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Q: Need to change keyboard from azerty to qwerty.

I ordered a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series laptop. I live in Belgium so the keyboard is AZERTY. Despite repeated requests to QWERTY keyboard, Dell refused to change it saying AZERTY is standard and cannot be customized. ANyway, so can I just pop out the keys and replace them physically? I know i can put stickers, but thats a last resort.

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A: Need to change keyboard from azerty to qwerty.

if you can get the keys off without causing any damage, please be careful. Some keys are not the same at all. The alphabetic ones can be changed.

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Hi I am about to buy a new x360 laptop, but here in France they are all using AZERTY configuration. Is there a way to replace the keyboard configuration just after? Is is safe/easy to do and is it easy to find QWERTY keyboard set (at HP support for instance?) Thanks

A:Replacing keyboard set (from AZERTY to QWERTY)

Hi @mclarenfan, In this case do you need replace the keyboard.Check service maintenance guide page 43:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04807803  I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !Im a volunteer in the HP Forum !

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My friend has a QWERTY keyboard and would like to have an AZERTY on-screen keyboard. Also, he does not want the on-screen keyboard to come up every time he re-boots.

Is there any way of doing this please?

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Any ideas on how best to do this? I can get keyboard stickers but they will look a little tacky or a new laptop keyboard however lenovo's website in Australia doesnt seem to list these parts for sale (The model number I would need is 39T0958) I have already changed the setting in XP so that it believes that it is a US board Your thoughts would be appreciatedMessage Edited by Runnamuck on 08-28-2008 08:40 AM


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A:Converting from AZERTY to QWERTY keyboard on Lenov...

Welcome to the forum! Have you tried locating the keyboard that you're looking for on eBay? Z61 shares the keyboard with T6x and R6x units of the same screen size...that shouldn't be much of a problem. Good luck.

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I have a Yoga 3 14 with azerty keyboard and I want to replace that with a qwerty keyboard, a physical one not just to change Windows settings or anything like that. So my question is; do I have to do anything else besides get the qwerty keyboard and replace the current keyboard with it (yes, I'm fully capable of doing that)  or do I also need to do some BIOS confiqurations or something like that?

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i have a laptop with an azerty keyboard,
i wish to install an english version of xp pro

how do i do the install please

laptop hdd is empty

thanks guys

A:azerty keyboard

stapletonpound said:

i have a laptop with an azerty keyboard,
i wish to install an english version of xp pro

how do i do the install please

laptop hdd is empty

thanks guysClick to expand...

first off, install the OS. Then see if you can change it in keyboard settings. Try setting the keyboard to a French layout, instead of the default USA.

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Hello everyone,I want to change my UK keyboard to a french azerty keyboard on my Thinkpad p51 but I can't find any place to buy one...Could you help ? Thanks

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First sorry I don't speak well English.
I have a problem with my PC model: http://www.toshiba.fr/discontinued-p...ite-c55-a-15e/
The keyboard doesn't work and I want to change it.

I have two questions:

1- I searched but did not find where I can buy the keyboard.

2- There is not a French Azerty on my PC. Maybe belgium Azerty or other??? I don't know.
Is it possible to change the version of the keyboard.

Keyboard Ref : MP11B56B0-5281B

Thank you.

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Hi, I recently purchased a Pavilion 15-bc203nd. This notebook has a AZERTY keyboard. This keyboard however has a strange/wrong layout compared to a normal azerty key board: a right CTL key is missing, the < key is on the wrong place, my return key is too small etc. See this picture as comparison:   Is it possible to get a notebook with a correct AZERTY keyboard, or is this just the way it is with HP notebooks and should I return it? Kind regards. 

A:AZERTY keyboard has wrong layout

Please click the below link which might help you resolve the issuehttp://sharpkeys.codeplex.com/ Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,KNRKAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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Hi,I'm soon going to buy a Y540 laptop on the french website and I wanted to know if there was any option for a QWERTY keyboard ? I also wanted to ask if it was possible to ship in hungary (where I am based) if I buy the laptop from the french website?Thanks a lot.

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Dear all,  I have an AZERTY keyboard which does not look like any other azerty keyboard so i have not been able to get the exact software keyboard that matches the physical keyboard of the laptop. Please find the image below.

