My desktop machine at the office got migrated to Windows 7 and I started having problem with quotes (both " and '). It requires me to press twice before the quotes are displayed. I said quotes because it will print out two quotes in the screen instead of just 1!!! It’s too annoying given that I use it gazillion times everyday and I am forced to do multiple keystrokes just to display one damn quote! Take note that it does not happen on my Windows 7 laptop, only the desktop. It’s too frustrating especially so that it hampers my productivity.

Fortunately, the internet is full of tips on how to solve this. Here are the steps.

  1. Close your application
  2. Switch your keyboard layout. Just switch to anything other than what you are using. Here’s the screenshot of my desktop tray.
    Windows 7 keyboard layout problem

    Windows 7 keyboard layout problem

  3. Change the keyboard layout back to its original
  4. Re open your application and type away.

Hat tip for the following sources.
Sources :
http://www.jaroslavklima.com/blog/2009/07/double-quotes-problem-in-windows-7.html

http://www.techtalkz.com/tips-n-tricks/520723-double-quotes-problem-windows-7-a.html

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