Strangest Problem I've Ever Seen

I think my computer is haunted. I've spent several hours examining it today, and here is a small sampling of what I've encountered. On any webpage in Chrome, typing Ctrl+C like you would to copy something is interpreted as typing "". Ctrl+V, used to paste things, is interpreted as "". Backspace isn't recognized as being pressed at all,* but if I hold Ctrl down, it functions as the Delete key. If I open the same page in Firefox, no keys work *unless* I hold down Ctrl, then Ctrl+whatever works like normal.

And that's just the web pages. Firefox has the same problem if I type in its address bar as if I type on a webpage, but Chrome has something different. In Chrome, if I try to type in a web address, Chrome activates the Ctrl-command associated with any key which has one. So if I type the letter a, it uses Ctrl+A to highlight all text. If I type v, it pastes whatever I last copied. So forth and so on.

This is, without a doubt, the strangest thing I've ever experienced on a computer. There's a ton more to it too. The strangest part is it only affects programs which use Javascript (and possibly similar coding languages). Other programs, like Notepad, have no issues at all. It is baffling, and I think I should set my computer on fire. Or just reinstall Windows.

*For any programmers out there, the key is actually recognized as being pressed down and let up, it just isn't triggering a keypress event to do anything. I have no idea how that's possible.

7 comments

  1. I've noticed some things lately not functioning in Firefox, but haven't done an investigation as to why. I suspect it's caused by some optimization for portable device OS at the expense of laptops and desktops.

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