Using keyboard in Toshiba® Tecra A11
Keyboard is a device peripheral which allows you to input data into your system. Toshiba Tecra A11 is a laptop and hence keyboard is inbuilt in the system. Here we will learn about few issues which can affect the keyboard performance and ways to resolve those issues. Some of the main problems are:
- Typing certain characters produces numbers on the screen
- Typing one character makes it appear twice on the screen
- Keyboard types in different language
Typing certain characters produces numbers on the screen
This kind of issue comes up when the “Num Lock” key is on. If you look carefully at the keyboard you will find numbers 0-9 written on certain alphabet keys. These numbers can be punched on the screen with the help of “Num Lock” key. If you press this key then numbers will appear on your screen instead of those alphabets. To fix the issue press the “Num Lock” key again and you should be able to get on with punching alphabets like before.
Typing one character makes it appear twice on the screen
If hitting on one character makes it double on the screen then first thing you should do is to check the keyboard speed in the Keyboard properties under Control Panel. Make sure that Repeat Rate and Repeat Delays are set at appropriate levels, which otherwise could result in typing double characters each time. You can check the levels of both the settings by typing in the Test box provided on the screen. If this does not resolve your issue, then you might have to install new keyboard drivers.
If you see characters on your screen which are not in the usual language then that means there is something wrong with the keyboard language settings. Every keyboard has settings where you can select the language in which you want to type. To correct this issue you have to change the language selection which can be done by clicking on Clock, Language and Region under Control Panel in Windows 7. In fact you can also flip between different languages as and when you like.