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I use the GMall 'Call phone' feature a lot, and the numeric keyboard pad works great for entering conference codes, but most conference call services want you "Enter your conference code followed by the 'hash' or 'pound' sign. So I end up typing the 10 digit conference code using the keyboard but then I have to use my mouse to push the # or hash sign.

Is their a way to push the # with the keyboard?

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Shift + 3 doesn't work? I've not used gmail dialer, but that would make sense to me... – Aeo Feb 18 '11 at 15:21
What locale is your keyboard? Doesn't it have a # key? – Dennis Williamson Feb 18 '11 at 16:49
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With the focus on the app or pop-up, just hold down the Shift key while pressing the number 3 that sits above the letter rows.

Above the 3 on the main part of the keyboard you can see the hash sign (or octothorpe) # that you're looking for.

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On a standard, American English QWERTY keyboard. For other formats this might not be correct. – Al E. Feb 20 '11 at 13:45

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