How to asterisk with keyboard

How to asterisk with keyboard

Are you composing a document with the computer, you would need to add asterisks to the text to call up the notes at the bottom of the page but you cannot find it on the keyboard or when pressing the corresponding key another symbol appears? Does the same happen when acting from a smartphone or tablet? Do not panic! I can explain how to fix it.

In fact, if you spend a few minutes of your precious time with me, I can personally show you, with this tutorial, how to make asterisk with keyboard. Contrary to what you may think, it is not difficult. You just need to know where to put your hands and that's it.

I anticipate that from a computer it is enough to press a special combination of keys, while from the mobile it is necessary to remember the section of the virtual keyboard dedicated to graphic signs. Now though, just have a chat and let's act. I wish you, as always, happy reading and good luck in everything. Are you ready?

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    • How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: PC
    • How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: Mac
    • How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: Android
    • How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: iOS / iPadOS

    How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: PC

    If you want to find out how to make asterisk with keyboard acting from personal computer, all you need to do is open the window you want to type in, left-click on the cue point, and use the following key combination ⇧ (Shift) + * (asterisk). Subsequently, the asterisk symbol will be entered immediately. And there you go!

    You can use any key Gears left than right on your computer keyboard, there is no difference. I also point out that you can easily recognize the key * as it is placed on the right and is also marked with symbols + mi ].

    In addition to using the physical keyboard, you can type the asterisk on the PC using the virtual keyboard Windows. To do this, simply access the tool in question by typing "On-screen keyboard" in the search field attached to taskbar and selecting the relevant suggestion in the menu that opens. Once done, the virtual keyboard will appear on the desktop and you can enter the asterisk by clicking the button first Gears and then on that *.

    However, keep in mind that the key combination to use to make the asterisk with the computer keyboard that I just indicated is valid for the italian design. If you are using a keyboard with a different design, you should proceed as follows.

    • If you want to make the asterisk with the English keyboard, use the key combination Shift + 8 (whether you use the US or UK layout).
    • If you want to make the asterisk with the Spanish keyboard, use the key combination Shift + * (You can easily recognize the key with the asterisk, as it is also marked with symbols + mi ]).
    • If you want to make the asterisk with the French keyboard, use the key combination Shift + * (You can easily recognize the key with the asterisk, as it is also marked with the symbol µ).

    If you want to configure the Italian keyboard layout, click Start button (the one with the windows banner) located at the bottom left of the taskbar Windows and select the icon configurations (the one with the gear wheel) of start menu that opens. In the window that is displayed on the screen at this point, click on the item configurations and in that Date / time and language.

    Then click on the entry Language present in the side menu, then in that Keyboard on the right and choose the option Italian (Italy) - Italian in the drop-down menu under the title Replacement for the default input method. Then click on the item EN that ITA located at the bottom right of the Windows notification area and select the item Italian (Italy). For more information, see my guide on how to change the Windows keyboard.

    If you cannot type the asterisk as I have already explained, you can fix it using the characters map Windows. To invoke this tool, type "Charmap" that "Characters map" in the search field of taskbar and select the relevant suggestion de start menu.

    Once the character map window is displayed on the desktop, click on the symbol * you see on the grid, press the button Select, so on that Copy and paste the symbol wherever you want, using the combination Ctrl + V or by right clicking and selecting the item Catch from the context menu, as I explained in detail in my guide on how to copy and paste.

    How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: Mac

    You have a Poppy and therefore, would you like to understand how to make the asterisk with the keyboard in this case? I'll fix you right away. To be successful in your attempt, open the window in which you want to write, click with the left mouse button on the point of your interest and use the key combination ⇧ (Shift) + * (asterisk). After doing this, you will see the asterisk symbol appear. Easier than that?

    For Apple brand computers, you can also use the key Gears placed on the left side of the keyboard than the right side, there is no difference. Note that the * it is easily recognizable as it is placed on the right and is also marked with symbols + mi ].

    As an alternative to as I have already explained, you can also make the asterisk using the virtual keyboard present in macOS. To do this, remember the latter by clicking on the System Preferences icon (the one with the gear wheel) On Dock bar macOS and, in the window that appears on the desktop, select the item Keyboard. Then go to the tab Input sources and select the option Show keyboard menu in menu bar.

    Once you have completed the steps above, click the icon with the keyboard and the symbol ⌘ that has been added to the top right of the menu bar and select the option Show keyboard viewer. After doing this, you will see a virtual keyboard appear directly on the Mac desktop and you can type the asterisk by clicking the key first Gears and then on that *.

    Also note that the key combination that will be used to type the asterisk with the Mac is valid for the italian design. If you have a keyboard with a different design, you must proceed as follows.

    • If you want to make the asterisk with the English keyboard, use the key combination Shift + 8 (whether you use the US or UK layout).
    • If you want to make the asterisk with the Spanish keyboard, use the key combination Shift + * (You can easily recognize the key with the asterisk, as it is also marked with symbols + mi ]).
    • If you want to make the asterisk with the French keyboard, use the key combination Shift + * (You can easily recognize the key with the asterisk, as it is also marked with symbols PS mi ).

    If you want to set the keyboard layout to Italian, click the icon flag at the top right of the screen (you can see the American flag or the flag of another country) and click on the entry Italian. If the flag icon is not present, to remedy it, follow the procedure I outlined above to enable virtual keyboard access.

    If you cannot write the asterisk as I have already explained, you can solve it using the tool Emoji and symbols, which, in fact, allows you to easily insert emojis and various symbols on macOS. To call it, click on the item Edit found at the top left of the menu bar and select the item Emoji and symbols from the last batch. Alternatively, use the key combination ⌃ (control) + ⌘ (command / alt) + space bar. In the window that appears, select the asterisk from the category Mathematical Symbols and / or that Bullets / Stars and double click on it to insert it.

    How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: Android

    Making the asterisk with the keyboard is also feasible for smartphones and tablets. Android and it is quite simple. However, you should bear in mind that the layout of the buttons on virtual keyboards may vary depending on the version of the operating system in use, the make and model of the device, as well as the third-party keyboard that can be used. Therefore, the prompts you find in this step may not completely match what you see on the screen.

    Having made this necessary premise, to be successful in your attempt, simply get to the screen where you want to insert the asterisk, press where you want to type to bring up the virtual keyboard and tap the key ? 123 Me what ! # ☺︎ in the lower left corner of it, to access the section that contains the special characters. Then press the button * and it's done.

    How to make an asterisk with the keyboard: iOS / iPadOS

    You wonder how to make the asterisk with the keyboard up iOS / iPadOS? I will immediately explain how to proceed. Please note, however, that if a virtual keyboard other than the default is used, the button layout may vary, so the prompts I am about to provide may not match in all respects what you see on the screen .

    That said, to type the asterisk on iPhone and iPad, go to the screen where you want to type the asterisk and press at the point where you want to insert it, so that the virtual keyboard appears on the screen. Then press the button 123 located in the lower left corner, then on the button # + = which is always in the lower left corner and finally tap the button *.

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