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This article was published on October 20, 2015

    Is your Mac keyboard messed up in El Capitan? Here’s how to fix it

    Is your Mac keyboard messed up in El Capitan? Here’s how to fix it
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    Today I went to type £ (British pound) and a € (euro) symbols on my Mac (with British keyboard settings) and found I got a @ and # instead. Whaaaa? The key mappings had got messed up, something I’d never noticed happening before. It turns out I wasn’talone.

    If you use a non-US keyboard while running OS X El Capitan, and you have noticed that the key combinations for certain symbols aren’t working correctly (for example, option + 2 should produce a €, not an @), it’s easy to fix.

    Simply go to: System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources. Then click ‘+’ and add your local standard keyboard.

    Voila! All is right with the world again. A presumably accidental oversight from Apple is fixed.

    [Thanks, Brad Brooks]