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 Post subject: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:55 am 
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Hi Scott,

I've a HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop. Whenever I press Shift+2, it displays a double quotation sign (") instead of a *at* sign (@), and whenever I press shift+", it displays @ sign instead. How can I switch these key functions?

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-- Kit


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 Post subject: Re: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:52 am 
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It looks like you have the wrong keyboard language set. The " symbol is above the 2 key on a UK keyboard,

Try clicking on the EN button to the left of the system tray at the bottom of the screen to select the correct language.


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 Post subject: Re: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:13 am 
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Thanks,

The notebook has Vista Ultimate SP1 OS installed. I'd think so! However, how can I enable the EN button if it is not showing on the system tray?

-- Kit


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 Post subject: Re: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:15 am 
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Labman is right, Windows thinks you have the UK keyboard installed: http://www.trusted-pc-components.com/im ... 2UK_fs.jpg

If that is the case, as another example if you type Shift+3 you would get the £ (pound) instead of the # (number sign) character.

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how can I enable the EN button if it is not showing on the system tray?

Hmm, let me google that for you... <g>

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:26 am 
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Thanks Mike for always *googling* for me <g>

This hit has given the best info about the Language Bar.

-- Kit


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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:32 am 
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No problem.

Them google peoples are pretty smart, aren't they! First thing to pop up! <g>

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:40 am 
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Mike,

They're as just SMART like you, who knew they can find it, and chose your search terms well. I could have searched for *Language button*, instead of *Language bar*; which are 2 different things. <g>

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:51 am 
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Yup, 2 different things, same result from google though, first hit!

It's almost like they can read your mind (except you have to type it in for them first). <g>

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:09 am 
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Mike,

I think Google pre-read both our minds way back.<g> That's why what we're looking for shows up in the *first* hit, even if we've missed out on some word(s). It supersedes ALL Search Engines for now, 2009! I respect guys behind Google.

-- Kit


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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:22 am 
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Instead of just respecting them you should actually USE them! Simple questions where the answer is at or near the top hit in a google search usually get LMGTFY responses. <g>

Mike


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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:38 am 
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Mike,

That's right! The sad thing, Google is NOT interactive! I mean there're no Post replies where expert like you can jump-in to validate responses and augment them! I feel this forum is best at that; besides, "ask a stupid (simple) question, get an intelligent answer, and avoid mistakes".

PS: A question will be simple, when you know the solution, but if..., it's not simple! <g> Like I was filling a puzzle and they asked a seemingly simple question: What is a quarter of Eighty (5)? Immediately, many people will call that simple, and answer, Twenty. Yet the right answer is, Score. <g>

So long,

-- Kit


Last edited by Kit Emma on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:44 am, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:40 am 
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It worries when I have to google something 999/1000 times I get the answer but sometimes I don't get the answer :cry:

Few years back I got a service manual for a toshi lappy, sometimes people still ask me for it via a pm sent on a old forum post! Kinda makes me feel important! :)

Other thing about google search is that somewhere somehow somebody actually does know the answer! Thank god for people like that! I would never randomly search the registry for bugs etc, or even know where to start!

p.s being in the UK I normally see the reverse of Kit Emma's problem, some PC's ship with UK keyboard layout but when people run the recovery system, quite often defaults to US spec!


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 Post subject: Re: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:38 am 
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Click Start button | Control Panel | Regional and Language...

1. Change the Current format to: English (United States)
2. Click Keyboards and Languages tab, click change keyboards...On the General tab, choose English (United States) - US as the Default input language.
3. Click OK button.

-- Kit


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 Post subject: Re: @, " HP Pavilion dv9000 key problems
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:47 am 
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I had my team test that and it works great! <g>

Mike


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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:02 am 
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Mike wrote:
I had my team test that and it works great! <g>
Mike


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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:26 am 
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You're welcome.

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