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When i try to type a letter the symbol on that letter comes up. how do i turn that off?

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Keep pressing hash (#) key until symbols at top of screen change to abc. (it may be * depending on your device.

Hope this helps and please rate thanks

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • Craig Perry
    Craig Perry Mar 26, 2011

    Sorry, I missread the information, Press FN once (bottom left of keyboard) this should stop the symbols appearing.

    Hope this helps

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