Solved (CENSORED/DELETED) Input Glitch Connected to Widgets


gremlinkurst

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Windows 11, 22H2 (OS build 22621.819)
Sometimes, when my system has been running for a long time (particularly when I've been ALT/TAB-toggling between game and desktop), the system scrambles the input from my keyboard, causing that frigging stupid widget half-pane to pop up, and attempting to use the keyboard after closing it only opens it up again, and further keyboard input starts making other unsummoned and undesired apps to open.

At first, all I had to do to make it go away was to be persistent, closing that stupid Widgets app until the glitch "evaporated." Now I have to restart the computer. Evidently, whatever in bloody Hell the problem is resides in volatile memory. I've been using Windows since 3.1 rolled out, and I can't count how many platforms I've administered (both MSDOS- and UNIX-based), and I have never encountered this issue before. It's damned annoying.

Okay, I didn't like that ridiculously useless Widgets thing, so I disabled it (since it "decided" to make itself part of an irritating problem, previously satisfied simply by ignoring its presence). If I want to open an application or process, I can do it all on my lonesome, thank you very much. Anyway, that irritant should no longer be part of the problem. My system is not infected; I've been using Webroot SecureAnywhere for over twelve years to combat intrusions and threats, with 100% results (my system has not been compromised from external sources for over twelve years). The first time this happened, I ran a scan anyway (this started happening about two months ago), coming up clean.

I'm hoping the problem has been solved, but in the event that the gremlin "decided" to regroup, and perhaps change tactics, has anyone ever heard of this? Or am I just the luckiest damned guy in the world?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica

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I have a somewhat similar scenario. I'll spare you all the details, but the bottom line is that I can get my keyboard into a state where it types gibberish. To clear this condition, I place my desktop into sleep, then wake it back up. After that, the keyboard is working again.

If you want more details on my scenario, let me know and I will spell it out.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro 22H2 and Windows 10 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
    CPU
    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD

gremlinkurst

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Okay, something weird here on this site: I just deleted system profile two (it listed system 1 & 2 as being identical, when they are not). I gave the reason for deletion as "these are not system 2 specs," and instead, it deleted the last post I'd made, leaving the wrong information in my system specs.

Recap of deleted post: I experienced the gibberish problem and permanently eliminated it by uninstalling the Razer Cynosa firmware (incompetent authors). Not my problem, but neglected to mention that even though I wasn't using the mouse when the gremlin was acting up, the system was behaving as if the mouse was being used erratically, despite the fact it was completely at rest.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica

gremlinkurst

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Final update: Through process of elimination, exploring and eliminating other possible causes of the issue, I discovered that it turns out that Windows 11 is not at fault. Borderlands Game of the Year Edition is the culprit; the issue arises only when that game is running, indicating that the game is not 100% compatible with Windows 11 (not exactly a shocker; the reworked 2009 game is three years old). Fix: Kill the game (take it out of process). It's not terribly inconvenient, as it saves super-frequently, practically with every breath you take.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica

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