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# How do you type symbols using the Shift key?

## How do you type symbols using the Shift key?

Pressing the ‘shift’ key allows you to type capital letters and the symbols at the top of the keys. The ‘shift’ keys are on the left and right of the keyboard, with the arrow pointing upwards. For capital letters, hold down the ‘shift’ key and hold and type the letter.

What is the symbol for Shift?

The Shift key ⇧ Shift is a modifier key on a keyboard, used to type capital letters and other alternate “upper” characters.

What are all the keyboard symbols?

Keyboard Symbols

Symbol Name
hyphen, minus, minus sign, dash
_ underscore
= equals, equal sign

### What is the Shift 4 symbol?

The currency sign (¤) is a character used to denote a currency, when the symbol for a particular currency is unavailable. The symbol is available on some keyboard layouts, for example French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish keyboards, because it is used in business applications.

What is the Shift 6 symbol called?

caret
See caret browsing. (2) The small up-facing arrow on the “6” key (shift-6) on a typewriter keyboard. Also called a “hat,” it is used as a symbol for several different operations. The mathematical expression 2^12 means 2 to the 12th power.

What is the use of Shift 1?

The Shift key is a keyboard modifier key that allows users to type a single capital letter and change the top number keys to a symbol. For example, pressing and holding the Shift while pressing A generates a capital “A” and pressing the Shift and the number 1 creates an exclamation mark on US keyboards.

#### What is Shift 7 on a keyboard?

To create the ampersand symbol using a U.S. keyboard, hold down the Shift and press the 7 key on the top of the keyboard.

What is the Shift 8 symbol called?

an asterisk
To create an asterisk using a U.S. keyboard, hold down the Shift and press 8 on the keyboard. The asterisk is easier to use on the numeric keypad with math formulas.

What is Shift 5 on a keyboard?

To turn this so-called “Sticky Keys” feature on, press the Shift key five times in a row. An on-screen message appears, asking you if you want to turn on this feature. You can also enable Sticky Keys in the Windows 10 Settings app under Ease of Access > Keyboard.