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Computer is locked in the green symbols of the keyboard

My computer has made it so that certain programs are locked into the green symbols on my keyboard. The only way to stop it is to either restart the computer or the program. Most of the green symbols are accents on letters. (eg. éééçàç稨¨¨) How can i turn this off?

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  • parksville Jan 06, 2008

    I have an Acer Aspire 5320 and I too have the same problem. I cant for the life of me get the question mark as the keyboard is stuck in the green symbol mode.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    It seems really random for me. Sometime I'm typing fine and then other times it just switches - like it gets tired!

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TO SHUT OFF the green keys, you need to disable the multiligual or French keyboard layouts. For Windows 7:

Click CONTROL PANEL
click CLOCK, LANGUAGE, AND REGION

under REGION AND LANGUAGE
click CHANGE KEYBOARDS... etc.

click KEYBOARDS AND LANGUAGES
click CHANGE KEYBOARDS

.......for example, by clicking on a keyboard name (ie. US or and UNITED KINGDOM for example) and then clicking PROPERTIES to the rtight, you can see the actual key layout.......

On the list of installed languages, click anything multiligual or French, and then click REMOVE found on the right-hand column

click APPLY
click OK
Then you've removed the French.

Otherwise you have to click the LEFT ALT key and then the LEFT SHIFT key to swich back and forth between the green keys and the white keys.

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