I've installed the Virtual Machine and everything is fine. However, when I open gedit and try to write a program I can't obtain the hashtag with alt+3, as you normally would using Mac OSX. Has anyone had this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A. Jones

  • This is for an older appliance, but I don't think the steps will be that different. You may take a look at Configure appliance for QWERTY layout (UK)! Maybe you can follow the steps their and choose your preferred layout!
    – kzidane
    Jan 21, 2015 at 15:02

2 Answers 2


You should use

Shift + 3

instead of

alt + 3

Or in the worst case scenario you can just copy and paste it from the google and use it in gedit it will work fine.


You should you shift+3 not alt+3

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