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drikilbride
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Can't get backslash to work on keyboard - HP Pavilion dm3

Hi

 

For some reason I can't get the backslash key to work on my keyboard. Everytime I try to use a backslash I get the following symbols

 

- this if i simply hit they key #

- or this if I use shift ~

 

The hash symbol is actually located above the number three on the keyboard, when I do shift on it I get £

 

I'm at a loss as to why my keys are all over the place!

 

Anyone got any ideas as it is driving me crazy!

Thanks

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erico
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Re: Can't get backslash to work on keyboard - HP Pavilion dm3

Hi,


drikilbride wrote:

Hi

 

For some reason I can't get the backslash key to work on my keyboard. Everytime I try to use a backslash I get the following symbols

 

- this if i simply hit they key #

- or this if I use shift ~

 

The hash symbol is actually located above the number three on the keyboard, when I do shift on it I get £

 

I'm at a loss as to why my keys are all over the place!

 

Anyone got any ideas as it is driving me crazy!

Thanks


Sounds like you need to check the keyboard language setting. That would be located in the Control Panel under Region and Language.
Best regards,
erico

 

 

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drikilbride
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Re: Can't get backslash to work on keyboard - HP Pavilion dm3

Done that already!

 

Its set to English Ireland / Irish on all those settings!

 

Any other ideas?

 

Thansks!!

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erico
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Re: Can't get backslash to work on keyboard - HP Pavilion dm3

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HI,

That is generally what the problem is. It is a matter the wrong keyboard mapping being loaded. I have the same hassle from time to time between the English) and Dutch languages that are installed in my OS.

Try adding  English US (International) to the language bar.

Best regards,
erico

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drikilbride
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Re: Can't get backslash to work on keyboard - HP Pavilion dm3

That fixed it, thanks a mil your a star!!!

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mayowa
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Re: Can't get backslash to work on keyboard - HP Pavilion dm3

Great man it solve my problem

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