Problems getting the * symbol on new PC

eghamhigh

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#1
:confused :confused

I've just bought a new laptop. An acer 5101awlmi and I am pretty pleased with it. I have set the regional language to UK English - trouble is that when I use the snail symbol I get the " symbol instead. I have come across this problem before when using a PC abroad in an internet cafe. Can someone tell me what combination of keystrokes I need to use to get it? It shows up as an asterisk on this page and in the title which is even more confusing.
 

mhku

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#2
Change the keyboard properties in the Control Panel.

Or right-click on the EN symbol near the clock and select settings: check the keyboard.
 

2cvbloke

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#3
Sounds like a foreign layout keyboard, possibly US, try the US configuration and see if that helps, if not, take it back and tell the shop or seller that you want a UK English layout keyboard... :)
 

eghamhigh

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echostar 808 2CI
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#4
thanks - the keyboard setting was US English and not English United Kingdom. It also had the choice of English Australia (I might try that next!)
 
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