My Windows keyboard layout with symbols

  1. Download my FSymbols keyboard package.
  2. Install it with "setup.exe".
  3. Right-click language panel and choose "Settings", or get to the same Language Preferances app via Windows' Control Panel.
  4. Inside "settings" move the newly-added keyboard up.

How to use

Just like you press [Shift] key to input "A" instead of "a", you can now use [AltGr] (right [Alt] key, or left [Alt] + [Ctrl] if you wish so) and [AltGr]+[Shift] to type more text characters and symbols. Here you can view what symbols will get typed. These images are also available inside the package.

Original
[AltGr] pressed
[AltGr] and [Ctrl] Pressed


Optional: Default layout

You can make your new layout default. If you'll do so, you won't have to switch layouts (Left Alt + Shift) every time you want to write symbols.

  1. Get into the the same settings dialog.
  2. Choose Advanced key settings.
  3. In Default input language, choose your new custom layout.

    Choosing default input layout
  4. Apply changes.
  5. Optional: In Installed services choose your old keyboard layout.
  6. Optional: Remove it.

    Remove your old layout

Now, that you have set it as default you can type symbols from your keyboard in the most easy way. Enjoy it. ;)


How to make your own layout

Source file for this layout - fsymbols.klc - is located inside the package. Learn how to edit this layout, or create your very own one in my Shft States reference.

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Article updated on 2016-01-08 17:39:21