how to insert arrow symbols without using the mouse?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by kneeza, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. kneeza macrumors newbie

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    How can you insert a picture of an arrow (up, down, left, right) without using the mouse at all?
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    How do you insert arrows WITH using the mouse?
     
  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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  5. kneeza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, but I need to insert it using keyboard shortcuts.
     
  6. kneeza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what is the keyboard combination for inserting arrow symbols?
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    There isn't one.
     
  8. portent macrumors 6502a

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    First, In System Preferences, under International, in the Input Menu tab, check the box next to the Unicode Hex Input method.

    Then, to enter the symbols, make sure the U.H.I. method is selected (use shift-command-spacebar to switch to it, if necessary) and then hold down shift and option while typing 2190, 2191, 2192, or 2193 for left, up, right, and down, respectively.
     
  9. mahalobagel macrumors newbie

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    Arrow Symbols

    Thanks. Copying & pasting is such a lame way for me to do this.
    Appreciate it.
     
  10. mac-tonight macrumors newbie

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    The mac keyboard allows for all sorts of shortcuts for iPhone users, so you can set up a macro to replace a certain phrase with any character set you like.

    FOR EXAMPLE...

    -> replaces with → when I put a space after it. I don't have a use for the other directions, really.

    Also, I have used some of the cute emojis for things like:
    :emb: → (ノ﹏ヽ)
    :heart: → ( ˘ω˘ )☞♡☜( ˘ω˘ )
    zomg → (°o°;)

    It is the best solution, imho.
     

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