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More emoticons for Messages?

777 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 2:01 PM by Eric Root RSS
4thSpace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 4, 2012 10:51 AM

Is there a way to add more emoticons to the desktop Messages app?

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to 4thSpace)

    In System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources, check Keyboard & Character Viewer.


    Close System Preferences.


    Activate the menu next to the menubar date to show the character viewer.


    Screen Shot 2012-12-04 at 2.43.15 PM.png

    From the character viewer left panel, select Emoji. In your opened Message application, place your cursor where you want the extended emoji character and double-click from the list in the character viewer. Your emoji choices are categorized as People, Nature, Objects, Places, and Symbols.


    Screen Shot 2012-12-04 at 2.50.28 PM.png

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to 4thSpace)

    There is an Edit > Insert Smiley, which is a duplication of the grey smiley selector in the message window. Otherwise, you will need the solution I shared above.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to VikingOSX)

    VikingOSX - someone is asking emoticons in the below thread. For some reason, I'm not able to post on that thread????  I was wondering if you'd go help the person because others are saying there are no emoticons in OSX.





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