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    Keyboard setup? (XP)

    Hi,

    Our XP PC keyboard gives an "@" when you press SHIFT+2, but the keypad has a double quote.
    How can we fix this problem?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    The combination of shift and 2 is supposed to produce an @ symbol. Could you explain your question, please? Are you talking about the numeric keypad, is this a laptop, etc.? I'm not familiar with a numeric keypad that has a double quote on it.

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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    You are using the US keyboard layout, whereas I presume you actually want the UK layout. If the 3 key has a
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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    That's a good reference - but don't the keyboards take an AGE to load!
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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    You're right, but I'm surprised: when I last looked they loaded pretty smoothly.

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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    Thanks, it seems our laptop has a UK Keyboard but my WinXP is set to the American setting.
    So how can I change it to UK layout?

    Cheers.

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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    Do you have "EN" in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen? If so, click on it, then click on the line which says English (United Kingdom).

    If you haven't got this, possibly UK ENglish may not be installed. Click on Start => Control Panel => Regional and Language Options => Regional Options, and select English (United Kingdom). You may need your installation CD from which to obtain language/country-specific files.

    Perhaps surprisingly, the Control Panel => Keyboards doesn't have anything to say about the language/layout.

    I hope one of the above suggestions will do what you want; I'm more used to choosing one of the 93 different regional/international settings to find out what format the date and tim ecommands produce, rather than changing keyboards!
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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    Control Panel > Regional and Language Options >Languages. Click Details; now you can choose your default keyboard layout as well as several other languages and layouts, in case you need to change them in a text document on the fly. Under Preferences click Language Bar and check Show the Language bar on the desktop and if you like, Show additional Language bar icons in the taskbar. If you minimize the Language bar you'll have it in the taskbar too.

    There is also a little undocumented utility, C:WindowsSystem32osk.exe, which will show you on-screen the keyboard layout you are working with. Perhaps it's all you need.

    I'm frequently working with four or five languages in the same document so I have both the Language bar and the On-Screen keyboard on the taskbar. They work perfectly.

    Sorry I got back so late. I hope this will help you.
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    Re: Keyboard setup? (XP)

    Thanks v. much.

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