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Most Hoyas don't like being below 50° for extended periods of time. Type 50 and then hold down the alt key while typing 0176 on the numeric key pad. When you take your finger off the alt key the ° sign will appear. I thought this was kind of a neat thing.
Doesn't work for me. If I do it with the numeric key pad it takes me to my home page (?!?). If I do it with the number row keys, it just ignores me completely. I'll try it on my computer at home though just in case it's a built in glitch with the work computer.
I have a Mac ... let me try it that way. It's currently 67º here now, ok it worked ... thanks Dominic! I would never remember the other numbers unless I wrote them down (and then I'd lose the note!) so it's a lot easier for me to do it by just holding the alt key and typing in zero!
It's 60° in Austin TX.
Thank you Doug, I use a lot of those alt + numbers, when I write in Spanish to type the accents, letters and exclamation marks used in the language. But I didn't know this one.
Check out this website - I too like Lourdes have used the alt + for typing in Spanish,
and sometimes wondered how to do other stuff. So I googled it and came up with
this website - a good list of any symbol you could want !
Lourdes/Paula...Are you not able to change the language on you keyboard at the top for typing Spanish? On mine I can switch it to Spanish on the computer, and then the keys on the keyboard register differently ñ é etc
Hmmm, I always knew there was a solution. (-: Didn't work for me, took me to my home page too. Trying top number row now. Didn't work either. I'm using Firefox, wonder if it would work with IE. Loading now...
I have a Macintosh computer, using Safari as my browser, and all I have to do is hold the alt key down and the number zero for the degree symbol, very easy and I like easy! ... Still only 52ºF here in central Fla.
It is really wierd that it won't work on either your work or home computer. Have you tried to go into MS word or another word processing program and try it? I first tried it there before I posted about the hint. The num lock key does have to be activated.
You are right! there sure are much worse things in life.
Ha! I wish Spring was around the corner. We got 14 inches of snow on Sunday with another Nor' Easter predicted for this Sunday. I have got to get it together to get pictures of my house. The snow piles are higher than my car. It is getting hard to see out the windows because of it.
Hey, a girl can dream ... it's back down to 1°C anyway...sigh
It's actually just warmed up today for the first time in awhile, and will get warmer tomorrow, and stay warm (well, not Hawaii warm!) until Monday, when we go back to the deep freeze. But tomorrow and Friday we'll get lots and lots of rain, to wash away the dirty snow. I have a feeling there's lots more snow to come this winter, we're just getting an early taste of chilly, rainy days until we go back to it.
We could use some rain down this way ... very dry here. My city is almost 4" below normal rainfall, and some areas of the state are even worse. There have been a couple of wild fires here in central Florida the past week but no damage to property that I've heard of, thank goodness. We've been under red flag fire warnings off and on the past month. Hopefully we will begin to get some spring rains before long.
Just a reminder that folks from all over the world use Dave's Garden so it's very important to add which scale you are using: °F or °C. That way whoever is reading knows what temp you're talking about and if they are unfamililar with the scale, they can use a temp converter found on the web to change the temp to the scale they know. The USA is really the only country that uses °F. The rest of the world uses °C. (:o)
Wow, Doug! This is June and y'all might have temp's at freezing?! Amazing! I bet it is a challenge to grow tropical plants in your area! We've had many days in the mid 90's already and nights in the mid 70's. These high daytime temp's are a sign of what July, August and September are going to be like I'm afraid! Today has been stormy and raining, right now it's a pleasant 77ºF.
I'll try to send some of our Florida heat your way ... oh, and if anyone needs rain we have plenty of that to share too! We had awful floods here two weeks ago, rained for 7 or 8 straight days ... my city had 21" but other area's had even more. I stuck a 5 gal bucket outside one day and in 24 hours we had 9" of water in that bucket! We are thankful to be on high ground and didn't have any flooding ... many folks had a foot of water in their homes! Daytona Beach is only about 8-9' above sea level so when it rains like that there's no place for the water to go.
Send some rain up this way! This was the 3rd driest May on record (since the 1890's, yes, 1890's, not 1980's (:o)). We *may* get some rain this weekend - if we're lucky! I am not holding my breath.
We were in a drought situation with fire watches for a few months, praying for rain ... our prayers were answered and then some! Tropical Storm and Hurricane season began June 1st, hope we don't get any major systems for awhile ... need to dry out first!
By using the ALT key + 'Numbers on the (activated) number pad you can type out any character that has been mapped out for the particular font your using. Access to these characters goes back to the early days of the PC and DOS. In versions of Windows now in use you can see and access all the characters available in any given font by opening the "Character Map". This is fount by [Start] -> [Accessories] -> [System Tools] -> "Character Map". To have easier access to this App. you can just drag the icon from the start menu onto the Desktop.
The Character Map has a drop-down box to select any of the fonts installed on your PC. This immediately displays all the characters available. Clicking on any symbol will show a larger sample. The Map also allows you to copy any character(s) to the clipboard to paste in any application. Also when you click on a character the Keystroke combination (the ALT + numbers) for the selected character is shown at the bottom right.. The full character set for any major font is rather extensive. If your not familiar with it, you may be surprised by what you can type out. For example:
For those using an iMac, to get the º symbol, hold down the option key and then press the zero key at the top of the keyboard. The ")" is right above the zero key. Macs don't have all of the symbols that PC's have, but the most common symbols can still be made on an iMac.