[Fix] Can’t Type @ and Other Symbols with Keyboard


The keyboard is one of the most used and most important parts of a computer. Without it, you can’t even use your PC for much longer. There are times when small problems occur with your keyboard. The same happened to me just a while ago. Today, Brighter Guide will teach you how to fix the keyboard if “@” symbol is not working. So, let’s get started.

Can’t Type @ and Other Symbols with Keyboard

I was doing a fresh installation of Windows 10 on my PC and after the installation finished I noticed that I cannot type “@“ sign by pressing shift+2. While other things were working fine, this was the problem that had to be fixed, because without using “@“ sign you can’t spend many types (hint: you have to type an email!)

Now I also noticed that most of the symbols are not appearing the way they should when I was pressing shift + that button. So if you are someone facing the same issue then you just visited the perfect page. You will find a solution to this little yet pretty annoying problem which needs to be fixed as soon as possible. I have written down the solution right below this paragraph.

How to Fix Keyboard Symbols not Appearing Right Problem

Fix The Keyboard

You see different countries use different keyboard layout and their symbols are also different in many cases. While installing Windows 10 on my PC trying to hurry I didn’t put that much attention and choose English “United Kingdom” instead of English “India”. Now I didn’t put that much thought into it at that time, but after checking some settings I found this is the reason why I couldn’t type “@“.

English Keyboard of United Kingdom is quite different from English Keyboard of the United States or India. So I just needed to change the language and the problem was fixed.

Right now I only own a Windows 10 computer so I can only share the step by step guide for changing the language on Windows 10 PC. But I think the steps will be quite the same for other older versions of Windows OS. So you can refer to the following steps regardless of which Windows version you have installed on your computer. Let’s get started.

How to Change Language on Windows 10 PC

open settings on windows 10 PC

Step 1: First click on start and open Settings by clicking on the settings icon. It is usually located just above the Power icon.

edit language and keyboard options

Step 2: Now type for “Language” on the Search Field. You will see some suggestions appearing, just click on “Edit language and Keyboard options”.

change system language on windows 10 PC

Step 3: Now open this page so you can change your country “I have set it to India” and Language. After you add a new language you need to make that as primary language and just delete the United Kingdom English.

This will do the trick. After following this tutorial, for sure, you will have successfully fixed the keyboard. But if you still encounter any problems, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I’m happy to help you. Thanks for reading, Have a great day 🙂

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