Question Keyboard typing random characters windows 10

Apr 27, 2019
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I'm having a problem with windows 10. Almost every time I try to type in the Cortana search box, the setting search box, Microsoft Store or Edge the keyboard starts typing random letters.

For instance, if I press "aaaaaaaaaa" it gives out "fvvar8chvx" a random jumble of letters like it is encrypting or forgetting to unencrypt the letters I type.

I'm a little confused because this is only happening in the Edge/Cortana Microsoft programs. Other applications such as Office 365, File Explorer and Chrome are not affected so it doesn't seem to be a keyboard type/region setting problem.

Hope someone can help.
 
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Which version of the OS are you on? Are you on a laptop or a desktop? You might want to use Keyboard Tester and see if you have any of your keys stuck unknowingly.
I'm on a Windows 10 Pro desktop using Sophos Home anti-virus.

Edit: There are no stuck keys using the keyboard tester. When I tested it in Chrome it worked fine but when I tested it in Edge the random key outputs started again.

The on screen keyboard works fine too.
 
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Colif

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Hi...I have the same issue that just cropped up. I am using a Logitech wireless KB...and have been for years...no issue. Today....random characters in the cortana and edge search bars...no issues any other apps. Itried the above tester and unistalled drivers etc....no good.

It works fine usiung the Onscreen KB though?

Any ideas??? Must be a win update issue??
 

Colif

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Hi...I have the same issue that just cropped up. I am using a Logitech wireless KB...and have been for years...no issue. Today....random characters in the cortana and edge search bars...no issues any other apps. Itried the above tester and unistalled drivers etc....no good.

It works fine usiung the Onscreen KB though?

Any ideas??? Must be a win update issue??
i will answer this in your thread
 
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