MBP Late '08 | Shift & 3 = # ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by photoGrant, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. photoGrant macrumors member

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    #1
    Is this just me?

    Shift & 3 should be the pound sign, but I'm getting the # sign.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    #2
    Is this a UK thing? In the US, # = pound sign.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #3
    Sounds like you might have your MBP set to America input.

    Go to System Preferences - International - Input Menu

    If you want to check what is the current input format check "Show Input in Menu Bar" and a little flag will appear by the clock.

    If you want/need to put it in British put a check by British and remove any other selected there or click on the little flag and select British.
     
  4. photoGrant thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Thank you!

    I've never had this issue with the previous 3 Macbook Pro's I've had, how strange.

    Thanks again mate
     
  5. polar-blair macrumors regular

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    how do you get a hash symbol on a UK mac keyboard. Its been driving me nuts for about a year now. Where is it?

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    Oh never mind just found it. Lol took me long enough ####### yes! Holding the alt key and pressing 3! also I found a whole bunch of weird characters. ¡€#¢∞§¶•ªº––≠œ∑´®†¥¥¨^øπ“‘«æ…¬˚∆˙©ƒ∂ßå`Ω≈ç√∫~µ≤≥÷
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    No problem :)

    If you go enable the flag as described above you can click it and select "Show Keyboard Viewer", this will bring up an onscreen keyboard which will show you what each key will input and will change depending on the modifiers.

    e.g.

    kbviwer.jpg
     

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