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Keyboard Typing Wrong Characters

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by BigBri, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. BigBri

    BigBri Thread Starter

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    My keyboard is typing correctly in Word but types nonsense when I type in either a browser window or in my email. If I type a web address in Chrome, Explorer or Firefox it comes out as random letters, symbols and numbers and the same if I try to type an email in yahoo or gmail. As I say, it is fine typing in Word. Any ideas gratefully received.

    PS I have been into Control Panel and made sure regional settings and keyboard setting are for English (UK)
     
  2. DaveA

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    Is this a laptop and is the "Num Lock" on?
     
  3. BigBri

    BigBri Thread Starter

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    Thanks for responding but it's a desktop and numlock definitely not on.
     
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    have you tried another keyboard, just to rule out that that one hasn't failed? Also, is it a usb keyboard, or wireless?
     
  5. BigBri

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    Thanks. It started happening with my wireless keyboard so I assumed the keyboard was clapped out and then plugged in a USB keyboard but had the same thing happening. For interest, it also happens with the on-screen keyboard.
     
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