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I'm using the Windows key quite often in my daily work and it keeps getting "stuck".

I tried two keyboards (One USB and one PS/2)
I tried to mess with the Sticky Keys definitions.

Eventually, when it happens - pressing the Windows key a single press releases the "lock" and solves the problem.

It happens several times a day - so it is quite annoying. Especially when I start typing and multiple windows start to open or the desktop appears suddenly.

Any idea why it happens and how to solve it?

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Physically stuck or Windows is seeing it as permenantly 'on' –  Joe Taylor Jul 12 '11 at 22:14
    
If it was Physically stuck I would have replaced it :) - it is acting as if it is permanently 'on' –  RonK Jul 13 '11 at 10:05

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I've encountered the problem on my laptop, my desktop and my work desktop, so it's obviously not the keyboard (or it's all three). I usually see it when I'm using remote desktop.

I've found a thread suggesting it's a bug related to using Win+L to lock your screen and should be fixed in Vista SP-1, but obviously, it's not.

I've found that just pressing the windows key once seems to resolve it for me, until it happens again.

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This is the exact phenomenon I'm having - I was hoping to get a solution that does not require me to click on the Windows key every once in a while ... –  RonK Jul 13 '11 at 8:59
    
But my problem is not as mentioned in that thread. My problem persists outside of the RDP - it is acting like StickyKeys, but StickyKeys is disabled –  RonK Jul 13 '11 at 10:07
    
The solution of pressing the key again is currently the only one I found :(. Let me know if you ever find something better ... –  RonK Oct 26 '11 at 20:48

If you don't need StickyKeys, try disabling it and see if the problem goes away.

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