stupid lack of # key

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  1. macrumors 6502

    mcmadhatter

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    #1
    My ibook has a distinctinctly lacking in the # key department, is there a key combination to type this or do i just have to go to the special charecter pallet (or whatever its equivelent is called by apple) every time I want to type a #??
    It is really annoying as I am doing c# and css stuff at the moment

    cheers
     
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    Applespider

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    #2
    Assume that you're working on a UK keyboard?

    Typing Option/Alt and 3 will get you a #
     
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    MacDawg

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    #3
    You mean something other than shift - 3 ?
    ############################

    Edit: OK, I see, thanks for the clarification Applespider

    Is the iBook keyboard different? I don't have one.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    fayans

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    #4
    Thanks! I learn type © - ™ without going to character palette using alt/option key combination. Cool!
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    In the UK shift-3 is £ and alt-3 is #; I must admit from a developers point of view this is a bit rubbish.... discourages commented code!

    I think they should at least hvae marked the keyboard somehow like the 2 on a UK keyboard having @ and €
     
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    mcmadhatter

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    #6
    cheers for that everyone, I can now attempt to comment my code on a more regular basis. It's a shame they don't mark the extra charecters on the keyboard
     
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    20rogersc

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    #7
    Thanks for this thread, I've been wondering for a while how to do '#' easily!
    Now I can #:D#

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    And does anyone know how to type an Apple symbol/logo on a UK keyboard? Its supposed to be apple+shift+K on a US one. I'm thinking Word or InDesign here, not typing it in a web page (theres already a thread on how to put an apple symbol into a MacRumors post).
     
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    Applespider

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    #9
    Not ⌘+shift+K but Option (Alt)+Shift+K will get you a  ;)
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #10
    Much easier on a Norwegian keyboard: alt-A :)
     
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    mcmadhatter

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    #11
    I think i might do a complete listing for all the keys on the uk keyboard when I get home to my Mac
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #12
    No need for a complete listing, you already got it: Enable the input menu in System Preferences -> International, and check the Keyboard Viewer Palette. :)

    Edit: The Keyboard Viewer will give you a small floating window that will show you what characters that's assigned to different keys when yo hold down shift, alt/option, cmd/apple, ctrl, fn or any combination of the controller keys.
     

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    fayans

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    #13
    This is cool! I was looking for the complete list of what keys assigned to which special character. Thanks Mitthrawnuruodo.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    Thanks Applespider and all you others - I've found it depends on the typeface selected (works in Geneva and Monaco for instance, but not in Arial or Times New Roman - not too surprising considering the provenance of the first two). You've saved me tearing my hair out.

    ps for some reason I keep getting a 'server too busy' response.....am I surprised?
     
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    mcmadhatter

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    #15
    lol I got that yestereday when trying to find out what was happening at the conference, gave up and watched the football in the end lol
     

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