Is my keyboard wrong?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iWurzel, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. iWurzel macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Ok, I got my first ever Mac yesterday so apologies if this is a stupid question.

    I specified a British keyboard layout when I ordered my MacBook online.

    When it arrived, the @ symbol is on the number 2, and the " symbol is over by the enter key, which I always thought was the US keyboard layout.

    Or is this just an Apple thing that I have to learn to get used to having come from windows?

  2. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    That's how my keyboard is and has always been on Windows keyboards as well and I'm in the US. I actually never realized you Brits have different keyboards. lol!
  3. ReddDraggon macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    North Wales or Manchester
    I also specified a "British" keyboard, and have the same @ positioning.

    It's going to take a bit of getting used to, I pretty much touch type and I have passwords containing @, so I keep entering them wrong.
  4. iWurzel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    Lol, yeah I knew that was how it was on US keyboards which is why I didn't know whether or not it was the wrong keyboard in my MBP or just an Apple thing.

    In the UK, the @ symbol and the " symbol are switched when compared to a US keyboard.

    As another poster said, I touch type and it's going to take some getting used to! Especially as I use Windows PC's at work so have to change between the two!

    At least it would appear to be an Apple thing and not just the wrong keyboard in my MacBook!
  5. Sieben macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011

Share This Page