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Old 12-11-2018, 12:02 PM
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Pound symbol on windows 10

My company has sent me my lovely new laptop but the numptys sent it with a USA keyboard. Rather than going through the fight of sending it back and waiting weeks for a new one, I thought it would simply have a short cut. I canít use alt 0163 as I donít have a num pad. I have found ctrl alt $ gives me a Euro Ä but Iím buggered if I can find or goggle a pound symbol short cut. Anyone know the answer please before I throw the thing out the window? Thanks
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:19 PM
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Have you tried ALTGr+Shift+4?
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:20 PM
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Or copy and paste a £ from elsewhere ...
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Can you not just reset the keyboard from US to UK in the settings?

This might be it:

How do I change my keyboard from US to UK Windows 10?
Set a default keyboard layout:
Click the Start menu and select Settings.
Select Time & language.
Click Region & language in the left column.
Under Languages click the language you want as default and click Set as default.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:28 PM
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Yes, just change the keyboard setting, Bob's your uncle. You may need a work IT admin to sort you out with that if you don't have admin rights though.
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Get a flat head screwdriver and prise the keys off it, then glue them on in the correct places.

It's called 'taking back control'.
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Have you tried ALTGr+Shift+4?
Thx but I donít have Altgr only alt either side of the space bar and neither works
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Or copy and paste a £ from elsewhere ...
Too much of a faff as I use the pound sign in just about every email
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Can you not just reset the keyboard from US to UK in the settings?

This might be it:

How do I change my keyboard from US to UK Windows 10?
Set a default keyboard layout:
Click the Start menu and select Settings.
Select Time & language.
Click Region & language in the left column.
Under Languages click the language you want as default and click Set as default.
Then all the other keys come up with different stuff an donít match the keys. I have to look at what I am pressing :-)
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Get a flat head screwdriver and prise the keys off it, then glue them on in the correct places.

It's called 'taking back control'.
Get a nice blue cover for your laptop as well
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Get a flat head screwdriver and prise the keys off it, then glue them on in the correct places.

It's called 'taking back control'.
Even if I did this it would still have the wrong symbol.

Tanks for all your suggestions so far but I canít beleive there is not a simple answer like the euro Ä
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Yep but I have no num pad and it doesn’t work with the 1-9 along the top
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I though I might live with the USA keyboard mapped to UK and tippex the pound and @ on the changed places but now find I’ve lost the #
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Too much of a faff as I use the pound sign in just about every email
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All the keys remain the same BUT with a ctrl alt shift 4 I get .....£
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Get an external keyboard, USB or Bluetooth, full size or compact travel type it's up to you. In the meantime ask for another laptop with a UK keyboard which they can send you while you work on the US one. Then you can send the US one back, or wait for them to chase you for it back in the hope that they forget and you can keep it.
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