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Acer Laptop 'Euro' kep not mapped..

Posted on 2009-05-07
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A friend has an Acer 5920 laptop running Vista Home Premium.

There is a seperate key for the ¬  (Euro) sign but it has stopped working.

I think her son recently removed a lot tof the Bloatware from the machine - I wonder if he also accidentally removed some utility that mapped the keys?

Any ideas please.
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Check the regional settings still identify the machine as in a "Euro" zone it may have been set back to the default US setup. As you know the Euro is on "Alt Gr+4" or "Windows Key+4" so make sure both of the "Alt-option" keys are working. Some applications are not "Euro-friendly" so if they are working on line some text boxes will not recognise the Euro character (see the E-E Rich Text editor above as an example!!)

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On Acers you're right there is a configuration file called by Launch Manager that maps the specific Euro key.  I guess this was a victim of the "clean up"

Download the file from Acer support here:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Application/LaunchManager/LM_Dirtek_2.0.0.119_Vistax86x64.zip?acerid=633639037866615069&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire 5920&OS=V10&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27
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Master, you are a Genius ;-)
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