Windows Guest Keybord mapping

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by NicolaQ, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. NicolaQ

    NicolaQ Bit Poster

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    Hi,
    I have a problem with keyboard on my virtual machine, Windows 10.
    If using mac keyboard, layout is ok, all keys are mapped correctly.
    If using external usb keyboard, only one key is switched. (\ and <) (if pressed \ swich to < and viceversa)

    My currently keyboard layout is Italian.
    Any idea?
    Thanks, Nicola
     
  2. NicolaQ

    NicolaQ Bit Poster

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    Another details.
    After update Paralles to version 16.0.1 (48919) in another Mac Book Pro, the same problem was appared.
    Is a bug of this version?

    Thanks
    Nicola
     
  3. KristianS1

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    I am having the same problem. All keys are mapped correctly except the | and \ key is swapped with ¬ and ` key.
    This is infuriating. Worked before I updated to Parallels 16. I am using a PC keyboard with a Mac. Work fine in Mac OS.
     
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  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello what is your keyboard layout on your VM side?
     
  5. NicolaQ

    NicolaQ Bit Poster

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    Keyboard is an Hp. Pavillion Wireless Keyboard and Mouse 800
     
  6. KristianS1

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    The Windows layout on my VM is 'English (United Kingdom)'
     
  7. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Did you try to add Parallels keyboard layout, like described here.
    Please share any results with us.
     
  8. KristianS1

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    I had tried it, yes. It doesn't resolve the issue. I use a standard UK layout (PC) keyboard, not an Apple layout.
     
  9. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Could you please try to add UK keyboard with (Apple) and check the issue.
     
  10. KristianS1

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    With the 'United Kingdom (Apple) Parallels' keyboard:
    • The \ key gives § (with shift: ±)
    • The ` key gives ` (with shift: ~)
     
  11. KristianS1

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    Version 16.1.0 has resolved this issue for me.
     
  12. Chris54

    Chris54 Bit Poster

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    Hi,
    I have the same issue : < gives @ and > gives #.
    I have tried the solution given here but the issue is always there.
    Thanks for your help or a bug correction please.
    I've never had this before !
    cgregy
     
  13. Chris54

    Chris54 Bit Poster

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    Version 16.1.0 (48950) - Apple Magic numerical keybord - Windows 10 Professional version 2004
     
  14. LucianoB2

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    I'm experiencing the very same problem with Italian keyboard \ gives <, | gives > and viceversa.
    Running 16.1.0 (48950)
     
  15. DavidR58

    DavidR58 Bit Poster

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    Same on German keyboard (16.1.0)
    < gives ^
    | gives nothing

    make programming difficult
     
  16. Michele Maran

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    Hello
    same problem but only with external Apple magic keyboard, italian language with numeric pad.
    Macbook pro keyboard work well.
    Running 16.1.0 (48950)
     
  17. MircoV1

    MircoV1

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    I have the same problem with Italian keyboard \ gives <, | gives > and viceversa.
    Running 16.1.0 (48950)
     
  18. Michele Maran

    Michele Maran Bit Poster

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    From Parallels support:
    Hello Michele,
    Thank you for your patience and cooperation during your collaboration with our First Line engineers.
    The case is being handled by the Second Line of the Parallels Support Team.
    The issue requires an investigation on a code level, thus we escalated it to the Development team.
    Our Development team has found the 'culprit' for the issue. It will be fixed in the next update.
    We advise you to subscribe to this article http://kb.parallels.com/en/125053 to get informed once update is released.
    Thank you once again for letting us know about the issue.
    Have a nice week!
    Best regards,
     

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