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Laptop keyboard sybols not assigned properly help !

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#1 maka909


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:11 AM

i have a Dell Inspriron 6400 laptop windows Vista Home Premium.

i have noticed recently that whenever i try to use the symbols on the computer keyboard they don`t work properly.

for example.

trying to enter email address and adding the "At" symbol it doesnt work.when trying to use the at symbol it comes up as quotations. and a few of the other symbols are not in the correct order or working as they should. how do i fix this

btw that is supposed to be a question mark.

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#2 rigacci



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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:52 PM

I would go into control panel>keyboard and see what keyboard is selected. Sounds like it is of a Foreign country. I know for a fact that the Shift-2 will give you " on an Italian keyboard. [ = , ] = +, \ = , ; = , ' = . And on and on. :huh:

Besides that, I can think of no other reason that your keyboard would screw up. If you have an American as well as a 'Foreign' keyboard installed, you can toggle between them with an Alt-Shift. :thumbsup:

I hope this didn't confuse you more...... :huh:


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

Since I am in Canada, as one of the keyboard languages, it selected French(Canadian).
I would remove the keyboard languages that you don't require.(if there is more than US)
They would be found under the Control Panel, in the Regional and Language Options applet.
Under the Keyboard and Languages tab, click Change Keyboards
Remove the entries that are not required. For me, I only left the US one. I removed the french one.

Hope that helps,

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