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Windows 7: Smallest Problem Ever!

19 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit
Smallest Problem Ever!


I have had this weird thing a long time, I can't remember when it started happening.
Anyways, there little things """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" <--- When I only want to make one of these ", I simply can't. I can't press only once, I have to press twice, and then two of them pops up. How do I do so I only need to press once for this " to come up?

I know this question is really weird, but it is annoying me sometimes.


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19 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Does your key stick when you press it ?
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19 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit

No it doesn't.
I have no idea what is going on with it, it is really weird.
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19 Jan 2013   #4


What Input Language (keyboard layout) you are using? The behavior you describe is for instance typical when using EN-US International keyboard layout, by default it inserts apostrophes only after another key is pressed. It then inputs the selected apostrophe plus the other character pressed after the apostrophe key, so for instance if you press " it remains in buffer until another character is typed, in your case another " and only then inserts both.

If you are using this United States International Input Language, your "issue" will be solved when changing to US.

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19 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit

I tried, and I'm using only US now.
Do you think a restart of my computer is needed? Cause it is still here """"""""""""""""""""""

Edit: Restarted, Problem fixed!
Thanks Kari, you are the man! :)
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19 Jan 2013   #6


See the screenshot here:

Smallest Problem Ever!-us-keyboard.png
(Click to enlarge.)

Please type in to your post only what I ask you to post:

Press the key marked 1. in the screenshot, then press letter a, then press the key marked 2., and again letter a.

Post results here.

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19 Jan 2013   #7


My post above needs an explanation.

Using US International keyboard layout, what I asked you to post will produce , whereas using US keyboard will produce `a'a.

With this simple test we can determine which of these two input languages your browser is actually using.
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20 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate ~ 32 bit

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20 Jan 2013   #9


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cadeus View Post
That means the selected keyboard layout is US, no longer US International.

Please remember Windows stores selected Input Language and keyboard layout information for each application, so switching to an other application can change the keyboard layout.

An example:

User has selected Input Language English (US). Within this Input Language both US and US International keyboard layouts are selected:

The input language in this case is English (US) with two different keyboard layouts, default US and alternative US International:

(By default the fast keyboard layout switch is ALT + SHIFT.) User opens Firefox and either using keyboard shortcut or keyboard / language icon on notification area changes the keyboard layout to US International. From now on every time Firefox is active it uses this layout instead of default US layout. Notice that selecting other than default keyboard layout only affects the application which is currently active. When Firefox is active and keyboard layout is changed, the layout only changes on Firefox.

When user then uses other apps, Word, Notepad and so on, they are still using the default US keyboard layout as long as the layout is not changed to US International within that application.

Let's say user in this example jumps between Firefox and Word. Every time Word is made active, keyboard layout is automatically switched to (default) US, but as soon as user clicks Firefox window to make it active the system automatically switches to US International layout for it is the keyboard layout selected for Firefox. And vice versa; user clicks Word to make it active, layout is again automatically switched to (default) US.

It sounds complicated but really isn't. Default, selected keyboard layout is in use in every application, until it is changed within an application. Thereafter said application uses selected alternative keyboard layout, other apps using the default one.

Only way to be sure all applications always use default keyboard layout is to only enable one, disabling others.

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