I'm running a macbook pro on English language, with a danish keyboard (Microsoft Ergonomic 400) - for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get the dollar sign out of it.

I'm used to press AltGr+4 to get it. Now it just gives me the £ sign.

  • Mac doesn't have an AltGr key, btw, & I'm not certain how it would read one pressed on a Win keyboard.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 14, 2015 at 7:47
  • MS keyboards are not printed according the Apple Danish layout. Both the topmost leftmost key and alt shift 3 should give you $, assuming you have your OS X set the Danish input source. Sep 14, 2015 at 10:19

2 Answers 2


It seems the layout may have been modified.

Try using AltGr+Shift+3.

You can also check what key combinations produce what characters by enabling the On-Screen-Keyboard :

  • Open System Preferences and go to “Keyboard”, and look under the “Keyboard” tab
  • Check the box next to “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar”
  • Enable the virtual keyboard input in Mac OS X
  • Pull down the newly visible Keyboard menu and choose “Show Keyboard Viewer”
  • Thanks, this one works - I didn't try the combo of altgr+shift, and rest of my programming needs seem to come from that combo for now.
    – tommica
    Sep 14, 2015 at 10:38
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    Just curious, do you not also get $ with the topmost leftmost key (or if not that, the key to the left of the z)? Sep 14, 2015 at 11:05
  • Damn, apparently the one left of z also gives $, the one left of 1 gives <
    – tommica
    Sep 15, 2015 at 13:15

Have you tried top-left key (the one left of 1 and under the ESC) - there is where $ sign in danish Mac keymap should be.

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