Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training
Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Monday, July 15, 2013

What to do if the Shift Key Gets Stuck in a Hyper-V Session

It happened again.  I was doing a demonstration in a class and my shift key got stuck inside of the Virtual Machine Connection windows for Hyper-V.  Normally these leads to a reboot of the VM.  Fortunately, one of my students found a much better work around.  Simply Pause the VM and the Resume it.  The Pause and Resume buttons are in the same place on the menu bar.

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This quick and effective work around should make this random issue a bit easier to work with.

1 comment:

Tom Kermode said...

This sounds like an old Windows 95 bug which is still around in various forms. Another solution is to strike the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Windows keys several times.

Incidentally, this works in just about any situation in Windows (VM or not) in which it appears that the Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or Windows key is 'stuck'.