Keyboard typing wrong characters IE 11

May 22, 2018 at 15:16:47
Specs: Windows 10
Hi, Just wondering if anyone got a fix for this? I have a laptop running windows 10 and IE11 since an automatic update if i type antthing in IE11, incorrect characters are typed, no pattern, type the same letter and each character produced is different. I have tried deactivating and reactivating IE11, updating the keyboard drivers, doing a repair on windows 10, ran Sophos; no threats.
Completely baffled.

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#1
May 22, 2018 at 15:33:11
Here are some things to try.

Reset IE.
Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset button.

Borrow an USB keyboard & test.

Where is Control Panel? Applies to: Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 7
https://support.microsoft.com/en-au...
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...
https://www.digitalcitizen.life/8-w...
Open Control Panel > Troubleshooter.
Click the View all link on the left.
Find the relevant troubleshooter in the list and click it to run it.
https://fossbytes.com/windows-10-tr...

Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps - Applies to Windows 10
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

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#2
May 23, 2018 at 02:10:14
press Lshift+Lctrl to toggle special characters ;), it's a pain in the ass if you don't know how to

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#3
May 23, 2018 at 14:14:12
Thanks for the reply, I have already tried resetting IE11 and tried a USB keyboard, ran a PC diagnostic; no errors, unfortunately can't troubleshoot Ie11 as it is a feature within Windows 10.
Might have to do a complete restore of Laptop, I imagine that will sort it out.
Interestingly my other PC has gone through same windows update without any oriblems,
Really weird; I can type normally into the address bar or search bar in ie11 toolbar but if I open a program eg bing or google the keyboard appears encrypted.
thanks for your reply

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#4
May 23, 2018 at 16:42:49
"Might have to do a complete restore of Laptop, I imagine that will sort it out"

Try Debugging mode.
Enable Debugging Mode with and without Login on Windows 10
https://www.isunshare.com/windows-1...


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