randle79
Contributor
Contributor

Backslash key producing hash symbol

Hi,

Since upgrading to vSphere 6.0 I've not been able to generate the symbol '\' from the keyboard on the login screen of a VM via the Web Client console within IE or Chrome on Windows 8.1.

All regional settings for the VM are set to UK but instead of the '\' I get '#'. I've tried all combinations of keys and just cannot find this. Seems this is a common issue for Mac users but has only just started being an issue since the recent upgrade.

Any ideas?

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Imranq
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Enthusiast

I have the same issue on ESXi 6.5u1 with Chromium on Linux. I can't use Firefox as that has another error when I try to edit the VM settings.

Not surprised that this has not been sorted by VMware yet.

I like others decided to download and install the VMRC Console as a workaround.

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