The laptop keys are not funtioning as they should when pressing the letters and numbers all sorts of shortcuts are being enabled, drop downs are shown but the typing is not?
Trying hard not to throw it out of the window!!
I sure its something simpe but canot find the answer anywhere!
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I'm guessing this is on a laptop or mini keyboard? You have managed to turn them number lock on. To be able to use the letters again on the keyboard the number lock feature needs to be turned off. This varies depending on the model of keyboard/laptop. One thing that may help is using the fn (lower left on keyboard) key on laptops (funtion key) and while pressing this tap the Num Lock key, usually at the top right of the keyboard.
difficult to be specific without knowing the exact make/model.
If there is no NumLock key then pressing the Fn (Function) buttonshould enable the number pad on the keys that have the Blue numbers onthem. On most laptops (dont know your model) there is a numlock key asthis allows the user to type numbers with two hands and not keep oneholding the Fn button. You would normally press the Fn button and theNumLock option to switch it on and every time you pressed the keys withthe numbers on it would use the number not the letter, pressing the Fnkey with NumLock on would normally allow the letter to be used withouthaveing to disable the NumLock. This assumes of course that the normal letters are stamped with thenumbers on, if not it is most unusual, I don't think I hav eseen alaptop keyboard without numbers or the NumLock / Fn options. There areUSB number pads available that you can buy, these simply plug in to anavailable USB port and it is like an extension of your keyboard.
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Your number lock is on. Look for a small picture that looks like a calculator on your keyboard keys (possibly on one of the F keys at the top). Press the Fn key plus the key with the calculator pic to turn number lock off.
On a notebook computer, there is a FN key that when pressed with the appropriate special function key will disable the normal keyboard and enable the alternate letters (printed in a different color) on your keyboard. Unfortunately, I can't remember which special function key that is--but the icon on it should give you a clue.
Most programmes utilise keyboard shortcuts. It says which key combinations will perform which command next to the options on the drop down menus when you click on file, edit, view, etc. These shortcuts usually a letter key in combination with ctrl key, alt key , sometimes ctrl+shift. Possibly you are pressing the ctrl key at same time when you press the shift key?
If the characters at issue are the UIOPLKJM then press Fn + Numlock to turn it off
If other letters are effected Like " and - then go to Regional and Language settings in control panel and ensure you have the correct keyboard/language selected on all 3 tabs