Backslash on keyboard

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ipaqowner, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. ipaqowner macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    My 17" MBP bought in the states is running Win XP Home under bootcamp.
    I'm in the UK with the keyboard set to English (UK)...can anyone tell me how to type the "Backslash" character?...I have the Apple Keyboard support installed and turned on.
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    If you have a US keyboard, maybe it would make life easier to leave the layout on US? You can still use UK language and dictionary preferences under either OS with it set that way.
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Surely the backslash key? (It's next to Enter) AFAIK it's the same under Windows and OS X. If not it may be the one to the left of Z. (Tilde ~)
  4. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    On a UK keyboard for Windows, \ is just next to the Z key. / is in the same place on both Windows and Apple keyboards.
  5. ipaqowner thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    Thanks to all, it's working fine.
    Within Windows there is an "EN" icon next to the taskbar which gives the choice of UK or United States keyboard layout...I have it on the UK setting all the time and clicked it to select United States to give the backslash but it was reverting to just needed clicking a couple of times then it worked okay.
    Now if only I could get right-click to work using the keyboard within Windows it'd be complete.
  6. ipaqowner thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    Just found this myself using Google

    "Under Boot Camp beta 1.1.1 you can right click in XP if you hold down the right Apple key and then click"

    and I can report it works...yay>

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