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. Apr 30, 2012 at 0:41
  • there's a feature in windows called "sticky keys" check your accessibility options Apr 30, 2012 at 1:25
  • @JohntheGreen That sounds like it should be an answer.
    – Kevin Reid
    Apr 30, 2012 at 11:23
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    @ratchetfreak I hate sticky keys...
    – Alex
    May 1, 2012 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, 2012 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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    How could someone "steal your credit" by editing?
    – gnovice
    Apr 30, 2012 at 13:46
  • @gnovice It's funny because that line is now gone. May 1, 2012 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, 2012 at 11:39
  • Because when someone edits it makes the awnser in their name May 1, 2012 at 22:57
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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, 2012 at 1:43

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