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Keyboard does not display the @ symbol

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I  just got a new Dell StudioXPS 8000 with Windows 7 Home edition.

A Keyboard question -

I cannot type the @ symbol using shift + 7,  I get this " symbol  ( I copied and pasted the @ symbol foir this post )

Any help would be appreciated.


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  • Welcome to the forums Yes



    Have you checked the 'Location' and 'Keyboard & language settings' in Control Panel --> Region and Language, to make sure they're set correctly?

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!


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  •  Now it works fine.  I had the settings on Canadian English as I live in Toronto. Now that I set all my Keyboard settings to US, the @ symbol works with shift + 2.

    Thanks for your help.