For two weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity doiwn: Whenever I copy paste with CTRL+C / CTRL+V, my computer keyboard behaves as if I had CTRL button pressed for subsequent tasks: rolling mouse wheel will increase-decrease zoom of active window, hitting 'P' will open printing dialogue window, hitting 's' will offer to save... I can reset the computer to normal with CTRL+Escape, but I have to do it every minute or so as I am using CTRL+C very often.

I tried uninstalling keywboard and mouse completely in device manager, then reboot to reinstall. I deactivated Ease of Access completely, but to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks

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    Did you look into "sticky keys"? And did you test with a different keyboard (just to rule out the keyboard)? – Peter Oct 20 '14 at 15:06
  • Hi Peter - yes I did look into Sticky keys and made sure that none of the checkboxes is checked for [Make the keyboard easier to use]. I actually bought a new keyboard the other day as I thought CTRL button may be the issue, but the problem persists. Thanks – Stephan Becker Oct 20 '14 at 16:50
  • Yep - unchecked all. Same result: still entering CTRL mode as if the CTRL button was pushed. P opens print menu, S wants to save, scrolling wheel goes into page zoom mode. 'Evil' would be the right terminology... – Stephan Becker Oct 20 '14 at 17:12
  • I reviewed all Ease of Access functions and unchecked everything everywhere. The only place that I can change are the radio bvuttons in the section Set up filter keys... has to be one or the other, I have currently 'Turn on Bounce keys' selected. but even if I select the other one, it still does not solve my problem. – Stephan Becker Oct 20 '14 at 17:19
  • Just noticed that its not just CTRL+*** that will trigger the cahnge of mode - as soon if I hit the CTRL key, it switches the mode! – Stephan Becker Oct 20 '14 at 17:23

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