Doe anyone know where I can compare UK and US keyboards on the MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Balli, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Balli macrumors 6502

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    I was looking to buy a US machine when I go on holiday to Miami, but was just interested in seeing the difference in keyboard layouts for the MacBook Pros.
     
  2. funwithstuff macrumors newbie

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    The US keyboard has words instead of the ISO symbols for the modifier keys (except the command key) and for tab, delete, return, shift, enter etc. It's also got a rectangular return key, the backslash is above it to the right, and the tilde/grave is to the left of the 1, which makes more sense for Photoshop shortcuts. It's missing a key you'll never use (§). I'm Australian but I worked in the UK for a while; the UK keyboards always bugged me, but you get used to whatever you grow up with.

    Here's a pic. Can't find one of the UK layout right now.

    http://developer.apple.com/document...okG4/3_Input-Output/chapter_4_section_12.html
     
  3. codo macrumors 6502

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    It looks exactly the same on my MacBook (not pro) apart from 3 has the Pound (£) symbol in place of the hash (# - Hold Alt + 3 on UK keyboard).

    I have to say, one of my HUGE gripes with this thing is the fact that the @ key resides on the 2 and the " key resides where the @ key should be - It's just wrong! If Apple stuck the Pound symbol on, why couldn’t they put the @ key in the UK place... I always push one meaning the other, its just etched so deep into my brain.

    That and the annoying god-awful idol CPU sound.
     
  4. Balli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you guys so much.

    Btw, I didn't know your 'Enter' button was so small...
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    It took me sooooo long to get used to that but now I get frustrated with the UK layout.
     
  6. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Living between the UK and US, I was often asked which cultural differences were most notable.

    The "@" is most notable.
     

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