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If you want to enter a slash, a simple vertical line or a mirrored slash on the Apple Mac, then you need certain key combinations. The slash, which is also known as a slash and is used, for example, as a divided symbol, as well as the backslash or the vertical line (pipe) can all be entered under macOS in combination with the 7 key on the Mac keyboard. In addition to entering data on Apple computers, you will also find instructions for entering data under Microsoft Windows below.
This is the easiest key combination because this special character is already drawn in on the Mac keyboard. Just like on the Windows keyboard on the PC, the character is entered with the Shift key and the 7-number key. The slash is therefore a simple second assignment of this key; also under macOS from Apple.
If you want to enter a backslash on the Mac keyboard, another key is added to the combination shown above. The backslash key combination is: Alt + Shift + 7. If you want to enter the special character under Windows, you will find it already drawn on the keyboard next to the ß. Accordingly, you press Alt + ß on the PC for the backslash.
In order to be able to enter the vertical line on the Mac, you now have to remove a key from the key combination. The pipe shortcut on macOS is Alt + 7. The pipe is used in various situations and publications: in dictionaries, in YouTube titles, in math, in physics, and so on. Under Windows, the symbol can be seen on the <and> key. Just press Alt + <.
Now you know how to do it on the Mac / and \ and | entered. But if you don't want to use the first slash because you want to represent the division with the dot-dash-dot combination, for example in a mathematical equation, then that is also possible. The so-called middle line ÷ is entered with the following key combination: Alt + Shift +. (Point).
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.