This program allows you to install a third-party
layout (not created by Microsoft). For example, if you want to have a Euro sign on your standard
US keyboard, you can download US layout with Euro
from this site and install it on your computer using this program. It works with Windows
95, Windows 95-OSR/2, Windows 98 and Windows ME operating systems as well as with
Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. You can restore your system to
the Microsoft defaults by uninstalling this software.
When you start this program, you will get a list of installed keyboards, that should look like this:
Click on the fields on the picture for an
Keyboards that are listed above are the same keyboards that are installed
via Control Panel, Keyboard applet. Each keyboard has an assigned layout
which is indicated on the right side of the window, under the Layout label.
You can Install some layout over the selected keyboard layout, or you
can create a new layout and then install keyboard layout over that new layout.
Show reboot dialog
Show reboot dialog check box is used to enable/disable the reboot message that is invoked
every time you install a layout. It has different behaviour in different
operating systems. The following table explains the behaviour of the reboot message
in different operating systems:
||Reboot dialog means:
||Reboot, if confirmed
In Windows 98 operating system, the reboot is necessary since layout files
are locked and can be changed only during the reboot. In Windows NT4.0
or Windows 2000 it is necessary to reboot if you are installing over default keyboard.
If you press Install layout button
or doubleclick on the selected layout, you can install another layout over the selected one.
Pressing the Install layout button invokes the file open dialog,
which will be used to choose which layout to install.
Layout files are KLM2000 files. When you choose one, this program will install it over
selected layout. You can download layouts from here.
Layout files are protected with the signature. Only approverd layouts can be installed.
If you press New button, you can create a new layout, based on
an existing layout. The new layout must be assigned to one of the existing
languages. All this is done via New Keyboard dialog.
You cannot use more than one layout per language under Windows 9x operating
systems. This limitation is shown on the same dialog if you install this
program under Windows 9x OS.
There are certain programs that are ignoring changes made by this program. They
are mainly Unix environment emulators and similar software. Here is the list of
reported software that ignores changes made by this program:
- XwinPro (v5.1)
This program is
made by M. Vidakovic
and I. Milijasevic. This
program is shareware.