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How do I restore keyboard settings in Excel? Book on keyboard = unknown changes.

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  1. kurtosis

    kurtosis Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    I accidentally messed up my keyboard settings in Excel 2010--I didn't notice the book sitting on the keyboard while working on something else on my desk--and can't figure out how to restore all of them to defaults in a blanket action. I fixed them one-by-one, but I can't figure out how to fix one last problem: I keep having the keytips pop up when the '/' key (no ALT or CTRL) is pressed. It doesn't matter if the slash is in the QWERTY or the 10-key. The keytips still pop up.

    Can someone help me figure out how to return the normal function?

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
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    Hi EAFiedler,

    The problem doesn't occur in other programs, only Excel. I looked in the Macros tab, and found no macros recorded in either of the workbooks I had open at the time. (I don't normally enable macros in my raw data workbooks.)

    I hunted through several pages looking for a Restore Defaults option. I tried File->Options->Customize Ribbon->Restore and QuickAccess->Restore. Neither of these worked. The Help? index gave me an idea of what had happened, but I must have missed the information on how to fix it.

    I spent about an hour on this before giving up; the search went considerably smoother once I figured out how to shut off the Chinese character function. :D

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
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    I was hoping that one of the links I posted might help point you in the right direction.
    Unfortunately, at this time, I don't have access to the Office 2010 version.

    Let us know if/when you get this solved.
    When I get access to Office 2010, again. I'll take another look.

    Another thought. Do you have other languages installed for the:
    Regional and Languages Options > Languages tab > Details button > Settings tab > Language Bar?
     
  5. kurtosis

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    I thought your links were helpful and will bookmark them for the future.

    Yes, I have the language bar. The other people who use the computer switch between languages frequently. They're pretty good about switching back when signing off, so I rarely need to use ALT+SHIFT.
     
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