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When there are multiple languages installed as part of the Windows OS, using the ALT + Left Shift key will allow you to switch between keyboard character sets.
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When there are multiple languages installed as part of the Windows OS, using the '''ALT + Left Shift''' key will allow you to switch between keyboard character sets.
  
 
This combination can often interfere with other software products, or may be selected accidentally.
 
This combination can often interfere with other software products, or may be selected accidentally.
  
The work around is to simple press the ALT + Left Shift combination until you are back to your normal english keyboard layout.
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The work around is to simple press the '''ALT + Left Shift''' combination until you are back to your normal english keyboard layout.
  
 
The more permanent fix is to search for "Region Settings" > "Language"  
 
The more permanent fix is to search for "Region Settings" > "Language"  
  
 
You can either remove unwanted languages or reset / disable the hot key combination that causes the language change.
 
You can either remove unwanted languages or reset / disable the hot key combination that causes the language change.

Latest revision as of 17:12, 12 March 2019

PROBLEM

Certain characters on the keyboard are suddenly displaying incorrectly.

SOLUTION

When there are multiple languages installed as part of the Windows OS, using the ALT + Left Shift key will allow you to switch between keyboard character sets.

This combination can often interfere with other software products, or may be selected accidentally.

The work around is to simple press the ALT + Left Shift combination until you are back to your normal english keyboard layout.

The more permanent fix is to search for "Region Settings" > "Language"

You can either remove unwanted languages or reset / disable the hot key combination that causes the language change.