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    Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

    This is a discussion on Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; Okay so I have bought a mac mini which says you can plug any USB keyboard into it. So I've ...

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      Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

      Okay so I have bought a mac mini which says you can plug any USB keyboard into it. So I've plugged in my logitech k360. Unfortunately the @ sign and " are reversed on the keyboard.

      Does anyone know how to sort this out?

      Cheers


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      Re: Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

      Sounds likebit has defaulted to a US style keyboard layout.
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      Re: Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

      Nah, it's a mac thing. Needed to download a new keyboard layout using ukelele.

      This is messing with my mind. The mouse wheel scrolls the opposite way like you do with an iPhone.

      Next task is what is the mac equivalent to alt+tab to scroll thru your open windows?

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      Re: Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      .....Needed to download a new keyboard layout using ukelele.
      LOL
      Anyway was there not any welcome type of software on it that tells you how to use it?
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      Probably but that's too logical!!!

      I've decided rightly or wrongly to become a mac boy. I've now got to get rid of 20years of windows habits.


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      Re: Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

      LOL good luck on the conversion.. but in the meantime try this....
      [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Macs-All---One-Dummies-Computers/dp/0470537981/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319482528&sr=8-1-fkmr1#_]Macs All-in-One For Dummies For Dummies Computers: Amazon.co.uk: Joe Hutsko: Books[/ame]
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      Re: Keyboard on mac giving wrong characters

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      This is messing with my mind. The mouse wheel scrolls the opposite way like you do with an iPhone.
      This was introduced in the latest OSX Lion release and is very easy to disable.

      The idea, as you've already noticed, is that it works like an iPhone or an iPad, i.e. you drag your finger down, the page content goes down. The concept is great on a touch screen, but IMHO doesn't translate well to a mouse. It's perhaps somewhat better on a magic mouse or a trackpad, but it certainly doesn't do it for me, so it got reverted back to standard scrolling within seconds of trying it out.

     

     

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