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Question: Solved: windows keyboard characters mixed up

Hi,
OS is windows xp sp3.
The characters on a Toshiba notebook keyboard have become all mixed up. Several or more letters are numbers. I don't know how to fix this. Steps taken to try to fix it have been to uninstall and re-install the keyboard driver. I then restarted the computer.
I could not find anything under language options.

Any advise to solve this would be appreciated.
Regs,

Gemma

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Answer: Solved: windows keyboard characters mixed up

is it only certain keys - like the

u,i,o,p and are they 4,5,6,*
if so
its the numlock keys
you may have numlock set

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press a and b appear each char reflects othermapping shows correctfor give typing

Answer:Keyboard, characters mixed up

Does it work properly in safe mode?
What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hi all,

I am having serious problems with my keyboards. when I press some letters like 'g b y t a' its generates wierd codes.

g = Dg GH`B'GN#
a = AS
y = YUI
b = NMB,N

these keep changing all the time, sometimes it just generates unending code and I have to hold down the backspace key for it to stop.

I have changed my keyboard from the original one that had a serial port to a new USB type but this has not solved the problem. Now I have both plugged in and have to use both to type as the keys that work on one do not work on the other.

I have started my computer in safe mode and done a full virus check, using mcafee and avg, i have even used housecall which is an online antivirus but this has not solved the problem.

I have changed my regional setting from UK to Us and back but this does not solve the problem.

I got remapping software anthis shows that all the keys are mapped correctly.

I have downloaded every microsoft patch but still with no joy.

I need some help please. frustrating typing with two key boards. appologies for gramatical errors, I just want to send this.

Thanks

David

Answer:Keyboard, characters mixed up and wrong code generation

The 2 areas that affect keyboard mapping are;

Keyboard settings are in Control Panel-> Keyboard
Language settings are in Control Panel-> Regional and Language Options

Use only one keyboard at a time - a stuck key will/may cause both to appear errant.


A System Restore is also a possibility if this event had been recent.

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Question: characters mixed

im on a friends laptop. since yesterday for some reason pressing certain keys makes different characters pop up. for eg if i press 'p' i get a * if i press 'u' i get a 4. this is not the case for all the keys, just the ones on the keyboard that actually have these letters written under them. pressing the 'Fn' key stops this problem but only while its pressed. im holding the fn key with my left hand in order to type this with my right hand.
plz help!
thanks
Dan

Answer:characters mixed

You need to press "fn" and another key. Its a shortcut but I cannot remember the other key. Let me see if I can find it.

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Question: characters mixed

im on a friends laptop. since yesterday for some reason pressing certain keys makes different characters pop up. for eg if i press 'p' i get a * if i press 'u' i get a 4. this is not the case for all the keys, just the ones on the keyboard that actually have these letters written under them. pressing the 'Fn' key stops this problem but only while its pressed. im holding the fn key with my left hand in order to type this with my right hand.
plz help!
thanks
Dan

Answer:characters mixed

look for a fn lock which would work like a caps lock key

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Hi tech support, installed windows 64 professional and some characters are not in the right place, @ and " are opposite, # is where the pound character
etc, installed three types of keyboard plug and play and USB and ergonomic with software all the same problem,any advice what to do???

Answer:[SOLVED] keyboard wrong characters

Either you are in a Non-US English location and have the US layout, or vice-versa
US Shift+2 is @
UK Shift+2 is "

Control Panel | Language and Regional Options
On Regional tab, select the correct language for your location.
Click the Languages tab, then click the Details... button
Select the correct Default input language. This should also install the correct keyboard
Under Installed services, if the incorrect keyboard is shown, click the Add... button
Select the language and layout, and click OK
You can remove the other keyboard if needed. Helps to keep it from getting switched back accidentally.

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after updating from XP home to XP pro,when Itype @ I get " and vice versa,several other characters are wrong also.Have looked for other keyboard drivers on the net,one that looked promising would only work if the pc had not been changed from initial configuration.I am not a complete novice but this has got me stumped,any help would be greatly appreciated.
mojon

 

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Hi,

I have an excel spreadsheet, and I'd like to insert a wingding character - a check mark.
I'd like to set up a macro to do this. But if I copy the checkmark to the clipboard and create the macro to paste the clipboard, this won't work if there is something else in the clipboard. What I need is a way to tell the macro what key combination I'm typing in, is what I want in the cell. The check mark character is way at the bottom of the character map sequence for wingdings. I've gone through all my keys, and there's many more characters between the end of what my keys will create, and that check mark.

Is there a way to generate keys using ALT or something? I tried ALT-1-2-3, but that didn't give me anything. Is the ALT sequence or whatever it is, mapped to ascii? Is that the character code I see at the bottom of the character map window? Is there any correlation of that code to what I'm going to type into my cell to get my checkmark?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: how to generate special characters on keyboard

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My keyboard produces weird characters on a row. Some of the keys even trigger programs to open; like, calculator or outlook and it did happen that the system was hibernating willest pressing a 'k (If i'm correct)'.
After some experimenting I saw that each character I pressed produces 4 to 5 different strings, like Lh{$3, 3:fo or things similar.

Anybody any ideas?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Keyboard types multiple Characters

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Hi,

I my laptop keyboard is now displaying incorrect characters after I cleaned it (just a wipe over with some window spray). I have bought a USB keyboard and am currently using that. For example:

o=9o
p='/0p
i=8i

Most keys are affected, even the enter/delete and number keys.

Any idea what is happening? Have I completely broken it?

Thanks

Laura

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Answer:Solved: Keyboard displays wrong characters

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I can log in to XP like normal on my laptop, but once I'm logged in the keys on the keyboard are all over the place. An M is an O a C is a 6. Anyone ever heard of this poblem and how to fix????

Answer:Keyboard characters don't type proper characters

well u probably messed up the keyboard mapping when u formated windows and the only way to change it back is to reformat again
search TF i answered something like this befor!

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Any help to correct this problem would be appreciated.
I don't know if this is a hardware issue or a software issue. Whenever I press certain letters I get a numeric stroke. For example:

m=0
j=1
k=2
l=3
u=4
i=5
o=6

The only reason I'm able to type this is because I've connected another keyboard up to the laptop.
 

