Odd Keyboard issue ..

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by weltweit, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have had this computer a few years now but in the last months an odd error seems to have appeared.

    Sometime when I go to type the AT symbol, I get ~ instead, and when I try to type the hash symbol I get \ instead.

    It doesn#t happen every time, that # was the apostrophe symbol, GRR

    If I hit the Windows key and the spacebar it seems often to reset, but sometimes it persists.

    I just tried it now and it didn't work, it just reshaped my browser window.

    Anyone know what is occurring?
  2. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

    i think it's something to do with keyboards in some countries having some of the symbols in different places.

    is it a UK keyboard and the rest of your computer set to UK?

    it sometimes re-sets itself if you use a particular program

    think it's somewhere in control panel - keyboard, or regional settings or something like that.
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  4. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
    And have you tried a different keyboard?
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  5. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Agree with Puddy_Tat, you've probably changed the keyboard language by accident. On my Windows 10 hitting alt+shift cycles through my options (I have a Chinese input method installed)

    You can see the options if you have the language bar installed.

    ETA Windows key and space also cycles them so probably is that
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  6. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    In Settings you'll find the options you have enabled under time & language, you could turn off any keyboards you don't want
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  7. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    try turning the keyboard upside down and bashing it.
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have been tempted believe me :)
  9. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Thanks Puddy_Tat, I will check out control panel and see what I can do there. It might well be another program or perhaps I activate a change by pressing the wrong keys .. off to have a look at control panel..
  10. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Hi JimW,

    On my machine alt+shift doesn't seem to do anything, but the windowskey+spacebar cycles through US or US keyboard.

    I think I have resolved it in the control panel, time will tell :)
  11. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I think alt-shift goes through my overall language options rather than the keyboard, you're probably right to be fixing it in control panel
  12. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I am now downloading English UK files … hope it helps.
  13. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Hmm, had to download lots of English UK files … then changed settings and restart .. it took a long time restarting, like as long as it takes when it does an update.

    Still, testing @'"£$#~ seems to work at the moment. :)
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