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shortcuts for the character palette

374 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2006 6:32 PM by Gnarlodious RSS
c_kyr Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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Oct 4, 2006 11:36 AM
Is it possible to have a shortcut for the characters in the character palette?
MacBook 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Oct 4, 2006 12:13 PM (in response to c_kyr)
    I recommend this Applescript:

    do shell script "open /System/Library/Components/CharacterPalette.component/Contents/SharedSupport/Ch arPaletteServer.app"

    Save it as "Application" to launch with a doubleclick. From the Applescript menu it can just be a compiled script.

    You can also launch it from Terminal with just the shell command, if you go that way.
    Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • K.S. Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Oct 4, 2006 4:01 PM (in response to c_kyr)
    Shift Option 8

    97° in the Shade
    eMac Combo 1GHz/1GB/60GB, Mac OS X (10.4.7), CanoScan D646U, Canon iP1600, CrossFire 120GB, DSL, D-Link DI-624
  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Oct 4, 2006 4:10 PM (in response to c_kyr)
    shift-option-8

    You can explore special character keystrokes by opening Keyboard Viewer and pressing the ctl, cmd, option, shift or both at once keys.
    Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Oct 4, 2006 6:32 PM (in response to c_kyr)
    Probably not, but in character Pallette you can make a "Favorites" collection for fast access to special characters.

    Or you can make a text document with all your favorite special characters in it, which is what I do.
    Mac OS X (10.4.7)

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