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.


  1. Holy! Mind blown! That does indeed look like what happened to my keyboard. I must have mashed enough keys to have set it to Canadian French.

    Thanks for the tip!

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