Home Forums Tech Helproom Keyboard characters Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Pages 1 2 >> Next… Keyboard characters bturner 16:29 02 Apr 2012 Locked Newbie question, I need to use a character from my keyboard, the button I need to use has 3 characters on it, pressing it produces "`", holding shift and pressing the button produces "¬", how do I get the third character on this button? Thanks for any help. lotvic 16:58 02 Apr 2012 Hold down Alt Gr and press the key ¦ lotvic 17:10 02 Apr 2012 Or hold down both CTRL and ALT and then press ¦ (ALT GR is equivalent to the CTRL+ALT key combination) bturner 17:55 02 Apr 2012 Many thanks for the replies. Holding down Ctrl and Alt Gr together and pressing the key produes this character "¦" But the character shown on my key, the one I need to use is a vertical straight line without a break. john bunyan 18:04 02 Apr 2012 On my keyboard this character is in the upper case of the \ key and holding shift and that key does this - is that what you want? ||| bturner 18:07 02 Apr 2012 Lol, thank-you for that. My new keyboard is marked wrong, the ¦ and | are marked on the wrong keys. Thanks again. john bunyan 18:18 02 Apr 2012 bturner. Have you set up the PC for UK Keyboard? See Here if not: UK keyboard set up bturner 18:31 02 Apr 2012 I have just tried pressing all the keys and also while using the shift key and everything is correct except for the | and ¦ The keyboard is set up correctly in "start, control panel, region and language but I have saved the link you provided just in case I ever need to change the settings on a future keyboard. All the best. john bunyan 20:00 02 Apr 2012 I think you can lever off a key cover and swap them if only 2 are involved. AroundAgain 23:28 02 Apr 2012 Quoting lotvic: "ALT GR is equivalent to the CTRL+ALT key combination" lotvic, thank you for that one - I never knew that!!! Again, thank you Just as a point of interest, having just tried typing the said characters, my keyboard produces the ¦ and the | the wrong way around too! However, can't change the keys around as the other characters on the keys would be wrong! Still, not to worry. I have never used them yet! Interesting post - thanks everyone onthelimit1 09:07 03 Apr 2012 My HP UK keyboard has them the wrong way round as well!!!!!! Pages 1 2 >> Next… This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.