PuTTY bug xp-stickykeys-breaks-capslock

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summary: StickyKeys inverts sense of capslock on WinXP and Win2k3
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
present-in: 0.53b, 0.54

On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, if the PuTTY window has focus
and StickyKeys is activated (e.g. by holding down a modifier key or
tapping Shift five times) and then disabled, the case of characters
typed in the PuTTY window is inverted.

To reproduce:

* Log in to a system. Keep focus on the PuTTY window.
* Press shift repeatedly until the 'StickyKeys' dialogue box comes up.
* Click 'Cancel' to turn off StickyKeys.
* Now type in the PuTTY window. Letters appear in the opposite case
  they should be (capital without shift, lower case with shift, and
  reversed if caps lock is on).
* Do the 'StickyKeys' thing again to get back to normal.

Ref: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0404231432350.7898-100000@chiark.greenend.org.uk>

OSD: I can't now reproduce this with XP SP2 and any version of PuTTY
including the versions it was originally reported against.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2006-01-25 21:20:23 +0000)