Answer:Solved: Fujitsu laptop keyboard showing wrong characters

Most likely you have some kind of number lock feature on. It's so you can use the letters as you would a number pad on a standard keyboard.

Try to find a key on your keyboard labeled "Num Lock" and press it (you may have to hold down something like an "Fn" key while pushing the Num Lock button).
 

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Essential G580 on 15th May 2013. Everything was working perfectly until yesterday when my keyboard started to type random characters. I had just put my laptop to sleep on the night of 20th July 2013 and when I switched on the laptop on the evening of 21st July 2013 the keyboard started typing random stuff. There has been no spillage on the laptop as its safely covered on my table and I am the only one living in my room. Also to make sure its not because of a software glitch, I tried the following: 1. Restarted the system multiple times2. Went to an earlier System restore point. (Tried 5 different one's)3. Refreshed the system4. Took a backup and Formatted the whole hard disk and reinstalled Windows.5. Switched off the laptop for the night and tried switching it on today morning. None of the above helped. So obviously it is not a software problem. (FYI: The Onscreen Keyboard just works fine) A few example stuff which I get when I press the keys: CAPS Lock: WX (When I press Caps lock key it types WX along with it so the pattern goes like this: WXwxWXwxWXwx and so on if you keep pressing caps lock)q: When I press q its types a tab with qwm: its types yum instead of mw: works like caps lock key. Turns on Caps and types WX too.x: same as wBackspace: Backspace deletes one character and along with that presses the enter key too The keys in the middle row i.e.. asdfghjkl are all working fine. The problem seems to be with t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 Keyboard Malfunctioning (Keyboard typing unnecessary characters)

hi bijoy3d,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
What you can try is to reseat the keyboard ribbon (see page 49-51 of the hardware maintenance manual). If that doesn't work, there's really something wrong with the physical keyboard and you need to contact lenovo support for service.
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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Question: MIXED UP KEYBOARD

Hi, i just enstalled wireless keyboard and mouse, and when i try to use the 'pound' sign(which i cant find elsewhere) or the @ sign they are all mixed up. is there a way to set them in windows? thanks. have software installed and everything else works fine. last keyboard did the same. i have xp, athlon 2100 proc

Answer:MIXED UP KEYBOARD

Control Panel, Regional and Language options. Make sure everything is set to English (UK). Same with Keyboard in Control Panel.

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when i type the listed keys i get this M (m,) J are K is ( jk ) H( f5 ) Y ( y] ) and U are I ( ui ) help

Answer:some key on my keyboard are mixed up

... and all the details of your system are? Laptop, Desktop, Make? There are no mindreaders here.

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Question: mixed up keyboard

hey people!

just re-installed windows, and ive noticed that ive got problems with special characters.

for instance: when i type the @ symbol, i have to hold shift and press 2.

and when i want quotes (") i hold shift and ' (which would normally give me an @ symbol.

it's only some of the special character keys that im having problems with.

im running xp pro sp2 on a laptop.

Answer:mixed up keyboard

start > control panel > switch to classic > reginal and language options > languages > details > delete united states > restart

should solve your problem

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I bought this awesome, lovely and exquisite piece of technology innovation in August 2014.I have come to India and everyone loves it.Everything was fine until the last Saturday morning when I was typing an email. I got on a phone call for a while and it went in sleep mode. Pretty normal. I concluded the call and touched the space bar expecting the normal, quick wake up and the login screen. The login screen came up alright, but the password box was already filled. I tried to use backspace to clear the box and I missed a heartbeat! Nothing seemed to happen.So I force shut it holding the power button and after a minute bring it up again. Same scene!This has continued. I am going to be in India for a few months. So I checked with Lenovo service centers calling them. And I learn this model is not supported in India. My warrantee is valid, but of no use!I go to a local dealer, to no avail. I have lost my primary way of communication. Difficult to live this way. Right? SO I buy a toolset (expensive!), open the back cover and disconnect the keyboard cable. I put the cover back and start using it as a tablet only.It is serving me for now, but cant do this for long. What may be wrong?My friend is travelling to the US (San Jose) in a couple of weeks. Should I send it with him? Will Lenovo give me a replacement keyboard or whatever part? I have been a computer professional for 30+ years and used more than 6 laptops so far. Had bought this from my heart. Hate to see i... Read more

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro Keyboard continuously floods characters in the keyboard buffer

I have this same problem but with my Y510p. It floods the 'Q' character.
 
The only solution which seems possible is a keyboard replacement (unless the connecting port is damaged, which is highly unlikely). I have ordered a keyboard and it is on the way.
 
As for your scenario, I would say that if you friend is going to be in US for more than 2 months then it is fine to send it with him for repairs. You could also order a keyboard online and replace it yourself (I ordered on ebay).
Check your manual on lenovo website for supported keyboard part number.
 
Tip -
To disable a malfunctioning keyboard like yours, you can either disconnect it physically (like you did)
OR
You can go into Control Panel > Device Manager > Keyboards
Select the laptop keyboard and manually install a wrong keyboard driver.
This way the keyboard wont be recognized and wont work.

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All of a sudden the built in keyboard for my HP laptop has started doing strange things.

some of the keys have become mixed up.

Space bar - creates full stops
backspace - has become F11
UP arrow - is now the letter 'o'
Down error - is now the number '9'
Enter - is now the letter 'L'
letter 'L' - is now the enter button
Num lock - has become F10

I've checked all the regional settings and stuff, re installed all the drivers and even manually trying to re map the keys with no luck.

I've booted a Windows 7 virtual machine and had the same problem. Also has the same problem running Linux on a live disk. Plugging in an external USB keyboard works no problem and so does the on-screen keyboard.

So I'm pretty sure its a faulty keyboard but I thought I would ask in case I missed anything before I sent it back for repairs.

Any advice would be useful

Thanks!

Answer:Keyboard Keys Mixed up

Going by what you've already done I agree with the faulty keyboard, is it still under warranty ?

