This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself.
How can I insert accented letters in passwords?
When I go to
System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the password field for instance I hold the letter
u, it won't show the list of possible accented letters, it just repeats the
If I use
Alt+u to get the placeholder for
ü (so that I can type
u to get it with the umlaut), it won't show the "insert a letter now" yellow placeholder, instead I get a beep. The same goes for
Alt+e, only beeps and no possibility to enter an accented letter.
Moreover, if I enable the "Show emoji and symbols" as in the picture below, I am able to insert symbols in the hint, but in the password it is completely prohibited.
The same goes with "Show keyboard viewer" and try to insert with
Alt+e|u|i|n to be able to finally enter
euin to get the symbols éüîñ, I get a beep. The only accent that sort of works is the backtick
Alt+backtick, but it inserts the backtick itself without prompting for the letter to be accented.
Input source: US English
OS X version: El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)
Is there a way?
PS. By the way, when changing passwords, can I tell my Mac to stop asking this? "Would you like to change the password for “username”, or begin using your iCloud password to log in and unlock this Mac?"