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Missing the @ after rebuilding laptop/desktop

By jasonlfarrell ·
Hi
Recently I am rebuilt a laptop and a desktop with xp and vista, but now I am missing the @ symbol. I have checked and replicated my own regional and language settings but still missing the @ when I press ctrl & @. I can get the @ by pressing ctrl and the number 2 button on across the top of the keyboard.
Can anyone help have I over looked something?

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Missing @?

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Missing the @ after rebui ...

You get "@" pressing "Shift" and "2" together.

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@

by balge In reply to Missing @?

hi
I get @ by hitting "shift/'", but then I have a UK keyboard....
cheers

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@

by Mehul Bhai In reply to @

I was mentioning for the US English Keyboard. Personally I do not know of a keyboard which uses "Ctrl" for "@" but may be I am wrong. Hence I do not understand why the original poster of the question is using "Ctrl".

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If you're using a US English Keyboard........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to @

.... and you've set your regional/language settings for something other than US English, you're going to experience problems.

In your original post, you said: "I have checked and replicated my own regional and language settings but still missing the @ when I press ctrl & @. I can get the @ by pressing ctrl and the number 2 button on across the top of the keyboard."

So, what is the computer set to? US English or another language? What type of keyboard do you have? US English or another language? The two need to match. If you're using a US English keyboard and your language settings are set to US English, the @ symbol is produced by pressing the SHIFT key + the number 2.


EDIT: Ooooops, replied to the wrong level.... :_|

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If you're using a US English Keyboard........ ???

by Mehul Bhai In reply to If you're using a US Engl ...

I am not the original poster. But personally I do not know of a keyboard which uses "Ctrl" for "@" but may be I am wrong. Hence I do not understand why the original poster of the question is using "Ctrl".

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more info

by .Martin. In reply to Missing the @ after rebui ...

what are the brands and model numbers of the Desktop and laptop?

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Set the keyboard for 'United Kingdom Extended' < NT >

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Missing the @ after rebui ...
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< NT >

by computechdan In reply to Set the keyboard for 'Uni ...

what does that mean, i noticed it in a number of replies posted by veterans of this forum

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What does "UK extended" mean?

by seanferd In reply to < NT >

It is a language setting choice for keyboards. Extended keyboards have more keys than standard keyboards. Look in Regional and language Options Control Panel, "English (UK)". Under Keyboard Control Panel, extended or standard are choices to install drivers, if it is not auto-detected.

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"UK Extended" invokes the Euro symbol on the '4' key...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to What does "UK extended" m ...

Without the 'Extended' option, the EURO symbol cannot be used.

Depending on the keyboard hardware being used, the 'Extended' option tends to reinforce the success of getting the ' " ' and the ' @ ' symbols in the correct British positions too.

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