A:The right language setting for my strange azerty keyboard

Hi!, @Elite_B: Welcome, to Forum !. Can you, see ? ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/8499326/model/9111887/document/c0373893...

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Hello, When looking for a replacement to switch from a US to an Azerty BE backlit keyboard, 2 different references appear:- NBL KBD,BE,DFN - 01HW247- NBL KBD,BE,CHY - 01ER957 What's the right one or what's the difference? Thank you for helping. 


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A:Several references found for a P51 Azerty Belgian keyboard: which one is the right one?

Two different suppliers of the keyboard.  Darfon (I think) and Chicony.  There may be some differences in exact "feel" or other aspects, but the base functions should be the same.

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Brandnew HP Envy x360 with Belgian azerty keyboard The key 2 positions right to the spacebar, marked as <>\ does not generate those values, but generates the code for the CTRL key instead. This can not be a virus or other issue, as this is a "just out of the box" fresh system. I really suspect a "Bug" here in the testing of the azerty layout for this particular model The keyboard driver layout is the standard one provided with the OS by microsoft, called "Belgian Azerty decimal point"The operatings system is on the latest patch levelThe HP drivers are on the latest patch level I guess this must be declared as "a problem" and not an "incident" Cheers,Stefan

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Hi all

I would like to buy a new US keyboard and replaces my old dirty french one (qwertz) with it.
Since the US keyboard (qwerty) has less characters than the French Keyboard (qwertz), I am wondering if the connector on my laptop is compatible ?
Thanks for your help

Model: satellite pro S500-10D bought in Switzerland.

A:Changing keyboard from qwertz into qwerty

I have changed keyboard several times and connector is always the same. Just be sure you will order right keyboard. I mean keyboard for S500 model.

Do you want to exchange keyboard alone?
Can you do this?

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I was just in the middle of writing a rather large and important assignment (using Microsoft word 2008) for an English Class when a peculiar thing happened...

It seems as though whenever I go to type an apostrophe this - ? - pops up instead. It's the same for these other keys;

< = '
> = "
/ = ?
? = ?
[ = (nothing)
{ = ??
] = ? (lower case)
} = (upper case)

Can someone please tell me what is going on?

A:[SOLVED] !Please help! QWERTY keyboard problem

Hi. . .

I would suggest that you go into Device Manager and un-install all of the drivers related to the keyboard. Vista will re-install them upon re-boot.

START | type dev into the start search box - select Device manager uptop.

Expand the keyboard tree and un-install the drivers 1-by-1 until they are gone. Then re-boot.

Good Luck to you. . .



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Hi, so i was busy doing stuff on my pc when suddenly my keyboard changed from AZERTY to QUERTY.
I've tried everything to get it back to azerty, changing the region thing and such but nothing worked.
PLEASE help me
PS I use windows 8

A:My keyboard suddenly changed to QWERTY

Though this procedure is for W 7, try it

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I have tablet and the only keyboards I can use are the split keyboard and the one keyboard the does not have the numbers on the top row. The QWERTY keyboard icon is there but is greyed out. I cannot add any third party programs. It is windows 8.1 Enterprise. The password complexity rules make it very difficult not to use the QWERTY keyboard.

Thanks in advance.


A:QWERTY Keyboard Disabled at logon screen

Who manufactured this keyboard and what model is it? Do you have Legacy USB enabled in the bios?

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When trying to configure the new XPS 13 (9360) on the Belgian webshop with an Internal US/International Qwerty Backlit Keyboard, an error about compatibility gets displayed. This error makes us unable to order the notebook. 
Error message : 
"Compatibility Instructions

The selection - Palmrest for Belgium, Czech/Slovak, French, German, Italian, N-EEUR, Portugal, Spanish, Swiss, Turki is incompatible with Toetsenbord(=Keyboard)"

I have noticed the same error exists on other European webshops that offer the option to pick an Internal US/International Qwerty Backlit Keyboard. Any news on when this gets fixed?

