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On the Acer One laptop, how do I select UK English keyboard Not US?

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  • dajcox Nov 11, 2008

    The problem I have is with the Acer Aspire One which uses Linex not microsoft.the keyboard seems to be set for US and not UK English which means the 2,3.£, and @ buttons are the wrong way round.


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Hi Guys

To change the keyboard layout, update your unit using Live Update. On reboot you will find a Keyboard Layout manager in Settings.

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Go to Control Panel > Regional And Language Options > Languages tab > Click on Details button under Text Services and Input Language > Select UK English from the Drop Down Menu.

If you do not see UK English, Then Under the Insatalled Service header, click on Add button. From the drop drown, select English (United Kingdom) and click apply. Now under the Default Input Language header, select English (UK) and click on Apply until you exit the box.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Nov 11, 2008

    I am sorry, but can you tell me why you rated this as "Thanks for trying"? That's a negative rating on Fixya. If the solution I provided did not help, please reply with the steps you took and the reults and I will assist you further if possible.

    Its not always possible to get a solutuion right at the first attempt. A bit of to and fro dialogue may be required before a resolution is found..

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    See, I would never have known you were using Linux if you didn't tell me..Always try to give as much detail as possible when posting a query, so we will have the full picture to help you.

    Anyways, this link should help:


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Instructions for Windows Vista

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Classic View, click on Control Panel Home (top left corner)
  3. Open Clock, Language, and Region
  4. Click on Regional and Language Options.
  5. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab and then click Change keyboards.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, select the keyboard layout you would like to add from the list available and click OK.
  8. The keyboard layout you added will be included in the list. To set the new layout as your default, select it from the list. Click OK to save your changes
  9. You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by clicking on the Language Bar button or by pressing the Alt + Shift keys

Instructions for Windows XP
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View (top left corner)
  3. Open Regional and Language Options.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Text services and input languages, click on the Details button.
  6. Under Installed services, click Add.
  7. In the Add Input Language dialog box, choose the input language and keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME) you want to add.
  8. Click OK twice. You should now see a language indicator in the System Tray (located at bottom right hand corner of the desktop by default). You can switch between different input languages (= keyboard languages) by pressing the Alt + Shift keys
If a language does not appear in the Input language list, the fonts for that language might not be installed. If that is the case, follow the instructions below.

Add language support
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel
  2. In Control Panel, if you are in Category View, click on Switch to Classic View
  3. Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.
  4. Click on the Languages tab.
  5. Under Supplemental language support, select the check box beside the applicable language collection
  6. Click OK or Apply. You will prompted to insert the Windows CD-ROM or point to a network location where the files are located. After the files are installed, you must restart your computer.

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