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Old 03-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cool how to enable Alt + numbers in Ubuntu


I want to use the Alt + numbers function in Ubuntu but I don't know how> I researched it first and i read I had to do Shift + Ctrl + numbers but ti doesn't work. Can anybody help?
 
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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What do you want Alt+numbers to do???
 
Old 03-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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If I'm not wrong, those key combinations are only available in Microsoft's OSs since DOS. Not a GNU/Linux function. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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marco18, you just broke my heart
I use the Alt + #'s function sometimes an I don;t want to go back to my win partition just to type a character. There has to be a way
 
Old 03-18-2011, 07:17 AM   #5
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You can use unicode:
CTRL SHIFT u then enter the hex code of the character you want.
See here: http://fsymbols.com/keyboard/linux/unicode/
 
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