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Where's the square bracket key?

3741 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2007 8:23 AM by bytte RSS
bytte Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 3, 2007 5:23 AM
Hey guys. I'm using a Dutch azerty keyboard and I can't find the square bracket keys. I need 'em badly for programming. How can I type them?
mbp 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Jul 3, 2007 6:19 AM (in response to bytte)
    I don't see a Dutch azerty keyboard layout - the Dutch layout is qwerty and the square brackets are to the right of the p key.

    However, for the Belgian layout, which is azerty, [ is Shift-Option-5 and ] is Shift-Option-- (Shift-Option-Hyphen).

    You can hunt for keys yourself (do you remember the Classic utility KeyCaps?)- go to System Preferences > International > Input Menu tab and check the box for Keyboard Viewer. A flag should appear in your menu bar (if not, scroll down to your language and check the box there). Click on the flag in the menu bar and select Show Keyboard Viewer. A mini keyboard will appear, and you can hold down Shift, Option, Ctrl, or any combinations of them and the keys will show you what you get.

    Hope this solves your problem...
    MBP 17" 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB 7200 rpm HDD, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,685 points)
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    Jul 3, 2007 7:16 AM (in response to bytte)
    Return to the International preference pane and confirm that the Show Keyboard Viewer box is checked (mine seemed to uncheck itself the first time).

    Glad to help...
    MBP 17" 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB 7200 rpm HDD, Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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