The keyboards of North American computers generally will have a key for the dollar sign, but not for a British pound sign £. Follow these steps to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. From dropdown list choose United Kingdom Extended. You can also use your Keyboard Viewer as an alternative to my list. Hi, You should find although it can be difficult to see that there are also numbers on some of the main keyboard buttons - these are often surrounded by a thin square outline towards the top right of the key.
Follow these steps to Uninstall Keyboard driver. The problem is that I'm using a keyboard and it doesn't have an Alt Gr and it doesn't have a numerical keypad. That gives you a quick workaround. You could face this issue due to corrupt our outdated Keyboard Driver. For a more permanent solution you can reassign the £ sign to an infrequently used key on your keyboard AltGr or the one to the left of 1 with a simple little freeware utility called.
Hold down the Alt key, on the numerical keypad press 0163, then release the Alt key. Your keyboard may support British Pound signs, but you may need to change keyboard drivers. Key combinations may work, certainly in some applications, but that is unlikely to help in a live password situation. Make sure the cursor is at the place in your document where you'd like the symbol to go, then hold down the Option key and press the 3 key. Pasting a password may be a quick method. Janice Archived from groups: microsoft. This may be a useful tip if you do get involved in switching keyboards.
I'd have been there all day if I hadn't noticed Ted's comment. Hi Jakie, Thank you for the response and keeping the status updated. If you can spot the Euro symbol on a different key, repeat the steps above but with the alternative key instead. Pasting a password may be a quick method. Unicode codes can not be typed. How to input pound symbol Choose your system and find out.
Currently I am copy pasting it, and it is a bit annoying. Otherwise, they're very similar check with Keyboard Viewer. Click on the symbol and then click the Select button. The simplest method, and this works on any word processor, email or web page, is to hold down the Alt key and press 0163 on the numeric keypad you may have to press the NumLock key first. I suspect there is somewhere a list of signs I could choose from.
Release the Alt and Function keys to insert the sign. Method 1: Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter. What keyboard set-up are you supposed to have? I know I could change the keyboard in control panel but the problem with that is that it then wouldn't match what I can see on the laptop's keyboard. If your keyboard has a number pad on the right hand side or your laptop keyboard has a number lock you can use Alt codes to get characters you wouldn't find normally. Other characters may be in unexpected positions also, or absent! If issue persists, please reply with information for further assistance. They also work only if your keypad is on. I've compiled a list of shortcuts in my article and explained how to open keyboard viewer.
For the pound-sterling sign £, one would type AltGr+ Shift+ 4, or Ctrl+ Alt+ Shift+ 4. Ask someone from the U. Also the character only appears after you release the Alt button just in case someone didn't know like me. It is generally located in the fifth row, near the right side of the window. Try holding down both the alt and fn keys and use these embedded numbers - so for example, on a dv5, this would be J, I, and O.
Use the letters with numbers on them; the numbers at the top of the keyboard don't work with shortcut codes. Please post any method you know other than copy pasting. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you'll be typing like a boss. If you have an updated windows you can do that by pressing ctrl + alt +4 on your keyboard. Not the answer you're looking for? I hope your system is password protected.
If the combination you want to try is not listed you may get it in Settings: Region, Language, Input. Please reply with the required information and the results. Hi Elaine, Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. You can also get £ on Windows by entering Alt+0163 or Alt+156. I'll show you how to do it by using different techniques depending on your Operating System and tastes.