I have two keyboards plugged into my computer, a Rosewill RK-11003 via USB and a Dell QuietKey RT7D5TJW via PS/2. Each computer works on its own, I was dissatisfied with the Rosewill for coding so I picked up the Dell at a Salvation Army the other day; liked the way it typed.
Anyway, the Rosewill is temperamental. Sometimes when I press the Alt key on the left side of the keyboard to do an Alt code (I often find myself needing Alt-130, é) it works, but normally not. The Alt key on the right side is almost always in working condition, I just seem to forget its existence.
On the Dell, both Alt keys work 100% of the time irregardless of the side. I just got it today, so I know that it's not "interfering" somehow.
My main question is this: why is the Alt key on my keyboard so tempremental on only one side of the keyboard when trying to do an Alt code?