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When I try to use the at @ button the " sign comes up. How can I reconfigure my keyboard for the uk not us

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  • james80 May 28, 2008

    Thanks very much I will sleep tonight that has been bugging me for ages @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@



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Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional and Language Settings.

In that Menu, you should be able to change the keyboard configuration to the proper one.


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What happen to my keyboard? When i typing button '@', sign " will appear. And same situation when i typing button ", sign @ will appear. Look a like " and @ swap.

You are using wrong keyboard type.
Numeric button 2 has @ sing in USA Keyboard and in UK Style Keyboard Numeric Button 2 has ".

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When I try to type the ampersand ( @ ) I get the quotation ( " ) sign instead

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RESOLUTION: The wrong country selection for the keyboard layout has been selected. An ENGLISH - UK keyboard with an ENGLISH - USA keyboard type selected or the reverse.

Go to CONTROL PANEL, REGIONAL AND LANGUAGE settings and select the correct keyboard for your system's country of origin.

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Seems like you have selected English (UK) as your default language. Change it back to English (US). If you don't know how, follow these steps.

You have not indicated what OS you have. I'll assume you have Windows XP.

Go to Control Panel.

Open 'Regional and Language settings'

Click the 'Language' tab and click 'Details' button.


Following screen will appear. Click 'Add' button and select English (US).


Select the newly added language as your default language from the combo box on top and click 'OK'.

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Sounds like your keyboard in in UK mode, but is labeled for US. Or the other way.
In a UK keyboard, Shift+' (the key which is two spaces to the right of "L") should give you an @ sign.
Depending on your Operating System, you can use the CONTROL PANEL and REGIONAL SETTINGS to set the keyboard to be a USA keyboard, and then Shift+2 will give you an @ sign. is a good reference for keyboard layouts.

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Hi John,
The standard keyboard language and widely used setting is "ENGLISH (US)"
Set the Keyboard layout to English US so that you have standard keys for symbols etc. like @ sign with SHIFT+2 etc.

The keyboard layout / Language of your PC may have been changed, so follow these steps to select the International keyboard layout:

- Go to Control Panel - Region and Language settings
- On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
- Click Add.
- Expand the language that you want. For example, English (United States).
- Expand Keyboard list, select the United States-International check box, and then click OK.
- In the Default input language list, click Language name - United States-International (where Language name is the language that you selected in step 4), and then click OK two times.
- In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.


Hope it helps! Good Luck!

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Go to the control panel and look for the Region and Language option. Make sure the options on the Formats tab correspond to your location. Then go to the Keyboards and Languages tab and click the Change keyboards button. If a keyboard for your location and language is not shown, click Add and add it to the list. Remove any other keyboards that are shown that you do not use.
The problem is caused by Windows thinking you are using an American keyboard in the UK or the other way around. Changing the Region and Language options above should fix the problem.
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