Typing Spanish letters on an English keyboard

I was happy to get a laptop with a number pad because I thought I would be able to use the ALT key and some numbers to type Spanish characters (like ALT165 for ñ ).

But is seems that hitting ALT 6 takes me back to a previous web page. Any ideas what causes that or what I can do to change it? Thanks. It's a Dell Inspiron, windows 7, using Firefox 3.6
Melody ScottAsked:
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Make sure you have numlock on - it should work (does for me on various laptops).

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Melody ScottAuthor Commented:

It works!

I never knew that I needed number lock on, since I never had a laptop with a number pad. Cool!
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