Keyboard Layout

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    Étienne Lepage

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to create a new Keybord Layout and it just can't seems to be done on Window 7 (family edition).
    I downloaded Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, but it will only work in 32 bit mode. Somebody told me to use Microsoft virtual XP, but you don't have acces to that with the family edition... Anybody can help ?

    Thanks.

    Étienne
     
    Étienne Lepage, Nov 21, 2013
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    What version do you have? Are you using the latest version?
    According to the following link/quotes, I see no reason for issues on Windows 7 for either bit version using Version 1.4.
    The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
     
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    Étienne Lepage

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    Hello, Clifford.

    If you look at the very end of the first box you pasted, you will see what I think is my problem :
    Note that MSKLC 1.4 is a 32-bit application. It will run on 64-bit systems, but in 32-bit mode.
     
    Étienne Lepage, Nov 22, 2013
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    And just to make sure, this is the version I have : 1.4.6000.2
     
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    Étienne Lepage

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    What I'm trying to do right now, is to go on my mom's computer (wich is in XP), create a layout and try to export it in my computer, but I'm not quite sure how to do that, nor if it will work...
     
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    Thats not a problem. There are thousands of applications running in 32bit mode. Until Office 2010 there was no 64-bit version of Office. And the default install for Office 2010 is the 32-bit version. If you want the 64-bit version installed you would have to manually navigate to the 64-bit install executable. This is just one example. There are still thousands of applications working in Windows 64-bit, that have not been reprogrammed for 64-bit execution.


    Wish I could help further, but I'm strictly English and wouldn't have a need in changing the keyboard layout. In fact if my keyboard layout did change, it would probably totally mess with my head.
     
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    Étienne Lepage

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    Well, I know this shouldn't be a problem, but it looks like it is, since the program is not working. When I open it, I ask for a new layout or existing layout to modify and nothing loads up...

    Also, even if you're strickly English, you could want to change it for practical reasons, like assigning usefull symbols instead of the useless ones you have on your keyboard. As for me, I wish I could put the left shift button elswhere, because I'm starting to develop a tendinitis reaching for it.

    Anyway, thank you very much for trying.

    Anybody else have an idea ?
     
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    I have a problem with the MSKBLC: I can load it, get the standard Hungarian layout loaded, but the Keystroke Information Dialogs do not show up, so I can't assign special characters to the unused positions/keystroke combinations.
    I tried to install and update .net framewors 2.0, but this did not help either.
    Previously I used the MSKBLC under Win XP x86 without any problems to adapt a German keyboard to Hungarian, but had prodlems using the standars layouts, so bought a Hungarian keyboard and want to add a few special symbols.
     
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    I've used MSKLC successfully in the past on an XP machine and today I'm trying it for the first time in Win7 64-bit. I seem to be having the same problem as Étienne in that when I load a source file (one of my own or an existing layout, nothing is shown in the panel so I can't see what the keys are (see below). Anybody got any ideas?

    upload_2016-2-23_17-17-47.png
     
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