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@ key assignment on UK keyboard

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Jun 18, 2013 11:57 PM

I have installed Windows 8 on my iMac using Bootcamp 5.  I was perplexed to find that my Microsoft log on kept throwing up an "incorrect password" error until I worked out that the @ sign on my UK apple keyboard was coming up as a ".  Once logged on to Windows the key assignments are correct as Windows has ' Apple UK' selected as its default keyboard.  I must admit that as I'm new to Macs I didn't realise that Apple put the @ sign on the '2' key on UK keyboards as opposed to the normal place, so I presume it's Bootcamp that's incorrectly assigning the keys?

 

Not a major problem and not one that you'd notice with a different password but I'm just curious as to why it happens?

iMac, Windows 8

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