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Support => Hardware => Topic started by: AndyInMokum on April 13, 2015, 06:30:55 pm

Title: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: AndyInMokum on April 13, 2015, 06:30:55 pm
Hi all, this is probably a daft question.  I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with a standard QWERTY keyboard  It's a splendid little machine.  Peppermint fits it like a glove.  I can without reservations, recommend this computer to any potential Peppermint user.  There is one thing that is baffling me though.  Where, or how do I find the pipe symbol key  :-\?
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 15, 2015, 05:22:02 pm
If you're using the GB keyboard layout

Shift+ \

on the US keyboard layout

Shift+(the key just to the left of the bottom of the enter key)
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: AndyInMokum on April 15, 2015, 06:20:16 pm
If you're using the GB keyboard layout

Shift+ \

on the US keyboard layout

Shift+(the key just to the left of the bottom of the enter key)

Nope, not on this keyboard.  Shift+Any key doesn't give the pipe symbol.  At installation, I chose British (real) English  :D and a British keyboard  :-\.  Nothing gives a pipe symbol  :(.
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 15, 2015, 06:47:01 pm
go to

menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center > Keyboard & Pointer > Select Keyboard layout

and choose

gb > gb English (UK)

and click Apply

now it should be

Shift+(the key next to the left shift key)
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: AndyInMokum on April 15, 2015, 07:25:01 pm
go to

menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Center > Keyboard & Pointer > Select Keyboard layout

and choose

gb > gb English (UK)

and click Apply

now it should be

Shift+(the key next to the left shift key)

That's not going to work either.  Here's an image from FleaBay of an identical keyboard, except mine is white.

Click on Image to Enlarge
(http://i.imgur.com/Ba8ZMRT.jpg)
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 15, 2015, 07:53:51 pm
That's not a standard AA1 keyboard .. they should look like this

(http://d13z1xw8270sfc.cloudfront.net/resize/131655/new_uk_qwerty_keyboard.jpg/300/500/0/)
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 15, 2015, 07:57:16 pm
On yours they've put the backslash/pipe key above the enter key .. weird  :-\

it shows the pipe symbol on that key .. what does that give you ?
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: AndyInMokum on April 16, 2015, 12:58:46 am
On yours they've put the backslash/pipe key above the enter key .. weird  :-\

it shows the pipe symbol on that key .. what does that give you ?

Yeah, I can't figure it out  :-\.  The plain open key gives me the hash sign.  In combination with, Shift it gives me a tilde.  It's not particularly important.  I can always find it in the, Character Map and copy and paste.  It's just a little inconvenient.  I'm living in a, pipeless world  ;D.
Title: Re: Where is the Pipe key on an AAO?
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 16, 2015, 06:40:25 am
You can enter standard ASCII unicode characters with

Ctrl+Shift+u .. you'll then see u .. then type the ASCII code and hit enter.

ASCII codes can be found here:
http://www.ascii-code.com/

So for |
Ctrl+Shift+u then type 7c then hit Enter .. and the u7c will magically become a | :)



If Ctrl+Shift+u doesn't give you a u .. try Right_Ctrl+Shift+u

You can also do any of these HTML symbols (using their hex code)
http://www.ascii-code.com/html-symbol.php



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Only problem is Ctrl+Shift+U in this forums editor box just wants to underline stuff which is a pain ::)
works in the Firefox search box though ✓