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T490s keyboard doesn't produce Alt + xxx special characters

2020-12-19, 21:22 PM

I cannot type special characters using Alt key combinations, e.g., Alt+225 for the German eszett, or Alt+132 for the German umlaut a. I need to be able to type German, French, and Scandinavian special characters, sometimes on the Web, where character sets are not available. How can I access these characters with my T490s keyboard?

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Re:T490s keyboard doesn't produce Alt + xxx special characters

2020-12-19, 22:40 PM

Hi, according to my knowledge you can't do Alt + xxx on the laptop's keyboard, as that would require a numerical keypad or the like. However, if you use Windows, you can access the onscreen keyboard by searching for it in the start menu or hitting Ctrl + Win + O. You will find a numerical keypad there to be clicked with the mouse.

Best regards, Jens

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Re:T490s keyboard doesn't produce Alt + xxx special characters

2020-12-19, 22:40 PM

Hi, according to my knowledge you can't do Alt + xxx on the laptop's keyboard, as that would require a numerical keypad or the like. However, if you use Windows, you can access the onscreen keyboard by searching for it in the start menu or hitting Ctrl + Win + O. You will find a numerical keypad there to be clicked with the mouse.

Best regards, Jens

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Re:T490s keyboard doesn't produce Alt + xxx special characters

2020-12-21, 22:11 PM

Thanks, Jens. Even then, I almost couldn't figure it out, but realized that, from the on-screen keyboard, if you entered an Alt key combination, and then pressed Enter, the character would appear.  Thanks for the gift, and Merry Christmas! Don

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Re:T490s keyboard doesn't produce Alt + xxx special characters

2020-12-24, 13:48 PM

I just got an automatically generated email asking me to mark a reply (in this case, Jens' reply) as an Accepted Solution.  I would love to do so, but when I follow the link back to the message board, I see no such option anywhere! Oh well. Merry Christmas! Don

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