Windows keyboard layouts map the physical keys of the keyboard to the actual character (or action). While keyboard layouts are well defined for different languages, Apple keyboards are not fully compatible with Windows.

Click here for all standard Windows Keyboard Layouts.

With the Magic Keyboard Layouts, we try to make your Apple keyboard more compatible with Windows.

Supported keyboard layouts

Click the language to see a preview of the key mappings.

Belgium Canadian Multilingual Czech  
Danish Dutch  
English - British English - International English - United States
Finnish French German
Hungarian Italian Norwegian
Polish Portuguese Russian
Spanish Swedish Swiss French + German
Turkish F Turkish Q  

Note: There is no extra keyboard layout for Japanese keyboards.
Simply activate Japanese Microsoft IME as your input method.

Install the Magic Keyboard Layouts

If your keyboard works fine there is no need to install the Magic Keyboard Layouts.

Download link Windows versions Version Release date
MagicKeyboardLayouts-Setup-1.14.exe Windows 7+8+10, 32+64bit 1.14 14 Feb 2021

Mac users: Do not install. Similar layouts have been already installed with BootCamp. Follow the instructions below, but look for (Apple) as name suffix.

Add the layout as input method

After installation, the new keyboard layouts have been installed. Now you need to add yours as a new input method.

In case you can't find your (Magic Utilities) layout, restart your computer.

The layout list is is not always alphabetical sorted. Your layout might be at the top of the list.

If this doesn't work:

  • uninstall the Magic Keyboard Layouts,
  • restart your computer,
  • reinstall the Magic Keyboard Layouts and
  • restart your computer once more.

Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) or later

  • Open Settings
  • Select Time & Langauge
  • Select Region & language
  • Below "+ Add a language" click on your language i.e. English (Australia)
  • Click on the upcoming Options button
  • Click Add a keyboard
  • Select your keyboard layout which ends with (Magic Utilities), i.e. German (Magic Utilities)

Example: Install and activate the German (Magic Utilities) keyboard layout (animated GIF).

Windows 10 before version 1803 (April 2018 Update)

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Make sure it's set to View by: Category
  • Under Language and Region click Change input methods to open Language Preferences
  • Click Options on the right of your language
  • Under Input method click Add an input method
  • Select the language of your keyboard with (Magic Utilities) as a suffix
  • Click the Add button at the bottom right
  • Click the Save button at the bottom right

Windows 7

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Make sure it's set to View by: Category
  • Under Language and Region click Change keyboards or other input methods to open Keyboards and Language preferences tab.
  • Click the Change keyboards... button
  • Click the Add... button
  • Scroll to your language and press the [+] to expand the branch
  • Press [+] again to expand the Keyboard branch
  • Select the checkbox of the language with the (Magic Utilities) suffix
  • Click OK at the right
  • Click OK at the bottom
  • Click OK at the bottom

Activate the layout

You have two keyboard layouts installed, the current layout and the new layout. In the Windows system tray (right side of the Windows taskbar) you will see a language abbreviation. Click it and activate the new layout.

We can't test every Apple keyboard out there, there are too many different language models which are not available to buy in every region. Let us know if we missed something.