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04-11-2013 09:26 AM
I have an Acer Aspire notebook. On the number 5 at the top of the keyboard, there is a Euro sign at the lower right of the key. I've tried as many combinations of keys that I can think of to get that key to type the Euro sign. Can anyone help?
04-11-2013 07:07 PM
On my M5 the Euro is on the '4' key - therefore '4' + <Alt Gr>.
You would use '5' + <Alt Gr>.
(<Alt Gr> is to the right of the space bar.)
04-11-2013 07:24 PM - edited 04-11-2013 07:34 PM
ok. To be pedantic, I should have typed <Alt Gr> + '4' for €.
So, you would hold down <Alt Gr> while you type '4'.
If that fails then I am at a loss as to the problem.
My M5-581TG also came with Windows 8. What a disaster! I'm now running Windows 7 Ultimate - runs like a dream!
04-11-2013 08:35 PM - edited 04-11-2013 09:14 PM
I purchased mine with Windows 8 - I hunted around but couldn't find one with Windows 7 so I bought that and upgraded to Win7 (I don't see it as a down grade as Win7 Ultimate is around four times the price of Win8 and far superior in my opinion). I had tried running Win8 in a virtual machine on my desktop and was extremely underwhelmed to say the least.
Have you tested to see whether you can type the ''¦' key with <Alt Gr>? (To the left of '1').
I'm not sure what if anything that would prove though.
Edit: Just a thought, have you changed language, keyboard or 'Change Key Sequence'?
Clock, Language and Region > Region and Language > Text Services and Input Languages > Change Key Sequence
(There is a setting there for 'Switch Keyboard Layout')
04-12-2013 12:30 AM
1. Open a text editor or word processor.
2. Hold <Alt Gr> and then press the <5> key at the upper-center of the keyboard.
NOTE: Note: Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm for more information.
Alternatively the Euro Symbol “€” can be typed by right ALT + "E" (or, left CTRL + ALT + "E")