^ Key and < Key swapped

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by MartinB7, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. MartinB7

    MartinB7 Bit Poster

    Hi, I got Windows 10 in Parallels (Business) on my 2012's Mac Book Retina (German keyboard layout).

    So far it works very well, besides this problem here. I'm programmer and I need a lot of smaller-than and greater-than characters. For some reason, when I type on the < Key (> with shift, ≤ with alt) it renders ^ (° with shift, „ with alt) in Windows 10 and back, basically those two buttons are swapped. It is very frustrating, because I cannot even remap those keys of my virtual machine in my Parallels Desktop Preferences. I was able to add those keys, but they are ignored.

    How can I solve this issue? Thx.
  2. WalterS2

    WalterS2 Bit Poster

    Same with me. Two tickets opened on PD support. No usefull answer so far.
    All I got was "reinstall PD tools". Did that. No change.
    But I have another installation on my MBP where I do not see this issue. On my MBA I cannot solve it.
  3. WalterS2

    WalterS2 Bit Poster

    Parallels Support was very helpful! My solution was this comannd in terminal:
    defaults write 'com.parallels.Parallels Desktop' 'HID Host Hook.Force Kbd Type' -int 2​
    Now the keys are again there where they should be!
    Thanks Paralles!

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