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I've recently had this problem where some keyboard shortcuts aren't working or are performing incorrect functions. For example, ctrl+alt+del does nothing, while ctrl+c, in Chrome, opens up the Chrome Elements tab. In fact, while typing this, my shift key has suddenly stopped working and actually prevents me from typing anything when it is held. I'm using caps lock to type capitals. Actually, it seems that some letters it works fine for (like "A"), but some letters (like "O"), it opens my Chrome bookmarks...and now shift plus C is opening that damn Chrome Elements. Shift i is doing that too.

I'm assuming that it's some kind of virus, but so far neither Malwarebytes nor Avast have found anything. Also, it doesn't happen on startup - only hours afterwards. It also eventually stops happening.

Anyone know what this could be...question mark...it's not working right now. Is it definitely a virus or is my keyboard dying in a really weird way...question mark.

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts mixed up

First make sure something like sticky keys isn't enabled
Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

Or else your keyboard may well be on it's way out. A time-consuming and only potential (not guaranteed) fix could be to use a program called SharpKeys to remap all afflicted keyboard functions, but I wouldn't envy you the task :/

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My @ key does a " and its mucked up.This is because the language has been changed, how do i change it back to Europe?

Answer:Keyboard mixed up keys.

In XP, go Start, Control Panel, Regional and Language Options. Make sure everything is UK.

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Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem pls.
@ on my keyboard is " and vice versa.

Any ideas.
PLS PLS help
 

Answer:Keyboard keys mixed up!

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Dear friends. After a new installation, I've spent the whole night trying to fix the mess with my keyboard, but without any results.I have an azerty on my HP laptop, but whatever input language or a keyboard I choose it doesn't correspond to my layout. It changes the letters , but it doesn't change the row with the numbers - all the symbols are mixed up. I tried to copy the language settings of my daughter's lap(identical keyboard)but it didn't work either. I've been installing Windows many times before and doing this procedure without problems, but this time I am helpless. Anyone , please?

Answer:Mixed up keyboard.Help needed

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look here: How do I change my keyboard from azerty to qwerty and visa versa? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers

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Hello im new to this stuff, i was wondering if anyone could help me

i have a samsung r519/r719, and i broke the keyboard on it a while back and started using a external usb

keyboard which broke on me a few days ago, so ive decided to fit an asus x5dc keyboard (just to see if it was

my keyboard that was broke or it was something wrong with my laptop) which does not work properly, all the

keys rather dont work or mixed up

for example
esc=y
f3=9
f11=6
pgdn=7
3=2
4=s
9=w
/=n
-=b
w=full screen
e=8
r=3
u=#
f=1
g=2
h=f7
j=h
l=4
#=5
z=t
b=f
n=g
.=right click
3=shift

now i want to replace my original keyboard but dont if its worth it just incase it does the same, or if its only doing this because its an asus x5dc keyboard, if anyone can help please do.

ow and ive wrote all this using on screen keyboard took me a while haha
 

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just a quicky, my " and @ aymbols are the wrong way round since i reformatted my comp. i know it must be an easy quick solution so somebody please help before i go crazy!!
thanks!!
 

Answer:Keyboard Help " and @ symbols mixed up!!

Your keyboard language is set to the wrong language.

Im guessing that as US is the default you are in the UK but using a US language layout for your keyboard.

Goto Start --> Settings --> Control Panel

Select 'Regional and Language Settings' (If xp you may need to set it to view in classic mode)

Select the 'Languages' Tab and click Details in the 'Text Services and input languages' groupbox.

Set the language there that you need and hit apply!
 

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My problem is when i press the symbols "Greater than or less than" à appear instead. For the symbol "Close brace" ç appear instead, so if someone could tell me how to fix it will be great!!

Answer:Laptop keyboard symbols all mixed up

You have the French Keyboard enabled.

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I just need to know how to do a O with a slash through it, ive tried everything, searched everything and nothing works.

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The keyboard of my brand new Satellite C850-1F1 is mixed up. Windows 8 64 bit is installed.

Spacebar provides a 'p', 4 provides an 'f', 6 provides an 'h'. But most of the keys work properly.

When using an external keyboard It al works fine. I tried different language and country settings, nothing seems to work.

Any ideas?

Answer:Keyboard mixed up on brand new Satellite C850-1F1

> When using an external keyboard It al works fine

This means that your internal keyboard is the troublemaker.
The internal keyboard must be replaced in order to fix this problem.

Get in contact with Toshiba authorized service point to get the keyboard replaced.

Greets

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I have a newly bought U300-152 with OS vista home premium 32-bit already installed by the distributor in Saudi Arabia.
I observe some of the keys in the keyboard are mixed up for example shift+2 should give us @ and shift+' (apostrophe) should give us " (quote) but its the other way around meaning shift+2 gives me " (quote) and shift+' (apostrophe) gives me @.

Any solution for this to be corrected.
What should I do?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite U300-152: keyboard keys are mixed up

Hi buddy

Don?t worry, it?s not a serious problem ;)
It looks like you keyboard language settings don?t match with the keyboard layout.

You can solve this issue very easily by changing the language settings in the control panel -> Regional & Language Options -> Languages Tab -> Details

I assume you keyboard language settings are set to ?English *(UK)* ".
But possibly you need to choose an English *(US)* to assign the right signs to the single keyboard buttons.

Check it out ;)

Greets

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when i use the onscreen keyboard there will be random foréign letters appear this message only has the one in 'foreign' above but often t?ére can be more. ah, it has häppened ägain

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Hi! I have pretty much similar problem than described in this thread,
Only backspace works on startup
except that I can't press F8 to open boot screen.
I only could get in the boot screen when I cold restarted, but my keyboard "don't recognize" any buttons, so windows will start normally to prompt a password.
I tried to use boot using my windows installation cd, but I can't "press any key to boot from cd/dvd..."

What could be causing this? I had another problem like this(none of the keys worked) before this, but I was able to log in using "visual keyboard-function". I re-installed drivers, solved problem.
Now I can't use visual keyboard at all

To add
-Both times, there was an security update (avast, malwarebytes) before the malfunction.
-I tried two keyboards, and several USB ports.

Is there anyway to boot my pc? Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Keyboard error - mixed buttons? Can't login or boot

You tried two different keyboards and none worked?

As well as multiple usb ports?

Does your computer have a ps2 connector, the non usb connection for keyboards? Maybe you could find a old ps2 keyboard if your ps has the connection and use that...

