What are these things called "~" and how to do them on mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rcanpolat, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. rcanpolat macrumors member

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    What are these things called "~" and how do i make them on my macbook.

    Every day when i access my webspace i need to use that symbol and im sick of googling to try and find that symbol to copy and paste.:eek::confused:
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    On my keyboard, it's on the upper left hand side, under the esc key. I'm on an ibook :)
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    ~ means about. You can make them when holding down alt (or option, Apple key or whatever you want to call it) and press ^ button (next to enter)
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What layout are you using?
     

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  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I think most responses so far have failed to recognize you're in Ireland, and that'll have a UK keyboard layout.

    Edit: it's hard to see on images online, but it appears to be on the inside of the left Shift key.
     
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  7. rcanpolat thread starter macrumors member

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    i got it! cheers for recognizing i was on an irish keyboard

    i hold down "shift" and then click the button to the right of the left shift key

    thanks for all the comments everyone! you've saved me a lot of bother!

    steak dinners for all :D:apple::D

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    EDIT: i dont know if im on an irish keyboard though... because my @ key is on "2" which is normally used in the USA i think. on all my other windows keyboards my @ key is near my "enter" key (return)
     

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