Get rid of É, È or è weird symbols when I type a question mark or quotes on my keyboard

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Hi, my name is Doug and you are watching VisiHow. Today I am going to show you a problem that has happened to me several times and I have figured out how to solve the problem. It happens when I am typing a word like "Hello?" and instead a crazy E symbol will appear like this: "Helloè". This article will show you how to get rid of the weird E characters either temporarily or permanently depending on your preference.

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Steps

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    There are two ways to turn this off
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    It is actually your alternate language settings for your keyboard in your control panel. The quick and easy way is to simply press and hold your Ctrl-SHIFT key. Now you can see my keyboard is working properly.
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    Look in the bottom right hand corner of my screen here it says "ENGLISH US"
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    When I press the Ctrl-SHIFT keys it changes to "English CMS" keyboard
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    If you would like to get rid of this problem causing keyboard permanently, click on "ENGLISH CMS" in your status bar at the bottom
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    Click on Language Preferences
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    Now click on Options under "English (Canada)"
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    One way to solve the problem would be to remove this keyboard altogether, but what I am going to do is keep the keyboard but go under options
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    You can see that there are two input methods: "US" and "Canadian Multilingual Standard".
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    I can add other keyboards if I want but in our case we just want to remove the "Canadian Multilingual Standard" input method
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    So just click on Remove and hit Save.
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    Notice how the Keyboard Input Method changed to English
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    Now when I press the Ctrl-SHIFT I can no longer change to the crazy keyboard with all those accented E symbols
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    Now that the keyboard has been removed this problem will never happen to me again.
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    I hope this has helped you out
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    Leave comments below if you would like. Thanks for watching VisiHow.
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Questions and Answers

I am typing a question mark but it is appearing as an e?

Question mark is not working appearing as an e. I have tried: I tried everything please help me

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    Click the Windows start button in the bottom-left corner.
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    Click "Control Panel" (Windows 7) or "Settings" (Windows 10).
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    Type "Region and Language" in the search field and click the found result.
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    Click "Keyboards and Languages".
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    Click "Change keyboards..."
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    If you do not see something like English (United States) or your local English keyboard, click "Add..."
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    Find your English language and expand it by clicking the plus.
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    Expand "Keyboard".
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    Check your regional preference and click "OK".
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    Click the "Advanced Key Settings" tab
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    You will see the key sequence used for switching languages.
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    (Optional) click "Change Key Sequence..." and select your key combination.
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Now, you can switch between keyboards by pressing the selected key combination.

I tried the Ctrl and shift but still got the E?

I tried to change the language in settings but still got the E!!! Why

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How do I get rid of this É when I try typing a question mark?

I already tried using Ctrl + shift. I have tried: Ctrl+shift. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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I've tried everything and not able to get quotation marks and I keep getting e with accent?

I've tried everything and not able to get quotation marks and I keep getting e with accent

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Getting rid of äccents with the á letter?

I cannot get the à to come up on my key bored without hitting number and then the letter comes up with numbers to chose from that have accents

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THANKS!!!! Very clear instructions which are helpful as I am a senior?

No details....just a thank you.

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Yo french accents problem question marks make É and quotes make ?

Wazzup dude I got french accents on my keyboard how to get rid of it please dude question marks go like É and quotes are like . How long to hold control shift I need that info man, please. I have tried: Press Ctrl shift and it doesn't work please please please help, man be a bro. I think it was caused by: Pressing Ctrl shift in a special way........ help bro

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Want to change quotes key back to quotes from èèèè?

Quotes key now types èèèèè how do I get it back to quotes and apostrophe

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How do I type a backslash? I am adding some more irrelevant information here also in the hopes that the question is now long enough to ask?

I was sold this absolutely horrible keyboard and can't type a backslash. I am doing forms online and need the backslash. I would love to get rid of this keyboard entirely also. Your article talks about question marks. That is not my problem. I cannot find a way to type a backslash, either on the question mark key or on the # symbol.

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I have tried to go to the control panel and change the settings but my settings are not the same as the instructions.

All I want to do is type a backslash.

I have been online for close to an hour trying to type a backslash.

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It's only happening in Outlook and the control shift isn't helping?

 ? vs E with an accent. I am getting an accented E rather than a ? in Outlook when I am typing up emails. I can't find the US keyboard icon on the bottom of my screen and I am in Outlook not notebook. When I try the control shift it doesn't work. I opened Word and it seems fine.

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