What to do when your keyboard has a wrong layout: shift+2 won’t display the @key.

Since a lot of people are still having this issue, I just have to post
it here one more time. Having a keyboard with the wrong layout can
be very frustrating, especially to tech professionals. Imagine not being able to
use the pipe key | simply because your keyboard is on a wrong setting. So, see
below, from my old posts on how to correct keyboard errors arising from wrong key layouts.
You got a laptop and everything was cool but just when you pressed the
shift+3 keys, the character that appeared wasn’t the # key. All hell is let loose!!! Don’t panic. Trust me. There is no need for
that. Why? Because I said so.
When you have a US layout keyboard but a UK language setting, then you
are bound to experience the problem under consideration. All you have to do to
correct this is simply go to the language setting in the control panel and
change it to US English. Here is how to go about it:

Click on start

Go to control panel
on add language

down to English, click on it and choose US English
on the US English and click on move up

Finally, click on the UK English and click on remove

Guys, there you have it. I hope this helps.

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Ashioma Michael, a BSc (Computer Science)., MTCNA, CCNA, and CCNP holder with many years of industry-proven experience in network design, implementation and optimization. He has tutored and guided many professionals towards obtaining their Cisco certifications. Mike works as a senior network engineer with one of the leading internet service providers in West Africa.

2 thoughts on “What to do when your keyboard has a wrong layout: shift+2 won’t display the @key.

  • August 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I have a windows 7 and I would like to know if the steps are the same. Thank you.

    • August 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Yes, they are the same. Though this demonstration was done using a windows10 but the steps are the same for windows7.


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