Windows 10: Windows 10 No Longer Opens Apps From Search With Enter Key Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Build 10586
       12 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 No Longer Opens Apps From Search With Enter Key

    I don't know if this is just me and my keyboard or if something happened with an update. Normally to open most apps I will just press the windows key on my keyboard and type its name. I updated today, both normal windows updates and the threshold 2 update (build 10586.3), but I think the issue started happening after the normal updates. Anyways, I used to be able to type my program name and press Enter and it would open. This is no longer the case for certain items. For example, if I type Regedit, it correctly find the Regedit app but if I press Enter nothing happens, but I can click the found entry with my mouse and it opens just fine. I also cannot open a UNC path (ex \\COMPUTER\C$ or C:\Users) using the Enter button, but again the mouse works. It seems that if after finding the program it says "Run command" underneath it it doesn't open with Enter, and again neither do paths. I can type Notepad and press Enter and it opens just fine without any issues.

    I created this account just to post this because I find it so strange.

    I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this but thought I'd post and see if anyone has any ideas.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Build 10586
    Thread Starter
       13 Nov 2015 #2

    So, I'm and idiot and I don't know why I didn't try it before posting, but I was able to fix the problem by unplugging my keyboard and plugging it back into a different port (windows installed the software again) and it now works properly. I still believe the problem was initially caused by an update.
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