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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The Rooster, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. The Rooster macrumors newbie

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    I've done a search on here and google but can't find an answer. I have a MBP and the backslash button above the right shift button doesn't work. The pipe key does | but the mac just beeps when I press the backslash. I made another acccount on my mac and the backslash works fine on there, so can anyone help me work out whats gone wrong? thank you.
     
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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you have the same keyboard layout in both accounts?

    System Preferences > International > Input Menu

    Roman or Unicode?
     
  4. The Rooster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are the same:
    Input Menu - British - Roman
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Sorry, had the wrong keyboard layout, and the \ was working with Shift + Option + 7 (german layout), but now that it is British, my backslash works with just the key you wrote.
     

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