How To Get Your Keyboard Back To Normal 

How To Get Your Keyboard Back To Normal 

When you’re typing fast, it’s not always easy to remember which letters go with which fingers. Especially if you’re left-handed, as most people are right-handed and so everything is designed for righties. There are a lot of ways to make typing easier, but they always have to compromise with computer programs, especially when they are trying to save time and energy. This leads to some rather strange layouts of letters on the keyboard that can take some getting used to. But how do you get your keyboard back to normal? If you find yourself struggling with the new layout of your keyboard or something feels like it’s not quite right, read on for advice on how to get your keyboard back to normal again.

How To Get Your Keyboard Back To Normal

Step 1: Check Your Language And Keyboard Settings

If your keyboard is displaying letters in a different order than normal, this is probably because of your language or keyboard settings. English has a certain layout for letters, but other languages use a different system, so you may find that once you select your language that your keyboard is back to normal again. Also, if you are using a keyboard shortcut program like Autohotkey, this can change your keyboard layout.

Step 2: Change The Order Of Letters

If the layout of your keyboard is completely different from normal, you might find it easier to get back to normal by changing the order of letters. This is easy; just press the ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard and then use the arrows to select the letters you would like to change their position on your keyboard. You may find that this gives you the same layout as before, which should make things easier.

Step 3: Try A Different Layout

If changing the layout of letters doesn’t get you back to normal, you might want to try a different keyboard layout entirely. This may be what you need to get back to normal. However, this is only recommended if you’ve been using the new layout for a few weeks and feel like you’ve given it a fair shot. Changing your keyboard layout so soon after switching to the new layout is likely to make things harder, not easier.

Step 4: Change The Size Of Your Keyboard

This is slightly different from changing the layout of your keyboard. Changing the size of your keyboard can affect the ease of use, but it might also affect the layout of letters. If you find that the normal size keyboard is too small for you, it could be that the layout of letters is slightly different than the full-size keyboard, which could be the reason you find yourself struggling to type.

How Choose A Keyboard For Gaming?


It’s a key factor in gaming. You want a keyboard with as little latency as possible.

Key Weight

This is how hard it is to press a key on the keyboard and how much pressure is required for the key to register. You want a keyboard with a light touch, so you can easily press the keys without exerting too much energy.

Size of Keys

The size of each key on your keyboard will impact your gaming experience, especially if you’re playing games like Starcraft and League of Legends where every second counts in battle, and split-second decisions can mean the difference between victory or defeat. You want keys that are large enough for your fingers to easily press them and small enough so that you don’t waste time moving your fingers around the keyboard while playing a game or typing up an email.

Number of Keys

You should look for a keyboard with the most number of keys. More keys mean more flexibility and a better gaming experience.


It should be lightweight so that it will not slow you down when you are playing games like first-person shooters, MMOs, and RPGs. You want a keyboard that’s easy to carry around, especially if you’re going to LAN parties or gaming tournaments.


This is especially important if you’re an avid gamer and you want your keyboard to last for years. You don’t want a keyboard that will break down after several months of use.

Multimedia Keys

Some keyboards come with multimedia keys that allow you to control your music, videos, and other multimedia applications without having to switch out of your game. You also want a keyboard that has a volume wheel so you don’t have to press several buttons just to regulate the sound of your speakers or headphones.

Extra Features

Some keyboards come with extra features such as USB ports, anti-ghosting capabilities, and even backlighting. Some even have built-in macro keys so you can program them to perform specific actions during gameplay. This can be helpful if you’re playing MMOs or RPGs where there are several keystrokes needed for certain actions or spells.

Advantages Of Wired Keyboards

  1. They’re easier to install – All you need to do is plug it into the USB port on your computer and you’re ready to go. You don’t have to install any software, configure any settings, or worry about batteries or charging it when its battery runs out. You just plug it in and start using it right away.
  2. They tend to be cheaper than wireless keyboards – Wired keyboards cost less than wireless ones because they don’t have the added feature of being wireless nor do they have the extra components such as a receiver and a battery that needs to be replaced after several months or years of use.
  3. They offer better performance – Since they don’t have any added features like a receiver, a wired keyboard is less likely to experience connection problems when gaming online with friends or working on important documents at work since there are fewer things that can go wrong with them compared with their wireless counterparts who could experience lag spikes as they try to connect with other devices in your home network especially if there are several wireless devices trying to connect at the same time.
  4. They’re easier to troubleshoot – If you encounter problems with a wired keyboard, all you have to do is plug it into another USB port on your PC and the problem should be solved. If there are problems with the keyboard itself, you can just get a replacement or have it repaired by the manufacturer so you don’t have to worry about buying another one or having to go through the hassle of connecting a wireless keyboard again.

Disadvantages Of Wired Keyboards

  1. They can be more susceptible to interference – Wireless keyboards are less susceptible than wired keyboards to interference from other devices that use wireless technology such as Bluetooth headsets and Wi-Fi routers since they already have receivers built-in that can filter out excess noise from other devices that use radio frequency signals such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, if there are many wireless devices in your home network, then it may be a good idea for you to get a wired keyboard instead especially if you plan on gaming online with friends since there’s no telling how many other people might try connecting their wireless devices at the same time creating interference that could cause your connection speed to slow down and even disconnection from online games or applications such as Skype which could lead to frustration during gameplay or work sessions.
  2. They tend not to last very long – Since wired keyboards don’t have any extra features like a receiver, they have fewer parts and components to keep up with. However, that doesn’t mean that they can last forever. Since they don’t have any moving parts like a mouse or a wireless keyboard does, there is a chance that your wired keyboard can stop working after several months or years of use since it depends on how well you take care of it.
  3. They tend to be bulky – Unlike wireless keyboards which are slimmer in design and weigh less than wired keyboards, some wired keyboards are quite bulky and heavy which could make them harder to carry around if you plan on traveling with them.


If nothing else has worked and you still can’t type properly, you may have to go back to the store and ask for a replacement keyboard. It’s unlikely that you can get your keyboard back to normal without any computer assistance as every keyboard is different. However, there are ways you can make the transition easier. Before you start using the keyboard, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the layout. This will help you to avoid the frustration of typing the wrong letters. Once you’re used to the layout and know where each key is, it should be smooth sailing.

Erik McKenzie
Erik is an expert in technology trends and writes tech tips on blogs. He has a passion for helping people understand new technologies and how they can be used to improve their lives.