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New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

Q: New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

I have a Dell M Laptop that has New different function like keys laptop (: Help! keyboard has old keyboard? layout, served me quite well for several years I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did For example with the new keyboard all the F F F etc keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia brightness antennae toggle and so on My old keyboard New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (: didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (: keyboard they simply do not work In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (: actually say Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all but I m not sure Also I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually Can anybody help nbsp

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A: New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.
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A:keyboard function keys

Hi, What is your HP 15 Notebook  ? Did you upgrade/downgrade your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:
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Sorry ..actually the keys were there ( I failed to notice them  as they are printed in a very small font and dull ..
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the keyboard should have come with the software to do that with. If not go to Microsoft page and download it.
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A:mac keyboard function keys on windows?

Key mapping is typically a function of the keyboard drivers/software. The name brand models (ie: Logitech, Microsoft, etc.) have this built into their software/drivers. There isn't a Windows feature or standalone/freeware option that I'm aware of.
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A:Trying to set up function keys on the Logitech keyboard

Hello dc2000,

Take a look here: Can I change fn key settings?

Hope this helps,
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What kind of problem is this?

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Try this:

Microsoft Link

You should have got some software with the keyboard.......
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Did you install the intellitype software?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920

On my laptop, the positioning of the Fn key is reallly annoying. Is is possible to make the Fn key act like pressing control and vice versa? That would make it much easier for me to press control shift escape to open task manager.

Yes it is. google keyboard remapping software
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A:Wierd laptop keyboard layout

Try pressing the num lk button in the upper right of the screen shot along with the same key that allows you to select the other keys that are shown in a box .

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A:missing keyboard layout for new keyboard

If you want to go through the trouble and create the layout yourself, you can try this.

I think that may be your only choice. Have you looked on the keyboard manufacturers website to see if they have the layout for download?
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Hi bj nick,

Perhaps this will help: Reinstalling a key on a Toshiba laptop.

-- Tom
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Welcome to TSG....

First thing it is advisable to not put your email address on any forum reason why spam bots just love them and you will most likely get a lot of spam. If you go back to that post and click edit then you can remove it.

Second with a non-working keyboard there are several things you can do.

1. Install a new keyboard yourself - a real pain especially if you never did this before

2. Try an external keyboard if the laptop has a PS/2 connector for it or a USB keyboard.

3. Contact HP and if the laptop is still under warranty they will tell you where to take it and if it is not under warranty they will still tell you where to take it.<g>
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A:Keys on laptop keyboard won't work?

I had a HP that had similar problems, and it was indeed a bad keyboard. Luckily for me it was still under warranty. For low tech cleaning, you might try some compressed air to blow out dust/hair etc around the keys. If it is a bad keyboard, you may be able to replace it yourself.
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If you removed the keys and cannot put them back, I think you are not eligible to exchange it as defective... you broke it. Please provide the manufacturer and model number so we can help you find a replacement keyboard and service information.
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A:Some keys on laptop keyboard not working

What operating system does it have XP,Vista ,W7?
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A:[SOLVED] can not see Keyboard function in Vista on Laptop

Hi -

Check the device manager for any red/yellow flags. Expand the keyboard branch in Device manager and un-install ALL. Right-click on each, select uninstall. Then re-boot; Vista will re-install the drivers.

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Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad

I've had this strange problem since couple of weeks. Some days certain alphabet keys stop functioning properly, I have to hit it hard to get them to work while after a while of hard hitting keys, it starts functioning properly & I've seen this happening to Space Bar too. Currently, I've issue with Space Bar alone. I've to hard hit space bar or hit it multiple times to get it functioning.

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A:Cant Use English UK Keyboard Layout

In the 'Language' window try add new language, going to United Kingdom, then just go to English, scroll to the bottom and press English. This shouldn't say extended next to it.
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Hi not sure if I got the right forum but,

I just reformated my HD and when I started everything up again I realised my Keyboard Layout was US, is there any easy way to change it back to Irish without reformating again?

It's mainly the "@ keys that are bugging me

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I have moved from the US to Germany and would now like to swap my keyboard to German in order to be able to use the "umlauts" needed over here...
Can someone point me to a site were I can buy them? (Yes I know that I can change the layout in windows, however it is really confusing to get an z while typing y...)



