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Keyboard or computer or Vista problem

  1. #1


    Best Guest

    Keyboard or computer or Vista problem

    Regularly, my keyboard is producing incorrect punctuation and some letters.
    question mark gives me
    forward slash gives
    apostrophe gives
    quotes gives
    occasionally the @ sign gives other signs.

    Almost like it switches to French, spontaneously. I have to restart computer
    to get it back to normal, but it is happening more often.
    Any thought on what is causing this, and what I can do to correct it
    (question mark)
    Thanks.



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  2. #2


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Keyboard or computer or Vista problem

    "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Regularly, my keyboard is producing incorrect punctuation and some
    > letters.
    > question mark gives me
    > forward slash gives
    > apostrophe gives
    > quotes gives
    > occasionally the @ sign gives other signs.
    >
    > Almost like it switches to French, spontaneously. I have to restart
    > computer to get it back to normal, but it is happening more often.
    > Any thought on what is causing this, and what I can do to correct it
    > (question mark)
    > Thanks.
    >

    Go to Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Keyboards and
    languages tab > Change Keyboards button, and remove ALL Canadian keyboards
    except for 'English (Canada)'..

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  3. #3


    Dusko Savatovic Guest

    Re: Keyboard or computer or Vista problem

    From your (fake) e-mail address I may conclude that you are Canadian.
    So, most likely you've got English (Canada) and French (Canada) regional
    setting.

    I am also using two keyboard layouts (although for diferent languages).
    The keyboard sequence to change (swap) keyboard layouts (on my computer) is
    Left Alt +Shift. So if you are a Photoshop user (like I am) you may end up
    with the oposite keyboard layout than the one you expect. The hot key for
    swapping keyboard layouts can be redefined or disabled in Control Panel,
    Regional and Language Options, Keyboards and Languauges, Change
    Keyboards..., Advanced Key Settings tab, Change Key Sequence.


    "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uNAE6WZcJHA.4648@xxxxxx

    > Regularly, my keyboard is producing incorrect punctuation and some
    > letters.
    > question mark gives me
    > forward slash gives
    > apostrophe gives
    > quotes gives
    > occasionally the @ sign gives other signs.
    >
    > Almost like it switches to French, spontaneously. I have to restart
    > computer to get it back to normal, but it is happening more often.
    > Any thought on what is causing this, and what I can do to correct it
    > (question mark)
    > Thanks.
    >

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  4. #4


    pip22 Guest

    Re: Keyboard or computer or Vista problem


    could be a failing circuit-board within the keyboard.
    first try another keyboard to eliminate this possibility if you can
    borrow one.
    It's the easiest place to start troubleshooting this problem before
    looking elsewhere.
    Might save you an awful lot of head-scratching.



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