Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Dave... just rapidly press each of the left/right control, alt, windows, and
shift keys while humming your favorite country western tune. That usually
fixes it.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)" <ted.lisle@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 01:06 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

It may or may not be JAWS related, but this behavior is two years older
than Moses. Unloading JAWS fixes it; try that if nothing else works.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Stan
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Good morning, Russell: I am having issues with stuck control and alt keys
running the latest W10 and J 17. Tapping the offending stuck key usually
unsticks it for me, but I know of no more permanent fix.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Russell
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:08 PM
Subject: Jaws 17 in Windows 7 right CTRL key sticking

Hi everyone,

Last week at work I had my 4 month old Lenovo desktop computer running
Windows 7, re-imaged because I was having trouble with my computer freezing
a lot. After re-installing Jaws 17, I am running into an issue where, if I
am in a Word document or on a web page in Chrome, and press alt + tab to
switch to another program, Jaws says, Alt CTRL tab, and, instead of being
taken to the program I want, I am placed in a window listing all my running
programs, and I must choose the program I want from the list and then press

I called VFO tech support, and was briskly, and rudely, I felt, told that
this is not a Jaws issue, and that Jaws has nothing to do with the alt key
sticking. I looked at language and region settings, and I think they are set
where they need to be. Has anyone seen this issue of the right CTRL key
sticking? If so, is there a fix for it?

Thanks for any ideas!


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