Keyboard in another language (and other probs)

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Keyboard in another language (and other probs)

Post: #144465 Clara
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:51 pm

This bumpkin needs help!

Something has happened to the poota. It seems to be acting as though we've just bought it, well partially at least.

It*nes seems to have completely reset itself and whilst I've managed to restore some of it, the rest of it I'll have to do manually - boring.

IE has lost all record of my favourites - again not really a problem there was a load of rubbish on there anyhow.

But really annoyingly, it is treating my Spanish keyboard as though it is English (i.e. if I press _ then ? will come up instead as that is what is in that position on an english keyboard). Does anyone know what I can do to change this setting? We have wind*ws xp in english, though clearly this hasn't been a problem before.

BTW I'm typing this on my little eeepc, much less stressful!
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Re: Keyboard in another language (and other probs)

Post: #144470 Clara
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:07 pm

I think I sorted it. Took a lot of trial and error though!

Now back to i-bleedin-tunes :cussing:
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Re: Keyboard in another language (and other probs)

Post: #146009 thecornflake
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:53 pm

Sounds like you might have run a system restore by accident. The keyboard is set under Control Panel ? Regional Settings - there's about five or six different places where languages and regions are held which is a right pain.


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