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    European Computer Keyboard???

    I've been testing keyboards and speakers etc for an upcoming garage sale at our church in June.

    There are two keyboards that I figured were futzed - the "Enter" button did a Caps Lock function, and the Shift keys didn't cause lower case to change to upper.

    I thought it was just the one that was flaky, but the two of them acted the same way - and they also have a key that will type the Euro sign (like dollar sign).

    So - this must be a species I have not run into yet. Any thoughts???

    ETA: OK, it's a UK layout - but I can't find info on how to type with it. Anyone have any links?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Catty1; 05-23-2009 at 08:20 PM.
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    I'm a Brit and have a Euro symbol on my keyboard, kind of added to the side on the 4/$ key, but my Enter key doesn't do a caps lock and my Shift key changes to uppers just fine. You have me puzzled about the 'UK layout' you write about too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    ETA: OK, it's a UK layout - but I can't find info on how to type with it.

    Sit with your back straight and feet flat on the floor.

    The monitor should be at eye level and your forearms perpendicular to the floor. Extend your arms and rest your palms at the edge of the keyboard.

    begin to type.

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    Actually - after it got sprayed with Fantastik and hosed down thoroughly and left in a Good Drying Spot for AT LEAST 24 hours (not a method for the impatient!), it worked just peachy keen!

    Sorry to offend anyone from over 'ome, but I wasn't sure what I was dealing with.

    As I found out, it likely had more to do with some peachy beverage stuff being spilled in a couple of crucial spots.

    RICHARD - thank you so much. What WOULD I do without you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard View Post
    Begin to type.
    Whoops, I just got RSI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    RICHARD - thank you so much. What WOULD I do without you?
    Better? A whole lot better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Sorry to offend anyone from over 'ome, but I wasn't sure what I was dealing with.
    Gosh, no way offended, not in the slightest, just really puzzled.

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