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How to backslash or backslash on my keyboard with Windows 10, 8, and 7

If it has ever happened to you that you want to use a specific symbol on your keyboard, but you can’t, you are in the right article. Today we will tell you how to slash backwards or backslash on your keyboard with Windows 10, 8 and 7 quickly and easily. Keep reading!

Keyboards are wonderful tools. From its creation to the present, they have allowed us to communicate with others, unleash our creativity and even develop ourselves in a work area. Did you know that there are even several types of keyboard with different functions?

You most likely have a QWERTY keyboard on your PC, named for the first few letters that appear on it. This is the most conventional version of keyboards, and it is very versatile. Not only does it allow you to type texts or numbers, but you can also do things like adjust the volume on your Windows PC .

In the following sections we will explain what a reverse slash is and how you can do it with your keyboard if you have a Windows operating system in versions 10, 8 or 7. You will see that this is a very easy process to carry out.

What is an upside down slash?

Before you know what an upside down slash is, you need to know what a slash is. It’s just this symbol: ‘/’ (without the quotes), and it’s also known as a sidebar. Surely you know it and have used it on multiple occasions, either to represent a division in a mathematical operation or within a text.

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This symbol can be typed in an extremely simple way, just by using the key combination ‘Shift’ and the number 7. Additionally, in some versions of the QWERTY keyboard this symbol has a key exclusively for it, between the asterisk and the ‘key. Bloq NUM’.

On the contrary, when you want to slash backwards, whose symbol is ‘\’, you will probably notice that it does not appear on the keyboard in an obvious way. In the next section we will explain how to do it easily by pressing different combinations of keys on your keyboard.

How can I make a backslash or backslash on my keyboard?

There are two ways to slash backwards, also called backslash, backslash, or backslash, on your keyboard. You will see that both are very simple, everything will depend on whether or not you have a numeric keypad attached to your keyboard. Depending on this, you can choose one or the other methodology.

If you don’t have a numeric keyboard, this first way will be more useful. All you have to do is press the ‘Alt Gr’ key and the key to the left of the number 1 (which will probably show the ‘º’ symbol) simultaneously on your keyboard. If you are in Word or some other space to write, you will see that the symbol appears. 

The second way will only work for you if you have a numeric keypad. In this case what you will do is use the ASCII code to make the backslash. You just have to press the ‘Alt’ key followed by the number 92 written with your numeric keyboard, and again you will see how the inverted slash symbol appears.

type a slash backwards with windows

As you can see, making a backslash or backslash on your keyboard is an easy task, even if the symbol does not appear explicitly on it. And it is not the only symbol that you can make with combinations of other keys. On the official Microsoft Support page there are many functions that you can do with keyboard shortcuts.

You should bear in mind that, depending on how you have your keyboard configured, the keys may not show the symbol you expect when you press them. That is why it is extremely important that you configure your keyboard so that you know where the symbols that you use most frequently in your day to day are.

We hope this article has been useful to you to achieve the reverse slash on your keyboard, whether you have Windows 10, 8 or 7; And that you learned something new about this useful and versatile tool today. Don’t forget to share this article if you liked it and leave us a comment.

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