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pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 13:30

German Apple keyboard
 
This may seem like the strangest question. But i have just purchased a new Apple laptop and cannot figure out how to get the @symbol!!

It is in the middle of the keyboard, which is also shared with the letter G but no combinations are working, including all the shift, control, command keys.

Please help!! It cant be that hard.......

UKPenguin 27.03.2013 13:35

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Do you have an "option" (alt) key? It's what works on my keyboard

pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 13:36

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Unfortunately i tried that and it doesnt work .-(

Faltrad 27.03.2013 13:37

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
If it's German from Germany, then most probably alt+q - German from Switzerland is alt+g

pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 13:40

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
'Alt' doesnt work....i bought it in Zurich.

grumpygrapefruit 27.03.2013 13:42

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Although you have a physical German keyboard.... have you set the computer to English keyboard? If so, it's shift 2

Phil_MCR 27.03.2013 13:46

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
are you pressing it wrong? apple products just work ;) :msntongue:

what layout are you using? swiss, german, gb, french?

pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 13:47

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
I have an acer computer at work and it is ctrl-alt-2 but i didnt think it would be possible to change the keyboard...i think i would prefer to leave it as is.

pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 13:49

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
No im not pressing it wrong...my husband tried as well, and we cant find any info on the internet. We have tried every combination.

It is a swiss layout, as i bought it here in Switzerland.

krlock3 27.03.2013 13:53

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Its the alt key ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE of the space bar.

Try that ;-)

pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 14:02

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 1837334)
Its the alt key ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE of the space bar.

Try that ;-)

I dont have my computer with my right now....i think i tried that. But i will try again. Thanks!

slammer 27.03.2013 14:04

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
What is your language setting? If you are on Swissgerman it is alt-g , if you on a German setting alt-l, (that is a small ell, by the way)

transeuropeancheese 27.03.2013 14:32

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pinkpeonie (Post 1837289)
This may seem like the strangest question. But i have just purchased a new Apple laptop and cannot figure out how to get the @symbol!!

It is in the middle of the keyboard, which is also shared with the letter G but no combinations are working, including all the shift, control, command keys.

Please help!! It cant be that hard.......

"Apple"+G should work. At least, it does on my girlfriend's Macbook.

flow23 27.03.2013 15:19

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
apple-L it is on mine...

Diego Knyte 27.03.2013 16:09

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
I hate German keyboards. Not so bad just getting used to the Y and Z being swapped, it's them other characters.

If my keyboard ever goes belly-up, I'm ordering one from the UK.

Edit: Ck this out....http://goingtolalaland.files.wordpre...8/img_1122.jpg

transeuropeancheese 27.03.2013 16:14

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by flow23 (Post 1837469)
apple-L it is on mine...

Then you have a German keyboard - I think the OP has a Swiss-German layout.

openid 27.03.2013 16:39

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
No worries, here you go @ Just copy and paste whereever you need it, till the time you find solution ;)

Slaphead 27.03.2013 16:44

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
There are two "alt" keys on a mac keyboard. For a Swiss keyboard the the "@" sign is obtained by pressing "alt" and "G" at the same time assuming you've set the input source as a swiss keyboard.

However, there's a catch. If you're running another system other than Mac OS, native or virtualised, you may find that the left "alt" key will no longer work in conjunction with the "G" to produce the "@" symbol. You need to use the "alt" key on the right side of the keyboard for this to work.

pinkpeonie 27.03.2013 16:57

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Well none of the above options worked. I dont have an Apple symbol to use and when i use alt and g, i get this symbol .

saint7uk 27.03.2013 17:33

Re: German Apple keyboard
 
Go to System preferences, select keyboard and tick show keyboard & character viewers in menu bar.

you can then click input sources and also select an english keyboard.

After this a flag will appear by the battery symbol allowing you to switch keyboards and also an option saying show keyboard viewer, when this is open pressing one of the modifier keys will show you the symbol for each key under the modifier...


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