I am looking for help typing characters on a laptop that only has 81 keys (i.e. no number pad), beyond those for which there are shown keys and their upper-case/lower-case equivalents.
There must be something analogous to Windows' Alt+Num_Lock+####. Being forced to open some form of character map (either os-based or application-based) to enter a character within the current character set, but just not shown on the keyboard, is not acceptable because opening/switching windows significantly disrupts workflow.
Whilst there are a few that auto-correct like Alt+Ctrl+e or Alt+Ctrl+Shift+E changes e or E to é or É. However, this is the exception, rather than the rule.
If anyone knows of how to solve this conundrum or knows as many of the partial solutions as possible (like Alt+Ctrl+e = é), without dragging out a character map, I would be very grateful to hear from you!
I keep a full sized bluetooth keyboard with numbers pad etc next to my desk and I just pull it out and switch it on when i need to do serious typing and calculating. Works quickly and easily for me, and no wires or dongles because bluetooth. I don't need it all the time. For me, it's way easier than fussing with character maps.
@Mary GThanks for your reply.
I refer to the following laptops:
These all have the same keyboard, as far as I am aware. There might be more models, too.
I'm attempting this in both a Windows 10 and Ubuntu LTS environment.