Putting space with the keyboard is extremely simple. Press the corresponding key (the longest of the whole keyboard), better known as the space bar, and that’s it. But what if the key doesn’t work for some reason and you have to use it? There are several methods by which this problem can be solved. Some are a little easier than others, but all of them will give you the result you are looking for.
If you need to put some space with the keyboard and don’t know the alternatives to do it, keep reading this post. Here you will find a guide on doing this on Windows, Mac, and Linux. In the case of the first Operating System mentioned, you will have all possible options, such as crucial combinations and even the ASCII Code.
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Write On Windows
Typing a blank space in Windows is very simple. Besides the space bar itself, you have other methods that can be useful, which are mentioned below:
With The Keyboard
Typing a blank space in Windows with the keyboard is an easy task. If the space bar key doesn’t work, you can use a special code for it, which is as follows: ALT + 255
With ALT + ASCII Code
This code is beneficial and functional, especially when other methods do not work due to the keyboard settings or any other inconvenience. To write a blank space in Windows using ASCII code use the following key combination : Alt + 32
On A Laptop Or Notebook
If you have a laptop or notebook but don’t have a numeric keypad to use the corresponding codes to write a blank space, you don’t need to worry. There is a method to use part of the keyboard as a numeric keypad. Follow these steps:
Press the FN key + Num Lock.
Then you can use this alternative keyboard to type blank space with ASCII code ALT + 32 or ALT + 255, both of which are mentioned in the above two methods.
Note: The new numeric keypad will use the following conventional keyboard key layout as shown in the image.
Write On Mac
The procedure for typing a blank space on Mac if the space bar doesn’t work for you is the same as in Windows. To do this, you need to use the following key combination: Alt (⌥) + 255
Write On Linux
In this Operating System, there is no combination of keys or simple codes that work 100%, as in the case of the methods explained above. Therefore, if the space bar does not work, it is necessary to resort to hexadecimal codes. While it may seem a little complicated, the reality is that it is not a complex procedure. To do this, you need to use the combination Ctrl + Shift and, without releasing the buttons, type U + A0. Then remove Ctrl + Shift + U, and voila, you will have typed a blank space with the keyboard on Linux.
While it seems like a simple thing to do or easy to find, typing a blank space can be more complex than any other character. This is due to the irregularity of this type of situation. Anyway, as you have seen in this post, there are some methods you can apply depending on the operating system you have. Likewise, you can also copy and paste blank space to use where you need it.