17" MBP keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Addo, May 15, 2006.

  1. Addo macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    From what I can tell, the keyboard on a PB and a MBP look identical but could someone post up a picture of a UK MBP keyboard so that I can see the difference between a UK and a US keyboard layouts? I bought my MBP on a shopping expedition in New York last week and thinking of carrying out my own 'localisation' of the keyboard. My PB also came from the US so I'm used to using a US keyboard (for the past 2-3 years) I've seen someone selling the keycaps on Ebay in the past so I was toying with the idea of buying the extras to fit. It's just that if the keyboard layout is completely different it'll save me the effort of buying and fitting!

    Thanks muchly! :)
  2. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    The biggest problem you'll have is that the enter key is totally different. The US enter key is a straight key whereas the UK enter key is 2 keys tall and narrower (look at any other UK keyboard you may have lying around.)

    Other than that the UK keyboard is "pretty much" a US keyboard with a pound symbol over the number 3. I also believe the ~ is in a different place but the double quote key is still in the same place it is on a US keyboard (NOT above the number 2 where it belongs on a UK keyboard.)
  3. Kreamy macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2005
    It's freaking impossible to hit the return key without poking another key.

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