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Windows 7: My laptop refuses to type @ using the "usual" key combination

06 Jul 2015   #1
golyalpha

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
 
 
My laptop refuses to type @ using the "usual" key combination

I use Alt + V as key combination for typing @ (which i just typed using alt code). It allways worked, but one day, I wanted to connect my Razer Cortex account to YouTube, and I just couldn't type it in. I checked the keyboard language, that was ok, I started pressing other alt + key combinations, they worked, then I pressed just the V key, and that worked too, so it's really not, that alt or V keys are not functional.

Could anyone help me with that?


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06 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Get KeyCastOW from https://brookhong.github.io/2014/04/...n-windows.html and see if the combination works alright. Did you try in other places, like in notepad?
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06 Jul 2015   #3
golyalpha

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
 
 

I just tested it. It seems like my right alt does Ctrl+Alt combination. Since I never encounteres this I take it as that's not normal, tell me if I'm wrong about that. V key refused to show up after that combination, and @ refused to show up. In any program I tried to write it in.

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07 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Right Alt (Alt Gr) showing as ALT+CTRL is normal. With US English keyboard it shows ALT, but turns to ALT+CTRL when I switch to Turkish keyboard (ALT+SHIFT).

Reading Alt Gr is not working on Windows 7. - Microsoft Community, I wonder if you have installed something new that is interfering.

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Also check Ease of Access settings for keyboard.

You can also try Safe Mode and another user account.
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07 Jul 2015   #5
golyalpha

Windows 7 Proffesional x64
 
 

Thanks. Looking at hotkey bindings helped (link to microsoft's page). Razer Cortex was the problem, and altough it didn't Reserve Ctrl + Alt + V hotkey, but other keys (Ctrl + Alt + R), it somehow blocked me from using Alt Gr + V / Ctrl + Alt + V combination. Closing Razer Cortex solved the problem, and hotkey rebinding is fine.

Thanks again.
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