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I have paired a Mac wireless keyboard with my PC. It works well but being an unfamiliar Mac user I don't know how to use the @ symbol which is spaced above the 2. If I use shift it actually puts in the Euro sign () instead. Can anyone help me find a way to make the @ sign with Shift+2?

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Are you using a Mac or a Windows PC with your Apple wireless keyboard? –  Daniel Beck Aug 23 '12 at 18:45
@aliasgar - The comment above raises an issue about whether the question concerns a Mac computer or Mac keyboard on a Windows PC. Adding a [mac] tag without having clarification can harm the question by imposing a potentially wrong assumption or mindset on people who answer. –  fixer1234 Feb 18 at 16:15
@fixer1234 corrected the error, thanks for pointing it out! –  aliasgar Feb 19 at 6:54

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Your keyboard is not configured to US ANSI which is default. You are asked to confirm by pressing the left and right Shift keys on the keyboard when you boot your Mac for the first time.

This is what I get:

  1. Shift2 = @

  2. Option2 =

  3. ShiftOption2 = (This is what you get on Shift2)

What you should be doing is:

  • Go to System Preferences, then click Keyboard, and then Change Keyboard Type.
  • Alternately what I get in 3 above, that is the should get you the @, applying vice-verse logic.

If you're using a Mac Keyboard on a Windows PC:

  • Your keyboard is definitely on a wrong configuration.
  • Or Windows had loaded a wrong driver, and it's not on US ANSI.
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An interesting table here shows you what you should be using to get the €. Shift2, however, is not on the list which, as @aliasgar pointed out, points to the wrong keyboard type being selected.

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