Tried resetting bios defaults?


Here is a whole guide if you do get the keyboard to work:

Please read this tutorial fully, and follow all steps.

99% of the time all issues can be resolved with problems starting windows with this tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Newbie question,
I need to use a character from my keyboard, the button I need to use has 3 characters on it, pressing it produces "`", holding shift and pressing the button produces "¬", how do I get the third character on this button?
Thanks for any help.

Answer:Keyboard characters

Hold down Alt Gr and press the key ¦

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I have had a PC rebuilt following a crash. Some of the keyboard characters are wrong:- Shift/" displays @, Shift/@ displays ", and Shift £ displays # BUT this only appears to be in Microsoft Outlook!Windows is set to UK in Regional Settings. Microsoft Word and Excel both behave properly - with all the keys typing correctly.Where now?Fruity

Answer:Keyboard Characters

Check the KB set up once more in all the usual places.Control Panel, make sure you really are set to UKOut look may have to be re installed and check the English versionYou are displaying USA keyboard which is defaultso you have either missed a setting or one has crept bak after you clicked for English[UK]

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When using special characters eg. è - alt 0232 works on my PC but not on my laptop.Can anybody please tell me what I'm doing wrong - is it something to do with the lack of number pad?

Answer:Special keyboard characters

You have to use the number pad. On your laptop you may have a NumLock key which will activate the numbered keypad - for example on mine with NumLock on J=1, K=2, L=3 (the numbers should be marked on the keys).

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i have tried scanning for viruses, cleaned and all i know but its still not responding
 

Answer:some key characters are not working on my keyboard

If its a desktop, then simply replace the keyboard. You can get keyboards from most online retailers nowadays, and some are very cheap!!

If youve tried that, move it to a different port (if its USB).
 

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I have a need to frequently type FRACTION (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) characters. Are these available on a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop Keyboard?
I am using Vista SP2
Thanks
Ted
 

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I have a B50-30 and sometimes it doesn't acknowledge keystrokes from my USB keyboard.
 
I have used the keyboard with a laptop and tried a different keyboard with the desktop. the problem is only evident on the desktop regardless of us keyboard (i am using the onscreen keyboard to type this).
 
The USB board will work for a while and then start missing characters, typically vowels (!). I have checked the ease of access options and everything is turned off including filter keys.
 
It is particularly bad at the moment, but might work for days at a time.
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type

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I have a B50-30 and sometimes it doesn't acknowledge keystrokes from my USB keyboard. I have used the keyboard with a laptop and tried a different keyboard with the desktop. the problem is only evident on the desktop regardless of us keyboard (i am using the onscreen keyboard to type this). The USB board will work for a while and then start missing characters, typically vowels (!). I have checked the ease of access options and everything is turned off including filter keys. It is particularly bad at the moment, but might work for days at a time.

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Hi everyone, I have a Lenovo ideapad S210. I'm running Windows 8, on the machine. When I fire up even the most basic application like note pad I have problems with certain keys on the key board tildaforward slashhash willnot print to any application? Is this a security feature?Can I enable them some how? Really looking forward to finding out how to get the =m working as gusybox is unusable! A. 

Answer:Characters Disabled on Keyboard

So the answer is to upgrade the Bios to > V15.  

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A closed friend of mine brought a Win8 laptop (Acer) last week. She ran into 2 problems which I have some problems helping her to resolve.

1/ The laptop (Win8) was setup using her Microsoft account which used her email account... She has an existing skype account using her gmail address. When she tried to access skype on the new computer, preinstall skype wants her to merge the existing skype (with gmail) account with her Microsoft account (which uses her ISP email address). She does not want to do that and wants her existing gmail skype account. Is the only way out is to uninstall the preinstalled skype in the new laptop and reinstall skype again? This way, she can use the existing skype account associated with her gmail.

2/ On the new laptop, the special characters like ~, !, @, #. $. %. ^ (i.e. those keys with dual characters) are stuck at some strange characters which she cannot get out of. These keys when strike display those funny European characters. (My friend is in Canada and when she setup her laptop, she chose English Canada). Is the keyboard defective or the language chosen during setup was incorrect? Note, when I remote in, the control panel clearly stated the language used is English Canada.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Skype and keyboard characters

1. Reinstall and Install Skype but use the desktop version.

2. Is the PC fully updated to Windows 8.1 Update 1 + All windows updates?

See if installing the newest keyboard driver helps.

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Hi folks

When I try to type the AT symbol for emails I am getting " instead :cry

I would really appreciate any help with this.

Hope you are all well.

I am running XP PRO

Thanks for reading this.
 

Answer:Problem with characters on keyboard

Flyingaddict said:





Hi folks

When I try to type the AT symbol for emails I am getting " instead :cry

I would really appreciate any help with this.

Hope you are all well.

I am running XP PRO

Thanks for reading this.Click to expand...

Hi Flyingaddict , you might push numlock button , check it !! :wave
 

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when i attempt to sign on to msn messenger , most of the letters i type dont appaer and the ones that do have accents on them. In the passowrd(which is **** obviously) , i type what i think is my password but it comes up sayingthe password you have typed in contains invalid characters.Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Wierd keyboard characters

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Hi guys and galsMy keyboard has decided to play silly buggers.The ampersand and quote marks have swapped places,the pound sign has completely disappeared and comes out as a hash sign and the hashsign comes out as a long vertical line.There are other changes as well although no letters are effected.I have checked my keyboard settings and they appear to be correct as I am using a windows 101 keyboard set to american english.I don't suspect the keyboard itself as a spare one behaves exactly the same.grateful for any advice Pootie

Answer:confused keyboard characters

.I think you need to set the keyboard to British English.Peter.

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I have a text file which contains non standard keyboard characters, 'ß' for instance. The text file is very large, is there a way or a utility to help me find such characters.Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Answer:Non Standard Keyboard Characters

click here I keep this bookmarked and have committed the frequent ones I use to memory.

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Hi - I'm using Vista Business.

When using an office program, certain characters do not show up correctly. For instance the '@' symbol (shift+2) shows up as quotes.

Here's the strange part. I can type normally in notepad. This suggests that there's a setting in Office??

