Brand new Acer Aspire, 5100-5540 with Vista Home Premium
WEIRD thing happens in typing quotation marks; example:
I want to tell you that he said hello to me, so I want to put what HE said in quotation marks. If I just type it without looking, I get this:
He said "hello"to me
Note the missing space. Also, after I type the first quotation mark, NOTHING shows. It shows only when I press the h for hello.
Worse yet, if I want to search in Google, and try to put quotation marks around the word, e.g. eggs, I get an e with two dots over it and the ending quotation mark is missing; it shows up next time I type something, somewhere else.
I tried typing something with quotation marks in Wordpad. The ending quotation mark did not show when I typed it, so immediately I went to an email and typed a letter. That letter showed WITH the errant quotation mark in front of it!!
and I do have the language set for US English.
There HAS to be a setting somewhere. Or a bug.
Any experts out there who can fix this for me, please?
I'm almost sure it's because you have it set with Canadian French and Mulitilingual Support, since French uses different styles of punctuation marks like the ones you describe. If you can switch your default input lanugage to just US English, it should fix it. Alternatively, you can remove those services (Canadian French and Multilingual Support). If you find that you need them again, you should be able to re-add them since they come with Windows. Hope that helps
It seems that Windows regional settings is wanting remap the keyboard combinations depending on the context of what you're typing. Try these two things and do one thing for me
1. Remove the multilingual support, apply, reboot and see if anything changes.
2. Make sure that the language you're currently operating in is indeed EN. The easiest way to verify is to enable the language bar and then just click on your desktop. The language bar will show what language the desktop and consequently most applications are running in.
Could you take a screenshot of the Advanced Key Settings for me? I have no idea how much text services has changed in Vista. Thanks.
Zoo, you are my savior! You did it. It was set at "English (Canada)-United States-International" and I changed it to "English (Canada)-US" and it works!!
The only thing now is that the space bar seems to NOT work sometimes. NO big deal there; I'll just make sure to press it harder.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You made my day. I did take a pic of the dialog boxes but you don't want them now, do you?