Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Strange problem with keyboard

18 Dec 2011   #1
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Strange problem with keyboard

Hello. Each time i try to press on shift and ' , instead of instantly appearing ", it does not appear anything. Only after i press another button, the symbol " appears. Same if i just press ' , i must press another button to make ' to appear. This thing occured after i reinstalled windows. Hope you understand what i have written here. Thanks for a future reply


EDIT: there is a strange thing here. I changed the keyboard from United States - International as default input language to US, and the problem has disapeared. I wonder why?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Dec 2011   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad I was able to help you out with this problem.




No, joking. I don't have any idea. Google? Different regions have different keyboard layouts. Perhaps this is why.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Dec 2011   #4
emilyan2010

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560 View Post
Creating international characters

When you press the APOSTROPHE ( ' ) key, QUOTATION MARK ( " ) key, ACCENT GRAVE ( ` ) key, TILDE ( ~ ) key, or ACCENT CIRCUMFLEX,. also called the CARET key, ( ^ ) key, nothing is displayed on the screen until you press a second key:
  • If you press one of the letters designated as eligible to receive an accent mark, the accented version of the letter appears.
  • If you press the key of a character that is not eligible to receive an accent mark, two separate characters appear.
  • If you press the space bar, the symbol (apostrophe, quotation mark, accent grave, tilde, accent circumflex or caret) is displayed by itself.
So here was the problem i guess... Thanks for help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome and thanks for letting us know what the solution was.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Strange problem with keyboard




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Strange problem affecting Mouse and Keyboard functions
Hi all, I hope you can help me with a very annoying problem that started around 6 weeks ago - that seems to be getting worse! My PC is only around 6 months old - Windows 7, 64 bit, and has developed a very weird problem. It first started with my cut/paste shortcuts (Ctrl/C Ctrl/V) not working...
General Discussion
strange keyboard problems
i recently bought a new keyboard for my computer and its been working fine for a little over a week now but today it started acting really strange. I went to try to go to a website and after i typed the address i pressed the enter key to go to the address wanted but after i pressed enter it showed...
Hardware & Devices
Strange keyboard problem
I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but here goes: I do a little bit of tech support as part of my job and about a year ago I installed a couple of HP TouchSmart computers for some customers running Windows Vista Business 64-bit. (I think that's the version of Vista,...
Installation & Setup
Strange Keyboard Problem
We just purchased a Dell Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 a few days ago. It does this in any program. For example, when I and typing an email, different letters act as shortcuts. I will press a letter and something prints, it opens internet explorer, opens a new email, opens other programs, closes...
Hardware & Devices
Something strange has just happened to my keyboard
I was typing a post on another forum, when I left the keyboard for a few minutes to see how much snow had fallen in the last hour, and when I cam back, I tried to type a pound symbol(), so I pressed shift+3, and got a hash instead of . All letter keys work perfectly, as far as I can see, it...
General Discussion
Strange keyboard behavior
Hello, I have installed Vista and Windows 7 in dual boot. My keyboard is acting strange only in Windows 7. i tried usb and ps/2 keyboards and both are acting strange only in Windows 7. While you type, there is some sort of lag, and if you type some word fast if lag happens, the word is typed in...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App