Ok, so I do a lot of sprint jumping in minecraft because I pvp a ton everyday and every once in a while it won't allow me to do both at the same time. I set ctrl to my sprint key so when I want to sprint I hold ctrl. If I hold ctrl and space it won't let me jump. If I double tap w I can sprint and jump at the same time. Does anybody know why it does this? It's not something to do with my keyboard because it's just fine. It's done this a couple of times and it's quite annoying.

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    "not something to do with my keyboard" - have you actually ruled out the possibility that your keyboard won't register ctrl+space? Most keyboards do have some key combinations that they won't register together (often w,a,s,d are special: they will always be registered in combination with anything else). – Brilliand Sep 9 '15 at 17:03
  • Lots of applications map "Ctrl+space" to an action. Perhaps something else is intercepting the sequence? – Tim S. Sep 9 '15 at 17:16
  • I know it's not my keyboard because it does it with multiple keyboards. – Tinklepop560 Sep 9 '15 at 17:29
  • @Tinklepop560 I think they meant your operating system or a program is binding ctrl+space. Your keyboard doesn't do anything except send keys to the computer. – Judge2020 Sep 9 '15 at 17:47
  • I don't think you need to hold ctrl to sprint... It's an on/off toggle button. The fact that you're holding it is likely interfering with your jump input – Ben Sep 9 '15 at 23:42

It's likely to do with the fact that you're holding ctrl to run. There are a few issues with this:

  • ctrl+space is a recognised keyboard shortcut in most systems. Minecraft is not one of them however, so this is likely part of your problem.
  • In Minecraft, the ctrl to sprint function is actually an "on/off" switch. Hit it once (while moving) to start sprinting, hit it again to stop sprinting. Holding it is likely screwing with your keyboard input when you attempt to jump.

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