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Anyone who comes from the Windows PC to the Apple Mac will certainly try to make an @ sign with the usual key combination [AltGR] + [Q]. The bracket monkey, as the AT sign (pronounced "at sign") is also called, appears on Macs with a different combination. On old ones Mac keyboards you still had to ponder which keys conjure up the spider monkey symbol, but it has been built into the keyboard for years:
Basically you get the ÄT or AT sign (@) on every Mac with the same key combination. To do this, use the ALT + L keys. The @ symbol is also printed on the L key so that you can find out more quickly how to find it.
On Macs with old operating systems, the key combination [Shift] + [ALT] + [L] is sometimes still used to enjoy the at-sign. However, I haven't got my hands on any of these models for years ...
Who visites Bootcamp and has a Windows operating system running under it, it may have to work with [CRTL] + [ALT] + [Q]. However, this only works if you have selected the German keyboard in the country settings / region and language in the control panel.
Windows is usually running under the [PC emulator Parallels Desktop-> parallels-desktop]. If you are in Windows and need an @ sign, you can also reach it with [ALT] + [L]. Incidentally, under a "real" Windows on a PC with a correspondingly different keyboard layout, AltGr + Q is required.
And a tip for the very desperate: If nothing works and you just can't get a parenthesis over the keyboard, then I just go to an email or a text and copy an @ out. I think there are definitely enough in this guide. :)
If you type in an e-mail address with firstname.lastname@example.org in Excel or Word, this is automatically converted into a clickable e-mail address. If this procedure annoys you, you can switch it off in the settings of the Office programs.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.