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Re: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?

by wjw (Priest)
on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:58 UTC ( #1167592=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?

The exclamation key, "!" (shift 1 -> '!' on my keyboard) is called 'bang' or 'shebang'. That substitution is so built in that when someone tells me to use the 'exclamation' key, I have to think about it...

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Re^2: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 12, 2016 at 18:13 UTC

    A.K.A pling in some circles.


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Re^2: What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?
by chacham (Prior) on Jul 12, 2016 at 15:12 UTC

    when someone tells me to use the 'exclamation' key

    They actually say exclamation key?

      Actually, what I hear from most is "shift one".

      ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

      A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

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