How to do when unable To Type @, ~, #, Or Other Keys On My Netbook

Last Update Date : Apr 19. 2018

STEP 1. How to do when unable To Type @, ~, #, Or Other Keys On My Netbook 1

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If you are unable to type @, ~, #, or other keys when pressing the corresponding keys on the keyboard, your keyboard may be set to an improper keyboard language.  An example of this is when you press Shift + 2 to type a @, a “ appears instead.


In this case the system was set to UK keyboard, although you are an US keyboard user.


To set your keyboard to the US keyboard language, follow these steps (Windows XP).

1. Click Start and then click “Control Panel”.

2. Click “Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options”.

3. Click “Regional and Language Options”.

4. Click the “Languages” tab and then click Details.


STEP 2. How to do when unable To Type @, ~, #, Or Other Keys On My Netbook 2

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5. Click the Add button.

6. In the list of Input Languages, select English (United States), and then click OK.

7. Click and highlight any languages other than English (United States) – US and then click the Remove button.

8. Click OK.  You may be prompted to restart the computer.  If you are not prompted to restart the computer, manually restart the computer by clicking the start menu and selecting Restart.

9. Once the computer has restarted, the keys should be functioning.


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