Lenovo Laptop Carbon X1 2014

Probably the most ridiculous question ever:

I do not know how to get a backslash "\" or pipe "|" on this keyboard. Does anyone have a full list of shortcut keys for this laptop. The manual only has a few.
jamiegfAsked:
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Open an empty notepad page and enter there all the extra symbols first holding left shift and then holding with right shift.
The pipe and backwards space are entered by holding shift key.
jamiegfAuthor Commented:
left shift and right shift do the same thing on this laptop. I have a key which has both backslash and pipe on, but pressing those gives me # and ~
This isn't OS related either as I had this issue with Win 7 and Win 8.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
And what happens if you hold alt and type 123?
Same with alt and press the keys which have / and \ on them.
Depending on your keyboard layout, it might be next to the Z (shift + letter-next-to-Z), or shift+letter-above-return, or shift+letter-to-the-left-of-enter.

If youve got a UK keyboard with a US layout, it's marked as # ~

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jamiegfAuthor Commented:
I have a UK keyboard marked with \ |
Nothing happens whilst holding down alt and any number. (ie nothing is entered at all)
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Can you take a picture of your keyboard and upload it here?
I am able to type | with the key on my keyboard. It is located next to Z key.
If I press the \ key with shift holding - it will make | for me.
Try to add US English and then use Shift + \
jamiegfAuthor Commented:
Keyboard pic
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
What happens if you press right Shift + \?

Usually these keys which are located near to each other are used in combination.
jamiegfAuthor Commented:
nope this doesn't work either. Don't worry if you don't know - i was hoping someone with this laptop would reply and give me a quick easy answer. Appreciate the help anyway.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I have tried it on Lenovo Carbon X1 but with German Keyboard. And it works there when pressing Shift + \ key.
jamiegfAuthor Commented:
“If youve got a UK keyboard with a US layout, it's marked as # ~”

The layout turned out to be US (even though I bought it from a UK seller). I just thought this was part of the strange compact lenovo design.
Changing to US settings has brought back all keys.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Thanks for feedback!
jamiegfAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for your help Noxcho :)
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