Difference between US and British keyboards

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  1. ying yang macrumors regular

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    I'm configuring a new MBP and I've come to the keyboard options. I usually always get the British one since I'm in Europe but I'm thinking of getting the US one if, in fact, two assumptions of mine are true.

    1. That the US one is the one with the full words written on the Command, Option keys etc. and also doesn't have the L shaped Return key.

    2. That the actual keys are in the same order no matter which one I get.

    Am I right?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Sort of. Side note: I HATE your keyboards. I'm SO used to using left Shift...

    The tilde key is up by the 1 key on the US keyboard, and the left Shift key is larger (What is the name of the key on the left of the 1 key on the UK keyboard?). There are small changes on the right side of the board, too.

    I kept hitting tilde instead of Shift when typing on one in Ireland... annoying, much? :D
     
  3. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    hi,
    there are some topics about this with photos of both keyboards.

    Tex
     
  4. ying yang thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's that one, whatever it's called.

    Below: The first one's the one I currently have and the second one is the one I want. Is that US layout exactly?

    Weirdly, the last time I bought a MBP the nice keyboard was on the box and the crappy one was on the computer itself for some reason.
     

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  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yeah, the unibody in that picture is the U.S. layout.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  7. ying yang thread starter macrumors regular

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    After growing up with Windows boards I still have to think a second or two about which key is Option. The full words will help.

    Thanks everybody.

    Edit: What is § btw? I can't see it on the US layout.
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  9. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    I still can't get used to the @ sign not being next to the enter key, I don't like how it and quotations marks have changed place on the BT keyboard.
     

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