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How do type this key : ⇥?

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gritzildino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 11, 2013 9:23 PM

This is the tab key... i spent forever searching through the characters to find this symbol. There must be an easy way to type it...?   

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to gritzildino)

    Apple Menu > System Preferences > Language & Text (or similar) and look for something like this.

     

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    Enable the Keyboard Character viewer and the Show Input menu in menu bar, it will appear in the upper right hand corner so you can click it and get these.

     

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:10 PM (in response to gritzildino)

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    Drag and drop from the Character pallet to your open document.

     

    Now that you have the ⇥ character you also can save it and other frequently used ones into a TextEdit file and place a alias shortcut on your Dock so you can open it quickly and copy and paste between programs.

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