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Whenever I press the left shift key, the right click menu pops up.

This is similar to the problem that I found discussed here: Shift key pops up a menu

I ran a keyboard test, and it shows that whenever I press the left shift key, it registers that as shift + the menu key, which also brings up the menu (see screenshot below).

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I know shift + F10 does this, and I am fairly certain the F10 key is not stuck.

Has anyone ever encountered this problem before or can only suggest some methods to solve this?

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Does this issue only happen with this one keyboard? –  Dave Rook Jan 7 '13 at 8:31
    
Yes, it seems that this is keyboard specific. What I don't understand is why or how a single key is registered/mapped to two keys. This also seems to happen with the LWin and LAlt keys, and pressing either ends up registering as both keys pressed. –  John Jan 7 '13 at 8:35
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Well, the keyboard is faulty! Or, you have some software/driver specific to the keyboard which is creating this 'shortcut' or 'autohotkey' type of thing! –  Dave Rook Jan 7 '13 at 8:36
    
Although it's most likely a hardware fault, can you check if it does the same in Safe Mode as well? –  Karan Jan 7 '13 at 21:26
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As this issue only happens with the one keyboard, then it may be worth while just getting a new keyboard to save any headaches.


You can down load the free tool AutoHotKey and map the Shift + Menu combination to just the left shift and see if this overwrites the fault.

Obviously this will only work if you never need to use the combination Shift+Menu

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John, I think my answer is an OK answer, but, I suggest you wait a few days and don't mark it as answer to see if any one else posts! –  Dave Rook Jan 7 '13 at 8:48
    
@John, I have updated my answer with another option. –  Dave Rook Jan 7 '13 at 8:55
    
I have decided to return the keyboard. I was able to re-map some of the keys, but I'd rather just have a fully functional keyboard. –  John Jan 13 '13 at 7:34
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