Shift and media keys keep trying to open mp3 players

January 6, 2017 at 06:47:56
Specs: Windows 64
What happens: Groove opened. Uninstalled. Windows Mecia Player opened. Uninstalled. VLC opened. Uninstalled. "you'll need a new app to open this mp3 file" message now pops up.

When: pressing shift, pressing shift + 1-0, backspace, t, y, ´, [, media keys such as volume controllers, play, pause, calculator, etc.

When it started: maybe two days ago, but I don't have a backup to go to.

What I have tried: uninstalling media programs, checking for stickykeys, cleaning the keyboard, uninstalling and reinstalling keyboard drives, updating keyboard drives, connecting keyboard to another usb port, using Sharpkeys, changing input language.

What I possibly could, but haven't tried: buying another keyboard, due to personal reasons.

Please help, this is exhausting... can you guys help me fix it?

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#1
January 6, 2017 at 07:07:50
Is it possible your Alt key is stuck? Perhaps you can just borrow another keyboard.

What are you using for Spyware/Malware/Virus detection?

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#2
January 6, 2017 at 07:16:56
Do you think it might be the Alt key? Whenever I press it for actual commands such as alt tab or alt f4 it seems to function normally. Is there a way - short of another keyboard - I could verify it?

And I'm using Windows Defender and the Windows firewall.


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#3
January 6, 2017 at 07:27:33
Try Alt-Tab and see what happens. Or ust keep taping the Alt key. Have you removed the key from the keyboard?

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#4
January 6, 2017 at 07:29:53
Alt tab works perfectly, if I keep tapping it nothing happens.
I have never removed any keys from this keyboard, do you think I should try it?

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