Windows 10 Keyboard settings task bar

Get rid of the É instead of question mark for Windows 10

Get Rid of É on Keyboard

Find yourself typing away and go to hit the Question Mark and have É instead?

  • press CTRL+SHIFT (press CTRL first and while holding press SHIFT, sometimes you have to do it twice in a row to disable.)

ALSO SEE: Get rid of the É instead of question mark

Update for Windows 10

There are two ways to find the keyboard settings in Windows 10.

  1. check your Task Bar at the bottom of your screen (look for ENG)|:
    • Windows 10 Keyboard settings task bar
    • Update your keyboard by clicking the appropriate language
  2. Go to the Settings to find keyboard settings (to find Settings – simply click the Windows logo and start typing ‘settings‘ or click on the small Gear Icon in the start menu)
    1. Click on the Devices menu
      1. Windows 10 Keyboard settings
    2. Scroll down and select Typing
      1. Windows 10 Keyboard settings
    3. Scroll down to Advanced Settings
      1. Windows 10 Keyboard settings
    4. Select the drop-down menu and choose the appropriate language
      1. Windows 10 Keyboard settings

Update your keyboard as required. This should prevent unwanted characters from showing up.

If you are still having problems, feel free to Contact Us with further details and we’ll do our best to help you  out.

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  1. I have tried all of these things and I nothing has changed.
    The question mark symbol gives É
    the slash symbol gives a é
    apostrophe symbol gives a è
    quotation mark symbol È
    right square bracket ^^ (you have to hit it twice)
    left square bracket ç
    right parentheses ¨¨ (you have to hit it twice)
    left parentheses Ç
    backslash (above the ENTER key) à
    pipe symbol À

    On my Taskbar the word ENG does not appear at all, just the symbol for the touch keyboard.

    Truly at a loss here

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  3. Huge thanks! I have bought 3 keyboards so far, and was using 2 keyboards at a time to get this to work!. Finally solved!

  4. I used this method to remove the CMS from system but it “comes back” after several days. Guess the Canadian francophones love their “ÉǨÈÀ”s too much and have to share iit with the world.

    Is there a way to completely remove or hide anything Canadian from “windows display language” menu?

  5. I have had this issue for some time, and have always fixed it by selecting the Eng Us option in the lower right-hand menu on the screen. What I would like to know, however, is what I am hitting on my keyboard to cause this to keep happening, so I can hopefully stop doing it. It happens several times a day and I am quite sick of it. Can you please help?

  6. Just saved me a tone of time – the Ctrl+shift worked for me.
    I’ve had this before and it usually means all connections have to be closed and a full reset.
    Not Today, Thank you

  7. Turns out I just had to change the right language in the bottom corner by the clock.
    Thank you!
    I was literally copying and pasting //// for bout 3 months 😛

  8. Hi Patrick,
    I tried all of your suggestions for windows 10, but it does not seem to work.
    Advanced keyboard settings
    English (Canada) -US
    Go back (since there is no ÈsaveÈ or ÈOKÈ button
    Language seems changed but I still get the same È character. Please help!

  9. Hi, I’m using Windows through parallels on my Mac. When I’m on windows the / becomes an e. I tried everything you suggested but nothing has changed. Is there anything else you could suggest my trying?

  10. I went into the typing settings but unfortunately there is no advanced settings button on my computer. But still this was quite helpful!

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