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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: 861   +45

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,024   +591

    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: 16,335   +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: 22

    Keyboard is working. I tried a few different suggestions. not sure which solution fixed it though.
     
  6. I am having a similar problem with a Logitech wireless KB (TK 820). The only temp fix I have found so far is a restart, wish fixes for a short time ( 2-3 days) before I get random changes in the response when I type).
     
  7. The keyboard might be set for English (US) or something similar instead of English (United Kingdom). Change it to the area you live by using the Control Panel. Worked for me.
     
  8. chimonger

    chimonger TS Rookie

    Keyboards which do not have a number keypad, use the Numlock button to convert almost the whole right side of the board, into a number pad.
    While in that mode, one can use the Fn button, to toggle between using letters or numbers.
    To stop using the right side of the board as a number keypad, press the Numlock button to shut it off, getting the letters back.
     

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