In either case, I tried changing Vista's language settings by right clicking the taskbar -> toolbars but the 'languages' toolbar does not appear. In other words, i don't have any other languages installed.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

Answer:Wrong Keyboard Characters

Shift+2 for quotes is UK (maybe others)

I have just had a look in Excel and you can change the language for office (excel in this case)

Excel options --> Popular Tab --> Language settings --> Primary editing Language

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when i type @(above2), I get " symbol and vice versa.Also when i type # I get £ symbol. My system is HCL (20 days old) and has a licensed Windows XP , Office 2003and anti virus(AVG). please resolve. The HCL guys have asked me to reinstall the OS, which i think is absurd!
 

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Can anyone recommend a PS2 wired multimedia keyboard where the characters have not woen off or gone dull.I`m using a Genius slimstar at the moment but the characters are wearing off and it`s less than a year old.On previous keyboard the letters faded.I don`t mind spending a bit more if I know it will last longer.

Answer:Keyboard characters worn

I think most Genius' stuff is aimed at the budget end of the market. Stick to a known good make that do better keyboards & you should be OK. I would buy either Logitech / Microsoft, but not from their budget range. Perhaps £15 or over for Logitech click here / And £20 or over for Microsoft click here. Compare prices with other places, & try to read as many reviews before purchasing. I prefer wired keyboards as the signal rarely/never fails.I have an 8-year old Logitech Internet Navigator wired keyboard (click here) where none of the characters are beginning to wear off, or even getting dull. I purchased it secondhand(!) at the time, & it has had several hours of daily use, including playing games for at least 20% of that time. The trouble is they are not available to buy atm. G

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It's one of those days. Neighbour's daughter has Dell laptop W7. Mose keys work normally, but Shift produces a forward slash. Return returns, but inputs a Hash as well. > produces nothing.I've checked regional and Language, there is only the standard English UK keyboard.I guess one of the kids at school has done something, but I'm baffled!

Answer:Keyboard - strange characters

Without wishing to sound alarmist, has she spilt any liquids on her keyboard? My daughter did the same with her Acer and had exactly the same key input problems with very similar results as to what you are seeing when the keys are pressed.My daughter's laptop is away for repair at the moment, but it looks as if she will need a new keypad as a result of her spilling her tea (milk+2sugar)s. There are threads on here with some good advice, but I wasn't articulate enough to warrant any dismantling or cleaning.Aitch

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I've got one of these Logitech mouse/keyboard wireless combis. Last night the keyboard started playing up. Hitting either the T or V keys types both characters. Its the same with C or E and N and U. Other keys cause windows to open, among other random happenings. Rather annoying as some of these characters are in my log on password. If I did not have the Wacom on screen keyboard at startup I would have been up the creek. Running Vista Home Premium. I have changed batteries, and tonight I will try it with a bog-standard keyboard. if this is ok I suppose its time to ditch the Logitech and get a new one. Just wandered if anyone had any ideas.

Answer:Keyboard typing two characters

After a good coffee spill, mopped rinsed and wiped away from a veteran Cherry keyboard, the same double key standards applied. Fortunately this keyboard can be dismantled to the point where separate laminations could be thoroughly dried.But then a veteran like you would notice the wet splash ...... wouldn't you???

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Hi

My keyboard now displays @ when I press shift/double quotes and the opposite when I press shift/at sign.

Where do I go to check what keyboard options have been set up during the upgrade.

Thanks

Daniel

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daniellouwrens said:

Hi

My keyboard now displays @ when I press shift/double quotes and the opposite when I press shift/at sign.

Where do I go to check what keyboard options have been set up during the upgrade.

Thanks

Daniel



No problem, I have found it.

Click on the Language bar and the options of Language and keyboard come up, they had been changed.

Cheers

Daniel

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hello,,i'm new here. and i'm here because i have problem with my laptopi'm using windows xp home edition sp3i cant type some character with my keyboard. they're: b;v;5;,; and also i cant type T using shift+t..the way i write this to you is using on screen keyboard.i doubt it as hardware problems. since i experienced it twice before. at 1st i handle it with avast free. 2nd with smadav. and now nothing of em works even i scan in safe mode. i did use avira too and it's the same not worked. now i'm using avg free.but it always stall.i also have problem to get in to safe mode using F8. the way i get in safe mode is using msconfig.this is the log file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:48:05 PM, on 4/19/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:�... Read more

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hey guys now i got my problem solved!!since i posted what did i do was:- scan in normal mode with avg free 9 --> nothing found- cleanup with microsoft scanner online --> some temporary files cleanednone of them solved it but this one,- uninstalled avg then installed avast -->after avast just installed it turned to blue screen which caused boot my laptop- scan with avast in normal mode (now)--> got some problems move to chest in my external hard driveet viola..it solved now..actually i'm still worry that this malware (i suspect) will attack me again in near future like before. so i wish anyone can help me to get rid of this thing. HELP! or any advice to keep me in this state safe is worth enough. thanks.here is my latest log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:31:33 AM, on 4/21/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

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Hi all. I have found that the @ and " characters have interchanged their locations on the keyboard. i'm using XP Home and have the same problem with the new keyboard I have installed as the old one. A driver re-install has had no effect. Help!

Answer:Keyboard characters reversed

Go into Control Panel and open the Keyboard properties and change to settings back to English

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Hi, this is my first post to this forum. I am The Excel Addict. I have a website http://www.TheExcelAddict.com where I share tips and tricks for using Microsoft Excel. But sometimes, outside of Excel I need to go looking for HELP.For the past couple of months my computer has been acting strange. When I am typing away, it can happen in any program (Outlook, Excel, Word, TextPad, etc...), everything is working fine, but then my keyboard starts producing odd characters. For example, when I try to type a " (double quote), I get a blank, when I type a greater than sign (>) I get an apostrophe (') and most other non-alphanumeric characters result in the same behavior. If I close the program and reopen it, everything works OK for a while (maybe 10-15 minutes) and then the strange characters start appearing again when I type. I restart the program, and everything will work fine for another little while.It is very difficult to get anything done on my computer that requires typing. Updating my website is a nightmare. So far I've resisted smashing my computer to bits. Has any one else experienced this problem? Any suggestions?I am using WinXP Professional and have McAffe antivirus running.The Excel Addict

Answer:Strange Keyboard Characters

Quick options:
1. Reseat the keyboard connector.
2. Replace the keyboard.

