Reconfiguring a keyboard

vbimport

#1

I’m just wondering how you reconfigure a computer keyboard.
The keypads have swapped functions so @ is now " and \ is now in the place of the hash bar. oh and pound sign has been replaced by #. There presumably is a straightforward way of realligning things isn’t there?


#2

This is a regional setting problem. Open Control Panel->Regional and Language Options->Languages Tab->Details… and change your default input langauge from UK to US (or vice versa). You may need your windows install disk if this langauge is not already installed.

Slainte

midders


#3

Not so straightforward. You have to hack the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout or you can use one of the freeware programs like http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/map-any-key-to-any-key-on-windows-xp-vista/ or Keytweak.


#4

[QUOTE=Whappo;2465883]Not so straightforward. You have to hack the registry[/QUOTE]
I disagree; unless you’re using a custom-made keyboard which I doubt, then one of the pre-defined keyboard layouts will suffice.

I’m currently using a Microsoft Basic keyboard with US-English layout; the differences between this keyboard and a UK-English one include: @ and " swapped, # instead of poundsign etc.


#5

If this has just happened, you should be able to solve it by doing a [B]System Restore. [/B]

Click the [B]Start[/B] button and open the list of [B]Programs[/B]…find [B]Accessories[/B] > [B]System Tools[/B] > [B]System Restore[/B]. Just follow the instructions from this point…don´t go too far back, but only to say a day before the keyboard went crazy.


#6

[QUOTE=midders;2466218]I disagree; unless you’re using a custom-made keyboard which I doubt, then one of the pre-defined keyboard layouts will suffice.

I’m currently using a Microsoft Basic keyboard with US-English layout; the differences between this keyboard and a UK-English one include: @ and " swapped, # instead of poundsign etc.[/QUOTE]

My answer was for the general question “how do you reconfigure a keyboard”.