A:Need Keyboard with German layout

Hello Johannes

I do not know which Portege notebook you have but Googling around I am pretty sure you can find keyboard with German layout. Second solution to this is to contact nearest authorized service provider. They can order the right keyboard for you.

Oh yes, the one more thing: check eBay. There you can find so many hardware components for different notebook models.
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Is it possible to change the keyboard layout without re-installing? By mistake I selected US international when setting up Windows XP. I would like to change it to UK / British. Is there a way to do this?



A:Changing keyboard layout in XP

control panel/keyboard
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I am using a XP pro sp3 and yesterday I just installed a Japanese Office 2007. The Office 2007 runs with out any problem.

The only problem I having is that my Computer doesn't recognize my Japanese keyboard. It is using a English keyboard layout on my Japanese keyboard.

I did change the setting at "Regional and Language" to recognize Japanese keyboards. But it is as if my XP only has the standard keyboard in it and no other.

Do I have to reinstall the XP again?
Is there a other way to make my PC recognize a Japanese Keyboard?

Thank You

A:Keyboard layout problem

hmm... Its just a guess, but I would wonder if you would need to install some kind of Japanese language pack ? I remember turning all these languages off (that's all I really know about them), but I'm wondering if one of the functions of the language packs would be to enable the keyboard to be used for other languages ?
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Hi I have Win Family Premium It looks like it's the french version I bought it in Quebec which makes sense The PC has accounts one for each member of my family For some reason I can't set my default keyboard layout to quot French Canada quot At the moment I have the keyboard icon in my taskbar If I click it three options are displayed French Canada Traditional French Canada and Show Language bar By default Traditional French is selected which is what annoys me If set Can't default keyboard layout my I right-click it and click on Settings I get the quot Services de texte et de langues quot dialog It says that my default input language is French Canada It is the only option in the select box e g French Traditional is not there Also in the Can't set my default keyboard layout quot Installed services quot box in the lower left again only French Canada in installed language and keyboard layout Sometimes when I boot the PC the keyboard icon is NOT in the taskbar and I do have the French Canada layout loaded I'm wondering if that has anything to do with what member of my family logs in first Most of the time though the icon is there and French Traditional is loaded by default My goal to ALWAYS have ONE AND ONLY ONE keyboard layout French Canada Since it's not even shown in the quot Services de texte et de langues quot dialog I have to idea how to remove the French Traditional one Thanks

A:Can't set my default keyboard layout

If you want to change the default selected language | Keyboard Layout - Change

If you want to remove an additional language input:

In the start menu type Change Keyboards.
Click Change keyboards.
Select the Keyboard you want to remove by clicking on it, then click the Remove button to the right.
Confirm both windows and you're done .
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Hello, i've been using windows 8.1 for a little time in my new Sony notebook. First, i used windows 8 and had no problems, my keyboard layout was the correct one (Spanish - Latin Am?rica, 'cause i'm from argentina). But after an upgrade to windows 8.1, the default layout was set to Traditional Spanish wich does not suit the layout I see on my keyboard, signs are misplaced. I went to the control panel and under the idioms settings i set Latin American layout to my keyboard, but even with the correct configuration (checked with the layout image that is shown in the configuration menu), signs like ? and @ are still misplaced. What can I do? It really piss me when i try to write something and realise that it's not where it should be. Thanks in advance, and sorry for my bad English.

Thank you!

A:Keyboard layout cannot be changed

This is what I read:

There is a small change to the Control Panel in Windows 8 that involves splitting the Region and Language applet into two separate applets. This makes changing your keyboard layout a little more tricky than previous versions of Windows.

How to Change Your Keyboard Layout in Windows 8
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My keyboard layout has been changed after using a new computer. " and @ has switched places and my hex has turned into ?. Is there a way to fix this problem? Thank you.

A:Keyboard Settings/Layout

Check you language options (control panel)
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I recently replaced my laptop's keyboard, but it has a slightly different layout for the bottom row of keys. The left shift is much larger and the first key from the left shift is 'z' and the '\' has been moved near the right shift. So, this means all the keys in the UK layout on the bottom row have moved one space to the right. I can't find the corresponding layout. I am running Win7 on a Vostro 1520.

Here's a picture of the Keyboard.

Thanks for all help in advance!
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Hey everyone!

