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    Keyboard keys misplaced
    « on: January 11, 2019, 05:15:16 PM »
    Hello

    I have noticed that some of my keyboard keys do not display the letter on the key itself when depressed. For example, the backward slash displays this # and the " displays the @ sign.

    How can I correct this, please? I have the latest driver for the keyboard according to Device Manager.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Keyboard keys misplaced
    « Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 05:38:09 PM »
    Questions.
    Is this  your computer? Do others mess with you computer?
    Where do you live? Each region has it sown keyboard lout.
    Herein North America there are four layouts might be used.
    French, US, US International and Spanish.
    More often US is the standard.

    Do you think you might have the wrong one?

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      Re: Keyboard keys misplaced
      « Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 05:40:49 PM »
      I am in the UK but bought a Microsoft keyboard on eBay which may well be a US one. There is no sign, for example, but there is a $ sign.

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      Re: Keyboard keys misplaced
      « Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 05:58:34 PM »
      That explains what went wrong.
      Here is overview of Keyboard:
      https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/k/keyboard.htm
      Here is more about the layout:
      https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/k/keyblayo.htm

      Change Keyboard to US
          Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
          Under Clock, Language, and Regional Options, click Change keyboard or other input methods.
          In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click Change keyboards.
          In the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, click the Language Bar tab.

      Or this video:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2brLeGFqQ8

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        Re: Keyboard keys misplaced
        « Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 06:16:26 PM »
        Many thanks - changing the keyboard to US International has done the trick (though I have to keep on using ALT 156 for the sign, but never mind!

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        Re: Keyboard keys misplaced
        « Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 09:22:35 PM »
        Many thanks - changing the keyboard to US International has done the trick (though I have to keep on using ALT 156 for the sign, but never mind!
        also ALT 0163