Fix for Keys sticking in Games in Internet Explorer

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Thank you bbiernat for this fix that seems to work well for most people in IE8 who have problems with keys "sticking" in games. Note, if your key is physically sticking that's your fault for spilling Coke on it. But if it's only virtually sticking, this should help.
Originally posted by bbiernat:
SOLVED:

Tools---Internet Options --- Security tab --- uncheck protected mode.

or

Tools---Internet Options --- Security tab --- click -trusted sites - click sites - uncheck require server - click add (Make sure you also have unchecked protected mode for this zone) This will disable it for only the site you add.

This solved the problem but obviously will weakens your security. I would recommend you only disable this when you go to sites you trust that have this problem.

Tested with IE8 on Windows 7 RC. I also think it will work with Vista and IE 7. I tested with the game shift 4.

Good Luck!
This alternate fix was also proposed:
Originally posted by amtie:

I had this problem for a few days now. I came upon this thread, and tried the protected mode fix, and I got multitask to work perfectly. However i didn’t like the lowered security. I turned protected mode back on, and tried playing multitask again, and, no surprise there, my keys stuck. However, when i tried to run my browser (IE8) as administrator (right click on quicklaunch button – run as administrator), even when you go to the security tab and check the “protected mode” and restart the browser, you can play games without the keys sticking. However, by merely running IE8 as an admin, i get the “protected mode: off” status on the bottom, even when i checked that it was on in the Security tab. I also get no security warning (yellow bar on top). You might prefer running your browser as an admin rather than reducing your browser’s security for a few games. It’s not worth it.

Comp specs:
PC Vista Ultimate 32-bit
4GB RAM (~3GB actual)
Quad-core 3GHz
2 Nvidia 8800GT (SLi) GPUs (not required for flash)

I found that even the slightest lag in game, either from particles, animations, or processing, the keys would stick. This glitch is most prominent in B29 Assault. Hopefully my info helped.

[Hijacked by Ventero - Adding some keywords so the search function hopefully finds this thread when searching for a fix: WASD arrow keys sticking stick sticky moving moves]
 
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You assume that they know what browser they are using?

Most people who use IE and not the search bar are “technolog-unknowledgeable” and won’t know their browser. A few stars in the post title should attract their attention…

 
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How do you not know whats browser your on though? It says “Blah blah blah blah – Mozilla Firefox” for me, replace with “Microsoft Internet Explorer” and your done. Only an idiot cannot know what browser they are using.

Also, it’s about time a sticky on this was made. I’m sick of people asking this. Now, make one in the Kong. forums where half of these threads appear.. ;)

 
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notverygood – I don’t spend a lot of time in the Kong forum – are there really a lot of threads there about it? I’d hate to put a tech-support thread sticky in there though. Seems to be contradictory to the organization we’re trying to create. We hoped putting tech support up near the top of the forum list would get more people to go there first.

 
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Nah, not a lot really. Just one every now and then. I’d say even less than the amount TS gets.

 
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Just one every now and then.

It depends on how often you call “every now and then” Sure, they aren’t flooded on the first page, but they come up so often you just get sick of quoting that post. Sure, making a sticky won’t stop people making he thread, but surely some people read stickies before posting.. and since it’s “related to Kong” they post in the Kong forums. It’d help. But, whatever.

 
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I have never seen a post like that in the kong forums…

 
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Lurk more. That’s really all I can say.

 
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Originally posted by notverygood:

Lurk more. That’s really all I can say.

Then you probably shouldn’t have posted at all.

Anyways, I haven’t seen a thread like that in the Kong forum for a while.

 
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NICE! thanks ppl

 
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And what about Mozilla Firefox, how do you fix it on that?

 
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You don’t, because the problem doesn’t exist there (at least not in a fresh install of Firefox).
An addon may be causing such a problem though.

 
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Originally posted by ParalysisTerror:

And what about Mozilla Firefox, how do you fix it on that?

It shouldn’t happen on FF. Does it happen on all games, or just some? OS?

 
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The weird this is that it only happens on tetris games such as 99 Bricks.

 
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Does it still happen when you run Firefox in safe-mode (i.e. with all addons etc. disabled)?

 
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An addon may be causing such a problem though.

Yup, it was an add-on. <_<

 
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thank you

i hope this works

 
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i tried it and my keys still stuck :’(

 
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Originally posted by bobbert4ever:

i tried it and my keys still stuck :’(

You have to close, and re-open IE for the changes to take effect.

 
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The problem is IE8. I had same problem on two different computers. If you use vista here is what to do. Go to control panel, then programs, and click on view installed updates were it says programs and features. Scroll down to were you see Internet explorer 8 update and uninstall that. Restart computer. Now you will be using IE7. That should fix it for you.

 
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all i did is went on xgens game stick arena and it was there

 
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Umm how do i fix this with IE8, Flash player 10, and Windows 7?

 
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Originally posted by Xandrez:

Umm how do i fix this with IE8, Flash player 10, and Windows 7?

Take a look at the first post please.