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change keyboard layout in OS X 10.5. 500 points.

Posted on 2008-10-02
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hi experts

i've just been given a MacBook at work, running Mac OS X 10.5.5. i ran the set up, and selected my keyboard and language (both British/English/United Kingdom, can't remember which now, but all the same for this).

problem is, as a PC user, i really want the "@" symbol to be under the "'" (single quote/double quote) key, and the """ (double quote) symbol to be under the "2" key. also really want the "#" symbol under the "\" key. basically, i want a PC layout for the keyboard.

is there any way i can do this? i've tried the obvious, like trying to change it under "System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse" and "System Preferences > International" but it won't work. also tried running set up again by running:

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Setup Assistant.app\
/Contents/MacOS/Setup Assistant

but that didn't work either.

any suggestions?

thanks
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many thanks 3abqari, but i know all about the layout differences. the question in hand was how do i change from one to another.

while waiting for an answer i managed to find my own. if you go here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=383690&highlight=keyboard+layout

and look at the last post, you'll see a link to the following mac keyboard layout file:

http://www.andy-pearce.com/random/windows-uk.keylayout

download and copy that into /VOLUME/Library/Kayboard Layouts. restart, then go to international and input menu. you should then see in the list a new item (right at the bottom for me) - "windows-uk". check that and you're done (you may have to also select it in the keyboard input menu in your menu bar if you show it up there).

cheers
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