Cannot get my default keyboard customized - any help with TeamViewer?


  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cannot get my default keyboard customized - any help with TeamViewer?


    Hello,

    Being new on W10 I desperately try to customize my default keyboard US-International with just one single character, the also known as bullet point under the key combi CTRL-ALT .

    I managed to add the character to a layout, but then the rest fails.
    Cannot build DLL and setup package, dont know how I should (re)name my keyboard, don't know how to activate it - so that it appears in the Windows keyboard list and is selectable for my 2 languages (English and Dutch).
    I have read numerous answers in various forums and all are confusing for me. Do not understand them at all.

    To my humble opinion it should be a default character in (m)any keyboard(s) - but apparently that is not the case.

    Is there perhaps anyone who can 'take over' by assisting with TeamViewer and add this to my keyboard?

    Thanks in advance,
    Wim
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  2. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 27,962
    Windows 10 2404 Build 19042.867
       #2

    Hello Wim.

    I think we need a little more information before we can help you. I see that your computer is "self-built", but that's all the specifications we have.

    I also see that you are in Indonesia. Are you using the Indonesian version of Windows? Also, are you trying to use a regular keyboard (if so, is it an Indonesian one?) or are you trying to use an onscreen keyboard?

    Being an American and speaking only one language, I'm not totally understanding what you're trying to do.

    This may be of help to you, though:

    How to change your keyboard layout on Windows 10 PC | Windows Central

    This one might be of help too:

    How to Add, Remove and Change Language in Windows 10
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #3

    Take a look at Autohotkey. Sounds like something it could do. I've never used it but it has been recommended here many times for keyboard customization.

    Maybe some Autohotkey users could help you if they are around today.
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  4. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Wynona & Ztruker,

    Thanks for your replies.

    First Ztruker: AutoHotKey is a complex scripting language. What I understand is that you can create and modify complex scripts/tasks that you often have to type. I just need to change ONE character, the bullet-point...

    Then Wynona:
    I am afraid we are on different tracks. I do NOT need to add a language or one or more existing keyboards. That has been done in W7 and after some small trouble was possible in W10 as well. I use mainly English with US-International Keyboard and can switch to Dutch with the same US-International Keyboard.

    What I still want to CHANGE on that US-International Keyboard is just ADD an EXTRA option to the . (dot) key.
    Using the good old tool Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator the key combination CTRL-ALT-dot can display the desired which I often use for bullet lists.
    I can create the key.
    But then my problem starts:
    How to build the necessary DLL and package that the Keyboard Creator suggests
    Under which name should I save 'my customized' keyboard - with just 1 customization
    How can this new customized keyboard be added to the W10 list of selectable keyboard configurations
    Because only after that I can change my US-International keyboard to the new US-International-WIM keyboard.

    I think users familiar with the Keyboard Creator might be the people I try to find - hoping that one of them can do the job with TeamViewer. All links that I checked so far (including yours, Wynona) are not addressing my issue. Or they are written for experts: some denying that W10 can handle the customized keyboards - others denying the denial, others suggesting incomprehensable workarounds. Too much for my simple old brain...

    Hoping for help,
    Regards,
    Wim

    PS
    I am not aware of any W10 version specifically for Indonesia. I have version 1803 for 64-bit, that is all I know (and understand). A standard version to my knowledge.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #5

    See here for sending a Bullet point in via Autohotkey: https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/5...-bullet-point/
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