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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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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!

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

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Shift key not functioning.

You have selected the wrong keyboard language.
Go to Control Panel select Region and Language. Change the keyboard to your layout. (Probably US).

Nov 16, 2013 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook


Amazing shortcuts

Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:<br /><br />Windows key + R = Run menu<br /><br />This is usually followed by:<br />cmd = Command Prompt<br />iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer<br />compmgmt.msc = Computer Management<br />dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management<br />dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management<br />services.msc = Services<br />eventvwr = Event Viewer<br />dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers<br />dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services<br />Windows key + E = Explorer<br /><br />ALT + Tab = Switch between windows<br /><br />ALT, Space, X = Maximize window<br /><br />CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager<br /><br />Windows key + Break = System properties<br /><br />Windows key + F = Search<br /><br />Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows<br /><br />CTRL + C = copy<br /><br />CTRL + X = cut<br /><br />CTRL + V = paste<br /><br />Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.<br /><br /><br />Keyboard Shortcuts<br /><br />[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications<br /><br />[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter<br /><br />[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu<br /><br />[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)<br /><br />[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window<br /><br />[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document<br /><br />Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word<br /><br />Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph<br /><br />[F1] Open Help for active application<br /><br />Windows+M Minimize all open windows<br /><br />Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows<br /><br />Windows+F1 Open Windows Help<br /><br />Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons<br /><br />Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box<br /><br /><br /><br />acessability shortcuts<br /><br />Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ Switch FilterKeys on and off.<br /><br />Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN....... Switch High Contrast on and off.<br /><br />Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK....... Switch MouseKeys on and off.<br /><br />SHIFT....... five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.<br /><br />NUM LOCK...... for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.<br /><br />explorer shortcuts<br /><br />END....... Display the bottom of the active window.<br /><br />HOME....... Display the top of the active window.<br /><br />NUM LOCK+ASTERISK....... on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.<br /><br />NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.<br /><br />NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.<br /><br />LEFT ARROW...... Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.<br /><br />RIGHT ARROW....... Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run<br /><br />devmgmt.msc = Device Manager<br />msinfo32 = System Information<br />cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup<br />ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)<br />mmc = Microsoft Management Console<br />excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)<br />msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)<br />powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)<br />winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)<br />frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)<br />notepad = Notepad<br />wordpad = WordPad<br />calc = Calculator<br />msmsgs = Windows Messenger<br />mspaint = Microsoft Paint<br />wmplayer = Windows Media Player<br />rstrui = System Restore<br />netscp6 = Netscape 6.x<br />netscp = Netscape 7.x<br />netscape = Netscape 4.x<br />waol = America Online<br />control = Opens the Control Panel<br />control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog<br /><br /><br />internetbrowser<br /><br />type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]<br />add www. and .com to word and go to it<br /><br /><br />For Windows XP:<br /><br />Copy. CTRL+C<br />Cut. CTRL+X<br />Paste. CTRL+V<br />Undo. CTRL+Z<br />Delete. DELETE<br />Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE<br />Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item<br />Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item<br />Rename selected item. F2<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW<br />Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW<br />Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys<br />Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys<br />Select all. CTRL+A<br />Search for a file or folder. F3<br />View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER<br />Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4<br />Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR<br />Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4<br />Switch between open items. ALT+TAB<br />Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC<br />Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6<br />Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4<br />Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10<br />Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR<br />Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC<br />Display the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name<br />Carry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu<br />Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10<br />Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW<br />Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW<br />Refresh the active window. F5<br />View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE<br />Cancel the current task. ESC<br />SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.<br /><br />Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:<br /><br />To Press<br />Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB<br />Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB<br />Move forward through options. TAB<br />Move backward through options. SHIFT+TAB<br />Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter<br />Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER<br />Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR<br />Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys<br />Display Help. F1<br />Display the items in the active list. F4<br />Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE<br /><br />If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:<br /><br /><br />Display or hide the Start menu. WIN Key<br />Display the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAK<br />Show the desktop. WIN Key+D<br />Minimize all windows. WIN Key+M<br />Restores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+M<br />Open My Computer. WIN Key+E<br />Search for a file or folder. WIN Key+F<br />Search for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+F<br />Display Windows Help. WIN Key+F1<br />Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ L<br />Open the Run dialog box. WIN Key+R<br />Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U<br /><br />accessibility keyboard shortcuts:<br /><br />Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds<br />Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN<br />Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK<br />Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times<br />Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds<br />Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U<br /><br />shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:<br /><br /><br />Display the bottom of the active window. END<br />Display the top of the active window. HOME<br />Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)<br />Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)<br />Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)<br />Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW<br />Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW<br /><br />

on Jan 10, 2011 | PC Laptops

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WHen using the shift key to type the at sign or the esclamation mark etc it does numbers

Is this the only problem with the keyboard not getting uppercase to work ?
While Acer laptops are built to be used on the go, they are not indestructible. An accidental drop or even normal wear and tear over an extended period of time can cause the laptop keys to become dislodged and fall out. Debris can also build up inside the keys and make them stick or stop working. Fixing the keys on your Acer laptop is a quick process that does not require taking the unit to a professional repair shop.

