25 Shortcuts for Common Alt Key Codes (Windows)  [edit]

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How can you type the symbols that generally aren't visible on the keyboard? A simple way is holding the Alt key and typing the number for the symbol. You'll find these Alt shortcuts below. Note: On Windows, you can always use the Character Map tool to type various symbols and letters you can't find here.

First, ensure Num Lock is pressed on your keyboard. To type these symbols, hold Alt key, then type the number with numpad. The character will appear after you release Alt key.

minusplus1. Commonly used keyboard symbols
Alt+36 (Dollar sign)
Alt+0169 © (copyright sign)
Alt+0174 ® (registered sign)
Alt+0153 ™ (trademark sign)
Alt+0137 ‰ (per mille sign)
Alt+21 § (section sign)
Alt+0151 — (em dash)
Alt+0150 œ (a letter)
Alt+0140 Π(a letter)
Alt+145 æ
Alt+146 Æ
Alt+36 or Shift+` ~ (tilde)

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minusplus2. Other symbols
Alt+1 ☺ (smiley symbol)
Alt+2 ☻ (smiley symbol)
Alt+3 ♥ (heart symbol)
Alt+13 ♪ (note symbol)
Alt+14 ♫ (beamed eighth note symbol)

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minusplus3. Math symbols
Alt+0247 ÷
Alt+0215 ×
Alt+171 ½ (fraction one half sign)
Alt+172 ¼ (fraction one quarter sign)
Alt+248 ° (degree symbol)
Alt+157 Ø (diameter symbol)
Alt+253 ²
Alt+0179 ³
What is your favorite Keyboard symbols hotkey? Do you have any useful tips for it? Let other users know below.

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