Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Maxflinoodle, Dec 20, 2008.

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    Maxflinoodle Guest

    Can anyone tell me why when I press the back slash key I keep getting a
    symbol like this \? I have check the keyboard version and selected fonts
    other than New Times Roman.
    Maxflinoodle, Dec 20, 2008
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    That /is/ a back slash. \\\\\\\\\
    Bruce Hagen, Dec 20, 2008
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    Opinicus Guest

    And what do you think a back slash is?
    Opinicus, Dec 21, 2008
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    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Max.

    I assume you mean that when you press the backspace key ("\") in the IE
    Address bar, "\?" appears instead of just a single backslash ("\")?

    Does this occur in no-Addons mode? (No... try disabling any toolbar or
    browser helper addons that do address bar searches or Form Fillers). I have
    only seen something similar with an earlier version of the Google toolbar.

    Yes.. it still occurs in no-Addons mode..... Check to see if you have the
    typo "\?" in the drop-down Address bar list, select it and press the delete
    key to delete it from the list to stop it being slected with Address bar
    Turn of Auto-complete for the Address bar on the Content tab of Internet

    rob^_^, Dec 21, 2008
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    Maxflinoodle Guest

    Not the backspace key and not the // key. It's the key opposite of the
    forward slash key.
    Maxflinoodle, Dec 21, 2008
  6. Do you mean the " | " symbol?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Dec 21, 2008
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    Maxflinoodle Guest

    It would be the symbol below " | " on the same key.
    Maxflinoodle, Dec 21, 2008
  8. That symbol is " \ " and is called a backslash (AKA reverse solidus &
    slosh). It "points" backward.

    " / " is called a forward slash (AKA slash, stroke, virgule, diagonal). It
    "points" forward.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Dec 21, 2008
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