A user who has just started his acquaintance with a computer may encounter a huge pile of problems that seem banal to an experienced user. From the category of such - writing the underscore character. This article will tell you where this key is located on the keyboard and how to put this sign in the text. There will be two insertion methods.
Where is it on the keyboard
The first thing to do is find out where this character is located on the keyboard, because the traditional way to enter it involves using this particular device.
The underscore is located at the top of the keyboard in the number row. It goes right after the zero key, which is located closer to the end of the row. In fact, the key we need performs two functions at once: it is necessary for writing dashes and underscores. In the image below you can see the exact location of this sign.
How to place
Learning where on the keyboardthere is an underscore, you can go directly to the ways of writing it. It should be said right away that two will be presented, and only one of them implies the use of the named key. The other one does not require a keyboard connected to the computer at all.
Method one: from the keyboard
As mentioned earlier, the easiest and most traditional way to write this character is to use the keyboard itself. However, there are nuances here. You can't write it just by pressing a key. When you check this, you will notice that a dash will be entered in the text. To put an underscore, you need to use another key - Shift. It is located at the bottom left of the keyboard. Pre-hold it, and while holding it, press the underscore key. Only in this case the desired character will be inserted.
Second method: through the symbol table
This character can be entered even if you don't have a keyboard. To do this, you need to use the symbol table - a utility that is preinstalled in each version of the Windows operating system.
- Open the Start menu.
- Go to the All Apps menu.
- Find the "Standard" folder and enter it.
- Search for the Symbol Map app and launch it.
The window with the same name will appear. It will list all the characters that can be inserted into the text. The underscore is atdefault in the fourth row third in a row.
To insert it into the text, you need:
- Click on it with the left mouse button.
- Find "Select".
- Press "Copy".
- Set the cursor in the part of the text where you want to insert a character.
- Right click and select "Paste" option.
This is how you write the underscore character using the character table. This method is perfect for those people whose keyboard is broken.
Now you know not only where the underscore is on the keyboard, but also how it can be entered into text in two different ways. Summing up, we can say that the first method is good for its simplicity and speed of execution, but if your keyboard is broken or the desired key simply does not work, then the second will be simply irreplaceable.