Let us know what happens

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When I type the @ character I get " and when I type " I get @ No other Keys are giving trouble. How can I correct this? Don't say reverse the keystrokes!!

Answer:Keyboard reversing characters

Somehow you have got you language set to American.Depending on the OS find contro panal / languages and alter the default to English UK and the keyboard to English UK, apply and save.

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[I'm new here, if I've posted this in the wrong forum, I'm sorry!]Somehow, my keyboard (a Gateway FX laptop, American layout, Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, 32-bit), whenever I type ", ', `, ~ or ^ and a vowel, it comes out with a letter with an accent, such as '+a=? or ^+u=?.  It suddenly started doing this, out of the blue.  My questions are:1) Is it possible to switch off/on this setup?2) Is it possible to add new characters to be inserted when a letter combination is typed?Thank you.

Answer:Foreign characters on keyboard

Control Panel - Region & Language.

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Whenever I type certain characters another character will pop up with it. For example, I try to type "L" and when I'm not using the onscreen keyboard it types as ";L". There are several different keys this is happening to but it is not happening with every key. This just started about 30 minutes ago. I cleaned my keyboard and it started malfunctioning about 10 minutes after Happens to thw following characters I've found l =;lp=poo=poa= select all and several more 

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Usually, I can see Asian characters (specifically Chinese and Japanese) perfectly fine, but since the last time I restarted my computer none of them are showing up. They don't show in foobar2000 (a music player) either, unless I switch the font to Meiryo (a Chinese font). They used to show up with no problem.

They still show up in Chrome.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1978 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 218854 MB, Free - 13441 MB; D: Total - 19315 MB, Free - 2802 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1605
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer no longer shows Asian characters

I restarted my computer and the characters are now shown.
 

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Hi guys i have a 3 weeks old mechanical keyboard, so practically is new, and after a while i realised that sometimes, randomly, 2 or more characters are being typed instead of 1.
I would like to tell me please if you think it is something to do with my pc or windows, or it is the keyboard's fault and i should have it replaced.

Answer:Keyboard is randomly typing 2 or more characters instead of 1

Hi try the keyboard on another computer or try another keyboard on your computer that should tell you if it's the keyboard or the computer.

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A few days ago my Sony TR3 XP SP1 portable began jumbling or mistyping characters entered from the keyboard. It does this in all text areas (Word, shortcut names, file names, messages, dialog forms, etc. The errors ae not random, for instance "5" is always substituted fo "i" - although I have not checked this from session to session. Any solutions or suggestions on how I can correct this problem, or how it might have befallen me would be helpful.
TIA, fallingrock.
 

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My daughter's keyboard on Windows XP will not type the @ symbol, it types " instead. Please help me get this corrected. She has changed the language input to English United Kingdom and also tried English USA. None of these changes fixed the problem. All advise will be appreciated, thank you.
 

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Hello everyone, How can I insert alt+ characters on T430 keyboard? For example, if I wanted to insert en dash on my regular desktop keyboard, I would press alt+0150 (on numeric keyboard). However, I cannot find the right combo on my thinkpad keyboard. Thanks for your help, Srdjan 













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Answer:Alt+ characters on Lenovo T430 keyboard

In order to execute those ASCII/ANSI codes, you must have NumLock on.  The involves the Fn (blue) key.  With it on, you then use alt  = the small numbers located on the lower right coner of keys to the right of the Trackpoint head.  This is not easy.  I prefer to run charmap.exe, minimize it to the task bar, and copy/paste the characters I need. I don't know if the old standard way (Num Lock On, ALT+nnn) would work with an external full keyboard.

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Hi,
I noticed this issue in the past few days. When I press the apostrophe key, the cursor moves but it does not show anything. If I press it again, it will show 2 apostrophe signs and then if I backspace, it might or might not show the first one.
I thought it was an issue with my surface 3 but now I've also seen the same behaviour in my laptop
My laptop also has had the apostrophe and @ keys swapped though I think I know why that is so.
What could the issue be? I've not had time to troubleshoot the issue but maybe someone has an idea?
Both running 10586.420, no insider release

Answer:Keyboard issues with apostrophe and other characters

Are you using a language toolbar?
I've seen weird things happen with language toolbars especially with key mappings.

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Haii, I'm Lauren [:Erm, I Think I've Broken My Friend's Keyboard :o . The Characters Are Messed Up, For Example She Writes 'I' And The Number 3 Shows Up. Could Someone Tell Me How To Get Her Keyboard Back To Normal?Many Thanks, ~Lauren x

Answer:Win7 Keyboard characters are Messed up

Help Pleaseeeee?! D: xx

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i formated my hard drve and reinstalled xp
now my keyboard types some characters wrong for example: " and @ are the wrong way around

anyone know what is wrong?

thank in advance

also sorry if this is in the wrong place or has already been answered

Answer:Keyboard displays wrong characters

in the control panel click on the k/board icon and check it is set for usa key board

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446
How can I fix this? Please help!
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

Try the fix in this link if you haven't already......3 Ways to Fix a Keyboard That Has the Wrong Characters - wikiHow

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Just purchased Tosh. NB200 and found the key board has misplaced characters - for example the @ symbol is found by shift '' and the tilda ~ symbol is found by shift back slash backslash is the hash and the hash symbol key is the pound sign.

Obviously the keyboard is set to an alternative configuration - how the heck do I set it to function as it is marked?

Any help much appreciated.

Kev.

Answer:NB200 - Misplaced characters on keyboard

It's ok - my daughter just arrived home and she changed the keyboard to the "US" mode which is the way it's marked.

Kev.

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Hello all, great forum, Ive learnt a lot already

I know enough about computers to log on and get around in word and e mail but thats where my skill ends!

My problem is that mainly when Im in email Im typing but some of the characters wont print on the screen. I know 100% that Ive hit the letter but it doesnt show and the e mail looks like goobledegook. It sometimes happens at other times - like now - but mostly in mail. I use hotmail.

