Why does ALT+TAB also require me to press ENTER?  

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  1. Posts : 5
    Win 10
       #11

    Does it also happen with a build in keyboard?
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    It's difficult to tell because it's sporadic. I always use the external keyboard and it the commands work when I press them twice. So if I detect it on the external keyboard, by the time I get to the internal keyboard, i'm doing it twice. So I can't tell.
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  3. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #13

    Hi there.

    @fahedb

    What keyboard have you selected for your OS

    Ensure the correct keyboard is selected for your windows version. Seems like the behaviour you are getting is because you've selected English International.

    For English the main ones are usually US, UK, UK extended (that's the keyboard with the numeric keypad at the right of the normal keypad), and English International.

    For UK English select either English (UK) or English (UK) extended.

    English international is the pits as some keys - can't remember which - you have to press the NEXT key before you see the symbol previously typed. I.e some commands need to either be typed twice or an extra key entered before symbol appears in your work. Really irritating !!

    Num lock is sometimes automatically turned on at Boot by an option in the BIOS. Pesonally I have it turned off and manually press the num lock keys if I want to use the numeric keypad.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Hey @jimbo45!

    It was set to UK English. I've now changed it to UK extended. Let's see if that helps.

    Meanwhile, regarding numlock being turned on at boot, the problem is that it seems to be far more sporadic than that. My computer is on pretty much the whole day and I often find that it to be off even though it was on 10 minutes prior. Any thoughts?
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  5. Posts : 240
    Dual Boot Windows 11 & 10, usually latest version
       #15

    @fahedb
    The more I hear about the keyboard, the more I think it's a problem with the external keyboard. I think you should set the language back to UK English and use only a different keyboard for a long enough period so you are satisfied that is or isn't a keyboard problem. If the problems usually occur within a day, try the different board for 3 days, as an example. If the problems still occur, then it's not the keyboard. If no problems, then you need a different keyboard.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    @Garyw I'll do that today.

    Meanwhile, do you think it is a keyboard compatibility problem? I've been using this keyboard with my old laptop for about 3 years with no problems at all. It's only since I bought the new laptop that I've been suffering.
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  7. Posts : 30,010
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #17

    fahedb said:
    @Garyw I'll do that today.

    Meanwhile, do you think it is a keyboard compatibility problem? I've been using this keyboard with my old laptop for about 3 years with no problems at all. It's only since I bought the new laptop that I've been suffering.
    Could be bad USB, some loose contact, driver, laptop, that you touch toucpad sometimes, you touch screen (you have touch screen on your laptop) or any combination.

    After you make test Gary suggest (good one), try changing USB connector and disabling touch devices.
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  8. Posts : 240
    Dual Boot Windows 11 & 10, usually latest version
       #18

    @fahedb Check your new laptop settings to disable the touch pad. Inadvertently hitting the touch pad (wrist, heel of hand, etc.) can raise hell with your typing.
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #19

    For the sake of others who may find this thread in the future, I'll note that I also experience this problem occasionally--and I have no external keyboard. It's on an Asus Zenbook, with Windows 11 (can't recall if it happened with 10). And like the OP, I find it comes and goes. In fact, it was happening so I started searching for thoughts on the problem and was brought here, but somewhere in the several minutes of doing that and some other things, the normal behavior returned (I could alt-tab and go right to the screen I stopped on, rather than having to hit enter also).

    So bottom line, the conclusion would be that there's clearly SOMETHING we are doing or running that causes the behavior to come and go. I don't know what it may be, for now. But again I wanted ti add the new info here in case others also may find this thread in the future.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 11
       #20

    Changing the keyboard language to English United States worked for me.
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