Strange typing phenomenon on Vista Home Basic

By Healer ·
One of my Vista Home Basic systems exhibits some quirky problem. Every time I type a tilde ~, it doesn't show up until I type another tilde then both come up at the same time. This happens to double quotes " and single quote ' as well. Typing other characters are all right. This phenomenon happens to all applications be they Microsoft Office or Open Office, notepad or Wordpad, Windows explorer or Internet explorer. Is there some setting on the Vista I have mucked up? I have already swapped the keyboard and it made no difference. The XP Pro system on the same computer shows no such problem. Strange!

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that is weird to me

by SystemCheck In reply to Strange typing phenomenon ...

Have you tried to reinstall vista home basic again, maybe a corrupted installation perhaps.

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Thank you!

by Healer In reply to that is weird to me

I thank you for your advice. I expect it would be a big job to reinstall the operating system. I would have to do it when the time is right.

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by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Strange typing phenomenon ...

I've seen strange things like this before and it was a corrupted language setting.

Do you know any other language so that IF you set your language settings to that language then rebooted, you would be able to read the menu to get back to change the language settings back to where it's at right now? Maybe even a friend who can read another language to help you get it set back again?

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Problem solved!

by Healer In reply to Hmmmmmmm........

Thanks! After removing the second language input, the problem has gone. Putting the second language back didn't bring the problem back.

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Glad to help....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Problem solved!

Strange things like this always drive me nuts... glad you were able to fix it.

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