How to imput @ symbol on my Lenovo G500 Laptop

July 30, 2014 at 15:58:22
Specs: Windows 8.1
When trying to imput the @ symbol in an e mail address my computer will only offer '' instead of the @ symbol. Any suggestions?

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#1
July 30, 2014 at 16:21:13
Which country keyboard setting are using?

And is the Lenovo one sold etc. in say N. America, and you're in say UK or that place across the N Sea (Europe)?

If you have a N. American keyboard it is physically configured to that for the UK/Europe and obviously visa-versa.

But first check your keyboard settings and location (time zone etc.).


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#2
July 30, 2014 at 17:35:31
Yes, it's definitely a time zone thing (often USA -v- UK). SEE LATER

Do this:
Left click the clock (bottom right of taskbar).
At the bottom, left click "Change date and time settings".
On the "Date and Time" tab left click the "Change time zone button".
Select your country from the "Time zone" drop down.

If you happen to be in the UK then select:
(UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
July 30, 2014 at 22:15:25
On a USA! USA! USA! keyboard of course it's SHIFT 2. Are those the keystrokes you're using?

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#4
July 31, 2014 at 02:24:37
Changing Time Zone wont do anything as regards keyboard and country you are in. All Time Zone does is change the Time Zone which is independent of any other regional settings that may be made,

You need to go into Regional Settings where you can change everything from currency format, date and time format and keyboard and language.

Shift 2 on a UK keyboard configured for the UK will produce double quotes.

Stuart

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#5
July 31, 2014 at 07:27:23
Yes Stuart, I now believe I mixed up Regional Settings with Time Zone. It's good to check the time zone but regional is probably the real fix.

I've struck out my "definite" bit in post #2.

As a complete aside, Word and Excel also have their own language settings too.

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