fubared keyboard, howto fix?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Mon Sep 27 18:14:24 BST 2004

Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> Fooling around in the 'control center' in the keyboard interpretation 
> stuffs, I seem to have managed to get things a bit akilter.
> The most noticeable gotcha now is that the first press of the  key 
> immediately left of the return key, which on a US_EN keyboard 
> contains the characters ' in the lowercase, and " in the shifted 
> mode, is ignored unless the space bar is given a tap immediately 
> after.  This is apparently a global setting as it effects mozilla et 
> all too.
> So what do I specifically turn off to disable such behaviour?

You have probably selected: US English w/dead keys.

Simply go back to the "Keyboard Layout" KCM and change it.

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