Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


windows XP keyboard mapping

sometimes I think I don’t deserve a career in IT – I just spent a good half an hour completely stumped as to how to change the keyboard mapping from US to UK on a win XP box!

To do this, go to control panel ->regional and language options->languages->text services and input languages

obvious when you look at it, but could I find it?

archived comments

Thankyou I’ve just been struggling too.

Chris Parkinson 2007-03-12 20:29:53

Thank you. It’s not easy to find. I added English (Ireland) but had to remove the entry for US to get the correct mappings for @ and “.

Mick Ruddy 2007-05-09 22:19:24

Thanks, worked perfectly.

Carl Dennis 2008-01-18 16:02:16

Hi i am looking for the divide button on my laptop on a uk keyboard can you help ??

Robin 2009-07-25 00:43:00

Many thanks to you and to Mick Ruddy. I had tried adding the UK keyboard to my Dell previously, but thought I could switch between them – didn’t realize I had to delete the US keyboard before the UK one would work properly.

G Robert Thompson 2009-10-07 15:04:32

I rebuilt my PC a year ago and since then it thought it was US setting – despite the obvious regional settings pointing at the UK

The Key board was always mapped wrong so the @ sign was always at SHift-2

This info here fixed it – thats great – the simplest things make the world go round…

Thanks Dude

James 2009-10-17 11:01:19