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Okay, I've got a new computer, and with this new computer the keyboard settings are different. What I mean is, the symbols on the keyboard dont match up to what they make when I press the button. For instance, I press the button labelled ' " ' and get '@'. And some of the symbols I cant find on any button, like the Pounds sign, or the hash key. How do I change this? The keyboard is a Logitech, and I have Windows XP.

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Go to settings then control panel and click on language options, click regional language settings and change it to English(UK) or English(USA) depending on which you are. As the keyboards are different in these two countries the symbols get messed up

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Yeah, it sounds like your computer is on the Default US language, just do what nick said and it should sort everything out for you.

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on your keyboard, is it that the 2 should show " and the ' should show @?

I have the same problem with mine, you learn to live with it.

JOEBINGO :ph34r:

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Yes, that is exactly the problem. Only there's more to it than that. I cant find the Pounds symbol, or the 'squiggly hyphen' sort of symbol, or the hash symbol, or... lots of other ones. I dont want to learn to live with it, it's very annoying, especially when the keys are the right way round on every other computer I use, meaning that whenever I get adjusted to this keyboard I suffer a reverse of the problem on other computers.

Help.

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that happened to me once but when i restarted my comp it was fixed

i think it must be something wrong with your keyboard settings though

for the symbols you want goto Start > Programs > Accessories and open up Character map and you can find the Alt codes for them

press Alt + #### to get them

you have to press the left Alt button and the numbers on the number pad ;)

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That's pretty pointless really. I want to be able to type them with shift+a button, like normal. My dad has fixed the keyboard settings for his desktop, but he cant remember how he did it...

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Okay, I've got a new computer, and with this new computer the keyboard settings are different. What I mean is, the symbols on the keyboard dont match up to what they make when I press the button. For instance, I press the button labelled ' " ' and get '@'. And some of the symbols I cant find on any button, like the Pounds sign, or the hash key. How do I change this? The keyboard is a Logitech, and I have Windows XP.

Try looking here.

If it doesn't come up,:

If using Windows 9x/Me, check that the keyboard is set to English (British):

Select My Computer > Control Panel > Keyboard > Language tab.

If using Windows XP, check that the keyboard is set to UK English:

Select Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options (choose 'Switch to Classic View' if not visible) > Languages > Details.

If no English (United Kingdom) keyboard option is present, click on the Add button and select it from the drop-down menu under Keyboard layout/IME. This being Windows, a Restart is required for the change to take effect.

For illustrated instructions see 'How to Configure Regional and Language Support for User Accounts':

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/usi...regionalsup.asp

Also see 'List of Languages Supported in Windows 2000 and Windows XP':

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292246

Edited by retrohelix

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