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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro

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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro
    Hello everybody.

    It's a trivial question, but the issue is driving me up the wall: I can't get my Mac to give me @ sign under Windows XP! When I press the "alt U+2325" key and key "2", instead of giving me @ sign the pile of junk activates File, Edit, View and all the rest of menus, so I can browse them with arrow keys. I don't want to use arrowkeys for menu operation, all I want is @ sign back, so I can type e-mail addresses in peace.

    I'm at the end of my wits here. Please help.

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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro
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    When I press the "alt U+2325" key and key "2"
    Well, I don't exactly know what that means, but how about just hitting the "shift" and "2" keys? Work fine for me in OS X and Windows.
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    you dont' need the U if your going to do it that way.
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    Shift+ " will do it. By that I mean the key with " at the top and , on the bottom.

    Quirky isn't it?

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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro

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    alt U+2325 issue: the U+2325 is unicode or something for the bizzare icon on Mac alt key (looks like a switch of some sort). What I meant is I press alt+" (same as alt+2) and nothing happens. Shift combos do not work either. Shift+2 will give me " and only ", not @.

    Can anyone tell me the differnce between Alt and Alt Gr on Mac keyboard then?

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    If Shift+2 doesn't do it, then there's something wrong. Maybe the Mac keyboard drivers didn't install correctly. You might want to try reinstalling them.
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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro

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    shift+2 dumb dumb! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

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    Mmmm, that's bizarre. I notice that when I run XP in a VM that my keyboard 'reverts' to a 'proper' UK keyboard (on a laptop remember).

    So the " key is where the @ key is on a US keyboard. ed confusing but basically if you're not sure, it's just fun pressing every key combination imaginable until you get it.

    'Tis a trifle erratic, but is that part of the charm, or is it just plain annoying? Perhaps, like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder.

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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro

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    brianwmay, fleurya - thanks a lot for the advice, but...

    reinstalled drivers - no help
    tried all (well, everything reasonable that came into my head) key combos to get the bloody @ - ain't getting it

    I'm getting really aggravated here. One guy said "just reinstall XP" Ain't gonna do it until I figure out what the  is going on. For Christ's sake, I don't want a Chinese spellcheck, all I want is bleeding @-symbol

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    If you do shift + " do you get an @?

    If so go into Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options - Languages tab - Details button (Text services and input languages)

    Add the English(UK) keyboard and make it default or add the English(US) keyboard and make it default. Whichever it isn't at the moment.
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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro

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    mrplow - been there, done that. And it does not work either. Thanks for input anyway.

    Folks, any more ideas?

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    well, Bootcamp is supported by Apple now. So as long as you can still contact Apple for support, I would say call them. It's pretty ridiculous such a simple and basic thing is not working correctly.
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    Typing "@" in Win XP on MacBook Pro

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    Is this a regional keyboard issue? @@@@ works just fine for me on my MB in XP under Fusion (and did under Boot Camp as well). Shift-2. Good luck in solving it!

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