How To Put @ on HP Laptop

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If numbers and special characters are not displaying properly when typing them on a laptop computer keyboard, it could come down to a faulty combination of keys being pressed. Doing so activates the alternate layout of the keyboard, instead of the regular layout. Continue reading to learn how to fix this issue.

Reverse Alternate Keyboard Layout to Type Symbols

To correct your issue of a reversed keyboard layout, press [CTRL] and [ENTER] at once.

The fault may also be in the hardware settings for the local language configuration of the keyboard. Solve it by selecting the Keyboard and Languages option and, under it, the United States language option.

After, make sure that you go to the Admin tab to modify the programming language from non-Unicode to US. The regional setting for your keyboard language should also be changed to US English, which helps recover the keyboard's hardware settings.


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