character hijack on keyboard
June 29, 2010 9:04 AM Subscribe
Every once in a while my keyboard is only able to type weird symbols like this
. Does anyone know what is hijacking my computer?
posted by pjenks to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I imagine I am accidentally pressing some combination of keys which brings up this "feature" in which I can potentially type Asian characters (and other scripty things), but I have no idea what it is. I have experienced the problem in a text editor (see sample image) as well as in Firefox. The only solution I've found is to exit the program. Computer specs: Windows 7, ASUS UL20A.