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Try this Press & Hold the Alt key and then your keypad key-in 232 then release the Alt key. You should see in your notepad/word the letter e-dash Hope this helps (the original problem may have to do with your keyboard try another one if you have it handy)
You probably flipped the screen orientation (rotated it).
For some versions of Windows (XP and Vista), try pressing Control (Crtl)+Alt+Up arrow (press the three keys together). You can also try the other arrow keys with the Crtl+Alt keys. The Crtl and alt keys are both usually in the row with the space bar. On a full-size keyboard, there are two Ctrl keys on the ends of the row and the alt keys are closest to the space bar.
Otherwise, right click on the Desktop (where there are no programs or icons) and choose Graphics Options > Rotation. Another place to check is right click on the desktop and choose Screen Resolution > Orientation. This is a shortcut to accessing the display properties in the Control Panel. Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution. For a widescreen monitor, choose Landscape.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (The ctrl+alt+arrow key doesn't work on my Win7 desktop but does work on the laptop. The Orientation change from the control panel works on both.)
An upside down image - this is caused by unintentionalpressing Ctrl-Alt plus the down arrow key.Restore by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus the up arrow key.ALSOTo change the display from portrait to landscapePress Ctrl-Alt plus a left or right arrow key.Some computers do not have this function.
Numeric Alt codes for symbols are listed in Alt codes list. Check for Alt code of symbol you want to input.
Enable Num Lk.
You may need to simultaneously press ["FN" and "Scr Lk"]
keys. That's the combination for "Num Lock" on some laptops. Look at
the picture - the "Num Lk"/"Scr Lk" button is highlighted there.
Hold down "Alt" key.
Some laptops require you to hold both "Alt" and "FN" keys.
Input Alt code of symbol on Keypad.
Do this while holding "Alt" button pressed. Type Alt code on your laptop's numeric keypad. It's highlighted on the picture.
Release all the keys.
After you release all the keys alt symbol should be
entered. If all this stuff didn't work - check if you have really
enabled the "Num Lock" first. Remember that green indicator should shine
near the lock symbol on your laptop's keyboard. If that wasn't the case
- try simultaneously holding "FN" and "Alt" keys instead of just "Alt".
That just might work.
You question does not make sense. If you mean you want to change the display image then -
An upside down image - this is caused by unintentionalpressing Ctrl-Alt plus the down arrow key.
Restore by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus the up arrow key.
To change the display from portrait to landscape
Press Ctrl-Alt plus a left or right arrow key.
Never ran into this problem myself but a friend of mine has. He said what fixed his what holding Fn + Num Lock and it remedied his problem. Unless your key is stuck/broken you can also try a can of air and try to blow it out and or pull the key and make sure its not stuck down. But deff try the holding Fn + Num Lock method first.
You may have a bad key, or a key with something under it.
Turn the netbook upside down so that the keysj face the floor.
Bang on the back side that way you would to burp a baby.
Then, take a vacuum cleaner and **** out the spaces between the keys.
If this doesn't work, you may have to make an @ symbol manually by using the ALT key. (ALT plus 64). This should work in most Word Processing programs.
Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
Depress the Alt key.
While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.
On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence. The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.