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How to enter Hungarian characters ő (long ö) and ű (long ü) on a Mac with German keyboard layout?

I found that I can write characters with single acute accent, but there is no double acute accent present on my German keyboard. What is the simplest and shortest workaround to enter ő (long ö) and ű (...
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Shortcut to open dialog to insert icon

When I google this I can't find it. But sometimes when I'm in the console and I'm fiddling around a certain key combination triggers a dialog to appear. In the dialog you can choose an icon to insert. ...
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How to type the micro sign μ on Mac? [duplicate]

I frequently find myself googling "micro sign" when I need to type the micro sign μ. Is there an easier way? How can I type this sign using my keyboard? I am on macOS Monterey using the ABC ...
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Is there a way to modify the glyphs inside of Special Characters & Emoji?

Okay, so like, I'm aware the Character Viewer (⌘ + ⌃ + space) is displaying a system index of the full supported Unicode set of chars. Z My question is, is there a way I can take a glyph I've created ...
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Faster language/keyboard swapping

I like making a habit to use the different languages I study, to keep that knowledge fresh. So I like typing in those languages when I get the chance. But swapping keyboards under OSX is just a little ...
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How to enable foreign/accentuated letters popup on ukelele (.keylayout) custom keyboard keypress?

I have created and installed a custom keyboard layout with the ukelele application. This keyboard is installed here : ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts/my-custom-layout.keylayout When the default english ...
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Keyboard viewer in macOS Mojave dark mode

I upgraded to macOS Mojave and switched to dark mode. I use Accessibility Keyboard. I am wondering if the keys on it are supposed to look like this in Light mode.
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Type Lambda λ on a Mac? [duplicate]

Is there a way to type lambda λ on a mac without switching the entire keyboard binding to Greek, as described here: How do you type Theta on a Mac?
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Remap Space and Command

Basically, what I want to achieve is the second example here: As an example, we can make the space bar work as an additional ctrl key when held (similar to Space2ctrl) with the following sequence ...
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Yosemite and character viewer

I just upgraded to Yosemite, I find that I cannot minimise the Character Viewer into the dock as I used to... is this normal? It saved me a lot of trouble to have it pop-up every time I started the ...
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How to access Greek symbols on macOS from a basic keyboard without copy/paste?

I write mathematical computer code. I frequently need Greek letters such as ø My current workflow is terrible: hold down OPT and run my finger across the three rows of the keyboard: œ∑´®†¥¨^øπ“‘« ...
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What are these characters from the OS X keyboard?

I've never seen these characters before and never seen them in action either. Does anybody know what they are and what they're used for? Maybe somebody has this drop of trivia lying around... ...
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How do I make keyboard viewer to automatically show up only when I'm holding the option key?

I'd like keyboard viewer to show up while I hold the option key or after pressing a "dead key" such as option-e, but to hide otherwise. I know where the letters are. But it would be nice to get an ...
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How do I type + (plus) character on a Swedish Apple Wireless Keyboard using US keyboard layout?

I feel stupid asking this, but my thorough troubleshooting and Google searches rendered no clues… I'm trying to get to grips with Vim (MacVim) and I've set up Keyboard Maestro to automatically switch ...
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How can I expand the number of special characters I can type using my keyboard?

I am aware that when I press ⌥ or ⇧⌥ on my Mac, I can type a variety of special characters. I also know that I can insert special characters using the character palette. Is there a way to expand the ...
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How do I type ² or ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. These are the mathematical symbols ...
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How to obtain glyphs from the "Apple Symbols" font in Lion?

I'd like to make use of the special iOS symbols found in Apple Symbols font, e.g. the "Reload" and "Action" glyphs. In Snow Leopard, I could obtain and insert them via the "special characters" pane ...
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Is it possible to use the character map as a standalone app?

I always loved the opportunity to create a standalone version of the Color picker instead of having to look for it between the apps menus. Is it possible to use the character map as a standalone app?...
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