How to switch to my Mac keyboard layout in Windows virtual machine?

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Symptoms

When you run Windows Virtual Machine on your Mac some keys return different symbols when you hit them in your Virtual Machine window.

Cause

Windows keyboard layout and Mac keyboard layout do not match.

Resolution

In order to resolve this issue, you need to install Parallels Tools from Virtual Machine > Install Parallels Tools menu item and do the following:

Go to Start > Control Panel -> Regional and Language options and find the following keyboard input languages available for Apple layout:

NOTE: Language with Apple keyboard layout is marked as (Apple) - Parallels in the list.


 


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