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Keyboard Shortcuts Start Opening When Typing


I just got a brand new laptop with windows 7. I've noticed that when i'm typing for any reason, keyboard shortcuts start opening things all over the place when i haven't hit any shortcuts that i know of. Just now, trying to type this (very slowly and carefully), i automatically moved to the url bar, opened a new tab twice, opened my favorites menu, and moved to the bing search bar twice-while all i've actually done is type out this message.

Trying to type just one line of information, i have opened/switched to as many as 12 different windows! Is there any way for me to stop this from happening? Or is something wrong with my computer? I have never had a computer randomly open things this often as if i'm hitting multiple keyboard shortcuts†(now notice that i somehow enabled italics when i didn't mean to).

This is driving me crazy. I can't type slowly without opening/switching windows let alone type at my normal speed.


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