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What is the name of the key below Esc

  1. #1


    Michelle Guest

    What is the name of the key below Esc

    There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab, it has a
    kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a 'grave' accent.

    Does anyone know what it's called?

    I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe was
    always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right of shift. If
    that's pipe, what's the one below esc?

    Many thanks



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  3. #2


    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    Michelle wrote:
    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab,
    > it has a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a
    > 'grave' accent.
    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming,
    > pipe was always the vertical line above the windows key and to the
    > right of shift. If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?


    What language is your keyboard?
    Below my ESC key is '~' and '`'... (tilde and
    I guess the number 1 and '!' (exclamation mark) could be what you are
    talking about?

    Turn on your on-screen keyboard - because I do not know what language/type
    of keyboard you are using from your description.

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  4. #3


    Jon Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc



    You may well be aware that "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> had
    previously written in news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab, it has
    > a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a 'grave' accent.
    >
    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe was
    > always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right of shift.
    > If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >
    > Many thanks
    >


    Dunno, but the 'escape pipe key' might be a good name for it .if there is no
    other ;-)

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  5. #4


    Brownz \(Mobile\) Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    Michelle wrote:
    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab,
    > it has a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a
    > 'grave' accent.
    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe
    > was always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right
    > of shift. If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >
    > Many thanks


    Heh, you numpty, totally dependent on language/region/keyboard type
    (notebook vs compact vs fullsize).

    BTW - The key you refer to *is* the pipe key .... I bet you can't find
    another on your keyboard can you ??

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  6. #5


    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    On British keyboards, it's called the NOT sign . Alt + 0172 = . That key
    also has the grave accent and the pipe.

    <quote>
    For its UK layout, Microsoft accordingly adds an AltGr key, maps the to
    where the US layout has a #, and adds a 102nd key to accommodate the #. A
    few other variations (the reversals of @ and ", and the movement of ~ to the
    # key to accommodate a on the backquote key, and the movement of the \ key
    to the left of Z) have also crept in between the two. On laptop computers,
    the | and \ key is often placed next to the space bar, and a Function key
    added.
    <quote>
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...ican_keyboards

    British and American keyboards
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...ican_keyboards

    British keyboard picture...
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ingdom.svg.png

    On US keyboards...

    This is a pipe: |||||. Shift + backslash key.

    Also called vertical bar, verti-bar, vertical line, divider line, or pipe is
    the name of the character (|).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_bar

    Tilde key. ~ is called a tilde.

    <quote>
    ~ is the tilde, an accent backspaced and printed over other letters for
    non-English languages. Nowadays the key does not produce a backspaceable
    character and is used for 'not' or 'circa'.

    ` is a grave accent or backtick, also formerly backspaced over letters to
    write non-English languages; on some systems it is used as an opening quote.
    The single quote ' is normally used for an acute accent.
    <quote>
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_keyboard

    Tilde
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde

    Grave accent
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grave_accent

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    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    Michelle <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab, it
    > has a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a 'grave'
    > accent.
    >
    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe was
    > always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right of shift.
    > If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >
    > Many thanks



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  7. #6


    Mark Rae Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uzpgz8mOHHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    > I guess the number 1 and '!' (exclamation mark) could be what you are
    > talking about?


    Fairly obviously not...

    The key Michelle is talking about is shown at the top-left here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboar...UK_and_Ireland

    The symbol is logical NOT
    The ` symbol is 'grave' or 'backtick'
    The symbol is 'broken bar'



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  8. #7


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    Michelle wrote:

    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab,
    > it has a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a
    > 'grave' accent.



    First of all, please note that you are addressing people all over the world,
    and there are many styles of keyboards in use in different parts of the
    world. To name just two, the US keyboard differs substantially from the UK
    keyboard. So since we can't see your keyboard, we can't tell what key is
    below the escape key on *your* keyboard.

    On *my* keyboard (a US one) that key is a grave accent, and a tilde (~) when
    shifted. From your description that doesn't seem to be what you have, so I
    suspect, but can't be sure, that you have a UK keyboard.

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    Please reply to the newsgroup


    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe
    > was always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right
    > of shift. If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >
    > Many thanks




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  9. #8


    Troy McClure Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    without pressing shift its an accent character, with shift its a tilde



    "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab, it has
    > a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a 'grave' accent.
    >
    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe was
    > always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right of shift.
    > If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >
    > Many thanks
    >



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  10. #9


    Michelle Guest

    EXTRA INFO... What is the name of the key below Esc

    Sorry! I am using the UK keyboard layout, and the key has ` and on it.


    "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMGUARD@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:O22DI2mOHHA.3212@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab, it has
    > a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a 'grave' accent.
    >
    > Does anyone know what it's called?
    >
    > I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe was
    > always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right of shift.
    > If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >
    > Many thanks
    >




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  11. #10


    Michelle Guest

    Re: What is the name of the key below Esc

    Yes, sorry - I forgot that other keyboards were different.





    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:u3XxpMnOHHA.4604@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Michelle wrote:
    >
    >> There is a key to the left of the numbers, below esc and abive tab,
    >> it has a kind of 'hook' a 'pipe' with a gap in the middle and a
    >> 'grave' accent.

    >
    >
    > First of all, please note that you are addressing people all over the
    > world, and there are many styles of keyboards in use in different parts of
    > the world. To name just two, the US keyboard differs substantially from
    > the UK keyboard. So since we can't see your keyboard, we can't tell what
    > key is below the escape key on *your* keyboard.
    >
    > On *my* keyboard (a US one) that key is a grave accent, and a tilde (~)
    > when shifted. From your description that doesn't seem to be what you have,
    > so I suspect, but can't be sure, that you have a UK keyboard.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    > Please reply to the newsgroup
    >
    >
    >> Does anyone know what it's called?
    >>
    >> I have heard it called pipe, but when we did batch programming, pipe
    >> was always the vertical line above the windows key and to the right
    >> of shift. If that's pipe, what's the one below esc?
    >>
    >> Many thanks

    >
    >




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