Hash Key - Where is it!!?

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Hi,



I've had my powerbook 12" for around a year now and I've only just noticed that it doesn't have a hash key.



I want to learn to code in Perl (only simple stuff for manipulating data output files from a simulator) but i think i'm scuppered if i can't find the hash key.



I am using an old imac (lime green) keyboard for my input to my powerbook and can't find the hash key. What is the work aorund for this?



Thanks for your help

best regards

dave

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Shift-3 does it for me.



    Do you have a UK keyboard?
  • Reply 2 of 10
    found it - it's alt+3, how on earth are you meant to know this!!!



    yeah, I have a uk keyboard.



    shift+3 gives the £ symbol over here.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Well jeez, if you had a *proper* 'Merican keyboard...







    Out of curiosity, what's Shift-4? That gives us the $.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Kickaha

    Well jeez, if you had a *proper* 'Merican keyboard...







    Out of curiosity, what's Shift-4? That gives us the $.




    shift-1 !

    alt-1 ¡

    shift-2 @

    alt-2 ?

    shift-3 £

    alt-3 #

    shift-4 $

    alt-4 ¢



    yeah, the hash should be labelled like the Euro (to the right of the shift icon)
  • Reply 5 of 10
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by david101

    found it - it's alt+3, how on earth are you meant to know this!!!



    well in the old days of keycaps you could fiddle around, now you have nothing to help you in the same way, why did Apple scrap key caps with 10.3? Font book is a different application and I want key cap back
  • Reply 6 of 10
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    System Preferences: International:

    Input Menu (tab):

    Check "Keyboard Viewer"



    Now you can choose "Keyboard Viewer" from the input mode menu item (a flag roughly based on your chosen language).



    Sorry, not sure if it can be used alone without the input mode menu item.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    Same problem had me stuck for ages when I tried some programming in C using the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop. "Let's see, I need to #include some headers..."
  • Reply 8 of 10
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    You can also dig deep into the guts of the system, and make an alias to:



    /System/Library/Components/KeyboardViewer.component/Contents/SharedSupport/KeyboardViewerServer.app



    Name the alias KeyCaps. Double-click it. Voila.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Kickaha

    You can also dig deep into the guts of the system, and make an alias to:



    /System/Library/Components/KeyboardViewer.component/Contents/SharedSupport/KeyboardViewerServer.app



    Name the alias KeyCaps. Double-click it. Voila.




    I was hoping there was a way to do that. I was searching for "Keyboard Viewer" with a space, silly me.



    Wonder if the OS search will ever have a Google-like "Did you mean..." feature?
  • Reply 10 of 10
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Linking to it works but it only displays after the first double-click. If you close the window and double click it again, it won't show. Only by running it from the menu item does it show everytime.



    At least from what I can see, in Panther.
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