Windows 10: pressing the A, S and C keys at the same time


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    Windows 10: pressing the A, S and C keys at the same time


    i am curious how to get windows to accept pressing the a, s and c keys at the same time.
    whenever i press this particular combination, windows will ignore the c press and beep if i continue to hold down all three. all other 3 button combinations work as expected so its not a hardware issue, its just these keys.
    is this combination mapped to some special use in windows 10? if so, how to i disable that "feature" or remap the keys?

    "Turn on Sticky Keys", "Turn on Toggle Keys" and "Turn on Filter Keys" are all disabled.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    cas csa acs asc

    Seems to work for my system. Of course, as you can see, I never manage to press them in the same sequence at the same time. :)
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    hm thats weird. i havent really changed anything on my windows installation.
    testing in this browser text box it seems a, s and c isnt the only combination. if i press k, p + i it will ignore the i press but if i press c, d + f then it WILL input f or if i press a, s + r it will input r but doesnt work for c.

    also for the combinations that ignore the third input, the order doesnt matter. if i press c, s + a it will ignore the a press.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 20H2 Build 19042.868 and W10 Insider Preview Build 21343
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    Don't you need a special gaming keyboard to be able to use multiple keys at the same time? Gaming keyboards use a special n-key rollover (nkro) property that allows them to do this.
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    uh no.. "gaming" keyboards are just a marketing gimmick. any keyboard can support rollover if operates from hardware interrupts.

    my problem is a problem with windows 10, it cant be a hardware issue because some combinations work as expected.
    if it were a hardware issue, windows wouldnt detect the keypress at all and i wouldnt get the beeping sound when i try.
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