It is frequent to have to write macros or packages names in comments of questions or answers. Because the Ctrl+K shortcut is disabled in such comments, it is necessary to manually surround with the reverse quotes
I know that, in such comments, code blocks are not welcome but the Ctrl+K shortcut could be enabled just for inline code snippets.
BTW, nevertheless, it would be sometimes useful to add code blocks, not in answers, but in comments of either questions or answers. I know comments shouldn't become too extensive (cf. Multiline code block in comment) but they are in any case limited by the characters number.
Edit by CarLaTeX: the backticks are impossible to type also on Italian keyboards (on Windows, at least), unless you use "Italian 142" (the Italian keyboard for programmers, available on Windows 10, afaik not on the previous versions).
Alt+96on my Italian keyboard writes a backtick, is it the same on the French one?