So for some reason, my keyboard sometimes stops working properly. When I hold down shift and try to type the special characters, I get something completely different. For example, this is what I get when I type the “at” symbol: “. Yep, I get the double quotation mark. The double quotes yields: `. Let us see what happens when I try for the percentage sign: /. Wow, that is great.
I am not sure how this happens. I think I might be accidentally hitting a key combo that makes Windows think I want to enter into some weird keyboard mode. What that key combo might be, I have no idea.