Hash key in windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ETID, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. ETID macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    I am trying to use visual c++ 2005 in xp under bootcamp using a macbook. Unfortunately I cannot start to write my code as it begins with a hash key.

    Is there a way to get a hash key on xp with a macbook keyboard?

  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
    start > all programs > accessories > select On-Screen Keyboard
  3. ETID thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    sorry if im misunderstanding but I opened tis and tried all the settings but could still not find a hash key.

  4. webgoat macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2007
    Austin, TX
    wasn't sure if it was on there or not.. was just suggesting you try and see... i figured all keys would be included
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    Maybe give trying a windows keyboard ago so long as its usb
  6. ETID thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    yeh thats a good idea.
    I'm guessing that will most likely work.
    Hmm now to get a PC keyboard, all just to write code!!!!
  7. mshin.mac.pro macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    When you say hash key, I assume you mean the # character???

    Try the Windows Character Map application.

    Start | Program Files | Accessories | System Tools | Character Map

    You can pretty much select & copy any character(s) sequence...

    Note: If you don't have that menu item, use the Add & Remove Programs control panel to add "Accessories" component to Windows XP.
  8. anima macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    Easier Solution

    Use Ctrl-ALT-3 works for me in Parallels in Bootcamp partition under Win on Macbookpro (UK)

  9. windowsrules macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2013
    Apple Keyboard is a nightmare!

    Thanks for the suggestion on using Ctrl-Alt-3!

    Mind you, what a nightmare using an apple keyboard! 3 key combination for 1 character which is only one key on a good proper (windows) keyboard!

    Apple are light years behind windows in this respect which makes the mac unusable!!!

    Never again will I buy an apple, my first and last!

    If this MacBook Pro had a windows keyboard it would be an excellent machine!
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Make your own keyboard layout.

    I always do so in both Windows and OSX because I think Apple layouts suck. The German ones are absolutely worthless for programming. They moved the [] and don't even tell you where to.
    Ukulele is a good app for the purpose in OSX.

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