How to Get Your Question Mark Back


questionmarkkey1People often ask me how they can get their question mark back.  The first time or two, I didn’t know what they meant. But now, so many people have asked, I know they mean that every time they try to type a question mark they are getting an é instead.  They don`t know how to get the question mark back.

Sometimes, if you live in Canada, or have a computer that has the capacity for both English and French language keyboards, you might toggle to the French keyboard accidentally or vice versa.  If that happens, how do you get rid of the é and get the question mark back?   Or if you want to use the é, how do you get it instead of the question mark?

All you have to do is hit Ctrl and Shift.  Hold the Ctrl key down first, then the Shift, keeping them both down at the same time.  Sometimes you have to do this twice or hold the two keys for several seconds.  You should be back at your normal keyboard.

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2 thoughts on How to Get Your Question Mark Back

  1. I’ve had this problem too, on more than one computer. It’s not only the question mark but many of the other special charachters. It seems it only happens when I have used up a lot of resources. Then I have to reboot. It’s a big windows annoyance, and happens at least once a week, and usually more.

  2. I’ve not seen what you’re talking about Mike. Interesting. I’d like to see it. I wonder what is going on with your computer.

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