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Strange Keyboard error (Windows 8.1 update 1)

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    Strange Keyboard error (Windows 8.1 update 1)

    Hi there

    Sometimes I use a wireless logitech keyboard on a laptop -- the FIRST time this is used it always defaults to US layout even though I've set the keyboard to ENG - GB (UK) and it's the GB version of Windows installed. I know it's the US since the double quote for example on the UK keyboard is over the 2 numeric key while on the US the double quote is at the @ key (2nd key after the L on the 2nd row of letters on the QWERTY layout).

    BUT the laptops keyboard is ALWAYS OK -- and once I've tapped ONE SINGLE KEYSTROKE from the LAPTOPS keyboard the external one magically reverts correctly to the UK layout for the rest of the session. !!!!

    Not a showstopper - since easily overcome now I'm aware of it - but Windows certainly throws up some strange defects. !!!


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    I prefer to call them "Glitches" interaction between HW, OS, drivers, programs etc can produce some really strange results. I'm sure it's not the only thing.
    Updated FF, everything fine, updated "Colorful Tabs" add -on in FF and now not only that tabs are not rounded any more but top DEL button now shuts FF down, bottom one does not. How about that coincidink ?
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Strange Keyboard error (Windows 8.1 update 1)

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