US keyboard on laptop

  Wayneh 20:30 03 Nov 2005

Hi there,
we are thinking of getting a new laptop for use at college and have the opportunity to get one with a good spec but it has a US (American)keyboard on it!
How easy are these to change to english if possible or what are the main differences

many thanx

  PaulB2005 20:35 03 Nov 2005

US keyboards are bigger and louder than UK ones.

Seriously though. The differences are minimal. A few characters swap places. Not sure how to change the keys to UK - you could prise a few off and swap them round - at your risk.

You can get stickers to go over the top of the old keys and change the language settings....

Question - why does it have a US keyboard? Are you importing it from the US?

  VoG II 20:36 03 Nov 2005

There won't be a £ or a € key.

  meofcourse03 21:35 03 Nov 2005

I have an american keyboard too, i don't have too many problems. You can change the settings for the keyboard and if you are working in a word processing document you can change it from there in options i think. The only difference is that the @ sign is above the 2 and possibly your pound sign might be in a different place but you can find the symbol you need in the drop down menu options. You might need your origianl disc to amend settings but i would'nt bother too much. Its annoying at first especially when you type in am email address and the @ is else where. good luck

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Turn a photo into 16-bit pixel art

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?