4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2006 8:05 AM by Dah•veed
Adam Croot Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
Morning folks.

If from the title you havent realised, Im from the UK.

A little over a year ago I purchased a 12inch ibook g4 and im loving it. now its time for me to turn my PC into a door stop (no really!). I waste far to much time on windows playing games I cant play on a mac.

How ever when I ordered my iBook impretty sure I selected a UK keyboard and when I got it it didnt have a Hash key (#). This is kind of a tricky objective to over come when your a web designer and programmer. How ever I manage, some how.

Can anyone confirm for me if a Ukmac with this option: "Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X" comes with a hash key.

Many thanks

ibook g4   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • AxL Level 6 Level 6 (11,440 points)

    Hi Adam,
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    The UK layout has the £ sign where the US has #.

    To get the # with your UK layout, type option+3.
    To get the £ with a US layout, type option+3.

    If you ordered a UK iBook, as opposed to an International iBook, then you rightly got the £ model.

    In System Preferences > International > Input Menu,
    you can enable any layout that you would wish to use. Enable the input menu in the menubar too, and the keyboard viewer/character palette, a very handy small flag to have in your status bar.

    Enjoy your Mac!
  • Rafael Marino Level 3 Level 3 (550 points)
    In your iBook G4 or in any other Mac with a British Keyboard:

    alt (also known as the option key) + 3 = #

    Tip: Go to System Preferences / International / Input Menu and check "Keyboard Viewer" and "Show input menu in menu bar". Now you will have the British flag on your menu bar (if that is the keyboard layout that you have chosen). Click on it and select "Show Keyboard Menu". Now as you press the option, control or shift key the Keyboard Viewer will show what those keys do.

    Edit: LOL AxL must have beaten me to it for a few seconds. Check the time for both posts.
  • Adam Croot Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Many thanks for your replys guys! Ill try out these steps when I get home to get my hash . . . the one day I couldnt be bothered to lug my ibook around with me. Oh well.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,665 points)
    But I want a Mexican flag in my menuboard!

    All I can get is a Spanish flag!!

    Or a US flag when I type in English!!! (I can't spell any other English!)