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Wol

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I recently upgraded - and that's a debatable issue - from XP to Windows Seven.

The computer is a Pavilion desktop, P4 at 3.2GHz. Bought in Australia, wireless keyboard and mouse.

I don't know whether it's hard- or soft-ware related, but there are a couple of peculiar things relating to the keyboard which have appeared after W7 was installed:

1) If I want to put quotes around a word starting with O or o, capital Ö or lower font ö (just like that) appear instead of a quotes symbol. If I press <shift> + (the quotes key) nothing happens until I press the O key - and then the O or o umlaut appears!

2) Relating presumably to the same thing, if I want to put a word in quotes - like "this" (unless it starts with an O or o - see above) the first " doesn't appear until the next character is entered. Sometimes the second " will appear alongside the first eg., ""in quotes.

I have tried both US and US International keyboard settings with the same result.

Am I going mad?

Edited by Wol, 27 April 2010 - 04:55 PM.

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Was the keyboard bought in Australia to ?

I would try different language bar set up to see if one fits the layout of your keyborad.
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Hi.
Did your keyboard come with it's own driver? If so, you mey have to upgrade it for Windows 7.
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The keyboard and mouse - both wireless - are original HP and came with the Pavilion. I guess the drivers were installed as part of the W7 setup - they both worked after W7 was installed, anyway.
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Hi.

Change the language to English Australian and the keyboard to US. Move the selection to the top of the list and set as default. Delete any other combinations.
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Hi.

Change the language to English Australian and the keyboard to US. Move the selection to the top of the list and set as default. Delete any other combinations.


Hey - that worked!

I didn't even know there *was* an "English Australian", and I still don't understand what the tie-up between the keyboard setting and the "language" is but - many thanks!
:)
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Hi.

Glad it worked, and thanks for posting your results.

If you set the language to English UK keyboard UK the upper case 4 will come up as a pound sign and if you change the keyboard to Dvorák, heaps of keys are assigned different letters. The language you set will give you different spelling when you do a spell check, IE color vs colour.
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Thanks again.
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