My computer details are in my profile. Dell have changed the laptop keyboard but its still happening. The computer is now 2 years old and well out of any warranty.

Any ideas would be appreciated

Many Thanks

Answer:keyboard misses characters mostly in e mail

have a look in device manager and see if theres any warning signs, especialy under the keyboard ...
start>type device manager>enter>click the + sign next to keyboard...

good luck

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My girlfriend has a keyboard by eMachines whose top row begins with 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Recently, when she types a "1" it outputs as /, a "2" will give her 1, a "3" will giver her 2, a "4" will give her 3, etc. None of the other rows of keys on the keyboard have this problem.

Let me just begin by saying that I have already tried going into "Regional Settings, etc." but simply can not find the right layout to match my girlfriend's keyboard. All of the layouts I have tried have the number "1" as the second key on the top row, and not the first.

Can anyone help me solve this problem?
 

Answer:Keyboard Characters Do Not Match Layout

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem.
Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/844039-keyboard-layout-does-not-match.html
 

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Hey, i run XP and am having an issue with my keyboard not inputting the correct character on certain keys when shift is held down. This same thing happens when i use either keyboard a basic PS/2 and a USB Steelseries Merc Stealth which i install drivers for.
Some examples of the problem are pressing shift + 2[top row] should input " but inputs @ : Shift + 3 should input pound sign but instead inputs # : shift + @ should input @ but instead inputs "
I have tried removing all my drivers through divice manager and rebooting letting xp reinstall ect, removing all my usb keyboard drivers and software and reinstalling ect still the same issue with both keyboards, exactly. At first i thought that because i am based in the UK and my USB keyboard is from the US that was the issue but its the same problem with my standard PS/2 keyboard which got me thinking that it can only be somthing related to XP or some settings in XP.
Any help as always welcome, thanks in advance.

Answer:keyboard inputting wrong characters

It looks like your keyboard layout is for US.Change it to UK: http://www.conversationexchange.com/resour...language.php#xp

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I just bought this computer and noticed when I use the laptop's keyboard it is adding characters when I hit certain keys such as the question mark |? or the percent sign T% or quote <"When I use the wireless keyboard there is no problem.  It's a Standard PS/2 using English US.Why am I getting these extra characters|?  Thank you.

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Well, my computer is an Acer Aspire PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium, but when I try to type things, my keyboard will type in a completely different symbol. For example, in most programs, instead of an apostrophe, Ill get è instead, or if I want to use square brackets, Ill get ^^ç. It wont happen in Microsoft word, but it will happen when Im on the internet, or using the search function in my computer.

Here's what the Keyboard driver window keeps telling me:

Under general tab:

HID Keyboard device

Device Type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard keyboards)
Location: on User human interface USB device
Device status: This device is working properly.

Under Driver Tab:

Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000
Digital Signer: microsoft windows
If anyone out there could help me, It would be much appreciated! Thanks!
 

Answer:Keyboard types wrong characters.

I am not 100% sure but I had the same sort of issue with Windows XP. My freind sorted it and it was to do with the language that the keyboard is set in. My issue was all the time though and not just certain programs.
 

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Is there anyway of being able to use Swedish characters on an english keyboard and a langage setting as English (UK)?

Answer:Keyboard languages and special characters

If you mean characters like ? and ?, you can get these by selecting Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. From here, you can select and copy the character you want and paste it into whatever you want.

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446 How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

I have a Yoga 2.  My problem seemed to occur after having problems with Verface. 

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KEyboard inputs morE charactErs than it should (thuis is whuat it looks lik - (E) o'pEns nEw window

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Hi. I recently bought an Acer Aspire R14,  On my old desktop I used to play with the special characters all the time, mostly for the Acute symbol  (ALT 130), but now I just can't figure out how to do it on my Acer. can you help please ?  what the trick?  http://tools.oratory.com/altcodes.html thanksstef.













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Answer:Special Characters (Alt Keyboard Sequences) on a A...

If you are referring to , for instance the number 1 next to the letter J,  I have them; they are blue on my keyboard.but in MS words 2016, If I wana write a é, and do the ctl alt 1,3,0 with the blue numbers ( the normal white number on top won't do anything )  there a popup window showing up and it doesn't work...  so for web it's clt alt 1,3,0 blue,, and for ms words it's alt x like you said , or  in world, insert, symbol, special caracters...your link was a winner thanks again man stef, Montreal

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Firstly can I apologise if this thread is in the wrong place. The problem I am having is driving me mad, and while I don't think it's a hardware issue, I had no idea where else on this site to post.

Now to business...

My PC seems to be typing random numbers whenever any text box is selected in any program or website. Please note it is a PC, not a Laptop. All the solutions I have found so far relate to the touch pad on Laptops but that can't be the issue here.

When I unplug the keyboard the PC continues to type random numbers. On restarting the PC the problem goes away for a while, but soon raises it's ugly head again. Sometimes the issue gets even more bizarre and extreme whereby pressing keys on the keyboard will launch programs. For instance, the other day I pressed "S" and the PC loaded Windows Media Player!

I have searched and searched for answers, trying everything I can think of, but the results from Google tend to be unhelpful when you type in things like "Help, my keyboard's gone loopy" or "keyboard random characters". Incidentally, it's favourite character to type is the number "8".

The closest thing I came to a solution was someone suggesting that somewhere deep within the PC virtual keys are getting stuck...the PC thinks I'm holding down the "8" key for example. Sadly I couldn't verify this and have no idea how to solve it!

