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  1. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Many often use these symbols in their Titles and URLs  "|"

    I am embarrassed to say, I never knew how this was done with a  PC keyboard and always just pasted them in.

    So for any who were similarly ignorant

    Its Shift and the button between  | enter | and | backspace |

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    Happy, I am.

    1. profile image0
      mc23gposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Speaking of cool keyboard characters, I figured out how to write a really cool character, press  ALT + F4. Check out what it types: ¼ + ½ = ¾. Neato!

      wink

    2. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It ain't on my Spanish keyboard.

  2. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    |

  3. lakeerieartists profile image74
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    wink  Wow, I actually knew something before you.

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Okay. | am doing well. Is that better?

    Maybe, | is a college graduette. lol lol

  5. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    My keyboard doesn't have a button between Enter and Backspace sad

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it usually has these two symbols [ \ | ]

  6. WaffleCheese profile image44
    WaffleCheeseposted 8 years ago

    Fun fact!!!

    It's actually called the 'Pipe' key.

    Love,

    Wafflecheese.

  7. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    with wafflecheese's useful terminology I was able to find this

    http://www.ils.unc.edu/courses/2006_fall/inls461_001/fall06/unix/basics/images/pipeKey.png

  8. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    My | is on the other side of the keyboard between Shift and Z.

    1. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So's mine ||||

      1. camlo profile image89
        camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Mine too, but my 'Z' is a 'Y' - it's a German keyboard. |||
        Took me ages this evening to work out how it's done ...

        1. IzzyM profile image90
          IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ah well my laptop is English - to me if I ever have to buy a Spanish keyboard it'll be because this one went caput and I didn't have time to hop over the UK to buy one.
          Apparently Windows 7 when it is pre-installed has a language option, but when a Spanish shop wants to sell you it, they automatically set it to Spanish even if you want it to be in English!
          Between that and a weird keyboard I'll stick to a UK model lol

          1. camlo profile image89
            camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            The worst thing about using a non-English keyboard is that you can't use an English one once you've got used to it. I have the keys Ü, Ä, Ö and ß, which mis-places many other keys - from an English POV.

  9. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    Oh, this one ... |!!! It's between the Shift and the Z on my laptop keyboard.

  10. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    |||||||||\\\
    Wow I never knew it existed thanks Sun. smile

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    How exciting |

  12. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    (<>..<>)

    I failed.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image84
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm   hey, mine look different. my upper symbol is broken in half.

      ||||||| this is o.k.

      I feel like a little kid in preschool who just learned how to hold a pencil.

  13. elayne001 profile image83
    elayne001posted 8 years ago

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    mine are not as close are you all - what am I doing wrong?

  14. myownworld profile image75
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    oohh... it's easy to get carried away with these now....!  ||||||||||||||

  15. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    lol cool. ||||| Mine is somewhere else altogther. It's top left, shift button below, esc above, the number 1 to it's right. Portuguese keyboard. Which why I can right things like:

    portugûes, a vida é boa, as condições são terríveis, HubPages é fantástico, não é?! - without hunting for special characters.

    Still, I can also make pipe key strokes to my heart's content, only the Portuguese seem to like a few millimeters between strokes smile

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    And an oldie but goodie: <3)~

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Funny I was getting upset, couldn't find mine. It's where yours is. ||||||||||||||||||| Oh cool!

      1. Sue Adams profile image95
        Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        YESSS! I finally found it on my Spanish keyboard. It's
        Control/Alt and press No.1 key. But it doesn't actually appear on the key. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction Frogdropping. |||||||||||||. Never knew it was called a pipe.

  16. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    I have an entirely different button under my Esc button. It has three characters on it but I can only get two of them to show, ¬ and ` the third one is like the | but with a gap in the middle and I don't know which button to press with it to make it work.

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the third option on a keyboard is achieved with the Fn (function) key on most laptops

      alternately you can try "alt + (key with 3 functions)" or ctrl + (key with 3 functions) or even shift +alt + (key with 3 functions)

      usually laptops have a color coded way of telling you this

  17. Jayne Lancer profile image96
    Jayne Lancerposted 8 years ago

    My keyboard is a little different. Let's have a go ... |Yes?|

  18. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

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  19. Wendy Krick profile image74
    Wendy Krickposted 8 years ago

    I just learned this myself a few months ago.

  20. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    Well...now that you've got your pipe, you can smoke it lol

    [Seriously] though, it's most often used to separate words or phrases like:

    First | Second | Third | Fourth  ...and so on.

    Wow....aren't we having fuunnn smile smile
    And we're learnin' too!

    1. camlo profile image89
      camloposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes! I'm really looking forward to using my ||||

  21. KeithTax profile image70
    KeithTaxposted 8 years ago

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    Wow, this is fun ||||||||||||||

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    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol  show off....

  22. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    I found this key a few months ago but still don't understand why the key has a space in the middle when the character doesn't |||||

    <3)~  (too cute!  had to try it!)   




    Okay, so does anyone know how to put ~ above an 'n'? (on an American keyboard)

  23. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    For anyone who's interested, there's a whole bunch more characters beyond those available on your keyboard.  On a Windows PC, most of them are accessible by holding down the 'Alt' button and typing in the number code for the character using the number pad area on the (usually) right side of the keyboard.  If you're a MAC, it's probably different, but the codes are the same.

    Here's a link to the ASCII codes and characters:

    http://ascii-table.com/ansi-codes.php
    (hint: use the number in the 'DEC' column)

    Happy hunting, boys and girls smile

  24. ns1209 profile image68
    ns1209posted 8 years ago

    Yay found mine after a couple of minutes.

    On my laptop it is between shift and z
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    |||pipe|||

  25. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    ((><))

    It's KENNY!

 
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