I bought a Motorola droid bluetooth keyboard which is supposed to be for a mobile phone or tablet (Xoom) but it has no backslash on it which is annoying when you connect it to a pc (which obviously you can or I would not be writing this. No really, I am using it to write this).
Now this is no ordinary 103 key QUERTY keyboard. I wanted a small, black, pretty, and quality hideaway keyboard for a Windows 8 box that I use with a TV in the bedroom. Most of the time the pc gets used for NETFLIX but sometimes gaming and a bit of surfing. It’s plugged in to a 40 inch LED TV so it is kind of cool, especially when you factor in the specs. The pc is a tiny Gigabite Brix that is about 4 inches square and an inch tall with 16GB memory and 250GB SSD. Its a great gaming rig for Asphalt 8, ideal for Netflix and it boots into windows from cold in about 3 seconds. It shuts down in about the same time too.
Anyway, digression over. The keyboard is normally tucked away in a draw or under the telly so I wanted a small Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and opted for the Motorola Droid.
Its great but does not have a backslash. Here’s how to get one….
Find and hold “Alt Gr” to the right of the SPACE bar and click the # key (also has the pipe “|” character on it). That’s it!
Another top tip is the Euro symbol – €
To get this also use the “Alt Gr” key in combination with the $ key.
Now this may not be a SQL or code tip but if like me you like your gadgets and thing a dainty travel size but useful keyboard is a good idea then this could be something that will help you when you use that pc for something other than a bit of gaming. And its always good to know how to get the euro sign up isn’t it.