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Brace key

Hello

 

because my Compaq CQ58 hasn't a numeric pad I don't know how insert special characters like braces (ALT123 and ALT125).

 

John Rossati

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Re: Brace key

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Re: Brace key

Hi there

Enable num key while holding "function" press and relase "num lock
Press and hold both Alt and Fn keys while entering the alt code
Switch "num lock" off in the same way as you switched it on to continue using your keyboard normally

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Re: Brace key

Thanks

 

I apologize, but I am not able to do what you told me:

... holding "function" is the "fn" key?

... "num lock" key is the key which blocs the shift?

 

In this case this doesn't works.

 

John Rossati

 

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Re: Brace key

i think the problem with entering special characters varies among different laptops & netbooks then.

please read following:
http://superuser.com/questions/201666/how-do-i-get-a-special-character-without-a-number-pad

https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110714122633AAtGKAK

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Re: Brace key

Thanks

 

in the sites  that you have indicated I found a solution (cumbersome) and some suggestions.

 

 

John Rossati

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Re: Brace key

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