Power off the Acer laptop and flip the unit over. Slide the battery release lever over and lift the battery out of the laptop. Turn the laptop back over and open the lid. Look inside the open area on the keyboard where the key would normally go. Check to see if the plastic retaining clip is still inside the hole. Locate the plastic retaining clip if it fell off the keyboard along with the key. Use a pair of tweezers to set the clip back inside the hole. Line up the holes on the clip with the four raised nodules inside the keyboard hole. Set the key back onto the plastic clip. Push the key down until it clicks into place. Flip the laptop back over if there are keys that are not working properly. Use the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the three screws on the left side of the case that hold the keyboard in place. Turn the laptop back over so that you can see the LCD screen. Push the thin end of a flat-head screwdriver under the LED indicator strip above the keyboard. Pop the strip upward and pull it off the laptop. Lift the keyboard up towards you until the long ribbon cable running from the bottom of the keyboard to the motherboard comes into view. Unplug the cable from the port on the motherboard and then pull the keyboard and its ribbon cable off the case. Spray out the underside of the keys and the inside of the Acer laptop case with canned air. Reassemble the keyboard, LED indicator strip and battery.

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Mar 01, 2013 | Acer Aspire PC Laptops

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I pushed a button accidently and made my keyboard swap the 2@ symbol to the

"Did it change to a Euro, or exclamation sign? You possibly pressed the Fn button with one of the keys that have (usually) a blue descriptor/icon. Or, a Windows "feature" is that you can change languages by pressing Alt + SHIFT simultaneously. To turn off this feature:

1. Near the bottom right of the screen might be an icon of a keyboard. Left click and select US keyboard if it's set to another language. This turns it off but it doesn't prevent it from getting switched again.

2. The permanent fix is to disable the key combination. There's two ways to do this. Right-click on the keyboard icon and click "Settings". Select the "Advanced Key Settings" tab. Click the "Change Key Sequence" button and select "not assigned". Click OK a few times and you're done.

3. If you cannot locate the keyboard icon you can get at this through the Control Panel. Go to Regional and Language control panel. Select the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click the "change keyboards" button. This takes you to the language settings described in step 2 above.

Aug 05, 2012 | Acer Aspire PC Laptops

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Reattach Shift key

If it's the same as mine, there is a little white plastic frame that sits under the mouse... Make sure the frame is attached to the underside of the mouse key, and press into position on the keyboard, pushing down onto the REAR of the button first, until you hear it click, then do the same to the front.

Jul 23, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Shift key not working

You have 2 Shift keys on the keyboard. If the other shift key is working then the shift key that is not working is defective. You should consider replacing the keyboard on your laptop. There is no setting on Windows that can disable the shift key.

**Note : If both Shift keys are not working, Try to check if sticky keys feature on windows is on. Sticky keys should be disabled. To disable sticky keys, Click on start and Go into control panel > Accessibility Options, and under keyboard there is sticky keys. Remove the tick and click apply and OK.


**If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.

May 29, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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My keys are all shift_ed


Please, if you can, try to remove the keyboard and reseat its cable on the mainboard. The AoA150 has small little clips that are mounted into the top cover that you can push back.

Also try to install USB keyboard and see how that behaves.

From your description, it might either be that one shift key is broken and perma-on, or the keyboard cable wasn't seated properly.

If all fails, try pressing in either shift-key a bit harder for a longer period, and see if the problem gets better or disappears.

May 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire One A150-1006 Notebook

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Press the Shift key and the 2 number key

Dec 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Keyboard problems might have accidently pushed the num lock key or fn key lock. pay attention to what leds are lite near the keyboard.

Otherwise I would see if there was a hotkey driver or keyboard driver from ibm's support website.

Feb 19, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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Keyboard problem

Information about computer keyboards Now with new technology, stuck keys are no longer an issue; ... Given all the above problems

Information about the AT and PS/2 port 1, Keyboard Clock. 2, Keyboard Data. 3, Not Connected or Keyboard Reset

Device Manager information and help Users who have a keyboard with a windows key may also quickly get to the system .... CODE 2 (Second Error)

This should get ya back in to typing again/Good Luck.. Please dont for get to Vote, Thank You.

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