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Keyboard The @ key and " key are back to front. If I push the shift key, then "2" I get " not @ as displayed.

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  • tris stevens Dec 12, 2007

    I have a similar problem.I have a UK keyboard (the @ is on the ' key and the " on the 2 key) but the @ and" have inexplicably changed places-I have tried suggested solution but no luck-any ideas,presumably it's something simple I haven't found yet.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    when i press shitt and 2 then its not displaying @ but '. please help me to find where did @ go?thanks.

  • ktyktz May 31, 2008

    When I 'shift' the 2 key for the '@' I don't get anything or I get something totally didfferent. I am new to laptops and wondered if there was a function key or other that i may have hit to make this happen. I have NO instructions and would love some to learn this laptop. Acer 5315-2153.



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Thanks that helped alot george

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Further to my problem I have found the solution-my uk computer has an option for Welsh on the taskbar (CY) this had accidentally been changed to EN, English United States, which caused the @ and " to change places. Clicking on EN brought up the other option, CY. Selecting CY restored the @ and ", problem solved. I don't see why though, all keyboards can't be universal, then these stupid, irritating and unnecessary niggles wouldn't occur!

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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Change your keyboard layout to English united kingdom.

go to control panel > regional and language options > languages > details > default input languages > select english (united kingdom ) - united kingdom

click add > select english (united kingdom) > ok

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Posted on Dec 03, 2007

  • wangtaw Dec 03, 2007

    change your keyboard layout to English united kingdom.

    go to control panel > regional and language options > languages > details > default input languages > select english (united kingdom ) - united kingdom

    click add > select english (united kingdom) > apply

    click english (united states) at installed services > remove > ok


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Keyboard short circuit change your keyboard thats a full solve of problem

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General keyboard shortcuts loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  • CTRL+C (Copy)
  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
  • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
  • Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
  • CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
  • TAB (Move forward through the options)
  • SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
  • ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
  • ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
  • SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
  • Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
  • F1 key (Display Help)
  • F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
  • BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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  • Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
  • Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
  • Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
  • Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
  • Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
  • Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
  • Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
  • Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

Accessibility keyboard shortcuts loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
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  • HOME (Display the top of the active window)
  • NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
  • NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
  • NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
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  • PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
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  • END (Move to the end of the line)
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Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
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  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the console)
  • ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
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  • ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

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