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I see more and more webapps (such as Google Docs) using the shortcut Alt+/ to access the search mode.

You find it in Google Docs, for instance, when you collapse the top menu bar, then on the very left this shows up:

Search the menus (ALT+/)

The problem is that the German keyboard layout has the / above the 7 and you reach it only with Shift+7.

German keyboard layout small

Image Source Wikipedia

Therefore I have tried the key combination Alt+Shift+7 but it does not work.

I also tried the / key on the NumPad, which allows a direct Alt+/ combination as required, but it does not work either.

So the big question is: How to do the Alt+/ shortcut this way that it works?

  • Can you try Alt + whatever key is in the same location (left of rshift) as the / key is in US layout? – grawity Nov 19 '18 at 10:19
  • I have tried, but it does not work. I actually tried all key combinations with ALT + sign/letter. Nothing. – Kai Noack Nov 19 '18 at 10:35
  • Damn it, I don't know why, but now the ALT + Numpad-Slash works! in Google Docs and Google Spreadsheet. – Kai Noack Nov 19 '18 at 10:36

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