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Old 12-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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Hi, The location of the capital key (not the cap lock) on my new keyboard is not where it usually is. This means, everytime I want to start with a cap letter, I need to look at the keyboard. Not efficient for a fast typist! Is there any way, you geniuses have figured out to switch keys? I know I reaching for the stars here, but one never knows about tech gurus and what they can achieve!
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the "shift key"? Can you post us a picture of what your keyboard looks like?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:48 AM   #3
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Go to Control Panel (I assume you're on XP) > Regional and Language Options > (region options tab) > Choose the overall Theme to English - United States.

Keyboard layout is different in other countries. I think even England has a different layout.

I don't know whether the key is physically in another place, or the mapping is wrong. So please provide us with a more detailed explanation of the problem so we can help you better.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Even the UK has a different keyboard layout.

England != The UK

The UK = England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland!
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Sorry. I never refer to the region as The UK. Just England for me.
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It angers me! >: (
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
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The keyboard is US, which is fine. Usually, next to the letter z, you have the shift key. But on my new keyboard, next to letter z is the slash key (\) and after that is the shift key. This would not mean much to someone who looks at the keyboard to type, but in my case, I have been used to using it without looking at it and now it is not where it usually has been for decades! In fact, it is a lot harder for the finger to reach the shift key! So, my question was whether I can manipulate it somehow that the \ key can be exchanged with the shift key??? Or should I revisit my typing skills to meet with change in technology?
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You need to provide us with the model/make.
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Its an Acer Aspire 7535 laptop running on Windows 7. Thanks.
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