How to make the brackets [ ] on your keyboard

Do you want to type the left and right brackets symbols "[   ]" and do not know how to do it in a text field, a word processing document? Follow the technique below.

On a typical english keyboard disposition, those keys are disposed at the right of P letter but if you have a different keyboard disposition, you maybe don't have these keys on your keyboard.

Happily, there is a possibility to create theses symbols on every keyboard disposition by following the instructions below.

1. Make the symbol "brackets" [ ] on Windows

  • Make the "left bracket" : Alt0 9 1= [

  • Make the "right bracket" : Alt0 9 3= ]

The technique : You keep the Alt key pressed (key just to the left of the Space bar), then you successively type the numbers 0 9 1 (for the left bracket )or 0 9 3 (for the right bracket ] ) then you finally release the Alt key, which will bring up the symbol [ or ]

2. Make the symbol "brackets" [ ] on Mac / Macbook/ Apple

  • Make the "left bracket" symbol :  

    Alt ⌥ + Shift ⇧ + ( =[
  • Make the "right bracket" symbol :

    Alt ⌥ + Shift ⇧ + ) = ]

The technique: Keep the Alt ⌥ and  Shift ⇧ key pressed, then type the key (, which will bring up the symbol [
OR keep the Alt ⌥ and  Shift ⇧ key pressed, then type the key )which will bring up the symbol ]

" I don't have a numeric keypad on my keyboard, what should I do? "

  • If you do not have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, make sure you have activated the Num Lock (or " Num Lock ") function. If not, press the Fn + Num Lock key .

  • If you don't have Num Lock on your keyboard, try pressing the Fn key first and then performing the combination with Alt described in the previous paragraph.

  • If you still can't do it, don't hesitate to copy and paste the symbol from this article to the location of your choice.

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