I have never changed that setting on any of my systems, so I'm just guessing it might make a difference.
I think the problem of not being able to use the combination of keys to print the # and / characters in QB with the alt key are because in QB, the alt key triggers the menus.
One source I like is computerhope.com. I found this article to be interesting, although again, I have never had the need to try it. Since it involves command line execution and apparently changing the config.sys file, you may want to investigate it a bit before trying it out.
With it being around Christmas, it might take a few days to get some more replies to this, but tay with it, I think somewhere a solution will be found.
This message has been edited by The-Universe on Dec 24, 2009 5:26 AM