Preventing an unwanted change in the mouse cursor

  1. Posts : 232
    Win10 32bit v20H2

    Preventing an unwanted change in the mouse cursor

    One of my programs in x32Win10ProV20H2 has the hotkey CTRL SHFT which turns the mouse cursor into a text-capture tool. I find that conversion happening frequently without me applying the hotkey. How might this be caused ? - or more importantly, how can it be prevented ? The USB connected mouse is a Microsoft one and has a scroll wheel. Keyboard is a USB connected HP. It might be relevant to mention that from time to time, the INSERT mode gets inexplicably changed to OVERWRITE.
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  2. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    Are there any wireless mouses and / or keyboard nearby (same room, same office etc)?
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  3. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2

    Your keyboard might have a stuck key. Turn the keyboard upside down and give it a good shake, blow out the keys with a can of compressed air to remove any dust or crumbs.
    Try the On Screen Keyboard. If it happens without the USB keyboard plugged in using the OSK, then it is a Windows issue. If everything works with the keyboard removed, then replace the keyboard.
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  4. Posts : 232
    Win10 32bit v20H2
    Thread Starter

    Megahertz - there are no other wireless devices nearby.

    Spunk - There is no stuck key; Your error elimination plan is the ultimate in rationality. Thank you
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