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How do I write French accents using my Toshiba laptop,

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How do I write French accents using my Toshiba laptop
JA: What's the model and Operating System (OS) of your Toshiba?
Customer: windows 10, Z20 T-c
JA: What have you tried so far with your Toshiba? Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: installed French as a language
JA: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thanks

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Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Text at the moment

First, can you tell me what keyboard you are using? Is it the UK extended version?

Depending if you are using a US or UK keyboard you can use French accents with AltGr or with Ctrl. A great guide and layout for each keyboard and how to use it can be found at

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
IT looks like a standard keyboard
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Alt gr only works foe écoute.

Can you go to the site I sent to see the other keys and ways to utilize it?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Carl doesn’t do anything

Ok, I understand so you probably don't have an international keyboard.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
E ecute

Another option is to add an onscreen keyboard to use in the language you prefer. The steps to do this can be found on this Microsoft website.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Assume it is a standard British keyboard

Thank you for that information.

Have you tried to go to the link I provided and add the keyboard on the screen to be used?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I have added a French keyboard but it has made the main keyboard French as well

In that case you might have to switch back and forth if Windows doesn't allow the physical keyboard to stay in British version.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.

You might can run it in virtualbox if you want both going at once.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I will look into virtual box. Never seen it before

It is a free product and is good for doing testing like you have a whole new computer setup within your existing one.

I hope I helped with your question today. Is there anything else I can help you with this morning?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Not there yet. I am likely to come back after more research

Sure. I will wait for your reply.

Thank you for reaching out and letting me help with your question. I wish you luck in your solution. Have a good day and stay safe!

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