VERY weird problem, single key slow when word is open!
Thread poster: Erik Wallace

Erik Wallace  Identity Verified
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Nov 4, 2011

Hi,

I was hoping anyone had an answer to this mysterious bug:

The key ':' (or 'ø', on the Norwegian keyboard) turns slow whenever MS word is open, I need to keep it pressed down for it to react. Then, when I close MS word, the key magically starts to function as normal.

Has anyone ever experienced this? I've tried to check for viruses and malware and repaired all versions of MS Office, still no luck. It only applies to Word, not excel.


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Hi,

I was hoping anyone had an answer to this mysterious bug:

The key ':' (or 'ø', on the Norwegian keyboard) turns slow whenever MS word is open, I need to keep it pressed down for it to react. Then, when I close MS word, the key magically starts to function as normal.

Has anyone ever experienced this? I've tried to check for viruses and malware and repaired all versions of MS Office, still no luck. It only applies to Word, not excel.



Kindest,


Erik
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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 02:40
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Remove Normal.dot Nov 5, 2011

Copy your active Normal.dot-file to a save location and start Word without it. Word will create a new file with no settings. I believe this key is defined some way so it does something else than expected.

 

Erik Wallace  Identity Verified
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Thank you for the suggestion, Heinrich! Nov 12, 2011

It could have been the problem, and definitely a thing to look out for if I experience other, similar problems in the future.

I finally managed to solve this by removing the hot keys for input languages in 'Advanced Key Settings'. Why these hot keys would create a problem, and most often when I opened word or Trados, is still a mystery to me. Removing them was a shot in the dark out of desperation, wish I had tried that before.


Mvh,


Erik


 


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