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Anonymous
May 31, 2005 2:53:30 AM

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What is the utility of the Substitutes key under HKCU\Keyboard Layout?

If I only use one keyboard Layout (under Preload) can i delete the value in
Substitutes?

Thanks

JP
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 12:14:58 PM

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On Mon, 30 May 2005 22:53:30 -0400, JP Breton wrote:

> What is the utility of the Substitutes key under HKCU\Keyboard Layout?
>
> If I only use one keyboard Layout (under Preload) can i delete the value in
> Substitutes?

It's a default key. I would leave it be.
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 10:28:21 PM

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JP,

What problem are you having?

Standard U.S. English keyboard is the default.

SWAG...
The value is probably there because you have Canadian English for a keyboard
layout.

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout

Default: 00000409 (for standard U.S. English)

[[The Keyboard Layout\Substitutes key is empty by default. This subkey
records a mapping between keyboard layout names. The system checks the
user's Substitutes subkey when loading the keyboard driver, and if a
substitute is specified, the corresponding layout name is substituted. For
example, an entry such as the following under the Keyboard
Layout\Substitutes subkey indicates that the user prefers the Dvorak U.S.
English keyboard layout (00010409) to the standard U.S. English keyboard
layout (00000409). ]]
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;102978

[[If a keyboard language specified in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard
Layout\preload
is configured with a nondefault keyboard layout, a subkey with that language
number appears
in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes ]]
http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/hkey_cu.htm

I use the standard U.S. English keyboard layout.

I have no other languages selcted in Regional And Language Options.

My registry entries...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload
1
REG_SZ
00000409

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes
(Default)
REG_SZ
(value not set)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:efNkPJdZFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
JP Breton <jpbreton@videotron.ca> hunted and pecked:
> I am trying to understand the use of that keyboard value, bacause I am
> having a weird problem.
>
> If you don't want to help me fine, but please don't come here to tell me I
> should not play in the registry.
>
> JP
>
>
>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:%237RY6CdZFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> If you are merely trying to 'tidy' your registry, I believe MS have
>> stated,
>> cleaning the reg. is of no advantage under xp
>>
>> "JP Breton" <jpbreton@videotron.ca> wrote in message
>> news:ud$QyvYZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> What is the utility of the Substitutes key under HKCU\Keyboard Layout?
>>>
>>> If I only use one keyboard Layout (under Preload) can i delete the
>>> value in Substitutes?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> JP


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
"JP Breton" <jpbreton@videotron.ca> wrote in message
news:e8JinvYZFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> What is the utility of the Substitutes key under HKCU\Keyboard Layout?
>
> If I only use one keyboard Layout (under Preload) can i delete the value
in
> Substitutes?
>
> Thanks
>
> JP
>
>
!