Registry Hack May Be Required for Alt+Plus, Alt+Hex in VISTA

Posted: August 21, 2009 in Vista

The Alt+Plus, Alt+Hex method won’t work in Windows or any application if a certain

key in the Registry isn’t set correctly. This could happen if the key was inadvertently

changed or was never switched on. If Alt+Plus, Alt+Hex doesn’t work, take the following


1. Use the Start menu to run RegEdit.exe.

2. Expand HKEY_Current_User to /Control Panel/Input Method. Find the key (or

create a new string value) called EnableHexNumpad. If you create this string

value, it should have the REG_SZ type.

3. Right-click and modify EnableHexNumpad to give it a value of 1. Close RegEdit.


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