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thecursedland
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keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

When I start a video game, the keyboard letters will not work properly.  They will sequentially type 0-9 over and over again. Say for example I type w.  It will type out 0. if I hit w again it will type 1. and so on.

I have contacted support for the keyboard, but they were having a problem trying to help me wiht my problem.  I also looked up online about the problem in question, and have seen several instances in the last couple of months where the keyboard is acting up.

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Big_Dave
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

Hi,

 

If you are using a gaming keyboard and/or joystick this you might have a programming error that controls special key and button functions.  I have experienced this situation with a Satek joystick when trying to program in all of the special buttons and controls. This might not be your situation but if you have a profile for the keyboard, mouse or joystick you might want to carefully review the functions set for the keys and buttons.


If anything you are using is wireless then try replacing the batteries.

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thecursedland
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

I am using a wired keyboard and I do not have any gaming devices.  I believe this to be an error involving the Windows 7.  When I set my games to use emulation of older Operating Sytems, the keys will act approprietly.  Thanks for your swift reply. :smileyhappy::smileyhappy:

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stanbrook1
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Registered: ‎05-18-2011
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

I have the same problem on my HP M9250f Vista O/S. I believe it started on May 11 2011 when I used my MS Xbox controler.

I am paying for some tech service on line. I'll let you know if I found the solution.

 

Stanbrook1

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Gi141
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Registered: ‎05-20-2011
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

I just registered to answer this issue.  This exact same thing has been driving me nuts.  It only happens in a game, and then only when I'm in the mapping page of Options, or actually playing the game.  The game interface chat window was fine, and all other normal usages were fine.

 

My problem was installing an ISP provided anti-virus package.  In the package was Norton and some other stuff I never had the opportunity to uncheck during the installation.  One of the those 'other' programs was something called GuardedID.  This program apparently was masking my all keystrokes after my first initial accurate keystroke with numbers counting from 0-through-9, and then resetting back to 0.  Maddening!

 

I uninstalled GuardedID and everything went back to fully functioning, as expected.  I'm not saying it has to be this exact program that is causing your issues.  But perhaps you can look for a similar password/identity protection program within your anit-virus package.

 

Good luck!

 

G.

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thecursedland
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

Oh! I see! I didn't even think about that.  My ISP (COMCAST now XFINITY).  It has some program which handles hiding keystrokes.   Did you contact your ISP and let them know what was going on with their 'security' program?

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toz52
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Registered: ‎05-30-2011
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

I could no longer play any Steam games thank to Comcast GuardianID Program it was typing numbers instead of letters

i deleted GuardianId rebooted and now everthing works fine. I wish comcast would test these programs out first .

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toz52
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if u have guardianid program installed delete it . i had the same problem u have and that fixed it

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thecursedland
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

I'll tell you another little oddity. Why does HP keyboards put a Fn function on their keyboards?  This is not a laptop I'm using.

At first I thought it might be that.  While playing a game I thought I might have hit the Fn key instead of the Alt or Ctrl.  I tried the instruction advice from different places but it didn't help my problem.  If it hadn't been for the guy that posted about the password blocking software, I would have probably never figured it out.  Comcast (Xfinithy) needs to check their software and figure out how to disable that function while playing video games. Of course, unless they get numerous complaints about it, they're not going to do anything about it.  That's why we need to report this to them.  Just because we are gamers does not mean that we should be neglected for password protection.  Raise a fuss with those people.  Corporations DO NOT CARE about us.  They only care about the numbers. 

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wraymills
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Re: keyboard sequentially types numbers instead of letters when games are played

Thanks for the answer to my problem. I had a problem, within windows only, not DOS. When I typed letters, even in an editor, sequential numbers 1-10 were shown. I uninstalled the GuaredID program and my problem went away.

Great job on the debug....

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