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Hi guys,i will be gratefull if somebody can help me!wel i did format my lenovo laptop G530 and installed w7 ultimate on it,everything did fine with all drivers till now so far,but the big problem is the kboard {qwerty}when i go to control panel to change to belgium{us} or english united states doenst match a few caracters as backslash,forward slash,traces,points,commas and so one,and my question is:does somebody know how to set this right?because im tired to try everything in qwerty without no luck at all,i buied this laptop hier in belgium!
Thank you all.

A:Lenovo G530 keyboard qwerty belgium issue

Although there are two languages and several keyboard layouts in Belgium you would probably have a French Belgian keyboard.

Control panel > regional and language > keyboards and languages > general > installed services > add > and select either Belgian Comma or Belgium French as matches your keyboard.

Then remove the prior inappropriate entry(ies) and OK your way out.

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how can you type a ":" with a azerty keyboard in the repair console where it looks like it is all querty but i think it is still different from querty because i tried everything.
i need it to copy a file

A:how to type a ":" with a azerty keyboard in the repair console

If your keyboard is similar to this:
Belgian keyboard layout
The colon seems to be below the L key to the right.

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Hi guys, Something really strange started happening two days ago. Out of the blue the following keys stopped working: GHBackspaceWindows [email protected]' The laptop is a couple of years old and a bit dusty, so I took it to the local shop to get the keyboard replaced and cleaned. Seemed to be working fine when I left the shop. Then, a little while ago the space key and P stopped. Five minutes later they started working again but ctrl stopped and N is temperamental. I haven't spilt anything on it or knocked it. Any ideas what's going on?

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Hello, As the title says, I'm hoping that there will be an AZERTY version of this laptop coming in the future. If so when will it get released? It has the perfect configuraion for a good price, but the only downside for me is the QWERTY keyboard  Thanks!

A:Will there be an AZERTY version of the HP Pavilion 15-bc031n...

@Densetsu? What country??? REO

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hi there

I just reinstalled my windows XP Home edition
And after the installation you normaly get some tinny arena near your timer in the right corner down.For changing between qwerty and azerty - ok i put it on azerty but i forgot to remove qwerty.And yeah i closed the bar and now i cant change my type from qwerty to azerty without that bar.So how can i change it back to azerty

i hope somebody can help me with this little hard thing
sorry for my bad english


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Q: qwerty

Hi , can someone please tell me how to get a not sure if it is a bullet mark ie 2 4 a dot in the middle of 2 and 4 , on a qwerty keyboard bit embarrased asking this , ive tried every combination , thanks


Originally Posted by Bosslady

Hi , can someone please tell me how to get a not sure if it is a bullet mark ie 2 4 a dot in the middle of 2 and 4 , on a qwerty keyboard bit embarrased asking this , ive tried every combination , thanks

To create a 'bullet' character:
? make sure NumbersLock is on
? press and hold Alt
? enter 0149 on the numeric keypad
? release Alt

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I am looking at buying the 15-bn070wm laptop that walmart carries with the realtree design. The laptop does not come with a backlit keyboard and I was curious if there is a way that I could purchase a ugraded backlit keyboard and install it I know some models have the backlight connector under the keyboard but they just do not come with them installed? If so what model keyboard should I purchase and would the laptop follow the HP pavilion 15 series disassembly steps?

A:X0S19UA-Change keyboard to backlit keyboard

Hi, It is much better and cheaper to buy this option now because backlit keyboard alone won't work, you need a motherboard which have ports for you to connect those lights. Buy this option now may cost you say $50, replace it later may cost you ten times or more and in many cases not-workable. Regards.

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Okay ive seriously tried righting this 5 times now and IE keeps closing so must be fastness

I dont have a good virus remover that can detect qwerty and all its frigan programs so the only thing i have is a scanner that can detect them. *stop sign*
Ive been using the directories that are infected to go and search through the folders and deleting each program till i have 0 but ive deleted over 1000 of them and they just keep comeing back.

ive seen bunches of forums with this exact problem *qwetry,major pop ups of virus detection software and crap and loads of pron T_T* and i know i have to give you my logs and stuff to help me BUT i dont have HiJackThis.

So if someone can plz help me it would be greatly appreciated. Ty

A:Qwerty removal T.T god help me...or some one smarter then me =]

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I'm interested in learning Dvorak and I'm wondering if it's possible to be a fast typist at both Dvorak and qwerty. In other words, if I find myself constantly switching between the two will I be able to maintain a good typing speed on both layouts? Or is the human brain just not meant to know 2 keyboards at once?

