Monday, May 9, 2011

Lion Preview: use special characters on your keyboard like in iOS

A little addition in Mac OS X Lion that no one spotted so far, correct me if i am wrong.

You can reveal special characters in any input field by pressing and holding down different keys on your keyboard.

For example if you hold the "a" key.

or the "u" key.

This works in every application and is pretty handy in case you need to access characters that are not available on your keyboard.

23 comments:

CPH said...

This is awesome! Fantastic!

PaulBlark said...

Great tip

G said...

nice little addition

SweetShop said...

This is pretty cool feature :)

Zach said...

Thanks, didn't know about this!

notforeverybody said...

good to know...thx :)

Wandering said...

Hey bro its been awhile since I've checked any blogs- but I finally got a new macbook, so I'll def be checking back all the time again.

Colin Biano said...

awesome :D

all i get when i hold a is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

:(

ed said...

brb typing in alien speech

Fang said...

I know most of the alt+[something] combinations for those, but may come in handy nonetheless.

vinex08 said...

Very useful!! thanks!

Stare Dad said...

awesome stuff rly!

Gaston said...

Ooh, dude I noticed that on my iPad. You can hold down the keys and it'll show this.

:D nice blog. I'll follow ya.

logo mess said...

really nice :) that helps out

phthalo. said...

That's actually a very, very useful feature. On Windows, memorising the method of inputting special characters is a pain.

Mike said...

Thanks for the handy tip!

Alphalpha said...

Ha, spanish essays just got alot easier.

goat-on-a-stik said...

neat tip! :>

James said...

awesome little tip

XY Networks said...

Really looking forward to trying Lion

Lucifer said...

that's really special

Insider33 said...

I need that.

Fortune said...

Good reminder for those not in the know.