solved, see post # 3
Hi, I have a dell inspiron windows 7 64bit home premium laptop and I want to finally change the keyboard layout to the usual one we all use.
When I want to enter a quotation mark " or the ` and ' chars, I have to hit those keys twice. If I hit them once, the char does not appear, and if i hit a second key, any key, then its (for lack of correct term) referenced key code shows up instead.
here are some examples for the " char, if I hit that key, followed by another key:
"j ï "c ö ä Ä "7 and so on.
here are some examples for the ' char, if I hit that key, followed by another key:
ú á Á and so on.
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Last edited by vhelp; 3rd Mar 2016 at 18:56.
control panel/region and languages/keyboards and languages is where i would look--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
That was it, aedipuss..
in Control panel:
1. click on "Click, Languages, and Region" 2. Region and Language (Change the date, time, or number format) 3. select the [Keyboards and Languages] tab 4. click the [Change keyboards...] button 5. and finally, in the drop-down, change from [English (United States) - United States-International] to [English (United States) - US] 6. select [Apply] and [OK] buttons 7. click [OK] button. 8. finished
EDIT: while it did work in notepad.exe, it would not work in other apps. But through trail and error, I had to install the "English (Canada)" layout (below) and then select that as the primary. Then it worked in anything-everything.
Last edited by vhelp; 3rd Mar 2016 at 19:23.