Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Keyboard doing strange things with double quote key

  1. #1


    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts : 69
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro

    Keyboard doing strange things with double quote key


    I installed 8.1 on my new system but, mistakenly, selected "UK" keyboard with the "pound" sign and @ and " swapped about etc.

    I was using an old corded keyboard and mouse because my "good" ones were on my "old" system so when I swapped to US keyboard and noticed the silly things continued to happen I attributed them to the "old" keyboard.

    I bought a "cheap" combo but the silly thing continued to happen so I thought I would ask you smart people for help

    What happens is - while typing when I press the double quote (beside then Enter key on top of the single quote) nothing shows on the screen. If I now press the space bar then the double quote shows without the "space".

    If I press the double quote then the shift/o, for instance I get - (In case it doesn't show) an O with an umlaut.

    I remember having this problem YEARS ago (on XP) and do not remember how I fixed it (retired old man here!)

    Could someone please tell me how to fix this? It is annoying the **** out of me

    I did "Google" this but the solutions appear to be for Windows 7 and not specific to 8.1. I can't see how to remove the "'International" suffix from my US keyboard in 8.1

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    It's not dependent so much on keyboard itself (as a piece of hardware) as it is on Language settings. If you go to Control Panel / Language you can ad a language in your case, try "English/Australian" and it should change keyboard code. If satisfactory you can remove the first one or put it on top of the list.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts : 69
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro


    Thank you CountMike

    I couldn't see where to add a language so I added an input method instead but THAT worked.

    Thanks for putting me on the right track.

    I like your avatar

    Okay, found "Add a language" and added English/Australian as suggested....

    Thanks again
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by louwin View Post
    Thank you CountMike

    I couldn't see where to add a language so I added an input method instead but THAT worked.

    Thanks for putting me on the right track.
    No problem, I was thinking of making it easier, that's all.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Keyboard doing strange things with double quote key
Related Threads
The quote of the day [2] in Chillout Room
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death. Joan D. Vinge A Guy
When I changed back to Opera, the net icons on my desktop all changed to plain white squares. So I thought, OK, just redo the links via opera bookmarks - same result. All of the correct icons have been replaced with a blank white box. So I went into properties and tried to change icons, but...
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...
My USB keyboard will not work AT ALL while watching a Youtube video or in a skype call. How can I fix this?
Have windows 8 on a new computer, something strange is going on with IE10....so far only two sites it's happening on it gmail and facebook. With gmail - I'll go in, look at my mail, delete it, etc but then within about 5 minutes there it all is again, in my inbox showing as new mail? What the...
The quote of the day in Chillout Room
you all have seen it before, and know what goes here. So have at it
Where Is This Quote From? in Chillout Room
This has become a somewhat famous quote "badges, we don't need no stinking badges", however that quote has changed from the original quote. The following is the original quote: "Badges, to g*d-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don't need badges. I don't have to show you...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook