothered by them. But, otherwise, I've never experienced this before.

#3 Colin McGregor

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 14:38

lock your PC and before you type your password in press the windows key and press a various selection of letters, for example 'P' brings out my dual monitor settings and asks me if I want to extend, duplicate etc.



Didn't do it to me

W8 Pro X64

#4 zhangm

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:14

Sounds like someone turned on the sticky keys accessibility feature.

#5 oliver182

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:26

Stuck windows key?

#6 +theblazingangel

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 21:44

Sounds like someone turned on the sticky keys accessibility feature.

That's what I was thinking

#7 OP MurrayB

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:06

Hi,

I just had a look, It's not a stuck windows key, nor sticky keys - thats already disabled.

Hmm, idk I'll just have to get used to pressing the windows key before I type my password in.

#8 LUTZIFER

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:01

Sounds like something else is taking focus, which shouldn't happen, and when you press the WIN key you're bringing it back into focus.
Maybe check out Microsoft's "Fix-it" site and see if there's something for that.



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