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I noticed this problem earlier today, pressing left shift + W to type a capital W does not work. I can get a capital W by using the right shift key, or the caps-lock, but not with the left shift, which works fine for all other letters. Basically, left shift + W does not do anything.

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Does it work fine with a different keyboard? It may be an issue with the keyboard. – de_an777 Jul 8 '12 at 16:04
The problem just went away, works fine now. I don't think it was a hardware issue as the shift key worked fine with other letters, and the W key worked fine without pressing left-shift. Still would like to know what caused it! – Santaji Jul 8 '12 at 16:16
If it happens again, check for a shift + W hotkey. Is there any app that was open when it wasn't working and closed when it started working again? – iynque Jul 9 '12 at 0:23

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