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Really Sad Geany Error

  1. Jul 21, 2010 #1
    I've just started learning C++, using the book "C++ Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design" by D.S. Malik. I'm liking it so far, but there's one problem I'm having with my compiler, Geany.

    I was starting to write my first C++ program, and the program begins with comments, and the first line looks something like this:

    //******************************************

    So to do that, I went to Geany, put in two /'s, then held shift and 8, thus producing a line of *.

    Except, a second or two in, the *'s changed to 8's, and now I can't capitalize anything in Geany. Caps lock does not work, either.

    Obviously, everything works fine outside of Geany.

    I've consulted the manual to no avail, and this is the closest I've got to a programming resource, so...anyone know how to fix this rather lame problem?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2010 #2

    CRGreathouse

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    IDE, not compiler.


    Try tapping shift. That's often the problem. If not, close it and open it again; do you still see the problem?
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 #3
    True, my mistake.

    Well, I restarted and the problem's gone (and not recurring) so I guess things are fixed, although I still don't know what exactly happened.
     
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