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ThinkPad X250 Special Characters and Alt-codes without NumLk

2016-06-08, 16:27 PM

Simply, I can't insert special characters using alt-codes. The ThinkPad X250 does not have a NumLock key and has no numpad. I've tested Fn+Alt using each Alt key and all the combinations of Fn and FnLk available in the bios and on the keyboard to no avail. Copy/Paste from the character map and inserting special characters in Word are cumbersome workarounds. I would greatly prefer to use alt-codes because it's more efficient for frequently inserting characters into formulas. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Re: ThinkPad X250 Special Characters and Alt-codes without NumLk

2016-06-08, 20:17 PM

I cannot test this myself, but see if the solution at the end of this thread helps at all

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/using-alt-codes-on-laptop-without-num-lock/0cafea87-6ab0-414d-bbb0-e888a324c368

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