Cannot find the # key

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stenoboy, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. stenoboy macrumors newbie

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    What an fantastic forum! I've learned so much on here already, being a recent Mac 'convert'. I bought an iMac 20" and am loving it, loving Leopard and so glad I didn't go down the Vista route...

    Anyway, I'm struggling to find the # key on the keyboard. I'm using a standard keyboard (I think) sold in the UK.

    Any ideas how to get this symbol? (I had to cut and paste from an email to get it in the post before you ask!)
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That would actually be alt-3 on a UK keyboard (#) :p
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, alt-2 is € which one day we'll all love :p
     
  6. stenoboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Blimey, never in the history of my forum experience have I had such quick replies. Cheers, guys!

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  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    The hash stands for pounds avoirdupois in the US, hence it's the "Alt" to the pound Sterling. There is a certain logic to it.
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Curses, you're right. My cunning and subtle attempt to sway my fellow UK-based MacRumormongers to the Euro has been uncovered. :eek:

    It is indeed alt-3. Sorry about that, stenoboy.
     
  9. stenoboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL, can't wait to join the euro myself ;)
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    We've got your #. You made a right # of that.
     

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