Note to self: Switching Keyboards

If your keyboard starts spitting out strange characters, it's because you've probably switched keyboard language layouts by accident.

It's easy to do: Press / and then Ctrl Shift

I do this sometimes if I'm just trying to type a "?", which has me pressing the / and shift already. If my finger slips a bit and I hit the ctrl under the shift at the same time, suddenly my typing is all nonsense.


Either remove all keyboard layouts but the one you use all the time (If you tell Vista you are a Canadian, it automatically adds French keyboard layouts whether you want them or not) or press / and then ctrl shift again.



Marianne said...

I always encountered that problem. What I did is restart my computer which takes minutes. Now I know what to do. Thanks for the information!!!

Darcy said...

Hi marianne, we had the same experience , when we type fast we accidently hit some shortcut key, such as "CTRL" and "SHIFT" + combination letters, it accidently restart the computer,

McAnerin Muse thanks for the little hint.