Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Alt and X symbol shortcuts

If you use keyboard shortcuts like I do, then you may find the new Windows 10 following table of symbols and their corresponding short codes very handy. While this is not a comprehensive list, it does hit some very useful ones - like the Euro symbol, a smiley face, and the sum symbol. I have often wanted a short code that I could easily remember for those, as it saves so much time fiddling around in menus. I use the current short code for the GBP all the time (Alt 0613). 

An expansion in Windows 10 has added on the Alt & X controls, a command which has certainly added value to shortcuts (as you can see below).

Description

Symbol

Shortcut

ALT code

ALT+X code

Trademark

CTRL-ALT-T

ALT-0153

2122 ALT-X

Copyright

©

CTRL-ALT-C

ALT-0169

00a9 ALT-X

Registered

®

CTRL-ALT-R

ALT-0174

00ae ALT-X

Euro

CTRL-ALT-E

ALT-0128

20ac ALT-X

Pound

£

 

ALT-0163

00a3 Alt-X

Cent

¢

 

ALT-0162

00a2 Alt-X

Section

§

 

ALT-0167

00a7 Alt-X

Micro

µ

 

ALT-0181

00b5 ALT-X

Superscript 2

²

 

ALT-0178

00b2 ALT-X

Beta

Β

 

 

03b2 ALT-X

Infinity

 

 

221e ALT-X

Bitcoin

 

 

20bf ALT-X

Smiley face

 

 

263A ALT-X

Square root

 

 

221a ALT-X

Pi

π

 

 

03c0 ALT-X

Omega

Ω

 

 

03a9 ALT-X

Alpha

α

 

 

03b1 ALT-X

Summation

 

 

2211 ALT-X

Greater than

 

 

003e ALT-X

Less than

 

 

003c ALT-X

To get the Alt X controls to work, we simply key in the first four characters, then key "Alt" and "X" together. Too easy, once we know how!

However, what this list does not yet have is the symbol for approximately equal to. Now that will be VERY useful! 


Sam

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