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Looking for a pipe key on my laptop?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Mason64, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2006

    Posts: 934

    Location: North Wales

    Hi

    I have a laptop and I need to use the pipe key in the terminal and for some reason, I can't find it on my keyboard. Done a few google searches but nothing is coming up that helps apart from programming the terminal to map the key.

    I will be using a lot of different servers so atm this is a final resort.

    The key I mean is " | " (copy and paste it before someone asks you have already typed it hehe)

    please find below a picture of my keyboard - the laptop is an Acer Aspire S 13

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  2. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,092

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Does the key above the return key do it?

    I had an MSI laptop which didn't have one, was hugely annoying.
     
  3. Mason64

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2006

    Posts: 934

    Location: North Wales

    nope tried that one thank you. tried that key with both control keys alt keys and alt gr and yeah its very annoying. I love this laptop too!
     
  4. no idea what

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 9,092

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Are you using Windows on the laptop? It should be relatively easy to Remap a key with software.
     
  5. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 27,967

    Location: In the radio shack

    It's an US keyboard layout so you need to set it as that and then the key above the enter key should do it for you (shifted backslash).
     
  6. LuckyWig

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 6, 2012

    Posts: 21

    ASCII code hold Alt Gr + type 92 on numpad
     
  7. AmateurExpert

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 7, 2017

    Posts: 411

    Location: location location

    What Feek said - you may find it listed as one of the "English (US)" variants. Setting this in your desktop environment's settings panel should do the trick, but there is the rare chance that your terminal program fails to pick up that setting, so you might have to google how to set that if that is the case (I've seen this once before).

    I'm currently typing this on a English (US) keyboard and I can type | (pipe) using that key across my desktop programs including gnome terminal. Keep the English (UK) setting as an alternative profile though, otherwise you'll find typing "£" gets to be rather tricky.