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Check your keyboard settings it may not be set to english

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My keyboard typing multiple letters


Keyboards on Windows computers can repeat letters when key press sensitivity is too high. This problem can be rectified by adjusting your keyboard\'s repeat frequency. Once this is lowered, key presses will occur slower and you will not have the letters repeated instantly.

Click"Start," then "Control Panel." Click "Hardware and Sound," followed by "Keyboard." Move the "Repeat delay" slider further to the left below the "Character repeat" option. The further left the slider moves, the longer the delay will be before a character repeats.
If fails

Gather your supplies. There are commercial kits available, but a can of compressed air, a lint-free cloth or wipes, mild dishwashing liquid, and a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush are all you really need for a basic cleaning. After turning off your computer and unplugging your keyboard, gently shake the keyboard upside down over some newspaper to dislodge loose crumbs and particles. Use the can of compressed air to blow a stream of air between the keys. Repeat Step 2. Dampen a lint-free cloth with a diluted solution of dishwashing liquid and water to wipe down the keys. Use the vacuum cleaner brush attachment to suck away any remaining dirt or debris. If you have a membrane-type keyboard (it doesn\'t have a spring under each key) and the keys are truly grungy, you can remove the keys with a small screwdriver and use cotton swabs and 90% isopropyl alcohol to get it sparkling clean
If you are still feeling industrious, next you can tackle cleaning your mouse Of course, if cleaning your keyboard seems a truly undesirable task, you can always buy one for around $20.

Hope this helps.

Dec 31, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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Some letter key is not working on keyboard???


if any of the key on the keyboard is not working, you can use an alternate for time being. This is regarding ASCII. There are ASCII codes for every character on the keyboard. A - 65,B - 66........... So on a - 97, b - 98...........So on
Use these codes by pressing and holding Alt key on the keyboard. In order to type b character. Press and hold Alt key and type 66 from the numpad at the right side of the keyboard.

on Apr 17, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When I type on my keyboard on my computer numbers are popping up instead of letters


Press the Start key + R.

type osk in that box and hit enter

On this keyboard, try toggling numlock scrolllock and capslock a few times.

Also, try this too: Fn+Numlk or depending of the model, press the button or Fn + Shift +Numlk


hope this helps


Try this. Press the Start key + R. type osk in that box and hit enter On this keyboard, try toggling numlock scrolllock and capslock a few times

or

Examine your keyboard to ensure your "Number Lock" key is not activated.

This activation is indicated by the key being lit up.


If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock.

The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard


Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

In the registry, open the below folders.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Control Panel\
Keyboard\

Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.

hope this helps

Nov 08, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Function key for Rupee symbol in lenovo keyboard?


Maybe you have to Press and Hold the FN function key at the lower left portion of the keyboard then hit key 4 to get the rupee. Or it might be Press and Hold the ALT or CTRL key then hit key 4 to get it.

The key to know which key to Press and Hold is notice the color of the rupee symbol on key 4, then Press and Hold either the FN function key, Alt key or Ctrl that is the same color as the rupee.

May 07, 2012 | Lenovo ThinkCentre PC Desktops

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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 PC Desktops

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How can i set a percentage key, i bought the ER-A440 used and im trying to set a percentage key but I have not been successfull, please help, Ihave been trying for hours!!:(


Hi. What do you mean by 'set' a percentage key. Is there a percentage key on the keyboard already? are you trying to set a rate? If you want to use it for discounting, you just type an amount to discount in REG mode and press %- to remove it. Please describe your use and I'll try to help

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Keyboard not working properly


Suggestion for you it is not that hard to open the keyboard turn the key board up side down remove the all the screws and the bottom cover will pop up. have a acohol and swab just clean the keys contacts on the board I do this so many times and it work and save you money.

Nov 17, 2008 | HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC Desktop

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I need help in understanding the keyboard functions


dear,
what does it mean. do you want to know the hotkeys of just want to speed up your typing speed.
if you mean is to speed up you typing speed. then use softwares like typing tutor etc. i used typing tutor 6. it is an old version but is simple too. now i can type very fastly.
or if you want hotkeys then visit this links:
http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~kday/keyboardtips.html
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/keyboard_shortcuts_microsoft_word.htm
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Hotkeys/Hotkey_Keyboard_Map,
the last one is impressive.
regards,
salman

Jul 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My laptop keyboard is typing numbers for some reason... I have had to attach a normal keyboard just so I can still type... the drivers are saying that the keyboard is fine, however it is still typing...


this seems to be a more physical problem than a driver problem, have you removed the keyboard before? it may be that the wire which connects the keyboard to the laptop has come lose or hasnt been connected properly.

also as a second suggestion it may be that something has found its way under the keys causing them to stick? very bizzar but it does happen :)

Jul 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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