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    Strange keyboard behaviour

    I have noticed that regardless of whether I'm in Word (or any other application) a single press of the keyboards' 'quotation mark/apostrophe' key won't have any effect. In order to produce a apostrophe mark I have to press the relevant key followed by any other key - which results in a apostrophe and the other unwanted character - meaning a press of backspace is warranted to delete the unwanted character.

    All the other letter/numerical keys work as they should, would anyone know how to make the key recognise a single keystroke.
    In Windows’ control panel, the default input language I can currently choose to use:

    English (Australia) - United States-International, or;
    English (Australia) - US

    I don’t know what the technical difference between these settings is - or if the entire keyboard requires a totally different language setting for Australia.
    Could someone shed some light on this uncooperative key issue?

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    I would first try to download drivers for you specific keyboard. Win 7 has a large set of drivers available, but can't have all drivers. You might find the drivers appropriate for your keyboard also give more features than at present. This may be true for mouse software as well.
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    You might also have a key stuck. Have you tried pressing the various control keys?

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