US keyboard on UK MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Pascual, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Pascual macrumors newbie

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    My new 2011 MBA just arrived and I was surprised to see that the @ symbol is on the number 2 key at the top. Is the right? Is this just how the keyboards are or have I been given a US keyboard? Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    Yup, that's right for Mac computers. :)
     
  3. Pascual thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok that would make sense since this is my first time I have ever used a Mac :) Needless to say I'm doing a lot of poking around and seeing what stuff does
     
  4. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    If its the US keyboard.. make sure you drive it on the correct side of the road :)



    Nah, mate.. she's apples... All of those signs in the second row are above the numbers.... (Btw.. if you press the Alt/option key and then use keyboard it will give you more signs, e.g.: œ∑´®ƒ© etc.)

    Not really sure if this is the case on all keyboards (i.e. for PCs).. Sorry if I just discovered the hot water :)
     
  5. marrzie macrumors regular

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    Can you see if the alt option key allows ö ä and å keys as well? I really want à swedish keyboard but it seems whEn purchasing in the USA you are unable to configure with one. For 1000$ less I can live with it.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    With Lion you can just hold the key down to get the different options...

    Screen Shot 2011-07-29 at 15.46.48.png
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, You would have to change the language in system preferences / language and text preferences / input sources.

    When I have Irish Keyboard in System pref's I can do áéíóúÁÉÍÓÚ

    When I select Sweedish in Keyboard prefs I can do öäå without problem.




    Wow simpler still !!! Great stuff :)
     
  8. marrzie, Jul 29, 2011
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    marrzie macrumors regular

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    SWEET ! Thanks a lot for the info.

    So when you want to type ö ä or å ,first you would go and take care of system preferences / language and text preferences / input sources then you hold option key and hit
    o for ö
    a for ä
    and
    a for å ?
    Is this about right?
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    No you just hit the

    ; for ö
    ' for ä
    [ for å


    You can switch active languages with CMD+SPACE


    However the new hold key in Lion is just as easy an option.
     
  10. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    If there's a £ symbol over the 3, then it's a UK keyboard. All Macs have the @ over the 2.
     

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