keyboard switches keys

Posted on 2010-09-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
using windows server 2008
remote desktop
mac os

sometimes my keyboard switches keys (for up to hours)
@ (shift2) alternates with "
" with @ (shift2)
\ with #
# shift3 with (british pound symbol)

and then switches back

this happens with my code editor (frequently) and my browsers (sometimes) and mssql (somtimes)
Question by:rgb192
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woodmouse earned 2000 total points
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If you check the installed keyboards in your (local) configuration panel, would you see more keyboards installed maybe ?
I would delete all the unneeded keyboard layouts, because some keystrokes tend to change the keyboard layout that way...

In Belgium we have the AZERTY keyboard - and if multiple layouts are installed, it often switches back to QWERTY.
I do solve this by removing any other layout than the Belgian AZERTY layout.
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Sounds like you are toggling back and forth between the British and US keyboards. Is there a flag in your menubar? If so, note if it changes from a U.S. to a British flag when this happens. I think there is a keyboard shortcut which switches countries that you may inadvertently be hitting.

One solution would be to disable the British keyboard layout (assuming you want the U.S. one) in the International Prefs panel.
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I think command-option-space switches keyboard layouts.

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was not a mac question,because i later used a windows computer and got same error

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