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Recently I've been using the SE Gaming Minecraft server a lot, and today when I tried to craft watermelons into seeds, I discovered that they wouldn't move to the crafting table when I clicked them, they moved to my quick-use bar, then moved back to my inventory when I clicked them again. I checked my Shift key, and it was not compressed, so that's not the problem. What is the problem?

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Do you use Linux? If so, you're having the "Linux Cruise Control" bug, where a key gets stuck active. In this case, shift. –  John the Green Apr 30 '12 at 0:41
    
there's a feature in windows called "sticky keys" check your accessibility options –  ratchet freak Apr 30 '12 at 1:25
    
@JohntheGreen That sounds like it should be an answer. –  Kevin Reid Apr 30 '12 at 11:23
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@ratchetfreak I hate sticky keys... –  Alex May 1 '12 at 10:27
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The "Linux Cruise Control" bug happens on Windows too, it's just not as common. –  Broam May 1 '12 at 17:28

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I know you checked your shift key, but 1 explanation would be that you pressed shift multiple times resulting in an affect called sticky keys. One way to remove it is press shift repeatedly until your computer has a pop up message. Then you have to press cancel or something.

Sorry if this isn't specific enough.

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Ok, thanks. That did the trick. –  Portali5t Apr 30 '12 at 11:50
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How could someone "steal your credit" by editing? –  gnovice Apr 30 '12 at 13:46
    
@gnovice It's funny because that line is now gone. –  Alexis King May 1 '12 at 2:45
    
You might want to read the FAQ here on the site and on meta on how reputation (not credits) and the Stack Exchange engine works. –  Bobby May 1 '12 at 11:39
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@ToazterWafflez: No, it doesn't. The answer still belongs to the person who first posted it, and they get all the Rep from votes. The person who edited it is simply listed next to them. I suggest taking a spin through the FAQ to get a better understanding of how it all works here. –  gnovice May 2 '12 at 1:43

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