Ever been typing away and suddenly hitting the double quote key gives you strange characters, or no characters at all? This keeps happening to me, usually just infrequently enough that I have forgotten how to fix it each time it happens.
The quick, but not permanent fix is to hit Ctrl-Shift repeatedly (usually twice) until the proper characters start appearing. The better fix is to stop Windows from selecting a different keyboard:
- Find the keyboard icon in the system tray.
- Right-Click -> Settings -> Advanced Key Settings -> Change Key Sequence.
- Set both the Switch Input Language and Switch Keyboard Layout to Not Assigned.
(Thanks to Brian V – http://ccm.net/forum/affich-96425-french-keyboard-activated)