A:Can one be good at qwerty AND dvorak at once?

Totally dependent on your own level of skill and adapability.

It will vary between individuals to such a large degree, there is no way we could make any reasonable attempt to assist you.

The only clue is, that you have to ask does suggest a lack of confidence and perhaps a lower chance of success, but thats an outside view.

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QWERTY Compact keyboard is designed for a Mobile PC.


It's a keypad for comfortable typing.


Mihail Molin

GenTrans Tech.

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Hi you guys!I am very interested in buying this product, but I was wondering if there was a way to order it with an Italian qwerty, since it's really vital for me.Thanks a lot in advance,Cristina

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Today while typing in notepad, the keyboard suddenly switched from Dvorak keyboard layout to Qwerty. Yesterday Opera did it. Before Opera did it, Open Office did it. When I close the offending program Dvorak is restored.

I am NOT using the language bar and do not have qwerty set as a default layout, Only dvorak.

Is anybody else having this problem and/or know how to prevent it?

A:win 7 64bit RC randomly switches from Dvorak to Qwerty

Try using ctrl-shift. If that causes your keyboard to switch that might be your culprit, not capricious randomness.

I use Qwerty and Dvorak key layouts and this switches between them. Tried to configure with the Regionalization control panel and that doesn't seem to remap this keystroke. It's definitely inconvenient for spreadsheet users.

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I'm using Office 2008 on my MacBook, and I use the Dvorak keyboard layout.

A couple of days ago, Word decided that only the left half of my keyboard was Dvorak, at least for shortcuts. This means that if I want bold text (Cmd + B, which is Cmd + N on a QWERTY keyboard), it opens a new document.

It works fine if I switch to Dvorak + QWERTY commands, but this doesn't work in all applications, and is quite frustrating.

I've tried deleting Normal.dotm, but it doesn't seem to have helped.

Any ideas?

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How can I change "Change Between Keyboard Input Languages" keys? By default it is "Alt+Shift" and I like to change it.

Thank you.

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Hi there,

My laptop is becoming unusable due to constant freezing, blue screens, etc.
Also, my qwerty row of keys frequently stops working, although "t" and "y" keys always work.
I had some problems a while back and had help here via combofix, gmer, etc. Problems were fixed back then.

Also, I have limited internet access this week, so please be patient with my late replies.
Thank you so much for the help.

Not sure if this will help, but this is my latest gmer log:

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-02-13 18:53:50
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-3 Hitachi_HTS721080G9SA00 rev.MC4OC10H
Running: 9rsfdthh.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\MARCOS~1.CIS\LOCALS~1\Temp\uflcikow.sys
---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT Lbd.sys (Boot Driver/Lavasoft AB) ZwCreateKey [0xF785387E]
SSDT Lbd.sys (Boot Driver/Lavasoft AB) ZwSetValueKey [0xF7853BFE]

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

AttachedDevice \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Ip avgtdix.sys (AVG Network connection watcher/AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
AttachedDevice \Driver\Kbdclass \Device\KeyboardCl... Read more

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A friend has just taken delivery of a new computer and he is trying to set the computer up for the keyboard to type UK English, it is presently set to American. I know there is a facility to do this as I had the same problem and managed to resolve it, however I cannot remember how it was done, can anyone help. His operating system is Windows Media Centre Edition.

Thank you.


A:How to change keyboard

hello ,

did you try useing the language toolbar ?

you access it by right clicking the taskbar & then selecting (toolbars) then a drop down menu will show

then select language toolbar


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I have an older keyboard w/o a Windows key. I read somewhere once on how to convert one of the extra ALT keys to serve as a Window key.

Anyone know the answer?

A:Keyboard change

Well, CTRL-ESC is the same thing as the Windows key. That's what I use on keyboards that don't have it.

I suppose you could try doing a keyboard mapping and making one of the ALT keys into a CTRL-ESC macro... I'm not sure how well that would work though.

