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sangijosh 01-28-2016 11:30 PM

how to type back slash? Altgr+ vertical line does not work.
 
how to type backslash? Alt gr+ vertical line does not work.

pan64 01-29-2016 01:02 AM

that depends on your keyboard layout, so hard to say anything from here. Usually it is not far from |, actually on the "default" English layout it is the same key (with and without shift).

jdkaye 01-29-2016 03:26 AM

On my layout (English-UK) you use Shift-|, not Alt-gr. The key is located in the lower left-hand corner of my keyboard (Logitech K120).
jdk

273 01-29-2016 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdkaye (Post 5489151)
On my layout (English-UK) you use Shift-|, not Alt-gr. The key is located in the lower left-hand corner of my keyboard (Logitech K120).
jdk

I'm confused now - on my GB keyboards the backslash doesn't need shift it's the pipe symbol which does.

BW-userx 01-29-2016 07:42 AM

black slash
Code:

/
forward slash
Code:

\
problem is most people get these backwards...

BW-userx 01-29-2016 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 5489159)
I'm confused now - on my GB keyboards the backslash doesn't need shift it's the pipe symbol which does.

quick solution, don't use your shift key when you need to get a blackslash...

mine is US and I have that same problem btw.... if one can call it a problem...

it's located right side just under the BackSpace key..

I just push it with my index finger, works every time :D

DavidMcCann 01-29-2016 12:27 PM

What sort of keyboard do you use? The backslash is in QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY.

ondoho 01-29-2016 02:54 PM

imho(*) backslash is this: \
and on my keyboard (scandinavian) it's reached with AltGr and the plus sign in the top row (i know, it sucks).
i usually use my thumb for AltGr :cool::jawa:

(*) also wikipedia's

suicidaleggroll 01-29-2016 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BW-userx (Post 5489300)
black slash
Code:

/
forward slash
Code:

\
problem is most people get these backwards...

No, you have it backwards.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(punctuation)
https://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~pconrad/top...sForwardSlash/
http://www.howtogeek.com/181774/why-...rward-slashes/
http://pc.net/helpcenter/answers/bac..._forward_slash

BW-userx 01-29-2016 03:39 PM

Point proven :D

the way I was taught in college was it is back slash because it ends on the back stroke, /

the foreward slash ends on the forward stroke /

so blame that college teacher dude ---

jdkaye 01-30-2016 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 5489159)
I'm confused now - on my GB keyboards the backslash doesn't need shift it's the pipe symbol which does.

No, you're not. My mistake. No shift required for \. I'm the one who was confused, not you. :redface:
jdk

BW-userx 01-30-2016 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdkaye (Post 5490220)
No, you're not. My mistake. No shift required for \. I'm the one who was confused, not you. :redface:
jdk

you're the exact reason they invented voice recognition software :D

Just funnin ya ;)

273 01-30-2016 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdkaye (Post 5490220)
No, you're not. My mistake. No shift required for \. I'm the one who was confused, not you. :redface:
jdk

Ah, thanks, I'm often confused so thought it was me.

DavidMcCann 01-30-2016 10:47 AM

Out of curiosity, I've been looking at where the "" goes in those keyboards that don't have it printed, but require AltGr. I never realised there were so many possibilities!
_ # < / + Q '

Of course, there's always
Compose / /

jdkaye 01-30-2016 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BW-userx (Post 5490282)
you're the exact reason they invented voice recognition software :D

Just funnin ya ;)

I should know. ;) That's one of the things I worked on before I retired.
jdk


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