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How do I type tick and backtick on Windows?

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It depends on your keyboard. On my (UK) keyboard the backtick ` is on the key immediately to the left of the 1 (assuming that's the character you mean). Not sure what you mean by the tick character though. –  ChrisF Mar 6 '11 at 23:08
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What keyboard layout do you have? For US QWERTY, the backtick is they key to the left of the numeral "1". There is no "tick", but you may mean the single quote which on a US QWERTY keyboard is between the Enter key and the semicolon. –  Dennis Williamson Mar 6 '11 at 23:10
    
I need to know this for the screen based Windows 8 keyboard, so I have asked this again specifically about that keyboard: superuser.com/q/663134/166855 –  dumbledad Oct 23 '13 at 9:38

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Backtick

QWERTY and QWERTZ (Key that's been marked with red border. It's a dead key by default.)

QWERTY


AZERTY France (Alt Gr + Key that's been marked with red border)

AZERTY


AZERTY Belgium (Alt Gr + Key that's been marked with red border)

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Forwardtick

AZERTY Belgium (Alt Gr + Key that's been marked with red border)

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Alt codes

There are no forwardtick keys available for the other keyboards, however an alt code exists (Hold left Alt and type the numbers on your num pad). The below codes should work on any keyboard.

Alt + 96 = `
Alt + 239 = ´
Alt + 39 = '

So if you want an ', you do the following: Hold left Alt, press 3, release 3 but still hold Alt, press 9, release 9, release Alt.

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Visual aids, for a multitude of keyboard layouts, win. +1 –  Ian Boyd Mar 6 '11 at 23:57
    
@IanBoyd Thanks! ;) –  BloodPhilia Mar 6 '11 at 23:58
    
@indiv Thanks! I corrected it. –  BloodPhilia Mar 7 '11 at 10:11
    
-1 u put all this effort in getting the images,even a red border aroudn the key,but the relevant mark on the key is so tiny it's hard2see what it is and in some cases look like a dot or dirt on my screen!They r extremely unclear images with a highlighted border around a key creating the illusion of clarity cos normally a highlight around an area clearly shows the thing it is around.i'm not even sure that'forwardtick'is a proper name. And the pictures just show specks! That red speck on the belgium keyboard key has a black speck too.I can only just ascertain which direction red speck is going –  barlop Sep 30 at 21:16
    
And the french keyboard image with the 7 and the e, and a tiny tiny little speck, that is the worst of all the bad pics you have there. Even clicking the image doesn't help in ascertaining what that character -you have highlighted- is!! Makes me wonder why you even bothered to highlight it. You may as well have said hit the 7 key it has a tick going one way or the other, that you want. Reading your answer carefully I see the french one is a bad tick , from titled backtick at the top, but the image doesn't help at all in showing whether it's back or forward. –  barlop Sep 30 at 21:21

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