Entering accented characters on a Mac: The Next Generation

I’d long assumed that the only way to enter accented characters on a Mac keyboard was remembering the arcane series of key combinations required for each one. How many times have I typed Malm and then “Option + U, O” to get the ö to make Malmö?

It turns out that, in the modern era, it’s much much easier, as Apple documents here:

In an app on your Mac, press and hold a letter key on the keyboard—for example, a—to display the accent menu.

It works:

Screen shot showing what happens when I press and hold the "o" character on my Mac keyboard: a display of possible accents pops up



Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on May 13, 2024 - 14:31 Permalink

õmġ I didn't know about this!

Clark's picture
Clark on May 19, 2024 - 14:23 Permalink

Thank you!