Left Shift does not work for multiple selection, works for capitalization

By crc88 ·
I have a Dell Latitude D830. The OS is Windows XP SP3. The left shift used to work fine. But recently it does not function when I try to select multiple files in Windows Explorer, Outlook, and some other application software for more than 90% of the time. But it always functions well for Capitalization. The Right Shift key functions for multiple files selection for most of the time.

It's annoying. Can anybody help me?

Thanks a lot!


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Open the Control Panel

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Left Shift does not work ...

And check the Region Settings. If they are not in US English that will be the issue.


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Try a different keyboard.

by seanferd In reply to Left Shift does not work ...

It could be the keyboard, even though the key behaves normally otherwise.

Or, something changed the hot key combination. I'm surprised that anything other than user input would change the default Windows setting.

Which version of Windows? Is there any VMWare virtualization software installed?

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