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How to Hashtag on A Mac Keyboard For International Apple Computers

How to Hashtag on A Mac Keyboard For International Apple Computers

For those who own an International Apple computer, such as a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina display or an iMac, you probably want to know how to hashtag on a Mac. So if you look at a Mac keyboard and can’t find the hash tag (#) key, we’ll explain to you what is required to hashtag on a Mac keyboard even if it’s a wireless keyboard.


Missing hash symbol, hashtag or number key on European Keyboards

Most Apple computers, especially European Macs don’t have a hash key on a Mac, since the number sign/pound sign has been replaced with the local currency sign like the UK has a £ pound sterling sign, while in Euro Zone countries a € Euro sign has been substituted.

The easy fix that you can use to type a hash tag on a Mac computer, no matter if it’s a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac, is by holding the down Option + 3, this will create a hash symbol on a Mac. This hashtag on Mac keyboard shortcut work with OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion and all other versions of OS X. Using these controls you should now know how to hashtag on a Mac.


How to type the hash symbol or hashtag on a UK or European keyboard:  

  • Hold Down Option and Press 3






The hash key is generally used with numbers. particularly with the telephone keypad. With the rise of Twitter and social media the “hashtag” phrase has gotten very big.  So for those who couldn’t find the hash key or hashtag sign on a international Mac keyboard, this guide should have helped with that problem.







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David Williams

Feb 17, 2015

I am a true junkie for everything tech. My current arsenal includes an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iPhone Xs, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Chromebook, iMac, and Dell XPS 13.

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