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    I occasionally need to type the degree sign -just like this on a forum when writing or replying to a message. On this computer which runs Win XP Pro SP3 it works just fine. On the computer sitting next to me also running XP pro SP3 when I type it, it takes me to my home page. If I type it into notepad, for instance, it works great. What I type is alt 0176. Whats up with this?

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    See if you get the same result with Alt+248 on the numeric pad. If I do either Alt+248 or Alt+0176 on this XP Pro SP3 box I get and .

    You have got the Num Lock light on, haven't you?!
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    Alt+248 = on Windows 7, 64 bit. (Num Locks on)
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    This also works on a laptop without a separate number pad. As you are probably aware the number pad is incorporated into the regular keypad, and pressing Num Lk changes JKL to 123, etc. Turning on Num Lk causes the degree symbol ( ) to be displayed with keystrokes Alt + 248. It's not nearly as efficient to doing this, but for the few times it actually needs to be done, it's nice to know. Thanks for the info.
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    On my Asus netbook (with its laptop type keyboard), after turning on the Num Lk, I have to press the spacebar after the Alt+248 to get the degree symbol. Suggestions?

    However, this only works in Word, Outlook etc. I can't type a symbol using Alt+248 into an online post/forum. It just comes up blank, with or without Num Lk on. Any ideas ? P.S. I use Opera browser 10.60 but I have the same problem when posting with IE.

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