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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.......
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Old 27.03.2013, 13:35
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Re: German Apple keyboard

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

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

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

'Alt' doesnt work....i bought it in Zurich.
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Old 27.03.2013, 13:42
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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
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Old 27.03.2013, 13:46
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Re: German Apple keyboard

are you pressing it wrong? apple products just work

what layout are you using? swiss, german, gb, french?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 27.03.2013, 15:19
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Re: German Apple keyboard

apple-L it is on mine...
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Old 27.03.2013, 16:09
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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
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apple-L it is on mine...
Then you have a German keyboard - I think the OP has a Swiss-German layout.
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Re: German Apple keyboard

No worries, here you go @ Just copy and paste whereever you need it, till the time you find solution
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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.
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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 ©.
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