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Windows 7: Can't type ' " ` symbols as used to. Can that be changed

18 Oct 2012   #1
JohnSmith777

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Can't type ' " ` symbols as used to. Can that be changed

Hello I have one issue with keyboard on Windows 7. In earlier versions of windows (namely XP) if you press " or ' on American keyboard layout, you see " or ' now it wouldn't do anything until You press next key, in which case either " and the key recently pressed is printed, " is printed if you press space and sometimes characters like emerges and that is a serious problem with passwords and really bugs when programming since in the programming lots of ' " ` symbols are involved. Is there a way to get the keyboard work as earlier and how would I do that? Sorry if there is already a post in the forum with similar topic, because searching information about symbols related problems are hard since ` " and ' is not much of a keyword.


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18 Oct 2012   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Try going to "Region and Language" in the control panel. make sure your keyboard is setup as such:


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18 Oct 2012   #3
JohnSmith777

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes, it is. Yet, still doesn't print ' as soon as I press ' key. I had to press space after every ' while writing this message. Doesn't work.
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18 Oct 2012   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi JohnSmith777, welcome to the Seven Forums.

What you describe is how keyboard layout US International works. Remove US International and replace it with US and you issue should be gone.

Here a bit more about the difference between these two US layouts and how to add a layout: Issue with keyboard input.

Kari
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18 Oct 2012   #5
JohnSmith777

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Now works. Thanks.
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18 Oct 2012   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Good to hear you got it resolved.
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