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My keyboard changes what characters are mapped to what keys in Firefox.

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For example, when I try to use a question mark I get É instead. When I try to use an apostrophe or quotation marks I get nothing after I hit the key once, and I get `` after I hit the key twice. It seems to start at random. I will be using firefox for a while and not have this problem, then at random it will start doing this until I restart my computer.

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It is possible that you are switching the keyboard layout by accident.

  • Make sure that you have the Language bar visible on the Windows Taskbar.
  • You can do that via the right-click context menu of the Taskbar: Toolbars > Language Bar.
  • Check the keyboard language (keyboard layout) setting for the application that has focus via the icon on the Language bar.
  • You need to do that while Firefox has focus because Windows remembers the keyboard layout setting per application.

The default to rotate the layout is a key combination (Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift) that you can easily use in Firefox to activate a menu item.

Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Keyboards and Languages > Change keyboards > Advanced key settings > Change key sequence How to change your keyboard layout