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Today I noticed a strange text file on my Windows 10 PC's Desktop called "README.txt". Curious, I opened it and it read

START → 2↑ → P 3→ ↑ P 4→ P → P 2↓ ← P 4← 2↑ P → ↓ P 5← P ↑ 4→ 2P 3→ P 5← 2↓ P 5→ ↑ P → P 6← ↑ P ← ↓ P

My computer has been freaking me out, I've been paranoid for days now, I think my computer is possessed! Can you please help me!

  • $\begingroup$ A nice quick puzzle for you! $\endgroup$
    – Adam
    Commented Aug 19, 2019 at 12:35

1 Answer 1


It says


or, if you prefer,

"Stop. That tickles."

so I guess

your keyboard would like you to change the way you type. (And yes, maybe it is indeed possessed.)


if you start on the "Windows" key on your keyboard -- the one that produces the "start menu" -- and then make the motions described by the arrows, entering a character at each P, that's what you get.


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