US Keyboard trying to “\” on a UK keyboarded server

18 Sep

This is probably an eye-roller (you mean you really have to post this?!!), however I realize that quite a number of technical guys get stumped by this a lot. How do you enter “\” using a US keyboard on server with UK keyboard settings?

The trick is simply; you can enter the ASCII value from your keyboard using “ALT + keypad numbers”. So for “\”, the ASCII value is 92. If you hold “ALT” and enter “92” from the number keypad, “\” will appear. You can use this technique for any ASCII character. Its good to remember your ASCII table. 🙂

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Posted by on September 18, 2011 in Windows


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