Today i received my macbook air m1 16gb however i found out that the keyboard was quite weird. It is very similar to that of the united states but has an extra key and a larger enter key includes and signs and some rarely used ebcdic symbols and uses different positions for.
The united kingdom and ireland use a keyboard layout based on the 48 key version defined in british standard bs 4822.
Keyboard uk vs us. I received an uk international layout i find the small shift and enter key very frustrating. If your windows 10 keyboard is in a different language that isn t the us english check out three ways to change it to your preferred language layout. The uk keyboard is wireless so that s why the keys are squished together in places.
I don t recall ever using the extra key on the uk keyboard highlighted in orange. Main differences between a us and uk keyboard. How do people deal with these keyboards.
To get the meaningless differences out of the way first. Keyboard uk 62 us 61 on the typewriter keys 102 v 101 including function and other keys the alt key to the right of the space bar is replaced by an altgr key the extra key is added next to the enter key to accommodate number sign and tilde. Since my region is set to uk the 2 and 3 keys highlighted in yellow behave the same no matter which keyboard i use.
An altgr key is added to the right of the space bar the symbol is replaced by the symbol and a 102nd key is added next to the enter key to accommodate the displaced. Honestly thinking about ordering a us one and waiting 2 more weeks lol. The major difference you ll probably notice first when typing are the and keys beings swapped and the us keyboard layout has a second alt key instead of the uk altgr key 1.
The uk keyboard is on the top and the us keyboard is on the bottom. The uk keyboard has 1 more key than the u s.