Hi. I have a brand-new MacBook Air. I am walk to use it to attach to our windows server. My trouble is exactly how I make a backslash. I have actually tried change alt : however it does no work. I also tried alt
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Which country Keyboard?

Turn on ->System Preferences->Keyboard->Show key-board in Menu, then v the virtual Keyboard, shot various combine (i.e. Shift + alt keys)

Try: alt-7


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The place depends ~ above the keylayout you use, top top U.S. Keyboards they space on the best side at level zero. On other keyboards, girlfriend may have actually them at choice / alt level, have a look at the keyboard Viewer.

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That was my very first thought, then ns realized that he might be on a Norwegian Keyboard.

If so, then alt-7 or alt-shift-7 or alt-shift-/ may job-related for the backslash


May it is in a most variants, e.g. Romanian typical keylayout also pushed one of these slashes at the next, choice level, which is totally logical as lengthy as the zero and also one level are occupied by various other chars. I also think he provides a keylayout, which obturates those slashes and also zero level, and also pushes lock upwards.


I think this is valid for some apps only, the ones having their practice shortcuts, prefer Xpress or InDesign.


Thanks because that yru answer. I am using a danish keyboard and also I currently I think the I discovered it: shift+alt+7

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Well, well, top top this occasion I discovered that Danish keylayout needs shift-alt-7 for backslash. I activated Danish and also found that, together always, specific chars space on the right side of the keylayout, this is precious for countless European languages, if no all. As that component of the keylayout is populated by specific chars, backslash have to be relocated to a higher level.


Thanks because that yru answer. Ns am utilizing a danish keyboard and I currently I think the I uncovered it: shift+alt+7

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The alt-shift-7 that I suggested is the same as shift+alt+7


The location of backslash (and any type of letter, prize etc.) depends on the active keyboard layout. In order to discover where is situated a preferred char, activate the keyboard viewer (in sys prefs/keyboard), open it (it is where the keyboard layouts are), and also beging to push keys, consisting of option and shift, in bespeak to find its location. This is additionally influenced by the physics keyboard, i.e. Where ISO (with the extra right to the left shift key) or us (without the key), due to the fact that backslash is exactly there on some keylayouts planned to job-related with one ISO physics keyboard.


I was having this problem this morning. What I discovered was that the backslash character () on my key-board did not create a backslash in Microsoft Word— the produces a weird character, favor a Y through crossbars. However, the same crucial DOES produce a genuine backslash in Microsoft Excel (and in this window -- see above!). So ns conclude the this difficulty is application-specific.

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If any type of other app, but not ms Office or Excel, is OK, check setting in ms suite, your apps have actually such specific settings.


TomD67 wrote:

I was having this problem this morning. What I uncovered was that the backslash personality () on my key-board did not develop a backslash in Microsoft Word— that produces a strange character, favor a Y through crossbars.

That is the symbol for Yen, ¥. Change the font you are using and see if the fixes it. Part Japanese fonts switch those two characters. You need to avoid using oriental fonts for English no matter exactly how nice they can look.