Spacebar acting as Enter


  1. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
       #1

    Spacebar acting as Enter


    My Spacebar is acting like the Enter key in message boxes and this is the first time I have noticed it in the 6 months I have had the laptop (HP x360). I just checked an older Dell running Windows 10 Pro and it does the same thing so it is a Windows issue, how to solve?
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #2

    What message boxes? What program or application? In many cases this is normal.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,425
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #3

    This behaviour [with things like VBS, VBA & PowerShell MsgBoxes, PopUpBoxes as well as other dialogs] has been the same for years. Only a dialog's author could rewrite the procedure to capture and distinguish between Spacebar & Enter.

    I don't see that there is any problem to solve but you could use the Feedback app to report it to MS if you wanted.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
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       #4

    I was using Clean Disk Manager and it highlights Cancel and I accidentally pressed the spacebar and canceled it. Guess I need to write my own keyboard handler () if I want it corrected because MS ain't going to fix it.
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  5. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 913
    Windows 10 Pro
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    rdwray said:
    I was using Clean Disk Manager and it highlights Cancel and I accidentally pressed the spacebar and canceled it. Guess I need to write my own keyboard handler () if I want it corrected because MS ain't going to fix it.
    Nothing to do with Microsoft, that's the way CDM program was written - spacebar activates whatever command button has the focus ... and in this case it was the OK or Cancel button, which terminates the process..
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  6. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #6

    And who supplied Clean Disk Manager?

    Edit: I have several message boxes that I wrote and the spacebar works the same way with them.
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  7. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,836
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #7

    What happens when you use the On Screen Keyboard? How about if you use a USB keyboard?
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  8. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 913
    Windows 10 Pro
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    rdwray said:
    And who supplied Clean Disk Manager?
    Sorry thought you were talking about some 3rd party software - is this Windows Disk Cleanup Manager?
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  9. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Yep, the one that came with Window 10. As I said, it acts the same way with all message boxes no matter what software they are created with; I assume this is because the message box is a built in part of Windows and is only accessed by the compiler.
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