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How do I type backtick (i.e. `) on a Windows 8 touch keyboard?

This is a similar question to How do I type the tick and backtick characters on Windows? but the answer there covers real physical keyboard configurations while I need the Windows 8 virtual screen keyboard.

Here are some screen-shots of the keyboard that I am asking about:

Windows 8 touch keyboard

Windows 8 touch keyboard

Windows 8 touch keyboard

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This isn't as pressing as it was a few days ago (I've replaced the backtick in my password with another symbol) but I would like to know the answer, not least because backtick is useful for formatting stackoverflow questions and answers. – dumbledad Oct 24 '13 at 8:12
Which keyboard layout are you using - English ? Do you have a key for the backtick (Grave accent)? If yes, does pressing it and then Space give the right result? – harrymc Oct 24 '13 at 11:34
I've added screenshots. As far as I can tell it is not there though I'm hoping that someone knows a sneaky way to type it on that keyboard. – dumbledad Oct 24 '13 at 16:05
Can you in PC Settings, under Touch keyboard, see some options to turn on so to have more keys on this keyboard? There might be an option named "show standard keyboard". – harrymc Oct 24 '13 at 16:06
No "Make the standard keyboard layout available" ? – harrymc Oct 25 '13 at 16:47
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The default touch keyboard in Windows 8 is quite simple and destined to be used on small screens.

The article How to Make the Standard Keyboard Layout Available in Windows 8 Touch Keyboard describes how to replace it by the full keyboard.

To add the standard keyboard layout to touch keyboard in Windows 8 :

  1. Open PC Settings
  2. Click/tap on General on the left side
  3. On the right side under Touch keyboard, move the slider on the right to the end of the list
  4. Turn on Make the standard keyboard layout available
  5. When finished, you can close PC Settings.

On Windows 8.1, this setting has migrated to PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Typing.


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