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10.7: Change of keyboard type System 10.7
One of my cats managed to change my French keyboard to Dvorak.

As I had an automatic password requirement, I could not log in again. My password was not recognized.

I managed to log in to another account, which was not admin, and changing the keyboard type in that account. This worked and I accessed my primary account with my regular keyboard. I just had to change the keyboard from Dvorak back to French.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. He doesn't say so in the hint, but I assume that Fast User Switching was the method used to get back to the admin account, since then the chance to type in the password was allowed. I also didn't check this, but I'd guess booting to the Recovery partition should give one the means to change the keyboard type.

Also, watch out for those cats! At least my dogs don't walk on the keyboard.]
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10.7: Change of keyboard type
Authored by: earthsaver on Dec 05, '11 08:22:55AM

I thought there was a keyboard selection menu on the login screen, or at least an option to put one there. Why couldn't the user change the keyboard back the same way the cat did?

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10.7: Change of keyboard type
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Dec 05, '11 10:16:56AM
There is an option "Show Input Menu" in System Prefs > Users & Accounts > Login Options. It's a good idea to turn that on if you have more than one input method active. Also, the standard keyboard shortcut to change the input method is ALT + Space, perfectly doable for a cat. ;)
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10.7: Change of keyboard type
Authored by: schwcoop on Dec 05, '11 12:31:50PM

I tried to put the "show input menu" on the loging screen. AFAIK it does no show on the locked screen



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10.7: Change of keyboard type
Authored by: schwcoop on Dec 09, '11 04:38:27AM

Hello,


Correction,
If you Change the show keyboard in preference system and reboot, it show in the sleep login window
So problem solved if you plan ahead



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10.7: Change of keyboard type
Authored by: schwcoop on Dec 05, '11 12:25:02PM

I'm the author of this hint.

When you lock the screen, there is no change of keyboard option.
I used indeed the fast switch method and it worked. Luckily.

My cat has been grounded with no access to internet for a week :-)



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10.7: Change of keyboard type
Authored by: Nem on Dec 06, '11 10:12:13PM

Should have just switched to Dvorak. ;-) I switched almost 20 years ago and still look at "qwerty" keyboards with disdain. ;-) Just sayin'.

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