Alt Trouble

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Baseband Member
I found out the other day that not only would my number keys not work when I was holding down the ALT.(see my "nameless-icons question") but NONE of the keys will respond when I hold it down. Does anybody know if there is a way for me to fix this? I know there is a way to customize my keyboard but I'm not sure how to adjust the settings for ALT. Has anybody done this? I have an XP if that means anything.


Solid State Member
I do not quite catch what you mean but normally when you use ALT+Numerical keys they work together to write ASCI characters.

As if you press ALT and then presses 126 in sequence you should get the tilde (~) character. Any digit between 1 and 255 is legal but some of the lower ones will not give you any useful ouput. I think ALT + 6 is the bell (or something).

ALT should be working fine with any other character than an numerical one.


In Runtime
Try the ALT key on the other side of your keyboard, if it still doesn't work, try a different keyboard. Sometimes the switches or something gets worn out. I had a shift key go out on my keyboard once.
Good luck!:)
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