Capital letters that change to small letters?

  spuds 24 Feb 12

I seem to have recently, a problem that when write a capital letter 'A' it changes automatically to 'a'. I then have to go back and replace the 'a' to 'A' or whatever letter changes.

This can be at the beginning of a sentence, or any where else in a sentence.

I use IESpell, but the problem seems to occur with all the browsers etc that I use. But it doesn't always happen!.

Any ideas as to what is going on?

  northumbria61 24 Feb 12

Caps lock or Shift key sticking - possibly?

  spuds 24 Feb 12


No its not that, because it can happen after I have printed other text to a line?.

It would appear to be a spell checker correction type fault?.

  lotvic 24 Feb 12

Didn't think that IESpell did auto-corrections?

  Sea Urchin 24 Feb 12

lotvic is correct - there is no auto correction facility in ieSpell

  spuds 25 Feb 12

I can only agree, because it was only a theory on my part.

Whatever the case, it would appear to be something that is changing Capital text as I type. I can live with it, but it would be nice to have a solution to the problem. Everything that I have tried, hasn't offered a solution.

  lotvic 25 Feb 12

"the problem seems to occur with all the browsers etc that I use"

What other spell checkers do you have installed? as some other browsers have their own checker and I'm thinking it may be some sort of conflict, though I don't know of any that do auto corrections. Usually just get a red line underneath misspellings.

MS Office does have auto correct if you set it up (don't know if that has anything to do with it)

  lotvic 25 Feb 12

forgot to add.. Have you tried another keyboard?

  spuds 25 Feb 12


I have spare keyboards, so I will give this a try.

There isn't MS Office on the computer in question (running XP). When time allows, I will have to dig deeper into the software, to see if I can pin-point anything there. I have a strange feeling that when I installed something some time ago, there was a tick box involved, that might have something to do with the fault.

I will tick this as resolved.

Thanks to those that have given their time and input on this question, much appreciated.


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