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    Hi,

    I'm a Mac person and I've tried finding a solution to this with no luck so far.

    On our new work PC running Vista and my girlfriends old Win 98 box, you can do ü and é type characters by typing Shift " u for an umlaut etc.

    On my girlfriend's new laptop, it doesn't work and you have to type alt - 0225 (or whatever the correct character code is).

    Is there a setting somewhere I can change to make that shortcut happen? Have tried looking at keyboard setting etc and other obvious places but with no luck - and no luck on Google either.

    Both the work and home ones are Dell and bought within a month of each other so it confuses me even more :-)

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Niggles

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    Hmmm,

    I am confused here................ the machine that doesn't work is running Vista? and is a Dell Laptop?

    Have you tried going into the keyboard settings and changing them?
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    Yes, it's a Dell Laptop running Vista. I looked at Internationalisation settings and keyboard setup, but none seem to enable the shortcut. The fact that a similar model had it working by default confuses me more :-)

    It WILL do them, but only with the sequence of numbers that represents the character code rather than pressing Shift " u to do an ü.

    Cheers,
    Niggles

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    Please take a look at these:

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...windows-vista/

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...8b03a1033.mspx

    Have you considered that it might be some sort of add-in?

    Also check that you have added the language to those supported.

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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