i re formated my computer and now the shift keys won,t ype the at sign in my email address as this is a laptop it not as simple as just going getting a new keyboard help!!!! the shift works for the other keys so it can,t be broken
dude I have had the same problem since I got my laptop. very frustrating...
the @ symbol and the quote symbol were swapped...
to make matters worse I was getting european characters with key combos.
after months of ignoring it I finally tracked it down.
try this.. control panel -> regional and language options -> languages -> details
first try 'key settings' and untick the boxes to swap between keyboards.
but that wasn't enough for me it still kept changing keyboard layouts!
(what the hell, what stupid shortcuts microsoft, don't you know Ctrl-shift is
often used to select text, and at least it would be nice to turn it off.)
so I simply removed US-International and UK keyboards leaving just "US"...
and hey presto I have a normal keyboard layout FINALLY. jeez. crazy.
hope that works for ya. if not check out sticky keys, or I read somewhere else
to try pressing left and right shift with Alt...? didn't do anything for me but.
I HAD THAT SAME PROBLEM NO NEED TO WORRY ITS EASY FIRST PRESS ALT KEY ON THE LEFT OF THE KEYBOARD THEN THE RIGHT ALT KEY ON THE RIGHT OF THE KEYBOARD THEN YOU PRESS THE SHIFT KEY AND THE AT KEY ALL THIS IS DONE WITH ALL 4 KEYS PRESSED IN FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 SECONDS YOU SHOULD HEAR A BEEP FROM YOUR KEYBOARD AND PRESTO THERE YOU HAVE IT PROBLEM SOLVED
My name is nav and I have a simple solution for your problem.
Just follow my instructions and you should be fine
1) click on start
2) go to control panel
3) click on region and language option (note if you are using windows vista or windows 7 click on classic view to get region and language option)
4) click on keyboard and languages tab
5) click on change keyboard option
6) add your country and select choose your country.
or if you dont want to do all theses step
press shift and 2 this should give you @ sign if you live in uk
press shift and ' this should give you @ sign if you live in us
I have had this problem from time to time (Windows 7, Explorer) but it always occurs when I am trying to add my e-mail address to online customer information forms (e.g., technical support forms). No matter what key combinations I press, I sometimes just can't get the "@" symbol to appear (usually a " appears instead). Every time this happens, the only solution to date has been to to close the form, exit the form and the Web-site, enter the site again, and re-enter the data. It's a bit of a pain, but on the second try, it always works. I believe this problem lies with the Web-site's form, not with my keyboard or software.