sillysoo 09:06 09 Nov 2004

Hi, My laptops keyboard has started playing up. When I press the £ key I get # and when I press the " key I get @.....I am running windows xp home......Can anybody help please.....Thanks

  Diemmess 09:17 09 Nov 2004

Try >Control Panel >Keyboard > Input Locales and check that "EN English (UK English) is selected.

It is possible that you have reverted to the default "US English"

There is a tab for switching between..... suggest you delete US English.

  [email protected] 09:20 09 Nov 2004

Have you tried running an error check? Also it appears to have re-configued itself to a continental layout! No big deal as it may just need changing back. On my old PC, pressing and holding ALT while tapping SHIFT used to toggle between the two; not sure with XP though [yet], as I have just explored Keyboard via Settings and didnt see anything about "toggling" but I am sure its there somewhere. Keyboard Manager is what you want...and I could be happy to know where it is too.

  sillysoo 09:30 09 Nov 2004

Hi, Thank you both for your answers. It all makes sense now as I formatted the disk and obviously havn't changed to UK US English thingy.....Sue

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