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Answer:Random Characters Typed by Keyboard

It almost sounds like your Accessibility onscreen keyboard has been messed with. Or specfic hotkeys have been allocated to do something and have gone awry. It's an issue within the PC and you might have to suggest a repair to the particular system to right the problem. Jazz
 

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When I type 2 it comes up 23 and 3 becomes 23w = we / e = we s = sd / d = sd x = xc / c = xcThe other keys react normaly and are fineHas anybody experienced a problem like this B4. I suspect I need a new keyboard but just thought I'd ask in case it was a software problem

Answer:Keyboard typing double Characters

xc

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Hi,Have just purchased a new PC & I'm running XP on it, but have noticed a strange, and annoying problem with keyboard. Every time I type an @ symbol it displays a " and vice versa. Any idea what could be causing this & if there is a fix?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keyboard displaying wrong characters

Assuming you have a standard 'qerty' boardIt has been set to USA configuration.Go to Control Panel/Keyboard and select UK configuration

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In my Notebook when i press some buttons i see letters and numbers  for ex. when i type K  it types 7K and J types J8 . is anyone got this problem before? Please help Thanks Bassem

Answer:keyboard typing wrong characters

It is necessary for you to replace the keyboard.It is not sending the correct signals to the motherboard. Yes, even a notebook computer has a replacable keyboard.It's a job best assigned to a qualified computer technician, to find and order a compatible keyboard, and to disassemble the laptop far enough to be able to swap the keyboard.  

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Checked older posts and found a request similar to mine. I need to reconfigure my keyboard for Asian characters for my daughter's online Japanese course.

There was a reply to the older thread from Outlawstar15a2:

Anyway this website should help I found this via a forum post on another website apparently it's already copied to the hard drive all you need to do is tell XP to install them.

http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Pr...lation_XP.html

Theres the step by step process to follow. If you still need to find the files then I'll see if I can find them Ironically I have a XP CD I don't think this computer will be able to run XP unless I find XP drivers for everything on this computer but I should still be able to to find the files if I can find the CD. If you give me your email address I can make a better suggestion.

So here's where I'm at- I tried the link and it gives a walk-thru but after Step 4 it still asks for the XP disc to finish installing the files. I was able to get the language school to email me a zip file, but after unzipping and rebooting....it doesn't work either. I get to the same step (4) and again, it asks for the disc.

My pc was built for me...OEM Windows but it was a multiple license issue and I didn't get any recovery discs for it. The shop that built it went out of business a couple of years ago when the owner fell ill, so no chance of getting a copy at this point.

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Answer:XP keyboard config for Asian characters

Hi

As far as I can remember you do need to have an XP CD as it needs some files off it, does a friend or neighbour have one you can borrow to just get past this section.

Could try this and when it asks for the CD, see if you can browse to this location C:\i386 (its on your HDD and where most of the XP files on install are kept, but still think the ones you need are one the CD until needed)


As you did a copy and paste of that old post the link is dead so here it is for everyone to read http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&P...pt/Language/asianlanguageinstallation_XP.html
 

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In some applications (particularly anything in Internet Explorer or Firefox but also Windows Mail) this keyboard generartes strange characters for example, instead of question mark it does É, instead of a double quote I get Èhere are the shift characters from the top keyboard row:\[email protected]#$%?&*()_+Àalmost normal except for the extreme Left and RH keys.the 2 keys to the Right of the P , L and the three to the R of M show as follows:^ç;è,.éand the shifts on those are:¨Ç:È'"Ébut in Word or Excel (or the Open Office equivalent) these keys generate the normal charactersI have checked the Keyboard and Languages settings in Control Panel. and have tried English Canadian, English Canadian Multilinqual and English USbut it doesnt fix it.any suggestions (I would insert a question mark here if I could)

Answer:keyboard generates strange characters

I assume the problematic keyboard is a standalone device connected to the computer through PS/2 or USB ports, and NOT a laptop. Try another keyboard and see if the problem is reproductible.i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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somehow my son changed a setting that will not allow the same key to be pressed unless you delay a bit. it is really a pain if you have double letters or want to space quickly more than once

Answer:keyboard repeat duplicate characters

do a system restore.

- click on the Start Button.
- on the Start Search box, please type System Restore.
The result will be shown just above it, please click on the system restore.
- on the System Restore window, you will have there 2 options. First option is the recommended restore and the Second one is the choose a different restore point.
- you can try the first option, if there is no changes then try the second option.
- after choosing the different restore point it will give you list of restore points.
Put a check mark to a box that says show restore points older than 5 days for more options. It will give you choices up to what point would you want to restore your system to.
- it will ask for a confirmation and it will reboot.

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Hi. I recently bought an Acer Aspire R14,  On my old desktop I used to play with the special characters all the time, mostly for the Acute symbol  (ALT 130), but now I just can't figure out how to do it on my Acer. can you help please ?  what the trick?  http://tools.oratory.com/altcodes.html thanksstef.

Answer:Special Characters (Alt Keyboard Sequences) on a A...

On my R3 you hold down Alt-Fn and press the blue numbers (blue 6 is on the O (oh not zero) key. 66 is a capital B.

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Hi, I am using a new G510 with win 8.1 with aall updates.  How do i use the blue characters on the keyboard? I am using Canadian English with US Keyboard Thanks, PR  

Answer:G510 How do I use the blue characters on the keyboard?

hi prsmith,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
AFAIK the keys on this laptop is somewhat Orange and white.
Can you share a photo of your keyboard.
Thanks
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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My girlfriend has a keyboard by eMachines whose top row begins with 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Recently, when she types a "1" it outputs as /, a "2" will give her 1, a "3" will giver her 2, a "4" will give her 3, etc. None of the other rows of keys on the keyboard have this problem.

Let me just begin by saying that I have already tried going into "Regional Settings, etc." but simply can not find the right layout to match my girlfriend's keyboard. All of the layouts I have tried have the number "1" as the second key on the top row, and not the first.

Can anyone help me solve this problem?
 

Answer:Keyboard Layout Does Not Match Characters

The number 1 is the second key on the top row. The first key is the tilde key. ~
 

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I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

q gives `
w opens 'help' box on whatever programme is open
r gives 5
u gives 6
I gives =
p gives -
g gives b
h gives n
; gives '
' gives /

how can this be solved?
 

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

This might help you out!

How To Fix A Keyboard With Wrong Characters
http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Keyboard-That-Has-the-Wrong-Characters

Good luck and let us all know how the repair job went!
 

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hi,whenever i press certain alphabets on my keyboard such as t then by default t5 is shown on the screen similarl for y-y6... and with a new numeric characters as well...I've tried uninstalling the keyboard software but it didnt solve anything..the external keyboard is working fine..I even got my keyboard replaced but that didnt work either...once in a blue moon, it starts working fine fr a few days but then it goes back to not being normal... please help me find the solution to this problem

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