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Shift + ? = accent capital E?! [closed]

asked 2013-07-03 17:05:35 +0100

knottedknickers gravatar image

updated 2015-11-03 05:36:18 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I’m not sure how I do it, but from time to time pressing Shift + ? doesn’t give me ? but an accented capital E. My wife showed me how to turn it off with Shift + Ctrl + Shift (i.e., press all three keys at once [yes, both Shift keys]), but I’d like to know how I manage to turn this on in the first place. Any clues?

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answered 2013-07-04 05:32:13 +0100

oweng gravatar image

updated 2013-07-04 05:37:08 +0100

It sounds like you might be using Windows, is that correct? Under Windows (XP?), CTRL+SHIFT can be set to switch keyboard layouts, so it it is possible you have an alternate keyboard layout where SHIFT+/ is mapped to É. Instructions for disabling this keyboard switching shortcut can be found here.

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Sorry for the lack of info... I'm using Windows 7. Ctrl+Shift was the solution. See: É? I can do it at will now. ;-) Thanks so much!

knottedknickers gravatar imageknottedknickers ( 2013-07-04 16:18:16 +0100 )edit

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