6 key on PowerBook. UK keyboard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by timsutcliffe, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007

    I'm sure someone will be able to help me. The number 6 key on my keyboard has three options, typing the number 6, this: ^, and another thing, which is a rectangle with a cross going through it, which apparently means clear.

    What does it do? What other keys do i need to hold down to make it work? Is there a website that shows what all the symbols mean, what they do, and how to use them?

  2. timsutcliffe thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    Same question

    Hello again,

    I'd still like to know the same thing, but this time it's a MacBook Pro.

    Anyone any ideas yet?
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Best advice I can offer is to open Keyboard Viewer by clicking on your national flag in the top menu bar. As you press a key, including the Modifiers - Shift, Ctrl, Cmd, Opt - you will see which key does what.

    Next option is to open Character Palette from the same menu bar, and take time to read the hundreds of symbols there. Use thereof is a simple click.

    As to what a cross through a rectangle means, someone else will have to explain that.

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