Hi there if you want a question mark, you do shift + / key but on my keyboard it shows this key é which i assume is french, i also wanna type the double quotation, i get ` left angle bracket i get ' right angle bracker i get .
in other words i am not gettin gthey key i want i tried fn +f11, didn work
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Re: Weird French character key
This is a problem I haven’t stumbled on before and it bugged
me so I have a suggestion.
-Open the Control Panel (generally on the Start menu) -Open the Regional and Language folder -Click on Languages tab -Click on Details
See if the keyboard layout is set to ‘US.’
Now, what I don’t seem to find is how to choose something
different without actually changing ‘Language’ itself.
Win ‘Help’ gave this result when searching on “changing keyboard
“You can switch to a different keyboard layout
or enter text in other languages without changing keyboards. However, the key
labels may no longer match the characters you are entering. Use Regional and
Language Options in Control Panel for changing languages and keyboard layouts.” If this does or doesn't work, please post back as it might help others either do what you want to do or avoid paying any attention to me <grin>
Sounds like a Frenck keyboard, evel things to type on. try goin into settings and changeing the keyboard language to english if that dosn't work get tipex find out what each key dose and change it XD or a better sugestion, I assume that your keyboard has a C type jack and is going into a purpel port on the back of your computer? what you could try doing is getting a normal 2.0USB keyboard. That should solve your probelem as the drivers should be installed into the keyboard. Id recomend a "Genius" -cheapest option or a "Logitec" -a bit more expensive but still good value and way better
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Did you install the Logitech Set Point software? If you did, you can edit the Function key assignments by opening that program. There are other ways to change your keyboard settings, pressing Left Alt and Shift can do this with Windows 7 by default. To check this in Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel. Under Clock, Language, and Region select Change Keyboard or other Input method. Once that window opens, click on the Keyboards and Languages tab and click Change Keyboards. Then select the Advanced Key Settings tab. There is a section marked Hot Keys for Input Language.
I found this on another website and it worked for me. Good luck.
I know this is an old question but when i searched for the same problem
recently, it was the nearest I could find. So in case others are having
the same problem:
The Vaio you have is a Canadian model, which
has alternate keyboard drivers for English and French. The alt car key
only works with the French keyboard (durr). To switch, press the LEFT
control key and RIGHT shift key at the same time, then release. Now if
you use the alt car key like the shift key, i.e. hold it down then press
another key, you should be able to access the pink characters. To
return to English keyboard, press left-ctrl and right-shift together
I am guessing the
Vaio you have is a Canadian model, which has alternate keyboard drivers
for English and French. On these models, it seems the alt car key only works with the French
keyboard (durr). To switch, press the LEFT control key and RIGHT shift
key at the same time, then release. Now if you use the alt car key like
the shift key, i.e. hold it down then press another key, you should be
able to access the pink characters. To return to English keyboard, press
left-ctrl and right-shift together again.
In wordprocessing or email the backspace key deletes the previous charachter and isnot the same as the Delete key which deletes the next charachter.
On my girlfriend's french pc the delete key is marked "Suppr". It works to delete the next character and also for the "executive override" function which will reboot an old pc or get you to Task Manager in windows.
click start then control panel , regional settings , advances you should now be able to see what keyboard layout you are using click add then add the correct one for your language and remove the incorrect one
Its not the keyboard fault but your operating system. I'm going to assume you live in Canada and when you had setup the computer for the first time you had selected Canada has country you live in instead of the United States (default) If you notice on your desktop or taskbar there will be a keyboard logo. Click it and select US 101 keyboard (United states). You get the french symbols because microsoft thinks because you live in Canada you must be french canadian.... stupid eh! They have it selected to mulitlingual Canadian. Select the US English as default and you shouldn't get those french symbols when you really want the shift or question mark key.
I live in Canada and I see looks of people who ask me the same question all the time.
that means that the keyboard has been set to a different language. On my screen at the bottom right hand is a little keyboard icon and when i click on it it lets me scroll through US English, Canadian French and Canadian Multilingual Standard. If the keyboard is set to the Canadian French option (or whatever other option that is available on your keyboard in red characters) the number two button changes function.