Can I get US layout keyboard in UK from Apple?

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  1. lite426 macrumors regular

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    I will order online from UK Apple store. I want the US layout keyboard with wider shift key. Anyway I can?
     
  2. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Call the Apple Store
     
  3. Dekimasu macrumors regular

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    Dropdown menu "Keyboard and Documentation" on configuration page. You don't have to call.
     
  4. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Yup, you can if you call Apple. I've gotten nordic keyboard layout in the US this way before.
     
  5. Dekimasu macrumors regular

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    You don't have to call to get an alternate keyboard in the US either. The option is there on the configuration page when ordering online.
     
  6. lite426 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you Deki, don't know how I could've missed it!

    Anyone else prefer wider shift key like me? I prefer it because my pinky finger doesn't have to stretch so far (I touch type).
     
  7. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Wow, I have completely missed that as well...for the past 5 years!
     
  8. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Why would you do such a thing?! The UK-style return key is a borderline human right! :p

    [I only realised this after using a US MBP a while ago and found I hit \ each time I went for shift or return!]
     
  9. lite426 thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. lite426 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I just read that, that's actually exactly the problem I want to avoid by getting a US style keyboard! How did you end up hitting \ when going for shift?
     
  11. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Here is a UK/ISO keyboard (top) and a US keyboard (bottom):

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    When I press enter/return on a UK keyboard I hit the top of the button, which corresponds to the \ on the US keyboard (so on the US keyboard I always hit \).

    And for the specific question you asked, looking at the layouts I think I remembered incorrectly: I think I actually pressed enter/return when I went for shift.

    Either way it was bloody infuriating! Haha
     

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