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Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

By jo233
Aug 10, 2012
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  1. I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

    q gives `
    w opens 'help' box on whatever programme is open
    r gives 5
    u gives 6
    I gives =
    p gives -
    g gives b
    h gives n
    ; gives '
    ' gives /

    how can this be solved?
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    Is this an International KB, aka European? and/or what LOCALE have you set in the Control Panel -> Region & Language?
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Two more possibilities:
    1. Numbers Lock may be on:
    Press the Num Lk key to release. Does that get the characters back into the right key?

    My cat walked on my keyboard, apparently pressing that key. It took me a while to figure out where all the havoc it created came from!

    2. Sticky Keys may be enabled.
    Press Shift key 5 times in a row. -or-
    Press Ctrl + Alt> then Shift key once or more as needed.
  5. jo233

    jo233 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Keyboard is working. I tried a few different suggestions. not sure which solution fixed it though.


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