what is the name of the key found below the "esc" key?

Name of key found below the "ESC" key - What do you think should be the name of the key found just below the the ESCAPE KEY (ESC).
@thefuture (1751)
Nigeria
September 16, 2007 1:36pm CST
Hi friends! I am curious to know what the name of the key found just below the "ESC" key or above the tab key is. I was able to search on the net and I got a name "TELDE" key which am not fully assured whether its true or not. Do you have any idea on what the name of the key is?
5 responses
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
I guess the esc button stands for escape or cancel.
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@Oneoneo (183)
• Bangladesh
16 Sep 07
Hello thefuture, The "esc" written on that key stands for ESCAPE. It means getting out something you know. In technical view, it generates ASCII Escape Charecter (Control-[, ASCII charecter 27 in decimal). The key traditionally used to make a escape sequeence for a programme. The Escape key was appropriated by the application programmers, most often to mean "stop". Today, in Microsoft Windows, escape is used as a shortcut in dialouge boxes for No, Quit, Exit, Cancel or Abort. In many internet browsers of today, escape key is used to stop a webpage while it is loading. Before using Windows key (the key which invokes the start button) in today's keyborad, the start menu was to be invoked by holding down the control (Ctrl) key and preesing the escape key. This process still works with Windows XP and Windows Vista
@Oneoneo (183)
• Bangladesh
16 Sep 07
Dear thefurther, I am really sorry. It seems my head grew jammed for some moments so I Didn't read your question Properly. Please Ignore it. Sorry Again
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
29 Sep 07
Hi oneoneo! You don't have to worry OK? I understand you position. Do have a great day.
@iamsree (441)
• India
28 Sep 07
its usually called the "TILDE" or "TELDE" key.But in some applications and some games it is refereed as the console key.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
29 Sep 07
Thanks for your response friend. Have a nice weekend.
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Sep 07
The key below escape gives you two options, the "accent grave" or ` which is used in French and the ~ which is called a "tilda" and is found in Spanish as in over an "n" to change the sound of the "n" to a softer slurred sound as in "mañana".
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Sep 07
Actually, to type accented letters, I always use alt codes. For instance, alt+0233 = é. `I think there is a good explanation a few comments down on why these symbols may be used in other ways as well.
• Romania
16 Sep 07
Hello thefuture. I think the key founded below the "ESC" key, "`" or "~" is called apostrophe or console.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
29 Sep 07
3 People responded and said the key found below the "ESC" key is called "TELDE" key. I went for a research and I discover the name too. Thanks for response. Do have a great day.