Get Keyboard Back to English Permanently


Get Keyboard Back to English was my main focus after I repeatedly ended up accidentally hitting a combination of keys and changing the settings to French mode.

I just got a new keyboard a few months ago.  It seemed every time I sat down to work on my blog that it suddenly changed to typing an e (E)with an accent when I hit the question mark and forward slash key.  So frustrating!

I could always change it back each time by using Ctrl and Shift, but even that was frustrating because sometimes it would work and other times I had to do it twice in order for it to work.

Not to mention the distraction and getting pulled out of a good writing flow.

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Click To Tweet

All I could think about every time it happened (cause I never remembered which keys I had to use to fix the accent e problem) was get keyboard back to English…get keyboard back to English; it was almost like a chant that I was doing.

I show in the video the super simple steps to getting rid of the accent E problem on the question mark key.

Get Keyboard Back to English


Since I've changed those settings, I haven't had a problem with the question mark changing to an E with accent.

If I wanted a French keyboard I would have specifically asked for a French keyboard.  I haven't been able to find one yet that doesn't turn the question mark to an e with accent.  Sad.

I hope this saves you from the frustration I went through with it.  Funny, even though the main setting was set to US keyboard the the entire time, it was still able to change the question mark to an e with accent on override.  Go figure.

By the way, if you're a blogger and wondering where to find blog content ideas, check out this post I did…

Blog Content Ideas – 16 Best Places to Find Them

Bonus Content Idea – Use problems like I had with the “Get Keyboard Back to English” post…some people are going to have the same problems and issues that you come across and would more than likely appreciate a shortcut so they don't have to go through the same thing.

We all have challenges and tech issues…let's share the solutions with others.

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  1. Chris Shouse

    Thank you for the information! Now I will know how to do it should the need ever arise 🙂

    • Karen Andrews

      You're welcome. I'm thinking you probably won't have that problem because you're in the US, but not 100% certain on that.


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