Backslash on Mac: UK, German, French, AZERTY keyboards

Backslash on Mac: UK, German, French, AZERTY keyboards

Some keyboards lack a dedicated key for the backslash, also known as reverse solidus [\] on a Mac keyboard. In this article we will show you how to enter the backslash on your Mac keyboard, with examples on QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboards.

How to enter backslash on keyboard?

The backslash is a computer keyboard key [\], not to be confused with a forward slash [/]. There are various keyboard remapping programs available on the internet to find the technique of creating a backslash for MacOS. They work with nearly all models of MacOS computers. There are various other keyboard combinations for Mac users all over the world due to its global usage, ultimately it depends on your keyboard layout. Some keyboard layouts have the backslash key on its own key, others don't. On most keyboards, it is a variation of the forward slash / key. For example: Alt + Shift + /

Backslash on Mac: UK Keyboard (QWERTY)

On UK, QWERTY, keyboards the backslash \ has its own designated key. All you need to do is press the backslash key and you will type a backslash.

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Backslash on Mac: German / Swiss Keyboard (QWERTZ)

On German and Swiss QWERTZ keyboards, you need to press option + shift + 7. Option can also be referred to as alt, so another variation would be alt + shift + 7.

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Backslash on Mac: French Keyboard (AZERTY)

On French, AZERTY, keyboards, you need to press option + shift + /. Option can also be referred to as alt, so another variation would be alt + shift + /.

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