So if you’re on a mac, you probably know that you can hit
alt + r to get the
© symbol directly in your input. Or, that
alt + r will get you the
® symbol. Or, that
alt+8 will get you a bullet.
Or maybe you didn’t know that. So yeah, pretty cool, huh?
But wouldn’t it be great if there was a handy reference to all the special characters you can get with
alt + ?
Well, there is on OSX. It’s called the Character Viewer. To access it, just follow this path:
System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard (tab) > (check) Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar. Then you can click the icon in the menu bar, and select
Show Keyboard Viewer. Then, when you press
alt on your keyboard, the keys in the Keyboard Viewer will change to the alternates.