Key combination: at-sign
The @ symbol, colloquially known as monkey tail or monkey swing, is probably one of the most frequently used special characters. Here's how to create this much-used special character using a key combination on your keyboard.
Key combinations for the @ signDepending on the language setting of your keyboard, both the position and the individual key combination for generating the @ sign differ.
- German keyboard: If you are working with a keyboard set to German, the @ sign will be located on the letter Q. To generate the @ sign, simply use the key combination "AltGr + Q".
- American keyboard: If your keyboard is configured for US English, use the combination "Shift + 2" to generate the @ sign.
- British keyboard: If your keyboard is configured for British English, use the key combination "Shift + ä" or the key on the left above the right Shift key to generate the @ sign.