blue letters on keys

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April 27, 2012 at 11:05:38
Specs: Windows XP
~~i have an acer keyboard SK- 9621 that has blue letters & other markings on the can i make this go away please?

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April 27, 2012 at 12:49:17
Try any of the items below to clean the keys.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (also works for crayons, but don’t use it on skin, of course)
Anti-bacterial hand gel
Cooking spray
Nail polish remover
Goof Off

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April 27, 2012 at 12:51:14
Hi Doe, If you mean the printing on the keys, possibly with a cotton bud and surgical spirit.

If that does not work, then nail polish remover.

However, you have to be careful, other print is not removed at the same time.

Would think it safer to leave alone.

I do not know this k/b, but is it a multi-media one?

If so, why not use it as such? You will need a driver for it.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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April 27, 2012 at 13:31:38
The blue markings tend to be a special set of keys. When one presses some function key the blue markings would be active.

I don't have access to a good view to tell what you are talking about. I guess you could have had ink on your fingers.

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April 27, 2012 at 20:44:34
~~thank you all for the reply but the blue is supposed to be on the keys...the problem is that whenever the button that controls that, is on & e.g. if i want a question mark for the end of a sentence & i click on the caps button i get an É in blue...if i don't press the caps button i get a tiny blue forward slash...i prob. wasn't very clear the 1st time...i never even thought you'd think it wasn't supposed to be there.....duh me...

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April 28, 2012 at 11:58:22
Hi Doe,

can you post some good pictures of this keyboard somewhere, and advise the links to them, such that we can see more clearly the blue characters you refer to.

I think this is the keyboard:-

If so, it is multimedia and to work correctly it must have a driver properly installed.

If the driver is not installed, would think some keys will not function or function incorrectly.

Also where exactly are you based? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

I ask, because am wondering if there is a language problem, as a keyboard is (generally) for a specific language character set, and the operating system needs to be set up for this, possibly also the monitor to display that language's character set correctly.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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April 28, 2012 at 13:36:37
As Mike says, the keyboard is meant for a different language set from the one you are set up to use. Here is a close up of the keyboard I suspect you have:

I think your best solution is to replace the keyboard with a basic generic one, it is not really possible to 'turn off' the blue keys - they are built into the mapping of the keyboard.

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April 29, 2012 at 03:32:42
Hi Johnr,

if the picture you linked to is correct, the keyboard is multimedia, but also appears to cover more then one language.

English and French maybe?

Regards - MIke

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