Accent generator not working correctly

AlanA2Kwiziq community member

Accent generator not working correctly

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I have Dell XPS 12, with Windows 10 21H2.

Each time I try to generate an accented character in KwizIQ, I end up with 14 characters. So, as soon as the accented character is presented, I watch 13 other identical but non-accented characters marching across the screen.

I tried several mice. Each mouse produces the same pattern.

My touchpad is always off.

Please advise.

Thanks

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

That's interesting behavior. Better to contact the technical help team through Tools>Help and Support. This is a language-only forum here.

AlanA2Kwiziq community member

>>  Better to contact the technical help team through Tools>Help and Support.

Done :-)

Thanks

MartinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It's to do with your settings in the Control Panel. I don't know what it is called on Windows as I work on a Mac, but look at the keyboard setting. You can either have it like the way it is with you now (I think the default) or you can choose the other option, it might be called "sticky keys". With that option you will see that when you press the key down (a for example) you will get all the accented versions.

AlanA2Kwiziq community member

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@Martin said:

It's to do with your settings in the Control Panel.

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BTW:  I have the same issue with my older Asus. So that suggests that the problem is with me - not the device.

I understand your suggestion regarding "sticky keys". I had a look at that - but it doesn't address my issue.

Just for info: Sticky keys allows the user to use the keyboard with one hand. So a combination such as Ctrl+C would be executed as follows (IMO):

 - Press Ctrl

 - Within 3 seconds (or whatever the setting is) press C. 

I can generate accents using the following procedure:

 - Press and hold the relevant letter.

 - When the popup appears, release the letter.

 - Click on the required accent. 

If I omit the second step, 14 characters are generated. Only the first character bears the accent.

Thanks.

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Maybe your key repetition rate when holding down a key is set too high?

Accent generator not working correctly

.

I have Dell XPS 12, with Windows 10 21H2.

Each time I try to generate an accented character in KwizIQ, I end up with 14 characters. So, as soon as the accented character is presented, I watch 13 other identical but non-accented characters marching across the screen.

I tried several mice. Each mouse produces the same pattern.

My touchpad is always off.

Please advise.

Thanks

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