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Windows 7: Keyboard Layout Help?

09 May 2010   #1
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Keyboard Layout Help?

Hi,

So this is really frustrating me.

I usually use the "United States - International" keyboard layout, since I like being able to do accents and use the Alt-GR key. However recently it has been causing problems and I'm not sure why.

One of the biggest examples is the ' key, usually if I press it and then a space it types either ' or ", depending on if I press shift or not. Well, in Firefox, I have to keep pressing the key about 4 times before it finally types two 's and I have to erase one. Pressing space does nothing. And if I press shift+6, it types "^^", as in, the character twice.

I could not figure out what was causing this, so I switched the layout back to US, and it works fine. But I simply cannot use US-International without it doing weird stuff. I tried "sfc /scannow", it found some problems and fixed them, but it's STILL doing the same thing.

Additionally, it appears something else weird is going on as when I try to use ALT codes, they don't do what they're supposed to... like most of them make a heart (♥) instead of what they SHOULD be doing.

I even tried making a custom keyboard layout, opening the normal US International on a completely different computer, then saving it and installing it on here, and it STILL does what I described above.

Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'd really like to get it fixed as without a working keyboard it's kinda hard to do my everyday business...


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09 May 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You've followed all of this? How to use the United States-International keyboard layout in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, and in Windows XP

Are you doing Alt codes with the numbers? A 'tild' is alt + 0152 ˜
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09 May 2010   #3
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Yep.
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