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31-Mar-2005, 05:07 PM #1
Question Solved: Can't find back slash on an american keyboard
Hi,

this is starting to drive me crazy

I bought a new keyboard from ebay. The keys on it are set out in American format. So, there is no back slash next to the z like on UK keyboards. My language settings are all set to UK. Can anyone tell me what keys to use to get a back slash ??!?!?


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31-Mar-2005, 05:12 PM #2
\ and | is where # and ~ are on the UK kb, ie to the left of the enter key
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31-Mar-2005, 05:20 PM #3
I've got a Microsoft Intellipoint keyboard. I've attached a picture to let you see it. All I have under my enter key is the shift key

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31-Mar-2005, 05:28 PM #4
Its right there... right above "enter" its the \ | key....
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31-Mar-2005, 05:33 PM #5
But my keyboard settings in the control panel are set to UK. So when I press that button it gives me #~... Would I need to set it to US before I would have a backslash on this keyboard ??(I hadn't even thought of that and its soooo simple, like me )

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31-Mar-2005, 05:37 PM #6
Uh, I don't know but that sound logical.. If you use a US key board set it to US..

How else will the comp know its a US board.
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31-Mar-2005, 05:48 PM #7
I feel like such an idiot.
I'm sorry for wasting your time but thank you so much for your help.

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31-Mar-2005, 06:23 PM #8
No prob, now you know and can help some oone else..
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