Allow to change the "back-tick" key in the preferences (badly needed for non-US keyboards)
On keyboards without a back-tick key usable without any modifier key (alt, alt-gr), to select multiple columns you have to key-in <Alt>+<9><6>, which would already be pretty bad but actually gets worst on laptops without numerical keypads (a lot of them!): I have to key-in: <Fn>+<NumLock>,<Alt>+<9>,<6> for every column I want to select.
I own the premium edition, and don't use it because of this...
Joe, thanks for your answer! Unfortunately none of these solve the issue, as both \ and @ need <AltGr>, § requires <Shift> and 1/2 is not on the keyboard, as can be seen here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/msdn/goglobal/keyboards/kbdfr.html
I think adding to your list the upper left key (that's superscript 2, U+00b2) would solve this for the french keyboards.
Meanwhile, I found a workaround by defining my own keyboard layout to change that key to a backtick using the Keyboard Layout Creator (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964665) and tricking the Windows 8 preview to use the new layout (by swapping keyboard layouts as indicated by http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2012/03/12/10281199.aspx, selecting the new layout and rebooting twice in a row).
Thanks again and keep up the good work on LinqPad! : )
You can also use the backslash key, or any of the following:
½ § @