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Lightbulb Howto: Change keyboard layout

This is how you change your hardware keyboard layout, if for example you've flashed your X1 with another language, and your keyboard layout is messed up. I flashed my Swedish X1 with a UK rom, and I'm now using the Swedish keyboard with this registry change.

Change the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD\CurLan g
to whatever you want your layout to be. The default is CurLang=409 (hex).

English - 409 (tested - works)
Finnish - 40b (tested - works)
Swedish - 41d (tested - works)
German - 407 (tested - works)
Italian - 410 (tested - works)
French - 40c (tested - works)
full list of codes

Make sure to edit the value in hex!

Program to edit the registry in Windows via ActiveSync: CeRegEditor
Program to edit the registry with the phone: Total Commander


Note: This doesn't change the on-screen keyboard

Instructions for French layout later in the thread.
 
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Thanks for this
 
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This is how you change your hardware keyboard layout, if for example you've flashed your X1 with another language, and your keyboard layout is messed up. I flashed my Swedish X1 with a UK rom, and I'm now using the Swedish keyboard with this registry change.

Change the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD\CurLan g
to whatever you want your layout to be. The default is CurLang=409 (hex).

English - 409 (tested - works)
Swedish - 41d (tested - works)
German - 407 (tested - works)
full list of codes

Make sure to edit the value in hex!

Program to edit the registry in Windows via ActiveSync: CeRegEditor
Program to edit the registry with the phone: Total Commander


Note: This doesn't change the on-screen keyboard
I got the same problem but any ideea why the Registry Editor says Write Error? Access is denied?
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I got the same problem but any ideea why the Registry Editor says Write Error? Access is denied?
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Unlock the registry.
 
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Will it Work with the .cab of TOUCH HD keyboard?... When we install that .cab we can`t write üöä è on the fisical keyboard



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ok thx it worked...
 
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Is there a way to add new commands?
I'd like to have "FN+C"=copy, "FN+p"=paste, "FN+x"=cut, "FN+A"= mark all, "FN+Sym"=Bluetooth on/off, "FN+àü"=wifi on/off.

Any chance to get this?
 
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Thank you for this, I included it in my tweaks topic I found this setting two days ago in the Raphael topic too and am now very happy to use the german keyboard of my X1 with the UK rom
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Don't know why my computer posted my reply to another thread in this one...

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And how can i change the keyboard layout for Bluetooth keyboards?

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