VMWare Fusion and sending a backslash to your Windows installation

Submitted by Jochus on Thu, 07/06/2012 - 16:10 | Posted in: Mac

I'm always forgetting this key combination, so I'm gonna put this for once and for all on my blog :-) ...

Current situation

- Mac OS X 10.7
- VMWare Fusion with VM Installation "Windows 7"

The problem

I want to send a backslash (\) to the VM Installation. Normally, on Mac OS X you use the combination: alt + shift + /. But this doesn't work ...

The solution(s)

  • Use the alt at the right of your keyboard and the < character: alt (right) + <
  • ... OR ...

  • Go into the VMWare Fusion setting and provide a Keyboard Mapping


Submitted by totte (not verified) on Wed, 06/03/2013 - 20:45

Thanks a lot Jochus. I have tried a billion combination. But this works :-)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/05/2013 - 16:12

alt + ª = \

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 31/05/2014 - 22:17


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:58

alt(right) + ß = \ on german keyboard

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