What's the shortcut for TILDE using a mac keyboard running on windows 7?

  • Does ALT+N, Space work, as in Mac OS X?
    – mouviciel
    Aug 27, 2009 at 15:19
  • Do you want just a tilde (~) or a tilde over an N (ñ, Ñ)? Aug 27, 2009 at 15:23
  • What type of hardware? PC or Mac under Bootcamp?
    – mouviciel
    Aug 27, 2009 at 15:40
  • What keyboard layout?
    – Daniel Beck
    May 23, 2011 at 8:37

4 Answers 4


Try holding alt and typing 0126 on the numeric keypad

This is for the bare ~ . If you need Ñ use 0209 and if you need ñ type 0241. You can discover more using charmap.exe

Apparently this requires a registry setting. Mine was enabled by default on XP, so check this if it doesn't work:

Alas, this appears to require a registry setting. It was already set on my computer, but some readers report that this method didn't work for them, and this is probably why. If you don't know what the registry is, please don't try this. Under HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Input Method, set EnableHexNumpad to "1". If you have to add it, set the type to be REG_SZ.


Turn on the language bar (right-click on the clock, and select toolbars->language bar) Then select English (United states) instead of english (united kingdom). That will give you a tilde...


Try Alt+n (hold down the right 'Alt/Option' key and hit n).


I had this same issue when using Microsoft Remote Desktop. The On-screen keyboard is helpful but running Windows 10 the shortcut is mapped to SHIFT + \ on Mac

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