Windows 10: Alt Codes not working properly

Discus and support Alt Codes not working properly in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Some alt codes seem to have inexplicably (maybe because of a windows update?) stopped working for me on all editors, browsers (including file... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by KamilAli, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. KamilAli Win User

    Alt Codes not working properly


    Some alt codes seem to have inexplicably (maybe because of a windows update?) stopped working for me on all editors, browsers (including file explorer). I can still view the ones I had used previously and I can copy-paste them.

    It's not all codes just the first alt (1-32 excluding the ones that just add lines). For example, the alt code for Pilcrow (¶) should work with both ALT 20 and ALT 0182. Now just the latter works. I was still able to use the codes in file names but that seems to be gone now too.

    I use the Pilcrow (alt20), Section Symbols(alt21), and Delta(alt30) very often to write notes and this is bugging me a lot. Any solutions or workaround suggestions?


    I updated my other laptop to the 1903 update too and the codes are still working correctly there.


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    KamilAli, Oct 23, 2019
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  2. Kreij Win User

    Little Alt Code Utility

    It does do that, mlee. All buttons have tooltips with the alt code and a description listed in it.

    The masculine ordinal number in Spanish, Italian and Portugese? I'm not even sure what it is for ... lol
     
    Kreij, Oct 23, 2019
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  3. No Alt codes working

    I've found that no alt codes appear to be working using either left or right alt keys. I tried a few things suggested by an answer to a similar question ( ALT Codes Not Working
    ) which has made absolutely no difference.

    Other than Alt codes the alt buttons both work normally, likewise with the numpad.
     
    airfixalex, Oct 23, 2019
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  4. Alt Codes not working properly

    No Alt codes working

    Hello airfixalex,

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • Were there any recent changes made prior to this issue?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?
    • Does the issue happens to all applications?
    • Please check if the NumLock is turn on. Also, try using another keyboard and check if the Alt codes are working.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Oct 23, 2019
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