Portuguese Keyboard Layout not working properly

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Just got a new laptop using Windows 11 and couldn't set up the Portuguese layout. Either Portuguese (Brazil ABNT) and Portuguese (Brazil ABNT2) are exactly the same, which is incorrect.

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It sounds like you're having trouble setting up the Portuguese keyboard layout properly on your new laptop running Windows 11. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Check your language settings: Make sure that you have selected the correct language settings for your keyboard. Go to "Settings" > "Time & Language" > "Language", then click "Add a language" and select Portuguese (Brazil).

  2. Install the correct keyboard layout: After adding the Portuguese (Brazil) language, click on it and then click "Options". Scroll down to "Keyboards" and make sure that the correct layout is installed. If not, click "Add a keyboard" and select the correct layout (either Portuguese (Brazil ABNT) or Portuguese (Brazil ABNT2)).

  3. Change the default input method: Once you have added the correct keyboard layout, make sure that it is set as the default input method. Go to "Settings" > "Time & Language" > "Language", click on the Portuguese (Brazil) language, and then click "Set as default".

  4. Restart your computer: After making these changes, restart your computer and check if the keyboard layout is working properly.

If the issue still persists, you may want to try uninstalling and reinstalling the Portuguese keyboard layout.