MacOS – Mac has wrong keyboard layout


I have a Mac mini with Snow Leopard installed. It have a blue tooth keyboard. This keyboard is a Swiss-German keyboard with all the necessary special characters on it. I have two problems with this keyboard:

  1. No matter what I do, it always acts as an US keyboard. The layout is wrong, X and Y are swapped and a lot of other characters are wrong placed. If I show the keyboard layout, it has an US in the title bar.
  2. If I try to configure the key board I click on "Configure blue tooth keyboard" in the keyboard configuration. The Mac never finds the keyboard although I can use it (with the wrong layout)

Any ideas?

Best Answer

  • Going on what Daniel Beck said in the comments, in System Preferences (language and text -> input sources) you tell OS X what your keyboard layout is (what keys yield what characters).

    For example, I have mine set to french in this screenshot, and when I type, instead of "qwerty" it's "azerty." I think this is what you're looking for.

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