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Alt key codes in Windows 8

  1. #21

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  2. #22

    South of Boston, MA
    Posts : 10
    Windows8 and WinXP

    I think you misunderstood. I'm in this textbox. I hit alt-0176 and I'm brought to a totally new page, within this tab, with a degree symbol in the Google search box

    I actually use Clipmate, and have for many years. I've got text characters stored in there. I'll end up using them, but I shouldn't have to. This is so frustrating....
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  3. #23

    I think I am misunderstanding. It almost sounds like you're activating a keyboard shortcut to open new page and insert degree symbol at same time.
    BTW- I checked clipmate. I was looking for graphics editor & ability to bulk paste clips into MS Word or Excel cells. Did I miss those options or are they just not available?
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  4. #24


    I have both Google Chrome and Foxfire on my computer, however, my browser is Internet Explorer.

    Can we review ?

    You typed alt-0176.

    pcRAT said it has to be typed on the numeric keys; no other keys such as - or " or ' are to be pressed.

    So it is written alt 0176.

    Further, the numbers lock has to be ON.

    I press the alt key and HOLD it down while entering 0176. Then when I release the appears.

    I tried it here in the response text box, I tried it in Google Chrome in the search box and in the Foxfire search box as well as in Microsoft Word and it does work in all of them.

    When I try it with the Numbers Lock OFF it does strange things. As I release the alt switch/button the page changes to my home page.

    I really can't understand why yours shouldn't work too. You are in Windows 8 and on this website's conventions.

    If the browser type; Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome, or Foxfire work for me it should work for you too.

    I tried all sorts of combinations that acted up until I followed the instructions precisely. I'm sure you know that each keystroke is key specific. For example when I type my user name or password, if I make a mistake on only one key it doesn't complete and I get rejected. Too some sites are upper case or lower case specific.

    It should work for you. Can't see why not.
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  5. #25


    I tinkered around with Teds alt symbols down in the chill out room with different combos :

    Piso X alt 167

    Piso X alt 0167

    Piso X░ alt 176
    Piso X alt 0176

    Piso X alt 147

    PisoX alt 0147

    Piso X alt 148

    Piso X

    32 Fahrenheit alt 0176

    0 Celsius alt 0176

    Compass heading North 360 alt 0176

    Compass heading North 360 alt 167

    As it says symbols may not work in some browsers or word processing. There is/are also the HTML and classic view's.

    As you can see there are a couple of ways to place the little round symbol and a couple of sizes too.

    Most probably if you tinker a little more and try other browsers it will work.


    On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence. The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.
    Last edited by wetibbe; 27 Dec 2012 at 09:16.
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  6. #26

    South of Boston, MA
    Posts : 10
    Windows8 and WinXP

    Just wanted to let you all know I figured it out. Finally. It turns out there was software called Multiview, that allowed control of multiple monitors (I only have one) that was installed with the new Samsung monitor I bought. It had taken control of the alt key function. I found it, uninstalled it, and now all is well. Alt characters work fine
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  7. #27


    Fantastic. Great;

    Thank you for your indulgence and determination. I'm very impressed.
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  8. #28

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    I'm having a similar problem with Alt codes. Sometimes I can use the Alt codes for accents over letters o, or the tilda over an n. But often when I use those Alt codes, another Google Chrome window pops up, or attempts to (I get a message asking me if I want to leave this page), or the window moves to the task bar. I'll pay attention to these errors to provide more detail. It's getting really annoying because I'm working on learning Spanish, and those symbols are used all the time. Any ideas how to solve this? I searched for the "Multiview" program as suggested above, but apparently my computer doesn't have that.

    I'm using an HP Pavilion 23, running Windows 8.

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