May 17, 2006 6:22 PM Subscribe
Why does Windows think I want to permanently type in "accent character" mode?
posted by Jimbob to computers & internet (7 answers total)
On the PC I'm currently using, both the ' and " keys don't do what they're supposed to. Pressing " for instance, doesn't make anything appear on the screen, until I type the next letter or press space. If the next letter happens to be a vowel, then it gets umlauts. For instance, if I type " followed by a, I get:
The ' key does the exact same thing. As you can imagine, this makes it very difficult to type normal sentances. It happens in every program, from Notepad to Firefox to Word. I know that this sort of functionality is usually accessed by pressing the ALT key before typing the quotes, but it seems to be stuck on permanently. I've never seen this before, and have no idea how to turn it off - any ideas? Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 with Office 2003 installed.