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GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by Lenp » Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:17 pm

This is making me nuts! I have a less than one year old Dell Inspiron laptop, running updated Win10, that occasionally shows typed entries in browsers and some web forms backwards, Not the letters, but the letter order, like the heading above. Interesting that it only does it sometimes and NEVER in any other application, but only occasionally on web sites, (like this forum) but more frequently in browsers!

I have an open service ticket with Dell and they are absolutely clueless. One chat line 'expert' told me to restart the computer and check BIOS for some things. I mentioned we would be disconnected and asked how to get back in touch with him. He said 'I will be here waiting for you to finish" There were no such suggested settings in this bios and guess what. He was also, as expected G O N E!
He was not a technician, and an even worse magician.

So far I have...
Checked the drivers but the Dell sites they are up to date.
Reinstalled keyboard driver did not help. Verified that the region settings and language are correct.
Read widespread chat about Ctrl-R Shift and Ctrl-L Shift changing the direction of text, but that does nothing in this system.
Found a blog that mentions that an older version of Java, which is heavily used in web sites may be the cause. Upgraded to latest version, no changes. Unfortunately all these alleged 'fixes' I expect would affect the entire machine, not selectively web sites and browsers, like Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
So, is it Win 10, The Dell Laptop, a Java issue, all buggy browsers, or just a case of bad JuJu?

With an open invitation to all the combined experts among those few remaining forum members, I'm open to all suggestions, incantations or brands of incense and holy oils that may work!
Thanks to all!
Len

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Re: GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by CeaSaR » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:22 pm

I can tell you that Java is deprecated, and all major browsers don't use it (or at least protest when you try).

Is it just the typing or the whole page is mirrored?

Try:
https://support.google.com/chrome/threa ... to-r?hl=en
Most of these you've tried, but answers further down may help:
https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/ho ... es-easily/
This one suggests a mouse problem:
https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-fix-a- ... -backwards

Lastly, go to your browser settings, and check everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, to make sure no weird setting have been applied. For example, your language should say English (we've met, so yeah, that's correct) and all your other language related settings should match. Same with your Fonts, they should be the standard fonts you're used to seeing, not something odd or unknown.

Lastly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlgUw0AkJMM

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Re: GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by dyarker » Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:26 pm

Just browser?
Does not sound like a keyboard problem, but display.
Been to any sites that were in Hebrew or Arabic? Those are right to left reading, they would thay set in program window code by an extended style.
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Re: GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by CeaSaR » Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:15 am

Just upgraded my computer and got to Win10. I was typing a reply on YouTube and highlighted a section of my text in the reply box to right click to see if any formatting was available, and I saw a setting there that set the writing direction. Give that a looky-loo.
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Re: GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by Lenp » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:25 am

Hi CeaSaR
Thanks for all your input but this is really gotten to be a nutty issue.
I can use any browser and it will type properly, then occasionally, the next time, or entry, it will reverse. After Enter is pressed, the next line entered is right again. This is totally random, and cannot be duplicated. Once it happens, I can backspace and it deletes the backwards text, but is still reversed if new text is entered, without the Enter key being pressed. This also occurred in one web site's entry block, but that was the only case outside of a browser.
There is supposed to be a key combination in WIN 10 , CTRL+LSHIFT, or CTRL+RShift, that reverses the text but it does not work on this system, or another win 10 box so maybe it is version specific. (Both are Dell systems) . I would think if it was a driver/hardware/fluke it would affect any text, but, it does it only with a browser??

I deleted JAVA, as you suggested, removed then re-installed the keyboard driver, checked the region and language settings. This system has a 'gesture' mode for the touchpad and that I disabled in the hopes that some sloppy thumbs may be mucking it up. At the end, nothing made a change. I've run several AV scans with nothing found, and web searching has not shown a possible virus suspect (*unless this a new variant!).
The system is an almost out of warranty Del Laptop, and Dell has been useless except for their weekly --"How Did We Do Survey" from tech support. Negative ratings and comments just generate the same weekly detritus!
Do what next...Who knows.
I'm starting to miss my Apple IIe :razz:
Len

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Re: GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by dyarker » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:19 am

A search on CTRL+RShift shows that as used by OneNote, not Windows in general.

Do you use OneNote?

I am on a HP, Windows 10 64 bit laptop. Sometimes typing just stops going to the focus window and beeps for each keystroke. I have to click mouse in text box to continue. Or, a background program will pop to the top on screen and have focus. Seems Windows 10 easily confuses itself!

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Re: GNIPYT SDRAWKCAB

Post by CeaSaR » Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:47 am

If you use an external keyboard, are you able to replicate the problem? If not, I'll put money on the lappy's keyboard having an intermittent defect, possibly near the enter key.
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