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Windows 7: How to Change $ to ₤ on my keyboard?

10 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
How to Change $ to ₤ on my keyboard?

Hi. I have an Asus X44 laptop which I bought in Bangkok when I was living and working in Thailand a year or so ago. I then moved to Greece for a year - and managed to find some stickers to put over the keys with Greek alphabet (as I needed to write stuff in Greek).

Now I have just got back to the UK and want to change one key function - change the $ (which I hardly ever need) to ₤ sterling (which I do). I do not want to change to a different keyboard configuration using the MS language options, because that will change other keys too - the @ and the " swap round for instance.

I have been Googling this and should be able to edit the registry, without downloading 3rd. party software, but haven't found out how to do this. Anyone able to help? (Or maybe I should just buy a UK keyboard now??!).

Thanks.

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10 May 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

martinlest, would this do what you want?

Virtual UK QWERTY Keyboard
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10 May 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or you can use Alt + 0163 (on the number pad), and that will give you the .
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10 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi. Thanks for the suggestions, but I do want to change the key function if I can. There is a registry hack, as I say, but I can't find what to do for this specific change.

I know the Alt+0163 - I have instead set up an auto-correct in MS Word (which is used to write emails too) so that LLLL comes out as a sterling sign. A virtual keyboard would be too slow...
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10 May 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well if you don't want a third party program a new keyboard is probably the best option. There are key tweakers, but those are third party.
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10 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'll investigate 3rd. party software, though according to what I have read before posting my question here, they just act as a GUI between the user and the registry - I thought I could do this manually. I am not even sure this specific tweak would be there. (Only one way to find out!).

I still use Greek sometimes, so my former English/Thai keyboard, now thanks to stickers from the USA an English/Greek keyboard, is probably worth keeping..
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