Windows 10: Holding down alt key brings up extra letter 'graphics'

Discus and support Holding down alt key brings up extra letter 'graphics' in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win 10 Pro When I hold down the alt key for a very short time extra graphics pop up with usually a single letter, sometimes 2 letters. How do I stop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SBG, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. SBG
    SBG Win User

    Holding down alt key brings up extra letter 'graphics'


    Win 10 Pro

    When I hold down the alt key for a very short time extra graphics pop up with usually a single letter, sometimes 2 letters. How do I stop these extra graphics from showing up?


    Holding down alt key brings up extra letter 'graphics' [​IMG]

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  2. Arun B J Win User

    Keyboard shortcut Alt key not working

    Hi,



    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.


    • Since when are you facing this issue?

    • Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: You may check if the ALT key is functioning correctly in on-screen keyboard. It will help us to verify if there is any issue with the keyboard.

    Follow the steps below to open On-screen Keyboard.


    • Windows + Q, type OSK (on-screen keyboard)

    • And check if it works
    Step 2: Run Hardware and device Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your devices. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Feb 7, 2020
    #2
  3. ALT Key Codes for Special Characters List  


    These are the ones I use the most...


    To type the degree symbol °, make sure that your keyboard Num Lock is enabled. Press and hold down the Alt Key, then type the numbers 0176using the number pad on the right hand side of your keyboard. Then release the Alt Key and the degree sign ° will appear (NOTE: these features also work in Microsoft Office).

    To type µ (the Greek letter mu), hold down the ALT Key while you press the numbers 0181 and then release the Alt key.

    To type ±, hold down the ALT Key while you type the numbers 0177 and then release the Alt key.

    To type ÷, hold down the ALT Key while you type the numbers 0247 and then release the Alt key.

    To type ×, hold down the ALT Key while you type the numbers 0215 and then release the Alt key.

    To type ∞, hold down the ALT Key while you type the numbers 236 and then release the Alt key.

    To type ≥, hold down the ALT Key while you type the numbers 242 and then release the Alt key.

    To type ≤, hold down the ALT Key while you type the numbers 243 and then release the Alt key.
     
    nigelmercier, Feb 7, 2020
    #3
  4. Holding down alt key brings up extra letter 'graphics'

    Windows key hold after alt-tabbing

    Which build? I once saw it appear as if there was a way to lock the Alt- key, which then makes the Alt-Tab display work like the Win-Tab Task View in that it stays up without having to hold on to the modifier while you use it with cursor keys. To make
    it work I needed to use the right-Ctrl. In fact, it still works that way provided I press the Ctrl- key first. YMMV. 17134.286

    Windows 10. Still an Adventure ("Twisty passages, all different.")

    FYI

    Robert Aldwinckle

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    Robert Aldwinckle on forums, Feb 7, 2020
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