[Solved] Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?

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[Solved] Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?

Postby davan » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:05 pm

I have open office on my laptop working OK. Running widows 7 Home edition.
Have installed it on my box computer and the pound key has changed to the hash key (#). Running open office 4.1.5 on widows 7 PRO.
Could this be the reason, Home is different to Pro.?
Tried 3 different key boards, all the same.
Checked the language is English UK.
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Re: Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?

Postby RoryOF » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:12 pm

Check that your keyboard layout is set to USA not UK in the O.S. (Windows?) control panel.
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Re: Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?

Postby Bill » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:20 pm

The pound key and hash key are the same key.If the pound @ key changed to the double quote key, then the keyboard layout may have been changed from English (UK) to English (US).

Switch between languages using the Language bar

Edit: It occurred to me that while the "pound key", the "number key" and the "hash key" are the same key on a US keyboard, the "pound key" is a different key on a UK keyboard. Nevertheless, the change is still probably caused by a change in the keyboard layout setting in Windows.
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Re: Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?

Postby Bill » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:31 pm

Pressing Alt+Shift will switch the keyboard layouts.
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Re: Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?

Postby davan » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Topic review: Pound key has changed to a Hash key - WHY?



After a long time trying to sort this out, the simple explanation solved the problem.
I found out that the key board seems to revert to US, and to get it into UK I had to be in the program,
( Open office ) and then; as was suggested click on the EN logo near to the clock and change it to UK.
Hay it works ! I spent several hours trying to sort this - Thanks to everyone who replied, all info has been noted for future use.
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