ALT Codes Not Working

I seem to have a unique predicament, as my alt codes partially work, but only up to 9. If i type alt+23 or alt+3 or alt+3848483 it all just comes out as ♥ in the end, and i can't go past single digits. I know how to use alt codes and they work on my other windows 10 computer, but this one has had no such luck. *Note: They did briefly work one day for absolutely no reason but then stopped again all of a sudden. If anyone has any advice or ideas I'm open to anything, as I have tried just about everything.

Go to Settings App - Ease of Access - Mouse
Check if this option is turned on - 'Use Mouse Keys when Numlock is on'
If it is, turn it off.

If this option is on it can disable the entering of Alt codes . . .

If that does not work:

To enable the entry of all Unicode characters by code:

Open Regedit (Windows + R Keys and enter regedit)

Navigate to this Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Input Method 

Create a string value called EnableHexNumpad with the value of 1

Then you'll be able to enter any character by holding down the right Alt key, pressing the + button on the numeric keypad, entering the hex code, and releasing the Alt key.

You may need to log off and back on before this input type is enabled.

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Last updated July 23, 2021 Views 60,908 Applies to: