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Laptop Keyboard is Typing the Wrong Characters!

If you find that your keyboard is suddenly typing the wrong characters, it might be because you pressed a certain combination of keys that put the keyboard in a different mode.

You might find that instead of typing a question mark ?, you get this É, or instead of a quotation mark ", you get this ``.

This happens because your keyboard has three different modes that allow you to use some of the strange blue characters on your keyboard.

All you have to do to get your keyboard back to normal mode is press ctrl + shift keys together.  Check to see if it's back to normal by pressing the quotation mark key (second key to the right of the L).  If it's still acting up, press ctrl + shift again one more time.  This should bring you back to normal.  If you're not sure which keys they are, check the illustration below.

*If you want to find out what the three different modes do and how to access all the different characters on your laptop keyboard, click here.


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Laptop Keyboard types Wrong Characters