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Windows 7: keyboard problem

06 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit home
 
 
keyboard problem

G'day not sure if this is the right place for this, if not please move it.
I have a problem that I have been trying to fix ever since I installed windows 7 last year.
When i press the tilde key(`) nothing happens, however as soon as I press another key the ` shows up
eg if I press tilde nothing shows up but if the next key I press is 1 I get `1
The same thing happens with my quotation mark key/inverted commas ( ' )
Press it once and nothing happens but as soon a I press another key it comes up.
Its the same for these two keys if I hold shift down too ( ~ and " )
If the press either key 2 times I get both keystrokes
eg tilde pressed 2 times gives ``
Every other key words fine.
I have windows 7 64bit installed, with a logitech wireless keyboard.
I have installed windows 7 on 3 other computers(two are 64 bit and the other 32bit) for friends and they have the same problem, two are using logitech keyboards and the other is a HP keyboard.
Its a real pain when your typing and you look back and your inverted commas are in the wrong place or not there at all.

Hope you can understand what I mean.
Thanks for your time and hopefully someone knows how to fix this.

Cheers
Peter






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07 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You said you installed it, did you use the same disk? It sounds like it might be a buggy disk, but it is odd it is happening on all of them.

Perhaps you could try updating the generic keyboard driver and/or the specific keyboard driver.

~Lordbob
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07 Jun 2010   #3

windows 7 64 bit home
 
 

Thanks for the reply mate.
No every computer has it own install disc, one was even a brand new pc with windows pre-installed (i just set it all up for him)

I have tried updating the keyboard driver with no luck.
I will try it again just to make sure as i haven't done that for a few months
thanks once again,
cheers
Peter
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07 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

That is REALLY weird. I cannot think of anything that would cause that.

Unless there is a program you installed on all of them.

~Lordbob
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07 Jun 2010   #5

windows 7 64 bit home
 
 

No mate only program I installed all of them that is the same is office
Like I said its got me stumped, most problem I can fix but not this one.
Did a google search and there are a few other people with the same problem too.
Windows 7 keyboard problem? - Yahoo! Answers is one of them

thanks
Peter
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07 Jun 2010   #6

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Have you read this thread: ` key
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07 Jun 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Have you read this thread: ` key
thanks mate just read it now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari
Acute (  ) and grave ( ` ) are diacritical marks, often called accents. (Diacritic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

They are not supposed to appear alone, which is why normal keyboard layouts wait another character to be pressed before producing said character (most often a vocal) together with acute or grave. Pressing acute or grave should also produce nothing, print nothing to screen before another character is typed.

An example: pressing letter e produces letter e. Pressing first acute (  ) produces nothing, shows nothing on screen. But pressing thereafter letter e produces . To get , you have to press grave ( ` ) and thereafter a.

Kari
I have never had that happen to me on windows xp or 98 over the years, pressing tilde always gave me a `
tried changing the keyboard layout again, but still the same.
I can live with tilde key but the inverted comma key is a real pain, I use it a bit.
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07 Jun 2010   #8

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Which keyboard layout you are using?
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07 Jun 2010   #9

windows 7 64 bit home
 
 

sorry should of posted that, at the minute I'm using English (Australia) - US
I have tried using International didn't change anything
cheers
Peter
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07 Jun 2010   #10

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You could try English (United States) - US, I think I've heard about similar issue disappearing when using this layout.
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