How to: Insert a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol using your keyboard

By at 30 October, 2014, 9:38 am

Today's quick "How To"  is useful if you are you are trying to create a whitelist in Gmail or any other time you want to insert a vertical pipe symbol "|" into a document or form. In Gmail you use the filter creation tool to whitelist a domain or domains. Rather than create multiple rules, you can add several domains all at once in one filter. However, the domains need to be separated by a pipe to whitelist multiple domains or email addresses. Most modern keyboards do not include the pipe as an option on any of the keys. However, the answer is really easy, Push and hold the Shift key and then push the backslash key "\". This inserts the pipe rather than the backslash. For full instructions on how to crate your whitelist entries in Gmail checkout this step by step guide from About.Com's Technology section here.  

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