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alleycat76
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Nov 2, 2003, 11:19 PM
 
I'm not computer illiterate, despite how stupid this question may sound....

I just got a new iBook, and I'm a bit confused by the keyboard because so many of keys have more symbols on them than I'm used to. Hitting the key once gives me one symbol, hitting shift+the key gives me a second symbol but how do I get the rest, for example the question mark? (I'm using my other computer to type this which is why the question mark works, if you're wondering.) Please help.
     
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Nov 3, 2003, 12:04 AM
 
Are you hitting the function key (fn) instead of the shift key?
     
alleycat76  (op)
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Nov 3, 2003, 01:36 PM
 
For example, in the bottom right corner there is the key that has the question mark (?) and the forward slash (/) on it as well as the plus sign (+) in grey. When I hit "fn" and that key I get the "+". When I just press it by itself I get "" instead of "?" or "/". When I hit shift and that key I get "". What do I press to get the question mark or the forward slash? Is it possible there is a setting that needs to be readjusted somehow to stop giving me French characters instead of question marks and slashes? I haven't done anything to the computer; it should be all factory settings. This is stressing me out, because I bought it to use for school, but I can't type anything properly!
     
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Nov 3, 2003, 01:53 PM
 
Originally posted by alleycat76:
For example, in the bottom right corner there is the key that has the question mark (?) and the forward slash (/) on it as well as the plus sign (+) in grey. When I hit "fn" and that key I get the "+". When I just press it by itself I get "" instead of "?" or "/". When I hit shift and that key I get "". What do I press to get the question mark or the forward slash? Is it possible there is a setting that needs to be readjusted somehow to stop giving me French characters instead of question marks and slashes? I haven't done anything to the computer; it should be all factory settings. This is stressing me out, because I bought it to use for school, but I can't type anything properly!
Go to system preferences/international/input methods

Uncheck whatever keyboard is checked, and check the one that you want... Mine is United States...

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Nov 3, 2003, 10:51 PM
 
Thank you, thank you, it worked!
     
   
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