Answered By: Bob Glass
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016     Views: 23

This very annoying behavior on some Windows 7 and later laptop and sometimes desktop computers seems mysterious, but can be fixed easily. It has to do with the keyboard defined on your computer. If the default keyboard setting is English (United States) US - International, that's the problem to be solved.

Changing the keyboard definintion to English (United States) US will change this behavior with single and double quotes and some other key combinations back to simply typing what you want.

  • Go to the Control Panel for Region and Language.
  • Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  • Click on Change keyboards...
  • Choose the English (United States) - US keyboard.
  • Click Okay until all dialog boxes are closed.
  • Restart your computer.

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