Keyboard stops responding in Visual Studio 2010 when editing js files.

April 9th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

It appears that sometimes when I am editing a javascript file in Visual Studio 2010, the IDE will just stop responding to my keyboard.  Thinking it was my keyboard I tried unplugging and re plugging it back in to see if it is a USB issue and that doesn’t fix it.  I actually found a bug report to Microsoft located HERE to which there are no solutions provided, just a “We are planning on fixing this in the next version.  I will report below some of the things that I have done that have brought the keyboard back for me in case you run into this problem yourself.

1)  If I press Ctrl+Shift+Caps Lock+Tab all at once it seems to free it back up for me.
2)  CTRL+TAB either once or twice seems to do it as well.
3)  Sometimes, closing and re-opening the specific code window I’m working in fixes it.

I hope this fixes this issue for you should you happen to run into this problem.


Leave a Reply