I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3

Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key

I checked keyboard layout and it is correct.

I think the keyboard assistant (which asks you to press the button near the left shift) can solve this issue, but I can't find that utility. System Preferences > Keyboard no longer shows Change Keyboard Type.

How can I find/open that Keyboard Assistant or make that Change Keyboard Type button appear again?

  • What is your keyboard layout name? By "EU" do you mean "US", where the US flag would normally show at the top right of the screen. – Tom Gewecke Apr 13 '15 at 12:37
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    See if anything on this page helps: m10lmac.blogspot.com/2009/12/fixing-keyboard-type-problems.html – Tom Gewecke Apr 13 '15 at 12:38
  • Thank you. You showed me the way. Deleting plist file let me open the Keyboard Assistant but it couldn't detect the correct "type" (where the left shift is narrow). So I requested plist file from my friend and used it. It solved the problem! – frankish Apr 13 '15 at 13:35
  • Good news! I am still curious what keyboard layout you are using -- I'm not familiar with one which has quotes on that key. – Tom Gewecke Apr 13 '15 at 15:33

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