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For a minute I thought it was a neat new feature in Windows 7, but it's in Vista too... I was setting the keybaord from US English to UK English on the Dell XPS M1330 I'm testing Windows 7 on (Simon has the Lenovo 300 with SSD, which is gorgeous and portable, but has a StinkPad keyboard with all those odd buttons in odd places so we tossed a coin to see who wousld use what). Using a US keyboard puts the @ and " the wrong way round and I need to type £ too many times in a day to insert it as a symbol. I do lose the backslash key - it doesn't seem to get mapped at all, andit doesn't show up on the keyboard preview.

Yes, the keyboard preview. In the Regional and Language Options control panel, when you choose Change keyboards and Add a new keyboard, you can pick the language you want - and you can click the Preview button to see exactly what keys that gets you. Handy ;-) Even handier if the backslash key was on there...

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