Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope

G may refer to any of the following:

1. Sometimes also displayed as <G>, G is chat slang for a grin and is used to illustrate a grin (smile) while in text-based communication.

2. G is a keyboard key used with the keyboard shortcuts Alt+G, Command+G, and Ctrl+G.

3. In a debug routine, "g" is entered to run the debug routine.

4. With some Logitech gaming keyboards, a "G" in a circle is a keyboard function key that enables Game mode. When enabled, Game mode disables the Windows key. For example, pressing Fn+F8 on the Logitech G513 keyboard enables and disables Game mode. When enabled, an LED indicator next to the G in a circle appears in the top-right portion of the keyboard.

5. With Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, "G" is the seventh column of a spreadsheet. To reference the first cell in the column, you'd use "G1."

6. In Adobe Photoshop, pressing the "G" key selects the paint bucket tool.

7. G is the SI-derived symbol of giga.

8. In the phonetic alphabet, "G" is often pronounced as "golf."

9. G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet. The letter "G" comes after "F" and is followed by the letter "H." To create a capitalized "G," press Shift and G at the same time.

With U.S. QWERTY keyboards, the "G" key is on the home row, to the right of the "F" and left of the "H" key. See our keyboard page for a visual example of all keyboard keys.


If the "G" key is not working on the keyboard, see: Some keys on my computer keyboard aren't working.


In ASCII, the uppercase "G" is "071" in decimal (01000111 in binary). The lowercase "g" is "103" in decimal (01100111 in binary).


Doing the Alt code Alt+71 creates a capital "G" and Alt+103 creates a lowercase "g" character.


The number 4 on a phone keypad is used to create an "G" on a US phone.

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