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HELP!! Buttons on my keyboard seem to be switched round please help me fix it!

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PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 10:29:23

My laptop had to be restarted from scratch this morning and when I tried to input my email address into something the @ symbol has been replaced by the "

So when I press shift to try and get the @ symbol, I get the " which is above the 2 on my keyboard. DD2 realised that they had been tranposed and told me to just use shift and the 2 key each time I want to use @.

However, I just want them switched round back into their proper places.... and I'm not techy at all

Please clever wise mumsnetters help me!!!! grin

LunaticFringe Sun 21-Oct-12 10:33:38

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PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 10:36:50

OK Lunatic, I go
my computer
then what?

I can't find anything saying keyboard confused

PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 10:38:25

Right, sorry Lunatic

Have found control panel

but can't find out how to change the setting (sorry am really useless blush)

LunaticFringe Sun 21-Oct-12 10:41:22

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RustyBear Sun 21-Oct-12 10:43:10

Not sure what your computer is running, but try right click on the keyboard icon and Properties

PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 10:47:56

Oh dear

I can't find anything to default it back to UK.

When I've tested it on a Word document, it keeps reverting to US english too, even when I click on English UK. GRRrrrr!!!!

PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 10:48:50


When I go on properties, it suggests a troubleshooting thingy to do.

Should I try that?

RustyBear Sun 21-Oct-12 10:53:10

Do you have a 'regional and language' section in Control Panel? Try that.

PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 11:04:02

Right I've done that Regional & language thing. It was (and is) set to English UK and UK, so that's fine, but the keys are still transposed sad

PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 12:57:31

Oh dear, I'm stuck now sad

PestoSandalissimos Sun 21-Oct-12 19:58:38


I don't know what I've done, but somehow my keys are back to normal once more - yay!!!

Was it to do with me shutting the laptop down completely and starting all over again? I don't know.

But, anyhoo, thank you ladies for your efforts this mornign. I am now a happy Pesto again grin

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