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How to turn the blue function setting off

On my keys I have extra blue colored characters on them, some of them are french i know, and this has happened before but now I'm not sure how to fix it. Whenever I want to type a question mark, or any other key that involves a "shift" with with in msn messenger, it comes up the blue character instead. Like, a ? comes up as a capital E with an accent on the top. Not sure how to correct this, i know its as easy as pressing a button, but i've tried every one! I was just typing, and all of a sudden i can't use "?". Very annoying :S

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  • mikep899 Jan 22, 2009

    i have the same issue.. all of a sudden it just went to french characters! i can't get mine back either.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    that doesnt work ,, it will work on any internet browser but on msn messenger it does not work

  • sk8_girl182 Apr 04, 2009

    i have the same problem and i tried it on microsoft word.. plus on msn and other stuff... and i tried the num lock key and it doesnt do anything for meééééé i need help!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    i have the same problem, and it`s not the num lock key. the only way i can fix it is by logging off and then logging back on...but that`s annoying if you have a lot of things open, or are in the middle of something important. help please

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    Same here in hotmail

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have the same problem! I just came back to my computer to find that the keys don`t work completely. é is what I get if I want the ?. I wasn`t playing around with the keyboard at all. How do I solve this?... How did it happen?

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    helppp i have the same problem



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Make sure the Num Lock key is not on.

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Press alt shift this will at least temporarily fix the problem. Im assuming it is some sort of virus, as there are many people expieriencing the same problem suddenly

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