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Why does ` (backtick) not appear until after I press another key?

On Stackexchanges sites I quite often have to use the backtic which can be got at usually as the key beside 1 (right side ) however when I press it the first time the ` doesnt appear until I press it ...
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Why use parens instead of backticks for executing a command 'in situ'?

I have recently started to shift my shell scripting from utilizing backticks to parens to execute a command in situ and use the results in something else. Eg: for line in `cat file` do echo ...
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How to type the tilde character that is not in my keyboard layout?

I'm using Windows 7 system with an Italian keyboard layout As you can see this layout miss the tilde ~ character and the backtick character. Btw backtick is not so important because I can emulate ...
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Filename tab completion within bash backtick environment

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 and I've ran into a little bit of a snag with bash completions within backticks. Here's an example to illustrate: I save streaming URL:s to my radio-stations in text files, and I ...
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Why does my backtick key not work on OS X?

On my MacBook (13 inch aluminum late 2008) the backtick key (`) does not work by itself. In order to insert a backtick, I have to press Option + `. The tilde (~) works fine. I'm using the default US ...