I just downloaded windows terminal and looking at the shortcut keys it has the following:

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How do I type sc(41) on the keyboard?

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Ctrl + `

The "Quake Mode" key binding has been changed from windows+backtick to windows+sc(41), which is "the key where backtick is on the US-104 keyboard"


Programmers use the grave accent symbol as a separate character (i.e., not combined with any letter) for a number of tasks. In this role, it is known as a backquote, or backtick.


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    The first link was helpful, so now I see sc stands for scancode I believe.
    – Jesse Good
    Dec 7, 2021 at 4:21
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    I particularly liked "Use vk(xxx) or sc(xxx) to (in the darkness) bind these keys. The Settings UI will also produce them from time to time.". I have to assume that since MS has no sense of humor that they are aware of, that parenthetical reference will disappear over time. Dec 7, 2021 at 5:00
  • @JesseGood Yeah. each key is assigned a scan code (a device-dependent identifier for the key on the keyboard), and the keyboard device driver interprets a scan code and translates (maps) it to a virtual-key code. docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/inputdev/…
    – Gantendo
    Dec 7, 2021 at 5:43
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    Yeah, on my keyboard sc41 seems to be a colon, so that is why they stopped using backtick and changed to sc(41)
    – Jesse Good
    Dec 7, 2021 at 11:23

Just for AutoHotkey user.

Use Send, #{sc29} to mock that. (note that {scXXX} is in hex, and hex(41)=29

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