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As the title pretty much says how do you type the backtick symbol on a windows keyboard connected to a mac? In my case, I'm using a Logitech G413.

I know how to type it on mac, I know how to type it on Windows but I don't know how to type it on a windows keyboard connected to mac.

The symbol in question: ` (backtick).

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  • My work-around for any kind of machine, for any kind of operating system and for any kind of input language is to find an app similar to Character Map (C:\Windows\System32\charmap.exe) from the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. Try to find its counterpart in the Mac world. Search for the back-tick, copy-and-paste it and then at least you can move on with whatever you are doing, for the moment. – Mihai Dobrescu Oct 6 '20 at 9:46
  • Thanks for the character map hint. Of course, as a workaround, I can type the backtick on the mac keyboard for the time being. That being said it's a bit tedious :D – Spidey Oct 6 '20 at 9:51
  • Maybe it is simply not possible what you want to achieve. Wikipedia has a certain section called as Technical notes that explain how to obtain the backtick on various operating systems. Try to see if you can get something from there. – Mihai Dobrescu Oct 6 '20 at 10:13
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After a few more googling attempts this answer helped me. At first identification, I clicked on the European standard since the keyboard (and me) are from Europe. But that turned the Tilda key into some random key. During the second time when I chose the ANSII keyboard, the Tilda key got mapped correctly and now I can backtick to my heart's content.

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