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I have just turned my acer laptop on for first time. the first window asks what country-australia time and -english keyboard layout??????what one do i choose. as there is no australian

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If you have chosen Australia as the country and English as the language then it should default to Australian English on the keyboard layout.

Look under English for keyboard and you will see an option for australia

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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Trying to do a restore of a system image using file history WIN 10. Every time I try this or a system reset, a screen appears which asks me to choose my keyboard layout. How do I select a choice?


in the settings or properties of the keyboard you will find a list of keyboard lay outs
one is british(english) which puts the letters in different positions to an American ( english ) keyboard
If I remember rightly , the list includes keyboards in different languages
select the one suitable for your language ( be careful between the british and american layouts ( both known as qwerty boards) as certain keys and key functions will be different
select what you want, apply and ok

Jul 04, 2016 | HP PC Desktops

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Use hidden international wallpapers and themes

When you first install Windows 7, it asks for your language, time and currency. Based on your responses, it installs a set of wallpapers and themes. If you choose English (Australia) for your time and currency format, for example, the available desktop backgrounds and themes will include an Australian section with scenery from locations around Australia

Hidden, though, are background scenery and themes from other English-speaking countries -- United States, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa. Normally, you can't access those backgrounds or themes, but there is a simple way you can install and use them:

1. In the search box in the Start menu, type C:\Windows\Globalisation\MCT and press Enter. (Note: If Windows 7 is installed in a drive other than C:, use that letter instead.)

2. Windows Explorer will launch and show you a list of subfolders under C:\Windows\Globalisation\MCT: MCT-AU, MCT-CA, MCT-GB, MCT-US, and MCT-ZA. Each subfolder has wallpapers for a specific country: AU for Australia, CA for Canada, GB for Great Britain, US for the United States, and ZA for South Africa.

For any of the countries whose wallpaper and themes you want to use, go into its Theme folder, for example, C:\Windows\Globalisation\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme. Double-click the theme you see there (for example ZA).

3. That will install a shortcut to the theme and wallpapers in the Personalisation section of Control Panel.

You can now use them as you would any other theme or background, by right-clicking the desktop, choosing Personalise, and choosing a background or theme. They will be listed in their own section.

on Jan 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My keyboard can not work in English but Spanish.means some letters do not match. How can I solve this issue .this is a vaio vpcl 137fx/b OS windows 7 home premium


Actually not sure what your issue is here, again, you are not supplying enough information. Here is what I think you said, I have a VIAO with Win7 and it is configured for Spanish and it will not work for English because the keys on the keyboard are NOT mapped correctly. If this is the problem you will have to go into the Text Services and Input Languages dialog on Win7 and define any keyboards you wish to use. For American English there are a number of keyboards, but US and US-International are the most often used. If you find the dialog you may install new services for English (United States) and the corresponding keyboard layouts you wish to use. If you are using Spanish right now you should note that it will probably say Spanish (your country) - Spanish... You should be able to ADD a new language and keyboard layout. You can then use the language bar on the taskbar to select between Spanish and English keyboard layout when you want to switch between the two languages and key layouts. I use it often for European languages on Windows XP, 7 and also XUbuntu and it seems to work well on those without issue.

May 22, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Why does the letter A and Q and W And Z mix up all th time i pressed alt and shift but it comes back after restarting the engine


You need to look at your keyboard settings in control panel (if windows). A and Q mix up is between french type keyboard layouts and English layouts. Top left Q is English, top left A is French, commonly known as QWERTY and AZERTY

Apr 03, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My pound sign comes up as # and my @ as "


Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this imagevistastartbutton.jpg, type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
  5. Expand Keyboard list, click to select the English(United States) check box, and then click OK.
  6. In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
  7. In the Default input language list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK two times.
  8. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  9. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

Windows XP
  1. Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Languages tab, click Details.
  3. Under Installed services, click Add.
  4. In the Input language list, select the language that you want. For example, select French (Canada) .
  5. In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click English(United States), and then click OK .
  6. In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your computer list, click English(United States) - English(United States), and then click OK.
  7. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK. Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
  8. Click the Language bar, and then click English(United States).

How to make sure that the selected layout matches the keyboard Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.
Windows XP
  1. Click Start, type osk in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Match the keyboard on the screen with the physical keyboard to make sure that the layout matches.
  3. To check the uppercase characters, click the shift key on the keyboard or on the screen, and match the characters printed on the keyboard.

Jan 07, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

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I have a microsoft mutlimedia 1.1 keyboard and mouse on Windows 7 64 bit-however the keyboard layout in practice doesn`t match the key layout in actuality..ie Lshift and key two do not produce @ as other...


Did it come with software? Try going into control panel and selecting keyboard/mouse and look for a default keyboard layout and select it. then restart your computer and see if that works.good luck!

Jun 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi, my father-in-law has Acer One laptop and the "@" symobal only works when i press shift+2, which should be the quote mark. I have looked in the settings and can not find out how to change it - please...


HI You need to change the Keyboard Layout and Regional Settings of your PC from English US to English UK.

You need to go in Control Panel to do that.

If your Windows doesn't have a language pack installed you will have to reinstall windows and choose English UK when it ask you to set your Location and Time Zone.
Cheers

Nov 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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1. @ above 2 gives" " is @ how do i change that over? 2.How do I register for the cash back deal with this lap top?


Under windows, that's perhaps ('cos I use french & belgian ones usually) simply keyboard country disposition.
start -> Controlpanel -> Regional & Language Options
then Languages tab -> Details

There for each country you can add differents keyboards dispositions

One of the variant of your country's keyboard layout must be the right one

Nov 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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


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.

Nov 11, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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On my Acer Aspire 5670 keyboard layout the 'shift 2' key gives me quotation marks (") instead of the 'at' (@) symbol which is printed on the key...any idea how I can change this?


Yes, go to the Control Panel and then to "Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options", from there choose "Regional and Language Options" click on the Languages tab, click on the Details button and finally on the Add button within the window, choose English (United States) as Input Language (or the language you are comfortable with), check the button on Keyboard layout/IME: and click on US.
Finally click OK on that window, then on the Text Services window (the one you are now), choose English (United States) (or the language you chose), and US as layout. click OK and restart Windows.

Aug 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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