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Change your keyboard latout

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  1. Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
  5. Expand Keyboard list, click to select the Canadian French check box, and then clickOK.
  6. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
  7. In the Default input language list, click French (Canada) - Canadian French, and then click OK two times.
  8. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  9. Click the Language bar, and then click FR French (Canada).

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Im not able to type question mark using shift


You may have the incorrect keyboard layout selected, so let's change it.

nb. the following is a step by step for Windows Vista / 7

Changing the keyboard layout:
  1. Click START and in the search box type intl.cpl and press ENTER
  2. Navigate to the Keyboard and Language tab, then find and click CHANGE KEYBOARDS
  3. Click add
  4. Click and expand the language you use / want
  5. Expand the list of keyboards, click to select the check box you want and then OK
  6. Goto options and navigate to VIEW LAYOUT and this is to compare the layout with the actual keyboard you have.
  7. Goto the DEFAULT INPUT LANGUAGE list, click the language you use and OK
  8. Hit OK again
  9. Within REGIONAL LANGUAGE OPTIONS click ok
  10. Click on the language Bar and choose the language you want.

Sep 07, 2015 | Microsoft 5000 Keyboard Wireless -...

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when holding down the shift keys it is typing the wrong symbols


you need to change the keyboard lay out.
Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imagevistastartbutton.jpg, type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
  5. Expand Keyboard list, click to select the English (UnitedS tates) check box, and then click OK.
  6. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
  7. In the Default input language list, click English (United Kingdom) - English (United States), and then click OK two times.
  8. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  9. Click the Language bar, and then click English (United States)

Windows XP
  1. Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Languages tab, click Details.
  3. Under Installed services, click Add.
  4. In the Input language list, select the language that you want. For example, select French (Canada) .
  5. In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click English (United States), and then click OK .
  6. In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your computer list, click English (United Kingdom) - English (United States), and then click OK.
  7. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  8. Click the Language bar, and then click English (United States)

Jan 08, 2011 | MSI Wind U100 Netbook

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my pound sign comes up as # and my @ as "


Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imagevistastartbutton.jpg, type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
  5. Expand Keyboard list, click to select the English(United States) check box, and then click OK.
  6. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
  7. In the Default input language list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK two times.
  8. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  9. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

Windows XP
  1. Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Languages tab, click Details.
  3. Under Installed services, click Add.
  4. In the Input language list, select the language that you want. For example, select French (Canada) .
  5. In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click English(United States), and then click OK .
  6. In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your computer list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK.
  7. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  8. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

How to make sure that the selected layout matches the keyboard Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.
Windows XP
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.

Jan 07, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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i cant log out of facebook


Try deleting your cookies. Use one of the below options: How to manually delete cookie files in Internet Explorer 8 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 8, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows Vista, click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type inetcpl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  3. On the General tab, click Delete under Browsing History in the Internet Properties dialog box.
  4. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click to clear all of the check boxes except for the Cookies check box.
  5. Click Delete.
To verify that the cookie files are deleted, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 8, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows Vista, click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type inetcpl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  3. In the Internet Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click Settings under Browsing History.
  4. In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box, click View Files. This opens the folder where your cookie files are stored.
  5. In the folder that you opened in step 4, verify that there are no .txt files.
How to manually delete cookie files in Internet Explorer 7 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 7, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows Vista, click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type inetcpl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  3. On the General tab, click Delete under Browsing History in the Internet Properties dialog box.
  4. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click Delete Cookies.
  5. In the Delete Cookies dialog box, click Yes.
To verify that the cookie files are deleted in Internet Explorer 7
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 7, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows Vista, click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type inetcpl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  3. In the Internet Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click Settings under Browsing History.
  4. In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box, click View Files. This opens the folder where your cookie files are stored.
  5. In the folder that you opened in step 4, verify that there are no .txt files.
How to manually delete cookie files in Internet Explorer 6 loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 6, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
  3. On the General tab, click Delete Cookies in the Internet Properties dialog box, under Temporary Internet Files.
  4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box, and then click OK.
To verify that the cookie files are deleted for Internet Explorer 6:
  1. Exit Internet Explorer 6, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
  3. In the Internet Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click View Files under Temporary Internet Files.
  4. In the folder that you opened in step 4, verify that there are no text files.

Jan 19, 2010 | Facebook Social Network

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in my keybord the punctuation are changed ...my computer come from portugal..and now i have just download the windows 7 in english version.. now the problem is the punctuation of my keybord like ? - , . [ - ) ( * &............................are changed of key......please give a solution.....


You need to add the English keyboard.
Follow these instructions:
  • Windows 7 or Windows Vista
    1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imagevistastartbutton.jpg, type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
    3. Click Add.
    4. Expand the language that you want. For example, English (United States).
    5. Expand Keyboard list, select the United States-International check box, and then click OK.
    6. In the Default input language list, click Language name - United States-International (where Language name is the language that you selected in step 4), and then click OK two times.
    7. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.

      Notice that the Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you position the mouse pointer over it, a ToolTip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
    8. Click the Language bar, and then click United States-International on the shortcut menu that appears.

      The United States-International keyboard layout is selected.
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