Aspire 5 Keyboard and Characters how to access the four corners of each key on the keyboard.

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Talker2002
Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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edited April 2023 in Aspire Laptops

Hello,

 

I have used my new laptop since mid-September 2021. It is my first laptop and I enjoy using it. One thing I haven’t figured out is how to access the four corners of each key on the keyboard. I understand the French that’s included although I don’t know why it’s there if I asked for an English keyboard. When I use the Notification button in the System Tray to get a Calendar I get the date on the top line of the Header and right below what looks like Asian characters. How to get rid of them? I have found no way to accomplish that online or in the Owners Manual. I would like you to explain to me how to access all the features on the keyboard keys and how to eliminate the Asian characters on the Notification pop-up. To help, I insert the following:

 

 Device name      Terry

Processor  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10210U CPU @ 1.60GHz   2.11 GHz

Installed RAM      8.00 GB (7.83 GB usable)

Device ID   0C4F6E5C-22BB-4466-A582-0B736682D0B2

Product ID  00325-82094-98293-AAOEM

System type         64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

Pen and touch     No pen or touch input is available for this display

 

Edition        Windows 11 Home

Version       21H2

Installed on ‎2021-‎11-‎15

OS build     22000.493

Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.493.0

 

I hope I have included enough information to assist you in aiding me. I look forward to your response.


{Thread was edited to add model name to the title}


 

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  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,360 Trailblazer
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    Hello,

     

    I have used my new laptop since mid-September 2021. It is my first laptop and I enjoy using it. One thing I haven’t figured out is how to access the four corners of each key on the keyboard. I understand the French that’s included although I don’t know why it’s there if I asked for an English keyboard. When I use the Notification button in the System Tray to get a Calendar I get the date on the top line of the Header and right below what looks like Asian characters. How to get rid of them? I have found no way to accomplish that online or in the Owners Manual. I would like you to explain to me how to access all the features on the keyboard keys and how to eliminate the Asian characters on the Notification pop-up. To help, I insert the following:

     

     Device name      Terry

    Processor  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10210U CPU @ 1.60GHz   2.11 GHz

    Installed RAM      8.00 GB (7.83 GB usable)

    Device ID   0C4F6E5C-22BB-4466-A582-0B736682D0B2

    Product ID  00325-82094-98293-AAOEM

    System type         64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Pen and touch     No pen or touch input is available for this display

     

    Edition        Windows 11 Home

    Version       21H2

    Installed on ‎2021-‎11-‎15

    OS build     22000.493

    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.493.0

     

    I hope I have included enough information to assist you in aiding me. I look forward to your response.

     

    Terry
    You shouldn't be getting those Asian characters when "to get a Calendar I get the date on the top line of the Header and right below what looks like Asian characters". Is that bothering you? As just let it go as a new Win-11 update will fix all that as these are the bugs always with a new OS from Microsoft and there are many in Win-11. Btw I'm running Win-11 21H2/22000.493 and don't experience your "Asian Characters" problems.
  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    Thanks, StevenGen,

    I am running the same W 11 like you. Let's see what/when the new OS surfaces. No idea about accessing the special keys on my keyboard I take it?
  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    So, folks, how do I access (use) the special keys on my keyboard. No info in Manual.
  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    How do I use the multi-purpose keys on my Aspire 5 Model N18Q13?
  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    Still no solution to my issue. How do I make use of the characters that fill 3 or 4 corners of the keys that surround my querty keys?
  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    I had hoped that by this time I would have had an answer to my problem. I want access to the characters that occupy the corners of many keys on my laptop. There must be a combination of keys to gain access but I think I've tried all of them without success. I hope someone here can shoot me an answer soon.
  • PerlaPetersen
    PerlaPetersen Member Posts: 1 New User
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    Where can I find a manual for the keyboard? 
  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    An English Manual is available here on the Acer site. I downloaded one of them months ago. I have since found out I have a French keyboard! Can't find a Manual to match. There are keys with symbols/icons on them and I can't find the right key combinations to access them. Still looking for help here.
  • ChrisinCalgary
    ChrisinCalgary Member Posts: 1 New User
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    I have the same question as you and I can't find the answer….How do you use the other characters that are on the top line of number keys on the keyboard.

  • Talker2002
    Talker2002 Member Posts: 14

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    Can't access the Function keys or the special keys with 3 or 4 characters on them. It's a bilingual Canadian laptop keyboard (mandatory in this country) on an Aspire 5. Using the Ctrl, Fn, Windows or Alt keys doesn't help.

    I await your help.