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22-Dec-2009, 05:59 PM #1
Angry Keyboard types wrong characters.
Well, my computer is an Acer Aspire PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium, but when I try to type things, my keyboard will type in a completely different symbol. For example, in most programs, instead of an apostrophe, Ill get instead, or if I want to use square brackets, Ill get ^^. It wont happen in Microsoft word, but it will happen when Im on the internet, or using the search function in my computer.

Here's what the Keyboard driver window keeps telling me:

Under general tab:

HID Keyboard device

Device Type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard keyboards)
Location: on User human interface USB device
Device status: This device is working properly.

Under Driver Tab:

Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000
Digital Signer: microsoft windows


If anyone out there could help me, It would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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22-Dec-2009, 06:36 PM #2
I am not 100% sure but I had the same sort of issue with Windows XP. My freind sorted it and it was to do with the language that the keyboard is set in. My issue was all the time though and not just certain programs.
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23-Dec-2009, 07:27 PM #3
Fixed it!
Ha! I think i've got it fixed now, and the keys are working properly again! I just needed to change the language the keyboard was in from French to English again. Thanks!
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