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I bought my Mac in Spain. I cannot find change keyboard type in Keyboard preferences. I have set to English language but many keys are physically different.

How do I change the physical layout of the keyboard to standard British keyboard?

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    You want to change the actual physical buttons? Why didn't you just buy your Mac in the UK then? lol. Also I guess you can pull them off and replace them with english mac keys, but ermm... may not work well. – Dan Apr 27 '15 at 12:26
  • This may help: dotkam.com/2011/01/04/edit-keyboard-layout-on-mac – Dan Apr 27 '15 at 12:29
  • Thanks Dan. Will try Ukelete. I bought the Mac in Spain because I have a home here. – Hans Snook Apr 28 '15 at 13:11
  • Ah fair enough. Hope that helps :) – Dan Apr 28 '15 at 14:21
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OS X includes an British keyboard layout that you can switch to under Settings > Keyboard > Input Sources. If you hit the + button and search for British it'll come up. That'll give you Apple's version of a British keyboard layout.

If you'd like British to match a PC's keyboard, there's a second Apple mapping named British - PC. This'll put the @ and | symbols where they should be in that layout.

You might find that Apple's British - PC keyboard mapping isn't quite right, as because their British keyboards aren't laid out as a typical British (BS4822) keyboard is. There's a great solution for this with a custom keyboard mapping. The one I linked there works like a charm.

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Besides using the UK-English keyboard layout get some replacement stickers and stick them carefully on your Spanish keyboard.

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