For some inexplicable reason certain keys on my desktop machine fail to produce the appropriate letter. In fact I was unable to sent this message from that machine because the missing letters rendered it gobbledegook. Can someone perhaps provide a reason and remedy please.
I'm sorry not to have responded to any of the replies from northumbria61, Woolwell and onthelimit1 since 11.40am this-morning, but not one of them was notified to me by the usual e-mail. However, this is not unusual and I've complained about it many times to the Forum Editor. I've been up since 5.15am this-morning and I'm completely shattered, so things will have to wait until tomorrow because I'm now off to bed.
It's not clear to me whether pressing a key generates nothing at all on the screen, or if it produces the wrong character. If the former, I'd think it's definitely a faulty keyboard or keyboard connection. If it is the former, is it consistently the same keys that are 'wrong' - or is it random?
Thanks for your link northumbria61 but key depressions don't produce any characters on the screen at all, let alone wrong ones. This also answers your query too Ian in Northampton. It's quite strange, the entire bottom row of keys produce nothing on the screen and some others too, including the return key. Because the keyboard is part of a Microsoft combo I was hoping there was perhaps a solution, so I guess I'll have to heed onthelimit's advice and buy a new set.