As the title says, I'm using a MacBook Pro to log in to my Windows 7 desktop (using "Remote Desktop Connection").

I've tried all the usual keyboard combinations to get a hash key from within Windows: Alt+3, Ctrl+Alt+3 (both left and right alt keys on the keyboard) but no characters appear.

Any ideas?

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The key combination to use is Cmd + \

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  • Phew, thanks! I'd given up looking but this works perfectly :)
    – BT643
    Jul 12, 2011 at 18:42
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