Shortcuts with international keyboard layouts


#1

Hello, some of the most crucial shortcuts do not work on my MacBook with Italian layout.

For example, to get a forward slash I need to type shift-7, but it won’t bring up the search field. The ‘+’ shortcut does not work either.

Note that pressing the physical keys corresponding to the ‘/’ or ‘+’ characters in the US layout does not work either.

Those shortcuts only work if I switch to the US keyboard layout via the System Preferences.

In addition, please note that at least one shortcut mapped on a different physical key between layouts DOES work, i.e. the shortcut help screen itself.

I wonder if the reason it works is that in both IT and US layouts you need to press the shift key to get a question mark.

Thanks,
Giuseppe


#2

I have the same problem. I have a Danish keyboard layout and only some of the shortcuts work. The shortcuts work if I change to a British keyboard layout and press the corresponding key. I assume that the shortcuts that work across layout are the ones where the keys happen to be in the same place.


#3

Thank you for highlighting this issue. We will look into solutions for this.