Richard, re-starting doesn’t seem to solve my problem but I suspect you are
right that it is something to do with sticky-keys functionality; it definitely
isn’t anything wrong with the keyboard itself.
But I se a
suggestion about trying to jiggle the alternative alt key, so will try this
the next time it happens.
enough, it never happens when I am using the internet.
email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Richard B.
Sent: 13 January 2020 15:15
Subject: Re: Keys Seemingly Stuck
About your issue with keys seemingly being
stuck down, I have seen this before as well. Most often, it is either or
both of the alt and windows keys. I have never figured out how or why
this happens. For me, it is not a mechanical thing, like the keys
physically being stuck down due to something like a crumb. I think it
has something to do with something like “sticky keys.” I have a vague
recollection that a certain combination of keystrokes in Windows causes keys
to act like they are always pressed down. I do not know what that
combination is. But, apparently one can trigger this without knowing or
intending to do so. For me, the problem goes away after a
The keys don’t actually get stuck
down but behave as though they are. We have tried cleaning them.
I had a feeling that this was
discussed before Christmas and I wasn’t alone with this issue where the
computer behaves as though the alt key or windows key is still depressed.
I think I will take Ed’s advice
and wait till the summer before upgrading Jaws and take advantage of Sight and
Sound’s Summer Deal as it looks as if it will cost me around £350 to upgrade
from Jaws 18 to the current version.
First, the problem with the keys
acting like they are jammed down may not be a Jaws issue, so no one should say
one way or the other if that will solve your problem.
Maybe you could specify what you
have tried already to resolve that issue.
The current version is Jaws 2020,
so if you have just Jaws 18, you would need 2018, 2019 and 2020, but since you
get a little better deal doing them in groups of two, you may want to do
Or, you could go with the
subscription model at $90 per year and jump right into the 2020
You'll have to do the math to see
which makes the most sense in your situation.
"Reality is the leading cause of
stress for those who are in touch with it."
-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the
Universe, by Jane Wagner
I was given a free migration
from Window-eyes to Jaws 18 but would now like to upgrade. I see the price
varies dependent upon how many upgrades you want. How many would I need to
have the current version? Would the current version get rid of this problem
I am having with the alt and windows key appearing as jammed