characters change and cannot access # or others till reboot.

Posted on 2008-02-04
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Last Modified: 2010-04-02
randomly on days. My keyboard characters will change. By this I mean that the # sign will become a e with the french accent. Or my > will become a period.

I have no clue why. Iit is random when this happens.
Then I have to reboot to fix it.
Question by:adgcanada
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Expert Comment

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I believe your keyboard layout is changed. Please change back to English (united states) Layout which is the stand QWERTY keyboard.

 1.  Open Regional and Language Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.
2.  Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.

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Thanks much. Only time will tell if I have solved the problem.

When I went into the keyboard language options.. I noticed that Canadian French and  Multilingual was also in there instead of just US english. So I removed the other two hoping this is the fix.

Expert Comment

ID: 20969370
Ok. How is it? works? =]

Author Comment

ID: 20971265
yep all good still.  Seems that maybe when having 2-3 keyboard layouts in there...  it would get switched from time to time. Not sure what buttons I pressed to do it. Guessing something to do with CTRL or FUNCTION and another button as I use CTRL alot.

So yes.. to answer. All good still.
If it happens again.. i will reopen this post.

Expert Comment

ID: 21009894
Get rid of the shortcut key

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