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window laptop keys have changed enter key puts in a slash

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    window laptop keys have changed enter key puts in a slash


    hi sorry i did a search but didnt see anything...I think i have somehow messed up my keyboard layout but cant figure it out. I have an Acer Aspire M and the enter key put in a forward slash every time. the backspace key only works when you hold it down. the arrow buttons (left and right ) give me square brackets most of the other keys work fine.... i have looked and looked and looked but cant find how to fix it......i did plug in a keyboard and it worked fine....the laptop is only about 8 months old (its a touch screen)\
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    thanks for any help\
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    see what i mean about the slashes\
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    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr\

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Check the Keyboard Language Settings, it's down by the Clock. Press "ENG" and a language prefs panel pops up. I'll bet you have it set for a UK keyboard, or other country. You can do this with the mouse so no key presses are rquired - But if you have to, press the Enter key which is associated with the Num Lock Keypad, it should be shown with alternate colours, you press the FN key to get to them,
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    checked it and it is set at ENG (US)....not sure what to try next...
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    turns out the keyboard is having issues...and to send it back to acer for repair...
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah. Sometimes it's just the OEM's fault.
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window laptop keys have changed enter key puts in a slash
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