When we work from our computer it is necessary to know the correct way to enter some special characters. We can spend hours thinking about how to put a certain sign in our document. As we know that this happens a lot, the article that we will explain in it is presented how you can ‘underline’ the Windows 10 keyboard.
“Underline” is a widely used sign, especially when it is impossible to include spaces in a text. It is also used to describe some email addresses. It is true that many people have trouble accessing this character on the keyboard. Something similar happens when we want to do a backslash or a backslash.
Although this symbol appears on the keyboard, it cannot be entered directly by pressing it, so it is necessary to use a key combination. If you don’t know what to do, don’t worry, we’ll show you the different options below you can enter the ‘underline’ symbol on the keyboard.
What are the keyboard shortcuts under Windows that can be used to “underline”?
Windows allows you to use keyboard shortcuts to enter different symbols or signs. You can create your own custom shortcuts, but you can enter a ‘highlight’ by default. To do this we will show you the key combinations you can use to type this sign.
Shift + _
As we mentioned, the ‘underline’ symbol appears on the keyboard, but when you press it directly, another character appears. Therefore, it is necessary to press the combination of the two keys and these are the ‘Shift’ key and the ‘-‘ key. Thus ‘underscore’ will appear in writing as if by magic, this character is the most common way to write.
ALT + ASCII code
Another method we can use in cases where this “underline” doesn’t want to show us for some strange reason is to use the ALT key. Of course, then we need to enter the ASCII code that matches the sign or symbol we want to display.
To appear under the ‘underline’ screen using this method, you must press and hold the ALT key. Then, using the number keys, press the 9 key and then the 5 key corresponds to the ‘underlined’ ASCII code. Finally, release the ALT key and the symbol will appear on the screen.
How do I ‘highlight’ the keyboard of an HP, Dell, or other laptop?
Remember that some personal computers, such as laptops, may have a different orientation. And in these cases the way to insert the ‘underline’ symbol will be determined by finding the place where the ‘-‘ symbol is located. But it will always be necessary to combine the two keys to appear underlined.
Copy and paste from another site
Although one of the most widely used solutions insert ‘underlining’ is done by copying and pasting our documents. All you have to do is go to any page and search for and copy the sign you need.
To do this, press the ‘Ctrl + C’ key and then paste it where you need it and you will also use the keyboard shortcuts and press the ‘Ctrl + V’ key. But another solution is to put and activate the Windows virtual keyboard.
Use Shift + –
This method is the same as that used for Windows keyboards. The only difference is that you need to find where the ‘-‘ key is on the keyboard. Once you find it, you have enough press the Shift key and hold down the ‘-‘ key. This way, the emphasis will be displayed on the screen without any difficulty and without wasting time.
This is how we ended this very practical and didactic article, which showed you the different ways you can access the keyboard underline. Remember that it is also possible to type emojis and emoticons on the Windows 10 keyboard.