Thursday, January 5, 2012

Short cuts, the geeky computer kind.

If you have a windows based computer, these keystroke short cuts should work for you. I am sure mac has some similar, but I just don't know about them. 

So, you want to use a little irregular punctuation or you are writing a recipe and you don't want to keep trying to find the goshed dang character map (which is where all the keystrokes are located.)
I am only going to list a few of the ones I use, but there are bunches that have key stroke shortcuts.
All the most common true type fonts have these punctuation marks, the fancy ones, rarely. Just saying.

Okay, time to practice:
Hold down your alt key.......

type 3....... then let go....♥

Hold down you alt key, type number, let go...that's the order.
Okay, a few of my faves:

0174....®
0176 .....° (degree symbol: 350°)
0188...¼
0189...½
0190...¾
0252...ü
0241...ñ
0233...é
0131...ƒ
0191...¿
0183...· (like a dot instead of a dash: 555·5555)
3...♥
1...☺
2...☻
7...• (555•5555)
13...♪
14..♫

Go and peruse the character map, they don't all have key stroke short cuts, but quite a few do!!

I have mine written on an index card, but I know several of them by heart or should I say: by ♥? 

A few helpful linkies:


for mac:



4 comments:

  1. thanks for bringing a bit of geekness into our lives! I only knew how do do the ♥!

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  2. Option key on the Mac is the same as the alt key

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  3. Thanks Maureen.
    @Denise, you can never have enough geekiness....ever!

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  4. Very informative. I didn't know these. I have to give this a try.

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