I am using an alternative keyboard layout (NEO 2.0) and I would like to know how to change the default keyboard layout so that I don't have to change it each time I open a new window!

Hope s.o. knows something about that!!

A:Using an alternative Keyboard layout - HELP!

Quote: Originally Posted by luma

Hey everyone!

I am using an alternative keyboard layout (NEO 2.0) and I would like to know how to change the default keyboard layout so that I don't have to change it each time I open a new window!

Hope s.o. knows something about that!!

Don't know what Neo 2.0 is, but keyboard layouts can be added in Configuration -> Country and language

Good luck
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I just rebooted my desktop with windows xp from 2000 and now the keyboard layout is wrong. the " and @ are the wrong way around (i have a UK keyboard) and i can't find anything online to fix it! i downloaded intellitype but it did nothing at all to anything ever im sure! what do i need to download to correct the layout to UK settings on my computer?

A:Keyboard layout issue

If that is the MS intellitype software, uninstall it and then reinstall to choose uk instead
of any other country. Try a fresh download when doing this. The first download may be
incomplete to some degree causing this.
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I use US Dvorak as my primary keyboard, but I type most of my passwords in standard US QWERTY layout. In Vista, I can change the icon for the different keyboard layouts so at a glance I can tell if I am in the correct keyboard layout when I'm in, for example, a password field where I can't see what I type. Is there any way to do this in XP? Does anyone know of any programs that would accomplish the same thing?


(If this is in the wrong forum, then please move it. However, I believe that this is the correct place)

A:XP Keyboard Layout Icon

I assume you mean this (Look by the task bar)?
It can also look like this (Look at the top)
If so, then you can find instructions for that here:
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I have an Italian version of windows vista, and so the keyboard and language settings are naturally in Italian. But for a particular music notation software I've just bought, I need to change my keyboard temporarily to English (U.S.).
English is installed by default as a second language on my pc, but for some reason there is no keyboard layout button on the task bar. How can I get the button to appear? (I have already followed the advice given on the Microsoft site, to no avail).
Hope someone out there can help me.

A:No keyboard layout button

I believe by right clicking on the task bar, going to toolbars and selecting 'Language Bar' it will appear on your task bar.

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I am having a Japanese keyboard but english layout tried everything any solution ?
( I am not talking about the input method, I am talking about the physical layout of the keys on the keyboard)

A:Wrong Keyboard Layout

Please check the 'similar Topics' links that appear below your post. This one in particular may be useful

I understand English is probably not your first language, but unfortunately, it is not clear from your post exactly what your problem is. The posts in the link I give above cover many problems people have with Japanese keyboards and the ability to switch backward and forward between them. Most if not all problems seem to have a solution, so hopefully you also will find one that helps you in that long series of posts. Good luck.
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Hi all, I'm having a major stress. I don't know why it's happened but my keyboard has gone from UK layout to US (the @ and " positions have swapped as have |#|).

I've spent ages looking for help on this forum and others, googled the h*** out of the sucka, but I can't work out how to get it back. My main problem can be seen from the screenshot below (I hope).

As you can see, for some reason I have no default keyboard layouts. What can I do to get them back, reinstall them or what ever so my layout is restored to UK. I'd rather not have to install a 3rd party app, and I'm comfortable with writing something to the registry if need be.

I've also noticed during this that I can't see the language bar, and can't restore it.

I'm running windows 7 home prem, with sp1 (aparently all the latest updates).

Appreciate your help


A:No Default Keyboard Layout

valveless, welcome to!

You just need to click on the Add button on that window and select
English (United Kingdom) - Keyboard - United Kingdom

Language bar is not available yet, because you do not have any input languages installed. Use the method I described to add languages, and after that language bar can be available.

More detailed information is available as a Tutorial.
Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove
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I have an Envy x360 with a Danish keyboard. The key for < and > does not work properly. Instead of firing angle brackets it fires ctrl.My only chance to type < and > is typing via the virtual keyboard, which is rather cumbersome when you write html :-( I went to the store where I bought it and tried their demo model. It has the same defect...
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Is there any software which will allow you to switch between any keyboard layout you want on the fly? I mean, the one built into windows honestly sucks. It will randomly switch back to the default layout whenever you stop typing. So, can anyone point me towards a good piece of software, or can anyone tell me why the built in one doesn't work properly?