Ctrl Keyboard Not Working

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Hello everyone!

This might sound a little odd, maybe. Anyways my cat, as they do, decided to walk over my computer while I was working in Illustrator. I honestly don´t know what keys she decided to walk on but the end result was that my CTRL key somehow stopped working completely. Everytime I click it my Illustrator just shows me ´´Direct Selection´´ but I can´t use it in any usefule way. Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+S, etc do not work at all. I´ve tried to check it with my Windows Keyboard viewer/preview, to see if the keys were working properly, it shows that they are working correctly. So I honestly do not know what is wrong. I also tried changing the Adobe Keyboad Shortcuts to see if there the Ctrl responded and it doesnt. Whenever I click it, it shows it as blank.

Does anyone know what I can do??

I´d appreciate any help as my workflow is kind of ruined now.

 

Thanks guys!

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Advisor , Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020
Once my cat starts working on my computer and breaks somthing I always make them fix it.Did you try another keyboard just to rule this hardware out?Try this too: On your keyboard, locate and press the ALT+ ctrl + fn keys. This should repair the problem. If this doesn't work, double-check that the keys themselves aren't clogged with dust or cat hair by cleaning out your keyboard with a specialised keyboard cleaner.

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Once my cat starts working on my computer and breaks somthing I always make them fix it.

Did you try another keyboard just to rule this hardware out?

Try this too: On your keyboard, locate and press the ALT+ ctrl + fn keys. This should repair the problem.

If this doesn't work, double-check that the keys themselves aren't clogged with dust or cat hair by cleaning out your keyboard with a specialised keyboard cleaner.

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