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keyboard funny - loss of ")" character

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Old March 13th 19, 10:02 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default keyboard funny - loss of ")" character

This minor manifestation of my keyboard problems is particularly
puzzling. Whether it's connected with the other funnies, I don't know:
it doesn't seem to be correlated!

This one manifests as an inability to type the character ) [close round
bracket]. On my keyboard layout, it is the shifted 0 (zero) character.
[UK layout - though I think that's where it is on lots of others, such
as the default (US) one.] It is not a hardware fault: I can type a zero,
and I can use the shift keys with any other key where doing so produces
a different character (I think that's all keys).

I don't know what (if anything specific) starts it (the fault is always
absent after a reboot); I also don't know what stops it - after a while,
though it _may_ well be something I do rather than just random, I find I
can type ) again. I can paste a ) no problem [my signature contains at
least one, so finding one to copy's no problem), but obviously that's

Has anyone else experienced this weird one? (Does anyone know what its
cause is?)


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