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Alt Code Assistance

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Alt Code Assistance


    On every version of Windows I have used (apart from 8,) Alt+789 (numpad) produces a symbol resembling two S's stacked on one another.

    On Windows 8 with Num Lock ON, this remains the case.

    I need to know what this Alt Code produces, on Windows 8, with Num Lock OFF.

    It is my Windows password and due to a recent upgrade the method I was using no longer produces the correct character.

    TLDR; Will someone running Windows 8 turn their Num Lock OFF, and post the result of Alt+789 (on the number pad) in a reply for me?



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  2. #2

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,588
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    It may be different on YOUR laptop but on mine, ALT+789 with Num lock OFF doesn't produce anything, the 7 key is HOME, the 8 key is Cursor UP and the 9 Key is PGUP. It depends on what application you are entering those key combos in. For instance, in my FireFox browser where I am now, ALT+HOME goes to my browser's Home page.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    I have learned that the character it used to produce is called "Combining Comma Above Right" or ̕

    ̕ ̕ ̕
    However I seem to be unable to produce this character, which is my password, in the new password input field for Windows 10
    My question-- The question that I didn't know what the command produced-- is solved.

    I guess my issue is now a Windows 10 issue. Thank you, though.
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  4. #4

    How cool would it be to just use pictures as our passwords? forget typing letters and numbers..
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