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I use this mini keyboard most of the time on my Windows PC. I'm usually gaming with a controller on the couch with my PC hooked up to the projector and a full-sized keyboard just gets in the way.

It works well most of the time but sometimes a key will get stuck. Not on the keyboard but on Windows itself. For example, yesterday I was trying to type in some numbers and it just kept opening random applications. I'm not entirely sure what key was stuck.

The only way I've been able to solve this problem is rebooting. What's causing this issue and how do I fix it? I'm on Windows 10. It's worth noting that if I turn off the keyboard and plug in a wired keyboard, the issue still persists. I still can't type.

  • I’ve never heard of this issue. Sounds like an issue with the keyboard hardware itself. Rebooting simply resets the hardware. Highly unlikely this is an issue with Windows in anyway at all. Trying to disable / enable the hardware in device manager might work. Otherwise unplugging the USB receiver in sure would work too. In any case, the keyboard is the problem. – Appleoddity Oct 24 '18 at 15:56
  • I have a hard time believing this isn't the result of unwanted instructions from the keyboard. I suggest you not ask how to implement your proposed solution but instead how to troubleshoot and fix your underlying problem. See the XY problem. – Twisty Impersonator Oct 24 '18 at 15:58
  • Reworded the question. – Programmer4Life Oct 24 '18 at 16:03
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    Have you tried disabling the Sticky Keys shortcut? The shortcut to enable it is pressing the shift key 5 times, a common occurrence for gamers. – Yorik Oct 24 '18 at 16:34

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