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Hi,My Lenovo Yoga C930 has been bought in the US. My keyboard is therefore using hte US layout.Is it possible to swap the keyboard (or the relevants keys) with the French version ? I mean changing the keyboard itself (HW), not changing Windows configuration to us the French layout. Thanks for your support Baptiste

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My keyboard is currently using a U.S. key config I think, this is resulting in different characters appearing than is on the keys. The " and @ symbols arent on the keys they that have them printed on them.

Can anyone tell me how to change it back?

I have windows XP with SP2.


A:change keyboard from us to uk?

Control Panel - Regional and Language - Languages - Text Services and Input Languages - Details - Settings.

Set the default language . Set the keyboard under Installed Services.

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I by my HP DV7 in France with a AZERTY keyboard layout. Now I return to my homeland - Portugal and I want to know if it is possible to change my AZERTY keyboard to a QWERTY portuguese layout keyboard? Even that meens to by the keyboard as a spare part. Best regards 

A:Change Keyboard

Hi, Please use part number on page 38 of the first manual on the following link:        http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/4247665/model/5... Manual also shows you how to replace the keyboard on page 65. Regards.

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Hi,I have a new HP Notebook 15AC151SA with a QWERTY keyboard.I want to change this keynoard with a french AZERTY keyboard.What's model have I to take for no making mistake? Regards 

A:Change the keyboard

Hi, Please try from software (Windows) first    https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-change-from-qwerty-to-azerty Regards.

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spilled milk on the keyboard and it no longer works

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Hi everyone.
Is it easy or possible to change a ps2 plug on a keyboard to a usb plug?
Does a usb keyboard need a driver?

Cheers Colin

A:keyboard change

You can buy PS2 - USB adaptors for keyboards and mice. However sometimes they seem to be proprietary by manufacturer. I have inthe past had problems with the adapters manufactured by Logitec while trying to use them on other brands of keyboards and mice. As for changing the plug (and keyboard cord) itself youwould be better off buying a new inexpensive usb keyboard for between $15 and $20 US.

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Is it possible in WinXP to change one of the keys on my keyboard? I have a notebook that does not have a ctrl key on the right side of the keyboard and I want to change the Insert key to ctrl. The insert key is where the ctrl should be and I rarely use it. If it is possible to change it, please tell how or point me to a tutorial ont his. Thanks for any help.


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Any advice would be helpful? I have a Toshiba Satellite and ordered a new keyboard. I've never cracked open a laptop before and I'm a bit nervous about it.

A:Anyone ever change a laptop keyboard?


I think you'll find what you need here: http://www.irisvista.com/

Take care!

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Is there a way to globally change keyboard shortcuts in Windows. For example if I would like to have CTRL+D as copy instead as CTRL+C. So that it would be changed in every application (globally) that uses CTRL+C as copy.

I know of third party software that can do this but I wwant to be able to set it from Windows. Even if it's some registry hack or something. As long as it is possible on a clean install WinXP install.


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I have bought a new computer with Windows 7 Premium Home 64-bit OS pre-installed. I made the mistake of specifying my keyboard type as US during the initial setup. I need to change it to Japanese type. I followed the steps mentioned in the help documentation to select the desired keyboard type after clicking the Change Keyboard button on the Keyboard Settings window. But it did not work. I am unable to enter Japanese text through my keyboard. Kindly help!

A:How can I change the keyboard type


1.) Click your Start Orb
2.) Click Control Panel
3.) In "Category" mode, click "Change Keyboards or other input methods" below Clock, Language, and Region
4.) On the small screen that pops up, click the "Change Keyboards" button
5.) Near the middle-right side of the next screen that pops up, click the "Add" button
6.) Find Japanese, click the "+" sign next to it.
7.) Click the "+" next to "Keyboard" and check the checkbox next to Japanese
8.) Click OK.
9.) On the next screen, change your default input language at the top, and once again, click Ok.

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Hey Hey, can anyone tell me if its possible to change the generic Vista keyboards shortcuts?

I'm having problems playing games (WOW in particular) where I hit Alt F4 or Alt TAB and it takes me out of the game, quite frustrating! I know it will most likely be easier to change in game setup but im hoping to be able to disable the Vista shortcuts or at least disable them for this program etc

Thanks Heaps!

A:Need to change keyboard shortcuts

AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText

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