What's the shortcut to type # ?

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  1. fjckls macrumors newbie

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    Noobish question....... There must be a way to use shortcut for typing # instead of edit -> special characters.
    Enlighten me please.

    thnx
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Uh, Shift+3?
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    On a UK keyboard that brings up £
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    What's your keyboard layout set to? This determines exactly how you type the # symbol.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Well, where is this guy, then? :p
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Depends on what region the keyboard is from
     
  7. fjckls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh jeeez, dudes, thnks , I was so close to switch back to windows............................... NOT!
     
  8. Lau Guest

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    I would imagine that as he couldn't find it he isn't in the US, or we could expect similar threads including "What's the shortcut to type ! ?" and so on. ;)
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    I was reasoning he can't be in the USA, otherwise his keyboard would have the # symbol. However, it doesn't automatically mean he's British so I see your point :)
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Here's a real helpful tip for finding keyboard shortcuts to type any character you want:

    Go into System Preferences, then International. Enable the Input Menu, and also check the box for the virtual keyboard tool (I forget what it's called). Once this is turned on, activate it from the Input Menu (it's the one with the flag). When you press modifier keys (Shift, Option, and both Option and Shift) the character that will appear will be displayed in the virtual keyboard.
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    People (Americans) have asked me where the "Space" key is.

    Just saying.
     
  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    LOL. Some people should only be allowed pen and paper :D
     

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