0

I recently replaced my 2015 Macbook Air with a 2020 one (both British keyboards). On the new keyboard shift + 3 = £ and option + 3 = #. Previously the roles of these keys were reversed (shift + 3 = # and option + 3 = £). I use the # symbol much more often, so how can I change the key mapping back to what I am used to?

4
  • What Language do you have set in System Prefs > Keyboard > Input Sources? British 'standard' is to have £ on shift/3, US is on opt/3.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 28 at 19:47
  • My language is set to British. So maybe my previous laptop was set to US. I don't want to change the language (I think it affects other keys) so maybe I will have to get used to this key. Feb 28 at 19:50
  • 1
    What you have is the default standard for a UK keyboard. You can experiment by adding other languages to the input settings. Holding various shift/opt keys will show you the changes 'live' without having to commit…. or you can have both & swap between
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 28 at 19:53
  • There is no need to change your Language & Region setting, it has nothing to do with the keyboard mapping, and the keyboard mapping has nothing to do with spellcheck. Mar 1 at 0:13

1 Answer 1

0

Just change your Input Source to US or ABC instead of British. Nothing else of importance will be affected.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .